Tuesday, June 30, 2015


I'd hoped to have a working first draft ready for my mom to read by today, but it didn't happen. Children who need me, sickness, and life got in the way. Along with the fact that I'm not a very good writer, yet. Working out the plot and character development has involved rewrite after rewrite.

Everyone can come up with excuses, reasons, why the work didn't get done. The world wouldn't judge me for stopping, giving up.

I want to overcome, to persevere. I want to finish. Maybe not this year or the next, but before my kids are grown. It is only excuses that separate me from my goals.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Saying Good-bye

This is the teacher who opened my eyes to the world of books beyond fiction. Essays, biographies, memoirs, poetry, satire, humor, plays, Christian thought, short stories, commentaries, criticism, and more.

That I write today, am working on a novel of my own, is a tribute to him. AP Language and AP Literature were the best classes I've ever taken, in terms of making me think, really think, and examine this world in which we live.

This is his last year of teaching at my old high school. Today I said good-bye and tried to tell him how important he was in my life. Thank-you, Mr. Q.