Thursday, April 7, 2011

Crazy Dreams

    I usually enjoy waking early since the early hours are the time of a writer.  Apparently, women are also most productive around 3 a.m. in the morning.(Not sure where I remember that tidbit from...) Ladies, do you ever find yourself waking up at this time with your list going through your mind?
    That is the very thing that happened to me this morning, a running non-itemized list that seems to be out of order. Perhaps my brain could arrange it for me in my sleep and next when I awoke I might have a concise way of getting all said items done in a day or two.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Secret

The Secret

    Someone gave me a great secret when I was growing up.  Often the human heart struggles for its' potential and regains its' footing just to slip again.  Either one can keep climbing or sit on the side of the mountain and cry.  I prefer the third option that is outlined in As a Man Thinketh by James Allen.  
    The bottom line is you are what you think you are.  After a fall in our spirit and in our motivation, if we but just sat aside the mountain to ponder and to thinketh and to reevaluate where our thinking lies, we would be able to move forward with renewed purpose and sure footing.
    In the renowned Secret by Rhonda Byrnes, she also outlines that the secret is to follow your feelings to hint at what your subconsciously thinking then adjust accordingly.  If I am feeling stressed, sad, upset- these are negative feelings and I must change the way I feel in order to regain my footing and move forward in a positive manner.  Do not look at where you are but rather where you want to be and proceed in a positive manner.  Let no clump of grass, rain or hard thing (usually a negative person laughing at your purpose in progress) get in your way.  If you slip, act as if you did not.  If the sun shines too bright in your eyes, bask in the warmth of its rays.  Turn all negatives to a positive and something inside you will change.
    You will become who you have always wanted to be- a better version of you that lives a life always moving forward in a positive manner. This is for all those who have stumped their toes up the mountain of success.  I say Travel Beyond Boundaries of Imagination® where anything is possible.

What's The Purpose?

What's the purpose?

    Okay, so I have been getting some great feedback about "What Are Sphinx and Trevi Doing?"  
Several of the questions has been: 
    Who are Sphinx and Trevi?
         My crazy characters that make up the brother-sister team in The Sphinx and Trevi Adventures, along with their bodyguard Marseille, the family cat Nefertiti, and their parents Mr. and Mrs. Monje.
    What's the Purpose of playing the game?
     I would like to say this:  What is the purpose of eating?- to fill one's stomach  What is the purpose of talking?- to share ideas and thoughts between separate entities  What is the purpose of learning Geometry?(I still haven't figured that one out but these concepts are supposedly applied to solving problems in every day life)  What is the purpose of the Sphinx and Trevi Game?  To see how much you know about your surroundings and adding to your knowledge of vast places and the people and cultures that fill them.  As my favorite trainer, Tony Horton would say, "Expand your mind a little."
    Why are the clues in a conversation between Sphinx and Trevi?
       Have you ever sat in a Geography class in school and wonder why you don't remember any of it?  The reason is because statistics are mind-numbing and if it doesn't invoke your senses or your emotions, quite frankly, YOU don't remember it.  I want the experience of learning and challenging your self to be fun, so I play on your emotions with humor, wit, irony, and sarcasm.  I also tease your brain by trying to find the underlying meaning in the words of the conversation.   Anything worth having is worth fighting for- Basically, if it was extremely easy, you would be disappointed.
    How do I decipher the clues?
       This is the tricky part but I know you'll become experts in deciphering the clues in no time.  The clues start out more vague then get more detailed as the week progresses. I have an example of clues with the way to decipher the meaning, below
Adventure 1 Clue 1 Trevi, there are so many pine trees here. Lets go climbing.
    Interpretation:  They are somewhere with a lot of pine trees. If you google pine trees, you'll see they are mostly found in the Northern Hemisphere.  That narrows down by 50%, half the world has been cut out with 1 CLUE.
Adventure 1 Clue 2 I'm not surprised, Sphinx, since they produce 100 million toothpicks a day.
    Interpretation: The place they are at in the northern hemisphere is a massive toothpick producer- can't be too many of those around.
Adventure 1 Clue 3: I love blueberries and blueberries love me, problem is my tongue looks like it got stung by a bee.
    Interpretation: Okay, it is a little song but what is the song talking about? BLUEBERRIES!!!  So far, they are at a place that has lots of pine trees, produces massive amounts of toothpicks, and have lots of blueberries.  
Adventure 1 Clue 4: Just because they produce the most blueberries, doesn't mean your stomach holds them all, Sphinx.
    Interpretation- The place they are produces THE MOST blueberries in the northern hemisphere.  If you google "Who produces the most blueberries- it is MAINE< MAINE< MAINE
Congratulations, all you have to do is tweet the answer to me and you are the WINNER!!!!!!  You will be posted up on my main  **REMEMBER** There is no limit in how many times you can guess.

    What do I win? 
    Knowledge, entertainment, learning about different places in the world and their culture.  However, I will be having contests periodically for free books, downloads, and prizes to the one who is first in guessing correctly each week. 

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I woke up at three this morning with something heavily weighing on my mind.  This blog is new for me and I am what you would call "fresh meat" in the publishing industry.  I think what woke me up out of a sound sleep because let's face it, I have been pulling 14 hour days,  because I want to know more about you.  I listen to a song on my IPOD or view a video on YOUTUBE, I create clues from facts around the world and think,  "This is culture; our creative vibe from around the world, wishing to makes someone laugh or cry or get excited or help inspire like my favorite movie ROCKY.  This is what I wish to know and share with all of you.  What makes you tick, what makes you laugh, what makes you cry, and how do I inspire these emotions in you.

As a writer, I use my senses to feel the story and it flows thru me, like I am talking to a reconnected friend (perhaps found on FACEBOOK  That seems effortless to me and I hope that I can do the same on this platform- Learning more about  my fans and what makes you who you are.