To get you ready for National Novel Writing Month, here are my favorite books on writing and creativity.
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." - Maya Angelou
Instead of treating my writing as a priority, I treated it like a hobby, placing it much lower than everything else just because it was something I wanted to do vs. something I had to do.
Leaving Time is the 70th book I've read in my journey to 100, and a story that beautifully weaves the story of elephants into the mystery of a woman's disappearance.
In my journey through the Artist’s Way, this week’s assignment was to mentally time travel to when I was 8, and remember what life was like for me back then. So here’s what I remember.
I was tired of comparing my real life to everyone’s highlights reels, feeling this tug-of-war between wanting to quiet the noise and wanting to contribute to it. So I did something about it. I took a break from digital media.
Let me tell you something about this book. I have never seen a love affair played out so beautifully as this book.
I think we miss these opportunities to enjoy our home lives as much as we enjoy visiting new places. It’s habitual to go about the day-to-day, treating every moment as ordinary. What if, instead, we created celebration around the ordinary?
Everything goes dark as the car submerges completely, and my breath comes in short gasps. It’s all I can hear above the rushing river and the metal against glass as I continue my attempts at escape.
When I'm not writing, I'm reading. Here are some of the books I've loved the most.