Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Do The Twist

Oh, hey—glad to see you!

I'm perusing notes, quotes, and pictures from my Idea Book for the young adult fantasy I'm writing. I'm just a scoshe away from finishing. The holidays and other stuff danced into my days, so I'll be penning the final pages of my novel when I get a chance, or two, or three.

From the aforementioned idea book, here's a great quote from Around the World With Captain Parker that gets the gears turning about how marvelous it is to put your own twist on the expected, the norm, the tame and turn them into your own kind of adventure. (In writing & in life!)

So here we go. Captain Parker doing things his own way—

     "After breakfast we will christen the vessel. How do you like her? She may not be as fast as some but she is safe and sure."
     "We—we haven't got to christen her with wine, Uncle Josh?" stammered Jake.
     "No, lad. We will never have a bottle of the stuff on board. We'll christen her with water from Yellowstone Park. See here!" and the jolly Captain took a small bottle of water from the pile of baggage. "I brought it for this very purpose."
     As soon as the morning meal was over, all assembled for the ceremony, the crew slyly jesting at such an unusual christening. 


And let this splendid quote from Outside Lies Magic by John R. Stilgoe tickle your mind— "Ordinary exploration begins in casual indirection, in the juiciest sort of indecision, in deliberate, then routine fits of absence of mind." 

Ha-ha! I love it! 

Here's wishing you routine fits of absence of mind!


Danica said...

An Inspiration Book is such a great idea! I need to make me one, I love getting sparks of inspiration from unexpected places. And I love that quote from Around the World with Captain Parker, it sounds like a great read.

Anonymous said...

Great quotes!

Nicole said...

Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing that beautiful book cover!

M Pax said...

Congrats on being close to finished. That's wonderful.

Ooo, what lovely things in your idea book. I keep an idea journal, too. Comes in handy from time to time.

Rich said...

Great read, thank you.