Time did what time always does
It taunted me
It tortured me
It taught me
It dragged me to the edge of desperation
And then, it gently carried me back
Time did what you chose not to do
Time kept on showing up
Top Gun is my favorite movie of all time. And the volleyball scene is the best scene in it! But I was more drawn to Slider over Iceman & Maverick. 😜
Keep working on your goals. Stay on task with laser focus. Your thoughts went from a dream to a goal. That goal is going to take flight. Once you reach your goal you're going to be so happy you didn't give up. 📥📥📥📥
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Everyone has a past. When we shut the door on the past or try to move on w/o healing or processing it, we can feel very stuck. Which might manifest itself today as any number of things, like ‘blocks’ or addictions or anxiety or pain in the body...
Unprocessed stuff will hold you hostage until you heal it. It just will. Your cells are primed to repeat the patterns even if you say you consciously don’t want what it’s repeating. When you heal past wounds, you are opening the door to freedom in your life, mind, body, soul, and relationships. Everything & everyone will benefit from your healing, most of all you.
And we will subconsciously attract the same type of friends, partners, situations/scenarios that we say we don’t want until WE take the steps to change & heal. If you felt like a victim in the past, it’s highly likely you will inadvertently put yourself in a victimizing situation again, and again, and again. Until you heal.
It’s not a one and done thing though, it’s making a commitment to yourself for the long haul of this lifetime journey. Taking that first step will spark your momentum and then the next right step just keeps being revealed to you. Life as you know it will keep getting better as much as you allow it to and as much as you show up for yourself. Progress can feel “slow”, messy, not like theirs, invisible, but it’s still progress. It can also feel amazing & liberating as you break through things you didn’t realize you were capable of breaking through.
If you need help, please ask for it. There is no shame in any of what you’re going through or feeling. And none of us do this work alone.
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So, I have an appraiser coming to my house this week. I've been picking up all day, trying to do anything to make the house look better.... and I notice this. shou- *giggles* should I leave these?
This is my office and my process when #writing, #plotting and #planning. I’m not left or right brain dominant, )most of the time I question if I still have a brain...😝) I’m a Pantser and Plotter and always start the same way. I need to be able to see the big picture and the details at the same time but with a few substantial reminders to self: Avoid the Paint-By-Numbers trap, keep your #writing both loose and tight, Be open to change so the #muse can dance in the #creative flow (and throw away most of what you’ve planned 🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂), and get off Instagram and get back to work. #writing#resistance#author#writingprocess#amwriting
ou gave me a rake I took TIC TOC
Dead leaves to gather n pack
My garden to shine
Si tu te prends un râteau
C'est ptêt qu'il reste des feuilles mortes
à virer d'ton jardin
Pour une nuit
à la belle étoile
In french, to take a rake (se prendre un râteau) means "to be rejected in a love affair"... just like walking on a rake, and taking it straight hard to your face.
It's far from the meaning of somekind seducer.
Anyway, this works here in the two languages.
En anglais, "rake" a le sens de bourreau des cours, séducteurs... et l'expression se prendre un râteau n'a pas le sens qu'elle a en français.
Anyway : always llok to the birght side of life, like sing the Monty Pythons in my head !
Have a nice day, thanks for your support.
And please be kind when you give a rake :-) #micropoetry#words#wordporn#poetry#poem#love#lovereflexion #lovepoetry
#poetryingtosavetheworld #sapiosexual#photopoetry #poetrygasm
A perpetual favorite from decades ago... the dramatic monologue of a man that will never believe himself to be enough. He breaks my heart every time I revisit his story. ***sound on*** #jalfredprufrock#tseliot (Also, please ignore my dog sneezing in the background 😂)
I'm dreaming of my next holiday. I'm thinking of attending the Nebulas in Las Vegas 2020.
What's your next holiday going to be?
One of the major reasons I wanted to rebrand @slaffterhouse was because I felt the marks locked me into a box creatively. So with the new brand I wanted the messaging to leave me open to doing anything and everything I want. As long as I do it #wildly...
We ❤ RWC! Have you ever been to a writing retreat?
#writingretreats #writersretreats#writerlife #amwriting#writersofig #southernwriters#creativewriting#professionalwriting #writer#writerworkshops#writingworkshops #writinghelp#writersresources
Heute war ich mit meiner Kollegin @livmod_s noch spazieren und wir haben so tolle Fotos gemacht. 💕
Während ich zur Zeit hauptsächlich an meinen Fantasybüchern arbeite, zerbreche ich mir auch den Kopf über den Titel zu Band 3 der Basterds. "Rockstar sucht" passt ja nicht so recht, weil es ja um Daniel, den Manager geht. 🤔
Würde euch ein "Manager sucht..." als Reihenabschluss stören?
What do you consider a "draft"? This should be a fairly straightforward question, right?
The first draft was an easy demarcation because I counted it "done" once I reached my word count and wrote "the end" (even if I had written, rewritten, and deleted a half a dozen scenes by its completion). My second draft...is technically where I'm at? It's only the second time I have opened a new document and started from "scratch" so to speak. But, I'm still working my way through that document, and I've already majorly revised the plot two times, deleted over 15k words of said second draft and rewritten at least half the scenes twice since I started this draft.
I'm a non-linear writer (both in the chronology and the drafts), so it's hard to *really* say if this is the second draft or draft 2.5686987.
I have read multiple times that it's the fourth, fifth or even seventh (or more) draft that people query. But, at this point, I can't imagine another five drafts of this book.
So, how do you define your "drafts"? Do you stop, print, and use a red pen after each draft, or are you a spaghetti editor like me and write and revise constantly?
“One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.” Luke 18:1
Your Father will not delay. He will not make you wait a day past his appointed time to grant your request. In fact, he will do it speedily. We just have to trust his timing and KEEP ASKING.
Almost half of the year has passed already. How did that happen?? Are you half way with your goals for the year too? Or have you already accomplished your goals? Or maybe changed them?
One of my goals was to take 6 months to focus on my writing and to live outside of Sweden. This will start 1 September when we move to an apartment in Toscana. We will stay there for a month and then go to England (if we find a place to live. London is expensive and it’s much easier to find an apartment in for example Berlin or Barcelona ...).
Another goal was to send my manuscript to publishers or agents. I haven’t done that yet because I still have things to improve in my wip. Hopefully I will be able to send it before I leave for Italy. Right now I aim for Harry Potters birthday as a day to send it 🤓
Tell me about your 2019-goals and how they are proceeding!
PS. The photo is from a perfect summer morning at my friends house from this weekend. We have been celebrating midsummer in Sweden 🍓🇸🇪
Celebrando la aventura de la exploración espacial, la nueva colección StarWalker presenta un domo azul translúcido que evoca la elevación de la Tierra vista desde la luna, un recordatorio para mirar hacia atrás y apreciar nuestra majestuoso y frágil planeta.