Monday, July 05, 2010
Monday's Sanctuary: Your Fireworks Moments
Seeing the blazes of red, white, and blue... and orange, green and yellow light up the night sky in celebration of our Nation's birthday made me want to keep the "oohs" and "ahhs" alive throughout the year.
And it made me think of how our manuscripts are like the inky black canvas of the night sky. We have the ability to take something still and empty and paint it with explosions of life. Sometimes, if we're really lucky, we'll write something that makes our skin tingle when we go back and read it. Something that makes you think, "Oh my God. I wrote that!?"
It may be the prickly excitement of a first kiss, or the thunderous crescendo of a fight scene, but somewhere along the line, we writers get to create our own personal fireworks moments.
How lucky are we? Because in exchange for a little creativity, we can experience the tingly joys of fireworks all year round.
What's your favorite fireworks moment? Feel free to share a sentence or paragraph you particularly love. We love the cool thrill of electrified words running over our skin.