I am particularly buzzing about this: I just needed to be in nature as part of the process.
And this: Things like that [the cabin Jeannie and her sister found] have always sent stories singing through my blood--- me feel like I am not making up stories so much as discovering them, everywhere that people have been before me. That everyone's story is crying out to be told.
What do you think of those two ideas? That there are all of these stories just out there in the world---entwined in tree roots, written on river rocks, tucked into mountainsides---and we need to find them. Maybe listen for them. And the way to do that, of course, is to be out there. We spend so much time at our desks, or in the coffee shops, heads down and writing, but we also, perhaps, need to spend just as
much time out there...
I'm going to try to do that; to spend more time outside with the intention of just being there to listen.
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And remember Jeannie's book giveaway? Kelly Bennett is the lucky winner! Congratulations Kelly! Jeannie will be in touch with you to send you your copy of SEARCHING FOR SILVERHEELS!