It's a new year with the promise of new things ahead. I've submitted my children's historical fiction (yes, the one about a pioneer family living in a hollow sycamore tree that I've been working on for years) for a professional critque. Can't wait to see if, after all this time, I've made progress or if there's much more work to be done. Next on the list? Sending out queries.
Then there's the second book. When does research stop and writing begin? This year! This novel will feature a stone barn built about the time of the Civil War. Inspiration? The wonderful barn I see every day across the road from my little country house. I've always been intrigued by the date, 1861, welded from wagon wheel rims and mounted next to the arched doorway. What stories could this barn tell?
Then there's this blog--a new adventure in itself. My desire is that it be a place where I can talk about writing, share my journey, invite discussion from others about theirs, and have fun along the way.
There are words to discover, stories to write, pictures to take, challenges to face--all part of a life meant to be embraced and explored. And let's not take for granted the everyday gifts with which we are blessed. For me these gifts include my husband/best friend, my children and their spouses, and the joy of our precious little granddaughter--along with the anticipation of our grandson's birth in May.
Happy New Year to all who drop in to see what's going on in the pages of my blog.