Writing Inspiration

How Do You Stay Excited About a Story Idea?

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Writing Inspiration | 0 comments

How Do You Stay Excited About a Story Idea?

“I dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson I’ve always loved quotes and the inspiration they provide. Lately they’ve been helping me recapture my natural joy for living and writing. Dwelling in Possibility This quote made me think of how I feel when I get a new story idea that I think is brilliant . I often get goosebumps and my heart speeds up with the excitement of how I will execute it exactly as I imagine it in my mind and it will be received by adoring readers who think it’s as brilliant as I do. When it’s just an idea, there are endless...

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Transitions Can Be Hard in Life and Writing

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Writing Inspiration | 8 comments

Transitions Can Be Hard in Life and Writing

My mom left her body on May 7 around 6:20 pm and headed off into the Universe. I was there, along with my dad, my three sisters, my brother, my husband, brother-in-law and a few friends. On Monday, my sister, brother and I were with her, watching an old episode of Matlock, which she used to love when it was on regular TV. She complained that she was having some trouble catching her breath, but other than that, was listening and talking. Two days later she was gone. All of my sisters and I wrote something to share at her service on May 14. I spent hours on my poem, crying through most of it...

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Click Here Book Launch Video

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Writing Inspiration | 0 comments

Click Here Book Launch Video

Well, better late than never! I had planned to get this up last month during Click Here‘s birthday month, but alas, it didn’t happen. The video is a nice overview of a longer event–I got a kick out of seeing my daughter and one of her friends standing next to the autograph table–they were in fourth grade back then and now they are finishing their sophomore year in college! I hold on to those moments, even as I take steps to be a better writer, a more creative person, and find ways to give to others. Speaking of gifts and giving, as I continue to work on my Find a...

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Novel Rewrite Completed!

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Writing Inspiration | 4 comments

Novel Rewrite Completed!

I’ve missed posting the last two weeks because I’ve been deep into rewrites and revisions, immersed in the story and characters, in a  race to get it to my agent so she has time to read it and send comments before she goes on maternity leave. Nothing like a pending delivery to motivate me :-). I had planned to have a video of my book event for CLICK HERE up the second Thursday, but alas it didn’t happen. It will be coming soon, though. I still can’t believe it’s true. After 4+ years and several transformations, my novel, FADE AWAY, is in my agent’s hands...

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Happy Birthday, Click Here!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in Writing Inspiration | 2 comments

Happy Birthday, Click Here!

In 2002, I finished a novel that I absolutely loved and turned it into my critique group. It had started out as a 13-chapter middle school book called My Own Two Feet and morphed into a 31-chapter book (yes, 13 transposed!) called Click Here (to find out how i survived seventh grade). In 2003 an agent liked it, an editor loved it and wanted to take it to an acquisitions meeting. Even now, when I relate the story, I can remember where I was when I got the call from my agent (in Mexico) and how I felt as my husband sat in a chair in front of me, watching as I talked to her about the terms,...

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Out on a Limb Creatively

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Writing Inspiration | 0 comments

Out on a Limb Creatively

Without vulnerability, you cannot create. – Brené Brown I took that picture through the screen of a window in my meditation room, just after finishing Day 9 of the 21-Day “Manifesting True Success” Meditation Experience. Deepak Chopra had just been talking about what it means to stretch beyond where you can reach, then we meditated and when I opened my eyes, there was the squirrel! I couldn’t imagine a better representation of my meditation than this squirrel out on a limb, stretching, risking to get to what she wanted. Of course, unlike me, the squirrel seemed...

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