“Come Upon” the Right Word

For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word. Catherine Drinker Bowen I’m working on a part of my book and I’m feeling like I can’t find the right words to express the story in a way that I want. What do I want? SomethingContinue reading ““Come Upon” the Right Word”

Waiting Period

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.  Eleanor Roosevelt I have this behavior where if there’s an event/appointment coming up, I can’t do much of anything until it comes. It can feel exhausting sometimes. Fortunately, the day has finally arrived so now I can stop waiting. My lifeContinue reading “Waiting Period”

Just Get It Done

I got to spend a big chunk of the day getting my handwritten edits onto my word doc. I also added a new scene that lit my fire. I have been forgetting a lot lately to have fun with my writing. What made me think of that at all was a conversation with writer, KentContinue reading “Just Get It Done”

Ovid’s Writing Life

One of my most favorite poets is Ovid. He was born into a prestigious family who expected him to be a lawyer or official. What intrigues me most about him is that he stepped away from all that and write poetry. He was hailed one of the greatest poets of his generation. What’s wild isContinue reading “Ovid’s Writing Life”

To Share the Draft or Not to Share?

“Don’t wait for things to be perfect before you share them with others. Show early and show often. It’ll be pretty when we get there, but it won’t be pretty along the way.” Ed Catmull, Creativity, Inc This makes me feel like I should be sharing my novel with someone. I don’t mind sharing early atContinue reading “To Share the Draft or Not to Share?”

Intuitive Mind

The Intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. Albert Einstein Taken from Trust and Inspire by Stephen M.R. Covey Intuitive minds are sacred and the rational part of our minds are meant to serve?Continue reading “Intuitive Mind”

Leonardo da Vinci on spirit

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art. Leonardo da Vinci Yesterday I asked if the source of thought are the realm of soul and spirit. I wondered if the well is also considered the source of thought which are the realm of soul and spirit and if in thisContinue reading “Leonardo da Vinci on spirit”