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A Sign (But You Don’t Believe in Signs)

(Points if you know what movie the title of this blog post is from…it’s my favorite movie of all time.)

This was the fortune I discovered in a cookie following a particularly yummy dinner at PF Chang’s.


I’ve been kicking around the idea of writing a book for years. And I’ve decided it’s finally time. I have pages and pages of notes on my computer, in a notebook, in my head.

Now I just need the space – both physical and mental – to purge.

I’ve decided to just write. To hell with perfection and endlessly obsessing about the perfect time to write, the perfect book title, the perfect layout, the perfect “voice.”

I can’t handle the pressure. So I’m just going to write. Let’s see where that takes me.


  1. Cosy mystery, suspense thriller, or unsolved secret
    “Behind every adoption story there is a memoir or mystery novel waiting to be written.” —Judith Land

    Good stories convey eternal wisdom and teach values.
    “Good books are like dinosaur tracks in the bedrock—they leave impressions that last forever.”—Martin Land

    5 Steps for Writing Your Own Adoption Story
    Life’s journey for individuals who are orphaned, fostered, and adopted appeal to others because their lives are interesting, unpredictable and unique. That is why every adoptee should be encouraged to share their story with others.

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