"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

* A CONDO, A LAKE, AND WRITING OPPORTUNITIES *

Over the past few months, I've been on a blog dry spell, in fact it's been so dry, it's been more like a desert, or White Sands, New Mexico!

I haven't been posting, replying to comments, or commenting on other blogs the way I used to, while feeling terribly guilty at the same time. I kept telling myself that I didn't have the time, didn't have the energy, etc. But I've come to realize those were not the problems. I just didn't feel motivated.

This evening, though, I have the desire to share some writing information, plus some photos. I took the four pictures below just the other day and wrote about them on Facebook. If we're "Friends" on Facebook, I'm sure you can read it there, too, if you'd like.

Custom clay chimes made about 40 years ago
 by my deceased sister, Jo Ann.
 

 
Vern checking out the scenery!
 

 
Vern and I walking on the boardwalk next to the lake.
 

 
I love this photo! We were walking and I called his name so that he might stop and look at me.....which he obviously did! J

 
 
This is where we've moved! It's a beautiful area not far from our previous house, and we just can't get over the fact that we LIVE here! We still feel as if we've been on a working vacation....helping friends move into this condo, and then we remember...WE LIVE HERE! J

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Hey, all you writers out there! Here are some great Calls for Submissions and other info.
 
Monkey Star Press http://monkeystarpressbooks.com/call-for-submissions/ is looking for stories for two upcoming "Mom" anthologies. I don't know anything about this press, but I think it looks like a good place to submit your stories.
 
Chicken Soup for the Soul http://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics is also looking for stories for eight upcoming anthologies. We all know that Chicken Soup for the Soul has a fantastic reputation. Give it a try! What's holding you back?
 
Are you aware of the site Winning Writershttps://winningwriters.com/ It is one of THE best sources for just about everything concerning writing: Good, reliable contests to enter, contests and services to avoid, tons of resources to help you find what you're looking for, etc.etc. I just love this site. Every year they host the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest with a deadline date of April 1st.....which I totally forgot about this year. Hmm, guess I had too much to remember, therefore lots of things were forgotten! J
 
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Oh, how true!!
 
 
 
Hmm, if I read this one paragraph one more time
I think I'll scream!
 
 
Isn't it funny that I've mentioned Chicken Soup for the Soul books in my past few posts?? Even if you've NEVER submitted anything before, give it a try! Leave a comment about it, too, please! 




7 comments:

  1. It looks truly beautiful. I love that you are still excited to be there.
    Now get writing woman. Part two of your memoir has been calling my name for some time now...

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  2. We will go and check those out. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. Living near water is a dream, right? Enjoy your new home.

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  4. Becky, I adore those chimes. What a treasure to have from your sister. And Vern looks very happy.

    I think we all go in motivation slumps. One can beat themselves up for it or accept it and be open to accepting the motivation when it happens. Somehow, I see you in the second half of that! Right now is just a bit of a break!

    Thanks for the links. I'll check 'em out!

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  5. Looks like you are in a beautiful area. What a cute puppy! Beautiful chimes!

    I hope your slump is behind you, but we all get in one sometimes. Don't worry, as you know, they do pass.

    Good luck!
    ~Jess

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  6. Sounds like you're settled in and happy. What better way to get back your writing mojo?

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  7. Glad things are working out for you. Thanks so much for sharing these links with your readers, Becky. I certainly appreciate them.

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