A couple of years ago I wrote a novel.....then I put it away. I thought about it often, but wasn't sure how to go forward. A year passed and my doubts about it increased. One day it seemed like I had an answer: Ask someone to read it. Not for editing purposes; spelling or grammar… Continue reading This story of our lives: fact? fiction? fantasy?
Last summer, I decided to write a novel. Through the encouragement of a friend, and the feeling of challenge that this idea brought on, I completed a rough draft by early September. But almost as soon as I finished, looking back over the 300+ pages of misspelled words, awkward sentences, bad grammar, and all, overwhelmed… Continue reading The enlargement of the soul
Earlier this summer, I wrote about a project that I was working on, and after a number of comments by people on the blog, I realized that I had created a sense of suspense that I never intended, and truthfully, I was surprised and somewhat delighted at the level of interest....so here is the whole story.… Continue reading My goal: To be helpful…and to have a good time while I’m at it!
Many years ago, I made the embarrassing and shocking discovery that someone very close to me had been reading my journals. I discovered this when I heard her, belive it or not, laughing about my spelling with a friend (which certainly was/is laughable at times, but that wasn't the point!). In a fury, I burned… Continue reading Emphasizing the good and the hopeful