Yep. Once again, we’ve watched Little Shop of Horrors. He hasn’t been feeling well lately, poor teeny dude, so we’ve just been snuggling and watching Audrey II sing about being hungry—and you’d better feed her, because she sure gets cranky when you don’t… that’s what it’s all about, right? It’s a perfectly fine movie for small children to watch. I was totally obsessed with it … Continue reading We’re In the Good Ol’ Days
At LEAST two meltdowns… at *least*… I’ve just emerged from my 4th or 5th 😆 You know, I always get so sad when I see people start up on chasing their dreams, only to let them fade away. I think, “What are you doing?? How can you let this happen?? Just go for it!!” …But then I remember how incredibly *hard* the chase is. It’s … Continue reading It May Take a Few Meltdowns, but You’ll Get There!
It’s when we search our heart’s deep within, tearing away the noise and the lies we tell ourselves of what we are and are not, of what we can and cannot do, and what we’re somehow *supposed* to be… only when we look at ourselves with an honest eye, can we find our passion, our joy, and who we really *are*. Once upon a time, … Continue reading Let Yourself BE
Today, I had a gut feeling to pick up Art Matters by Neil Gaiman and flip through the dog-eared pages, and when I read this, it hit me in the face like a pillowcase full of doorknobs. I am a worrier. If worrying were an art form, I would be Leonardo DaVinci. Worry has mastered my life so much so that it is adversely affecting … Continue reading “This is really great. You should enjoy it.”
One of my worst—*very* worst—fears as a writer, is to write bad dialogue. It started when I was a kid and heard my mom talking about a book series she was reading. She said the story was wonderful and inspiring, but the dialogue was so bad that it totally ruined it. She eventually quit reading the series. Then—oh then!—I saw the Star Wars prequels… I’ve … Continue reading What I Learned About Avoiding Bad Dialogue
I couldn’t help it. This made me literally laugh out loud. Did you know that Stephen King tried to throw away his manuscript of Carrie? But then his wife read it and told him that he needed to publish it? What would’ve happened if Stephen King had quit right then? Had given in to the negative voices in his head and had never seen his … Continue reading Words Live Longer Than Critics
Write the book you want to read! I’ve always been drawn to books. If a store has a book section, I’m in it. If a store has ALL books, well… I could live there. I don’t need food. I just need books… And a bathroom. And chocolate. And Dr. Pepper. But mostly books. But one day, I noticed that I’d always leave the book section … Continue reading Write the Book You Want to Read