Today is the last day of 2017. Can you believe it? I'm thankful, but I still can't believe it. In my head, I'm stuck somewhere around dandelion season and every time I walk outside the freezing temperatures remind me it's winter. I'm happy we're saying goodbye to 2017 tonight. Nothing fancy for us. A cheese … Continue reading 2018 Goals
My post last week recapped the books I've read in 2015. In that post, I was excited to try to reach my goal of a book a week for 2016. With that in mind, I've created a reading challenge because I think they're fun. I've based it on the alphabet =). Here it is: Read a book … Continue reading 2016 Reading Challenge
In 2015 I posted a reading challenge. Forgot about it, did you? For those of you who didn't, I know you're dying to hear how it went. Well . . . I got almost half of them ticked off. Here are the details: A book with more than 500 pages -- Mistborn: The Final Empire, Brandon Sanderson … Continue reading 2015 Reading Challenge Recap
I keep a 'Did it!' list to remind me of my accomplishments throughout the year, because I tend to forget them. Despite all of my good intentions, I'm an emotional creature and the events that happen throughout the year that pull on my emotions stick with me way longer than anything else. 2015 was a tough year … Continue reading 2015 – Did it!
It's been said that if you want to write fiction well, study poetry. When I think about that advice, two things strike me: (1) I want to write fiction well, (2) I have not studied poetry. I've read poetry. I've read Longfellow and Tennyson, Yeats and Keats, Frost and Owen. I've considered poetry, both classical and … Continue reading Poetry Resolution