Saturday, October 20, 2012


I missed my own anniversary!  This past Thursday was one year since I started this photo-a-day blog.  Some days I didn't show up due to illness or being too busy, but I've tried to keep up as best I could. 

I've enjoyed the journey, and sharing it here.  The best part was exploring photo opportunities with KeyRawr.  The many hours we shared, the laughs, the shots we'd come away with.  She's the one with the real photography talent!

I have so many favorite pictures, but I chose this one for today.  I took this at the State Fair last year.  It was the best State Fair in memory.  The butterfly also represents the gentle spirit, soft as butterfly wings, of my best friend who shares my love for all things creative.  You may be too many miles away, but I treasure the snapshots that I carry in my heart.  I love you!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sugary Goodness

Craptastic cell phone quality picture, but these Halloween sugar cookies with icing and sprinkles that I bought today are so very yummy!

I picked them up as part of my planning for NaNoWriMo, but they'll be long gone before November 1st.  Guess I should've gotten the bigger box.

Do you indulge in a favorite treat during the writing process?  If so, what is it?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Nanowrimo Plans?

I was over at the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) website yesterday, gearing up for this year's challenge and trying to decide what I'll write.  Romance, mystery, paranormal, suspense/psychological thriller, young adult.  I love them all.  Currently, I'm leaning toward mystery or paranormal.  I guess all of this Halloween spirit has me in that kind of mood.

While I was looking around, geeking out on all the wonderful writerly advice and other fun stuff, I wondered if I was too early.  Too eager.  Too ready to fall flat on my face (as usual).  But then I received an email from one of the three Municipal Liaisons for DFW, and decided it's never too early.  It gives me time to figure out where I'm going before I get there.

This will be my sixth year to participate.  Of those six years, I've won once.  Yeah, I know, and every year I think it's going to be different.  Maybe this time it will be.  I'll cross that finish line with 50k words.  With dedication and heart.  And a whole lot of something to work with once November is over.

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo?  If so, what are you writing?

Monday, October 15, 2012

Back with Birds

I'm baaaaaack! 

I've been feeling under the weather.  Sick, unmotivated, tired.  But I'm on the mend, and hope to get back to posting more frequently. 

I snapped this picture while going through an intersection (I wasn't driving) this past weekend.  What is it about birds on wires that's so interesting?  What kinds of things catch your eye?