US novelist (1885 - 1951)
A busy weekend, with two jobs, three if you count conference committee. Our writing group is planning a conference for November. I think it's the tenth annual? Apparently I'm on the Door Prize committee and I've agreed to hold a key--I'm not sure what I'm to do with it. It goes to a post office box. I wonder what kind of mail it holds?
Should I be concerned? Do I dare go check it? I mean, nobody wanted this key. Should I have refused?
So, it would be easy to not blog today, but I'm learning discipline in writing. Can't grow as a writer if you don't write, right? (that's right, I meant to do that)
Tomorrow is International Be Positive Day. Go to Sharon K. Mayhew's site for more information on how to be involved.
With everything going on in Oklahoma today, I had to wonder, do I really want to be positive tomorrow? But, then I realized, YES! Not only do I want to, but I need to be. It's more important now than ever. We have to send positive encouragement, prayers, support--whatever is needed to wherever it is needed. So much tragedy happens everywhere in the world. We need to be optimistic. Being positive doesn't mean being flippant or having a pie in the sky view. It means choosing hope and believing I'm more than my circumstances. I can't choose what happens but I can choose my response.
I'm thankful for my family in Oklahoma being safe tonight. I pray for them and for the families who didn't fare well and who've lost loved ones. Not just Oklahoma, but all of the Midwest.
It's an opportunity once again for Americans to be united in support for our people.
Back on the Road stopping at some cool tourist traps...oops, I mean blog spots:
Some Dark Romantic Awesome reflections post, but don't stop there on her blog.
From the Inkwell, From the Vein writers should be naked and strange. Trust me, you want to read it.
Sue Ann Bowling Check out her book, Homecoming. It's not what you think.
Tales of the Rock Very cool, especially if you like ghosts. I know I do!
Blogging on the Brink check out an ex-librarian turned rockin' numbers cruncher. Good music, too.
A Faraway View About dreams, good, bad, what they mean. Read before you sleep...
Claire Gillian a lot to see at this site. Some intriguing romance to be found
J.Lenni Dorner Check out her A to Z story and campaign against CAPTCHA
Moments of Introspection heartwarming dog tails--tales--but that's not all to see
Destination: Fiction Lovely photos, informative, entertaining posts
Emily Unraveled don't get a tat until you read her May 20th post
- What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them.