Pursuing Your Dreams and Taking Your Children Along For The Ride

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New Year, Old Nano, and what to do now?

Okay, it’s the new year.  And I’m promising myself to write every day.  Either 100 words on a current project, or a blog post.  I really, really need to make writing a habit.  For years, I've just wanted to make writing a habit.  This year, it's a need. But considering I stayed up way too late for a 51 yr. old, I chose blog post for today.Yeah, I’m regretting that myself at the moment....more
Okay but you did do 100 words that is great....keep up as much as sarcasm will let you. Its a ...more

Little Seed of a Gift

I've been writing on this blog for a little over three years now. For a while it was just something I was doing because I was told to. Every week my mom would tell me that I had a talent. That I was given the gift of writing well. And I never believed her. I refused, maybe not out loud, but on the inside I refused with every fiber of my being. I found it ridiculous. She continued to tell me, and I continued to not believe what she was saying....more

Blog on!

November was a tremendous learning experience for me. I was able to complete both NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo, and when it was done, I still felt the urge to sit at the keyboard and peck away (unlike past years, when I felt creatively burnt out well into the new year)....more

Day 29 NaBloPoMo; Reading Day

Boy did I read.  It looks like the community is doing well on their NaMo's and monthly challenges.  I saw some pretty pictures and left some comments.   Hope I wasn't too ditzy. I know I was in some. ...more

Day 20 NaBloPoMo; Prompt- Do I have a book in me?

BlogHer; is prompting do I have a book in me?  Me; Yes, I have several.  Thank you very much for asking. At this moment I have two little commuter reads (34 pg.) published on Amazon and I am working to upload my third.  No one knows about them, beyond my writers group and this blog.  I have people around me who also have books in them and sadly are very competitive.  I took a page from my own book on quitting smoking and decided to quit talking about it, so they know I write, but they don't know that I am published.  ...more

Day 17 NaBloPo Mo; Reading Monday

Today is reading Monday!  Today I am reading other blogs, going to work, and hopefully finishing Goodness.  So I might be cruising the app the store too for a writing app geared towards creating print books for CreateSpace.  Man, I hope they aren't too expensive.  If you have a favorite I'm willing to hear it.Happy NaMo Everyone!Life is a crooked and varied path.  Get on it.  heatherpublishing.wordpress.com...more

Almost Out of Words - Haiku

Almost out of wordsBut bubbling ‘neath surface isA torrent, methinksTrickling, soon crashing, Flooding like waves, sandy shores-- But for now tide’s outBeach calm, moon smiles onWords sleeping under mind’s quilt; Calm, till morning tide.Keiko Mulligan http://keikomulligan.com...more

Day 16 NaBloPoMo; Tech Frustrations

Sandi from sappy as a tree took Photography 101 and after a few sessions said that she should look at each assignment individually as a new experience.  I told her that was a great idea and at least for me, it would be a new exercise in patience.  Normally, I would go into a project, thinking if I learned something from the first time or session, that I would expect less trouble and possibly less effort in the second, just because I had gained new knowledge....more