Cara Sue Achterberg

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Cara Sue Achterberg is a blogger, novelist, and rescue dog advocate who lives on a hillside farm in York County, Pennsylvania but longs for the mountains of Virginia.

She is the co-founder of Who Will Let the Dogs Out, an intiative of Operation Paws for Homes. It's mission is to raise awareness and resources for southern shelters and rescues. Find more information at WhoWillLetTheDogsOut.org.

Information on all her books, blogs, and upcoming appearances can be found at CaraWrites.com.

When not writing or weeding (which can sometimes be one and the same), Cara enjoys hiking, reading, visiting Virginia wineries, and trying not to fall off her favorite horse, True.

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Cara Sue Achterberg Write and write and write. Then write more. Reading is also good, but mostly you want to write. It took me ten years to get an agent. That's ten years…moreWrite and write and write. Then write more. Reading is also good, but mostly you want to write. It took me ten years to get an agent. That's ten years of writing EVERY DAY, even when I didn't feel like it, even when what I wrote was crap, even when no one was interested in what I wrote. My computer is clogged with my musings and I've filled dozens of journals. I'm getting better every day, though I know if I don't keep writing I won't. Oh, and don't spend too much time on 'writers' boards and sites. Every now and again you can find something useful, but mostly they make you feel inferior and distract you from what you should be doing which is - WRITING.(less)
Cara Sue Achterberg I write. I simply put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and start writing. Sometimes I'll write hours worth of garbage, but most times I just need…moreI write. I simply put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and start writing. Sometimes I'll write hours worth of garbage, but most times I just need the running start.(less)
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What Happened When I Stopped Running

This past year has felt a bit surreal. As if the world was unplugged and we are collectively holding our breath, waiting for it to be plugged back in and spring to life like my laptop after a hard shut down.

Some writers I know have been absolutely unable to write. Their worlds disrupted understandably.

I was not one of those writers.

But for all the writing I’ve done, very little of it has been an

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“That life - whatever else it is - is short. That fate is cruel but maybe not random. That Nature (meaning Death) always wins but that doesn’t mean we have to bow and grovel to it. That maybe even if we’re not always so glad to be here, it’s our task to immerse ourselves anyway: wade straight through it, right through the cesspool, while keeping eyes and hearts open. And in the midst of our dying, as we rise from the organic and sink back ignominiously into the organic, it is a glory and a privilege to love what Death doesn’t touch.”
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“Well—I have to say I personally have never drawn such a sharp line between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ as you. For me: that line is often false. The two are never disconnected. One can’t exist without the other. As long as I am acting out of love, I feel I am doing best I know how. But you—wrapped up in judgment, always regretting the past, cursing yourself, blaming yourself, asking ‘what if,’ ‘what if.’ ‘Life is cruel.’ ‘I wish I had died instead of.’ Well—think about this. What if all your actions and choices, good or bad, make no difference to God? What if the pattern is pre-set? No no—hang on—this is a question worth struggling with. What if our badness and mistakes are the very thing that set our fate and bring us round to good? What if, for some of us, we can’t get there any other way?”
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