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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tabula Rasa

I wrote tonight.

Something that I didn't have to turn in for class.

IT WAS AWESOME!!!

I love feeling this way. Why did I ever let other things get in the way of this feeling?

Not only did I write tonight, but I also went back and read something that I had written a few months ago to try to get my bearings. See where I was at... and I felt myself getting sucked in to the story. I couldn't stop reading it. Not because I was trying to see how many things were wrong with it or how much I was going to have to correct later.

I got sucked into the chapter I had written because it was...it was... it was GOOD!

I've made it a point to try to make mondays about motivation. (Good way to start the week,eh?) And there is nothing like reading something that you've written to remind you why you write in the first place.

So this weeks motivation is all about Tabula Rasa.

I'm adding the definition for those of you who do not know (And YES, because I'm just THAT nerdy!)

1
: the mind in its hypothetical primary blank or empty state before receiving outside impressions
2
: something existing in its original pristine state

Origin of TABULA RASA

Latin, smoothed or erased tablet
First Known Use: 1535


I'm thankful that each new day is a brand new "clean slate." I don't have to dwell on the mistakes and failures of the past, but instead can look forward to new growth and new oppurtunities...new ways to fail miserably and new ways to suceed exponentially!

Let tomorrow be the start of a grand new adventure!


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuesday Twosome

I'm reading Diana Gabaldon's Drums of Autumn. This series is taken me forever to read, I do realize. But to be fair, its not because its boring. I love the books or I wouldn't be reading them a second time. But each book is over 1,000 pages long, and they are not "easy" reads. Plus I've slipped a few other books, including school, a few nonfiction, and I read the hunger games series over a course of 4 days.

Anyway, here are the two lines from Drums of Autumn:

She's said she was sure.

Roger lay in the dust of the road, bruised, filthy, and starving, with a womantrembling and weepingagainst his chest, now and then giving him a smallthump with her fist. He had never felt happier in his life.

I sadly have not written anything this week. I am playing with the idea of entering a contest for a short story that I've kept hidden away. No one's read it but me. I love the story but it needs a little bit of work. But we shall see.

I'm not posting on there today since I didn't have lines to contribute, but head over to http://womenofmystery.net for more Tuesday Twosomes....

Monday, March 12, 2012

Motivation Monday

May you have the hindsight to know where you've been the foresight to know
where you're going and the insight to know when you're going too far.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Motivation Monday

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. ~Aristotle
I love to read quotes. Sometimes quotes really make me think, or really motivate me to do better than I have been doing. Lately, the ideas in my little pea brain have been more than a little lacking. After school and dealing with 3 kids now (I am babysitting) cleaning house and working full time, I don't have much left in the tank. Its pretty much Fire Bad. Tree pretty., in the thinking department. But I have been brainstorming ways to add content to my blog.
I like the idea of motivation monday. Every one needs a boost to get you going during the week, to remind you to stay on track and stay strong. So, for this monday I posted this quote. I found it appropriate, since writing for me has been rather daunting.
So, I post this for myself, but also for anyone else who needs a little extra motivation. Feel free to take what you need, and maybe send a little love my way and let me know what motivates you!