This has been an intriguing past few days for me. And I mean that in a good way. Mostly, I think it comes down to my realisation that I've fallen in love with writing again. It's a pretty cool feeling, right...when you're doing something that you enjoy so much you lose track of time when … Continue reading If it ain’t broke…
I don't think my son is going to follow in Christiane Amanpour's footsteps, but I do think he did a good job interviewing his grandmother several years ago for a school project. I'd forgotten all about it. With my re-awakened interest in my mother-in-law's story about her boyfriend during WWII, it's a bit of serendipity … Continue reading Serendipity comes when least expected
I think things are settling down a bit in my personal life, which means that things can settle down in my writing life. Not that I've gotten any closer to establishing a routine... That's okay, though. Finding a writing routine was easier before my husband lost his job. With him out of the house, it … Continue reading Progress, but no routine yet
I've been re-captured by the story of my mother-in-law and her boyfriend in WWII. His name was Robert Stalker, and he was an American bombardier stationed in Thurleigh, England. I first started hearing this story three or four years ago. Recent discussions with my mother-in-law have reminded me how much I like this story and … Continue reading Love and War and Letters
All the experts say so. Currently, the only kind of writing schedule I have could be summed up with one word: sporadic. It's worked for me, with varying degrees of success, so far, but there are myriad reasons and resources out there that will explain in great detail that one of the key tools in … Continue reading I need a routine!
...to frustration and irritation. The writing challenge I was looking forward to starts today, but I can't log in to my account or see the prompt. Although I am quite frustrated (I mean, I can't stand technical computer-type problems), I'm trying my best not to let it get the best of me. I'm focusing on … Continue reading Just say no…
Time for another ROW80 check-in! Posting to my blog. I have actually posted to my blog, other than a ROW80 check-in, so I'm counting that as a success this week. The goal was to post at least once a week. At some point, I'd like to bump that number up, but for now ... baby … Continue reading ROW80 check-in
Ooo, it's a brand new year! So here's a shiny new post for the new beginning. I usually enjoy the changing of the years, the turning from the old to the new. But last year, at least the last bit, was more difficult than I expected. This has brought me to a point where I'm … Continue reading Happy 2019!
I've never really been one for New Year's resolutions. I figure that if something is important enough for you to commit to doing then the date shouldn't matter. But I do see the appeal of new beginnings in a new year. Especially this year. For myriad reasons, I want to re-establish my commitment to writing … Continue reading Just keep writing