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I'm a writer and library worker who wears many hats. I believe a good book and a good piece of chocolate are the keys to a happy life.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Good Book is a Secret Door

Stumbled upon this wonderful talk on why writing for children and good books are particularly magical.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Keep Writing

Many of you are aware that the last few years of my life have been, well, interesting to put it lightly.  It has meant that many of my extra writing time and paying assignments had to be put aside.  I’d been building my career steadily for many years, now I’m almost back to square one as far as money goes.

I have other skills. I have things I could do that would bring in a descent paycheck.  I have things I would like to try that would bring in a fair paycheck.  I have things that I currently do that bring in teeny-weenie paycheck.

Now that my life has settled into a new normal I’ve begun pondering which one of those paychecks I value from every aspect.  I’ve done a lot of soul searching and wondering what would happen to my sanity if I went back to work at a “real” job full time.  It wouldn’t be pretty, but. . . money.  Need I say more?
The fascinating thing is the more I’ve pondered this, my heart and my God have whispered a very bizarre bit of counsel.

“You’re already doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing.
Don’t worry.
Keep writing.”

Can you guess which line I’m having trouble with?
Yep, it’s that whole “Don’t worry” thing.  Did I mention the lack of paying assignments and teeny-weeny paycheck?

It’s good to know I’m still doing what I’m supposed to be doing, but starting at square one is pretty scary.
So, for the next year or so I guess I’m back to busting my not so little hiny with that “Keep writing” thing.