Personal Growth | Writing

A Great Rejection and an Even Greater Lesson

Rejections are a big part of life, especially to a writer’s life like mine.  We receive them quite frequently. Usually they are some standard, boring reply that says your work was not selected but to try submitting again. But every now and then, you receive something off-the-wall, like this one I had in my inbox …

Parenting | Writing

The View from Here

My youngest daughter just turned two years old.  She’s a feisty, spirited red-head full of passion, love and emotions.  She rocks our family’s world in so many ways. The other day I captured this image of her staring out the back door listening to sounds and watching her daddy cut the grass.  She can go …

Writing

The Sweetest Words

After weeks of waiting to hear back from publishers, I received two responses from two different editors within the last two days.  I will admit, I performed a little happy dance after I read positive emails from each person. I love hearing how I made the editor laugh OR how my spirit was still conveyed …

Writing

Contributing Writer to Simple Marriage

In December I submitted my portfolio to be a contributing writer to a wonderful site called Simple Marriage.  After reviewing the web page, I knew I’d be a great addition to the current writers and articles on there. Simple Marriage shares great tips for married couples looking to improve or enhance their relationship.  From suggestions …

Parenting | Writing

Kids Journal Entries

I love that my daughter’s teacher encourages her and the class to write and practice letters in journals.  It may only be Kindergarten but the instructor recognizes the importance of writing. The teacher doesn’t worry about the kids’ spelling at this age.  Why? Because some of the kids have no clue how to spell; in …

Poetry | Writing

Drifting

On occasion I write poetry…just whenever the mood or circumstance strikes me.   Some of the words are ignited by an event or moment.  Others come completely from some place inside me (and I truly don’t know why). If I am remembering correctly, this is one I wrote on a sleepless night.  I was in a …

Writing

No Response

I’ve been writing off and on since I was ten years old.  I entered my first writing contest in the fifth grade.  I wrote a poem about a friend dying (even though I had not experienced that yet).  I tied for first place with another girl.  (Sadly, that girl did die from cancer ten years …