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Monday, January 27, 2014

Sometimes a writer needs to just Let It Go...

I can't sing, so I'll spare you the pain of me trying to hit notes only a soprano can. Instead I'll just leave you the lyrics and you can hum along. For those who haven't seen Frozen I've embedded the clip of the song so you know the tune. I'm so sorry if you can't stop humming it. It's one of those delightful little earworms you don't mind until Day 5 when it morphs into nonsense like the lyrics below.

A Writer Let's It Go
The screen glows white in my room tonight
Not a word to be seen
A kingdom of isolation,
And it looks like I’m the Queen

My editor is howling like this swirling storm outside
Can’t keep my deadline, heaven knows I tried

Don’t let the pacing slip, don’t let the reader see
Make this character loveable as can be
Conceal the motive, don’t cheat the ending, can’t let them know
Can’t let them know!

Let it go, let it go
Can’t keep this plot line no more
Let it go, let it go
Shove that character out the door

I don’t care
What the reviews will say
Let the fear come in
The synopsis never bothered me anyway

It's funny how some distance
Makes that plot line seem so weak
And the scene I thought was important
Doesn’t speak to me at all

It’s time to see what this edit can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
I’m free

Let it go, let it go
I am one with the words and rhyme
Let it go, let it go
I’m going to make this deadline

Here I sit
And here I stay
Let the words rage on

My soul pours out from my keyboard to the screen
My dreams are flying past me in a steady stream
And one thought catches me like an icy blast
I’m never going back
The past is in the past

Let it go, let it go
I will face these edits head on
Let it go, let it go
Until every flaw is gone!

Here I sit
Until the light of day
Let the words rage on

The synopsis never bothered me anyway.


  1. *claps* Very good. I heard it as Elsa singing too.

    Frozen is a great movie and that song is fantastic. Did you hear that this year the Ice Hotel in Montreal is to be designed as Elsa's castle? That would be something to see.

    1. I'd love to see it in pictures. On real ice I have the grace of a concussed hog. I'd probably break myself some more.