Tuesday, July 8, 2014

the genuine article...

“There is something about words.  In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts.  Inside you they work their magic.” Diane Setterfield

I love the thought. Even more so, I love the way the thought is worded. 

Setterfield is a true gothic writer. I don't know her personally but I would guess it is in her nature to be macabre.

I wonder how it feels to be so in sync with yourself as a writer.

I could start a list of writers that I think have this gift but I'd leave someone out for sure.

What about you - do you have a favorite writer who appears to be their most authentic self when writing?

Monday, June 30, 2014

Maybe I'll press publish...

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. (quote from a motivational thing that doesn't attribute the quote to anyone.)

What am I doing currently outside my comfort zone?

Big breath - big sigh - let it out...

I am jumping the hurdles headed towards a gastric sleeve operation.

Yes, me. Me who has too many hours of holistic healing classes to count.

See, I'm 56. My bmi is 61.7. That's easier to tell you than my weight. I don't think weight is everything but I have not felt in optimal health for a while now.

This needs to change. And my personal history proves I need help to change it.

I've done lots and lots and lots of research and this is the decision I have made.

I am happy with it.

Yet it is outside my comfort zone.

What are you doing outside your comfort zone lately?