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Thursday, November 3, 2011

In The Throes of Thursday--Go Take a Hike

Go take a hike? 
Absolutely. I've been told to do that by a lot of agents and editors, so I took their advice and did it. And what a fantastic hike it was too! It put a lot of things into perspective and when you see the pictures you'll understand what I mean.


Here's Tree Hugger Me. Well, I tried, but the Sequoia just laughed. 






Here I are, standing in the center of a Sequoia that's been hollowed out by fire. That made quite an impression. These trees thrive with fire--their bark is highly fire resistant and in the heat, their seeds pop and germinate, starting more of their species. 


Think about that, writers, and go into the fire, knowing that you're among the most resilient people on the planet. From the heat you take in rejection and writer self-doubt, ideas are going to pop and grow into wonderful stories.


Okay, that's all the philosophy for this Thursday, but wanted to add that this is going to be my last Throes of Thursday post for a while. I'm going to be posting on Mondays only and trying to get back to working on my next book. I'll hop around to all my followers; I just hope you'll forgive me if I'm slow. 



12 comments:

  1. Oh, wow! Those Sequoias are amazing!!! Beautiful photos, Lee.

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  2. I love this post...love the metaphor. I plan to take it to heart...

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  3. Perfection. Thanks for the morning smile. :):):) Or three.

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  4. Ahh, redwoods, my favorite trees. They're the most conscious plants I've ever met. Looks like we're both starting to writing projects. Have fun with yours!

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  5. Awesome pictures, Lee! Looks like it was a great hike. Good luck with your new novel.

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  6. Lee, I'm with you on the once a week post to be able to get stuff done! I'm also in agreement that walking is a great way to heal your mind and body! Those old trees are really amazing.

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  7. Great pictures! I've always enjoyed reading about trees that thrive with fire. Something about that just resonated with me--now I see why! :)

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  8. Those trees are amazing.

    Good luck with your new story.

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  9. Very cool! And you can give it a love-pinch <3

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  10. Oh my! I've always wanted to see a giant sequoia. I love the pictures!!

    nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  11. What terrific pictures! Looks like it was an amazing hike.
    Enjoy your new project. I just recently finished reading Sliding on the Edge, and I loved it. What a strong voice!

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