A few weeks ago I read, “Rocket Boys: a Memoir” by Homer H. Hickam. It made me laugh, and it made me cry. It also made me ask myself, what kind of determination does it take to learn something difficult in order to achieve a dream? If I were failing algebra, would I want to… Continue reading We’ve Come A Long Way
**Heads up** The following post will be random and might not make much sense.Organization and time management skills are essential for a homeschool mama who is also a writer. But, what does an author and a homeschool mama do if these skills do not com naturally? Pray and work hard. Yep, that’s it, and I… Continue reading End of Summer Post
Disclaimer: The quotes in this post may not be completely accurate.I had a rough day. Stressed because I’m always stressed when the teacher reviews my girls’ homeschool portfolios, I did not sleep well last night. Nervous, I couldn’t eat much except a peanut butter and jelly sandwich this morning. We were getting the books put… Continue reading Advice From Master Yoda
What feeds your creativity? Or, rather, what do you do to get into a creative frame of mind? Welcome to the blog and today’s post, where, once again I slip into avoiding talking about my manuscript. LOLI have been talking these last few weeks about how to begin a story. If you have been with… Continue reading Pondering A Story: Creativity
Last week I looked at the manuscript I am working on and felt overwhelmed. Two stories in one, over 106,000 words, it’s a bear to wrestle with, and I just wanted to set it aside and take a nap. So, that’s what I did…sort of. I shut my mac book down last Thursday evening, grabbed… Continue reading Readin’, Writin’ and Surviving the Dentist’s Drill
I was a child of the 80’s. Thus, Saturday mornings found me and my sister crowding in front of our TV, sneaking our hands into the bag of powder sugar donuts and watching cartoons. One we always watched together was Jem and the Holograms. On one particular episode…I can’t remember which one…Jem’s boyfriend, Rio shouts… Continue reading Barbies, Cartoons and Mad Libs, oh my! Oh, yeah, and a book.
Remember the account of creation in Genesis? “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth,” verse 1 says. Verses 2 and 3 go on to say, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of… Continue reading And God Said…