Saturday, December 13, 2008

Brave: Laini Taylor

What an inspiring week. I heard fantasy author Laini Taylor, this week at the local SCBWI meeting. She offered all kinds of tips how to keep moving forward with your work. She brings a spirit of play to her work and that was sooo refreshing. Follow that link for hours of inspiring information.

I find it takes tons of bravery to write books. You have to sit in that chair day after, seek out your muses, and toss out fresh, brilliant work (eventually). Either you are crazy or you are on a mission. I'm going with the mission.

So these are my steps to bravery. I bring to mind those times when I was sure of what I was supposed to do. I read my journals and they help me remember how I got here and where I'm planning to go. I leap whenever necessary. I revise when I figure it out. I listen to my friends. I hope extravagantly. And this is my favorite thing - while I'm waiting, I believe.

This doodle is really old and sort of a self-portrait.I think was nineteen-years-old. I'm calling it Green-girl.

This is kinda long, but it was the major playlist hit this week. From Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, "Somewhere over the Rainbow."

Remember: ©Molly Blaisdell, all rights reserved. If you want to use my cool doodles, ask permission first. It is so wrong to take people's doodles without permission!

True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world. Fran├žois de la Rochefoucauld


Rajeev said...

I had heard this song in a couple movies and did not know who the singer was. It is beautiful to hear him sing as both the songs are my favorite.
Thanks for pointing me to his music.


MollyMom103 said...

Glad you enjoyed it!