Gone Fishin’

Life can be such a blurry whirlwind!  What with writing the follow-up novel to STRANGLED BY SILK and the schmoozing, socializing and cocktail swilling that can happily be called research, a girl can really be twirled off her kitten heels.  That’s when she needs to let her hair down, loosen her girdle, and put her feet up.  In other words, it’s time to go fishin’.

Every now and then a person needs to take a day and unplug from all that’s going on — instant messaging, joining this group and that one, answering the phone, constant flirting, and always being on and available for everyone and everything.  Take a day, a breather, a moment for yourself to watch the world go by.  Magic happens when you do.  Your body begins to relax, your breath gets deeper and your mind eases into new places.  Ideas come, characters speak, your perspective opens up.  Stories take on a life of their own and your path widens.  Just like lowering your line in the water, letting it dangle, feeling the ebb and flow relaxing, yet waiting for the tell-tale pull of the live one on the end of the line.

Excitement takes over as you leisurely and patiently mentally wander, catching a new idea while thinking of nothing, all in its own time.  Gratitude appears for the nibbles, the happiness in seeing the peace and reward for your patience and realization for the good life you already have.  Even if the fish ain’t bitin’ literally or figuratively, at the end of the day you’ve at least achieved a sense of well-being, a relaxing moment that can show you that everything is in its place in the world.


Barbara Jean

About Barbara Jean Coast

Barbara Jean Coast is the pen name of authors Andrea Taylor and Heather Shkuratoff. She is currently hard at work telling the cozy tales of the fictional town of Santa Lucia, loosely based on Santa Barbara in the late 50's, early 60's, known as The Poppy Cove Mysteries.
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