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Road Trip of the Mind

Posted by on Sep 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

Sometime it just happens… the inspiration isn’t present, the mind goes blank, and nothing can be written. Happens to all writers – Dose included!

It seemed the harder I tried to put words on paper, the fewer letters I typed. My editor was waiting for the next dose. Readers were asking if I was ever to write again. And my website designer was thinking, “After all this work I did, she doesn’t post?”

Self-inflicted created pressure and deadlines ultimately led to the stalling of my repertoire of work.

It seems that the more pressure to do something, the more it doesn’t or just can’t happen. Happens to all people –right?

So what was the Dose to do? The one thing every writer does: write! They write. They write every single day. They write a few words, or a few paragraphs. Every. Single. Day.

Sometimes the solutions are so simple, it’s all a matter of common sense and persistence.

Roadblocks happen, but it doesn’t mean the road trip is over. Keep the engine running… you’ll eventually get there!

 

 

12.31.2016

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fast forward.

It’s the last day of 2016.

You’re at a party and someone asks you “What were the highlights of this past year?”

Start crafting your answers now.

By the end of 2016 I will have…

Start this new year with the end in mind.

Happy 2016!

The Magic 8 Ball

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“He loves me, he loves me not.” Words spoken as flowers petals are slowly pulled off.

Unfortunately, “He loves me not” is what 13-year-old Dose came to believe as the last petal dropped.

Imagine relying on a flower for an answer. Crazy.

But do we not do that now? Not with flowers, but with a flip of a coin, a visit to the local psychic, or a tally from a 100-friend poll.

After making many significant decisions in my life, and watching others make their life-changing choices, the Dose has come to realize that such decisions are so personal that no one or no thing can choose better than the one who must cast the final choice.

A ‘magic’ ball is programed to provide only one of eight non-specific answers. The flower only has so many petals. The psychic always asks your name when, in fact, shouldn’t they already know it? And what happens when there are three choices and a two-sided coin?

Answers don’t come from these sources. And they are not found in other people. The best answer to your question only comes from you. Dig deep…it’s there!