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Writers' Cafe / Needed Some Motivation...Wow.
« on: November 12, 2017, 07:55:34 pm »
Sales, rankings and reviews are all important, but occasionally something happens that reminds me why I wanted to write in the first place. File this story under "Crazy coincidence."

My wife has a blogging friend who sent her the following email:

“My dad had surgery in September...while he was in the hospital he had a couple of setbacks. His recovery has been slow and he has really been feeling down lately. I have been very worried about him, but I just can’t seem to get him interested in the things he used to love. Anyway, last night I was talking to him on the phone and he was so happy and excited about a book he was reading. I was thrilled to hear him so happy! He absolutely loves this book and is reading quite a bit and even got up in the middle of the night to read a bit! Now, my dad loves airplanes and was in the Air Force during the Korean War. Ok, back to the book! My dad was describing the plane that was being flown and the mystery that was taking place. He sounded just like his old self and I was so happy! He was saying how much he is enjoying this author and was wondering if he had written any more books. I said I would be happy to check for him, so I asked him for the title and the author: Chasing Dragons by George Mazzeo. Is this, by chance, your George? Honestly you could have knocked me over with a feather. If it is, by chance, would you please give him a hug from me and thank him so very much for taking the time to write this book that made my dad so happy.”

If that doesn't motivate a guy, nothing will. Hope you find some inspiration in there too.

Writers' Cafe / Went Old School Today
« on: November 03, 2016, 03:47:49 pm »
So, I settled into a seat at my favorite coffee shop today and flipped open my laptop. My plan was to knock out a chapter. You know what they say about the best laid dang battery was too low! What's a guy to do? My muffin and coffee were demanding immediate attention, so I couldn't leave. I headed out to my car and found an old notebook and a pencil. That's right, one of those wood and graphite things with the rubber delete tool on the other end. I started writing and the words just flowed. Maybe I was just having a good day and maybe it was a just the change of pace, but it was a satisfying experience. I am a slow typist, so this method didn't really slow me down. I could see where the more proficient would find it tedious. Anybody else enjoy an occasional old school session?

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