Internet photo of book cover!

Writing is a field that has many ups and downs, it seems to me. Recently, I could say that writing news comes in yeahs and nays.

First of all, this week, I am thrilled to share news of the  publication of Poetic Bloomings–the first year! This new anthology contains one of my poems plus many by some amazing poets, true kindred spirits whom I have met online over the last couple of years. I have ordered a couple of copies and look forward to receiving them at this busy time of year.:)

Last week, one of my poems was rejected–so sad 😦

On the other hand, I won an author giveaway by a published author–so happy 🙂 This gives me an opportunity to have a critique done for one of my fiction stories. Wonderful!

Also, I received a blogging award from a truly gifted blogger and poet. 🙂

C’est la vie!

This post today is just a brief comment on the ups and downs in the life of a writer within a few cold autumn days!

Have a great week!



For this turbulent Friday, thought I would finish with a few words on Peace.

It is less than a week since November 11 observances for Remembrance Day and  Veterans Day but the news is filled with stories of major violence in the Middle East.

Labour strife seems to be everywhere with people worried about their livelihoods and futures.

Misunderstandings and conflicts are experienced every day, it seems.

Today, in response to misunderstandings within a group, I was asked by a well-intentioned individual to write a poem about “keeping the peace :)”. This request gave me pause. It started me to thinking.

As I thought about all the things happening near and far, I would like to share John Lennon’s song that has always meant “peace” to me. Each day as I see the wooden carving on the mantle of the fireplace, I am reminded to Imagine. Please click on the song title for a link to the song video.

Have a peaceful weekend, All!:)