Category Archives: beautiful life

Make Today Ridiculously Amazing

A note from me to you…

I love handwritten notes and letters, so here is one from me to you. XOXO

Dream bigger…

My Critique Goddess (aka Taryn Albright) posted this picture on her blog last week, and I HAD to share it with you. Go out there and do the things you think are impossible. You are capable of so much more than you can ever imagine.

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you should know…

Risk

Risk

And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to Blossom.

Anaïs Nin

Listen to your heart and follow your dreams…

25 Things Writers Worry About

Dear Writers & Creative People,

Did you notice all the “What If’s” and “Maybes” in there?

You’re not alone in your doubts, every creative person feels the same way at one point or another. I promise you’re going to be fine. You have so many stories to tell, creativity will flow out of your pores for the remainder of your life.

Please don’t worry about all those ‘what if’s’ – they’re just trying to hold you back. Keep reading, keep revising, tell the story only you can tell, and trust your gut. And most importantly, keep writing, writing, writing. With all that hard work, you’re bound to see results.

Go out there and do amazing things, I know you can.

Love,

Your future projects

Quotes on writing

You know I loves me some quotes, so here are ten I heart on writing. Maybe they’ll inspire you while you’re writing/revising/editing/drafting too. Hope your day is filled with tons of creative things, and maybe even some unicorns…

…or at least some springtime flowers.

Photo by Kerri Maniscalco

Ten quotes for writers:

1.) “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” ― Anton Chekhov

2.) “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” ― Stephen King

3.) “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” ― Ernest Hemingway

4.) “When writing a novel, that’s pretty much entirely what life turns into: ‘House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day.” ― Neil Gaiman

5.) “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” ― Robert Frost

6.) “Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.” ― William Faulkner

7.) “You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you.  And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.” – Arthur Polotnik

8.) “Write your first draft with your heart.  Re-write with your head.” – From the movie Finding Forrester

9.) “If I fall asleep with a pen in my hand, don’t remove it – I might be writing in my dreams.” – Terri Guillemets

And for my favorite quote on writing this week…

10.) “If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories — science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury

Big news is on the way…

This morning I had a super secret phone call that made me do this:

Immediately followed by this:

I can’t say much… yet. But I will say one thing: Today is DEFINITELY worthy of an Empire Records montage*…

Check back in a few days on Wednesday for an official announcement and details of the phone call…

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!! xoxo

*Empire Records is one of my favorite movies EVER and it makes me do my happy dance**, hence the not so random montage.

** My “happy dance” is eerily similar to what Lucas (with the black turtleneck in the second to last gif) is doing. Seriously.

Be nice…

Have a great day and stuff :) xoxo