Make up a story… For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don’t tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief’s wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear’s caul.
I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.
If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats.
Because I’m the digital sales manager for my Barnes & Noble, I gave a Nook presentation to one of the largest school districts in Texas today. We had two authors set up at our table. So, I spent the day with young adult authors Mary Lindsey (Shattered Souls) and New York Times best selling author Rachel Caine (Last Breath, etc.). I have not read any of their works, so I’m not a huge fan. But, it was pleasant to talk to Mary Lindsey about landing an agent. She gave me some great advice on how to improve my query letters and what agents are looking for in new writers. She was very helpful and friendly. She also signed a copy of her first novel (shown in the picture below). This was a day well spent learning from the professionals.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…
Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.