Thursday Thoughts: Universal Start

So…one down, a whole bunch more to go. All it takes is typing “Chapter 1.” Or “Prologue.” Depending on the story. Even if I feel like I can’t. Even if there doesn’t seem to be a story. But whenever I stare a that blank document on my monitor, I always remember what Nora Roberts is so often quoted as saying, “You can’t fix a blank page.” You can’t. Words matter. Even lousy words with no plot. Because I can. Because it’s a start. And once those first hesitant words start, momentum does build. Stories and characters emerge. Just like the Universe says…

Believing you can, you can. Though you might not.

Believing you can’t, won’t change that you can. It just hides it.

Whereas simply getting started, however timid your first steps are, Silver, and consistently moving in the direction of your dreams day after day, will eventually create such unstoppable momentum, you’ll find it nearly impossible to believe that there was ever a time when you wavered.

Let’s give them something to talk about –
The Universe
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Besides your cooking, Silver.

Hey, Big U! Take that back. I happen to be a good cook. When I…you know…actually cook. And you better believe it. 😉 What’s holding you back today?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal Start

  1. I think what the Universe meant was they’re talking about how *good* your cooking is. And I’m very glad you make a start every time, because no matter how it starts, it always ends up awesome. =o)

    I have to make a vet run this morning, so I’m waiting around for that. Long story. Nothing critical, but unexpected. Anyway, I still got some words out because an idea popped into my head and it couldn’t wait and the sticky-not method wouldn’t cut it. It’s only a couple pages in the future from where I am now, so it’s all good. Even though I never write ahead. :shrug: It’s written in a different file and shelved for when it’s due to show up.

    • Silver James says:

      You know me, I write all over the time/plot line. 😆 I have sticky notes, white board notes, and thanks the writing gods for Scrivener because I have pages there, too!

      Hope Kira is okay. Poor kitty. 😦

      And thanks for the vote of confidence. I try. Really hard sometimes. *stares at file of RDR book rewritten 5 times*

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