Saturday, July 14, 2012

A gift for my writer friends

We've all been there: you feel like you're on the brink, success is a reach away and you've come too far to turn back.

It was a standoff between the species at the lake yesterday. George who is 15 and 6'5" and Kyle who is 19 and at least 6' tall were conspiring like when they were little boys. I was giggling to myself as I sat on the pontoon boat listening to their conversation.

The geese wanted the bread, and the boys wanted to get as close to the geese as possible. In the end, the bird brains won. They grabbed the bread, and when the boys grabbed for them the birds lifted off over the guys' heads.
 
Don't you feel this way sometimes when you write? You know what you want to say, the words are within reach, and then poof! Gone, flew away. It happens to everyone. But do not let that stop you in your writing tracks.

Take a little time for recreation, loosen up, relax and play around like our grandsons did at the lake.

May the perfect word choice or phrase sneak up on you like Sean did on the big guys.

May you reach your word count or whatever your own personal challenge of the day is.

 Check out this incredible site, GCW. There are so many places where you can submit your work. Here are a few listings. I wish you success.

Stretch. Reach for whatever it is you want. If you don't try, someone else will make the big splash.

30 comments:

Val said...

Whoa! Love that site you linked. I'll have to go back when I have more time.

If these guys are so brave, I challenge them to see how close they can get to a guinea. We have three, and they are the meanest fowl ever created. They have the roosters, with five-inch spurs, running away from them. Their basic attack mode is biting the victim on the butt. But I once saw a guinea grab a half-grown chicken by the wing, and swing it in a circle like a crazed wrestler going for the title.

Sioux said...

Linda--It sounds like you had a great day, and it's well-deserved.

Thanks for the site. I just went on, checked out one, and will have to delve in deeper when I have more time.

Joanne said...

Think if they had actually nabbed one. They may not have won. They'd let go of the idea and poof, it's off.

Susan said...

Wow, Linda.Looks and sounds very refreshing! The guys sure had fun. Susan

K9friend said...

They're lucky they didn't get too close. We have lots of geese that live behind our house and they are MEAN!

Pat
Critter Alley

Thisisme. said...

Amazing to think how tall your grandsons are!! We have Canadian Geese on the lake just a field away from the house, and I love walking around to see them. I wouldn't want to mess around with them though! Looks like everyone had a good time :)

Susan Sundwall said...

Watch out for geese! They can be nasty. Thanks for the heads up on the great site for writers.

lyndylou said...

Wow those boys are tall! Geese are lovely but not sure I would get that close....they are very brave :)

Bookie said...

Thanks for the inspiring post...although I hate and fear geese!

BECKY said...

Thanks for the writers' links. I'd never heard of them!

Lynn said...

Love how you tied writing into this story.

Tammy said...

Pat and the others are right - my kids and I once had to hurl bread and run for our lives from an advancing flock of geese. Thank you for sharing the link. Will go check it out.

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