Thursday, May 09, 2013

All Writing and No Recharging....

Not good, that. So I take a day in seven for a Sabbath. Here's what I like to do on that day:

After fellowship and study here...
Winter season, indoors
Summer season, starts this week!

 I like to put on my hiking shoes and go places like this...


With these guys...

Or I like to read other writers' novels...


Like these three I'm reading now:


I've been known to putter about the kitchen too...


What's your Sabbath look like? How do you recharge?

13 comments:

  1. Napping is high on this list for me. :) And reading, always reading. Just came back from a run, which I like to think of as a hard thing that takes me away from another hard thing (writing) but at the same times keeps the challenge in perspective.

    PS - Did I tell you I sold my Roanoke book?!

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    1. Congratulations on the book sale! Details? :) Did you post over in Writers? I'll have to go check.

      Running is something I never could come to terms with, but exercise is so important after sitting in this chair so long. There's the weekend hiking, but during the week I rely on the stationary bike. I can read and exercise at the same time.

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    2. Always a bonus when reading can be a part of the activity. I don't post over at Writers...or even know what it is! You must enlighten me. Here's the deal. Still pinching myself. :)

      Stacey Barney at G.P. Putnam's Sons has bought two novels by Caroline Starr Rose. BLUE BIRDS, a middle-grade novel in verse, centers on a forbidden friendship between Alis, the only girl in Virginia's doomed first settlement, and Kimi, a Roanoke girl. Blue Birds will publish in winter 2015, and an untitled novel will follow. Tracey Adams at Adams Literary negotiated the deal for world rights.

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    3. Blue Birds sounds great. Wow, in verse. I look forward to it. The Roanoke settlement is intriguing.

      Writers is the Books and Writers Forum I've been a part of for the past, oh, fifteen years or so. It's a big and sprawling place, but for some reason I thought I'd seen you there in the kid lit second, some while back. Not sure why I thought that. :)

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  2. What a fun treat to get a peek into your life, Lori! I was just smiling and each picture--your hubby and beautiful woods and that wonderful outdoor church service. So amazing. And then my smile just got a smidge bigger to see what books your reading right now ;)

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    1. You are wringing my heart with this book, woman! I feel sorry for everyone, except a certain brother and a certain father (so far). And I'm glad I feel sorry for everyone, and there's depth and layers to these characters. Makes it seem like there is no possible good way out of this bruising situation and so I'm savoring it as it unfolds.

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  3. I love this, Lori. Every picture looks like a perfect Sabbath. :) Brings to mind the quote "Taking time to live your life will only inspire your work."

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    1. What a great quote, one I hadn't read before. I completely agree. There have been things happen on our hikes that have found their way into my stories. I've gotten a lot of mileage out of our bear encounter.

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  4. The perfect Sabbath ritual

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  5. Ahhhhhhh. For me? It's almost always about either playing in my garden or reading outside. In the SUMMER. Winter? I usually stay indoors.

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    1. Even with the bugs??? ;)

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    2. I only garden during the day, and with gallons of toxic bug spray soaked into my clothes.

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  6. Love the pictures! Your sanctuary is just gorgeous. :)

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