Fun, goals, Writing

Making the Most of NaNoWriMo

  NaNoWriMo is just around the corner! Which means it's time to create--worlds, plots and subplots, characters, conflict, music lists, and a space in which you love to spend time. Because if you're participating in National Novel Writing Month, you will be spending a LOT of time in that space. And with your characters. Over… Continue reading Making the Most of NaNoWriMo

Family, Nature, Quotes, Writing

Short and Sweet

I have out-of-state family visiting so family has been my priority this week. So this Wednesday's post is short and sweet. Next week I'll be back with some good information on making the best of NaNoWriMo. At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one… Continue reading Short and Sweet

Gratitude, Nature, Photography, Quotes

Autumn Splendor

I absolutely love fall! The only thing is that winter seems to come too quickly, chasing fall away before its time. And it looks like winter is going to hit early this year in Colorado. Eighty degrees Wednesday, and a high of 28 on Thursday with measurable snowfall. But until then, here's a little bit… Continue reading Autumn Splendor

Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Nature, Uncategorized

The Magic of Nature

Some more of nature's beauty. As you've probably been able to tell by now, I absolutely love sunrises and sunsets. God's love language to His children. There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them. ― Jo Walton   And the yellow sunflower by the… Continue reading The Magic of Nature

Fun, Photography, Writing

Highlands Scottish-Irish Festival

My husband and I used to go to the Highlands Scottish-Irish Festival in Estes Park, CO every year. Unfortunately, it's the same weekend as the writer's conference I've been attending for the past several years--Colorado Gold.  (Colorado Gold is my favorite writers conference ever--if you're a writer and you've never gone before, I sincerely urge… Continue reading Highlands Scottish-Irish Festival

Fun, Gratitude, Quotes, Writing

The Lure of Bookstores

Anyone remember B. Dalton, Waldenbooks, or Borders? If you're a writer, you likely remember all of them well. To authors, brick and mortar bookstores are the equivalent of water to a river. We all dream of having our books holding space on the shelves. Even before I began to take my writing seriously, I spent… Continue reading The Lure of Bookstores

Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Nature

More Visions of Summer

It's been said that even too much of a good thing isn't good. I disagree. I believe there's no such thing as too much of summer's beauty. Of drinking it in fully, with deep appreciation. Here is evidence of some of what I've been drinking in. With that, go forth and enjoy some summer beauty,… Continue reading More Visions of Summer

Advocacy, Faith and Spirituality, goals, Health, Writing

“Real” Writers Write Anyway. Or Do They?

This past July was the first time I haven't met my Camp NaNo goal. What's Camp NaNo you ask? Read about it here and perhaps you might decide to partake in April of 2020. 🙂 One week into the month and I suspected I might have a difficult time meeting my goal. Two weeks into… Continue reading “Real” Writers Write Anyway. Or Do They?

Faith and Spirituality, Nature, Photography, Quotes

Summer’s Beauty

Most of these photos were taken at a campground in Rocky Mountain National Park with the aroma of campfire smoke wafting through the air. I never tire of that smell. 🙂  Enjoy!   Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. - Rachel… Continue reading Summer’s Beauty