Wendy's favorite quotes

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."— Dr. Seuss

Monday, January 25, 2010

Quotes That Shaped My Character.

What win I if I gain the thing I seek?
A dream, a breath, a froth of fleeting joy?
Who buys a minutes mirth to wail a week,
Or sells eternity to get a toy?
For one sweet grape who will the vine destroy?
Or what fond beggar, but to touch the crown,
would with the sceptre straight be strucken down?

From The Rape of Lucrece, by Shakespeare

This quote ran through my mind whenever I wanted to do something that might have far reaching consequences. It gave the moment of pause to look before I leap.


There is no chance, no fate, no destiny, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.

By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I knew that failure only came if I was not determined enough to see a project through. That the ultimate success or failure in my life could only be attributed to me.

Have you any quotes that shaped you?

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Writing Goals for the New Year

Last year I finished the first draft of my YA novel, Ghost Hunted, started on my next, Firebug, and got 2 of my short stories (Letting Go and The Foundation) published in the ebook Menage-a-20. Not a bad start to my writing career, but this year I plan to finish both manuscripts, start my third and send out query letters.

"Consistency is the key to productivity." I can't recall who said that, but I know it to be true. So if you would like to know what I'll doing on any given day this year, you can rest assured that in addition to my required tasks of mothering my children, and working on the farm (either accounting or slaving away outside), I will make the time to write.

May you find the heart to follow your dreams in this new year as well.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The First Quote of the Week

Have you ever found that special quote in your life that you can rely on to help lighten the load and inspire confidence?

This was one such a quote for me:

"Be who you are...
say what you feel...
Those who mind don't matter...
and those who matter don't mind."

Dr. Seuss

Wisdom comes in many shapes and sizes.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Oh look, I made a blog.

Yay for me.
Hang in there while I find my way around a blog. I'll get it figured out- eventually.