If I may quote Billy Elliot…
“Tutor 1: What does it feel like when you’re dancing?”
“Billy: Don’t know. Sorta feels good. Sorta stiff and that, but once I get going… then I like, forget everything. And… sorta disappear. Sorta disappear. Like I feel a change in my whole body. And I’ve got this fire in my body. I’m just there. Flyin’ like a bird. Like electricity. Yeah, like electricity.”
(Written by Lee Hall. Quote taken from IMDb)
These words encapsulate exactly how I feel when I write. To begin with I’m ‘sorta stiff’. It takes me time to get into the rhythm of the words and the patter of character life, but when I do, it’s like running free. Its my time to be 100% me, no holds, no pleasing, no ego. Just words.
This is the reason I started my journey on a Creative Writing Course. For too long I prioritised the wrong things, things that didn’t make me smile. Studying changed that, it makes me write.
I feel lucky to have found something which makes me feel this way. Everyone should get a chance to find the thing that makes their heart sing and their jigsaw complete.
I wonder, have you found your electricity?
Thanks for dropping by.