Imagination

As a fantasy author, I often have flights of fancy. I have an imagination that often runs wild, creating scenarios in my head that play out countless times throughout the day. Some I write down, but a vast majority end up just filtering into my head again, settling amongst the dust into thoughts that get […]

Faith Like a Child

Light-up shoes flashed as he ran, unabated by the atmosphere of the adults taking part in the discussion around him. He giggled as he played with a ball he had found, the wings of the bumblebee costume he insisted on wearing flapping with each step he took. Both the shoes and the wings garnered some […]

Wise Words

A wise man, otherwise known as my dearest husband, reminded me of something the other day in response to my thinking of “I am not a good enough writer.” (Because, well, I go through those bouts of self-doubt at least once a month.) He told me that if even one person reads the posts I […]

Just Be

Today I was able to get outside and do some writing out under my favorite tree at my favorite little park. I was able to just sit and be. And of course, let my mind wander and compose words, sentences, whole paragraphs even without trying to bend it to any will. It’s the be-ing part […]

Hope

The dictionary defines the word hope as “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.” Alexander Pope coined the phrase “Hope springs eternal in the human breast” way back in 1732. The first part of that is still commonly used to this day. It came to mind while I was reflecting […]

Stay Magical

“The artist, if he is not to forget how to listen, must retain the vision which includes angels and dragons and unicorns, and all the lovely creatures which our world would put in a box marked, Children Only.” Madeleine L’Engle “Walking on Water“ I had a recent conversation with an older friend, who had heard […]