Thankful for Thursday Meme.
This Week's Topic: Which of your five senses do you most appreciate and why?
Okay, this is a really hard topic for me to answer. Mostly because I love my sight. I can't imagine not being able to see my hydrangeas blooming, or being able to snap photos of my kids like I was getting paid to push the button. But as an author, what characters are seeing is usually the easiest and most common thing to describe.
What really evokes an emotional response from me in writing in the sense of SOUND. There are all the sounds of nature (waves crashing, thunder rolling, rain tapping, wind brushing through leaves) and they all evoke different feelings for me. Then you throw in music. If your characters are listening to Muse, I know something quite different about them than if they're playing vintage Beetles. And of course, I love to set a romantic scene with some live music (whether your characters are at a concert, or your guy is strumming quietly strumming his guitar).
So my reminder for today: even if you write in total silence, don't forget the sounds!
Now it's your turn to play. Here are the rules to participate:
1. Do your own blog post on what sense you're thankful for today. It doesn't have to be book or publishing related (but it can be!)
2. Be sure to grab our badge and include it in your post.
3. Post a link to your blog in the comments at Oasis for YA so that others can find you.
4. Go forth and share your gratitude! (And when friending new blogs, be sure to let them know you found them because of their participation in the meme.)
And there you have it -- come on out and tell us what you're thankful for today!