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My writing journey has begun. The road will have some bumps and detours. I only hope that the first hill is not too high, and the journey is long.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Motivators In Our Lives

I received a book from my friend, Christine Carlson.  The title of the book is "A Cup Of Comfort For Writers". - Inspirational stories that celebrate the literary life, edited by Colleen Sell. 

On the back cover of this book it says - Whether you're already published or as yet undiscovered, "A Cup Of Comfort For Writers" will inspire you, motivate you, and fuel the fire that keeps you writing.

Christine is a fellow writer, good friend and motivator.  As a writer herself she understands the importance to share our trials and triumphs of getting our stories on paper.  I look forward to travelling the writing path with you.  Thanks for believing in me!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Being Grateful for Blessings

It being Sunday, I thought I would list some of the many blessings in mylife that I am truly grateful for:

1) I am grateful for my Mom, Betty and Mother-in-law, Rita who have unfortunately both passed away and are my past, who each in their own way brought love, joy and wonderful memories into my life;

2) I am grateful for my husband, R.J., our four children, (Kerryn, Melanie, Greg & Eric), son-in-law, Scott and little Christine, who are my present and truly bring meaning to the word “present” by being the true gifts that they are;

3) I am grateful for our grandson, Collin who is my future and reminds me that life goes on and my own gifts will continue through him;

4) I am grateful for friends who are supportive, warm, caring, giving and are a constant factor in my life; who accept me for who I am, understand me and love me for it;

5) I am grateful for days, like today, when gratitude walks beside me or sometimes a few steps ahead of me, allowing a skip in my step, to keep up with it.

For these things and many more I am deeply grateful for the many blessings in my life.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Recommended Books to Read

I have started a bookshelf on my blog with a few of the Children's books that I have read and would recommend.  There will be more added to the shelf, this is just to get started.  Some of the books on the shelf are from a writer from my writer's group (Peter Arenstam).  A couple of the others are from an author/illustrator (Margo Lemieux) and an other author (Jo Knowles), that I have met.  These are just a small portion of my favorites and I want to share with you.  I can't wait for the day I add one of my books to this shelf!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Writer's Groups

Do you belong to a writer's group?  I do, and I am glad that I do.  They are a great group of people who read, listen and help to get you on the right track with getting your manuscript polished for submission.  Ideas are bounced off of each other and you are also a part of watching someone else who is going through the same process that you are, in getting work published.  Many thanks to our Writer's Groups!