If your life was a book, what would be between the pages?
Most of the readers of my blog are writers, but what else makes up your life? What would be between the pages of your book?
I am a writer, but I started on this journey just recently. I have been writing for only a few years.
Because of my mother, I was interested in crafts and sewing from an early age. I remember her getting craft kits in the mail and I helped her make Christmas decorations with them. . . a Styrofoam Noel sign, tubular plastic Christmas ornaments with scenes inside them. We also made Santas from Readers Digest magazines. We made necklaces from the pages of magazines. We cut the long strips into a triangle shape and rolled them up. We shellacked them and put them on a string for a long necklace.
I remember Mom's treadle Singer sewing machine. She was a very talented seamstress. I started sewing when in Home Economics class in junior high school. I made dresses, swim suits, pant suits, ponchos and eventually my wedding dress. After getting married and having kids, I spent many hours behind the sewing machine making Halloween outfits. My boys enjoyed being Popeye, dinosaurs, clowns, pumpkins and Frankenstein. I have also tried my hand at quilting. I am not that good at it, but that is okay. If I don't hand quilt it, I tie the finished product. I am an impatient person and like to see quick results.
So that is a small peek at what I like to do.
In looking at my list of interests, I find that they are not all that different than writing.
My interests all require an imagination.
They require patience.
They require persistence.
They require a little bit of God given talent.
Put that all together, though, and you can succeed at what you like to do, and that includes writing!
What are your other interests?