Sunday, April 3, 2016

Author Inspiration

I love that moment when I am reading a book and I get completely swept away to another world so thoroughly when I take a break I have to stop for a moment, blink and look around to remember where I am. That is my very favorite moment when reading a good book. My second favorite moment is being able to return to that place a week later, a month later, a year later just by thinking about it. It fills me with warm comforting fuzzies as if to say “Remember, you were happy here.”

It is my greatest aspiration to give that feeling to someone else. If at least one person feels they’ve escaped into a book I’ve written, I think I would be able to die happy knowing I’ve accomplished that goal.

I love the way words can work together to bring forth emotions people usually reserve for their dreams. I love how in writing you can dream, and imagine. There is no too far or too wide, too crazy or even too tame. We are all just bodies holding together swirling emotions. We don’t always give these emotions the attention they deserve, give them names or even acknowledgement. I find myself in writing even more than I do in reading, and I hope I can inspire that same feeling into others. Whether they can read something I wrote and identify with it, or they can write something that helps them find themselves. Self discovery is highly underrated.

Too long I’ve been waiting for the breeze to blow me into the direction I was meant to go. Waiting for my destiny to present itself. I am still learning to walk my own path, face my fears of rejection and failure. Failure is not the end of the world. I’ve made more mistakes than I can count, and here I am, around to continue making more. The only choice I have to continue learning from them and try not to make them again. Even that doesn’t always work out.

It’s cliché and over used because it’s true. “You won’t know unless you try.”

10 Quotes I find Inspiring

    “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” Stephen King

    . “You see, one of the best things about reading is that you’ll always have something to think about when you’re not reading.” James Patterson

     “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” E E Cummings

       "I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” Flannery O’Connor

       “These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves” Gilbert Highet

       “Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after you’ve finished just to stay near it.” Markus Zusak

       “If you don’t see the book you want on the shelf, write it.” Beverly Clearly

       “You can find magic where ever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a good book” Dr. Seuss

     “You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel as if you’ve lost a friend.”

   “One must be a little crazy to write a good novel.” John Gardner

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