Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Monthly Archives: February, 2014

Everything Old is New Again

Anyone who has followed my blog for a while has probably realized that I like to quilt. Years ago, I took a hand-quilting class because I had always admired old quilts. That was all it took. Now, years later I still “suffer” from the quilting bug. I have a sewing room full of fabric and …

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I am NOT an aspiring author!

Repeat after me. I am NOT an aspiring author. I am NOT an aspiring creative person. I am NOT an aspiring artist. If you don’t write or paint or do anything creative, stick in whatever word is most appropriate. We hear it all the time. Oh, you’re an aspiring author. Isn’t that nice? [read with …

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Fuel for the Journey

Last February, I was a happy participant in the first ever all online, completely interactive writers’ conference – WANACON, an event sponsored by WANA International. It was the brainchild of Kristen Lamb, author of the Warrior Writers blog and an inspiration if ever I have “met” one. I will admit to a certain level of uncertainty when …

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Why Don’t You Just Act Your Age!?

Have you ever had someone say something to you that just stuck with you? A compliment, or more likely something not-so-complimentary? Something that was dead on or way off base? I had that happen a few years ago and I alluded to it here. The funny (or sad) thing is that the conversation that I …

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Use Your Outside Voice

I have mentioned in the past that the universe tends to put things in our path at the exact moment we need them. In this case, I am referring to my inbox. I follow several inspirational websites through their newsletters, and admittedly, many of them end up being deleted because I just don’t have time …

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Wisdom from the trenches

The last six months have had me following pursuits other than my writing. These have pulled me away from my blog, my book, my editing, my learning the publishing business. But in every endeavor there are lessons to learn. The last six months have taught me well. I learned that I can have laser sharp …

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Shaking Off the Dust, or Coming Home

I stopped in to my little corner of the universe today to try to stretch out some writing muscles and dip my toe back in. I have been on a sabbatical of sorts while I worked on my certification for my day job, and then life ran a little amok… But I am here now. …

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