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There is always that moment …

December 29, 2015

Yes, that moment. The breath that can turn into hours or days or weeks if  I’m not careful. The pause before I seriously lay my pen to the page or my fingers to the keyboard.

The whispers that weave through my mind.

What if I can’t do it again? What if I mess it all up? What if I can’t get what is in my head onto the paper? What if I’m done? What if I’m tapped out? What if the first ten books were a fluke? What if … what if … what if …

I could drown in that moment. No, freeze is the better word. I could be frozen in that pause with all this burbling story trapped in my mind.

But I’m not.

Or so I remind myself every time the thought occurs to me.

‘That moment’ is exactly what Post-its were invented for.

I am the Dowser

This is the view out my office window this morning. This is my defence against the what ifs. The key to keep me moving through that moment … that pause …

So … yep. I’m writing.

I’m writing Dowser 6 to be specific.


12 Comments leave one →
  1. December 29, 2015 11:44 AM

    Gorgeous and inspiring view!!

  2. December 29, 2015 11:48 AM


  3. December 29, 2015 1:30 PM

    Keep it up!!

  4. Barb Oswald permalink
    December 30, 2015 12:26 PM

    And if all the encouragement doesn’t help, how about the threat of rabid fans camping in front of your house until you release the next book. Just kidding!!

    • December 30, 2015 1:04 PM

      LOL. That works. I already get it from Michael and some friends, so more would be intimidating!

  5. Sherri permalink
    December 31, 2015 12:26 PM

    The post-it’s made me smile, the view makes me swoon 🙂

  6. AJW permalink
    January 3, 2016 12:14 AM

    Can’t wait!!! Loved oracle 2…

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