"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: July 21

This monthly meme 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 here I go!

Lately, I've been enjoying some great books (are you following me at GoodReads?).

Lately, my computer has not been QUITE as glued to my legs.

Lately, I've been querying one book, writing another, and plotting yet another.

Lately, I've been having fun with a red pen (okay, track changes - but it's the same thing, right?).

Lately, I've been SO looking forward to the first week AND the second weekend in August - for two completely different reasons.

Lately, I've actually made some money from this "computer thing." (Can I get an "Amen," Marc??)

Lately, I've been getting psyched about being able to hear Nancy Leigh DeMoss AND Gracia Burnham speak on Tuesday.

Lately, it's been HOT outside (so I've been staying inside).

Lately, I haven't taken much time to just "be." And that's NOT a good thing.

Lately, my daughter has become more inquisitive, and contemplative.

So, what have you been doing as of late?
Don't forget to pop over to Christy's blog, read others' posts, and link up your own.

Paving Rough Roads With God's Presence


  1. I love this meme! =]
    I didn't know you're at Goodreads! I've heard a lot of good things about there. I really need to check it out--one of these months. =]

    Cheering as you work!! You're amazing!

  2. I am still in awe of all you do, Joanne. You're my hero!

  3. Wow. You have a busy brain my friend!

    And oh the heat. I am praying autumn comes quickly. I am so over summer ;)

    I am so glad you join in with us dear Joanne you are such an encouragement and blessing.

    I adore that you are reading Julie's book...she is such a great author (and person!)

  4. Thanks for sharing, Joanne! I have simply not been able to keep up with blogging and everything else... I have been spending time with my mom in the nursing home... In May we had a wonderful three days at cabins with sons, dils, granddaughters... involved in church stuff, small group and hosting a conference and ladies' lunches and so on... writing one novel and editing another... creating art for my etsy shop (keeps me half sane because it's fun)... hiking with hubby... staying out of the heat mostly!


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