Monthly Archives: March 2017

Tea Time Becomes Treasured Moment for Writer

Good evening! How do you know if you like something….unless….you try it!  How many times does one hear this line in a lifetime? Endlessly! I allowed myself to embrace this opportunity, recently, with my amazing daughter-in-law! Allow me to share…my daughter-in-law can prepare nearly any meal – or drink – with amazing results. She did it again recently….listen to how charming she is:

Amazing Daughter-In-Law: “Would you like to join me in a cup of tea?”

Me: “I am not a fan of tea! I’ve tried tea before and never took to liking it.”

Amazing Daughter-in-law: “Will you try MY tea…I believe you’ll like the way I prepare MY tea…I add a few special things to MY tea! You’ll be so happy you tried it!”

Me: “Of course!”

C’mon………who says “No!” to an amazing daughter-in-law?? Not me! —

—– Whilst the tea is being preparing….allow me to share a comparison….this reminds me of those times when someone says “You’ve gotta read this book!” -but –  It happens not to be the genre you enjoy reading — so….what does one do? I usually ask tons of questions to encourage them to persuade me on taking a chance to invest my time in this book they are suggesting – I am always amazed when I find someone who can deliver a summary of their suggested book as though they knew the author personally. Anyone, who displays such strong passion about their suggested book, usually, wins me over.

My daughter-in-law displayed much confidence in the method of her preparation of this tea – she, too, won me over!

Results —Ahhh….she was correct! I was very happy that I tried it! — Because….I loved it!!  The smell and taste of the tea my daughter-in-law prepared, transferred me to memories in my home town – A  quaint tea shop that I would visit and have fabulous desert with…not tea…but water (because I thought I didn’t like tea).  I spent many days at my claimed cozy table, three windows left of the french doors, and directly in front of the faux fire-place that emitted faux flames, to enjoy during any season.  I loved this place! – I would sit in this spot, solo, for hours – writing in my journal.

The memory was so special! – And the tea was very delicious! Yes, I even asked for a second cup of tea!

This “tea time” was a moment that I will treasure! She shared her special recipe and converted me to a tea drinker…I look forward to many more of these special moments!

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3 Key Actions That Increase Writer Motivation

Good Evening! Let’s talk Motivation! As you know, from my previous posts, I am a huge “Zig” fan! Mr. “Ziglar” stated, “Action must precede motivation!” – This lesson he taught me, in listening to his audios for many, many years, has proven to be very valuable.  I thought that ‘motivation’ was a given in life.  If I just wake up and start my day – motivation was sure to follow – NOT!!! – I kept hearing about this “muse” that is supposed to appear to allow me to release my creativity.  An observation I captured when attending a writing event stayed with me – after realizing that it was a common pattern. During the audience response sessions – I kept hearing these same comments echoing – “I am waiting for my ‘muse‘ to appear to begin writing!”  – or – “My ‘muse‘ never showed up, so I didn’t get my story finished!”  – I had to find out, “What – or – who is this ‘muse‘? – Can I hire them?”  – When I concluded my research, I discovered that many people believe that this ‘muse‘ is supposed to magically appear and pour creative powder over writers allowing them to produce masterpieces.  – Okay – “Stop!” First, I don’t believe in ‘muses‘ – the same as I don’t believe in ‘luck‘ – I do believe in hard work! Second, what I learned ties directly to what “Zig” has taught me about Motivation! I believe that everyone has a story inside of them! I also believe that it takes skill and hard work to  – a) identify and b) release – those stories.  In my process of becoming a writer, I have put Mr. “Ziglar’s” lessons to the test – I was pleased with my discovery – I, and more experienced writers than I, apply the same basic daily rules –

3 Simple Key Actions to Motivate A Writer To Get Their Story Onto The Page:

  1. Locate a cozy writing space!
  2. Sit Down with writing tools!
  3. Write! Write! Write!

Each time I apply these 3 Key Actions – my motivation increases. I reject any excuses my daily life attempts to impose on me. I do not wait for any fictional power to appear to give me permission to do what I cannot get through a day without doing anyway – Write!  I request of you amazing writers to tap into your own creative powers – follow the 3 key actions – give in to your increased motivation – and watch how your creativity obeys your actions and allows your great stories to fill those blank white pages!!!!!

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