Sunday, March 15, 2009

The World is Spinning

Sometimes events happen so fast, it feels like the world is spinning. That's my life right now. Change is occurring at a breakneck speed, and I'm doing everything I can to keep up and keep balanced. Being balanced sometimes means stepping to the side of the rat race and taking a bubble bath or reading in a room alone or kickboxing. Tonight there was something going on with my romance blog and no matter what I did to fix it, something else happened that needed fixing too. Finally I had to say, "It's good enough. The world won't end, if it's not perfect."

Letting go can free you. Try it.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Trying to Keep Going and Being Patient

A friend wrote to me about the process of writing and publishing and told me that the hardest part was being patient. Sigh. She told me how even with an agent a publisher took a year to decide on her book. Another sigh. But she told me to keep writing and keep submitting, so that's where I am. It's important to stay balanced and just enjoy life. Below is a link to Nathan Bransford's blog and he has some insights on how writers can do just that.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Dreams and Snow

It's snowing in the deep woods. The world outside my cozy little house is brutally cold and yet it's mystical with white sparkling in the trail of a flashlight. Flakes dance like white pixies in the air.

My little dog loves this. Pete wants to be a Husky when he grows up. He flies off the stoop and lands in snow that blankets the yard. Tomorrow it will be deeper and I will have to rescue him. He counts on me, knowing that whatever he does, I will rescue him. Pete's such a wild ball of fluff. That's why I keep him always close to me. He doesn't go anywhere alone, but he doesn't seem to mind. I think he thinks the leash is so I won't get lost. He believes that he's supposed to watch movies and eat snacks. What a happy life he leads.

The lovely thing about snow is the dreams that grow when the world grows colder. Dreams flow through my sleep giving me epic stories to write. The white blanket temporarily blurs the world and drives us all back into our homes. It is there that we realize what we love, what we care about, and what we get to spend time doing in the home for a change separate from the world. Sometimes it's good to cherish what we have for a while. The snow makes that possible.

So if you get the chance to stay home, take it. Use it to write, to play, to do those things you don't get to do, to love, to contemplate on what make life a treasure that sparkles. Dance in your dream tonight and you'll realize . . . What you find is your treasure.