So I get this email from my NSAI membership offering a discount for Master Writer and it sounds so good, I go for it. I've been so productive writing songs with it all day. Like they say, music producers have Pro Tools, writers have Word, and now songwriters have Master Writer. Of course, I've never … Continue reading Master Writer on a Sunny Afternoon
To follow-up yesterday's post, The Art of the Journey of Art about the "slow work of God," I thought I'd share this poem, Patient Trust, by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like … Continue reading Patient Trust (#poem)
My plans to write both novels and songs may have to be put on hold for a bit now that we have a new addition to the family. I'm not sure how I'm going to juggle it all but I'm sure things will calm down. I'm starting to feel like Hallie Lord, author of On … Continue reading The Art of the Journey of Art
Birthdays and holidays always make me sad Sometimes I cry and then I get mad When those dearest to you sprout wings and fly away So far from you in July, so close to you in May Longing for love from that first man you see Leading you on a journey from the Caribbean to … Continue reading Birthdays and Holidays (#poem)
I've always excelled in meeting deadlines whether writing or production or other, really. But somehow I got the dates mixed up for a publisher proposal submission deadline - I thought it was tonight at midnight, EST. I was thinking about it last evening, thinking about the blurb I still needed to write and thought I'd … Continue reading Writing Deadlines
Screaming during the night when everything changes Hear it on the inside The subtle changes in life that nobody notices Feel it on the outside Baptisms at church when precious babies are born Watch it from the inside Families gathered together: mothers on one side, fathers on the other See it from the outside New … Continue reading Changes (#poem)
Lesson One: Sean and Katherine and their adorable little boy appeared on the pre-show to "The Bachelor." You can see what an adorable family they are. He looks so much like both of his parents, which makes him even more adorable. So when Arie held him, he wasn't quite as adorable. He looked out of … Continue reading Lessons from “The Bachelor”
The best part about New Year's Rockin Eve was this song, supposedly a favorite of Obama's. l'm not that into politics, but I have to say, he has awfully good taste in music. 🙂 I'm so inspired now to get back into the studio in #2018. Happy New Year!
I'm reading a novel that was recommended by a publisher as one to read for style for current submissions. Okay, I get that the setting might call for a bit more media exposure than a normal plot, but, to me, it's trying way too hard to be current. Facebook, Twitter, iPads, Youtube - even political … Continue reading When a Novel Tries Too Hard…
Instead of reading about writing this morning, I'm sitting down to write first. Lately, with Christmas and just moving into a brand new house with all the set-up that entails, I've been so exhausted, I haven't been able to face the page. So I'm off to edit the first 3 chapters and synopsis for a … Continue reading Let’s Get This Writing Started!