Saturday, August 13, 2011


Hi, folks! We are having the biggest drought ever here. Folks are losing plants all over the place. One of my bushes in the front yard is looking mighty parched. I'm not sure it is going to make it. It needs extra care. So what does this have to do with writing? The thing about the drought we are experiencing is that it is likely a sympton of climate change and not just an isolated event.

I feel this huge shift in the writing industry. No one seems to know what is going to happen. Online books are driving down book prices. It seems like fewer people are reading than before in recent history. Libraries are disappearing. We are in the midst of a huge "climate change" event in terms of books. It's hard to narch forward when the ground is shifting under you.

This is the season and time to be inventive, to be entreprenurial, and to be evolutionary. These are the skills that will propel you forward in a changing times. I ask you this week to take risks, to open yourself up to revolutionary ideas. Don't worry if you are a mouse at heart. Mice are very adaptable. I tell myself this a lot.

Peace, friends. Good things are ahead if you are willing to go with the flow. Open up.

I call this week's doodle: "Oahu".

Human knowledge has been changing from the word go and people in certain respects behave more rationally than they did when they didn't have it. They spend less time doing rain dances and more time seeding clouds. Herbert Simon


Vijaya said...

Love your doodle. You remind me of Chris E, who does new and different things to stay afloat.

I wish I could send you some of our thunderstorms from Charleston. Every day now, we've had a grand one, with buckets pouring down, greening everything. I love it here.

Anonymous said...

Nice! We are having lots of thunder tonight and not a drop of rain. It's really so dry. Prayers appreciated.

Anyway glad you are getting settled in.

Hugs! molly

Maeve Frazier said...

I love the doodle. I am praying for rain for you!

MollyMom103 said...

We really need every prayer. Thanks, Maeve