The other day I received an email from a friend who was frustrated with someone she was dealing with.
But she didn't just say, "I am so frustrated." Instead, here is what she wrote:
"I'm going to kill them and myself in a fiery show of telekinesis powers a la Carrie."
So let's step back a minute and look at this. Why is it so good?
1) She shows an action of what she plans to do based on her emotions.
2) She uses telekinesis because she is sending the email to me and knows The Emerald Tablet has telekinesis in it.
3) She knows I am in my later 30s and thus the Carrie reference is totally appropriate.
I was awed, and send a response telling her so. This is how I want to write.
*Note - I'm happy to report there were no unexpected injuries as a result of this comment.
**Question - Would Carrie be an appropriate reference to use in YA books today? Has it withstood the test of time?
Are you looking for some great fall reading? Here's what I recently ordered from Amazon in case you want some suggestions!
Ok, so I admit it. These are all Class of 2k8 books. There are a couple more I plan to order which aren't, but they will have to wait until next time.
Here's my positive thought for the day:
Be your own cheerleader. You need to support yourself mentally. Push aside your fears, worries, anger, doubts, and concerns, and free your mind to focus on the positive.
Whenever you have a doubt slip into your mind, repeat over and over, "I can do it!"
Why? Because I can do it!