In the words of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West . . . i'm through accepting limits because someone says they're so. some things i cannot change, but until i try, i'll never know . . .
Of course, these words are from the musical Wicked and the fantastic song Defying Gravity.
Something has changed within me. Something is not the same. I'm through with playing by the rules of someone else's game. too late for second guesses. too late to go back to sleep. it's time to trust my instincts, close my eyes and leap. it's time to start trying to defy gravity.
I think, as writers, we need to continually try to defy gravity. We need to challenge ourselves with every single word we write! Every word, every sentence, every paragraph, chapter, and ending should . . . defy gravity.
So if you care to find me, look to the Western sky, as someone told me lately, everyone deserves a chance to fly, and if i'm flying solo, at least i'm flying free . . . to those who ground me, take a message to them from me . . .tell them how i'm defying gravity . . . and nobody, in all of Oz, no Wizard that there is or was, is going to bring me down . . .
I think if we become complacent in our writing, believe that there is nothing left to learn, no greater ideal of perfection to strive for . . . then we are not only cheating our potential readers, we are also cheating ourselves.
So, my challenge, dear readers . . . try defying gravity.
And, in the words of Elphaba . . . kiss me good-bye, i'm defying gravity . . . and you can't hold me down!