Monday, April 24, 2006
When Life Inspires Art
Yesterday I forced myself to break away from writing for a few hours to meet up with three dear girlfriends for breakfast. These are friends from my entertainment life, although we've all moved on and only perform occasionally. We're all so busy that we're lucky if we see each other three times a year. So we had a lot of catching up to do. I haven't laughed that hard in a very long time. I warned 'S' that the hilarious story she shared regarding a recent gig as a magician's assistant may find its way into one of my upcoming adventures for Evie of THE CHAMELEON CHRONICLES. I can't make that kind of stuff up. Well, I can, but I don't need to. 'S' lives it. One of her juggling stories inspired a scene in CHARMED. Actually, several true life experiences wth these colorful girlfriends have influenced scenes or aspects of my novels. Hmm. Maybe I should just journal our daily adventures, change names to protect the innocent, and call it fiction. We're a TV series begging to be made. *G*
As we sat at that diner, stretching out the time we had together by ordering endless coffee long after our food was eaten, I flashed on one of the many scenes in 'Sex and the City' where the gals dished over breakfast or drinks. Which led to me mentally casting each of us in the roles of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte. And you know what? We each sort of fit one of those roles--personality wise! You don't know my friends, but you sort of know me. Whose shoes do you think I saw myself stepping into?
As a side note, I came home, opened up my WIP, and churned out my most inspired work in weeks. I really need to meet up with my friends more often.