Saw several nice pins lately and realized I haven't done this in a while. This week, let's kick back and enjoy some chuckles from Pinterest.
After that, we have some work to do. (Yes, you and I. And I have a feeling you'll enjoy it.)
Here we go!
I laughed at this and even then, I knew it was true. I do use stuff people say or do in a story sometimes.
Could be the way someone tilts her head and her nostrils flare in indignation. Could be a pet phrase. Could be a particular sequence in eating cake. (*Ahem, when I'm at home, I like separating the top and bottom layers. I eat the bottom first then build up the excitement for the top. I don't know why but I believe, from the bottomest of my heart, this is the best way to eat cakes.)
Yes, yes, yes. I'm glad this is the world we live in!
This is my current status. I like the idea of being fit, I also try to keep fit, but I can't keep away from desserts.
Pardon the random Math joke. Are you a nerd, too?
Mmmh, saw this and thought of some of you guys. Imagine a book club formed by ghosts who snoop on what people read, or haunt those who don't, or change the story endings for everyone?
September is a beautiful time. The thought of the year almost ending can wash up a wave of relief, then . . .
If you're like most creatives who scramble up a mountain of expectations from their work, it can follow up with several waves of anxiety.
What have I done this year? How much have I accomplished? Are they enough?
September is a beautiful time. You have worked your best for nine months and that's a very-good enough.
I know, I know. We always feel there's more we can do.
And no kidding, THERE IS.
But first, you need to trust that you have done well enough. And now you're ready for that little bit more.
Here's how we can approach this:
1. Take a look at your 2016 resolution or list of goals and pick out just 2-3 things there you still want to hit. (I know I have a few but I'll limit to 2-3.)
2. Make solid plans. Be specific in the steps you can take.
3. Jot down the amount of time you estimate each step will take. Block out that time on your scheduler.
4. And begin.
We still have four good months. Let's make it a smashing quarter!
I'm off reviewing my 2016 goals after working on a client's project this afternoon (developing characters - my favourite part in building stories). Yes, there will be tea, and I will continue talking to myself about the happy things I still want to create this year. I hope you have a fabulous time at your session, too!
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Really enjoyed the honest voice of this narrator ~ a teenager let down by his mother and the foster care system, and almost-picked up through his involvement with a gang.