Drama-Induced Writing

Sometimes drama is unavoidable.  Luckily, I’ve come to realize just how to deal with it.  In the end, I simply channel it.  I’ve always written my best and quickest when experiencing heightened emotions.  So, as the world shifts around me, I’ve grown to simply accept it.  Any stress or frustration that goes along with the events is poured into my writing instead.  So far this morning, I’ve writing 1,300 words.

I’m about to leave for a half-day of subbing at a high school.  I’ll be the gym teacher today.  It’s an easy job.  When I am done, I’ll likely come back to my coffee shop and write even more.  I am quickly approaching the halfway point in the novel.  The further I get, the easier it is to write.  All the characters have shifted into deep people that I would love to get to meet (either to have a conversation with or to punch).  The storyline might get more difficult to write here soon, but I am up for that challenge.

More influences for today.  This time, a bit more music.

When I think of Evanescence, I mean only two albums–Fallen and Origin.  Nothing live and nothing new.  I do not respect this band. They completely and utterly sold out and can’t sing for shit live.  Still, their older albums are fantastic.  Aside from “Air,” Evanescence is one of my favorite bands to listen to while I write.

Ben Folds
In my mind, lyrics are far more important than sound.  On this level, Ben Folds is a genius.  I can laugh or cry along with his discography.  I have a rule when it comes to music.  If I can’t hear what you are saying, I won’t like it.  Ben Folds is able to construct stories in his writing that are unbeatable.  I hope to attend one of his concerts some day.

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