Friday, October 09, 2009

Friday Fragments

Friday Fragments?

  • I realized this week that it's imperative to my health that I become a snowbird. I was allergic to the spring and summer when I lived in FL, and now I'm painfully allergic to the fall and winter in PA (aka mold).
  • In the past 36 hours, I've been feeling pretty proud. I have spent a lot of years entertaining ideas that I've never ultimately pursued. Something's clicked internally in the past few months, making me less afraid of failure and more afraid of never having tried. So I'm going after a few things right now. Hopefully some of it will come to fruition and I'll be able to share in the near future. But even if it doesn't, I'm proud that I've stopped waiting for things to come to me and have started going for it.
  • Speaking of proud, I started transferring my spiral notebook writing to Storyist and am really excited about how much I've written. I may actually have something resembling a novel this time next year (it's [semi-]realistic YA fiction, for those of you who have been curious).
  • Of course, if I spent as much time writing as I do playing this Facebook game, I'd have written an entire series by now.
  • My scrap studio has seriously been neglected. My crafty friends' blogs are making me want to get back in there. I'm holding out hope for this weekend. It'll be so nice to scrap in front of my new, modern, unobstructed window.
  • And finally, I totally dropped the ball on the Great Books Week Blog Tour. In all honesty, I'm not sure that I have great answers for the last three days, so I'll spare you from having to read them. BUT I did want to pass along the following information about a charity that is very near and dear to my heart:

"If You Love Great Books, Why Not Share?

We invite you to make a small donation to the highly-rated charity, First Book in honor of Great Books Week. It takes only $2 to provide a needy child with a book to keep and cherish. Here are some key facts about this charity (from the First Book website):

    • First Book provides new books to children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy – access to books.
    • First Book was founded in 1992 and is still led by President and Co-founder, Kyle Zimmer.
    • First Book has distributed more than 60 million new books to children from low-income families in thousands of communities across the United States.
    • First Book is national in scope, but local in impact, with more than 275 First Book Advisory Boards forming an extensive network of volunteer community leaders serving as ambassadors dedicated to fundraising.

    You may read more about First Book at Charity Navigator, which has granted First Book a 4-star rating."


Have a wonderful weekend!

6 comments:

Eternal Lizdom said...

Happy FF! I'm a first time visitor to your blog and am eager to look around! I'm also going to head over and check out some of the links provided. Nice to meet you!

mommytoalot said...

Hi there,
I am a huge book lover..we donate our books to Goodwill here..and we also do the shoeboxes at Christmas time.
Glad you are feeling proud..you've lots to be proud about ...

Kris said...

I think we all talk about things that we never pursue...but I really hope the novel goes well!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I agree with Kris - we all talk about things we never pursue...cool that you've decided just to DO it! :) Good luck with the novel - I'm excited to hear how it goes! :)

Happy FF! :)

Mrs4444 said...

I no longer have my old journals (they went in the firepit, I think.) That's probably a good thing, as I'm pretty sure they'd be more depressing than entertaining or inspiring, haha. Good luck with yours :)

My husband and daughter have wicked seasonal allergies; I feel for you :(

I love great books, but I rarely have time to read them. I've got quite a stack! I do donate all of them when I finish them, though; there's no sense in holding on to them. I'm a big supporter of the Give a Kid a Book campaign in my area; the gift of reading is priceless.

Sara Bonds @ Ordinary and Awesome said...

Congrats on the new positive thinking! I am always more affraid that I will look back and wish I had atleast tried. So, I say go for it!

That is exciting about the novel!

Happy FF!