Thanks to my local-adjacent library, I had the opportunity simultaneously to pursue my loves of writing and Appalachia. The Foothills Voices writing project, hosted by the Blount County library, not only facilitated the first (and only to date) story I’ve published but also taught me research skills I can use for future works.Continue reading
Hard to believe over a year ago, thanks to some encouragement from my mom, I gambled on myself.Continue reading
Nearing the end of month, its once again time to consider some things from the past month. These snippets – four somethings – are a small look at how I’ve spent this beginning of autumn. My morning walks, which I started in July, have long since been abandoned. Like it or not, the days are getting shorter. All the more reason to cherish the small moments.
Currently I’m reading Walking on Water by Madeleine L’Engle. She insists all story is truth. Going beyond the genres of fiction and non-fiction, the heart of anything worth reading speaks truth into our lives.
My personality requires routine in most things, and writing is no exception. While I wanted to participate in the Write 31 challenge – posting something every day for the month of October – I also know my limitations.
This morning, for the first time, I felt truly like I’ve found my way in the writing project I joined earlier in the year.