This poor blog. I’m willing to give myself a pass for not posting anything in those last two-ish weeks of my college career, but otherwise there isn’t much excuse. So, I graduated. How about that? On May 9th I received my Bachelor of Arts in English, with a minor in English Writing, with the highest honors.… Continue reading I Graduated
Twelve days ago I rode my camp horse, Shadow, for the last time before camp ended. She’s a sturdy but small Tennessee Walking Horse, and she’s so delicate and fine-boned that I suspect she has some Arabian in her. Since I was the smallest person working at the barn, I got to be her exercise… Continue reading The Small But Significant Things
Today I rode one of the oldest horses in the barn, a very sweet-tempered Tennessee Walking Horse mare named Lady. For camp, she stays on lead while I or one of the other barn staff lead her around with a child on her back. She has her quirks, but she has always been an utter… Continue reading 3 Things Riding Teaches Writers
Hello, all! I’ve been slacking off blogging big time lately, so bear with me while I offer the usual load of spineless excuses. A) This past week was the last week of my summer Spanish class, so I spent loads of time studying like a madwoman for the final. B) I’ve been obsessed with book… Continue reading On Critique Partners
I didn’t even have to see my nephew in my bed to know he’d been there. He left his little orange sippy cup with the monkeys on it on my nightstand. Kids. Gotta’ love em. Today I read the Young Rider magazine (between looking at gorgeous stuff on wildhorsefeathers.com. I need this bracelet!) that had… Continue reading I Have a Sippy Cup of Juice on my Nightstand
Today I bought a pair of really expensive barn boots so my toes won’t turn into popsicles when I brave the elements on Saturday mornings. I’m pretty cheap as people go, so it just about killed me. BUT, working with horses is what I’ve wanted to do for forever. I’m willing to make some sacrifices… Continue reading Always, Always Learning
I feel like I’m centuries behind in all of these things that I was supposed to be doing, and I have no idea how I even fell so far behind. Anyway, today was my second day at Thomas Nelson. I got to sit in on a production meeting, which is when the editors go over… Continue reading An Update On Everything
This doesn’t really have anything to do with writing, but I thought I’d mention it, anyway! I’m hoping to volunteer at a therapeutic riding center, Sadddle Up!, this year. I’ve known about the program for a while, but there was never any way for me to be able to get there. Now that I’m in… Continue reading Saddle Up!
I have all sorts of fun, happy, sparkly things planned for Fall Break. Not least of which is an update of California Girl (just for you, girlinbandshirts!). But also other stuff like finishing up Dark Angel Rising and learning my full twist on the trampoline and planning for NaNoWriMo and planning on The Non-Hostile Takeover, my… Continue reading Heya, Peoples!
I found this poem on my computer the other day. It’s something I wrote over three years ago when I was writing for a website called Girls Horse Club. And since I’m being lazy and don’t want to write up a decent post, I’m dumping this on you. It ties into a short story that… Continue reading A poem…