Well, can’t believe how life gets in the way of your writing.  Every time I say I’m back, something new happens.  I’ll explain below, but first…


Needle in haystack–something extremely difficult, if not impossible, to find.  Dates from 16th century although “haystack” first appeared as “meadow” (Sir Thomas More’s Works 1532, “bottle of hay” by Robert Greene, 1592, and “load of hay” by John Taylor, 1619.  This same metaphor exists in numerous languages.

Murphy’s Law–If anything can go wrong, it will.  Originated in mid-1900s with U.S. Air Force. During testing at Edwards Air Force Base in 1949, Capt. Ed Murphy, engineer, frustrated with malfunctioning parts said the quote.  Within weeks, it became “Murphy’s Law.”

The Morning After–Generally unpleasant consequences of a previous action or activity.  Originated in late 19th century re aftereffects of drinking; by mid 20th cent. included any prior action.

How many cliches have you found?  Hopefully you’re having fun trying to decipher them.

For several weeks now, I’ve not written a word.  It’s amazing how when your only son becomes ill, you suddenly can’t breathe, think, or do much of anything.  He discovered he had a tumor on his spine and within a few weeks was operated on so he would not be paralyzed.  Thanks to the powers that be, All went well with surgery and turns out he has a rare tumor (3rd in the world) but it is benign.  Praise the Lord and thanks for all friend’s and families’ support.

So now I can breathe a sigh of relief and get back to writing.  All that pent up angst, the juices are flowing, and as long as I don’t sit at the computer, I can write. I’ve written a short story for my writers’ group anthology and an essay which I’ll try and turn into a poem? and editing on my novels and plan on writing here once a week again as I say this with keeping a straight face.  But I do have it on my to do list.  And I will turn on my emails for my on-line critique group and start submitting as well as critiquing.

So let the creativity flow for not just me, but you as well.

Keep Writing, Julie