Welcome to the Magic, Messy Middle

I'm traveling, but I did want to pop in with a quote from my airplane reading: RISING STRONG by Brene Brown:

"The middle is messy but it’s also where the magic happens." - Brene Brown

I don't know what this has to do with brainstorming, except that brainstorming, too, is messy and magic. All it asks is that we be open to the what the world is offering us, and brave enough to set it on the page.

Messy. Magic. Those are ingredients I want in everything I write. To be messy and magic means to be vulnerable -- not perfect and polished -- RAW. I even want my final drafts to retain some of that raw-ness, that ME-ness... and it all begins with brainstorming, doesn't it?

Wishing each of you magic and messy-ness today and all days!


  1. The middle's always the hardest part for me. I've got to remember that quote!

  2. It's the hardest for me too. I also appreciate what you said about retaining some of that raw feeling. Thanks, Irene!


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