Find a song that sums up what you think it means to be a writer and post the lyrics on your blog and why you've chosen it.
NB: It doesn't have to be your favourite song, it just has to express how you feel about writing and/or being a writer. It can be literal, metaphorical, about a particular form or aspect of writing - whatever you want. Then tag 5 others to do the same (reprint these instructions).
The song that immediately came to mind was Poisons' "Every Rose Has its Thorn."
"Every rose has its thorn
Just like every night has its dawn
Just like every cowboy sings his sad, sad song
Every rose has its thorn
Yeah it does"
I actually only really know this song from Bill and Ted, but I tried to sing it on Singstar Superstar recently, with hideous results.
Let's pretend there's meaning to my madness, and analyse possible reasons for this song springing to mind.
- as much as you might enjoy writing, you'll probably spend many lonely hours on it.
- you might have written your best piece ever, but chances are it's going to be changed - which you might not like, but have to accept.
- equally, you could write the best thing ever and never sell it.
- Um, ink's expensive?
I'm supposed to tag 5 people... let's see. I tag Edda, Andrew, Mandy, DWLT and Catherine.