skip to Main Content

What do you cherish?

I’m not a sentimental person. One of my earliest, if not the earliest, memory I have is of losing a precious stuffed animal lamb. I’ve lost many more things I loved throughout the years–the pair of sunglasses I saved up for, my 16th bday present–a camera, even years and years of treasured photos when my wallet was stolen.

The lesson younger me learned was: to love objects is to lose them.

Didn’t help any that my mom is a pragmatist and we had very few knick-knacks growing up. I inherited that gene. I let my poor husband pack one small box of knick-knacks during our move from our apartment to a house.

Over the weekend, I read a post by my friend Elsie Elmore about items that hold special meaning to us. So while her cherished item was a Valet Chair from her father, I had to think really hard about what item I cherish.

And I couldn’t think of any.

I could, however, think of words.

Words are the one thing I’ve kept throughout my life. Wherever I go, whenever somebody leaves me a note that makes me happy, I put it into a file. I’ve been collecting since I was a kid. This is the file:

IMG_2098

Read More

How did YOU do during NaNoWriMo? (I won!…By cheating)

NaNo is officially over! Hooray! Writers around the world are slumped over their keyboards, hyperventilating from the last effort push, with week-old coffee mugs and take out tipped over.

Did you make your goals?

I made my top three NaNo Rebel goals!

  1. Finish line editing RBRP (Luka’s POV and moving hard copy edits into word doc)
  2. Finish sending to readers and incorporate feedback, as much as I can
  3. 1-2 blog posts a week (The Advent post yesterday still counted!)

But……I have a small confession to make.

NaNo_14_Winner

Original photo found here: http://goo.gl/vcJmFW

I cheated.

NaNo_cheater

Original photo found here: http://goo.gl/QnVu7j

Read More
Back To Top