Saturday, November 9, 2019

Day 21

For those of you keeping track, this should be day 23. As you can see from the picture the past two days have not gone as planned. I am not feeling well. It is not a cold or the flu, it is intestinal. I am hoping to be recovered by tomorrow.

I was able to teach my mini workshop on Friday at Pulaski Writers Alliance. I believe it was a success. They weren't trying to get rid of me.

I came home and crawled into my jammies for the rest of the night. Pretty sad if you consider I was home by 3:40pm.

But I did get afternoon pages written today. Before I gave up.

Hope you are  well and warm.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Good evening: Day 20

Thought I'd get this in before the snow falls. We might have flurries on Thursday.

Morning pages are done. The day was again organized. Things have actually happened according to plan today. Always a good thing.

As soon as I finish this I will be putting together sentence starters for my writing group lesson. I hope they plan to write.

If you have not been following along, morning pages are written for the first half hour of your day. I generally eat breakfast before writing mine. It helps to give my day focus, write out anything causing me worry or anguish. I even include my frustrations. If you haven't tried it, give it a go for a week. You don't have to be a writer to do them. They are for you and no one else.


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Good Afternoon: Day 19

This sums up how I feel today. It's been a busy morning, Did made breakfast, did dishes, got dressed, went to the post office, voted, picked up my mail, swept the front sidewalk, chatted with the neighbor boy. School is closed today for the election. Polls here close at 6pm. 

Hoping the rest of my day will as productive as the morning. So, this will be short. I am heading to put my guest room back in order, sweep the floor and add some totes with yarn in them to the closet. I need the totes out of my living room as it will be the last room I find any order. Boxes are still slowly finding their way to the recycler.

Hope if nothing else you are doing the morning pages. Let them put order to your day.


Monday, November 4, 2019

Good Afternoon: Day 18

I am armed with my cup of tea. My Morning Pages were the first thing I did today. It felt good to plan my week.

Tomorrow the first order of the day is voting. Then to the post office. Finally back home to put some order to the house. If the weather holds out I will be spraying the foundation and around my doors and windows with peppermint. So far it has worked in the house at keeping the mice at bay.

The bulk of my week will be spent writing. I have two books to finish. I have one to start and several others to work on for 2020.

Hope you are doing morning pages and getting your goals accomplished.


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Sunday: Day 17

Not the best photo but the best I could find. This is the First Presbyterian Church in Somerset, KY. This is where I spend most Sunday mornings. Today was no exception. It is a small congregation. We started off with the handbell choir this morning. It was also communion Sunday.

So, my morning pages became afternoon pages today, but they were written. After I put my chicken breasts in the crockpot to cook. I will be making chicken salad for several meals.

I have a conference call coming up with my publisher. I'm hoping some good things come out of it.

I have contacted a photographer about new photos giving me branding photographs for my website. I am hoping we can do it soon. Although I have no red shoes. Ugh. I have everything else.

I will try to blog daily this week, however I am finishing two books. So, it could be very late when I blog.


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Blustery Saturday: Day 16

Books are the most exciting things ever written. A book can carry you into the past, into the future, explore science, or archeology. They can deal with everyday life. Whatever they do, they provide hours of entertainment to millions of people.

I find it sad that 82% of the people who read want to write, yet 99% of you never will. Writing is a gift from God. If you do not write, you are letting him down. You are letting yourself down. You don't have to write fiction. Write your story, the one in your heart. You never know when  your words will help someone else.

Writing is also magic. Fairy tales, fantasy, legends show the magic of the world. Do you believe in fairies, elves, sprites, piskies, unicorns, dragons, heroes? All these are a part of the magic.

Some of you may or may not understand I am passionate about writing and the written word. I have been an avid reader all my life. I read for knowledge and enjoyment. I often am reading two or three books at a time. Likewise, I am always working on two or three books or stories at the same time.

So, yes, I did morning pages. Yes, I will make an artist date this week and yes, I will teach a mini workshop on Friday.

What is keeping you from writing? Follow this link Even if you cannot watch it at the scheduled time, sign up. You will get a replay. 


Friday, November 1, 2019

Days 14 & 15

While I have done Morning Pages the past two days, I did not post a blog. Yesterday I ran errand which included some much needed groceries.

Mind is still swirling about taking the next steps toward making my dream a reality. I am working on my last two books. I am hoping they will be done by next week. Ready for edits. I am also preparing to teach a mini workshop to one of the writers' groups I belong to.

I hope you are finding your way to your dreams. Don't give up. It's not, too late. Dreams are what keep up alive. When they start taking a shape, the are awesome.

If you did not sign up for the webinar on writing a book because of the time, please register anyway. They will send you a replay of the webinar. The link is:
It helps me get credit for people attending. I'd appreciate it.



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