Beautiful details and chance encounters

I’ve mentioned my friend Ev Bishop’s blog here before. But once again today (well, yesterday, actually, but I’m behind on my reading – big surprise), she’s written a post that touched me with its details. She has a lovely eye for moments. If you haven’t read her blog, I highly recommend it.

Up to my eyeballs in SiWC stuff at the moment, so my own writing insight is nonexistent for the moment, so I won’t even attempt any.

I do, however, have a question for you. Where do you stand on the idea, most recently touted by books like The Secret, that what you genuinely ask the universe for will come to you? I haven’t given it much thought, to tell you the truth. I’m a karma girl: I do think that what you put out comes back to you, one way or another, but I’d never considered it on a specific, as opposed to simply positive/negative level before.

Ran into a guy yesterday at Starbucks who believes in it wholeheartedly. Just so happens he’d been thinking seriously in the last few days about the non-fiction book he wants to write and the fact that he knows nothing at all about the process or even where to start looking, and then he struck up a conversation with me, a total stranger who happens to have spent the last decade learning about the publishing industry, over coffee. Coincidence?