I never intended this blog to become as serious as it often turns out to be. Yes, I’m serious about my Writing, but not to the extent where it becomes boring. To me, Writing is an addiction but a fun one and no matter where I go on the Amazon Sales or Author Ranks, I will always be working on a story.
So, let’s take a moment to discuss the lighter side of Writing; those side things that make us chuckle while we’re weaving our creative tapestries.
Whoever came up with the idea of pairing writers with coffee needs to be bought a soda. No single beverage in the history of Mankind has contributed to the creation of great literature and great sprints to the bathroom, than this wonderful invention. I sometimes wonder if the first person who drank coffee stopped and thought, “Wow, this really perks me up. I should write a book. Wait, what’s a book?”
In Classic Greek and Roman Mythology, these were nine daughters of Zeus (That guy got around. It’s good to be The King…hehe) and Mnemosyne (Who must have been very patient..and frisky), who were born after nine (NINE!) consecutive nights of lovemaking and who presided over the arts and sciences. That’s a big job when you think about it but when they whisper in your ear at 3 AM, all you want to do is treat them like cats in heat and throw shoes at them. Not that I would do that, of course. 😉
We can’t discuss the lighter side of Writing without taking at least one shot at it by itself. Remember that guy (or girl. I don’t know, I wasn’t there…hehe) who first tried coffee? I’m sure as he was running around all jazzed up (MUSIC!)on caffeine and trying to figure out how to invent The Book, he probably stopped to think about how to remember his ideas. Memory can be a good thing when things are quiet and peaceful, but when you have Mastodons and Rampaging Barbarians bearing down on you, there’s a tendency to shift into Aw Crap Mode while soiling your wonderful leopard skin undergarments. I often wonder how many great human achievements were delayed because of being chased by a Saber Toothed Tiger…
Oral Tradition (not that kind…behave) can only take you so far. There came (Stop it) a time when the Spoken Word had to be supplemented by a solid record of ideas. Of course, someone got the bright idea of pressing plant fibers and creating papyrus. Of course, with the birth of Paper, there had to be the inevitable afterbirth of Critics, Lawyers, and Accountants. Sounds good, eh? 😉
Of course, I could go on and on about this but I have other made-up stuff that needs my attention. Thanks for your time today and remember that there is a reason why Laughter is the best medicine. 🙂
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