Stuffing our Face

A Writer's Corner

I think Thanksgiving should be everyday. Oh, not the turkey, dressing, and cranberry sauce but having a thankful heart. Each night before bed I thank the Lord for all He is, all He does, and who He is, and the one thing I don’t ever want to forget is to thank Him for loving me in spite of all my flaws.

With the holidays, (I hate Christmas being referred to as a “holiday,”) but with what we refer to as the holidays; Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, so many of us are caught up in the traditional baking, gift shopping, and party’s that it may be difficult to focus on writing.

I have found this to be true the last few days. There’s just too many distractions, places to go, things to be done before the mad crowds hit the Malls and stores. I refuse to shop after Thanksgiving!


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“Not this early, Lord! Oh come on, it’s four thirty in the morning!”

Yep, that’s what I was thinking when I was awakened this morning with words flowing through my head.

Yesterday was one of those days that I just didn’t feel like writing. I had gotten up early to take a friend to have her surgery and the rest of the day was shot.

Last night I came to the computer and sat down thinking I need to start a new chapter and the umph just wasn’t there so I played computer games.

I told my roommate, “I think I’m losing interest” to which she looked at me shocked and said, “Or you’re just tired.” Maybe that statement I made wasn’t what the Lord wanted to hear so He jerked my fanny out of the bed predawn to prove Who is writing this!

“Give me the words and I’ll type them.”

As a result I have just finished an entire chapter and because I have an appointment I won’t be going back to bed.

Pray I can stay awake through this very long day. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.


Where two or more…

A Writer's Corner

What a week-end! Between staying up late writing, oh yes, I have been able to add three more chapters to “Amy’sQuest.” I also spent the other part of the week-end having a whole lot of fun putting the creative juices to work in a different way.

Gerri and I, she’s my roommate I’ve spoken of previously, was asked to help a friend in need. My friend is having her Sunday school class Christmas party at her house and of course she wants her home decorated.

Due to upcoming surgery she needed help in decorating and creating a beautiful Christmas atmosphere for her thirty plus guests when they arrive, so Gerri and I volunteered.

Isn’t it interesting that when two or more are gathered great things can be accomplished, and that doesn’t just apply to prayer.

Gerri and I put our creative talents together and the wreath in the picture…

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Been There-Done That

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It’s fun to be able to incorporate a location that we’ve been to in person when writing a novel. I’ve done that in other books I have published. It brings back fun, and maybe not so fun, memories and there isn’t as much research that needs to be done.

But since it’s been quite a few years since I’ve been here I did have to do some research and the memories began flowing.

When I was in Paris I didn’t climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower but stood gazing at it in awe. Playing the tourist I did get to the Notre-Dame and the usual tourist spots.

The chapter I am about to write two of my characters are headed to Paris after harrowing months of being shot at, threatened, and living in terror for months.

It will be fun to see how the Lord pulls all this…

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God Bless Our Veterans

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The day is sunny but on the chilly side. Driving home from the doctor’s office to try to get this sinus infection that has now turned into wanting to be bronchitis I see our beautiful flags waving in the breeze and think of the many who are serving to protect our country from all sorts of enemies, and those who sacrificed their lives for us. A mere thank you doesn’t seem enough, but thank you to our military and their families for all they have done and all that they still do. God bless and keep each and every one of you.

The last couple of days have been busy with one thing after another but thankfully I have been able to add another three or four chapters to my new book. Cold days are the best because I hibernate like an old grizzly bear and that’s conducive for writing…

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Our Day Trip

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The drive going up to Helen was beautiful. The news had been saying that the colors were at peak in the mountains and as I stated before we planned to go.

I was so glad I was feeling better, and off we went for a fun day in the North Georgia mountains. Yes, it was pretty chilly but with a couple of layers of clothing on we were fine. Well, make that 3 layers for me. Get above 70 and I’ll take a layer off.

The town of course is surrounded by trees and a major river (Chattahoochee) and we were able to enjoy all of it. Had the sun been shining brightly I think the colors would have stood out more but I’m sure not complaining.

Spending the day shopping and having real German food for lunch was a treat we both needed. Yes, its a tourist spot, but…

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Playing Tourist

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This picture was taken a couple of years ago when I had a friend visiting from another state. There’s a small tourist town in the North Georgia mountains called Helen, Ga. I love going there regardless of visitors or not.

As you can see in the background the stores are all built in the German, Swiss, etc. style. Many of the shops have articles from those foreign countries. Its quite the quaint little town and with the Fall leaves in full color my roommate and I are headed up there today. Me, with camera ready.

We were going to go yesterday but I woke up with my head all stopped up and a sore throat and now I’m dealing with a sinus infection. I guess its that time of year. Yuck!

Needless to say, I haven’t written much the last few days. I started a new chapter in my new…

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Moving Forward Regardless

A Writer's Corner

Wow, what a week-end! I hope you all had a great one. It’s been cold which means I hibernate and when I hibernate I need to be doing something besides hiding in my cave sleeping.

I have spent most of the week-end writing. Yaaay me, but I have also experienced a good bit of frustration in doing so. But frustration or not I must move forward regardless. We can’t just throw up our hands and yell, “I quit!”

One of my characters in my new novel is named Casey. She’s a nine year old girl and for some unknown reason I keep typing Corey.

I didn’t realize I was doing that and being quite pleased with myself after completing three more chapters it suddenly hits me like a bomb that I’ve been calling the girl Corey. Grrrrr

That means going back through the past three chapters to make all the…

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