I have a framed quote on my writing desk given to me by the peanut buster parfait of critique partners (sweet, nutty and just this side of heavenly). I love its message, but I'm left with a question:
Every goal that has ever been
reached began with just one
step-and the belief that it could be attained.
When the road becomes
hard to travel and it feels as if you'll never
reach the end...look deep inside your heart
and you will find strength
you never knew you had.
Believe in yourself-
and remember that
I believe in you, too.
Who is this Jason Blume fellow? Is he channeling Celine Dion? Does he look like this when he's in deep philosophical mode?What would any internet savvy girl do in this situation? Google him. Not Sawyer. Wait...
Google Mr. Blume, I mean.
Turns out he 's most likely a songwriter with such gems as Britney Spears's "Yeahea yeahea yea oh"(Dear Diary) and Leslie Mill's (who??) "Every night in my dreams...(Wings)" Holy cow, he is channeling Celine. If he's not waxing poetic on the initial tingles of infatuation he's lifting us up on wings of aspiration rah-rah. If only Mr. Blume could write me a song dealing with the initial tingle of a three-book deal. That would truly be my heart song.
For now, this tiny, framed piece of rah-rah is enough. Thank you, Mr. Blume.
Update: On a completely different rah-rah, the opening to my latest work-in-progress finaled in Leigh Michael and Rachelle Chase's Chase the Dream contest. You can read the opening here. Be sure to spread some Vortex love. I have some fiction hanging out for the world to read.
I know you have a quote near your computer. Lay it on us. It's rah-rah day.