When it looks like I'm not writing - not blogging or posting new posts, it's just that I'm writing elsewhere. This week's column was one of my best yet, I think. You can read it here. It discusses the idea of what mothering truly is as Naomi Stadlen investigates in her book, "What Mothers Do: especially when it looks like nothing."
I'm also guest posting over at Notes From Lapland today. I'm linking to the blog, not the direct post and after you read it you'll know why!
I've also found this neat free software that allows me to create an flippable e-book from image files. So I'm writing out some of the children's manuscripts and ideas I've been working on and creating rudimentary illustrations to go with them so I can offer these e-books free to you, my readers. The eventual goal is to create some that I will charge for and/or create a paid subscription site that will give access to a new book every month or couple of weeks.
I have two half-finished and will be posting them as soon as I can figure out a free webspace to use to do so (they go beyond the limits of this blog).
So there you go. I'm not doing nothing after all. Oh yeah, and did I mention I have three kids! Most of this morning was taken up convincing the eldest to go to school and getting the middle and youngest ready for the middle child's doctor's appointment. And this afternoon I will be creating a poo chart with my middle child. Yes, you heard me right - a POO CHART. I'm sure the doctor had no idea the sh*tstorm she was unleashing with that suggestion! Ah, much fodder for my blog!