Inside each of us is the ongoing struggle to do the right thing. It's your common battle of good vs. evil and it fascinates me. This is a common theme you'll see within my writing even as you embark on a thrilling adventure of epic scale. In this blog you'll see glimpses of who I am, snippets of my writing, and my often quirky sense of humor. I hope you like what you see. I hope you'll join my R'my. Let's enjoy this adventure together.
Today I'm participating in Save A Word Saturday, hosted by The Feather and The Rose. You can read all about it here.
This week's theme is: Roses
A word that is never used, but that I read in a book a long time ago and loved is:
to skip or leap about joyfully
My sentence is:
Jan watched me gambol in the garden with a laugh after my roses bloomed for the first time.
My modern version of this is the 'happy dance'. I'm known for my happy dances which I perform for any success or victory, so it's really no surprise that this would be one of my favorite old and rarely used words.
Do you have a favorite old word that is rarely used and you don't want forgotten? Join this blog hop and share with the world your fabulous word.
One year ago, I was high on motivation after a successful writer's conference as my fingers flew over the keys on my MS. My days consisted of writing, playdates, grocery runs, and chores. That has all changed!
My life in a single snapshot!
Today, my life is much different. I haven't worked on my MS in 2 weeks and this posts ends a 2-week hiatus from my blog. (I hope you've missed me!) Gone are the days of doing what I want, when I want. I own a trophy company now, though I did manage to make it to my local writing conference this year. And while I am definitely motivated in my writing, it's going to have to wait. You see, for all of you without children and so unfamiliar with the end of school awards season, I am neck deep in alligators.
Despite the fun I had at the conference and the ideas for improving my MS running through my head, I have to shelf that for the next week and a half and concentrate on meeting deadlines. :-( I pray that these next couple of weeks fly by. I'm pretty sure I'm more ready for school to be out for the summer than my 6 year old is. I'll never take my writing time for granted again!!! I plan to make up for the lack of writing in the months of April and May this summer with a new novella project that I'm really excited to work on. I hope to share news about it this fall!
Before I go back to work on the next order due, I want to share the good news I received!!!!
Earlier this spring I entered the Vine Leaves Literary Journal's vignette contest(though submissions are being accepted through May 31st). This is my first ever attempt at writing something other than genre fiction. Last week, I received an email saying I had been picked as one of 17 favorites from which 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be chosen. *fist pump* The grand prize is a free pass to the Homeric Writer's Retreat in Greece this August. You can see why I took a chance and submitted my very first literary piece. I think I've read the email informing me about my place in the top 17 about a dozen and one times. *sheepish grin* Wish me luck!
Anyone else feel like a raw steak hanging over a pit of hungry alligators? I'm looking for a couple of good writers blog challenges for this summer, has anyone heard of any I should know about?