Monthly Archives: November 2015

Good Material

We’ve had several days of rain these last few weeks. 

Wind, too. The windmill went crazy. Pieces here; scraps over there. It is now in the Restoration Stage. 

But the Treehouse escaped damage from every tree that fell in the forest. See? Although just barely visible, we were able to move and cut the surrounding trees and will have wood to use for other building projects. 

  

We’ll haul the wood up to the sawmill we’ve constructed on our property. 

Oh yes. There is now a sawmill. My contribution was to photograph the original sawmill before it was disassembled and then moved. I had to draw and label pieces, as well as make working diagrams in order to be able to put it back together again. 

So the storms have provided us with good building material. We’ll cut the logs here:

  

And build a footbridge and shelter here:

  

We will have good materials for building. 

A creative group of writer friends will be sharing some tips and their knowledge about Writing Middle Grade novels. Check them out if you’d like to learn more:  they are using their collective skills to build something wonderful as they set up their blog tour. 

Check out the Middle Grade Mafia at:

www. middlegrademafia.com and tell them I said “hi.”

Happy Creating!

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Reminders

I use my cell phone for so much more than having conversations. 

The kids said, ” Mom, when you figure out how to use it, you’re gonna LOVE this phone.”

I won’t go so far as to say that, but I will admit to it having a few very useful functions.  

I use the camera as a visual note-taker. I keep it in my pocket when I go for walks in the woods and it’s like shorthand for writing.       

Way out in the back of the yard are some very interesting residents, pictured here, and while it is true that you can write about what you KNOW, you can also write to discover things you’d like to learn more about. 

These cars have their stories, too.  I just need to discover what that was, is, or will be. And after the research will come the writing to bring those stories to light.  

Happy creating!

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