I’d like to thank Ray Bradbury and his book “Zen in the Art of Writing” for giving me the answer to the last day of the challenge. I’d been fretting about this day for the entire challenge and the stinking answer had been right there, literally in front of my face the entire time. How zen is that?
This is a book that I always keep close. Even if you’re not a big fan of Ray Bradbury’s work (I am), this is an incredibly inspirational book. In it, Bradbury mostly talks about his experiences in writing, but also gives some great advice on how to stoke your creativity, take care of your muse and to me, most importantly, how to really let go and just enjoy the process. Because frankly, if it’s not enjoyable, why bother?
Anybody out there read it? Any other Bradbury fans in the house? What’s your favorite? I’m partial to “I Sing the Body Electric” and “Something Wicked this Way Comes.”
Well everybody, I’ve really enjoyed this challenge and have LOVED meeting so many new and talented people. I can’t wait to see how you continue with your blogs outside of the challenge.
I’ll be back on Monday with an interview with “Soulkeepers” author G.P. Ching. You can check out her website here.