As it’s getting cold again, I am spending a lot of time feeding the woodstove and then sitting and watching it. That’s the trouble with a nice fire. If a person needs to get some work done, a person might be better off cranking up the propane furnace, which is no fun to watch at all.
Or maybe I am simply terminally distractible. Here I am in the middle of the heavy lifting on a nonfiction project and along comes something so delicious that all I want to do is write a scene that’s swirling in my mind. It’s all Ken Scott’s fault. His giant sparklers (An exploration of fire on ice at night) lit up my little synapses, and I can’t stop thinking about them.
Today’s prompt: Go see what Ken’s been up to. I’ll bet it gives you ideas. It’s just so beautiful, and so intentional. He doesn’t get a little idea and tie it up in a bow in an hour or so. He gets a big idea and spends a lot of time figuring out how to make it work and then finding the right time and place for maximum effect and then . . . well, let’s just say he applies a lot of discipline to his inspirations.
Soooo . . . OK, plan a little. Then write, paint, sculpt, photograph, compose . . . create.