Friday, March 31, 2006

Hello All~
I know it's been a while since I've written. I have been working night and day on a contract and have barely had time to breathe. Today, I am catching up on email and touching base with old friends. Yikes! Where does the time go?
I've also been dealing with several personal crisis'. Nothing major. Just having to make decisions and not wanting to really make them.
Life is tough. Just when you think you get it figured out, you get a curve ball thrown at you.
For some time I have considered dropping out of the teaching arena. I think I am at the crossroads and 'not' teaching is looking very inviting. I could spend more time on my writing, which is what I really want to do anyway. I'm just scared. I'll admit it. With all the extra time on my hands, will I use it wisely and use it to write? I guess it's time to sink or swim as they say. If I'm as good a writer as I think I am, this should work out. If I'm not, well....
Will be out of town tomorrow. Will write more Monday.
Til Then~

Friday, March 17, 2006

I'm back. Haven't been posting for a few days because I have been busy working on "the book". I have two weeks to get the first half in and am spending ten to twelve hours a day on it. Will succeed.
Currently, I have company as well. Will be with me another week or so.
I have some exciting stuff to tell you. It involves certain creativity exercises and how it can unleash a whole tidal wave of work, but that will have to wait until I get somewhat caught up. :-) Must run for today. It may be early next week until I post. In the meantime however, keep writing.
Til Then~

Friday, March 10, 2006

I have been going through several crisis moments over the past few days. No one has died or anything. It's just, you know how you feel on those days when it seems life has passed you by. You want to do more than you are doing.
Yesterday, I received some motivation cards in the mail. One of them was about living your dreams now. The exercise was to think about what you want most in the world and then think about it as if it has already happened. I was a little overwhelmed when I began thinking about that. I thought what I've been doing was visualizing, but realized that I stop at the extra-ordinary wonderful things because I don't really believe they can happen. It was like a brick wall was thrown up. Interesting.
We all have things we want to accomplish. I want to get on the Bestseller List. I've not made a secret about it. The problem I am finding with that is I have a tendency to sabatoge myself because I know the work involved with being a bestseller. I know the pressure placed on one who has "made it". I find myself throwing up that wall again.
I've done that a lot over my lifetime. It's a protection deal. I know that, but unless I'm looking out for it, I don't realize I'm doing it. I've been called cold, unfeeling. I don't think I am, but then maybe I don't know myself as well as I think I do.
I'm going to start doing some serious meditation again. I think that really helped keep me centered and on target.
Tomorrow is a new day. I will start over and concentrate fully and with focus where I want to go.
Til Then ~

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Whew! Another whirlwind of a day. I think I am almost ready for class. I've got to get my handouts together and then my notebook. After tomorrow, I've got to really focus on the travel guide book. I've been working on it, but am going to have to zero in and do nothing else.
Was up at three this morning. Kept thinking about a humorous article I wanted to write. I may get some time soon to work on it. It seems I'm forever running behind with everything. I do not know where the time goes any more.
I am also taking a few plotting classes online. I am growing more confident in what I have been doing and what I want to do in the future.
Thursday, I'll send up the recordings I have so far to get transcribed. I should be ready at that point to start advertising this site.
Til Tomorrow~

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Whew! What a day! I just did two telephone interviews. I do hope they come through. They were both on writing. One was about critique groups. The other was about poetry. If you are reading this, you've got to check out the Instructional material link in the store.
I am behind on other things I've been supposed to do, but think this is a milestone. If they both have recorded, I'll be on my way.
I would like to do some creative work tonight, but will probably go to weaving--not that that's NOT creative, but I have a set project on the loom. The creativity begins in the beginning for that.
I guess I really should clean my office some time. I may be hooking up a "writer cam" some day. People might find that amusing. I know I sure would. Maybe I should find some different hats to wear or something. I cuold make a deal with a hat company. Send me hats and I'll wear them on my webcam. Could get some intrigue going there. Will ponder that until tomorrow.
Til Then~

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Hellooooo!!! Was going to write yesterday, but was so tired by the time I got in, my brain was mush. Don't know that I'm any better today. Woke up at three. Had so much on my mind couldn't sleep. My office was blocked off too, so I couldn't come in here. Then to make matters worse, I couldn't find any paper to write on. Not a single scrap through the entire rest of the house. Argh!
Been giving some thought about success and what makes a person successful; then too about what we want in life, not particularly our goals, but just things we want. I feel selfish when I think of all the things I want and think make me successful, especially when I hear mothers who think a successful day is feeding her children. Some people see small things, others large. I can't complain about the success I've had in my lifetime. Sure there have been lows, but I have to say outside of hitting the Bestseller's List, I think I've been fairly successful.
I have started a success circle group. I order some rings to give to ten of my buds. Yesterday, I gave one to a dear friend who dreams of moving to Taos. She is in her late 60's and has had this dream for at least 25 years. She is a talented weaver and says the landscape with its colors and shapes give her inspiration. When I gave her the ring, I wrote on the envelope "for New Mexico". When she opened it, tears came to her eyes. She hugged me and said, "thank you for the encouragement. Some days I don't think I'll ever get there."
I recognized the despair because I have despaired for things I want as well. It's at times like this I wish I had a lot of money to give her so she could just go. All I can give her are my well wishes and keep sending positive thoughts her way. Someday, someway, I hope she gets there.
Think today about who you would help fulfill their dreams. I've thought a lot about it.
I'd like to help you...if your dreams are to be published...maybe I can.
Til Tomorrow~