There is a place we go in between the land of awake and the land of dreams,
Another realm in the midst, in our subconscious serene.
A place where we organize our thoughts in such a way,
When in our waking state, we cannot remember to convey.
In this realm, words become our best inventions,
In our tired, resting moments, with no vices of apprehension.
If we dare stir out of this middle space, when words with ease appear with grace,
We risk the fate of losing our plot, our grand ideas become for not.
©D.G. Kaye October 2013
Handy tips from Penny Sansevieri on Marketing and Promoting
These days it seems like everyone’s book marketing budget is a little tighter. If you’re feeling the pinch, or if you’re just looking for some great free stuff to do on your own, here are some tips that can help keep you on track. Along with the tips, I’ve also linked to other articles I’ve written on the various topics, in case you want to dig deeper…http://huff.to/1eN5ANG
via Penny Sansevieri
I was speaking to a friend today and while I was in the middle of a sentence, I found myself in one of those all too familiar situations of late; when I totally forgot the context of what I was saying. Of course I broke up laughing, but in that same moment, I said to my friend, “Holy crap, sometimes I find it so hard to believe that I actually wrote a memoir, going back almost fifty years in detail, yet I can’t even remember what I had for dinner the night before.”
I know that crazy “change” will do strange things to us, perhaps that is why I chose to write my second book, a satirical humourous tale of menopause. We have to laugh at those blank moments which happen, along with the other memorable (or maybe not so memorable), side-effects that come with this phase of life. I like to try and always make light of a not so favourable situation, as scary as it can sometimes be.
You just Godda laugh!
Wattpad.com is a great site for writers to post their stories. They can be short stories or parts of your book. A great way to get some exposure and feedback for your work. Readers are starting to find that site via word of mouth and from many other writers.
Many people enjoy reading on Wattpad because they can read a short story on their mobile phones, on short jaunts or simply looking for something to read while waiting somewhere like a doctor’s office.
You can follow readers you like to watch for more of their work and you can like and comment as well. Perhaps some of you wonderful readers and writers out there would like to give it a try? I know I have and if you are interested to see what it is about you can check out my link to one of my stories here, http://bit.ly/1dF7ErV Who knows, maybe you will be inspired!
This is a beautiful post about when do we earn the right to call ourselves writers?
A post from Lisa Bartelt
“I was about to teach a workshop at a writers conference when a woman in the front row asked me this question. I wasn’t sure I’d heard her correctly, so I asked her to repeat it…http://bit.ly/15EGPSw “
While washing the dishes the other night, I was going over a conversation I had previously with my husband and it made me wonder what it is that suddenly and/or silently hits us that we change our position on situations?
We were discussing a wedding that we have to attend, on his side of the family. We were debating whether or not we should stay over night at a hotel because the venue is an hour and a half away from town. Neither of us really wants to stay over because we both prefer our own bed and I especially wanted to relax and watch Sunday Football, one of my passions in life. Summer’s end is the beginning of the long awaited NFL season to return after a seven month drought.
My husband wanted to have a few drinks at this wedding and I told him to make up his mind if we are staying over or not because there will be no drinking and driving. He tried to coax me into driving home because I don’t drink but he never seems to understand the concept that I have bad night vision which hinders my ability to read highway signs, thus creating a huge amount of anxiety for me…..He pouts. I tell him we will stay over but we will hit the road early so I can be back in time to get settled, get my proline tickets made and relax. I proceeded to tell him that I am going for him because it doesn’t matter to me if we go or not. He responded with, “Well, I don’t like going to your sister’s because her dogs hang around the table when we eat.” I said, “I know, but you go anyway, as I do, because that’s what you do when you are married.”
As I replayed the conversation back in my mind, I began to think back when we first were married. It was a novelty then to go visit ‘family-in-law’. It didn’t seem like a chore and it was something I usually looked forward to. This made me wonder when did the tide change? What happened and when did I stop caring to partake in these family functions? I couldn’t pin an exact incident so it made me question, at what point in marriage do we begin to feel that we no longer share that appeal to participate in some family events? I wondered if it is because as we age, we seem to condense the number of people in our lives who are really important to us because life is really short. Time goes by so quickly and we cannot be everywhere and see everyone we really wish to spend time with so our time is very valuable and we become a little bit choosier where and when we spend it.
Just a thought.