Hilary Melton-Butcher: You are a child of the universe ... The universe is unfolding as it should ... Be careful - strive to be happy ...
The world is indeed difficult, as awesome author Roland Yeomans commented on my last post of 2012 (he also put up a wonderful post yesterday). His comment: It is a world of sorrows because we make it so. Long, long ago, we broke
the terms of the lease to this world and so ended our rent-free
existence and endless buffets. We must always be mindful of our
We must keep the faith, as romance author Denise Covey (L'Aussie) commented on my post: It has been a traumatic ending to 2012 for the US and many other nations
caught up in civil war and strife. The world is indeed in turmoil. Only
faith holds the ship together.
Thus I resolve to skim the headlines so I'll be conversant with society - which is mostly now my adult children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and close friends - about what's going on in the world, but then I'll get off the internet and read the many Blogger friends' books and other classics that I've downloaded to my eReader.
I'm especially excited about the play I downloaded (for free), The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde. I downloaded it to read because my oldest grandson is Ernest in his school play. Jen and I will probably make the hour and a half drive to see the Sunday January 13th matinee. Gotta be there as Tom's a senior and this will be his last year of theater at Fauquier High School. The grandchildren grow up SO fast!
I saw the play almost four decades ago with my first husband, so I do need to revisit it. I also read the commentary of it on Wikipedia and printed a description of the three acts. Wiki calls it a satire that Wilde manages to both engage with and to mock.
The play is filled with sparkling dialogue. As I'm reading it, I'm thinking how I'm better with dialogue than description. A memoir I'm trying to write about me and my brother is filled thus far with mostly dialogue. So as I'm stuck at this point as to how to finish it, I'm thinking: simply write scenes as they come to mind, like a play. Worry about filling in descriptive details later. Might work....
Whatever you're doing with your own writing, I hope it's working.
And may you have a happy and productive New Year. Jen echoes the sentiment from her wheelchair where's she's playing her favorite Bookworm and listening to CDs.
I have written stories and poems since I was seven, and have been published in anthologies and magazines. Then, in May of 2011, four days after my 71st birthday, WiDo published my book-length memoir In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets that is still selling on Amazon, thanks to you, my many friends and supporters. It's been an incredible journey.
But now I have to slow down with social media (which is becoming more and more complicated) because my disabled daughter requires more care, and at my age I need to relax more and focus on the non-virtual world. I need to smell more roses, and I want to write my spiritual journey for my family and close friends. I just can't completely give up writing!
This is now my mostly static webpage. But if you comment, I'll drop by to see you. I keep my Blogging Friends blogroll so I won't lose touch. And I still read good books. I'll be watching for yours. Please keep me informed!