Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Crazy Inspiration

Here’s another inspirational sign I discovered at a beach shop. (I don’t buy these, just take pics.) But this is a good one. (Sorry for the blurry image, but you can get the idea.)
Are you crazy enough to dream?
Crazy enough to believe?
Crazy enough to act as-if, until the “if” is reality?

Be crazy!
Be creative!
Be a believer!
I think I can!
I think you can!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Butt in Seat

Is the Universe Trying to Tell Me Something?
I caught a rerun of Anne Lamott’s interview on Oprah’s “Soul Sunday” yesterday. Of course, I immediately thought of Lamott’s book, Bird by Bird: Some Instruction on Writing and Life (which, by the way, was not the topic of the interview). I plan to reread the book next week at the beach, and I encourage you to read it, too.
Lamott is famous for giving writers permission to write “shitty first drafts.” During the interview she talked about the importance of putting your butt in your seat for whatever you are doing, to show up, and to get busy doing the work at hand. Her words resonated with me. Then today, I saw the sign below at a local store.

Do you think the universe is trying to tell me something? Is the universe whispering the same message to you?
I don’t need more reminding today. I’m off to write!

Thursday, July 3, 2014


As we celebrate the 4th of July and continue on our writing journeys, let the words of Dave Eggers inspire us all:

“Be strong, be brave, be true. Endure.”