“You can’t cross the sea
merely by standing and staring
at the water”
This week’s theme is motivation. I choose what I think I most need. This week it’s definitely motivation or perhaps it should be persistence. Need both and a couple cups of coffee to start the day.
The more I get into what it takes to write a good book the more I see how much I have to learn. I realize now when I wrote my first book that it was sort of a dreamy fairy tale of all the things I would like to happen. A daydream of this and that all bundled together and packaged.
I started with just the story. I should have started with the characters. I’m reading and studying and then taking loads of time to developing them. Having conversations with them and asking them questions. It’s all rather fun.
Last night we watched Finding Neverland  Wasn’t anything we had planned but just saw it on Netflix and decided to give it a try. It was about J. M. Barrie’s creation of the play about Peter Pan. I had always thought the play came after the book but the play came first. Found that very interesting. It’s very good if you haven’t seen it.
Today’s Three Sunshine (Gratitude) Moments:
1. We had a wonderful visit with my sister Barb in Albany on Saturday
2. Finding good articles to read about developing characters and plots
3. Laughing at Buddy sleeping outside in the shade. He gets into the funniest positions.
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