Happy Fourth of July! I wasn't planning on writing a post at all today, but I was having so much fun going through my bookshelves for probably the 846th time in my life (rearranging, rediscovering old friends, and generally having fun reorganizing) that I had to share some really quick thoughts with y'all about paring … Continue reading Minimalism and Books
Remember me? 🙂 My apologies for neglecting this blog for so long. A lot has been going on in my life lately. I had a little run-in with a friend while playing football, and have spent the last month recovering slowly from a concussion. Then I had school to deal with - as of last Wednesday, … Continue reading Well, Hi There!
Today is a happy day - it's the beginning of a two-week holiday for my family! The next fortnight will be filled with traveling, visiting with family and friends, lots of laughter and no school. I'm already getting super excited about the socks I'm going to knit, the books I'm going to read and … Continue reading A Little Bit of Everything
We're only 20 days into the New Year, and already life has been quite busy around my house! I'm now in my third week of online college, I'm reading all sorts of fun books, slaving away on editing one of my novels, written an interview for The Story Girl blog, and on top of all … Continue reading Story Girl Interview, College, and Sherlock
I suppose that if I were a truly accomplished blogger, I would have written this post last night! But New Years' Day is surely just as special as New Years' Eve, don't you think? This past year has been such a blur of new experiences that last night, I actually had a hard time remembering … Continue reading Happy New Years’ Everyone!
I have loved cooking since I was a little girl. Mom was kind enough to invite me into her kitchen at a very early age and teach me how to prepare great meals for our family. As the years went by, cooking became one of my favorite hobbies. I checked out huge stacks of … Continue reading Pure and Simple
"In those days, Mr. Sherlock Holmes was still living in Baker Street..." I've read that sentence in The Magician's Nephew countless times over the years. But only until this past month did their meaning actually hit me. (If you know me at all, you'll know that I've recently become a fanatic Sherlock admirer.) My … Continue reading The Adventure of the Disappearing Cabby
If I have painted one (and only one) picture, should I think of myself as a “painter” and assume that I must be gallery ready? Tens, yea, hundreds of thousands of words (ideally) should be thrown away before an editor reads anything of yours. Ideas do not a novel make. You can have the characters … Continue reading Artwork in the Attic
Last year, a dear friend of mine's birthday was coming up. I panicked. I had planned on sketching her something, but her birthday was only a few weeks away and I hadn't made even one pencil stroke. Then one day (I think I was doing dishes at the time) I got an idea. I could … Continue reading The England Chronicles
Since the beginning of this year, I've been hard at work on a new novel. It's unlike anything I've ever done before. I've learned a lot working on it, and have been having a fabulous time getting to know the characters. It started out as an image in my head that I got when driving … Continue reading New book