Draft of Chapter One, now open for feedback : )

Okay... I'm putting myself out there now. If you'd like to read the current draft of the first chapter (four pages) of Mirror of Sparrows, then click the link below. I just reread it and found a funny spelling mistake. See if you can find it, too : ) https://ellenbrockediting.com/mirror-of-sparrows-3/ It would really bless me … Continue reading Draft of Chapter One, now open for feedback : )

The benefits of writer’s block: there really are none

Writer's block: an inability to think, combined with a deep sense of guilt, that no amount of caffein seems to be able to take away. But, I'm trying to look on the positive side: I'm learning patience, especially with myself. Challenges produce perseverance and character. Meanwhile, all I have to write is AHHHHHHHHH! No - … Continue reading The benefits of writer’s block: there really are none

Camp NaNoWriMo

Today, I accomplished my goal of writing 50,000 words for Camp NaNoWriMo! Things didn't go as planned: I'd started Camp NaNoWriMo with a fresh new outline of Mirror of Sparrows, and I envisioned myself writing a complete first draft based on that outline. What a convenient vision! About half way through, I realized that my outline had … Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo

Starbucks, Kam Shopping Center, on a Saturday morning

6:15 am: An old man walks through the parking lot absentmindedly. A young man almost runs him over while backing up his white, shiny BMW.  Nobody is hurt. 6:38 am: Don't know if she's his girlfriend or his wife, but she yells at him for a long time. He listens, maybe? He hardly says a word. They head out. He acts like she doesn't matter - checking … Continue reading Starbucks, Kam Shopping Center, on a Saturday morning

Why I like to write in the morning, a poem

I like to write in the morning, before reality - sets in. I like to write in the morning, before I recall what - logically, probably, certainly - ain't happenin' I like to write in the morning, when they day is - still untouched. Then, anything is possible, And any dream's attainable. I like to write … Continue reading Why I like to write in the morning, a poem

Poems I wrote a while ago

Below are two short poems I wrote for another blog, a number of years ago. It's fun to look through forgotten stuff : )   Intro: Sometimes, when my children have a hard time, I don't say anything. I just stay with them. Hold them. Try to be there, tangibly ... not as judge, teacher or corrector. And it’s … Continue reading Poems I wrote a while ago

When life hands you jerks…

What do you do when life hands you jerks? Over the last year, the lightbulb finally went on and my approach towards relationships radically shifted. In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, "[b]ut I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you..." In addition, Luke wrote, "[d]o good to those who hate … Continue reading When life hands you jerks…