What does it take to write a book? Bits and pieces. Characters. Plot. Backstories. Tension. Goals, Motivation, and Conflict. These are just some of the building blocks, and I do mean BUILDING. As writers, we BUILD worlds–or a universe. We people it. We put in geography. We add economics. Fashion. Laws. Structures of all kinds. We decorate and enhance and describe. We look after all the small stuff to create the whole kit and kaboodle. And then we turn our characters–complete with descriptions, personalities, and histories–to play around and get into all sorts of shenanigans. I do love that word. It just rolls of the tongue and sounds just like what it is. Go ahead. Say it out loud. Bet’cha smiled! Anyway, the Universe has a small lesson about the small stuff…
Don’t you just love all those crazy little quarks, atoms, and molecules, Silver, that unceasingly manifest themselves into whatever you’re thinking, no matter how big and daunting, small and simple, or rich and gorgeous?
Just look at ’em all right now.
Nice quarks and atoms, baby –
Oh my, did “rich and gorgeous” speak to you, Silver?
As y’all know, I’ve started a new WIP. It’s coming along I’m marshalling my quarks and atoms and sticking them in the centrifuge that is my imagination. So far, so good. It’s St. Patrick’s Day and I’m enough Irish that I’m sitting here in a green shirt with a vest covered in shamrocks. If I decide to leave the house, I will be covered. (I used to hate the pinches we’d get in grade school if we forgot… Hrm…did anyone else grow up with that “superstition?) Who is else is celebrating? Whether you do or don’t, I leave y’all with this small Irish blessing. Cheers!