So, I am in the home-stretch of what is turning out to be one of my favorite books. This book gets me. It’s literally as if she and I are having a conversation about the stuff in my head. What is so purely resonant for me is that the book goes way beyond just offering suggestions on how to get the story down on paper. It is just as much a guide on how to address and overcome the emotional and psychological “problems” that keep us from even picking up the pen.
I finished up a few more chapters this week, up to page 80. This book is really an easy read and as it flows along smoothly from one instruction to the next, I find myself nodding in agreement at every page. It reminds me of the saying that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. It may seem so simple, but there are things being said in the book that just make the idea of putting pen to paper to write a story seem so much easier than it used to – finally.
“I saw a home movie once of a birthday party I went to in the first grade, with all these cute little boys and girls playing together like puppies, and all of a sudden I scuttled across the screen like Prufrock’s crab. I was very clearly the one who was going to grow up to be a serial killer, or keep dozens and dozens of cats.”
Well, things have been evolving here at Biz Mommy over the past few weeks. I feel like I’m overflowing with ideas and getting much more focused about what I want to write. That being said, although I’ve had fun experimenting with giveaways and promotional-type posts that were strictly about building relationships with sponsors and getting more traffic, I decided I want to go in a bit of a different direction with giveaways.