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February 07, 2011


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Very true! Faith, belief and perspective. They really do work as dance partners to get us through to that final slow dance!

Donna Cummings

It's nice to think of it as a dance, isn't it? :)


I remember high school dances and sitting there watching everyone else dance... Well, it felt like everyone else was dancing while I wasn't... It's a sad and lost feeling. I do like how nowadays they just dance, partner or not!

It was my junior year, last dance of the basketball season...and the man who I married years later asked me to dance. One dance, and then I didn't see him until my senior year.

Hmmmm...great set up, ain't it!?

Donna Cummings

LOL -- I'm not sure how we went from faith and superstition to dancing. . .but I'm with you, I like that everyone just dances with whoever they want nowadays. When I was with fellow agent-mates at the Crime Bake conference last fall, there were usually about five of us dancing at once--usually one male and the rest females. It was great. Or we'd dance with other females--something that would have been shocking years ago.

That IS an interesting setup about you and your hubby. :)

Kari Marie

What an ispirational post. Sometimes I wonder if I'm blindly hurling myself into this writing thing. You are right, somewhere in my soul, I have faith that it's the right thing and that the story can be sculpted into something I can be proud of.

Donna Cummings

Kari Marie, I'm so glad you found this inspirational. :)

I spent most of today wandering blindly, convinced I was wasting hours that could have been spent with something fun. LOL Finally, just as I closed out the document, hoping I could work it out tomorrow, a new scene sprang forth into my mind--exactly the one I was trying to create.

So it may be tough sometimes, but it's worth it. :)


'Cause you gotta have faith-de-faith-de-faith, you gotta have faith....

Sorry, having an 80s moment. Love the pep talk though. I very much needed it. Thanks, Donna!

Terri Osburn

This is definitely an inspiring blog. I couldn't live without faith. Hellie doesn't call me Pollyanna for nothing. LOL! It's a complete cliche and cheesy as all get out, but that Annie song is true. The sun will come out tomorrow and things will get better. They may suck for now, but they will get better, if you believe and keep going.

I like the idea of writing the book being magical. I have written a book, an entire story, that didn't exist before. Wow, that's a powerful thought. And a lovely one too!

Donna Cummings

LOL, Hellion -- that might have been a better title. I wish I'd thought of it! And I've been having some nostalgia for the 80s lately. Sigh.

Glad you enjoyed the post. It was kind of a pep talk for me, so I'm glad it resonated with otheres too. :)

Donna Cummings

Thanks, Terri. One thing I've learned is how much different things are the next morning, after a craptastic day. I definitely have faith in that. :)

It is kind of powerful to remember we're creating something that has no form outside of our brains. It helps to think of that on the days when we're struggling, thinking it's hard because we're not competent. But that's not true. We're moving something from one sphere into another, from ephemeral to concrete. That's hard work!

Liz Fichera

Keep the faith! Faith in your story, abilities, determination. Sometimes I think faith is what drives us too.

Donna Cummings

Liz, faith does keep us going, doesn't it? Although I wish we could just go to the warehouse store and get a super-size container of it. LOL

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