"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen


As Of Late: June 16

This monthly meme (:::note to self - rhymes with "cream":::) shows up on the third Thursday of the month. It's an opportunity to look back on the past month and see what you've been up to lately - and share it with blogdom. Stop by Christy's blog and check out her post, link up at the bottom, and read others' posts as well. Just plain fun!

And now it's my turn :)

Lately, I've been working to finish reading this book so I can start this one.

Lately, I've learned things about my biblical fiction main character that surprise me - and will make her story MUCH better.

Lately, I've spent some quality time with the kids individually -and it's been nice.

Lately, I've been reading The Chronicles of Narnia to my kids - and we've all loved it.

Lately, I've learned ten billion things in a Margie Lawson online class. SO worth it!

Lately,  I've seen some positive results from persistence.

Lately, I've thoroughly enjoyed taking walks in my neighborhood.

Lately, my cat has developed a new nickname: Braticus the Caticus.

Lately, I've been loving our adult Sunday School class on Israel and God's relationship with its people.

Lately, I've appreciated my husband more and more.

So, tell me: what have YOU been doing as of late?

Link up at Christy's blog to participate - or just stop by to read other folks' posts.

Paving Rough Roads With God's Presence


  1. Okay the cat's nickname made me literally laugh out loud! Too funny!

    Yay for all the writing things going on in your life. It's a beautiful thing dear!

    And oh the amazingness of reading the Chronicles of Narnia. Sometimes I wish I had someone to read it aloud too (hmmm. When Toccoa is older....) I think it would give me a different perspective to the stories I have enjoyed so much.

    So glad you joined us Joanne! <3

  2. Sounds like you have been quite busy lately.

  3. Joanne, I've been chasing my tail around in circles so fast, I think I might have met myself running. Edits, new story, other peoples' stories, and that's on a quiet day, haha

  4. Love this meme idea -- it is so creative and leads to some fabulous posts!

    Love the cat and it's name.


  5. Braticus the Caticus! Love it!!

    Love your list, but that one still has me laughing.


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