Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Precious beauty

Pink Think: "Your precious beauty is unique. There's never been anyone like you and never will be again." - from "Shine" by Jade Ambroze

Do you recognize your precious beauty?
You'd think after giving a speech to National Honor Society inductees a couple of weeks ago where I told them to "Be original," I would be following my own advice.

Instead, this is what happened. My daughter was reading Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson. I flipped through a few pages and thought it was beautiful writing. I remembered how much I loved Regency romances when I had my first baby and was trying to adjust to being a stay-at-home mom. I started to think:

Maybe I should write this kind of stuff.

Why am I writing horror novels? What's wrong with me?

Maybe I should choose a different setting than the Philippines. England. Yes. England would be infinitely better.

And then my 15 year old son gave a Family Home Evening lesson last night about being yourself, and not trying to put on a mask. He said if you are happy with yourself, then you won't have a problem being yourself.

Thanks to my son, I got thinking, why do I like to compare myself to others when I have talent and gifts in my own unique way?

I love a little snippet of a song that I used in an Animoto video for my oldest daughter's 18th birthday. It said, "Your precious beauty is unique. There's never been anyone like you and never will be again."


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In this vein, I've decided to take a 2- part workshop on writing ghost stories starting tomorrow night. I am super-excited. I've always loved writing scary stuff, and it'll be interesting to learn more about the genre.

I'm also putting on my metaphorical workboots and taking a 5-part workshop/support group in November so I can truly put my head into NaNoWriMo.

Don't know why all this fiction energy is rearing its head, especially when I am in the middle of cool client projects and a Treasured Stories ribbon-cutting on Thursday, but I'll take it!

1 comments:

Alice said...

Exciting. Horror is awesome. I'm writing a supernatural story right now and trying to make it creepier. I hope you'll share some of what yo learn. Have fun!

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