Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I'm back.

My goodness! What a month it has been! I just settled myself in at a cozy little coffee shop not far from my home and ordered up a double. And with Dave Matthews crooning his tunes over the speakers, I feel even more at home.

A few months ago, Husband encouraged me to hire a sitter to free me up to work on some writing projects. Oh, how I love and need these scheduled hours to feast on the written word. But when my sitter had to deal with some unforeseen family matters a couple of weeks ago, the schedule that had been went out the window, and the unwritten words and thoughts began to pile up in stacks in the back of my mind.

It's amazing what one month of scheduled writing sessions could do for me, and then how I'd feel without them. I know, I know. Husband spoils the socks off me. He'll pay for a sitter so I can write? What a guy. He is my number one supporter and I can barely wrap my mind around how lucky I am to have a man who wants for me the things I aspire to, all out of love.

So here I sit, sipping my Americano, ready to delve into the editing of a freelance piece that I plan to submit to a publication within the next twenty days. I'll let you know if they bite. I've been dabbling with it for some time, but it is time to plunge into the deep. Otherwise, aspirations remain the same--aspirations. And I don't want just a pocketful of aspirations. I want to breathe knowing I've aspired and conquered, and am aspiring for more.


"And then I go back to why I write - because it's the way I'm "wired." Because I can't not write. Because the images and characters and scenes and emotions flood out of me through a keyboard and I can't stop them any more than I could stand in a flood and stop the raging waters. And then I remember who made me this way, who controls what happens to the words I type on this computer, and who will some day say, "well done," if I work in obedience to Him." ~Marcia Lee Laycock, Novel Journey Blog post


a little bit biased April 8, 2010 at 8:31 PM  

Cassie, that is so nice that you were "free" to have that time to yourself. It must be hard to not have it right now. I know you love writing and I think everyone needs some time to do the thing they love, aside from the day to day responsibilities. Keep writing. It's important to you and it feeds your soul to do so.

mme. bookling April 8, 2010 at 11:58 PM  

Wishing to be beside you, sipping my capp...writing as well...but in your presence. Love you today.

Erin April 11, 2010 at 5:55 PM  

I love your discipline. You inspire me. Keep us up to date!
Amazing quote by the way!
So glad you are back!

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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