Monday, April 29, 2019


Hello! Another month is almost past. Where did it go? This week, we are celebrating CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK. April 29 - May 5, 2019.

This year’s poster is designed by Yuyi Morales, creator of 2019 winner of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award for Dreamers and the 2015 Caldecott Honor for Viva Frida. The 2019 poster features this year’s Children’s Book Week slogan, Read Now ● Read Forever highlighting the celebration of 100 years of Children’s Book Week.

You can find a lot more here: Children's Book Week. Some neat stuff you can use on your blog or print out for schools and other places.

I was not a reader when I was young. Now, I'm trying to make up for lost time.

Happy Reading!

Sunday, April 21, 2019


Quote for the week: "The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy."  Henry Ward Beecher

Have a lovely Easter Day.

We're also having lovely spring weather. Sunshine mixed with rain.
Wildflowers blooming in the pastures.
Bluebonnets along the roadsides.
The state plants the Bluebonnets, since they are our State Flower.

The Bluebonnets are not in my pasture.
The others, forget what they're called, are.

Birds are building their nests. Saw a hummingbird the other day. Must put out feeders, though they have plenty of flowers for nectar. Should be seeing baby rabbits soon.

Have a great week.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019


Oh, my, it's Wednesday. I'm running behind. (Working on taxes) Must catch up. Welcome to IWSG.

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Awesome Alex J. Cavanaugh is the founder of IWSG.

His awesome co-hosts for the April 3 posting of the IWSG are J.H. Moncrieff, Natalie Aguirre, Patsy Collins, and Chemist Ken!

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. Remember, the question is optional!!!

Question for April 3. If you could use a wish to help you write just ONE scene/chapter of your book, which one would it be? (Examples: fight scene/ first kiss scene/ death scene/first chapter/ middle chapter/ end chapter, etc. Good question. I'm thinking.

My wish would be for the first chapter of my book because that one is so important. If it's boring the reader will stop reading and never know if the rest of the book is worthwhile.

How about you?

Happy Writing. 

Monday, April 1, 2019


Join me today in celebrating National Poetry Month.


National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.
We hope National Poetry Month’s events and activities will inspire you to keep celebrating poetry all year long!
The above is from the American Poets' Website.
The following is from me.
Have you written any poems? If so, would you like to share them with us? Thanks. Looking forward to reading your work.
I'm not a poet, but my first ever published work was a poem. You may have heard this before, but when I was in eighth grade our English teacher had us write poems. Then she sent our work to a contest. And, to my shock, my poem was one that was chosen to be published. So, my first and only poem is in a small anthology of school students' poetry.

I often lie awake at night
Watching stars that are so bright.
They sparkle and twinkle in the cool night air 
And look like ladies with lovely golden hair.
You see the little dipper and the big dipper too,
Away up there in the deep, dark blue.
But then come the morning rays of light, 
And all the little stars are gone until the night.

Happy Writing.