Monday, February 25, 2013

Secretive Writing Project


Blogging Friends....Yesterday was seemingly a long day!! And not for any negative reasons!! First, we attended church. Next, I gave Rose some much-needed quality time. And, finally, we watched the Oscars!! I have never seen such an event, but Robert Downey Jr. was scheduled to "assemble" alongside fellow Avengers!! Unfortunately, Attention Deficit Disorder took over my mind during their brief appearance!! Boo!! Well, there is always YouTube!! Nothing like enjoying somebody's technically illegal video of an awards show event!! And I get to keep my conscience clear!! We also watched the pre-show. Which, I enjoyed!! And, by the way? For those who watched it, that covered box which contained "cinema history"? The one hosts had actors and actresses guess about? I called it. Beneath that sheet were Dorothy's Ruby Red Slippers!! What do I win for getting it right? Hmmm.... 20 billion dollars? Then, around 11:30 PM, my creative "brain juices" began to flow--steadily, like some raging river--regarding that "secretive writing project" which I was working on over the holidays. Do you remember it? I have not forgotten. Which is quite surprising, because after setting a project aside, I usually never return to it!! I always forget. Well, as Rose snoozed away in our bedroom, my brain juices continued to flow--I was also a bit high on chocolate!!--until around 2:15 AM!! Which is insane, I know!! But, I felt wired somehow. As though I could accomplish anything!! Is this what true insanity feels like? My brain juices kept flowing, fingers kept typing, the clock kept ticking!! And it was actually thrilling in a hyperactive-teenage-girl-sleepover sort of way!! Minus giggling, nail polish, plus chick flicks, that is!! It was just me, the computer, and my brain juices!! Should anybody--namely Mom--notice that I was still very much wide awake, then I had a retort, which, we can only hope, would have sounded patient!! My brain juices are flowing right now. I can't sleep!! Besides, I'm not tired, anyway!! I was feeling like a rebel. Which I am!! Not that I, at age 29, cannot stay up way past midnight!! But still. Well, Mom never noticed!! Sweet!! I want to do it again sometime!! I feel hooked!! Okay, perhaps that was the chocolate speaking!! My brain juices for this project are flowing again. So. For now, I'll take a brief break from sharing stories about Rose. So that I can spend quality time with her, catch up on Blogs, and just write!! Now. I am not taking a break from posting on Beautifully Unique, lest anybody wonder!! Just stories. For now. During last night's Oscar's, they played an automated quote by Nora Ephron. I liked her!! In fact, my favorite of her films is easily "You've Got Mail". Plus, I love Tom Hanks!! This quote was about writing. I could wholeheartedly relate to her words. And I love it!! Enjoy!!
“The hardest thing about writing is writing.” ~Nora Ephron
 

 

 

16 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Great quote. We hope you enjoyed Oscar night. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Raelyn said...

Molly....
Thank-you for commenting!!
I think that my most very favorite part about Oscar night was in the end. Ben Aflack's win!! He deserved it!! ;op

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Looks like you were really in the zone with your secret project!
You never know when inspiration is going to hit!
Lynne x

RYKER said...

You go girl, let those juices flow~!

Raelyn said...

Lynne....
Thanks for the comment!!
"You never know when inspiration is going to hit!"!! That's right. Remember Tony Stark/Iron Man and "It's a... terrible privilege."? Of course you do!! I have only mentioned it on this Blog about a million times!! At least.... Hee, hee, hee.... ;op

Raelyn said...

RYKER....
Thank-you for the comment!!
I shall let those brain juices flow--like a river--they have been flooding my head lately!! All I want to do is write!!;op

chicamom85 said...

We always have fun watching the Oscars. I thought of you when I saw Robert Downey jr. was there lol. I am glad you got to catch it on youtube. Keep writing that is awesome! Let your thoughts flow through your fingers. What a great way to get things out. Good luck

Anne and Sasha

Max Mom said...

Keep writing Raelyn!
The hardest part about writing is the editing. The skill is to be able to say something without actually saying it...
The beauty about editing is cutting things out so as to make your readers use their imagination: To 'show them' not 'tell them'
Enjoy your talent.
Lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SA

Raelyn said...

Anne and Sasha....
Thank-you for the comment!! I truly appreciated it!!
You "thought of me" upon seeing RDJ at the Oscars?! That is sweet.... ;)
I haven't actually watched it on YouTube, unfortunately!! Because I cannot seem to find anybody's video of the event!! However, I did discover a Blog post where she wrote all about it. Good enough, I guess.... ;op

Raelyn said...

MAXMOM....
Thank-you for the comment!!
"The hardest part about writing is the editing.". Agreed on that!! ;)
"The skill is to be able to say something without actually saying it...
The beauty about editing is cutting things out so as to make your readers use their imagination: To 'show them' not 'tell them'." That is great. That is great!! Thank-you, Friend for the writing tips!! I shall treasure them!! ;op

Tweedles -- that's me said...

oh yes- mom watched those Oscars. I did not like them. They were too noisy for me.
love
tweedles

Raelyn said...

Tweedles....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Yeah? Rose slept on my bed nearly the entire time during those Oscars.... Clear across our house!! ;op

Team Beaglebratz said...

Diva Shasta here – Thank-u fur your nice comment. I wuz TRYIN’tue tell my mom that I OWN these lookz an’in order tue keep that look an’keep me HAPPY that I wood NEED MORE DRESSES – after all, a diva NEEDZ tue haf whatever SHE WANTZ tue maintain her diva-ness. WELL, it must not haf werked cuz I haven’t had a new dress since that pikchure – almost FIVE YEARZ AGO! I NEED tue haf a serious talk with my mom.
Ok – Mom Kim here – I HAD to stop by so I could thank you for stopping by our blog – you are much better at getting around to leaving comments than I have been. For me – it’s usually because I’m so worn out (from boredom) after work – I read the posts but guess I just have trouble putting my comments into actually using the keyboard – I should get one of those voice-activated software programs . I wish I had some of those creative brain juices flowing once in a while – there have been a few HOURS when I have downtime at work (even tho I have asked many times for more work – long story) anyway I feel like I could easily write out a few short stories, children’s books or maybe even a novel if I just had some of that creative brain juice; all I get are those brain farts that sometimes come with age – oh to be 29 again. So you just keep those creative brain juices flowing- enough for both of us.
Mom Kim

Soggibottom said...

We quite like going to the other side too :-) :-) x x x x x x
luvs Freya Rose Blossom and the cat x

Raelyn said...

Kim....
Thank-you for the comment!! You cannot hear me.... But I am cracking up!! You're so hilarious, Friend!! ;-D
As for creative brain juices? To possess them is a gift. Not everybody has creative brain juices, and that's okay!! ;)
If you can have the ability to write "a few short stories, children’s books or maybe even a novel", then, my advice would be "go for it"!! Honestly? Writing is, as I have slowly learned, a talent not to be wasted!! ;-D
Now. As for those brain farts? Yeah, I get them, too. It is a thing called "Writer's Block", which I readily embrace!! I'm weird, I know!! I may be 29 years old--guilty!!--but I do suffer from premature short-term memory loss!! Remember? Hee, hee, hee.... ;)
And.... Keep buying Diva Shasta those dresses.... She, uh, confided in me that you never give her enough!! ;op

Raelyn said...

Freya Rose Blossom and the cat....
Thank-you for commenting!!
Yeah, wouldn't it be fun if we somehow met in the middle between your side of the pond and mine? ;op