Blogging  from A to Z ~The Letter M

Blogging from A to Z ~The Letter M

blogging from a to z 2018 logoThe Letter M

 

 I didn’t finish in April, but I will continue to write about being a writer, alphabetically. Not failure, but flexibility. 

I’ve written nonfiction, short stories, longer pieces and poetry. My media has included everything from keyboard to fountain pen to crayon.  And yes, I’m working on a novel.

 

The Letter M

 

Magic

Yes,  speculative fiction and fantasy are popular genres, but I’m not thinking of spells and magicians and powers that ordinary folk don’t get to play with. The magic I’m thinking of happens to me, in real life,  and perhaps you’ve experienced it as well. I sit at the keyboard. The mind clutter and intrusive little sounds and nagging to-dos fade away, and I’m immersed in a world, or the mind of a character, or a wicked little plot twist. A series of starts and fits of fingertaps extract these elements from my brain into words and I’ve created a bit of story.  Magic!

Microwave

On rare occasion, writing may interfere with real life. I plan for that – keeping at least a few pre-prepared meals in the freezer.  You know, for when I get so buried in my creative process that maybe I forget to cook something.  Yes, it can happen. Husband has mentioned that occasionally  I don’t even realize he’s in the room, speaking to me. That must mean Magic is happening. Apparently he quietly slips way to see what’s in the freezer, but I wouldn’t know. Guess  I have to take his word for it. If you want recipes, let me know.

 

Money

Okay, who am I kidding. The odds of me playing the lead beside Brad Pitt are probably better than me achieving fame and fortune. Yet, still, I will write.

 

Next time, the letter N  …

 

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Blogging  from A to Z ~The Letter L

Blogging from A to Z ~The Letter L

blogging from a to z 2018 logoFriday April 13, 2018 ~ The Letter L

 

This month, I write about being a writer, alphabetically.

I’ve written nonfiction, short stories, longer pieces and poetry. My media has included everything from keyboard to fountain pen to crayon.  And yes, I’m working on a novel.

Please join me each day as I explore this craft and career of playing with words as I participate in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2018.

 

The Letter L

Learning

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”  ~ Henry Ford

Why I’ll never stop learning:

~ Research is fun. No, really, I get a kick out of tracking down, figuring out, and finally understanding something new to me.

~ Our world is in a constant state of change. And I hate to be left behind.

~ Readers can and will call me out on any inaccuracies.

~ Data!  I love data and information and compiling and comparing and concluding.

~ I want to keep my brain muscles fit and functional until I’m in the grave.

~ I’d like to appear slightly less ancient to those whippersnappers

~ Knowledge keeps my bullshit meter accurate.

~ And Mr. Henry Ford said it’ll keep me young.

I’m a lifelong learner. Are you?

Tomorrow, the letter  M …

 

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