Good Evening Lovely Reader!
When I am inspired, I feel energized. When I feel energized, I become empowered. When I become empowered, I embody PASSION.
The Impossible Dream is a song that bubbles up from time to time whenever I feel inspired to create something really amazing. Frank loves it, and HAS been known to march around my deck as if he were Don Quixote himself – lance held high and armor shining (even though it wasn’t in the musical).
“Pancho! Bring my armour and MY SWORD!”
So the other day, while I was moving toward 35K words writing the scene where Tomas meets his future wife, the song echoed between my ears and I suddenly burst into song (in private, of course).
Then, after queuing up the youtube video, I heard the opening line to that song:
“The mission of each true knight is duty. Nay, it’s privilege.” – The Impossible Dream – Man of La Mancha
Like a lance to the shield, my brain shattered into brilliance:
“The Mission of each true Writer is Story; nay, it’s Passion.”
That’s my take on it, and therefore the theme today.
So, in honor of my amazingly not-so-special singing voice, I have re-written that song into the Mission of Each True Writer Feel free to sing along, as if you were Don Quixote singing to his lovely Dulcenea. If you care to add music, please feel free to load Impossible Dream – Man of La Mancha
“The Passionate Tale” by Stephen R. Gann
“The Mission of each true Writer is Story; nay, it’s Passion.
“To write – such a passionate tale. That your read-er lives in your heart.
To hold, a space filled with your power. To build, a link into your love!
To write – with description and joy. To hear – what it’s like to sing pain.
To feel, what your character dreams for, to fly into arms of your Soul!
This is your quest! To follow that Love!
No matter the stories, just write what you know.
To draw from your heart, without question or pause.
To be willing to show and not tell so your readers will care
And I know – if you’ll only be true – to this glorious quest.
That your words – will show passion and truth, when we open your book.
And the world – will be better for this:
That your tale, filled with feeling and song – will sing with it’s full breadth of courage –
To FLY. Into arms of your SOULLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!”
Fly into the arms of your souls, lovely reader and soar to heights unknown.
Stephen R. Gann