Tuesday, September 23, 2014

On Love

I love this blog post by friend and fellow writer, Kurtis Scaletta--just read it this morning.

He talks about writers and their "One Big Thing." 

"There’s a saying that is applied sometimes to writers: The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing. Some writers are always exploring new territory, and others keep to their small bit of ground and find endless wealth there."

I've never thought about it in these terms, or what my "One Big Thing" is. 

I'm editing two new drafts right now (yes, two!), and when you lay all of my books side to side, I'd have to say that my thing is love. That is my common thread. My message.

My one big thing is that you can find true love no matter where you are or what you're going through. Life is hard, but love can save lives. It's not always easy (in fact, loving someone is sometimes the hardest thing my characters have ever done), but in the end it's worth the risk and the struggle. 

So now you know what I've been working on all these months, and what I will always come back to in the future, even if I stray--

Love Stories.

That's where I find my endless wealth and inspiration. 

True Love.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Only Reason to go to Disney World

We were outside on the swings tonight enjoying this last bit of summer when my daughter confessed that she was worried about Disney World.

"Why?" I asked.

"Because I feel like I'm too old for Disney Princesses now," she said. "It won't be any fun for me."

"Are you kidding?" I replied. "Now's the best time to go! Because while the rest of the littles are running around trying to find Anna and Elsa, you and I get to hunt Jack Sparrow and Flynn Rider." ;)

The only reason to go to Disney World.