Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Writer Kicks Back

Hi Kick Back Friends,


I'm changing the format of Kick Back Moments for the next few months. Instead of a once a week intricate piece, I'm switching to more frequent shorter posts. I'm half way through the first draft of my second novel and really want to focus on completing it within three months (hold your applause: half way through the first draft of a novel means 1.5 years to publication, if you're on the fast track). In order to make that happen, I need to cut corners in my day to day schedule.

When you drop by Kick Back Moments from now on, you may find an awesome video, a kind act I observed, a peaceful moment I experienced, a knock out book I read, something that made me laugh out loud, something that made me simply smile, photos, quotes, etc.—anything that makes us forget the stress of our days and helps us take a moment just to kick back.

I also hope you share your own kick back moments in the comment section. Better yet, if you come across a quote, book, video, experience that you would like to share on this blog, please e-mail me at I'd love to hear from you.

So, today's kick back moment:

The other night I was watching the Kennedy Center Honors Ceremony as they paid tribute to the classic rock band, Led Zeppelin, on TV. For me, the finest moment came when Heart walked onto stage and performed Stairway to Heaven. Although their rendition of this masterpiece was extraordinary, what evoked the most emotion in me were the facial expressions of the composers, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. To sit back and know that you were responsible for a piece of art that many refer to as, "The greatest rock song ever written," must be amazing. So as you watch this magnificent performance, also pay attention to Jimmy and Robert's reaction. Beautiful!  




  1. It will be an interesting transition. Best of luck on the novel.

  2. "Interesting" can be a good thing ;0). Thanks for the "best of luck" on the novel. It's moving at a good clip right now!

  3. Happy New Year, Peggy! I too am half way through my next book, a devotional for pregnant women to read to their unborn baby. It is a joy to write. I hope to have it to my publisher NLT the end of April for publication (I really hope) sometime around December. Good luck, and God bless you!

    1. Thank you Deirdre! All the best in the new year and with your book!

  4. My Dear Peggy,
    I shouted for joy, I was able to hear this beautiful rendition! Normally, my computer blocks everything that from the U.S. with the warning, it hasn't passed through GEMA, but this wasn't blocked. Someone knew I needed it. Great, absolutely great performance.

    Congratulations on your second book. I know things will work out fine. I have your first book A Stop In The Park and plan to do a review on it in January in my book review blog.

    May you continue to enjoy your writing and may 2013 be a great year for you.
    Take care.

    1. Pat ~ So glad you were able to see that magnificent performance. I could watch it over and over. Keep me posted on your writing and let me know when you post your review. I look forward to your impressions. Have a wonderful New Year! ~ Peggy

  5. This video made my evening! Thanks so much for posting it.

    Best wishes, too, on your new book. Sounds like you're off to a good start.

  6. Congratulations on your next book, Peggy! Have a wonderfully blessed new year! Welcome to 2013!