An idea occurred to me a couple of days ago that suggested a possibility for a mini-series of blogposts. Because I wanted to play with the idea a bit, and to provide some added value to my blog during the current Comment Challenge, I’ll be posting “bonus” posts on the days I don’t usually post for the next few weeks. The idea is to take the title of a book,…

Every year for the past few years, MotherReader and Lee Wind have held a Comment Challenge, intended to encourage bloggers in the KidLit (Children’s Literature) blogosphere to circulate among each others’ blogs, leaving comments with a goal of commenting on five blogs a day for the next 21 days. The time chosen is based on the research that shows it takes 21 days to create a new habit, so the…

Inspiration by SARK

January 4, 2012

  SARK is a writer, encourager, life-coach, creative mentor, quirky delightful thought-provoker, and so much more to the many people who have read her books, participated in her online courses, or done one of the other myriad of things that are available through her website, Planet SARK. I first encountered her when I was dealing with the grief of the impending deaths of my parents, and in searching the shelves…

12 Writing Goals for 2012

January 4, 2012

I originally posted this list of goals on my old blog, elizabethannewrites. It seems appropriate that the post initiating my new blog should be the same listing of my writing goals for the coming year. (I have tweaked a couple of the dates, as they began to seem a little unrealistic.) I was inspired to do this sort of goal-setting by a post by my mentor, Emma Walton Hamilton, one…