Friday, September 13, 2019

Celebrate the Small Things-September 13, 2019

It's Friday, and that means it's time to Celebrate the Small ThingsCelebrate the Small Things is a weekly bloghop dedicated to celebrating the little things in life. By highlighting those the little victories and happy moments, we hope to feel more grateful for all that we have.

If you'd like to join in, leave me a link to your blog in the comments and I'll add you to our list!

I have a few things to celebrate this week. First of all, our family took a trip to the zoo last weekend. The kids all enjoyed the animals. They got extra excited when one of the lions decided to roar.

Daisy is going to be four months old on Sunday. She also started rolling over from her back to her stomach this past week. Once she rolls, she'll grab onto the blanket and try to pull herself forward. She obviously can't do much more than that yet, but she's determined to move. Little ones grow quickly, don't they?

I'm also celebrating my writing. I had an idea for a new project, and I've started outlining it and writing a few scenes to get a feel for the world. It's been going well so far, and I'm looking forward to working more on it.

What would you like to celebrate?

Friday, September 6, 2019

Celebrate the Small Things-September 6, 2019

It's Friday, and you know what that means! It's time to Celebrate the Small Things!

I wanted to take this opportunity to ask all of you for your input. It's been awhile since we had a working linky list. That makes it difficult for everyone to find all who participate and visit them. It also makes it hard for new people to join in on the fun. I considered creating a new linky list, but it's becoming increasingly difficult to find linky services that don't cost money. Since I have four kids and a limited budget, I really don't want to spend money on a service if I don't have to. I'm sure you can all understand that.

Here's one idea I have to solve this problem. I can set up a separate page on my blog that has links to everyone who participates in Celebrate the Small Things. If you currently participate or would like to, let me know and leave a link to your blog in the comments so I can add you to the list. I can also make things easier by copying and pasting that list onto the end of my celebrate posts.

Let me know if you think this idea would work. Or, if you have an idea you like better, let me know!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Insecure Writer's Support Group-September 2019

It's the first Wednesday of the month, and that means it's time for another meeting of The Insecure Writer's Support Group. Our leader Alex J. Cavanaugh has assembled another bunch of fantastic co-hosts: Gwen Gardner, Doreen McGettigan, Tyrean Martinson, Chemist Ken, and Cathrina Constantine.

Be sure to check out the IWSG website for lots of great writerly resources!

Here's the optional question for this month: If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be and why?

There are so many choices! How can I possibly decide? And once I do pick a place, how can I be sure I'd actually sit down and write rather than wander off to explore? The only way to ensure this wouldn't happen, I think, is to avoid the more touristy spots around the world. I'll have to save those for a vacation.

I think getting a cabin in the woods would be the best bet. Preferably it would have internet access and air conditioning. And a coffee pot, of course. I would also want it to be close enough to a medium sized town so I could pick up supplies as I need them. I think this would allow me enough alone time to focus on my writing while also giving me just enough down time so I don't lose my mind.

Where would you like to write your next story?