"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

12/15/11

As Of Late: December 15

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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 now it's my turn :)

LATELY, I've felt God nudging (okay - maybe RAMMING) me to reexamine my writing goals.


LATELY, I've been spending less time on the computer - and it has been good.


LATELY, I've been longing for a jammie day (and I may just get one in the next couple weeks!!)


LATELY, I've rekindled my love for Philippians 4


LATELY,  I've figured out that my desire for direction is partly an obsession with control (yikes!)


LATELY, I've NOT felt swept up in the madness of Christmas consumerism (praise God!)


LATELY, I'm learning how very, very much I DON'T know about writing.


LATELY,  I've been motivated to figure out how I'll learn more about writing - especially in 2012.


LATELY, I've treasured time with my family.


LATELY, my girlie support system has been working overtime (and they're SOOO appreciated)


LATELY, I have felt especially blessed.


So, tell me, what have YOU been up to as of late?
Stop by Critty Joy's blog for more As Of Lates - and join in yourself - everyone is welcome!

Traveling Rough Roads With God's Strength

4 comments:

  1. Oh Jo.
    Needing direction and a control thing. Sobering, huh?
    Hugs!

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  2. Appreciated your honesty and am thinking I need to do this too! Thanks Joanne - you're in my prayers.

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  3. I so understand re-working goals and God's erhm ramming ;)

    I too don't know much about writing and am pondering how to learn more about it...something I will be looking at in 2012.

    I <3 treasured family time and pajama days!

    And I <3 YOU! You bless my heart so dear Joanne.

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  4. I'm up to my elbows in all things Christmas, barely enough time to write a post, much less visit blogs as I would like. Once the craziness is behind us, I plan on doing some editing of my book and pursuing publication of it. I also have plans of researching the homeschool option for next year. Not sure if I'm up to it, but (as you know) we need to make a change for Jadon. We do like the school they attend, but we're discovering that Jadon's needs require something more.

    Blessings and peace to you, Joanne, as you more toward Bethlehem this week.

    peace~elaine

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