Thursday, January 3, 2008

On This Day 01-03-2008

On this chosen day, Writer Woman woke early to temps in the teens. Now Writer Woman lives in the south—Atlanta to be exact—and weather this cold is not the norm. But she is happy anyway because she finally sat down at her desk and put words into her laptop! It’s been a crazy holiday and writing just doesn’t fit with the dynamics. Anne Lamott says all writers should just forget the month of December, but Writer Woman doesn’t listen; instead, she always tries to set goals and meet them. Ha!

Anyway, even though, her youngest daughter is still home from school, and ‘Newly Married Daughter’ along with ‘Love of Her Life’ decided to drop by and show off their new wedding rings, Writer Woman spent over two hours writing. She can’t promise any of it is worth keeping, but still the words were spilt into the air and onto the page. That is all a writer can ask.

Writer Woman has a new header thanks to her daughter, Camera Woman. If readers would like a treat, check out her blog Notice the wonderful photos and Writer Woman’s grandchildren. Aren’t they just wonderful?

Today seems to be a day for shopping since the cupboard is bare. All that is left is ham, black-eyed peas, and cornbread. And even though Writer Woman would love to be rich—you notice greens are not mentioned because Writer Woman forced them all down on New Years Day like a good Southern Girl—she can’t stand the thought of eating this combination again. She will write today, attempting to make sense of a large project without butchering it to death.

But best of all she has finally put her goals for 2008 into words:

Find joy in all the little things. (And some big things—like her novel being bought—would be nice.)
Write, Write, and Write
Walk, Walk, and Walk
Write, Write, and Write
Play, Play, and Play

Sit down at your desk today and find words to put on the page. If Writer Woman can do it, so can you.

In qigong we have a saying that goes something like this: If you think that all you are doing is waving your hands slowly in the air, then the exercise won't affect you very much. If however, you think you are slowly moving mountains with the turn of a wrist, then the exercise's effect becomes truly profound.

In other words don’t sit down to write thinking the effort is not worth your time; instead, believe you’re writing the next best seller, and you might just accomplish your dreams.

Writer Woman

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