Monday, December 29, 2014

No Kiss Blogfest is coming!!!

It's that time of year again! If you regularly follow this blog, you know that every year on January 2nd, I jump on the no-kiss bandwagon and post a short or WIP excerpt or SOMETHING that involves an almost but not kiss :)

I consider it a fun writing exercise, but you can also post pictures, video, excerpts from your favorite no-kiss scenes (with proper attribution)... you get the idea. Hop on over here to sign up and join in the fun.


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Light (a re-post)

(reposting from last year, because it's still true)

I love Yule. I love light festivals. I love how we celebrate light in the midst of darkness. From Diwali to Hanukkah to Yule and Christmas, I love how we're so different yet so alike at the same time. I love how pretty the world becomes these times of the year. (And for my southern hemisphere friends, have a wonderful Midsummer!)

Another year and a repeat quote from my paper journal December 21st, 2001 entry: 

"Tonight is Yule-- the longest night of the year.

Tonight reminds us that even the darkest of nights are followed by light, and that even in the worst of times, we have hope. No night is so dark that day will never follow. long as we have hope, it will never truly be dark."

You might not know it, but many of you have been my light in the past, either through your posts, books, comments, texts, or just by being you. 

You are all incredible. 

On this solstice, I wish you all lives full of light and hope, as bright as the brightest stars in the sky.

Details from my snowflake skating dress :) I thought the sparkle is rather applicable!