Thursday, July 28, 2011

Smooth Editing? Of course not.

On my iPod:  Kisses don’t lie – Evelyn Champagne King
On my Kindle:  Sweet Little Lies – Michele Grant

Unfortunately, unlike my iPod playlist, editing is not smooth sailing.  I didn’t realize how intensive this could be, all the cutting I would do.  And I have to admit, cutting my words is like cutting a limb sometimes (not that I know what that feels like but you get it, right?). 
I wanted to dive into it much like a person would dive into a pool during a heat wave or even a sweet dessert on a cheat day.  My goal was to be finished in record time. 
The problem?  I have no time to sit down and write.  A page here, two pages there is hardly record time.  July has turned out to be the month where I run around with my head cut off (that award usually goes to August). 
Wedding to plan and coordinate.
Relatives in town.
Book to edit.
And a slew of other things I’d rather not mention.
Let’s hope I can find some quiet time to get back into my Never Scared zone. 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Look into your Heart...a lesson learned from a classic movie.

Soooo...I've had my iPad for over 6 months now and I'm just realizing everything it can do.  I recently watched Sparkle through Netflix on my iPad.  Sparkle was one of my favorite movies, growing up.  I used to watch it with my favorite person in the world, my Aunt Brenda (better known as B-Love).  When she passed away, I continued the tradition every now and then. 

This particular time, though, I was watching it and was struck by the love story between Sparkle and Stix.  In particular, I actually sat down and listened to the words of the song, Look into Your Heart. 

If you look into your heart
With a positive mind
Take self inventory, your woman and your glory
Leave the bad things behind profound.  Love.  It.  I don't know about you, but I'm inspired.