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Be the acorn–or be the OAK!

In order to view the world in the abstract–looking past the obvious to find the miraculous–it IS necessary to walk the path unbeaten.. The truth is, others simply see the forest. We who are aware and accepting and expecting of miracles see that one gigantic, majestic oak-that began as an acorn. No matter how humble our beginnings, we each have the ability to be–massive. It is only in the finding of what has been within our soul from the beginning. And manifesting.. Onwards… ~~~~~Pamela November 5, 2012..

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Love what you do or don’t do it at all!!

Evening, dear friends and family!!! Hope you winding down the weekend excited about your what the week may bring…and that you will hop outta the sack Monday morning with something brewing on your mind about your job, making your heart stir and bringing a smile to your face..:) …ain’t nuthin’ to make us nervous about the day, otherwise, cause winter driving is not upon us , thank GOD! I’m starting back to work shortly–not for the love or passion for the job–but because I have to. I hope that changes sometime in the future–sooner than later.. I LOVED my working life before I retired to write my novels. I hope to again.. Why? We spend half our lives in our workplace.. Steve Jobs said it bang on..life goes BY fast! Ask me.. I will be 69 in a couple weeks. I was 44–yesterday. As the golden here, may i suggest a thing I learned way back?…. Don’t waste months, days, heck MINUTES if your job makes your stomach twist in knots..if it doesn’t allow your creative juices to flow or stops you from GROWING as a person… May I suggest an exercise to help you make the change if this […]

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I write today—because I can..

It hurts WHEN I CAN’T WRITE!!!! I feel bereft. Like I am missing something vital to me. Like I feel when I am not in love. So my sad heart is soothed today for I can.. In normal circumstances it has been my habit each day to be aware– To listen– To read– To observe– To focus and then pick words out of the air–like fireflies, that sparkle all around me. I collect words—sound-bites to my soul. —–and then put them to page. So today–I write……. Because I can. Pamela

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The beautiful surprises of FALL!

Looking forward to an AWESOME, AWESOME fall of 2017 full of promise and grand surprises…. I am thrilled to be participating in the world class Celtic Colours Festivals on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, among other things. What do YOU have planned that will bring colour to your soul? Will you join me in my resolve to seek out moments of joy and happiness this autumn of ’17? Together we will MAKE IT SO! For we DO have a choice. We can allow despair and negativity to control our daily. Or we can take charge and release the hidden inspiration that is within ALL of us–if we will only let it shine. Let it outwards-. And allow THAT to direct our lives, instead… Let grace, happiness and positivity reign supreme. Let’s make a choice., shall we? Onwards from my house to your house in sweet solidarity..

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The gift of reading—and writing..

Goodd MORNINGGGGGG my peeps. It’s gonna be another gorgeous fall day here Bedford, Nova Scotia! Today I am saluting THE BOOK…That thing we readers allll take for granted will always be our companion… No matter HOW down or sad or lonely, there is always ”the book’.. No matter what question we have or ‘big happening’ in our lives, we always have ”the book’ to refer back to, guide us through or motivate us to keep going. “The book” is like a kindred spirit. It is a place we can fall into and hide if we need to or go to for to for solace. Somehow we can run away when we read. It’s like we feel when we are with a Kindred Spirit. We feel all powerful and are calmed and our hearts quieted when we read. WE meet the most INCREDIBLE souls when we read–our lives are expanded sideways and deeply and our world becomes full of colour and magic when we read.. I could go on and on for in my 68 years–58 if I said reading years ‘the book’ has been my salvation too many times to count.. SOO–it is my honour and privilege to add to […]

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Practice affirmation. It works!

