30 June 2011
Every word is AWESOME.
For those unfamiliar with the joys of HIMYM, Neil Patrick Harris plays a character named Barney Stinson--a womanizing, ridiculously hilarious, roguish character in the vein of a few 18th century fictional rakes I can think of. He's hilarious. Awesome. And Legen--wait for it--DARY.
He also blogs.
"But, Cate," you say. "How can some random fictional character help me with writing?"
Do you have to suit up? No. Although that could be awesome, too.
Here's how. See the picture? Did you read the caption? THAT'S HOW.
What I've noticed in myself, and I know occurs with countless other writers, is that we have days where we do. Not. Want. To. Write. Some days, I never want to write again. The idea of thinking about words makes me want to curl into a ball. But what I've started doing--because of the show--is deciding consciously to be awesome. To write awesome-ly. And when I decide to be awesome instead of sad or unproductive or stubborn, I get stuff done.
How about you? Anyone (real or fictional) who helps you get out of your non-writing ruts?