What a gorgeous day it is here in Texas. Two days ago, we had 30° temperatures and icy weather wrapped in complete gloom all around us. Today and the next three days, it’s supposed to get up to around 70° with lots of sunshine…then we will descend back into the colder gloomier weather again. That’s Texas…don’t like the weather then wait a minute. So I am taking advantage of the beautiful sunshine coming through the windows in my Magical Writing Haven and once the temperature is warmer, I’ll slide my window open to let in the fresh air. It all makes me happy and I feel ready to tackle my writing goals. I’ve got my Paddywax John Steinbeck (smoked birch and amber) candle burning, I have music playing, and I am ready! Just a quick side note, check out the Paddywax Library Collection on Amazon. I have John Steinbeck, Edgar Allan Poe, and Jane Austin so far and I love all of them. They have a nice collection of authors from which to choose. They are reasonably priced, hand poured in the USA soy candles. And no, I’m not being paid by anyone to say this. I just really love these candles and the fact that they have literary connotations. Now back to my post. Yesterday I wrote about feeling like a failure on Thursday night because I had a massive headache and couldn’t write and how I turned my thinking around by shutting down my Inner Critic. Today feels full of possibilities and I am more motivated than I have been in a very long time. This beautiful day is a motivator and is symbolic of what I can accomplish if I just put the effort into whatever I want to do. It has filled me with hope and joy and I am so grateful for it and what it’s inspired in me. The possibilities are wide open and I’m ready to take advantage of them and make them real, concrete things. What a difference a couple of days and a warm sunny day make! And a wonderfully scented John Steinbeck candle.
“You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald