Friday, June 6, 2008

June 6, 2008: Come Alive

One of my sisters uses this as her email signature:

Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. --Howard Thurman

I love it. I'm writing because it brings me alive. I want to sell, want to see my books in stores, want to see people reading my books. I have big dreams, and I'm doing what it takes to make them real instead of just dreams.

Every time I sit down to write, though, something exciting happens, something arrives on that page and I don't know where it came from, and I'm amazed every time. I'll write as long as I have the amazement, and it's just getting stronger after nearly three years.

Find what makes you come alive and go do it, and your life will never be the same.

Writing Project: Raoul's first draft
Time Planned: 2 hours plus type-in
Time Spent: 2 hours plus one hour
Favourite Part: seeing themes appear that I hadn't planned

Exercise: 45 minutes elliptical
One Fun Thing I Did Today: hugged the cat for five minutes. If there's anything listening to that purr can't fix, I'd be surprised.

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