Overthinking the process, when is it good enough, opening yourself up for evaluation and opinion and the constant reminder that it’s not about you the author, but about those who will benefit from your writing.
2. Happy Friday Life :) The skinny:
What is the greatest gift of all? HAPPINESS! Happy Friday Life :) features 52 thought provoking poetic inspirations accompanied by colorful imagery. Created from my heart and embellished thoughts; about love, hope, comfort and self- growth. Selected from over 350 original writings over the last seven years, Happy Friday Life :) has been said to be the perfect gift book, filled with personal growth reminders like “you matter, staying positive is your only option and never allow the weight of negativity to crush your Saving Grace. “
3. How many hours a day do you spend writing?
Due to other commitments I would guess an average of two hours a day, although writing for me is truly a 24/7 commitment. Inspiration comes at all times and places. It’s not unlike me jump out of the shower with shampoo in my hair, jump up and pause the TV, in the car, on the treadmill, in a meeting and sometimes in the middle of the night. When the thoughts come to you everything else stops. I have written on the back of a receipt, napkins, inside my check book, even on the bag from the drive through. Technology today makes it as simple as adding thoughts to your phones memo pad.
4. Name your favorite books?
Pride and Prejudice
Eat, Pray, Love
Tess of the D’urbervilles
Tuesdays with Morrie
Sense and Sensibility
5. What are you working on now?
Stage two of the Happy Friday Life :) online store. In addition to book #1, I am creating an online store that will allow people to download individual H. F :) inspirations. I have been toying with the idea of a romance novel. I’ve had the idea brewing for more than two years, but it has taken a back seat to H.F:)
Title: Happy Friday Life
Author: Karen L.K. Picard
Genre: Poetic Inspiration
What is the greatest gift of all? HAPPINESS! In March 2009 a weekly heartfelt text message called Happy Friday H.F:) was created. Happy Friday Life features 52 poetic inspirations, full of colorful imagery. Something for everyone. these inspirations were initially Intended as a reminder to family and friends that life is only as good as you make it. Staying positive in a world filled with chaos, is your only option. more importantly, a reminder that you matter.
From my heart, embellished thoughts and everlasting pen. May your heart find an attachment, allowing you to feel emotion, satisfying you with aspirations’ of hope, desire joy, comfort, and reflection that fulfills you from within. lf you find even one poetic inspiration that brightens your day, my purpose is fulfilled. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as is the same with art, where your imagination takes you so does the reflection within you. . I hope you find your “Happy.”
Karen L.K. Picard is the creator and author of Happy Friday Life :). Since 2009 she has written over 300 thought provoking, poetic inspirations. These inspirations were initially intended for her children, family and close friends to help guide their daily lives past constant negativity that surrounds our world today. Her insights into the human spirit through her poetic inspirations have expanded to the masses throughout the past seven years thanks to social media. Today, Happy Friday Life inspirations can be delivered directly to your email inbox or cell phone via text message.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Karen received a crash course in cultural diversity and human behavior. These experiences have guided her passion for sharing with the world “We all matter” and we all have the choice to be better. She decided to move from Milwaukee to a quaint community over 30 years ago where she started a family and began to read positive, affirming materials. Having grown up with an appreciation for nature and living fully, Karen wanted to share her philosophy but found that she felt challenged with the application of grammar and composition, not feeling prepared to write a manuscript. By putting her inspirations to paper in 2009, she began to realize that what flowed through her with increased intensity was a gift that she could not contain. Over 53 years of life. She raised two amazing children, had multiple businesses, continued her education, and has met some extraordinary people. Now; with years of self-discovery and personal growth hopes her life’s work will not only empower, but in some small way impact the world and deeply touch each reader as if the Happy Friday message is written just for them. Karen’s statement of purpose is, “If the thought’s and words I write, touch but one, my purpose has been fulfilled.”
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