It's pretty quiet of late, I have to admit. I haven't written here because I haven't felt like I've had much worth writing about...but lately I'm feeling a pull back to maybe start sharing again. I started journaling again, actual pen and paper writing. I've been sporadic about keeping a journal throughout my life but lately it felt like the time to start again, so I have. No big pretensions, or the expectation that I won't drop it again in a few weeks. For now, it's good.
I'm writing a lot lately. I haven't talked about it much here, mostly because I don't know what's going to come of it if anything yet, but I'm trying to learn and improve and finish what I start. I'm learning about plotting, and pacing, and character development. I'm learning that sometimes you have to kill your darlings. Even if it leads nowhere I am grateful for the opportunity to play at writing for a few months. After all, a writer is a person who writes, and previous to now the occasional scribble didn't quite cut it. Now I write almost every day. Quantity over quality, but I am hopeful quality will come with time, and effort, and yet more time.
And although I've ignored my folksy shop for a jolly long old time I am planning to pick it up again come September, dust it off, stuff it with new things crafted with love and maybe make a sale or two. Advance warning of new stock here, of course.
And reading a lot. Or, listening, a lot. Agatha Christie is my staple go-to when I can't sleep (which is often, in this ridonkulous heat wave) and I'm also working my way through A Tale of Two Cities via Librivox. I'm always on the look out for new reads though, so my audible wish list is crammed full of things that look vaguely interesting. And I just downloaded Jane Eyre in a deal, so I am looking forward to revisiting that when the weather cools a bit. I always think Jane is an Autumn book, don't you?
Anyway, back to it. There's a guy here mending fences (literal, not metaphorical) and he must be melting in the heat. Time to be a good hostess and go make some more tea.
Fill me in on how life's treating you?