The first thing I wanted to do this morning was write in my blog. Wow, what an amazing feeling.  It’s like a fresh spring morning when the birds are singing, and the trees are blooming, and you are twirling round and round singing, “The words are alive, with the sound of music!” while unicorns fly rainbows around you. I was eager to put my fingertips to keyboard and let the thoughts pour out. Nothing seems to invigorate me like a new project (if only it wasn’t so hard to finish them)!  Ok, I’m excited, I want to write. Good. Now, what should I write about?

My original idea was to share all the wonderful things I learned by reading other authors, all of the tips, motivation and inspiration that I thought was helpful. But something about it did not feel right. It wasn’t me communicating with you; it was copying another person’s thoughts. I didn’t want this to be a Xerox kind of blog; I wanted to really inspire myself and others to write. I realized, with some degree of terror, that I should make this blog a little more personal. Now the Banes of Creativity are kicking in, what if people make fun of me? My grammar and spelling would make a 4th grade English teacher cringe. What if I’m not any good? Ah, this is exactly what I need to do, get past those negative views and write. So, I’m going to work on finding the freedom to write, to be myself, and overcome my doubts and fears. I’m going to find out what truly inspires, what really helps. My goal is to write, every day. This blog is going to be a journey, one writer to another. I’m sure there will be some stumbling on the road, but I can’t think of a better destination – freeing the writer within. Let’s get to work!

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There are times when The Muse is inspired and writing can enchant a person’s soul. When you are in the writing zone and the ideas flow through you as fast as your fingers can move. There is something magical about it, and you feel spellbound by what you are are creating. The goal of this blog is to provide ideas, insights and exercises that will inspire The Muse.

This is a place of support and encouragement, to fuel the creative fire, and hopefully open a new chapter in your life as a writer.

 So relax, have fun, and enjoy writing!

 Andrea

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