Writing Inspiration and Quotes

I guess you guys have noticed that I have started to post a few quotes here and there. I decided to share some of my favorite quotes. I figure if I need a pick me up of inspiration then maybe you do too.

The quotes I have chosen so far include Neil Gaiman, love his books. Les Brown, he has some amazing advice on life, and a poet Rumi. Rumi was first introduced to me a couple of months ago. He was an Indian poet and his poetry is sparse yet powerful. And it maybe because it is sparse that it has power. I will let you decide.

I have decided to post the “Quote of the Day” on Mondays and Thursdays. And hopefully I will find new quotes and new people to add to the list.

I hope you enjoy and if there is somebody you find inspiring. Leave their name and quote in the comments. Cheers, james

A Special Gift

October 31st marked our tenth wedding anniversary. The hubby always jokes when he sees kids dressed funny he knows its our anniversary. He is the one that introduced me to Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Cimmerian, the original stories.

For several years I have been looking for a 3 book anthology that is made up of Robert E. Howard’s writings alone. I give credit to Mr. L. Sprague de Camp, he did a lot towards the revivial and keeping Conan and REH in the public’s mind. However his vision is not quite exactly Howard’s vision. Back to the story.

The week before our anniversary I was cruising ebay and on a whim type up books. Well sir there were books of all types, ages and genres. Curiosity loosed I went searching for our Cimmerian. I found an auction of all 3 anthologies for a steal. I mentioned it to the hubby and he gently pressed bid.

Those books came this week. They are in pristine condition, as far as I can tell nobody has even flipped through their illustrated pages. This proves beyond a doubt he knows me so well.

This anniversary is extremely special for another reason. This summer he got very, very sick and I almost lost him. Two and half weeks in the hospital and then another three and half months of recovery and doctor appointments hammered it home. So we came very close to making this anniversary. So that makes it even more special.

I beg you guys, cherish the ones you love. Every chance you get tell them you love them. That you are thinking of them. Don’t wept bitter tears of should have. Don’t take this moment in time for granted. We are not promised tomorrow. Cheers, james

NaNoWriMo

I am a few days late on this post. NaNoWriMo started November 1. I would like to say “Go get ’em writers.”

To the folks standing on the outside looking in, “You can do this. Writing is letting the emotions and story in your soul out in a physical manifesation.”

To all of you I wish you the very best. May your words come fast and furious, your plots ride dragons into battle and your fingers not cramp.

Cheers and Happy NaNo. Now go put your fingers to writing. james