The Galloping has begun…
February 13, 2014 8 Comments
The Snow-pocolypse in Portland, Oregon has ended and we’re back to the water deluge that is our normal winter. We’ll see how the season plays out in the weeks ahead, I’m predicting it will be muddy. There were good things about being snowed-in for four days but there was also time to dwell on how things change, and why it’s good to create new routines and lifestyles. This is what all the purging and organizing energy is all about. You’re probably doing it too, aren’t you. <wink>
I had time to catch up on my online reading and creating a new reader feed for the blogs I feel are worthy to read while still scanning all the others for interesting tidbits and industry news. Then I read the post by Rob and Trish: “Game Changers“ and what resonated with me was:
But the older I get, the clearer it becomes that what I’m really talking about here is: how do I want to spend the rest of the time I have on the planet?
Does your time on this planet matter to you?
When I look at my ancestral life spans I could easily be facing another 25-30 years of being active, alert, and capable of doing some pretty cool stuff with my life. Not that I have a famous Grandma Moses in my family tree, but there were plenty of women with her spunk.
I know lots of people get introspective about their life purpose and what makes life worth living, but it is often when they are overwhelmed with challenge, illness, or trauma. There’s worry and concern about how much time they have left to live and whether they will have the money, or the companionship, or whatever they feel is needed to avoid misery.
Heavy duty contemplation on the value of being alive is best done when feeling fully alive.
If I was told I had 3 to 5 years to live – I’d choose to spend it snuggling grand-babies. I’m “into” babies. My girls know that I am personally devoted to Baby Care, not Child Care. When my grandbabies become children they need to be with someone who can stimulate their creativity. Wiping toddlers butts and arguing with three-year-olds.. not my thing. Been there, done that. After babies, pre-teens from the age of 9 to 13 are fascinating individuals. Teenagers need a great support system with aunts and uncles… Just sayin’…
Have you considered Einstien’s Proof of God – because Caroline Miller can do it in under 500 words. That’s the current theme of online media, what can you say in Less Than x # words or characters. The mark of a good writer is making a point as well.
Sandra Harris presented her Blueprint for a Romantic Hero in less than 200 words. It’s a great example of why I adore being an insider in Romancelandia. There are also times I look around Romancelandia and realize its a group of women in varying stages from puberty to menopause, defending their objectives to oogle men, be a princess, and live the fantasy that a happily ever after agenda at any age, guarantees bliss until death.
Romance novelists are a unique breed of writer and I love their tenacity. And now I am one. And I can announce that my publisher has made my novel available as a B&N nookBook now in addition to Amazon Kindle – at the same price of only $2.99. I also have it up on Goodreads now so I can start submitting it for reviews. Yet, my road to becoming a romance novelist has been a bit wacky so I think my marketing campaign should being on April Fools Day.
In conclusion, the reality that I am a co-coordinator for a mini-writer conference in Portland, Oregon still boggles my mind.
That’s why I’m delighted to consider I have decades yet to surprise myself with what I am capable of creating.