Welcome to project 365. This writer of ghost stories, mother of two, and wife to the Professor, aka "Ghost Hunk" (for 18 years), finds inspiration everyday, even if she sometimes forgets. So for the next year, I will document these little epiphanies, whether it's a bug on the windshield or some brilliant, breathless moment in this crazy life or something in between.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Day 333


In the middle of this sleeping tree lie a host of spring flowers already popping out of their little pods, convinced that Leap day means Spring is early.  With 78º today, they might be right...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Day 332


Look what popped up over the last week!  I thought snapdragons were annuals.  These guys came up all by themselves. I guess they heard the rumor that it will be 80º this weekend.  How many weeks until spring?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Day 330


The amazing illustrator, Elizabeth Dulemba (Don't you LOVE her hair!), Ghost Girl (me), and JRo Brown (my #wipmadness buddy and roommate for the weekend). The #wipmadness gals are going to have a couple of kick-ass contracts by the end of the year...

Day 329

Kirby Larson & Me
One of my favorite people, author of HATTIE BIG SKY and many more wonderful books, Kirby Larson shared her experiences and techniques with us in several amazing sessions at the Spring Mingle.  My favorite moments were chatting at the bar with her and Elizabeth Dulemba about our work, our inspirations, and all the fun things that fill our lives.  Oh, I just wish I could take these wonderful ladies home with me for a while!

Day 328

SCBWI and 14 Stories
As it was inevitable in 365 days, I went without internet service for a few days because I'm too tight to spend the $12.95/day for the hotel's wifi service to my room.  So my project posts are a little off schedule. But they are appearing, nonetheless.  The SCBWI Spring Mingle was held at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta, and I was on the 7th floor...right in the middle of 14 stories.  It was a beautiful venue, but a bit pricey. Thank goodness I got to split the room cost with my #wipmadness buddy JRo Brown.  I can't help but feel M.C. Escher is hiding somewhere in this picture...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Day 326


This little guy was waiting by the front door when I got home tonight.  He's ready for Spring.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Day 317


From the iPhone:  One advantage to our long trip was a stop at a real book store (something we don't have in Leesburg) where I found a lovely book by one of my dear writing buddies.  YAY! Jodi Moore! 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Day 316


A couple of friends from home.  While we venture 4 hours away to Birmingham to see a special doctor, it is imperative to bring along at least one or two soft buddies.  Lottie and Sparkle were chosen to share the quilt with Ghost Daughter on this trip.  Fingers crossed for some real answers tomorrow.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Day 313

The Book Fair Luau

From the iPhone: It's that time again. Rocking the book fair before we run to Girl Scouts!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Day 311


That little nose just makes me laugh...and I could use a few good laughs today.  Happy Tuesday!