Thursday, January 20, 2022

Storm of Ideas

Ideas, ideas, everywhere. Find them here, find them there.

As I am doing the Storystorm challenge this month and striving to come up with 30 ideas in 31 days, I've been thinking a lot about ideas and trying to notice everything around me regardless of where I am and what I am doing. I realized today that this is no different than usual. I am just being far better at writing down my ideas before they escape me than I am in other times of the year. I find myself making notes in my phone or asking someone to text me a thought if I don't have a way to write it down or make a note in my phone. It seems to be working thus far.

I've proven to myself time and time again, regardless of what I think at that given moment, I am incapable of remembering the idea later regardless of how good I think it is. Ideas are but a flitting thought in and out for me most times. I usually do think I will remember the idea or the spin I think would be fun to explore but rarely do if not noted. Therefore, I am going to make a concerted effort to continue to make physical notes of any ideas that pop up throughout the year, not just in January, regardless of when and where they hit. 

I don't know about you, but it does seem, more often than not, the times the best ideas hit are those with the least chance of having a pen or phone to jot them the shower, while driving, etc. I end up talking to myself, repeating over and over whatever thought popped into my head, until such time as I can write it down. Guessing there are many that notice and giggle at me talking to myself, but such is life.

How about you? Where do you find your best ideas? Don't forget to notice everything and everyone around you. One never knows what will pop into the mind when allowed.

Happy idea generating and writing to you!

Friday, December 31, 2021

Welcome to 2022


Happy New Year to you and yours! May 2022 bring much happiness, good health and well-being. Wishing you peace and prosperity, today and always. Cheers to a new year filled with fresh possibilities, both big and small. Find your passion and purpose and have your best year yet!

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

StoryStorm 2022


Looking forward to a new year of Tara Lazar's annual STORYSTORM challenge in January. 30 picture book ideas in 31 on! If you haven't participated yet, I highly recommend you give it a shot. It is a great way to kick off the new writing year. 

You can find more information here,

Friday, December 24, 2021

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. May peace and joy be with you always. Enjoy time spent with family and friends. Be well and God Bless!

Monday, December 20, 2021

Tis the Season


'Twas the week of Christmas
and all through the house,
all people were stirring
and flitting about.

Mom was cooking
and baking
and wrapping.

Dad was sweeping
and dusting
and fire building.

The children were snooping
and playing
and movie watching.

The house was ready,
the goodies baked.
Cards were played,
and meals made.

Soon it will be time to sleep and await
Santa and his reindeer
on this Christmas Eve.

Wishing you all wonderful time
spent with family and friends,
good health and well-being, now and
in the new year ahead.

Merry Christmas to all,
and to all a good night!

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving


Wishing you and yours a very healthy, happy and fun-filled Thanksgiving celebration. I am deeply grateful to be able to celebrate in person with my family this year rather than Zoom and hope the same for you.

God Bless and safe travels should you be doing so.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Thank You, Veterans


Today, we celebrate and honor American veterans (and their families) for their sacrifice, their patriotism, and their willingness to serve our great country. Thank you does not begin to cover the debt for which we owe you. For those of you still serving, may God grant you peace, safety and strength.

God Bless America!