Monday, February 13, 2012

Writer's Address

By Brynn Paulin


Okay...Abe Lincoln will probably haunt me forever but here goes--the oddity that goes through my brain when I'm burning the midnight oil to finish a book:

Four months and seven days ago... this author brought forth on this computer, a new manuscript, conceived in haste, and dedicated to the proposition that all characters deserve a happily ever after.

We are now engaged in a great writing debacle, testing whether such a manuscript so conceived and so difficult, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of Brynn’s mind. We have come to dedicate a portion of her brain, as a final resting place for those plots that have perished so that the story might live. It is altogether fitting and necessary that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate—we cannot forget—we cannot let go—of these plots. These quirky ideas, viable and weird, who struggled here, have made their mark, far above Brynn’s power to add or detract. The world might little note nor long remember what is written here, but the faithful readers will never forget.

For it is charged to this writer, rather, to be dedicated to completing unfinished work and random plots that thus far have barely advanced. It is rather her task to be here dedicated to the great effort remaining before her—that from these hastily conceived ideas she take increased care to the cause for which she gives a full measure of her devotion—that she be highly resolve that these books shall not be written in vain—that this work, from Brynn’s brain, shall have a fresh perspective—and that ideas romantic, by the romantic, for the romantic, shall not perish from the shelves.

8 comments:

Leslie said...

Not at all weird, but really pretty deep. Loved it.

Leslie

Brynn Paulin said...

Thanks Les! :-)

Jennifer Armintrout said...

For the first time ever, I realize how very similar the Gettysburg Address and the opening titles to Star Wars IV: A New Hope are to each other.

Brynn Paulin said...

Me and George Lucas...going for the glory ;-)

Patricia Kiyono said...

Love it. I think Abe would have approved.

Bronwyn Green said...

LOL!!! I love the way your brain works!!! :D

Simone Anderson said...

Awesome! I have to agree with Bronwyn - I love the way your brain works!

Stephanie Michels, author said...

You are fabulous! I love your creativity, girl!