Archive for the ‘inspiration’ Category

“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.” ― Virginia Woolf

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Day #22. I am a great believer in action. But sometimes I do too much. Sometimes I push & strive when what’s really needed is a little time to let thoughts percolate, to let the fruit of a story ripen before being picked. And, remember too, that you don’t need to add metaphorical glitter & bows in order to shine because you think what you’re doing isn’t enough. Readers love writing when the heart that created it resonates with their own. You don’t need to dress up your heart. Simply express yourself. This is all you can do. Trust that this is enough.

“The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.” ― Agatha Christie

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Day #21. This is a funny little piece of advice, but I find it’s true for me. While I’m doing housework, not thinking of anything in particular, I’m very often blessed with sudden answer to a plot problem or a few stupendous sentences. So, if you find yourself staring at the blank page, just stop & do some washing up instead! It probably won’t be long before a spark of inspiration settles on your shoulder…

“Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.” ― Maya Angelou

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Day #15. Disappointments are a frustratingly common fact of life. My own life often doesn’t meet my desires, but I’m lucky to have people who inspire me away from self-pity. So, when I suffer a disappointment, when I feel the strong pull of self-pity, I reach out for support. Because I can’t fight the doubts & fears of my mind by myself. So, when you’re feeling the pull of the mattress, remember that you don’t have to go it alone!

“All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.” ― Helen Keller

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Day #11. People who overcome great suffering & great odds hold us all in their hearts. They show us what’s possible. They remind us that, when we want to give up hope, we don’t have to. They inspire us to keep going. They inspire us not to stop until we’ve fulfilled every single dream we have in our hearts.