I LOVE NEW DAYS!!! New beginnings. Clean slates– Today, going into this weekend in early September, 2017, is a day of looking in the mirror, with my dear Jenn in mind, practicing affirmation… WE USED TO DO IT EVERY SINGLE DAY TOGETHER.. SO THIS ONE IS FOR you JENNIFER, who we lost just yesterday, 2016. At age 48…YOU HAD just GOT A NIEW JOB…so..it’s a whatif.. This one is also for we ladies and gents who are in transition this new season with this fresh new page.. I am right now Dressing for that affirmation of success in my mind–seeing my style and look in Pammyland of yesteryear.. As I prepared to start my day today–I looked back to other decades in my life when I had earned the right to run my own corporations with 70 employees in my roster. Or preparing to teach as I set up a training class somewhere in some hotel room in some city in Canada. Or writing the next scene for the stage show i had produced.. And here I am now–a simple writer.. Writing the next scene for the next book in the series.. Before this morning I would have said–“”my life […]

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Writing new prose is like a first kiss….

Writing. It’s like a first kiss. MANY of us have been through it. Here’s the deal. I have been TRYING to write. Each day I waltz around it. Each day I have an hour to kill I open my word processor to JWalking, Book 2 of the Holy snappin’! series. Or my side novel, Omeerotica. Then there is the screenplay. Agent query letters. Whatever the ongoing project, which is everything on the list. And then some. YOU know how it goes. I have ALL this intent. Then I drift away to blogging. Or daydreaming.. Or, whatever. Weirdly, it IS like a first kiss. Remember? YOU know the feeling! TERRIFYING. My stomach is clenched. I shake. My hands rest in the keyboard, if I even GET that far. Then-nothing. Writing/editing is much, much harder than non-writers could imagine. In my particular case, it is a huge responsibility now that I have fans in readers of my first novel, Call me J, who are depending on my to do at least as good a write as I did for my debut manuscript. YIKES! Fact is….. I am frozen in place. My words swirl in my mind like molasses..I am fraught with indecision. […]

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Don’t wait for the perfect time..TODAY is the perfect time.

Tomorrow.. We wake up at 20- on the cusp of adulthood– We are fierce and bold and ready.. but frightened at… the big world out there.. and all the choices we must now make. We wake up at 30- full of bravado!!! Finally, we are fully human. Finally we have the reins! 100% responsible for ourselves.. with a job, a house, kids and a dog. We have our entire LIVES ahead of us, after all, oui? We wake up at 40. FORTY? How the heck did THAT happen? We haven’t got near what we wanted done done yet! But we feel great! We feel powerful and in control. The cracks have begun to take their toll, though with life getting—complicated.. That happiness everyone sings about on the radio– —elusive –as are the riches and comfort we KNEW we would enjoy back at 30… We wake up at 50–incredulous. FIFTY? WTHELL? We were 30, like, YESTERDAY, right? But we FEEL 30 in our brains. Our SOULS feel 30. We THINK as 30! However–There ARE perks. Like grandkids.. and collections of-stuff. Our happiness quotient–has shifted. Different things make us smile now. Things we NEVER thought would be part of the people we […]

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Keep your eye on the prize.

There ain’t NUTHIN’ wrong with being proud of our achievements in our daily existence, grand or miniscule. It makes no matter the size of the prize. What matters is that it matters to YOU! Could be losing that final 10 pounds. Could be getting that job you have worked HARD to get. Could be helping another by just being there. The list goes on. There are 100s of things we do on a daily, weekly, monthly basis that bring us forward in life. It truly has no bearing on our age, gender, our country, our station in life. 10 year olds can achieve greatness. As can 90 year olds. All that matters is that we reach for our goals. That we fulfill our dreams By NEVER, EVER giving up. Or caving to those who say you can’t do a thing. For, if you believe you can, You CAN do that thing. Trust me! Pamela See More

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How do you BECOME a novelist?

It has been over three years..and sometimes I even FORGET I am –this –for I am not actively LIVING my craft!. It is time to remember.. The most common question I get is–“How do you get to be a novelist?” My stock answer is kind like this. It goes for ANY successful person in any field, of course and took me through my other careers in my past decades …but writing–is a special animal… How do you get to be a Novelist? “Tenacity. Courage. Fierceness. Self-trust. Faith. Incredible energy. An abundance of positive attitude. The ability to work alone and stay motivated…. And, again… Tenacity…”” Pamela

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