A Writer’s Illusions and Delusions

My heart quivers in anticipation   As a thousand butterflies do pirouettes in my belly  Inspiration: I'm awake and breathless with anticipation. Or is it my allergic asthma because of the old oak tree outside my open window? My belly quivers as if a million caterpillars crawl around trying on butterfly wings Or... was it the … Continue reading A Writer’s Illusions and Delusions

The Cat, the Rooster, and the Young Mouse from Aesop’s Fables

Letter C (A to Z April 2019 Challenge) I am using two books for comparison as I share opinions or impressions of Aesop’s Fables.  The first is Aesop’s Favorite Fables Children’s Classic Collection, illustrated by Milo Winter and was first published in 1919.  The illustrations and moral teachings are certainly consistent with that era. The … Continue reading The Cat, the Rooster, and the Young Mouse from Aesop’s Fables

A Book Review from a Writer’s Book Club

The focus I joined a new book club because I like to read and discuss books with likeminded people. A book club offers the opportunity to explore books and authors that wouldn’t otherwise catch my attention, and I was glad to find this one through my local writers’ group. The club’s focus is Twentieth Century … Continue reading A Book Review from a Writer’s Book Club

My life while writing – what life?

I admit that it seems that since I started writing a couple of months ago, I’ve done nothing else. I’ve taken courses at Blogging U and joined a twenty-six-day writing challenge, all with the sole purpose to get me to write every day. Between writing, editing and reading other blogs, this has become my life. … Continue reading My life while writing – what life?

Let Social Media Inspire You

"I can't decide if procrastination kills creativity or is essential to it."                                           Grant Snider@grantdraws  Twitter Today is the test. Has procrastination murdered my creativity?  I’ve been putting off completing this assignment all day.   I don’t … Continue reading Let Social Media Inspire You

Happiness Is Like a Butterfly

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Author unknown, printed in “The Literary American,” 1848. (Credit- Quote Investigator) I have difficulty finding a favorite quote to share because I have many.  I store bits wisdom from a … Continue reading Happiness Is Like a Butterfly

Home is Where the Heart Is

I was "home" this weekend visiting family.  It's funny we are all far from our childhood home and our parents have long past on but spending time with my sisters always feels like home no matter where we are.  From the belly laughs to the tears it all feels just right.  I am reposting this … Continue reading Home is Where the Heart Is

I write because…

I have stories to tell. I write because I want to make a difference in someone’s life. My head is full of ideas. Some are reality-based; they are the stories of people I’ve met who touched my life in some way. Some stories are what-ifs that swim around in my brain. I see something or … Continue reading I write because…

Reflections of A to Z Challenge April 2018

A few days after I had started blogging again, a blogger I follow posted her theme reveal for the April 2018 A to Z Challenge. https://promptlings.wordpress.com/2018/03/19/a-to-z-challenge-2018-theme-reveal/.   As I read her post, I got excited because this Challenge sounded like a perfect way to develop the habit of writing every day. My life is less hectic … Continue reading Reflections of A to Z Challenge April 2018

Willy-Nilly and Wocka-Wocka Letter W

If you’ve read my blog before, you know I am a Beginning Blogger. I started this blog Willy-Nilly, without direction or planning; haphazardly. I jumped into this A to Z Challenge without much understanding of the process, and in trying to meet the daily deadlines, I feel like my thoughts are all over the place. … Continue reading Willy-Nilly and Wocka-Wocka Letter W