Tuesday, September 23, 2014

It's so true

I am a big fan of tut.com  You can sign up and get a message from The Universe every weekday. Some I read and delete, others I keep. Some speak to me, others mean nothing. This one I want to share because it’s made me think so differently. I am always saying there isn’t enough time to do everything. Each month when it’s time for the giggle blog I tell myself a month can’t possibly have passed. It flew by and I did nothing. So The Universe came up with this. Do read right through to the final line which is the one that hit me.

‘There's so much time in a day, Lynne.
You could have breakfast, lunch, and dinner on 3 different continents.
You could outline the book you're going to write, start the screenplay adaptation, and watch "Gone With The Wind," before the sun even sets.
Spend a day at work, and still have 16 hours left over.
Or you could just think 60,000 different thoughts as you tool all over Malvern.
Hey, the record for climbing Mt. Everest is under 9 hours, leaving 15 to nap and go Yeti searching. There's so much time in a day, Lynne. So much.
You're rich,
   The Universe

Especially, Lynne, when one stops claiming there's so little of it, huh?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Jan Baynham is a new follower of this blog see www.janbaynham.blogspot.co.uk

And she has offered me a blog award which is actually handy as posting on my blog is on today’s To Do list and I had no idea what to blog about. If you want this award and would like to write seven things about yourself, go for it.
So now you get to hear seven things about me.

1.     Today I do not want to be a writer. I want to be a layabout and go back to bed.

2.     I have given up writing short stories because they are too close to real life now and I really enjoyed writing spinechillers and ‘weird’ stories.

3.     I am, and always have been, in love with Ray Bradbury.

4.     I have fabulous hair.

5.     It’s fabulous because I take it out of a box every morning. Once, several years ago now, mine all fell on the bathroom floor.

6.     I have finally given up watching Deal or No Deal.

And now the biggie and this is because I have been reading Ray Bradbury and he’s been telling me how to dig deep into my soul.

7.     I have a broken heart. Our son went out of our lives fourteen years ago. I love him.

Friday, September 12, 2014

I'm a Writer in Residence (without moving)

I really should have mentioned this on Monday because that was my first day as 'Writer in Residence' for the website, Creative Frontiers.
Oh, well, better late than never.
Pop over to http://creative-frontiers.com/blog/writing-desk/fiction/  and you can follow my week of writing advice. (Not that you need it, you understand.)

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Thought For The Day

As I was dressing the bed this morning my brain asked, ‘Why do you waste time doing this?’ It’s enough to make the bed but I feel the need to add cushions and a throw. Why a throw? Because it’s lovely and soft to wrap around my shoulders when I sit up in bed to read.

And then came another thought.

The green teapot. When I discovered the handle was loose why didn’t I throw it away? It could never be used to hold scalding tea again.

Just like the bed I had to be creative with the teapot. Is it all a waste of time?

Then I had a big thought. What if everyone just wanted things to be nice? Not just themselves and their homes but their lives, their surroundings, their world. What if we could all be a little more creative?

Perhaps if we all made things pretty the world could be a better place.