Saturday, April 21, 2012

Motivation through Water

  So hey there world!!! 

  You know what I love doing more than anything on this earth besides writing, and acting and avatar the last airbender, and my family, and... well a lot of things, but I still love doing?

  Getting wet. 

  I love very much to get wet, I love the feeling. Having water glisten on you skin, feel it run down you back, your hair soaked in it, staining your back in water as well (I have super-de-duper long hair) I just love it. 

  Surprisingly, this is one of the ways I find motivation. 

  It's not like listening to music or anything which is also an outlet for motivation, it's just a weird quirk of mine.

  It's an odd way to find motivation, and not traditional. I don't know what it is about it but every time I get wet, like when I go swimming or go outside in the sprinklers, I feel empowered to write, because there's just this sense of motivation and power when you hold the hose to you sister's face, shouting, FOR NARNIA!!

  Besides, doesn't this just look refreshing? 

    What are some odd things you guys do to get motivated?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

LDS Writer's Blog Fest: Our Savior

  Today I'm going to deviate away from the subject of writing and talk about my faith for a little bit.
  I know I'm a bit late when it comes to saying happy easter, but... HAPPY EASTER anyways!!!
  But, what is Easter about really? We mostly all think about candy and eggs  and bunnies, but, the true essence of Easter isn't about sweets, it's about our Redeemer and Savior, Jesus Christ.
  This past Sunday I had the treat of going to my cousin's ward and be with my family for a little while. Their sacrament meeting consisted of many musical numbers. My family participated in these numbers, but there was one song that my aunt sang that stuck with me. The song was basically talking about how Jesus was like our shepherd, and how we were sheep, and how he guided us and helped us.
  To tell you the truth I can't remember the name of it, or much if the tune because it was a fairly new arrangement, but I felt the spirit so strongly when listening to it and this one line hit me, setting tears in my eyes.

   Come under his arm...
  Many people don't know about the great sacrifice that he did for all of us. He suffered, he suffered through all of the consequences or our sins, for our wrongdoings. Why would he do this? Why would the most perfect person who ever walked the earth choose to suffer for a world practically flooded with sinners.
  Because he loves us.
  He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane because he loves us, he died on the cross because he loves us, he did all of this because he loves us, he wants us to return to live with him and our Heavenly Father.
  Think about that for a moment.
  And so the lyrics, come under his arm, come as no surprise. He wants to comfort us, even if he isn't physically there with you, through his atonement. Through Christ, you can do all things.

  For more info go to this link, or visit the about my faith up there.  
  Here's the list of blogs participating in the LDS Writer's Blog Fest, where you can find posts similar to my own:

Monday, April 2, 2012

Setting the Mood through Music


   I know we all listen to it when we write. A calming or thrilling thing really, it helps put us in the mood to write. It's a beautiful tool.
  But what is it about music that sets the mood, what is it about music that makes us want to write?
  I can't tell for everyone, but for me at least my reasoning is that the music travels in to my writing. How boring is it just sitting at a computer typing? Very. Though I love writing, there come a point where I need some motivation and music is my key point.  

  Take for example this song: 

  I find this song to be very motivating for me when I'm stuck. The music matches the setting of the book and most everything it stands for. Though I have no idea what they are saying, it makes me feel awesome. When I feel awesome, it translates in to my writing. I write scenes that match up with the song. I would write happy or inspirational scenes when I listen to this.

  Take this song as example as well:

   I would listen to this song when writing a sad scene, like the day after their lover broke their heart, or a funeral. It makes me want to cry, and so that also translates in to my writing as well.

  In a literal sense of the saying, your blood sweat and tears go in to your writing when you listen to music while writing. Live emotions bubble inside of you and you sense the urge to write them down. I suggest to anyone wanting to find motivation to listen to music while writing. Do it! It makes it so much more enjoyable.