I haven’t been “writing” in the traditional sense much lately.
After getting Gaudiloquence as good as I can get it (for now), I knew it was time to once again tackle the long, difficult process of revising one of my rough drafts. I chose Princesses in the Trees, a speculative fiction about 12-year-old Jacinda who gets sick of being a street urchin in the city and join a group of girls who live in tree houses in the forest and call themselves princesses.
And I got stuck at every. Single. Turn.
Big-picture plot. Worldbuilding. Character development. Research. Everything had me freezing up in fear of failure, of getting it wrong, of not being good enough.
Except blogging about the Muppets.
I’ve had this idea for years—to blog about the songs of the various Henson projects, providing lyrics and analysis and general silliness—but I never acted on it until recently. Princesses in the Trees wasn’t getting me anywhere, and I figured if I still have this idea and it won’t go away, and if still no one else seems to be doing it, then I’m the one that’s supposed to do it.
And somehow it’s the easiest thing in the world. I get to watch my favorite movies and shows. I get to obsessively pick at them to get the lyrics exactly right. I get to talk about why I love it all and what it means to me.
I’m sure it would seem a frivolous, childish waste of time to a lot of folks. But, for whatever reason, this is what’s allowing me to write right now. I forget the fear of writing and remember the joy. And I’m grateful for that.
So if you feel so inclined, come check out Our Melody.