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Break a rule and win!

As a writer, I often hear, when writing do it this way because this is the proven method.  Fail to do that and you lose.  Argh!  That makes my skin itch raw.  Sure there are rules to follow and break, but holy moley they’re not meant to lordy over us.

I watched a short video (2:24) with Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken for the Soul book series, talking about a farmer who won a long distance race.  This was the first race ever for the 61 year old and he didn’t know the rules.  He wore boots, overalls and a cap for six long days.  He didn’t know squat about long distance racing such as you race during the day and sleep at night rule.  He raced non-stop during those six days.

He won!  He won because he went after something he really wanted to do.   What rules can you leave by the way-side and come up winning?

To view the video go here:

http://www.videosmotivational.com/best-clips/law-of-attraction-videos/farmer-runs-a-marathon-the-true-story-of-cliff-young//

Till next time,

Elizabeth

Zippity Do Dah

 

It’s the last day of the challenge and I’m singing what a wonderful day.   I’m glad I made it to the end.  What I’m most pleased about is the people I’ve met during this month.  The first two and a half weeks I was able to keep up with  Campnano, the A to Z and visit a lot of very imaginative and interesting blogs.  The back end of the challenge, I couldn’t keep up with visiting other blogs except for a few.   I hope to keep the friendship of those wonderful folks I have met in this challenge.

Blogging daily isn’t something I intend to do and will go back to the once or twice a week especially during the summer months.

I appreciate all of your support and I hope you enjoyed visiting here.  May your days be filled with light, love and lots of laughter.

 

 

Till next time,

Elizabeth

Thanks to the folks who brought us the A to Z Challenge.

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Young Love, Is It All Sex?

 

Romeo perceived Juliet’s beauty as more beautiful than the Goddess of the Moon.   To him Juliet lit the world like the morning sun.  So overcome with love, he believes two bright stars have left on an errand leaving Juliet in charge of lighting the night sky with her eyes.  How sweet is that?  But is it too sweet for Young Adult readers?  And is Shakespeare’s language too flowerily?  I don’t think so.  What about you?

I’m trying to figure out what draws readers to something like 50 Shades of Grey opposed to something that is less descriptive in the sexual encounter.  Is it all about the sex?  Is that what young readers want today?

 

 

Romeo & Juliet, Act 2 Scene 2,

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,
That thou her maid art far more fair than she:
Be not her maid, since she is envious;
Her vestal livery is but sick and green
And none but fools do wear it; cast it off.
It is my lady, O, it is my love!
O, that she knew she were!
She speaks yet she says nothing: what of that?
Her eye discourses; I will answer it.
I am too bold, ’tis not to me she speaks:
Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,
Having some business, do entreat her eyes
To twinkle in their spheres till they return.
What if her eyes were there, they in her head?
The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars,
As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven
Would through the airy region stream so bright
That birds would sing and think it were not night.
See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand!
O, that I were a glove upon that hand,
That I might touch that cheek!

Did you like that?  I must admit I had a grin that a white picket fence would envy.

Till next time,

Elizabeth

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X-Men to the Rescue

 

Believe me, I needed rescuing this morning since I didn’t have a post ready or even an inkling of an idea.  So, I’m having the Beast from the X-men speak for me.  Nothing like a little Shakespeare to get me going.  How about you?  Oh, this is a deleted scene from the film and it’s sooooo short.

 

 

 

Till next time,

Elizabeth

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Winner’s Dance

I stayed up all last night and finished my Campnanowrimo challenge.  Yahoo!  See me doing the dance!

 

 

I going to celebrate, rest and start all over.

Till next time,

Elizabeth

 

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Vision Boards and the Abundance of Possibilities

 

Vision boards can be an extention of your daily practice of visualizations.  What you don’t visualize?  Well, a vision board could  be the next best thing.   Vision boards can be a flat map type board or it can be a video.  The one good thing about a video is adding  music that will stir your emotions.  And that’s the important key whenever visualizing.   I’m going to create a detail post on creating a vison board after I finish the A to Z and Campnano.   So, look for it.

 

 

 

Okay, back to finishing up with Campnano.  Thanks for your understanding.

Till next time,

Elizabeth

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Dance to the Rhythm of the Universe

Because I grew up with the sound of the ocean, it’s soothing to me.  It sounds like the earth breathing in and out as it whispers secrets meant only for me.  Perhaps a bit romantic, but the rhythm does make me feel whole.   Do certain sounds call to you?

Believe me, this isn’t such an unusual sentiment.  Deepak Chopra says, “The rhythms and movement of the planets is mirrored in the rhythms of nature, as well as those within our own bodies. We are, indeed, the totality of the Universe, in motion.”

Please forgive me, but I’m still behind in my word count.  So, I’m off.

Till next time,

Elizabeth

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