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?

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm here early most mornings with one of my photos and a few words about life and those 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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