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"Just be who you are, calm and clear and bright." - Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Was and Is and Will Be


The stairwell of the Four Courts hostel in Dublin, 2006. Photo by Genevieve Handy.


Seven years ago today, my agent made my first “real” book deal. I was in Ireland researching the Moon guide, so she had to call me at the hostel where I was staying in Connemara. Seven years ago today, the great dream of my childhood came true.

Who are you, once you get the one thing you really really want?

You have to grow into someone else—someone with an even bigger dream.

I know it doesn’t look like I’m putting much thought or effort into my blog these days, so BOY will you be surprised when I finally show you what I’ve been working on. I’m growing, and it’s an exhilarating but sometimes-painful process. Some important people in my life aren’t going to like the direction I’m headed in, and that’s okay. If I had to pick one piece of advice to live my life by, it would be this (from Richard Bach’s Illusions):

Just be who you are, calm and clear and bright.

New dreams are incubating. I’m really, really excited.

2 Comments to Was and Is and Will Be

  1. ait.mzm's Gravatar ait.mzm
    March 14, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    I can’t wait to hear your new, big news! I am sure it will all be great!

  2. crazyliberalkate's Gravatar crazyliberalkate
    April 2, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    You need to be positive! Your readers support you in your new journey!

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.