Thursday, August 20, 2009

Surrounded by inspiration!

Hello everyone! Yes, it's me, the long lost writer come to visit. And yes, I can actually call myself a writer this week because I've actually been...WRITING! My goodness it's amazing how much I've missed being able to write everyday. Since my husband's accident last year things have been so crazy that a few days is all I've been able to squeeze out. Well we're settling into our new home- our very own, bought and paid for, I have the deed to my house, home. The boxes are unpacked for the most part, the kids have started back to school and are settling in pretty well, the place is coming together quite nicely if I do say so myself.

And this being the case, it seems like everywhere I look I see something that inspires me to write. A powerful thunderstorm, an amazing sunset, a breed of bird I've never seen all serves to feed my mind and make me want to create something just as powerful, just as amazing, just as new and beautiful. I'm looking at my old work with new eyes and getting excited about those stories again, hoping I can breathe life into them again and make them into something wonderful.

Today I'm confined to my chair with an icepack on my lower back because I've spent the last two days putting up jars and jars of applebutter and salsa made from the ingredients our pastor brought over just days after we got here. My back is aching fiercely and it's a perfect excuse to take it easy and rest and let my mind work instead of my body. So that's what I'm doing. I have two word documents open, a new story and an old one- one I'm taking notes on, one I'm reading through and doing some editing on and hopefully soon I'll have at least one completed manuscript that I can send to a publisher for consideration!

Wonderful thoughts for you all. Have a blessed end to your summer.