Where do you write? What landscape inspires your imagination? For me, the peace and solitude of the great outdoors are my prime setting. With four kids in the house, quiet can be pretty hard to find. Many times my wisest and brightest ideas come at the strangest times; like at work, on a bike, during a business meeting or wandering through Target. I keep OneNote on my phone’s main screen so I can record the idea instantly.
I love listening to waves crashing in the ocean but, unfortunately, the ocean is not in my back yard. Google play music has a playlist called Waves: Sleep and when I open the back door and play the music through the Sonos speakers, I magically escape to the ocean. Hey, whatever it takes. Creativity comes in all forms.
Since I was a little girl, I have always dreamed of writing a novel. Last summer, I decided to begin that journey. Although, just with thoughts, ideas, and chicken scratch in my journal, the tires began to turn.
This year, I have made the commitment to work on my passion and pursue my dream. I know that a long road is ahead, but I look forward to the ride. There is never a perfect time, so I have set all of my excuses aside.
I bet you are wandering, who is Selah Gray? I am using a pen name to separate my professional business career from my personal ambitions. Yes, this is just a weekend and evening adventure. Why I am I sharing this with you? To be successful at anything, you must build a support system of great friends. Please like my page and continue to encourage me. https://www.facebook.com/selahgray or twitter @selahgray