So, it's the middle of the night. Thoughts are swirling in my head. Story ideas and frustrations with figuring out how build a writing business are vying for my focus. I started with stories for children. This was not my comfort zone. Not my 'jam.' Telling bedtime stories for my children was sweet, we all … Continue reading Can’t Sleep Writing Blues
To help me feel good about the day before getting out of bed, I started picking a small inexpensive bouquet of blooms when out running errands.
One of the ways that I try to improve my writing is by reading books. Using lists like the Time's 100 Best Children's Books of All Time is a great place to start. Choosing whatever your genre is, and reading the best stories has long been shared advice. Depending on your preferences, some may make a … Continue reading Better Writing
Good grief! I am trying twice a week posting. This was something that when I first started I did . . . daily! Oh, my! That was just too, too much for me as a writer, and my husband knows I delete many daily blogs that come to my email every day, because it is … Continue reading Posting, Again.
Since I am going to be begging and pleading for book reviews on Bad Dream, thought a post on leaving reviews would be helpful. Here is a link to a college (Purdue) website about writing a book review for those who want to take a more literary, critique type approach. For those who want to … Continue reading Reviews
Changes As we move from Spring into Summer, there are changes here as well, starting June, I will not be posting on every Saturday. I have mentioned that my illustrations are dragging along for the picture book scheduled for this year. After discussion with the boss and musings on my part, it has come down … Continue reading Changes
Back in March, as fine motor skills returned to the hand of the broken arm, I was at odds. It took time to learn to draw left handed during physical therapy and recovery because the exercises to regain mobility fatigued my hand and arm. In order to get any illustration work done, there was no … Continue reading #Rock My Ambidextrousness
It was while planning this project some time was spent considering hand lettering; an idea that was dropped because it wasn’t apparent that I would be able to do that type of fine work without considerable practice when I broke my forearm. Thankfully in the last four months things have changed and I am currently … Continue reading Handlettering Revisited
Eating. Have you ever eaten in front of a dog? No, wait. . . Have you ever eaten in front of a companion dog? Oh, wait, even better still . . . Have you ever eaten in front of your companion grand-dog? I have. It looks like this.
So, many times closet cleaning has involved trying different methods, the latest craze was tried out of frustration. I don’t like cleaning. The less there is to clean the easier and faster it is. This new cleaning fad, that has been around for a while, finally caught up to me. Joy. Previously my most successful … Continue reading Joy