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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Are We Crazy to do What We Do?

I have kept this quote taped to my monitor for ... well longer than I've had a monitor! LOL. There's something comforting about it. Kind of like a reaffirmation that, no, I'm not crazy, there are others like me. What do you think--are writers crazy, or is it the rest of the world that has it all wrong?

Anyway, from one writer to another... enjoy!

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: a human
creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him, a touch is a
blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an
ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death.
Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to
create, create, create - so that without the creating of music or
poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath
is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some
strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is
creating. - Pearl Buck

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Coming Out of the Closet (so to speak)


It's more or less and open secret what I do for my day job, but I haven't ever really talked about it here. So it's time to come clean! That creak you hear is the sound of a closet door opening and me stepping out, LOL. I'm blogging today as my alter-ego on author Dayana Knight's blog and thought it might be of interest. Stop by and check it out!

BTW have no fear, I am working on plans to regenerate my blog. I'm interested in doing thirty days of guest bloggers for the month of November. Drop me an email at nmccaffreyauthor@yahoo.com if you're interested in hanging out with me next month.

Nic (who promises to be back soon!)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Cowboy Wisdom


I've been neglecting the blog a lot--but I have a good reason! I've run out of things to blog about, LOL. Anyway, found this on one of my loops a couple of weeks back and decided it was blog-worthy.


Cowboy's Guide to Life:

~ Don't squat with your spurs on.

~ Timing has a lot to do with the successful outcome of a rain dance.

~ _Don't interfere with something that ain't botherin' you none

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~ The easiest way to eat crow is while it's still warm. The colder it gets,
the harder it is to swaller.

~ If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

~ If it don't seem like it's worth the effort, it probably ain't.

~ It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.

~ Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.

~ If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin'
somebody else's dog around.

~ Don't worry about bitin' off more'n you can chew; your mouth is probably a
whole lot bigger'n you think.

~ Always drink upstream from the herd!


~ Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad
judgment.

~ Generally, you ain't learnin' nothing when your mouth's a-jawin'.

~ Tellin' a man to git lost and makin' him do it are two entirely different
propositions.

~ If you're _ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look
back every now and then to make sure it's still there with ya.

~ When you give a personal lesson in meanness to a critter or to a person,
don't be surprised if they learn their lesson.

~ When you're throwin' your weight around, be ready to have it thrown around
by somebody else.

~ Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back.

~ Always take a good look at what you're about to eat. It's not so important
to know what it is, but it's sure crucial to know what it was.

~ The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back
into your pocket.

~ Never miss a good chance to shut up.

Monday Morning Musing: A Shot of Adrenaline

I found the review below on Facebook last week when someone posted it about Northern Temptress, and it lifted my spirits considerably. Last ...