On my twelfth wedding anniversary I wrote down 12 thoughts for engaged couples. You're welcome.
Printed Linen - Honeysuckle (1896) by William Morris. Original from The Birmingham Museum. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel. This is my new desktop background and I love it. Happy Sunday.
http://www.thegraphicsfairy.com What Happened I became Catholic (yeah, for real)EASTER! (Sort of) Bought a house in a new cityFairytale Manuscript was rejected (again) Worked on Memoria Press Sodalitas Homeschool ConferenceAttended the Story Embers Engaging Plots SummitGathered my life back together in my Bullet JournalMy youngest son was baptized What I Read Pride and Prejudice | Jane… Continue reading April 2021 Wrap Up
In memory of Chris “John’s dead, Maggie.” Ann stood in the doorway, her voice hollow and her cheeks streaked. In the two years that she’d been my roommate, I’d never seen her cry. I dropped the handful of silverware I held. “What?” It had to be a different John. Not my John. “He died this morning.” Our… Continue reading Loving John Wilson
There's one writing cliché that's really starting to bug me.
What Happened Read 107 booksFinished a polished manuscript Seriously tried to publish said manuscript (still working on it)Finished 75% of a rough draft of a second manuscriptIncreased my running speedLearned to really draw flowers and leavesDecided to convert to CatholicismFound an MMO I really likeLearned some things really are best done, in personWrote a letter… Continue reading That’s a Wrap : 2020
Vladimir Kireyev. St George the all-Victorious (Eternal Struggle and Eternal Victory). 2014 "It's been a bit hard to determine which dragon a solitary Saint George should take on, when there seem to be dragons everywhere. " -Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword
http://www.thegraphicsfairy.com What Happened Started RCIA classesWorked on my book proposalAttended my great aunt's memorial mass in OklahomaVoted early, in personFinally started reading againMade sloooooooow progress on my WIP What I Read Pray the Rosary | J. M. Lelen | ◊◊◊◊Lights of the Veil | Patty Metzer | ◊The Little Fir Tree | Margaret Wise Brown… Continue reading October Wrap Up
Purple Asters What Happened Went to the gym every week Finished reworking my novel's outline Created a newsletter for people interested in my book of Fairy Tales Increased my running speed by almost a minute Got distracted by an entirely unrelated writing side project (which may or may not be fanfiction) Attending several different Catholic… Continue reading September Wrap Up 2020
Beginning in March, my life became a long string of upheaval, including a global pandemic, a personal spiritual crisis, and a family death. I couldn’t write—nor did I want to, which deeply troubled me. Writers don’t live in a vacuum. We create within the context of the everyday, and happenings in our own homes, as well as… Continue reading How To Write When Suffering Kills Your Creativity