Rain, Rain… Go Away. Or… Do Something!

My friend Ann at Doodles and Jots posts photos and drawings every day and writes about them. This last week especially, I’ve been enamored with her bird photos. I really recommend her website. She always inspires me with her crafts, ideas, photos, and notes.

So when this opportunity arose in my own yard to photograph the Great Outdoors, I couldn’t help but think of her and wonder how she’d caption the following.

Sunday was a rainy day in the High Desert. This time of year, it’s somewhat expected. But this rain came with high winds. The kind that knock down … read the rest. . .

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Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Charlene of The Babbling Baby, our winner in the Mojo Book Review and GIVEAWAY for Madeline Brandeis’ “Carmen of the Golden Coast”.

Charlene won with her mandatory entry, stating what her favorite childhood book was and why:
“My favorite book as a child was Alexander and The Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. I have no idea why I liked it so much. Probably because I could relate, after all who hasn’t had one of THOSE days. Plus, it was amusing, I loved his threat to move to Australia :)
Other favorites were the Little House read the rest. . .

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My Own NaNoWriMo in April

Sixteen months ago, I participated in NaNoWriMo, short for National Novel Writing Month. It’s a simple, fun community way to keep on track with writing. You can plot, plan, scheme for months at a time, but whatever you actually write for your book has to be written within that month of November.

Being the writer that I am and always trying to kill myself with too many To-Do’s  striving for better writing accomplishments, I signed on in 2010 and yes, I actually wrote over 50,000 words in 30 days. It was not my finest work, but it did teach me … read the rest. . .

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