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Tweet dreams and literary alchemy

I have a Twitter account. There, I said it.

This post is inspired by today’s Tweet from Paulo Coelho. Rumi: “What you seek is seeking you.” (o que você procura também está lhe procurando)

I have quickly learned that Twitter is simply another form of procrastination. A mild, yet amusing distraction to pretty much everything else. But what an enlightened day when I see a Tweet from novelist Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist, The Zahir, Veronika Decides to Die, The Winner Stands Alone).

Coelho is an inspiration. A true advocate of seeing the world through your own eyes and not others. I’m in a 3-year struggle (seeking publication) on my first novel, while Coelho writes a new book every two years, is translated into a ba-zillion languages and publishes short stories for Ode Magazine (with every issue devoting a page to him for his writing pleasure). His dream, shared by many—including myself, always was, and still is, to be a writer.

Change your day. Transform your outlook. Follow Paulo’s Tweets:



P.S.  And wish me luck as I continue to seek an agent for Billie Boots, Your Roots are Showing (Middle-Grade Fiction).

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