Explorers Are Never Lost
Today I am not writing in my garden due to a most inconvenient series of thunderstorms (don’t they know they’re only supposed to come during the week and not screw up my weekends?)
Today I am curled up with my lap desk on the couch in the den, my refuge when thunder is shaking the house. There is a built-in ledge where I keep my writing books (the Save the Cat series by Blake Snyder, No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty, Writing Novels That Sell by Jack Bickham, and when all else fails or I need a pick-me-up, Prayer by Ronald Rolheiser).
On that ledge are also three objects I picked up at an arts and crafts fair.
One is a sign that says Explorers Are Never Lost. It reminds me if I just keep going, I will always write my way home.
The elephant reminds me of one of my mother’s favorite sayings “You can eat an elephant one bite at a time” (or write a book or clean the garage or any other daunting, seemingly impossible project). One mismatched sock, one box, one sentence at a time.
For more on this challenge, go here.