Friday, January 8, 2010

For Caroline. . .

This is a very belated birthday story for my niece who just turned five. I had started a princess/fairy/musketeer story, but decided to write something that spoke to the beautiful relationship between my niece and her mother. They've been through alot together and are really wonderful friends. Again--thoughts welcome!

The Red Wagon

Saturday, January 2, 2010

For Mia. . .

I wrote this for my 9 year old niece, Mia. I wrote it in August and have reworked a bit since then. I'm not sure what I want to do with it, but I love Midgie and Fiona and could see them so clearly in my mind as I wrote it. I would have to seriously chop it to be a picture book, and it is a little short to be a chapter book or short novel, but I could definitely expand it. Thoughts welcome. Enjoy!

The Fairy Teller

Friday, January 1, 2010

I'm Baack!!

New computer. New year. Heck, a new friggin' decade. So why not a new post on this blog I've maintained in a love/hate sort of way. How many epiphanies can one woman have? Who knows, but I don't think I've met my quota. But, this year I'm planning on writing a lot more. I've recently started writing stories for my nieces and nephews and suddenly remembered that I love writing. I read this interview the other day with a "Movie Mom," some mom who midnights as a movie critic. When asked how she landed the job, she said that she thought the key to securing your dream job is to just start acting like you have it. So she decided to start reviewing movies as if people were going to read it, and eventually people did. Shrugging, I said, "I can do that." I've dreamed of becoming a writer, but every time I sit down to write it comes out awkward and forced and so I walk away and leave my dream on the computer screen. Noone is going to get better at writing without writing, so I used my birthday story plan as an impetus to write again. And now I'm harnessing the power of free online publishing to do the same. I'll post my stories on here and welcome lots of constructive criticism. If you just think they are horrible, keep that to yourself, these are my dreams you're messing with pal. Anyway, this blog was formerly dedicated to food and running and sugar and weight loss, but that journey is a bit too prickly and private for the electronic world. But, stories and thoughts and general word sculpture I'm game to share. We'll see how it flies. Happy New Year.

By the way--isn't that header picture cool? Totally accidental, but I think it a lovely accident.