"WORDS ARE, IN MY NOT-SO-HUMBLE OPINION, OUR MOST INEXHAUSTIBLE SOURCE OF MAGIC. CAPABLE OF BOTH INFLICTING INJURY, AND REMEDYING IT." ~ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sometimes You've Gotta Go a Little Wild

As writers, most of us do... In our imaginations anyway. And if you're anything like me, one of your favorite things to do is sit with your computer and let the words flow. In fact, I'd say that's what I do for the majority of my free time, and I love every second of it. (Even on the days when the words only seem to trickle!)

But I think it's just as important to get out in the REAL world and let loose! Interact with other people, challenge yourself, refresh your brain and, if you're lucky, find inspiration in unexpected places. OR forget about writing all together! (Okay, and if you know how to do that, let me know because I have yet to figure it out, ha.)

On Saturday, I went with a group of friends from work to Rock Creek Park, Maryland, and played at this place called Go Ape. It's a treetop adventure land and It. Was. Awesome.

See?



So Lucy and I started the day off excited and calm:
and ended up big lumps of sweaty disgustingness--seriously, you should have smelled us:

The best part was how intense the entire course was. It left no room for thoughts or worries or anything, just one foot, one hand in front of the other for two solid hours. (Except of course when I was thinking about how much my current MC would LOVE the place! There's pretty much a 100% chance this will end up in a book of mine some day.)

How were your weekends??

♥ me

17 comments:

  1. A passionately lived life is the best source material for writing.

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  2. That looks like so much fun! And I find that the more I get out, the better sources for my writing. There are tons of crazy people out there (um, not me included) that always help with my writing. :)

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  3. Good day to shave the pits! Haha, all kidding aside, looks like a LOT of fun. Sign me up for August! :P

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  4. That's such an awesome adventure! You should definitely put it in your book. I'll have to find something like that in my area :)

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  5. that sounds awesome!
    i sweated my fool head off touring baltimore on friday after my SIL graduated from John Hopkins.
    wonder how i can use that in a book...

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  6. That looks like so much fun!!

    We had family birthdays so lots of family fun :)

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  7. It does look like fun. And I agree - writers have to get out there and live!

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  8. That looks like way too much fun, Sara! I wish we had one of those places nearby. :-)

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  9. Oh my gosh GET OUT. I am so doing that!! What a great way to spend a summer day.

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  10. That. Looks. Awesome. Yes, I wanna go. :)

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  11. I love monkeys, and you make a fabulous monkey! :)

    Aww, I miss MD. If I still lived up there I so would have crashed your tree party.

    Let's go zip-lining in Costa Rica! They have real monkey there.

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  12. That looks like fun. I hope to do that someday. I should check to see if they have parks like that in my area.

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  13. Wish we had something like that around here. Looks like loads of fun!!

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  15. I'm so jealous! That looks awesome! Take me next time!
    Love,
    Kelsey

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  16. WOW. Karma. I just blogged about imagination versus real life. You're timely. Actually, I'm just late! LOL! I see the dates of all these comments!

    http://luxuriouschoices.blogspot.com/2010/10/you-know-ive-always-been-dreamer.html

    Congrats on your successful writing career!!

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Yay! I love when you have things to add :)