I've recently become infatuated with a woman.
Oh no darlings, not like that, I'm still completely hetero, but Brittany Gibbons of Brittany Herself is my current obsession. She is a confident, witty, quite possibly the perfect amount of insane and I just know she'd be my very best friend if I knew her.
Before this begins to stack up against me in a court of law in the off chance she has a stalker, let me explain why I am singing her praises, she's encouraged me (indirectly of course) to write again. The problem is, when you're a writer, your craft has to be cared for and nurtured. I've spent much too long neglecting mine. I've simply forgotten how to write. I need to start again somewhere safe, with some guidance. Some lubrication for the gears, if you will.
So, when Brittany posted writing prompts for the month of September, I liked what I saw. I would like to start with Day 1.
You are having a dinner party, which 10 famous people would be on your guest list?
1. Drew Barrymore - she fascinates me in so many ways. She is a strong independent woman with an amazing heart. She's beautiful inside and out.
2. Dave Matthews - His music got me through some very difficult times in my life, I'd like the chance to thank him. Even though I feel as if I've begun to outgrow him like an old favorite pair of blue jeans.
3. Diane Sawyer - She's in the know. She's my favorite Nightly News person and I just have a feeling she could really throw down and I'm sure she has some GREAT stories that would come out when she's intoxicated. Hell, she possibly even went on the air drunk once. Party fucking animal.
4. Jamie Oliver -
It's at this point, I realize I hate writing prompts. I'm OCD, I'm a control freak, everything in my life is structured, in place, my writing was always the one thing in my life in which I felt free from myself.
Yes. That's exactly what I mean...free from myself.
So, with that, I'm going to continue to read Brittany Gibbons and Jenny Lawson, trashy romance novels and dystopian young adult fiction, until I find myself writing again. It starts here. With this step.