The Week in Review

Sadly, I’m coming to the end of my week trying out life as a full-time writer; it has been a productive and interesting week here in the Woman Cave and I am nowhere near ready to jump back into Corporate America on Monday.

On Wednesday I shared with you a list of things I learned about the life of a stay-at-home writer and today I have a few more things to add to the list.

  1. There is a whole community of supportive writers on Facebook and Twitter and it’s great to be able to pop in for a couple of minutes throughout the day to see what’s happening with everyone.
  2. I’m still working on understanding Twitter but I was pleased to get a few new followers this week. (I am @lindahoye if you would like to trade follows.)
  3. I finally figured out how to get a Facebook and Twitter badge on my blog. (See the left side of this page.)
  4. Going out into the garden for just a few minutes throughout the day is a good way to refresh and revive oneself.
  5. I finally figured out how to get my contacts downloaded onto my iPad.
  6. My dogs bark way to0 much during the day.

I finished a review of Jessica Lost: A Story of Birth, Adoption & The Meaning of Motherhood for Story Circle Book Reviews this week. (I recommend it.)

I learned that I can obtain a copy of my Registration of Live Birth (aka my original birth certificate – the one with my birth parents names and the name I was born with on it). I just need to provide consent from a member of my birth mother and birth father’s family (since they are both deceased).

I started on a new little piece this yesterday; here’s the opening line:

As I turn onto the Highway 39 exit off of the Trans Canada Highway I hear a ghost from the back seat say “This is the road I spilled my milk on.”

What do you think? Does it make you want to hear more?


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. I love, love the opening line–and I definitely want to know more.

  2. It sounds like you have had a very productive week and got a taste of what being a fulltime writer will be like. And yes, by all means, I want to know more from your opening line. I loved it!
    Write On!

  3. Linda! I’ve been wondering about tha t- if I could get my original birth certificate if I had permission from my bio mom! I’m going to try again!

    I love ghosts in back seats 🙂

  4. Hello, I come to via another friends blog.. I am co~author of and I enjoyed browsing your blog and wanted to introduce ourselves.. Heart of the Home is a womens ministry reaching out to women with encouragement from Gods word and his design for women as wives, mothers, friends and etc.. Hope you will get a chance to stop by and visit us, and that we can become Blogging Buddies.. Have a great weekend.. God Bless

  5. Good opener. Hope your hunt brings great things! Congrats on your writing time. I haven’t done the twitter or facebook yet….

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