I'm getting a late start with my blog, today, because my sister had to have eye surgery yesterday, and between helping her and taking care of my mom, I just got back home. I want you to know that the first thing I did was sit down at my computer and get to work on my blog.
For those of you who had the chance to read my last blog, I want you to know that the elections, last Tuesday, went very well. People were lined up most of the day. We election judges were there from 6:00am until 9:30pm, with hardly a break to eat, etc.
A few blogs ago I talked about Castle Gate, (my birth place) and one of the comments I received gave me an idea. The comment was that there just might be a novel somewhere in my memories of Castle Gate. Well, I was helping my mother sort through her things, the other day as we were unpacking her boxes, and I found some newspaper clippings with pictures of Castle Gate (taken in the olden days) and I thought, "Why not?" Maybe it will come into being.
Life has in interesting way in influencing our decisions. we have a responsibility to our patriotic duty - to family - to ourselves, and to a commitment made.
In writing a novel, we find ourselves responsible for the structure, the story values, The rhythm, The plot, the sequence, the characters, the climax, our readers. The list goes on.
Sometimes, we find ourselves with a migraine of re-writes - an empty cup - unexpected interruptions that steal our imagination for a period of time. But, that's life and life is a constant learning experience.
Now, I've got to get back to the read world. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.
p.s. I want you all to know that I learn from reading your blogs. Thank you.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Posted by JoAnn Arnold at 10:16 AM