Three Little Words

If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.
Reading is the creative center of a writer’s life. I take a book with me everywhere I go, and find there are all sorts of opportunities to dip in …

Reading at meals is considered rude in polite society, but if you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects. If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered anyway.

—Stephen King

A friend at church handed me Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter. I started it last night and only put it down when my eyes and brain rebelled against being awake any longer.

The story would be shocking and unbelievable, except it so closely mirrors my own daughter’s experience (and, by extension, my own).

Back in a bit…gone readin’.

About Casey

Adoption = my life. I'll give it to you straight. Success, failure, truth.

Posted on September 22, 2015, in Adoption, Blogging101, Parent, Writing101 and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. It is so sad that so many children go through the foster care system and deal with all kinds of horror. I worked in Child Welfare and when I realized I could not do the thing I wanted to to help children I decided to foster with my girls approval. it was never easy but always rewarding. I did see many of the horrors on both sides of the coin. There were blessings on both sides too.

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  2. I have to look this book up now! And love Stephen King’s quote, so very true! I always have a book within my reach!

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  3. This is so right on!

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  4. I looked up the book’s web page and it looks heartbreaking and it is heartbreaking to think that it mirrors your daughter’s experience. I don’t think I have the strength to read it because of my own granddaughter.

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