Friday, October 29, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
I am the supporter of ambitious dreams. If you told me you dreamed about sprouting wings and flying, I’d do what I could to support and encourage you. I believe anything is possible to the one who dreams imaginatively and persistently
(and being a little crazy isn’t too bad either!) lol
You remember when you were a kid and adults would ask you, “so what do you want to be when you grow up?” and you’d say an astronaut or ballerina or dragon rider or some other imaginative profession?
That’s awesome and I think we should keep hold of our childhood dreams, no matter how ambitious they seem.
If you had asked me back then what I wanted to be when I grew up you would’ve gotten everything from astronomer to geologist. But my top favorite love ever since I was a kid was working with, training and riding horses. So you often got ‘cowgirl’ as your answer. But lately a new passion has emerged (although my heart will forever belong to my Horses) I think I have finally decided on my truly ambitious dream.
What is it you ask? Ok I’ll tell you (if you haven’t already guessed).
I want to be a published author.
A shocker I know! But jokes aside I’ve dreamt and written and prayed about it for nearly half my (now) 18 years and the desire has only grown. Its stronger then rejection. Stronger than hurtful criticism. The Lord has put this dream upon my heart (and my vast imagination) and so my passion for words and for storytelling has grown too great to contain! If anything I’ll just keep writing and posting here but wouldn’t it be cool if yall could go and pick one of my novels off a bookstore shelf? That would be the icing on the cake for me!
(Mmm, cake, that sounds good)
Wait what was I saying?
I want to share with you the longer works that I can’t post here, all the epic ones that wake me up in the middle of the night begging to be written down. I want to bring light back into the book world and to change lives…
one page at a time!
How? You’ll just have to wait and see and, no, that’s not code for: ‘she doesn’t know either’! lol.
I actually have one novel I’m preparing that I want to send out for submission. I’ve been through this process once before; it’s hard but I’m hoping this time it will be a success.
I feel like this is
and I get to be the protagonist this time!
But do you know what the best part is?
You guys get to come with me as I journey towards those bookstore shelves. So let’s mount up our dragons and see where the winds take us today, ‘cause I’m hankerin’ for some
Friday, October 1, 2010
Did you know that words are amazing? They’re powerful, artistic, and sometimes life-changing.
(compliments/happy thoughts/ good news)
They can paint a picture, like scenes in a book, and they’re so versatile; they can defy all creative boundaries. If you think about it, they’re almost magical for words can trigger emotions and thoughts, change opinions, and make you think outside you’re creative mental tupperwear.
It’s fun to think that if our daily life were narrated like the monologs you read in a book, then our every action would be described by words.
“thoughtfully she typed upon her keyboard as she made another post, pausing now and again to contemplate the worth of her subject, while snacking from a nearby can of cashews”.
Now, my cashew addiction aside, this is a good example of how words can narrate a situation. I love doing this; it’s a wonderful writing exercise (like a living daydream) and it’s great for breaking through a bout of writer’s block. It’s like chicken soup for a writer’s cold!
But because words are such a great powerful force, it’s also an important responsibility and we have to use them to build up, not tear down. That responsibility comes with the talent; to be able to wield a word is like wielding a sword, you can’t take back what you’ve done just like you can’t take back what you’ve said. It’s a great burden, but it’s one that I enjoy.
It’s cool to be able to put a smile on someone’s face or make a day seem brighter just by using words. It’s like being superhero with super powers – the power of the pen!
You know what?
We should make it a habit to make someone smile every day -- at least one person -- be it through a compliment or an action. Because it’s nice to be nice; and we have the power to change a life with our words.
I think that’ll be my project - using the pen to make smiles!
You know what else? High school may teach you how to analyze sentences, build the foundations of a story, and measure poetry (which is great and even if you don’t think it, yes, you will use it in the real world), but they don’t really show you the joy that words can bring. I guess we need to discover that on our own. But it’s an awesome, exciting world you enter when you open a book, and there’s more to it than just letters on a page. Those letters describe life, and the characters (with a dash of imagination) are living between those covers.
Have you ever wondered if the lives of book characters go on even after you close the cover, like, they're living that same story and doing the same actions over and over all described using words?…
Sweet! I think I have my next short story!
Gotta go write so l8er,
As always: read write, ride !
P.S. today, lets make someone smile