Cool, eh? Yep, my thoughts exactly.
So obviously I'm a writer. Duh. :) I've been dedicated to studying the craft for the last five years now. I write YA, experimented with an upper MG, and last November signed with my agent for my latest story, The Desiree, a YA romance with a twist. Full story here.
I have a son and daughter in elementary school, I'm married to a hardworking firefighter who doubles as a handyman, and my BFF is a 70lb cream-colored labradoodle named Ripley. I also work for the largest airline in the U.S. and handle European bookings.
BUT ... something you may not know, is that I've always dabbled in arts and crafts, and I've always had a thing for fantasy creatures. The first novel I tried writing was centered around fairy folk and I just loved imagining that story. But that was before all the Tinkerbell movies and books came out and I felt it killed my story. :(
However, lo and behold, an idea came to me a few weeks ago that allowed me to revisit that very first story, and I went with it. My fairy folk didn't have to stay buried away in an overwritten manuscript! I could bring my vision to life in a different way. And that's what I've done.
Each come with their own special power and purpose, each one crafted with love and precision. Hang them over your writing desk or art table for inspiration. For example, here's one that may be fitting for you:
Meet HARRIET PLOTTER.