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Wow . . . It’s Been a While!

3 Jul

I absolutely cannot believe that it has been three months since I’ve posted!

I will offer no excuses.

But, I will tell you what I’ve been up to . . .

  1. This winter, I did some editing for an very talented young author, who has begun work on a series of fantasy novels (well known novels in this genre are Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia).  I am continually amazed by her creativity and am so glad that she decided to add that Minor in Creative Writing to her college coursework!  Click here to learn a little (or a lot!) about the fantasy genre.
  2. This spring, I have been working with a local non-profit called Ozark Mountain Legacy on their awareness campaign (letters, press releases, etc).  This organization is all about encouraging people to intentionally preserve and pass on the positive values of our community, which I think is a pretty important thing.  Working with them has prompted me to evaluate whether there is a consistency between what I claim are my personal and family values and how I live . . . a good exercise for all of us, in my humble opinion 🙂  I’m looking forward to all that they have planned in the next year!
  3. I have been editing for a doctoral student who is pursuing a Doctor of Christian Ministry.  Though some close to me think that editing a dissertation would be worse than poking your eye out, I must say that I am thoroughly enjoying it!  It helps that I have a real interest in her topic and that I have a pretty deep humanities background (liberal arts majors unite! whoever said that we couldn’t be put to good use?!).  I am looking forward to working with her during her next two years of study.
  4. This summer, I have again taken over the The Track Family Fun Park’s blog . . . this year, they are calling it the “Mom Blog,” which is a good description since I am a mom who blogs.  Click here for a little taste of my writing antics.  I’m having fun with it – enjoy!
  5. And, there is one more thing that consumed some of my time this spring . . . but you will have to wait until later this week to find out what it is!

There you have it.  I have been blessed beyond measure with work I enjoy.  You can’t ask for much more than that!