Sharing Something Beautiful ……. And Happy Tuesday …
Happy Tuesday !
emerging from the depths and heights of music AGAIN ……
Everything is moving fast fast fast ……….
again Thanks – for all who are Sharing ……the video ………..
It has been and continues to be so MUCH FUN……
Also PLANNING a Giant – I mean Giant Funnnnnn Animal song and Video For Animal Friends
For The 1st Of August . That I will create from Home ……….
You can see and hear some of the ones already done
Life Has never been so beautiful as IT IS now …….
more smiles ……..
I am Not Blogging as much – Obviously – because there is so much going on - and i am Living my Dreams Full On – Less Time To Write – Wonderful Things to do !
Here today to Share a Little something -
well- a Beautiful Something …….. Kourtney Heintz has a new book out and as a friend I wanted To share in her happiness !
As Happiness is always the best – in my heart – when it’s Shared -
I asked her a while ago about some of her Views on Life , The Universe – you Know – That kInd of thing ……..smiles ……………. And She Came back with something really beautiful and how she was influenced by Taoism – In writing her Self Published Novel ………I know Nothing of Taoism …Well I know a Little Bit more Now ………..Very Intriguing ……
So This Is Kourtney…..
Enjoy – Injoy ……
Good Luck Kourtney …………. and Congratulations ……………
“Taoism: How the Way Influenced My Writing World”
I never realized how much the things I learned in high school English would impact my life. When Mr. Herger introduced us to the Transcendentalists, Emerson and Thoreau, he also sparked my search for my personal philosophy.
I started exploring Taoism. I loved how much stress Taoism put on the individual. You were responsible for your happiness. If things were difficult, it was up to you to figure out where you’d gone astray and fix it.
I liked the idea of a natural flow to things and that when a person fell out of flow, things became difficult.
There was no higher being to blame for all your troubles. No way to sidestep your mistakes. Everything you did was on you.
For me, it felt empowering. To be in charge of my life. To be the arbiter of my own happiness. To be in search of my way.
Many years have passed since my initial interest was sparked, but Taoism continues to influence my writing world.
In my novel, my characters tend to get in their own way. I play with how responsible they are for their world and their happiness. Everything is very interconnected. I love to explore the unexpected dominoing of ramifications.
With my writing career, I wasn’t going to accept not being published. I was going to take charge of my career. Attend workshops, go to conferences, enter contests, find a critique partner. Revise. Submit. Repeat.
Becoming an author is a treacherous path that has many dead-ends and cliffwalks. But I believed there was a passage to publication, it just needed time to be discovered.
I do not believe anything worth having is easy. Most things are a process. And if I wasn’t making headway yet, there was a reason for it. There were skills to be mastered and craft to be improved. I was an apprentice who had to learn by doing.
And everything that happened was preparation for the next phase of my writing career.
The Six Train to Wisconsin Back Cover:
Sometimes saving the person you love can cost you everything.
There is one person that ties Oliver Richter to this world: his wife Kai. For Kai, Oliver is the keeper of her secrets.
When her telepathy spirals out of control and inundates her mind with the thoughts and emotions of everyone within a half-mile radius, the life they built together in Manhattan is threatened.
To save her, Oliver brings her to the hometown he abandoned—Butternut, Wisconsin—where the secrets of his past remain buried. But the past has a way of refusing to stay dead. Can Kai save Oliver before his secrets claim their future?
An emotionally powerful debut, The Six Train to Wisconsin pushes the bounds of love as it explores devotion, forgiveness and acceptance.
Kourtney Heintz writes emotionally evocative speculative fiction that captures the deepest truths of being human. For her characters, love is a journey never a destination.
She resides in Connecticut with her warrior lapdog, Emerson, her supportive parents and three quirky golden retrievers. Years of working on Wall Street provided the perfect backdrop for her imagination to run amuck at night, imagining a world where out-of-control telepathy and buried secrets collide.
Her debut novel, The Six Train to Wisconsin, was a 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Semifinalist.
Connecting with Kourtney
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/kourtneyheintzwriter
Amazon Author Central Page: http://amazon.com/author/kourtneyheintz
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xo xo xo xo xo xo
So Yes …Happy Tuesday – Happy Week ….Happy Day !
Happy Moment Yes …..!
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