I got the moves like Kate Forsyth, I got the moves like Kate Forsyth, I got the mooooo-oooves like . . . well you get the rest of it.
If you have read my previous post you will realise that I hold Australian fantasy childrens (and sometimes adult) novelist Kate Forsyth in very high regard. I first met Kate when Kennisha was just three months old. I attened a writer’s festival at the NSW Writer’s Centre and was blown away by Kate’s poise, grace and thourough grasp of her chosen genre, I wanted to be her (still do). Over the next couple of weeks (or maybe months, it was a very sleep deprived time) I managed to go along to a few more of Kate’s public talks and read some of her books. I discovered that she is not only a very talented writer, but also a mum to three kids, I wanted to be her kids.
Three and a half years later I am still in great awe of Kate and her ability to accomplish so much within the same 24 hour time period we all have.
I have come to accept that while I will never be her, or her kids, I can make use of the advice she shares at her public talks
Primarily for me, this inspiration takes the form of two points she made: Aim for the moon. Even if you don’t reach it you will fall among the stars. And more practically to write every day, even if you don’t feel like it. Actually, I’m not sure that last one is exactly how she put it, but it’s my own interpretation, and I managed to write something today.
Thanks for taking the time to read my little offering for the day.