When Art Imitates Life

Not infrequently, the hard stuff in life is what pushes me to write. Sometimes what I write ends up on my blog, in an article, or in one of my stories. Sometimes it only ends up in my journals because it’s much too personal for me to discuss publically. Over the past few weeks, writing…

Musings on Stories

There are jokes about the self-doubt that plagues writers. There’s more than a bit of truth to them though! I found myself in the middle of it once again last weekend. Going back and forth about whether to burn everything you’ve ever written and just give up on the whole writing thing is not exactly…

NaNoWriMo Recap

So… I wrote a novel last month. It’s just a first draft, but it’s the first project longer than an article or short story that I’ve finished a first draft for. I’m calling that a decent accomplishment. I’m officially ignoring my book until after New Year. Then I’ll start editing and re-writing like mad. For…

Call of the Stars

There’s just something about poetry. Unlike prose, the meaning behind the words is not always immediately apparent, but the emotions behind it… The ability of poetry to evoke deep feelings is almost music-like. John Masefield’s poem Sea Fever has been a favorite of mine for many years. His poem in part was my inspiration for…

Concerning Babies…

They are like Hobbits. Short and slightly chubby like Hobbits. Preferring not to wear shoes like Hobbits. (Have you ever tried to keep shoes and socks on a baby?) They love to laugh and make merry like Hobbits. And they love to eat… often. Hobbits enjoy breakfast, second breakfast, elevensies, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner, and…

Sneak Peek…

Remember the photo shoot a while back? I mentioned a project that I was very excited about. At last I can tell you about it! I know that I’ve talked about Home Educating Family Magazine and The Well Planned Day planner. The folks at Home Educating Family, who publish both of those fantastic products, have…