Words & Thoughts – Week 4

Just a thought this week… “How are you?” In class this week, I had a thought about how people always ask “How are you?” as a pleasantry. It’s a polite thing to say. People don’t usually expect a truly honest

Words & Thoughts – Week 3

Weekly writing update & thought. Words I am still making steady headway with draft three of Elondria, but my aim of finishing by the end of the February doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. Thinking about how much I

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Color Purple is set in the deep American South between the wars. The central character is Celie, a black woman born into poverty, raped by her father, then sold into marriage. It is when she meets Shug Avery, a

Words & Thoughts – Week 2

Weekly thought & writing update.  Words Elondria is going well – at the moment. I’ve made the discovery this week (not sure how it’s taken me this long) that I write best in the morning. So I’m going to make

Words & Thoughts – Week One

Writing update & weekly thought.  Words This week my writing has been patchy, as I’ve not been well (teeth-issues). I have, however, finished Rabbit! Yay!! And I’ve gone back to writing the third draft of Elondria. I had to do

Happy New Year! Goals for 2018!

2017 has gone. Ended. Done. 2018 has arrived. And with it, new possibilities, a blank page. A new story to write. New chances. I am approaching this new year with intention. Creating specific goals and plans. As far as my

December 2017 Wrap-up!

December has been a challenging month, in many ways. It has been a rollercoaster of changes and small steps forward. Some of the challenges I have overcome, others I have survived. Believe me, there is a vast difference in those