The simple word “WRITE” is written all over my house.

It’s even on my bathroom door, not intended for me to write there, just a reminder for me to go write. I see “WRITE” when I shower, when I brush my teeth. I see it early in the morning. I see it before I go to bed.

I am a visual person. It reminds me that yes, I need to do this. Writing is my full time passion and has been since I saw Lois Lane the first time.Image

Lois Lane was the only woman it seemed who ever had adventure in her life. And although I didn’t know it at the time, I wanted adventure.

She was a writer at The Daily Planet. I was intrigued. And so, I became a writer of newspaper and magazine articles. I now write a blog. And my life is an adventure.

Take now for instance.

My first book of the Mamgoboza series set in South Africa is with an editor. And I have to patiently sit back and let her do her magic. It’s difficult. I can pretend to start a new chapter of a new book, but the bottom line is that I want to see what she’s doing. I want to see — after working on this book much too long — what she sees in my manuscript that I didn’t. I want it done now. I want to be finished with this first book of the trilogy.

And since patience is my strong suit, you’d think waiting would be easier. Yet, I have found it profoundly difficult. And so I set about to encourage myself to work on something else. Or finish the second book. It’s over half completed.

Plus, I have lifted quotes from Pinterest. (Thank you Pinterest.)  Quotes which have helped me hold on and continue doing some form of writing.

And so, you get to read all about it on this blog.

But when you think about it, it could apply to anything. Keep Calm and  ….. What would you choose to put at the end? Keep Calm and ….what? Let me know.



  1. Hilda June 27, 2013 / 8:19 am

    Your write up are powerful. Thanks for writing.

    • dspbb June 27, 2013 / 7:20 pm

      You made my day. Thanks!

  2. Byron June 27, 2013 / 11:09 am

    Keep calm and believe in yourself.

    • Byron June 28, 2013 / 7:13 am

      I substitute teach. I am also a magician. I do this trick where I make a colorful handkerchief appear and then I make it disappear. Before I make it appear, I tell the students that if they believe in themselves magical things will happen. Poof. The handkerchief appears. Then I tell them that, if they do not believe in themselves, they will lose their magic. Poof, the handkerchief is gone. Now kids don’t like corny phrases, so we have invented a code phrase that means the same thing. The code phrase is “work your magic”. Now, when a student asks me to help them with a problem and I know they have not put enough effort into solving the problem, I just tell them to work their magic. They smile and go back to work solving the problem.

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