I don’t know about you, but it takes one holiday and my entire schedule is thrown off. I had a great Easter with family and friends, but between cooking a holiday meal, cleaning the house, and recuperating from all that, my editing fell a little behind. I try not to worry about those things because although I’m a writer, I’m also a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend…and so many other titles! That means that life happens, which is something to cherish and enjoy.
That said, I’m back on track with my book. I am almost done with the first round of editing and lots of things are happening in the background to bring this book to life. I’m enjoying the process and I can’t wait to share with you all the exiting news coming ahead.
Where Inspiration Takes Place.
Tucked in a corner of my bedroom is my writing desk. Here’s where my book is written and edited. It’s not a big area or a sophisticated place, but there’s plenty of natural light and personal knick-knacks that serve as inspiration. This writing corner is cozy and relaxing. There’s nothing better than sitting at my desk with a hot cup of coffee and seeing my dreams coming true. The white Ikea desk is small enough to keep it cozy but it’s functional and organized. My file folders have several secrets hidden inside: Art inspiration, Novel Ideas, Character Lists, Workshop Notes, and yes, even Dumbbell Exercises (in case I get the inspiration to work out!)
Surround Yourself With Love.
There’s my “I Love Mom” mug that serves as a pen holder. It’s precious to me because my daughter painted it when she was 5. Having this on my desk reminds me that I have people to inspire. I want my kids to see that following your dreams takes hard work and dedication, but it is doable. I like having inexpensive things surrounding me, even if in reality they’re priceless. Nothing inspires you to work harder when you have things reminding you how loved and cherished you are.
We’re All Mad Here.
The Alice In Wonderland mug suits my writing personality and journey. It reminds me “We’re all Mad Here.” You need to be a little mad to follow your dreams. If you worry about being “normal”, “walking the straight line”, or simply blending in because it’s the safest thing to do, you won’t achieve your dreams. It’s the quirky and whimsical attitude that pushes you to break the mold and think outside the box.
Dreams & Schemes.
On the bookshelf I have my Dreams & Schemes book where all my writing goals are housed. I scan through these pages when I need a reminder of why I do what I do. Why is it important to have a Dreams & Schemes book? Because it gives your dreams a voice. Seeing your inner desires written on paper not only helps you identify them in more detail, but it allows you to put together a plan to achieve those goals. Writing down your dreams validates them and makes their presence a reality.
Your First (Creative) Love.
The little Sailor Moon figurine reminds me what first fueled my imagination as a child. I fell in love with Anime at the age of five and to this day I cherish the rich imagination it created inside me. Sailor Moon opened a brand new world to me. One filled with magic, romance, self love, friendship, but most importantly it showed me there are no boundaries to imagination. You can become who you want and create stories that don’t have to fit the mold. This little cutie symbolizes my childhood, when everything was possible and the world was wide open to me. I love thinking back to the little girl I was. It’s like rediscovering a part of me that will never let me down and that will always inspire me to make my dreams come true.
What about you? Where do you write, work, or dream? Is there a special place that inspires you? I’d love to read about it. Share it with me!