Today is International Plant Appreciation Day, National Peach Cobbler Day (Yum!!!), Scrabble Day (love that game!) and the birthday of: Samuel Beckett, Seamus Heaney, Eudora Welty, Thomas Jefferson, Marguerite Henry, Nella Larsen

Tip: How badly do you want to be a writer? If you want to be one, you have to make writing a priority. What are you willing to give up to be a writer?

Thought: “80% of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen

Teaser: Your character is on a tour of a fancy estate. While checking out something in one room by herself, she accidentally knocks something over and breaks it. What does she do? Does she admit it? Hide it? What did she break?

misty of chincoteagueNote: The picture is from the book “Misty of Chincoteague” – one of my favorites as a child. I still have the original. And got to see a Pony Penning when I was a kid, thanks to indulgent parents. If you get a chance, visit Chincoteague and Assateauge Islands sometime.