THINGS I'M LEARNING... author & reader, good food & cooking, sewing, drawing & painting

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Thank you for coming

Thanks for stopping by. This blog is for my readers. A bit rough around the edges, but still working on it. 

Visit my "other self" at Barefoot Affairs. A completely different kettle of fish where you'll learn how to make your life easier, better, lovelier. Where we share recipes. Sometimes, DIY can be a good thing. Tell a few funny stories. Learn a few tips.

Here? You'll read about my journey as an author. Something I've come to late in life. I'll share my thoughts on writing. Maybe an occasional thought on life. I hope you're entertained. I hope you learn from my mistakes.

And I've made plenty. I've heard it said, "I'd never change a thing I've done in my life!"

Not me. I'd probably change something every step of the way. Be braver. Be bolder. Be kinder. Be smarter about life.

I've written for a long time, but never pursued it professionally. I wish I had.

Have any thoughts for me? Share them! I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks for visiting.

Be sweet.



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  2. I am a writer working on my third--and longest and most complex--novel. The following comes from the Preface of "Patchwork," my collection of short stories:
    First we write for ourselves. Then we write for the select few, whose hearts we wish to win or to hold, whose minds we wish to praise or to change. Lastly, we write for the masses, those faceless multitudes that will have the final say as to our popularity, our economic success, or our fame. So the pyramid is inverted; the powerless few being the targets of the process, the all-powerful market all but ignored. However, it is interesting to note that whenever the arrangement is the other way around, the results are usually disappointing.