Saturday, January 22, 2011


Hi folks,

Wow, I am feeling better! I've spent most of this month waylaid by a terrible virus, and today is the first day that I've really felt like myself. The virus led to a bacterial infection in my sinuses. I'm on my second round of antibiotics and this round seems to be working. So yay! The attack is over.

My whole writing life has sort of been waylaid for the past year. I was on the road of Expectations but ended up in the Doldrums. (Readers of the PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH will understand.) I moved across country and it put me in the scratch-the-next-thing-off-the-list mode. I've felt aimless. I wrote some but submissions ground to halt. Now things are finally settling down. So yay! The interruption is over.

During my trip to the Doldrums, I've done some cool stuff. Here is a link to some blogs I did for Mom's Homeroom. Here is a link to the new SCBWI Brazos Valley Blog: BV Scratchpad. I'm posting interesting stuff about our market that comes my way.

It is time to roll up the shirtsleeves and get to work. If you are in the Doldrums, look around for the Watch Dog. For me the Watch Dog is the simple idea -- if today was my last day, what would I do? This thought helps me focus. It's often a simple thing that turns the tide in me. Keep your eyes open! Things are bound to change.

The sun always shines here. I'm feeling that connection with our star. So here is a nice "Sun".

Today's quote:

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up.
Pearl S. Buck


Anonymous said...

Yay for leaving the Doldrums! I'm glad that you're feeling better and that you're writing again. Keep it up. The world needs your voice!

Stasia said...

What a beautiful sun! Feel better and happy writing :)

Vijaya said...

Molly, I'm glad you're on the mend. Here's to great expectations and accomplishments this year.

I know that feeling with getting waylaid. What did Isaac Asimov say about knowing if he only had six months to live? Type faster! Me too, but I'd squeeze in as much time with my family too.

Janet Lee Carey said...

so glad you're feeling better Molly.

Here's to new things. Love the sun doodle :)

MollyMom103 said...

Hi Andy and Stasia: Loving the sunshine here! I'm lifting up my voice and writing my heart out. Thanks for all the encouragement.

Hi Vijaya, I agree, great expectations is what we need. I with you about the family time.

Hi Janet: New things for us all! Yay!