Taking a Break… Sort of

After looking over my schedule for this coming summer, I have made the decision to cut back on the amount of posting that I am doing here on the blog.

I really love posting here and finding new things to share with you all that inspire me!

But, I have found that writing on here tends to take time away from my writing time on my WIPs. I want to focus on them more and see if I can’t get them finished before I am another year older! 🙂 Also, I have a few online classes that I am currently enrolled in that are adding another dimension to stretch myself into!

So starting after the month of May, and then from there on out (or at least through this summer and fall), I will be posting about once or twice a month. Maybe more if I find something super inspiring! 🙂

Thank you all for reading and following and I would love to hear from you about what inspires you as a writer and author!

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England Inspired

It’s been a little over a month since I returned from my two week trip across the pond to visit a country I have always dreamed of seeing. England!

British flag

It was definitely winter while I was there! Most of the time, the houses and streets looked like this –

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Book Review: The Artist’s Way

Over the winter months, I recently got the opportunity to dig into this amazing book! I had been feeling the need to get back to my artistic roots and my brother recommended this book to me. I am glad he did! It was one of the most thought-provoking books I have ever read about what it means to create and what it means to be an artist.

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What A Writer Would Like

  • Complete quiet when we ask for it (Or want it. Or need it.)
  • Meals to magical be made so we don’t have to think about them
  • Snacks available at the snap of a finger (Non-messy please, so we don’t leave crumbs like a trail)
  • That elusive word we are trying to remember to appear on our page
  • Editing to just not exist
  • Research to not be so distracting!
  • Our characters to behave themselves, name themselves, give us a pep talk about their history, basically care for themselves like adults and not our brain child…
  • The weather to always be cool, wet, sunny, bright, dreary, whatever fits your current writing mood
  • A perfect music soundtrack that reads our mind and adjusts to fit the scene we are writing
  • More time in our days would be nice…
  • About a dozen other things
  • This book to just write itself!

Sigh, maybe someday in a perfect world 🙂

A Prayer in Spring

spring

By: Robert Frost

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

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The Legacy of the Writer

What exactly is a legacy? The dictionary defines it as anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor. Much like the word “heritage” which is
something that comes or belongs to one by reason of birth; an inherited lot or portion.

So, legacy is something that is given to us from the past while a heritage is something that belongs to you by reason of your birth.

That is wonderful and all, but what does that have to do with writing and being an author? A lot. If you are a writer or an author, you are creating your legacy right now. You are handing down to the future a gift of words.

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The Things that Inspire Me: Paper

Yes, something as simple as paper can be inspiring. Paper is the material that some of the greatest thoughts have been printed and written upon. Such a humble substance, but with such an amazing history!

Handmade paper. My favorite.

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