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26 January 2014 @ 09:20 am
"This is not the last snowfall ... But if I were that kind of grateful, what would I try to say?"  

After a stop in Phoenix for YAllapalooza, I’m on my way to climes eastern and cold. Lnhammer and the tuxedo kitty gang are holding down the fort for the duration.

The northeast is rather cold this week, isn’t it?

One thing about traveling (and even not-traveling) is, you stumble upon fragments of other people’s stories. So here’s today’s:

A mom and teen on the rental car shuttle beside me, daughter holding a slim instrument case.

Mom asks quietly, “You ready for this?”

Daughter answers, more quietly, “Yeah.”

Writing for the Long Haul will be on hold until my return. Why not catch up on earlier posts in the series while I’m gone?

- Elena Acoba on touching reader lives
- Steve Miller on building a writing life
- Sharon Lee on remembering we’re not alone
- Betty G. Birney on always challenging ourselves
- Nora Raleigh Baskin on making deals with the writing gods
- Sean Williams on unpredictability and luck
- Deborah J. Ross on writing through crisis
- Sharon Shinn on managing time
- Marge Pellegrino on feeding the restless yearning to write
- Sarah Zettel on embracing ignorance and writing your passions
- Uma Krishnaswami on honoring unreasonable exuberance
- Jennifer J. Stewart on finding community and support
- Sherwood Smith on keeping inspiration alive
- Mette Ivie Harrison on defining success
- Jeffrey J. Mariotte on why we write
- Judith Tarr on reinventing ourselves
- Kathi Appelt on the power of story
- Cynthia Leitich Smith on balancing business and creativity

Mirrored from Janni Lee Simner / Desert Dispatches.

asakiyume: corvus coroneasakiyume on January 26th, 2014 05:00 pm (UTC)
So much drama in your three line story. A small slice of someone else's life, at an important moment.
Janni Lee Simner: another arctic foxjanni on January 26th, 2014 09:20 pm (UTC)
And I'll never know the rest of it. But the wanting to know is what makes us writers and readers.
dancinghorsedancinghorse on January 26th, 2014 05:58 pm (UTC)
Bon voyage! Travel safely, and stay warm.

Janni Lee Simner: another arctic foxjanni on January 26th, 2014 09:21 pm (UTC)
Going to try! Some part of me won't fully believe in single digit temperatures until I'm in them.