Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Reliving the magic...

I got free tickets via a freelance assignment for my local newspaper to DISNEY ON ICE - PRINCESS WISHES. I was able to take my mom, grandma and Little Miss to the show, and I don't know who was more excited - me or Little Miss. ::grin::
I've always loved the Disney characters, and the opportunity to see Little Mermaid, Belle, Cinderella, Mulan, Jasmine, and Sleeping Beauty, and other Disney favs was priceless! But the best part of it all was introducing Little Miss to the fun. She's been watching Disney movies at her Nana's house, has Mickey & Minnie figurines, and even knew what ice skating was thanks to recently viewing a Snoopy (Peanuts) cartoon where Snoopy skated on a pond.
Here's some pics of the show...

It was incredible, and I took a ton more pics I didn't post. It was fun watching her laugh, point, clap, and turn to me and Nana with a smile to make sure we were watching and paying attention too.
I was excited about seeing the show for myself, but I quickly realized that watching it through her eyes for the first time was even better. Little Miss, just by being there and being snuggled in my lap, put a new sense of magic into what still would have been a great show. When Jasmine and Aladdin skated together to A Whole New World, I actually cried. It was so emotional for me, the sweetness of being able to share that with her.
Sometimes I wonder if our writing could stand a new glimpse of magic. What can we give our characters to help them have a fresh perspective of life or their circumstances? What can they see through new eyes that will give extra depth to their character and our writing?
Let's help our characters relive the magic this holiday season as we write. And maybe get a glimpse of it ourselves in the meantime ;)


  1. You're daughter is adorable! This questions comes from reading comments on Erynn's online book signing last week but any of you may be able to asnwer it:

    When you have a few proposals out there what do you do with your manuscript in the meantime?

  2. Thanks Tonya! :)

    There's different options.

    The best thing to do if your proposal is for a manuscript that isn't yet completed, then....COMPLETE IT! That way if the agent/editor comes back and asks to see a full manuscript, you can send it that very next day and avoid the embarassment of saying "Sure...I'll have it ready in 6 months."

    If you're talking about having several proposals out in the industry at the same, and all of the manuscripts are already completed, then I say start a new story while you wait to hear back!! =)

    Does that answer your question?

  3. So precious, Betsy. Love the pics!