I've listened to this song about a hundred times this last week. In May, I'll be dancing to this song for recital...along with one of my daughters and several other grade-school-age girls.
When I started listening, it was just a song I needed to learn, but after I've listened to these words again and again, they've taken on a much deeper meaning to me.
Any kind of artist must be willing to bear their souls...like a skyscraper ravaged by the winds, its windows torn out. You have to let go of people's opinions and be willing to pour your heart out.
No matter how the world and life and the struggle to become a successful writer tears me apart, I will not falter. I will rise up. I will keep writing and bearing my soul.
I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do, and when you've listened to it one time, listen just once more.
Kidlets #1 & #2 & #3 picked out the winning numbers, and whenever I told them the names of their picks, they got all excited. I heard a lot of "That's the best name!"
You all made three little girls very happy for an hour.
Candie L. won the Grand Prize Paranormal Survival Package:
- the movie Beastly in DVD or Blu-Ray (winner's choice)
- candy & popcorn (can't watch a movie without snacks)
- paperback copy of Transcendent
- eBook copy of Tears
Ashley Lavering won the second prize: paperback Transcendent: Tales of the Paranormal
Szabina won the third prize: paperback Tears by Rita J Webb
Trasina won the fourth prize: paperback anthology Unlocked: Ten "Key" Tales edited by Wendy Swore and Rita J Webb
Kelly won the fifth prize: eBook Intrinsical by Lani Woodland
Gwen won the sixth prize: eBook When Kyle Comes Back by Melanie Marks
Jennifer K Clark won the seventh prize: eBook Possession by Elana Johnson
Maegan Morin won the eighth prize: eBook Sapphire Flute and eBook The Armor of Light by Karen E Hoover
Kristin Feliz won the ninth prize: eBook The Misadventures of a Teenage Wizard: Two Souls are Better Than One by Karen E Hoover
Donna K Weaver won the tenth prize: eBook Blank Slate by Heather Justesen
Jaclyn won the eleventh prize: eBook Bound by C. K. Bryant
Teressa Oliver won the twelfth prize: eBook Season of Sacrifice by Tristi Pinkston
Gena Robertson won the thirteenth prize: paperback Watched by Cindy M Hogan
Christine Jensen won the fourteenth prize: eBook Watched by Cindy M Hogan
Heidi Noel won the fifteenth prize: eBook Wings of Light by Laura Bingham
Desi won the sixteenth prize: paperback The Peasant Queen by Cheri Chesley
Melissa Haggerty won the seventeenth prize: eBook The Wild Queen by Cheri Chesley
Lucia won the eighteenth prize: eBook Exiled by Rachelle Workman
Dacie won the nineteenth prize: eBook Become by Ali Cross
Francesca won the twentieth prize: ANOTHER eBook copy of Become by Ali Cross
Reagan Walsh won the twenty-first prize: eBook copy of Totally Cliché by Kasey Tross, Debra Erfert, Cathy Witbeck, & More
Eileen won the twenty-second prize: eBook copy of Four Houses by Tori Scott
Lisa won the twenty-third prize: eBook copy of Darkspell by Elizabeth Mueller
Aanchal won the twenty-fourth prize: eBook copy of Vampire Rules by K.C. Blake