It was my intention to write a blog post of my own today, but a writer friend of mine posted this on her author wall, and it was simply TOO BRILLIANT to leave un-shared. Really cats are almost an unfair advantage in a writer's life ... and this one, Henri, is a priceless muse. I shall add his book to my Goodreads list!
In the past decade I have written memoirs for a nun, tutored children from Somalia, edited a college literary magazine, interned at Literary Arts in Portland, published a few stories, graduated from University with highest honors, given a speech to a packed house at the Schnitz, remodeled a fixer-upper, written grants for programs that helped, extended my emotional /intellectual horizons, made an intra-state move, started a business, regained my groove, placed my finger back on the pulse, joined Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn, bought a smartphone, traveled, raised puppies, and most importantly--honed my writing skills. I bare myself here on The Paper Garden and hope some moments will resonate with you.