Mona Pease: MIA
I have been MIA, as has been my writer’s muse. Few new words have flowed and not new story ideas until last night in the middle of it. It was an exciting PB idea, even had the main character (animal) going to different places, thus a series of fun stories. Yay! Except I only remember “it” was an animal, and the adventures were exciting!!!!
I don’t believe in writer’s block, more like writer’s rest, so I think we both may have waken up-finally. So what does this children’s writer do when the words won’t flow? Well write of course! The old stories come out and get reviewed, the online friends send their words over for critique, and another friend sent a reminder that deadline is looming for submitting to a few conference editors. Deadline time-so I squeaked in the nick of time to send off a few polished manuscripts.
The vacation from words is over for me and that muse and I have an idea brewing, as I type, from an interesting story I heard on the news.
But I’ll let you know that the rest of my life is on vacation most of the time. Not the go away kind, but the look around and plunge into what’s available kind… Like, last week my daughter called at 6:00 am and asked if I’d help her give out flowers in our ‘ville parade. She was able to come over from work and participate in the 200 year celebration of her hometown. So after my Sat morning Zumba class, I helped! Lots of roses for lots of lovely people.
I thought that the whole little ‘ville was in the parade so was surprised to see so many spectators along the mile stretch. After the parade, there were games for all the “kids” all day long (including horseshoes and volley ball), a supper and an amazing display of fireworks to end the festivities.
All of the sternmen aren’t men!