My own mother doesn't mind sharing space in my heart with Ruthy, because she knows Ruthy will try her best to keep me straight. (They'd make great friends. Sassy and sweet!)
She's just that way.
You know...tough love.
The picture to the left is one I keep by my computer - just because it's a good reminder! :-)
So we're going to end this week with some direct, tough love writing tips for you guys straight from the wonderful Yankee Belle, Ruth Logan Herne :-)
Ruthy is a prolific writer with a NEW book out which promises to be another classic to my Ruthy shelf - The Lawman's Second Chance.
You can find Ruthy causing trouble over at the fabulous place called Seekerville.
Best writing tip: Shut up and write. Then write some more. And keep writing... Basically: write, write, write. Totally Churchill inspired!
(How's that for sugar-coated? ;-)
Best writing quote is my favorite Bible verse from Ecclesiastes 3: To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under the heaven.... God's timing is present, it is here among us, it is probably the most ignored universal truth because we humans seem to think we're in control.
Until we realize we're NOT, and then, oh!!! The scramble, the angst, the running around, the gnashing of teeth, the renting of cloth, very much Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are", right????
And then we calm down, grab hold of faith and march on.
To everything there is a season... Simple eloquence that speaks to the soul.
So Alley Pals - do you have a Bible verse that inspires you?