Simple Pleasures in Life

dandelionDo you remember doing simple things as a kid that brought such an abundance of joy? Picking dandelions, making a wish, and blowing the fluff to the bright, blue sky. Finding a refrigerator box and making a puppet theater, a castle, a rocket ship. Lying on the ground and imagining clouds into fire-breathing dragons and playful puppies romping across the sky. Rolling down a grassy knoll until you were too dizzy to walk. When every day of summer was a new adventure.

As writers we get to retain that wonder of a new story living in our heads, coming out to play, and bringing delight to others. Each story is a new day and each day can bring a new story.

Writers block is your muse telling you you’ve lost that wonder, that you’re telling the story wrong. Your muse is the fun kid on the block who always knew a thousand ways to have fun on a hot summer day with a box and some imagination. Go! Chase after him. Summer is only so long. Don’t lose the wonder!!

Jill James, writer of romance, kid at heart
The Zombie Hunter’s Wife is coming soon! Book 2 – Time of Zombies series


About Jill James

Jill is a self-published author with The Lake Willowbee Series and numerous other books in paranormal romance and zompoc romance. She enjoys reading just as much as writing. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @jill_james
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12 Responses to Simple Pleasures in Life

  1. MRS N, the Author says:

    I love this line:

    “Your muse is the fun kid on the block who always knew a thousand ways to have fun on a hot summer day with a box and some imagination.”

    What a great way to think about your muse! 🙂

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  2. E. Ayers says:

    I still see objects in the clouds. Tonight I saw a giant sperm whale. The wind had whipped that cloud into a smooth whale with a very white belly. I almost took a pic with my phone’s camera. The other night there was a giant teddy bear and a little girl/doll with it.

    OTOH, if I’m rolling down a hill, it’s not on purpose!

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  3. Joan Reeves says:

    Lovely post, Jill. Thanks!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Carol says:

    Day dreaming is the best way to trigger your muse. We can’t lose the kid in us. Love the post!

    Liked by 1 person

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