Tuesday, February 19, 2013
What I've Been Up To
I have been busy reading, writing and putting things together - finishing projects.
One project I finally finished is putting together my family history.
I have been working on this for what seems like all my life, but of course that is not true. It is still a work in progress. It is filled with facts - early marriage records, early military records, early occupations, old appraisals and wills, short biographies and family photos. But it also has recipes, poems, stories about family superstitions, family names, wishin' it was the good ol' days and food customs and traditions. And it has pages of recollections from family members about times of a long time ago - even a few ghost stories. I am so glad I finally got this bound in book form!
I am also putting together a booklet on writing about things from A to Z! It is almost finished.
I checked out a few Newberry winner books. I couldn't get into a couple of them, so I dropped them back off at the library today. The other one I am reading is From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E.Frankweiler. After a slow, uninteresting first part of chapter one, it picked up and I started liking it.
And tomorrow - I start my online Writing for Children 6 week course that WVU Continuing Education is offering! I am anxious to start the class and I hope it helps me in my writing.
What have you been doing lately?
Posted by Janet F. Smart on Creative Writing in the Blackberry Patch.