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Friday, October 28, 2011

Writing Woes

I've had a hard time writing lately. I'm a wife and a mother so that makes writing difficult. Especially since I make sure to prioritize it after the people in my life. One day I will retire and be forgotten by all of you but I will be a mother until I die. I don't wnat my kids' memories of childhood to be of them staying out of my hair while I wrote. And I'd like to retire and move to Florida with the same husband I started with. So writing gets pushed aside at times.

But lately, when I've had a chance to write, I can't. I've felt very insecure about my writing. Very unsure about everything. Somedays the anxiety kept me from writing at all. But tonight God reminded me that I'm not alone in this. He gave me all my callings--Wife, Mother, Writer. He's with me to guide me about all of it.

So I prayed and felt such peace. I can't remember the location but in the Bible I know it says, "Cast all your anxieties on Him because He cares for you."

I so believe that He loves me and loves you and offers such hope, peace, and purpose to each of us. I refuse to believe we are nothing but bubbles floating around waiting to pop into nothingness.

So anyway, about to write with God taking my anxiety and giving me confidence in its place.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

So Blessed

I feel so very blessed from all the support I'm receiving from fans and bloggers for my book, The Earth Painter. That just blesses a writer's heart after spending so many hours querying agents only to be rejected. I was told my story had nothing to keep a reader reading. That they had no clue who my characters were and that my story wasn't enough to make a reader care.

Now to have people tell me my characters keep them awake at night. Readers telling me that they are losing sleep to race to the end and are countng down for the next book. It gives me a reason to keep writing.

I really need this to be my career. I dont' need to get rich but I have 3 boys who keep getting bigger each day and 1 small house that shrinks every day. Plus I've had every job out there and none fit. The characters in my head kept getting in the way. (I really have had a lot of jobs. My brother's family once had a catagory in charades called, "Jobs Aunt Missy Has Had")

I hope to be a much better writer one day with editor people to help me make my stories really sing. right now I'm doing my best and we will see how it goes.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

EASY Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Just made this to sneak a veggie into my kids. VERY good and
VERY easy.

Spray a bunt pan and prehead oven 350 degrees

INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 cup self rising flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp McCormick Pumpking Pie Spice
3 Eggs beaten
1 cup oil
1 15oz can of Pumpkin
1 small box of instant pudding (vanilla, white chocolate work GREAT. If you like coconut, coconut cream pudding works well too)

If you like texture, nuts and raisins are good mix ins.


Mix all together until a creamy batter. . Bake for about 40-45 minutes. Very moist and yummy.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I"m a Romantic

I am a romantic. I love being in love with my husband. I love to pull out our old love notes and read them. I love OLD romancit movies. (The old ones because Hollywood can't get them right anymore)

Anyway, this isn't much of a post but here is a link to one of my favorite love songs:

Blush (Only You) by Plumb. Hope you like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo8cI-y5o6o