I staggered to the bathroom, brushed my teeth, and found a new wrinkle on my face. It wasn't a smile line by my eye either. It was a cheek wrinkle. A wrinkle on my cheek. Not a pretty sight, people! Nobody, but nobody, wants one of those.
This was not a good morning. Probably, because it had not been a good night. I was awakened, gasping and disoriented, three times by three different children looming over me while shaking my arm. One wanted to know if she could sleep on the couch in the family room. Another said he had a bad dream. The last, my 13-year-old ballerina, told me I had to get up and drive her to a company dance practice.
Scenarios like these are pretty standard when you're a mom, and actually, my day hasn't been awful at all. The cheek wrinkle even subsided a bit. Do you find adding ordinary experiences to your writing beneficial? Do those real, relatable happenings make the story seem more true?
I received a great award from Shelley at Stories In the Ordinary. I love reading her posts and comments. She has a unique way of looking at things and her blog is always interesting and insightful. Visit and see for yourself!
Without further adieu, I'll pass this award on to a group of remarkable people. These blogs are recent discoveries for me, and I know you'll enjoy them...(in fact, you may already be following these gems).
Emily at A Heart On A Wire
Aubrie at Author, Flutist, Teacher
Carolina at Carol's Prints
Rebecca at Rebecca Knight: Writer in Progress
E. Elle at The Writer's Funhouse
Theresa at Substitute Teacher's Saga
Congratulations, you are victims of your own excellence! You deserve some praise!
Now pass this cute kitty along to bloggers you admire.