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Well, I promised. And a promise is a promise. So here goes.

I’m changing things up. This blog, The Write Ingredients, is going back to it’s roots. It’s going back to Food. All about eating food, and cooking food, and exploring ingredients, local (and not-so-local) goodies, and chocolate. Because you have to have chocolate.

But, but, you say. But what about all the sewing and drawing and art fairs and all that stuff? Well, that’s moving to a new home. (This is where the drumroll comes in…). I’d like to introduce you to…

It’s my new blog which will host my creative endeavors, including paper goods, sewing fun, design (graphic and otherwise) and my dreams. I’m still working on the details, and the Etsy shop, but it’s all coming soon. (Like next week if I can get my %$$^ together).

So hang tight, add it to your reader, and I’ll see you after the 4th. Happy Celebrating!

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A friend of mine is a Writer. We worked together years and years ago at an Ad Agency. She was the writer, I was the designer. I loved working with her. She was creative and supportive and so much fun. And I’m glad to say that we’ve stayed in touch all these years. And now she’s gone a published a book! I’m so proud of her. And I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was a bit excited when I asked for my friend’s book at Barnes and Noble. I’m still just barely started, but the book grabbed my attention from the first page. Can’t wait to see what happens!

Congratulations Carolyn!

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Children’s Lit

I’ve been thinking a lot about Children’s Literature lately. I was an avid reader as a child, and until Daughter was born, I always had a few books going at a time. I’m also a writer, though again, I haven’t written anything since Daughter was born. But in the days leading up to her birth when I should have been sleeping and organizing and just generally, relaxing, I scribbled out the first draft of a children’s book. A Children’s Book? I have  Master’s degree in Creative Writing, but focused on Adult Fiction. I hadn’t even picked up a children’s book since, well, since I was a child. So where did this Children’s Book come from? I have no idea. I had a dream one night and woke up with the story busting out of me. The scribbles  are still in my pink notebook, just a few pages beyond the list of potential names Husband and I came up with for Daughter.

As part of My Happiness Project, I’m determined to get a second draft written of the story. It’s been bugging me for a year and I know it needs to be written.

In preparation to keep moving with it, I went to the library and checked out a stack of Children’s books in the same category as what I hope this book will become: Early Reader/Chapter Books. I just started Wind in the Willows and plowed my way through two Mercy Watson stories.  And I’m excited. I’m excited to read this genre, and I’m excited to write again.

Do you have any favorite books from your Childhood? Anything you’d recommend and anything that you’ve read recently?

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