Thursday, June 28, 2007

Words of wisdom

Absolute words of wisdom, revealed by Ave Maria Mulligan, in Adriana Trigiani's Big Stone Gap, "Everybody knows the old mountain wisdom: Women love with their ears and men with their eyes."

No truer words were ever written. ; }

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

It has begun.

I have cracked open a new spiral notebook and started my scribbling. It's all kind of a jumble right now, but I need to get it all on paper before I transcribe it to computer. My goal, I'm writing it here to make it so, is to have a draft done by early September. Aaarghhh......

Along with that I will find and attend a conference in the fall and subject myself to much needed critiques and advice.

I must sharpen my pencils.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

More Rejection Musings

No, I haven't received any more rejection letters for Wendy (yippee, for today) but, I did come across this uplifting website. Further proof that refections are a fact of life, like taxes, etc., you know the rest, yada-yada-yada.

I guess I do enjoy these blurbs of info, sort of a validation for my rejections, a way to confirm that they are good things and not personal affronts to my creativity and writing abilities! Aaaaahh!

Hey, imagine if snail mail letters were of video/imaging capabilities, yikes, worse than photo-phones. Let your sometime-somewhat-rejected imagination wander--what would all your rejection letter videos look like? Hmmm.....

Friday, June 15, 2007

Cat and Toad

Wouldn't this make a great book--"Cat and Toad!"

WV Writer's conference

The conference was:

inspiring--surrounded by so much creativity ignites the writing flame;

intriguing--met someone who traveled from California;

insightful--talented workshop leaders slyly tap into buried senses, releasing snippets of blooming creativity;

illuminating--conversations with Boyd Carr tend to help the visual outlook on life;

Just plain great.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

"What I need" by Susanna Holstein

I need to see with a child's eyes
to hear with a mother's ears
to love with a father's arms
to laugh like an old man
to live like a woman well-loved

--by Susanna Holstein
award winning poet, storyteller, writer, librarian and well-loved woman

WV Writers Conference

Tomorrow begins the annual WV Writer's Conference and I'll be there for three days of rubbing elbows with talented and very interesting fellow writers. Check out the website for specific details. Anyone within a day's drive that writes should attend, it promises something for everyone.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Bugs, lizards and such

Though I still cringe, these are some of the little pleasures of living in rural West Virginia. Some are simply creepy crawly:

Some are quite lovely:

And some I'll never get closer to then this:

Thanks to youngest son for posing this lizard. Oh, does anyone know what any of these are???

Of course I should know their names since Wendy is an insectomaniac. Okay, I believe the first one is an assassin bug and obviously the second is some sort of moth....

I'm back!!!!!!

Hope everyone missed me. ; }

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