Saturday, June 24, 2017

Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books are listed by author (or series creator),
and not necessarily in the order read.


"My Daily Spiritual Companion"
by Marci Alborghetti
daily devotional reading for 2017
I liked the book I used last year better

Chapter 3 of
"Minutes From The Great Women's Coffee Club
Timeless Wisdom From Remarkable Women" #
by Angela Beasley
[nonfiction]
there are 12 chapters, and I'm reading one a month.
I've given my reason in this post

"Mama's Way"
by Thyra Ferre Bjorn
[nonfiction, Protestant]

"That Julia Redfern"
(physical copy)
"Julia And The Hand Of God"
"A Room Made Of Windows"
(openlibrary.org loans)
by Eleanor Cameron  
[children's fiction]
I have never yet read the Julia Redfern series
without wanting to THROTTLE Aunt Alex

"Try Giving Yourself Away"
by David Dunn
[nonfiction]
a great favorite of mine,
with some wonderful anecdotes 


"The Books You Read: Devotional Edition
edited by Charles E.T. Jones

[nonnfiction]

"The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ" #
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
[Catholic spirituality]
(Kindle book)

"Pilgrim Cat" # 
by Carol Antoinette Peacock
[picture book, historical fiction, 1620s]
(Kindle Unlimited loan)


"Thy Friend, Obadiah"
by Brinton Turkle
[picture book]
(openlibrary.org loan)

"All The Time You Need, The Greatest Gift In The World"
by Robert R. Updegraff
[nonfiction]
(The author also wrote "Try
Giving Yourself Away" under

the pen-name David Dunn. )
This book has some good advice, and interesting anecdotes.

This Week's Fan Fiction

The Morning After
A one-shot Cosby Show fic.
I'm making no judgments in
regard to the recent trial, but
I'm praying for everyone involved



Chapters were added to the following stories: 

an AU prequel to The Waltons
To go directly to the new chapters, click here.

Dante's Troubles
An Another World fic, set about four years
after the show went off the air.
To go directly to the new chapter, click here.

Unsuited To Each Other 
An AU Katie Rose and Stacy Belford fic.
To go directly to the new chapter, click here.

Chloe, My Love
An AU Bonanza fic.
To go directly to the new chapter, click here.



Going Backwards, Moving Forward

Lately, I've been moving forward by going backwards.
What do I mean by that?
Years ago, before there was an Internet, before I had a computer, I wrote something every day.  Sometimes it was
a poem, (although I don't write much poetry these days; the poem I used in my AU Waltons prequel is one I had written
a long time ago.) sometimes a story, or part of a story, and sometimes just an idea for something to write later.
But for some time now, I was just writing on and off, and, unfortunately, mostly off.
But then I decided to quit being lazy... yes, LAZY... as a writer,
and get back to work.
Now, I work on my fan fiction every day.  Some days, it's a new story, a new chapter in an in-progress story, or just a few lines in a fic I'm working.  Some days, it's just a few new ideas to be developed in the future.  Some days, it's a few changes to an already published fic.  And quite often, I do several of these things... new story, new chapter, several lines, new idea, changes... in one day.

"Not a day without a line."

I feel most like me when I write.