"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket."
- Chinese proverb

"Health, happiness and success depend upon the fighting spirit of each person. The big thing is not what happens to us in life - but what we do about what happens to us."
- George Allen

I do most of my writing in my office. I have three large windows that look out over Lake Michigan in a panoramic view. At the very right edge of the window bank, are the limbs of a tree which changes with the seasons as leaves bud, open, change color or are no longer. Three out of those cycles the limbs attract a wonderful array of birds. In the winter, cardinals and sometimes crows might light for a bit.

The ever-changing scene helps rest my eyes when I move away from focusing on the monitor. That's very helpful as I spend hours each day at my computer.

Since it's winter now, staying inside where it's warm works best for me. Hope you have a healthy winter season.

Some great blogs to inspire and/or help when the writing muse falters.

http://magicalmusings.com A group of writers, some published, some not, blog about writing and so much more.


Beyond Her Book, Barbara Vey

Killer Fiction


Writing sites:

www.writeattitude.net A site to visit for inspiration.

www.wisrwa.org My state writers' group homepage.

www.rwamysterysuspense.org Another excellent RWA group I belong to.

www.rwanational.org This organization offers so much information and guidance to all writers.

www.elementsofrwa.com A specialized group for writers who write novels with some romance.

The Wild Rose Press This is Casey Clifford's publisher's webpage. Check it out.

RWA-WF Women's Fiction Writers chapter