Absolutely. I’ve been told to do that by a lot of agents and editors, so I took their advice and did it. And what a fantastic hike it was too! It put a lot of things into perspective and when you see the pictures you’ll understand what I mean.
Here’s Tree Hugger Me. Well, I tried, but the Sequoia just laughed.
Here I are, standing in the center of a Sequoia that’s been hollowed out by fire. That made quite an impression. These trees thrive with fire–their bark is highly fire resistant and in the heat, their seeds pop and germinate, starting more of their species.
Think about that, writers, and go into the fire, knowing that you’re among the most resilient people on the planet. From the heat you take in rejection and writer self-doubt, ideas are going to pop and grow into wonderful stories.
Okay, that’s all the philosophy for this Thursday, but wanted to add that this is going to be my last Throes of Thursday post for a while. I’m going to be posting on Mondays only and trying to get back to working on my next book. I’ll hop around to all my followers; I just hope you’ll forgive me if I’m slow.