"Music has charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak."William Congreve
Last week I finished my magazine article, a fictional story about Erina who went to Haiti and had experiences that inspired her to want to be a missionary when she grew up. It really turned out horrible. My brutally honest critic husband let me know so. Ouch! He was right. I knew it wasn't good. So after dinner we decided to jump in the car and head for a local coffee shop, Carpe Diem.
It was great to get away and forget about it--the horribleness and all. At least for a while, I put the whole article out of my mind. I'll come back to it later. My fertile brain is already working on a complete rewrite with a different theme--same result.
Carpe Diem had a jazz quintet playing that night. We ordered, found some seats and enjoyed sipping our drinks as we listened to the soothing music. It was quite nice. We lingered for a while. After finishing our drinks, we left feeling that "Ahhhh" effect.
Despite a disappointing day of writing, it ended on a good note--smile.
What about life is worthy of notice? Why do dog's tail's wag? If writing is a journey, what does the destination look like? Pause... ponder... and leave a comment.
My dog story, A Saving Transformation, is published in THE DOG NEXT DOOR by Revell Books. Get On the Right Train appears in INSPIRE TRUST by Inspire Press. Work and Wag, appears in the October 2010 issue of Clubhouse Jr. magazine (circulation 65,000).
THE VEGGIE CHRONICLES: THE PRISONER OF CARROT CASTLE is a kid's iPad book available on the App Store. Aiden's dislike for vegetables and his wild imagination put him in a bind in a far away place in this action adventure.
The next adventure in THE VEGGIE CHRONICLES series is called THE SLAVE OF PEAS PYRAMID.
BLONDILOCKS AND THE CARING BEARS, an iPad app in development, tells the real story of a little girl with no boundaries and friends who prejudged without the facts.
A chapter book called ETHAN BLECHER BRAVES A BULLY follows Ethan as he deals with a persistent bully in his new school. Soon to be published.
I blog about health, write for kids, eat raw and vegan, love technology and beat genetic cancer with diet. Author of The Veggie Chronicles series (The Prisoner of Carrot Castle) and Ethan Blecher (Braves a Bully) series of kids' books.