Ever since I started this blog, I have been trying to figure out how to share a little bit of me in addition to the history digests, Regency Life articles, interviews and fiction. While I’m not sure I have a good answer yet, I thought I would try something anyway. So here is a new feature, aptly named ‘Grace under Pressure.’
Why call it that? Well, I found this great quote by Hemingway… All right, that is true, but only half way. I have family members who think I spend all day playing and give me jaw-dropped look of disbelief when I mention being stressed or under pressure at ‘work’. One even kindly told me, “I don’t understand why you think you’re stressed. This is easy for you.”
I am proud to tell you, that person is still alive, a testament to my great level of self control. He had no concept that I actually DO things all day, everyday. This week included:
Words of Fiction Written: 3500 words
Words of Nonfiction written: 650 words
Blog Posts Prepared: 12 for four different sites
Emails written: did not count this week!
Articles (Research and writing craft/business) Read: 25 research and 50 craft/business
Formatting: Paperback proof copy Remember the Past
Kind of looks impressive written out that way! LOL I’ll update next week, hopefully with news that I’ve started my next story.
I’ll leave you with another new project, an entry from my Writer’s Sketchbook. On the verge of losing my mind on a 15 hour flight delay this summer, I pulled out my notepad and started jotting down some descriptions for who and what I saw around me. Here are a couple favorites:
- Young and old walked side by side, wearing the same face separated by fifty years.
- The couple stormed past in lock step as though their matched pace could erase their obvious differences.
I would love to hear what you think. Please have your share of the conversation in the comments!