"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


Finds for Fridays: September 9 (and two zoos)

The Barn DoorI'm over at The Barn Door today, talking about a little trip the family and I took to two VERY DIFFERENT zoos in southwest Michigan. Would love to have you stop by and check out Two Different Kinds of Zoos.


Finds for Fridays is my way of sharing some of the wonderful blogs posts I read each week. I am currently following close to 100 blogs and at least scan them as much as I can.  Each week, I'll note and "set aside" some posts that especially speak to me for whatever reason. And each Friday that I am able, I'll share them with you. I hope you'll stop by and read the posts, and maybe even follow the blogs if you aren't already. A win-win, right?

And here they are!

Bloom Anyway by Niki Turner at In Truer Ink (about growing no matter where, or when, we are)

When Divorce Feels Like the Only Way Out by Sheila Gregiore at Internet Cafe Devotions (about the consequences of divorce)

A Mom's Work Is... by Laura Lee Groves at Outnumbered Mom (about our "work" attitude)

A Weight Too Heavy To Carry by Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today (about innocence to the news)

A Word Miser's Experience with Line Edits by Katie Ganshert at WordServe Water Cooler (about the pain and benefit of a good editor)

Word, Glorious Word! By MariLavell at A Mari Heart (about the Word from beginning to end)

Hope these posts bless you (including mine above at the Barn Door!). Enjoy the wisdom!

Riding God's Grace Over Rough Roads


  1. Thanks for the finds Joanne!! :)

  2. Thanks, Jo! I'll go see what these are all about, esp. Laura Lee, haha!


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