Continued from yesterday...
After my writers' group, I remembered there was a festival at BayArts. I was late for it, but better late than never. It was great. They had vendors. The two art galleries were open. There was a band.
Uzizi - never heard of them before, but they play a mean gig. Their stuff is based on 18th century sacred harp music. Really. With a huge portion of hard rock 'n roll. They've got electric guitars, drums, harp, violin, mandolin, and a choir. YUP - a real choir. It is strange, unusual, but toe-tappingly great. If you happen to see them around, stop and listen. BTW - they have no website so I put their FB link here. Not much info. They must not update it. http://www.myspace.com/uzizi
Also, Nancy Christie put up an interview with Neil Tepper on her blog. He wrote, "Prescriptions for Living a Creative Life." http://www.amazon.com/dp/1439240825/ref=cm_sw_su_dp It's about courage and writing. You know I firmly believe in that. The main crux was this. If you work harder you will produce less. His studies indicate we might be better taking a 'day off' from writing and the Muse then might not hide. http://nancychristie.blogspot.com/2010/11/stopping-so-creativity-can-find-you.html
Well, yesterday was my day off. And it payed off. Today I wrote quite a bit of the next chapter of 'Blue.' Saved the stuff from the cutting floor for later on and used the idea I got whilst listening to S. Andrew Swann to take the chapter to a new and hightened tension.
BTW - If you haven't seen the 'elevator pitch' on Nicola Morgan's blog - you must watch it. Covers all the do's and don't's in under four minutes.
Sorry - A long-winded blog today, but
Life is fun!