A Life in Just One Day

Capture I like this quote. For me, I wonder what I could do to make each day complete. If each day is a life, what would you want each life to be like? Could you be a different person each day, try out a few options and see which really does suit you? If you were planning to make each day a life, how would that work for you?

How does this quote inspire you? Or, does it make you angry? Does it assume too much, put too much pressure on just one day? Write about it.

Before Discovering New Shores

One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” — Andre Gide

I like the quote but it leads me to question what the shore is. Where is the shore for you? Is it something you can actually touch and hang onto or is it less tangible? Do you even have a firm idea just where or what your base (shore) is?

I don’t. I’ve moved a lot in my life. I haven’t felt any one place was really mine for a really long time and even that only lasted a short time.

Does that make it easier to leave the shore behind and try new things or harder? Not something I have thought about before.

How about you?

The Rhythm of Language

Style is a very simple matter: it is all rhythm. Once you get that, you can’t use the wrong words. But on the other hand here am I sitting after half the morning, crammed with ideas, and visions, and so on, and can’t dislodge them, for lack of the right rhythm. Now this is very profound, what rhythm is, and goes far deeper than words. A sight, an emotion, creates this wave in the mind, long before it makes words to fit it; and in writing (such is my present belief) one has to recapture this, and set this working (which has nothing apparently to do with words) and then, as it breaks and tumbles in the mind, it makes words to fit it.

Virginia Woolf

Source: John Baker’s Blog — The Rhythm of Language

Entertaining a Thought Without Accepting It

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle11295763_10202916416110209_1323735583572627275_nSource:  Ancientology

This is a wonderful quote. I may have read it before but not really thought about it. Today it is sticking with me. I do think it is amazing how the mind works. Especially being able to think, to compare and to reason. Not everyone still does all that as an adult. Just as this quote says, it takes something extra to hear, consider and understand an idea when you don’t agree or accept it.

The Best Blogs are on Their Way to Being Something Else

“Definitions are boundaries, and boundaries are anathema to Webloggers. Moreover, the best Weblogs are always shifting and evolving, always on their way to being something else.”   – Julia Keller of the Chicago Tribune

via blogs by women.

I really like this quote. My friend, Deanna, says I change things too much and too often. Mostly she says I make the mistake of not leaving a connection between what I’m doing and what I have done.

I do like to end things and not leave something hanging around, a loose end, once I’ve made a decision and moved on. In publishing, especially online, that is likely a mistake. But, I probably won’t change. What I can do is backtrack afterwards and put in a link. Not as good, maybe not that smart, but… you can’t be everyone’s version of perfection.

Change is good. Scary at times. Challenging too. I like to think of change as evolving and not just change for the sake of change or because I’ve gotten into a routine and don’t like it. (I don’t like routines, yet I am very good at making plans).

Don’t Apologize for Reading

Jade Walker posted a quote I really liked today:

“[D]on’t ever apologize to an author for buying something in paperback, or taking it out from a library (that’s what they’re there for. Use your library). Don’t apologize to this author for buying books second hand, or getting them from bookcrossing or borrowing a friend’s copy. What’s important to me is that people read the books and enjoy them, and that, at some point in there, the book was bought by someone. And that people who like things, tell other people. The most important thing is that people read…” –Neil Gaiman

True Love Stories Never Have Endings

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I just watched the Veronica Mars episode where Duncan leaves with his daughter. Veronica pushing the old fortune cookie quote into her mirror was such a great ending for this episode. Sad and yet keeping the hope for more in the future.

I’m not an expert on Veronica Mars but I don’t think Veronica and Duncan do get together again. Not so far anyway.

As a writer… what would you say is the most romantic quote for missed love? Has a romantic quote meant something to you personally? Post it in the comments.

Ghost Writer Fades to Black

You just can’t ghost write your way into being a thought leader.

via Content Used to Be King. Now It’s the Joker.  | Scoop.it Blog.

This is an excellent quote and describes how I have been feeling about the blogging/ web writing and publishing I have been doing for the past year. I’ve listened to what people tell you Google wants. Well, Google is not king and Google does not read this or any other blog.

For now this site is on hiatus until I am ready to create my own content again. 

No more ghost writing.