Spring cleaning - two words that have never sounded at all like music to my ears. Don't get me wrong. It's a great concept. All that dusting and vacuuming and mopping... Sorting through the old and bringing in the new. And don't forget the outdoors. The planting and mowing and trimming - well, you get the idea. And I so love it when it's finished. All appears brand new, fresh and alive, with the oldness of winter scraped and bagged away so that the newness of spring can burst through. But there's a lot of hard work between those first two words and the end. Uhmm... sounds a bit like writing a novel, doesn't it?
Two words. Definitely enough to spark an idea for that brand new tale. An idea that morphs into an exciting plot with a hero-to-die-for and a heroine he just can't-and won't-live without. A story so magical that we can't wait to type those words onto those pages every day, to share the adventures of those special people we've created in our minds and in our hearts.
Does spring do this for you? Stir in you a renewed passion for storytelling? For some reason, this spring more than most, it has for me. I'm excited about writing again. More so than I have been in quite a while. How about you?
(Now if I could only say the same about spring cleaning:)