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Writing in the Rain

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I love to write.

I’ve learned to write everyday.  I write on sunny days, snowy days, sick days.  I write whether I’m in the mood to write or not.  Fortunately, for me, I’m more often in the mood than not.

I love writing on rainy days.  Today it’s raining outside.

This is what I feel like when I’m writing on a rainy day.

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Baby Jana – Boulder, Colorado (possibly taken on a rainy day!)

My bookmark says “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”  – Richard Bach

Happy Writing!

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Glacier Park – Last Day

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Yesterday was the last day Going to the Sun Road was open for the season in Glacier National Park.

My friend MaryJo picked me up at noon.  We caught up on our lives, admired the fall colors, and took a nice little hike to Hidden Lake.

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It was a fantastic way to spend a Sunday.  We are both grateful to live so close to such a beautiful place.

 

Autumn in Montana

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This is what home looks like to me.

Blooming Late

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It’s September 29th and our backyard is blooming as though it was July 29th.  It is bursting with tomatoes, pumpkins, carrots, flowers and my roses.

It’s a late bloom and it seems appropriate for everything else going on in my life.

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I just spent the weekend at the Flathead Writers’ Conference in Kalispell, Montana, and I feel like the roses in my backyard.  I’m bursting with joy and inspiration, not at all concerned that as a “woman of a certain age”, I am a late bloomer.

After years of sacrifice, leaving financially rewarding jobs, skipping out on family events, staying home to write instead of skiing with my handsome husband, I have reached a point where my writing reflects the years of education, research, and mentoring I’ve gone through to learn the craft of writing.  I heard great feedback and encouragement this weekend and it was exactly what I needed when I needed it.  I woke up this morning feeling incredibly grateful.

Now back to writing and finishing the book!

 

Echo

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My character, Agent Echo is an assassin for a secret government organization – The Agency.

She gets debilitating migraine headaches at inopportune times, but mostly she’s kick-ass.

Echo is a photographer.  When she’s not on assignment she loves to take photos of flowers with her macro lens.  She admires the work of Georgia O’Keeffe and wishes they could have met.

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“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment.  I want to give that world to someone else.  Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower.  I want them to see it whether they want to or not.”  Georgia O’Keeffe