"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

1/19/12

As Of Late: January (and a couple places to stop by!)

Today appears to be my "off-site" posting day. Not only am I at the Internet Cafe, talking about whether I should "Change or Wait," I also have a post at probably my very favorite group blog, Jewels of Encouragement. I talk there about how well I'm doing as an image-bearer of my Lord. Considering the title of the post is Funhouse Mirror, I'm guessing you know where I'm going with it ;).  Hope you stop by both places!

And yeah, I STILL want you to stay here and read this post, cuz it's time for As of Late! My dear, amazing friend Christy hosts this monthly meme (rhymes with cream) on the third Thursday of each month (and she has a new button for it this month. Pretty, eh?). It's a great way to look back and contemplate how things have been for you lately.
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So, after you read MY post, be sure to stop by Critty Joy and read hers and the other participants' (they're generally VERY quick reads) - and join in yourself if you want!

And heeerree I go!

Lately,  I've been wondering if God wants me to be a novelist.

Lately, I've been debating what to do with a certain frustration. And I still don't know.

Lately,  kid car races have been on my mind.

Lately, "winter weather" has no meaning.

Lately, I've enjoyed learning more about writing.

Lately, I've appreciated several of my online BFFs more than ever.

Lately, I've been really looking forward to next month's Margie Lawson class and enjoying this book.

Lately, I've been trying to reign in my jealousy and self-centeredness.

Lately, most who know me would probably say I'm doing well on the  "as of late" above. But they'd be wrong.

Lately, my "out of the house" schedule has been lighter than usual. And I like it.

Lately, I've had lots of irons in the fire.

Lately, I've been loving our new mattress (10 inches of memory foam. What's not to love??)


So, what have YOU been doing as of late?

Stop by Critty Joy for more As Of Late

Traveling Rough Roads With God's Strength

4 comments:

  1. I so understand that certain frustration one. And I am praying for you about your novelist one. I think sometimes when He says wait it leads to discouragement and questions. <3

    I am fascinated by this Margie Lawson class and must check it out.

    Some of your as of lates are the very things God has been working in my heart with too (jealous etc) Sigh.

    And WOOT for online BFF's!

    Also...totes jealous of your new mattress ;)

    Much love to you dearest Joanne. You bless my heart. <3

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  2. You've been super busy, Joanne! I'm popping over to the other places where you're posting today! Blessings!

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  3. Oh boy. We are soooo on the same wave length, girl friend. very much so. Except on that memory foam thing. man, that sounds absolutely wonderful. LoL. (So glad you were able to get that!) =]

    Love you!

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  4. Hey Joanne -
    I totally know what you mean about "winter weather" having no meaning... I LOVE winter and I'm hating this winter!

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