I spent most of this past week in Arlington taking in the amazing Catholic Writer’s Guild Live! Conference, that took place in the same place as the Catholic New Media Conference, and the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show. WOW!!! It has taken me nearly three days of recovery to even begin to absorb all that I attended. First, the good. I loved meeting people whose blogs and books I have read, am reading, or would like to read. That was so very very FUN I can barely handle it yet. Give me time. I’m a mite slow in managing input … Continue reading
Yeah, my title is crude. I’m at my desk unable to work because the Little Tiger, who is almost three, is throwing a temper tantrum over being forbidden to bring the outside slide into the house. I should get a prize for patience this afternoon. I ought to get a prize for parenting too! What a loud tantrum the Little Tiger throws. It began with a small rebellion. I told my child “No, the outside slide must stay out here.” The child did not like this and said so. Daddy said he could watch while he worked nearby. I repeated, … Continue reading
A Woman’s Place…Depends on Her Vocation is having a fun give-away of darling little peg dolls of Saints. So if you go over to her blog, using the link, HERE, you can enter too! Dear Lord, may the writer of the “A Woman’s Place” blog and whomever wins this give away be blessed. Amen. … Continue reading
Writing is a skill that must be used to stay fresh. Writing is a vital part of my vocation. Writing, be it in a blog, book review or book, is a craft that I enjoy. In keeping with my goals, I have been writing this blog to develop a regular pattern of writing. Thus far, with a break to go visit my sister, I’ve been nearly regular enough to please myself. It is a good start. I added the newsletter for the Shire (an SCA group) in order to add my skills to the support of my local group. They … Continue reading
This video made my morning brighter. I found it in the post by Mark Shea, What’s the Fun of Having a Blog, over at the National Catholic Register. ENJOY! Dear Lord, please help every person to be happier today. Thank you for the video makers and my fellow bloggers and please bless them. Amen. … Continue reading
August 28-31 is a cluster of Catholic Conferences in Arlington Texas. This is an opportunity for expanding one’s understanding of one’s vocation. I blog and write, so this conference cluster that includes both the Catholic Writers’ Guild Conference and the Catholic New Media Conference is a rich opportunity. The Catholic Marketing Network (CMN) Trade Show begins with an education day on August 28, and the Trade Show floor closes at 1 PM on August 31(CMN Schedule). This is a business oriented conference and shares quite a few speakers with the CNMC. The Catholic New Media Conference (CNMC) begins August 29 … Continue reading
It is more than 20 years since my first online chat and I am still anxious about each new development but far more open to being given help out of my comfort zone and enjoy this new world of technology. I am not a technologically comfortable person. I remember hating my first remote control because I could not understand what each button did. I still don’t but am comfortable with not knowing. In 1991, I was dragged with great resistance on my part to the computer for my first online chat. It was on Compuserve in the science fiction forum. … Continue reading
I am busy enjoying the interesting workshops on the CWG’s online writer’s conference all this week. This means there may be fewer posts, but it also means there will be more sprucing up being done on my blog and I will be making a to-do list of changes I’d like to make as I learn how to make them. Meanwhile, keep praying your way through Lent!
I’m curious, do I have any regular readers and if so, could you drop me a comment so I know that someone actually reads my blog? Thanks!
I write. Have always loved the process. I NEED to write and am never totally happy if I am not working on some story or other writing on a daily basis. Trouble is I distract easily and tend to put other responsibilities ahead of my need to write every day. Distractions are a problem for any mother. I have a vocation to mother my children as well as to write. It is a struggle to figure out how to do this properly. I spent this past year frustrated because if I set aside time to write I felt guilty of … Continue reading