I hope you and yours were blessed with a fun and gratitude-filled, tasty Thanksgiving holiday.

George and I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with our friends Lorinda and Richard. The food was delicious, environment cozy, and conversations interesting.

Richard, born and raised in Scotland, asked me about the Second Chances & New Beginnings plays and my co-writing process with Jen. I learned that Richard had some modest success writing radio plays on spec in his youth.

He asked me a question that I had an answer to before the words were even out of his mouth. Did you ever wonder if it was…”shit?” I said, as he said, “bollocks and crap?”

Of course!!!

I don’t know of any other way to do it. Everything starts with S#*T.

See How It Transpires.

The Beatles were once marketed as a flawless band because the public only experienced the finished product. Years later, thanks to documentaries and biopics, we can now see the S#*T process of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

They didn’t always sing on pitch. The Beatles had struggles during the creative process.

We know Harrison started to write “Something” during the sessions that yielded 1968’s “The Beatles”, aka “The White Album.” George didn’t finish “Something” in time to make the album, so The Beatles released it on their 1969 album “Abbey Road”. While the song’s second line of “attracts me like no other lover” sounds natural 45 years later, George struggled to come up with the lyric. Both “Attracts me like a cauliflower” and “Attracts me like a pomegranate” were used as placeholders until Harrison settled on “attracts me like no other lover.” https://www.jambase.com/article/audio-george-harrison-writes-something-with-john-paul

When I had my first piano lesson at age 7, I didn’t know the difference between a black key and a white. I’ve been singing my whole life, but didn’t start understanding how the body creates sound until my 40’s. I was always a good grammar student, but learning how to really write? I wouldn’t share some of my first short stories with my cat!

It all starts with S#*T.

Take one step, and See How It Transpires.

Keep me posted on your process.

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Love Your Voice & Voice Your Love,