Monday, February 11, 2013
Trial By Fire: WIPmadness Check-In, Week 2
Fire is powerful. It can transform, it can erase, it can change. It's a force to be reckoned with, which probably explains the origin of the phrase, "light a fire under one's—" well. You know.
We had friends over today for a Die Hard movie marathon, partly in preparation for #5 coming out. This was my first time seeing them. There were a lot of explosions. Lots of fire. Lots of fun. I definitely liked the latest one, Live Free or Die Hard, the best. (Mostly because Justin Long's one of my favourite actors. And I don't care what other roles he takes; he'll always be Warren Cheswick to me.)
So, how did fire play into your past week? (Metaphorically, I mean. I hope.) Were you empowered to drive forward and meet (or get closer to) a goal? How are your passion levels, craft-wise? Any major changes or transformations?
For me, I stepped into the fire of superfine, nit-picky edits my critique partner has been doling out, bit by bit. It has been intense. She's forcing me to examine decisions I thought I had settled about the story, tiny details that have major ramifications. So that's been the big thing going on for me right now. I hope to be able to do the same for her in the coming weeks.
Also, I hit the gym. I'm under orders from my RMT to stretch my muscles in the hot tub and since I have no balance, at one point I wobbled while stretching on a step. A man asked me if I was all right. I thanked him and explained, and he admitted he's a firefighter so he's hyperaware of things like that. Hm. Firefighter. I just remembered that now. Oddly enough, meeting him got my brain churning, and I solved a plot dilemma for a backburner project I've been puzzling over in off-moments!
How about you?