Monday, May 18, 2009

I'm at the hospital with my son

I'm at the hospital with my son. I will comment on your blogs later when I get a chance. Right now everything is pretty busy.

I did want to ask if any of you have an idea file. Kim Smith had given this idea at one of the Muse online workshops.Lea Schizas free online conference
Kim had this great idea. Muse Tweakers. Think of something that has happened in your life. Some highly emotional event. Remember it fully and then write one line about it. These muse tweakers are the first lines in your next piece of work. Open with emotion. If you were blocked, you're not anymore, because you now have something to say and it is personal and something you identify with on a personal level. For your idea file, if the memory is anger, write it on a red card. Sadness--blue. You can add to these sentences as you have more thoughts about the memory. You can do this on your computer, but it doesn't work as well, as actually holding the cards in your hands. You can keep the cards in those card files or in baggies.

Some people text themselves messages. Say you're somewhere and you see a broken pencil.Now you wouldn't just say,"Broken like a pencil." You may want to text yourself, "My arm hung limply, broken like a pencil."

I thought I would pass this along. It has been very helpful to me. :)

21 comments:

  1. I do hope your son is ok!!!! Keep us posted, will you? Or else I'll worry, worry, worry.

    I did a post on this very idea. I keep word journals. Words, phrases, ideas.... Then I post them up on poster boards in my 'war room' (aka office).It is helpful!

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  2. My thoughts are with you and your son!

    I need to do what Tess does, because I just read her book and it's amazing. She's doing something right, that's for sure!

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  3. I hope your son will get well soon! It sounds serious. :/

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  4. I hope your son gets well soon!! :-(

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  5. Robyn,
    I hope everything is okay. Keep us updated. :)

    Davin

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  6. *hugs*

    I hope he gets feeling better soon. Don't forget to take care of yourself too!

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  7. prayers and thoughts
    for you, your son, your family.

    peace~
    Chuck

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  8. Gosh I hope all is well with your boy. Hugs!

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  9. I'm keeping your and your son in my thoughts--I hope everything works out okay for him.

    Unfortunately, my idea file is currently in my brain. One of my goals for the week is to do a brain dump and capture them on paper or computer screen. These ideas are precious, and I don't want to lose any good ones (or bad ones that could spark a good one) just because I don't have time to deal with them right now.

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  10. Tess, Oh yes, I remember that post, that I felt inspired. I want my wall to look like yours. Glam said you must be doing something right. :) What a compliment.

    As far as my son, we still don't know much. Please, please keep him in your prayers.

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  11. Glam, thanks for your thoughts and prayers. I wish we knew what it was. Then we could fight. Soon, maybe soon.

    I told Tess, what a great compliment you gave her. :)

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  12. Liyana, please send good vibes his way. It could be serious. I'm scared! :(

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  13. Litgirl01, thanks! I'm pretty worried. It takes over my writing day and then I have to stop. :(

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  14. Davin, thanks so much for your great karma. I will keep you updated. Right now, it's anyone's guess.

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  15. Danyelle, yeah, at these times I really don't take care of myself. Thanks for the reminder and good wished, too.

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  16. Chuck, thanks for praying. We need all the prayers we can grab. All of us. It puts a strain on everyday tasks. Hopefully soon, we will know something.

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  17. Angela, thanks for your great thoughts and vibes. Please keep us there.

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  18. Jen,keep us in your thoughts. When you run out of things to think about :) then think of us.

    You'd better get those ideas out of the brain and put them somewhere else. We forget stuff so easily. :)

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  19. My mom always told me to sleep with a spiral and pen by my bed because I could wake up with an idea. The text idea is perfection! I love that! I'm going to use it :)

    I do hope your son is okay. It's my first visit to ur lovely blog, and I'll check some older posts to see if you've mentioned what it is- It's the most important thing sometimes to just be there for the people you love! I've woke up in a hospital once to the love of my life's face framed above a bunch of pink roses. It's one of my most heart-felt pictures of him in my mind. I know you're son will have that same feeling if he wakes up to your eyes! Many hugs and hopes for good news!

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  20. Pen Pen, thanks for visiting. They are testing his central nervous system. I'm very scared. But you just have to keep moving and keepin' on. I hope that they find the problem and fix it soon! Love your story. You could add that to one of your books one day. You'd be able to make it real, since it really happened and the emotions you felt at that time will never leave you. :)

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