Living with a children's author isn't as easy as it looks!

Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.

-Bruce Garrabrandt-

Moments matter – Every single one of them. I try to use each one wisely.




kissing vic






teddybear playing

And helping.

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This past weekend we lost 60 moments of sleep for daylight savings. Well, the humans did. I got those moments back in spades 60 times over.


Mom uses one hour of moments each day for work. And by work I mean she sits there and types on the computer and talks out loud to herself. Sometimes the Creativity visits her during that hour. I love visitors. I’m not sure I’ve ever met the Creativity Visitor, though. Maybe tomorrow…..


If the Creativity doesn’t visit at that exact work time, Mom still works. Each month, she makes a new story and fixes up an old story (or two or three) for her 12×12 Challenge. She also reads books about writing books, and reads books like the books she writes. Wait. What?


Writing time is not for blogs, not for Facebook, not for email, not for Words With Friends, and not even for TV.

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It’s just working on stories in one way or another – writing them, reading them, fixing them, thinking about them, submitting them to agents and publishers, and giving me cuddles and treats…. (See what I did there?) If the Creativity doesn’t come – Oh well. Maybe tomorrow…..

We’ll be ready.


Comments on: "Inspirational Quote of the Week" (65)

  1. You spend your moments very wisely Cupcake…we can say that because we spend ours in a very similar manner…which makes us wise too! See how that just worked out *BOL*
    Have a super Monday!
    Wally & Sammy

  2. Such cute clothes Cupcake! I’m glad you help mom and keep her company. 🙂

  3. Creativity is a welcome visitor but a tough guest to get to stick around.

  4. Mom often saying to dad moments is mattering, especially when he in very bad healthies.

  5. Our clocks change in a few weeks time. I think it’s just biped nonsense!
    I hope Creativity pays you a nice visit soon.

  6. mollieandalfie said:

    Our clocks changed now we have lighter nights 🙂 Love all your photo’s Cupcake, youz so cute xxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  7. fredrieka said:

    The best of days can seem ordinary, just a small break in the routine..

  8. You do look ready for Mr. (or Ms.) Creativity to knock on your door Cupcake….all dressed up for company. My Mom has been waiting for that SAME visitor for a while so she could finish writing her novel sequel but so far “company is NOT calling” !!! Here’s hoping company comes soon for you and your Mom Cupcake…..

    Hugs and Kisses, Sammy

  9. So true that you have to show up even if the Creativity doesn’t, because if you don’t show up, she NEVER will! You are so sneaky, Cupcake, slipping those cuddles into working time, but I’m sure they hep your mom think better 🙂

  10. I’m sure you help bring creativity, Cupcake! Who wouldn’t want to visit your Mom with you at her side!

  11. hungryhungryhippo404 said:

    Lol oh Cupcake you are such a beautiful and hilarious girl! You’ve got quite an interesting kissing technique going on there. I’ll have to take note of it! 😛

  12. Fun most on being in the moment, Cupcake. Dogs and animals do that better than humans. But, I like your mom’s writing schedule. I set aside time for reading and blogging, time for writing and time for my meditative work. Again great costumes.

  13. You have a very wise Mom.

  14. Every moment counts for sure. And you both make the most of them. That Creativity guy can be tricky, but if that cupcake dress doesn’t attract his attention, I don’t know what will. If he hears about the adorable get up, he’ll be there in a New York moment! 😉

  15. I love your outfits, Cupcake! Fuzzy says NO WAY for him…but I wonder …………………


    ♬♬♬ Happy Saint Patrick’s Day ♬♬♬

  16. Cupcake you are an inspiration xxx

  17. Creativity really is a fickle fiend, whee’ve found – here one minute, gone the next! Perhaps you’ll be able to catch him and get him to stay for a big longer, eh Cupcake?
    The Pigs xx

  18. Cupcake I have just learned in the last few years how important those moments are. Better spent enjoying the moment than worrying about what is to be. Dogs and cats have the whole living in the moment thing down! Your cupcake dress is just so perfect.. 🙂 So happy for more moments in the longer days!

  19. Oh Cupcake, you’re just the best. You really know how to live in a day, you make the most out if everything and it’s a sure good thing you caught up on those 60 moments if sleep! Your mom is so lucky to have you around.

  20. Cupcake, thanks for the reminder. 🙂

  21. Sometimes I’m afraid that Creativity Visitor has become introvert or depressed or has lost his (her?) GPS, got stray or …

  22. LovableLobo said:

    There you are posing and in all of your adorable costumes, Cupcake! The Creativity “Monster” visits us way too often and keeps us up at night. An overactive imagination? Your posts always make me smile!

  23. You certainly know how to make the most of those moments Cupcake:-)

  24. Cupcake, you are always right on top of things. You are a wise one indeed. I think I’ll go look for that Creativity visitor.

  25. I don’t know about the Creativity Visitor, Cupcake, but I think you just might be your mom’s Creativity Fairy. Keep up the good work . . . in between moments of sleep, of course.

  26. snoopys@snoopysdogblog said:

    Oh Cupcake

    You look so pretty in that little dress buddy!! 🙂 Did you eat all that cake all on your own? Looks yummy!

    I hope you’re having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  27. You are gorgeous, Cupcake 🙂

  28. This is charmingly done, Genevieve, and I like the message. 🙂
    I’ve seen you around on Gemma’s blog, being supportive, and came to investigate.

  29. you are creativity 24/7 Cupcake

  30. Another great post!!! Very, very creative! 🙂

  31. […] Mom writes for an hour a day. She stops when her timer goes off, no matter what. She thinks if she keeps writing till she […]

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