Gratitude breaks the spell of Writers Block
Staring at a blank page is like staring into a snowfield. The snow, untouched by civilization and unmarked by living creatures, blinds you for a few minutes, it glistens reflecting subtle shades of pure white and rainbows at odd angles. If you stare at the snow too long, you get lost in the interplay of light and shadow.|
As the day wears on, you become awestruck at the beauty of the snow's perfection. You marvel at the way an oak tree cast its ebony shadow across the pure white snow. You watch the tree's shadow change, grow and shrink, as Earth turns and the sun moves from morning to evening. If you stand out in the snow too long without moving, you risk snow bite or freezing.
If you are fortunate, a red fox will walk across your line of sight. The fox will leave his footprints written in the snowfield. As you watch the fox move, the spell holding you in one spot staring at the snow is broken. You are free to go inside out of the cold and out of danger.
I must say,
writing 500 words a day
unless I'm attempting to write
on a single subject.
On Monday, October 28, 2013, I began posting my weekly goals at "Weekly Goals" . On Tuesday, October 29, 2013 I began keeping track of may accomplished goals in this journal.
"O SON OF BEING! Bring thyself to account each day ere thou art summoned to a reckoning;
for death, unheralded, shall come upon thee and thou shalt be called to give account for thy deeds."
Bah'u'll'h The Hidden Words of Bah'u'll'h, Part I.'From the Arabic, #31, page 11
'Heinlein's Rules for Writers
Rule One: You Must Write
Rule Two: Finish What Your Start
Rule Three: You Must Refrain From Rewriting, Except to Editorial Order
Rule Four: You Must Put Your Story on the Market
Rule Five: You Must Keep it on the Market until it has Sold'
Robert A. Heinlein
It is enjoined upon every one of you to engage in some form of occupation, such as crafts, trades and the like. We have graciously exalted your engagement in such work to the rank of worship unto God, the True One. Ponder ye in your hearts the grace and the blessings of God and render thanks unto Him at eventide and at dawn. Waste not your time in idleness and sloth. Occupy yourselves with that which profiteth yourselves and others. Thus hath it been decreed in this Tablet from whose horizon the day-star of wisdom and utterance shineth resplendent.
Baha'u'llah, Tablets of Baha'u'llah Revealed After the Kitab-i-Aqdas, Pages 21-29: gr 32
I changed the way I did entries in this book several times. Beginning on March 21, 2018 the entries will cover the topics of spiritual, inspirational, and religions. However, the genres it will be under are Women's, Inspirational, and Spiritual with a tag of Religious.
#30. A New Key for the front Screen Door
ID #696426 entered on May 16, 2010 at 5:50pm
#29. Even Weeds Bloom
ID #696198 entered on May 14, 2010 at 10:41pm
#28. What is a Happy Mother’s Day?
ID #695889 entered on May 11, 2010 at 8:28pm
#27. The wind is blowing again
ID #695805 entered on May 10, 2010 at 9:58pm
#26. Life is Good
ID #695351 entered on May 5, 2010 at 11:13pm
#25. Why not write?
ID #695180 entered on May 4, 2010 at 10:26am
#24. Sometimes I just want to give up
ID #695144 entered on May 3, 2010 at 10:57pm
#23. I’m Wearing my mother’s face
ID #694990 entered on May 2, 2010 at 5:30pm
#22. Murphy Strikes Again
ID #694241 entered on April 25, 2010 at 11:02pm
#21. Thoughts on a Cloudy Day
ID #693353 entered on April 16, 2010 at 3:55pm
#20. An Average Josephine
ID #693004 entered on April 12, 2010 at 7:43pm
#19. Going Green in the 21st Century
ID #692839 entered on April 10, 2010 at 11:14pm
#18. Thoughts on National Poetry Month
ID #692767 entered on April 9, 2010 at 11:43pm
#17. Thoughts on Life, Roses, and Religion
ID #692369 entered on April 5, 2010 at 5:10pm
#16. Celebrating Easter
ID #692241 entered on April 4, 2010 at 11:46am
#15. In My Easter Bonnet
ID #692176 entered on April 3, 2010 at 4:46pm
#14. Thankful Thursday on April Fools’ Day
ID #692008 entered on April 1, 2010 at 7:58pm
#13. A Windy day in Las Vegas
ID #691931 entered on March 31, 2010 at 7:03pm
#12. The wind blows
ID #691817 entered on March 30, 2010 at 2:13pm
#11. Brain Storming Poetry
ID #691709 entered on March 29, 2010 at 7:37pm
#10. Technological Issues plus poems
ID #691463 entered on March 26, 2010 at 9:38pm
#9. Morning Writing on the last Thursday in March 2010
ID #691377 entered on March 26, 2010 at 12:14am
#8. Thoughts of Free Write Exercise
ID #691244 entered on March 24, 2010 at 4:05pm
#7. An Open Document
ID #691153 entered on March 23, 2010 at 4:24pm
#6. Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day
ID #690502 entered on March 17, 2010 at 1:02pm
#5. Exploring the Great outdoors: Ruts in the parking lot
ID #690464 entered on March 16, 2010 at 11:09pm
#4. Animals in the News
ID #689888 entered on March 11, 2010 at 12:34am
#3. I hear birds singing
ID #689701 entered on March 8, 2010 at 9:31pm
#2. Planning my Blog entries
ID #689164 entered on March 11, 2010 at 12:35am
#1. Lambs on the March
ID #689045 entered on March 1, 2010 at 8:06pm