Tuesday, November 26, 2013
It's my baby's birthday and she is now 9 yrs old!!
She came to me in what I thought was my last year on this Earth, at a time when I knew I was no longer living right and every single abuse was catching up to me. In a hopeless prayer in the shower hanging on to shower walls for support I asked the dear Lord for an intervention.
"SAVE ME" and he/she did..
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
My novel is coming along, very soon I will be done, or at least that's what I keep telling myself.
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"If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There's no way around these two things that I'm aware of, no shortcut."
"Wherever you write is supposed to be a little bit of a refuge, a place where you can get away from the world. The more closed in you are, the more you're forced back on your own imagination."
But "I think talent as a writer is hard-wired in, it's all there, at least the basic elements of it. You can't change it any more than you can choose whether to be right handed or left handed."
"When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'"
"You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you."
"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all."
"It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."
"When women go wrong, men go right after them."
"Do all you can to make your dreams come true."
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