Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My Muse Stirs...I think, I hope

I do believe that I sense my Muse stirring. It sort of feels like that long, stretching one does when waking from a peaceful slumber. Though, I don't believe she's been sleeping, more like she's been off on some adventure and failed to include me in her escapades.

You to Kats that replied to my other post are right. I need to follow my heart in my writing. Not worry or care if it's the right genre for right now. Not worry if I have enough of my character(s), plots, settings outlined on paper to where I have more outlines than my WiP has pages. Not worry if I'm doing more telling or showing right now and JUST WRITE. No matter what to just get the story ideas down, things can be edited later to show rather than tell. To add or delete scenes if necessary.

I think it's time to dust off my WiP. Reread through it. And see if I can pick up where I left off. My newer characters that I was thinking of for a new WiP may end up here, or they may not...I don't know. They could work here, but they also seem to have their own story they want to tell.

If I want an immortal Highlander or a Pensive type object in my story I'll put it in. If I need to edit it any way...I'll deal with that later. The main thing I suppose is just to get the words on paper.

Monday, May 17, 2010

What dreams may come

I've had some trouble allowing myself to believe in my dreams. Heh, who am I kidding...A LOT of trouble. I have doubts and fears. I've been put down a lot by people closest to me...that my dreams are worthless and I should be realistic.

For instance, I love fantasy, I want to write fantasy...but I've had some one tell me that's not what I should be writing. That I should write something else like a mystery or a story based around where I grew up. But that's not me.

I had a tarot card reading yesterday, and she saw in the cards, that I would be writing and successful at it. She also saw me doing well in my herbalism/holistic studies and that I'll have a business with it.

Both of those are part of my dreams for the future, and her seeing them working out may have given me just the little bit of hope I need to hold onto my dreams and believe in them.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

So just what are my dreams anyway...

Well, that's a good question. My dreams? What are they? I have a lot of them. Some silly, some trivial, some seemingly out of my reach, and some that I just can't let go of.

One dream, that is very important to me is I want to be a Master Herbalist. If you asked old friends and family, they'd probably not even think that was something I'd be interested in. My family might even say it was crazy, I don't know. But it's something I really want to do. I'm taking one course right now, to "get my feet wet" so to speak. I've looked into several courses, and it's so hard to choose. Money being a factor I have to choose carefully and wisely. I also want my certification(s) to come from recognized schools/teachers.

Tie into that, I'd like to be trained in Holistic Healing. I believe the two work hand and hand. I just don't know where I'd get such training. And I don't live near any accredited colleges so right now all my course work would need to be via correspondence schools.

After I have my training, I dream of having an herbal shoppe. Perhaps with a little cafe inside to offer herbal teas and juices, perhaps a light meal of organically grown foods.

Sometimes I feel like I'm dreaming too big, or that I'm too old (I'm 40) to even be attempting to accomplish such things and to be successful at it. But alas, it is my dream. If it will come true...that's another story.

Why here? What's the deal?

Okay, so here's yet another blog. I was layout hunting and came across this one and thought..."WOW! Got to have it!" But, for what blog? As I was pondering that thought, I decide to make yet a new one.

But rather than vent about things here, I want this to be a place where I can post my hopes and dreams. Sort of as a constant reminder to myself that I have them despite the mess my life is in right now.

So here's my dream blog...the things that I might dream about having, wanting, doing. Any progress I might be making on them, etc, etc.