Today (writing this Monday) is one of those days authors just wince at. Not a bad day, mind you, but I’m on deadline. Major deadline. And I have a conference this weekend. Well, it occurred to me that I should be getting Bone Magic page proofs soon and I wrote to my editor today to ask when they were due. Well, soon I get a return email saying, essentially, ack, they’d come in, somehow got overlooked, and they were on their way to me right now, due Friday if possible, though if I desperately needed it, the time frame could be extended a few days.
Well, here’s the thing: yes, I could use the extra time. This is hair-pulling territory. BUT…but…I’d rather save that “I need a little extra time” for a rougher situation, for some time when I am just totally treading water. So, like the good professional author that I am, I sucked it up and said, “I can do it.”
So yah, I’m swamped. And I know I’d better get this done now or I won’t get it done at all. So…let’s see…today I’m going to present something a friend recently let me know about for your perusal. When I first saw this, I was breathless, taken aback by the incredible talent and beauty here. And the brilliance? I want to meet the person who came up with the idea…I want to talk to them, to see where the flash of inspiration came from.
The Living Garden is a unique experience that brings magic and the mystical to life, and I so very much want to go see them. Seductive, bringing nature into our realm, bringing the divine into dance…I want them to release a DVD so I can have it—because this…this exemplifies how I feel about nature as deity, bout the gods being living, breathing entities we can reach out and touch when we wander among the forest, when we glide through the water, when we even open a book and hear the muse calling from within.
So tell me, what have you seen or read or heard that inspired you recently? That took your breath away? That left you thinking, “That is so beautiful … or powerful… or brilliant…”?