I think as writers, especially those of us who write for children, we’re more open to the idea that anything is possible. I mean, here we are trying to break into a business where the odds are totally against us. You have to be optimistic to stick with it. You have to believe that you’re going to beat the odds.
I’m reading an amazing book right now by Hawaiian psychologist Paul Pearsall called “Wishing Well.” It’s actually research for my current WIP, “Wish You Weren’t,” but I’d read it even if it wasn’t. Dr. Pearsall’s book covers the ten years he spent scientifically studying the power of wishing, and boy does it tap into every secret superstition, belief and desire of my childhood dreams.
Take these excerpts for example:
“Just by our intentions we can alter the destiny of persons, places, events and things. It works in wondrous, subtle and often paradoxical ways, but it works.”
“Wishing is a form or everyday magic practiced by the common person.”
“Instead of blaming your inner child, wishing is a way you can safely let her out to play.”
Aren’t those great quotes?! Haven’t you always wondered if you could change things, just by wishing about them?
My inner child is alive and well, and playing on a regular basis. What about yours?