30 June 2011

Every word is AWESOME.

OK. So...I'll admit it. I'm addicted to How I Met Your Mother (AKA HIMYM).  I LOVE this show. It's one of 3 I religiously DVR. I've seen almost every episode, I can tie just about anything to an episode of it, and I've decided to attempt to mold my boyfriend into a perfect Marshall/Ted combination. I haz a plan.

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?


agirlintheworld said...

I'm going to remind you of this blog the next time you decide to never write again. ;-)

lexcade said...

Please do LOL. I'll need the reminder.

Christa said...

Every word is Awesome. And I love NPH so much, I can't tell you.

lexcade said...

NPH makes me beyond happy. OMG. He cracks me up on How I Met Your Mother.