We were on vacation last week and I simply didn't write anything. Actually, we were gone 20 days. We left the frozen north land for the warm island of Antigua. If you want to sound like a native you say an-tee-ga not an-tee-gwa.
Now back in the cold it's time for me to get to work again. I've failed in my goals so far this year. No devotions written and only the beginning of a short story. Granted the vacation cut into writing time even though I had my computer with me and did write a little. Now, though, I have to get back in the swing of writing every day.
I hope to get the guys to build a swing in my back yard. My granddaughter, who missed me very badly, loves to swing. If I had one for her it's sure we'll spend a lot of times with me pushing her higher and higher.
Robert Louis Stevenson wrote a poem titled The Swing which I recite to her.
How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!
Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside--
Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown--
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!
So now I need to
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Sophie Dawson has made up stories in her head all her life. It wasn’t until 2011 that she began writing typing them out.
Her first books were all historical fiction romance. They’ve won multiple awards and garnered rave reviews. Now, Sophie is branching out into contemporary romance though she plans to continue writing historical and hopes to add more books in her popular Cottonwood and Stones Creek series.
Sophie lives with her husband and cat on a farm in western Illinois. She’s an avid seamstress and was a professional quilter for a number of years before the writing bug bit. She’s just thankful it’s not fatal.