Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Blue Moon

There's going to be a blue moon tomorrow night on New Year's Eve. This doesn't happen very often and I posted about it here on my other blog.

I love a full moon, it is so strikingly beautiful!

Sounds like a good time to start writing a story.

I've been busy with everything and haven't written much this month, but I'm ready to get back into writing.

An idea came to me, but it's not a children's story. I'll keep you posted about it if my idea actually develops into something.

We will be enjoying our cabbage on New Year's Day. It's been a family tradition for years. When I was young, Mom put a silver dime in it. The one who found the dime in their serving of cabbage would come into money in the new year.

I hope everyone has a very happy New Year! Maybe we should put our heads together and make some writing resolutions.

My resolution: Don't give up! I will keep writing until one of my stories is published!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Warm Winter Wishes!

I wanted to wish all my snowbound friends . . .

before I show you some pretty snow pictures.

one of our maple trees

our apple trees

bird house

grape vines and blackberry bushes . . . brrrr

Catawba trees

our poor little doe

down by the creek

down by a neighbor's barn

our holly tree

our lovely sycamore tree

It's still snowing!

Here's hoping the electric doesn't go out from the weight on the lines.

I've been bad, except for my column, I have taken a short break from writing during December.

I'm hoping I'll be full speed ahead in January. I'm still waiting to hear about my submitted MG. Don't you just hate the waiting.

Be careful out there. If you don't need to go anywhere, stay home and read a good book, or better yet, write a good book!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Coffee Table Books

It's snowing outside! Our first real snow. I've been kind of down lately, and seeing the snow falling from the sky perked me up.

This is the time of year I put out my Christmas coffee table books. These aren't your usual books you see piled on the table for guests to read (unless you have a lot of little kids, that is). As you can tell I love collecting children's books. I pick them up at yard sales.

Would you ever guess that I write for children?

and here are a few more to pick from. . . I love the illustrations in these books.

Here they are in a nice neat stack. Which book would you choose to browse through while waiting for Santa's visit?

Sip on a nice cup of hot chocolate, relax and read for a while.