Thursday, March 3, 2011

No Frills - Just News

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
- C. S. Lewis


C.S. Lewis 


Good 'ole Clive. He's so quotable, is he not? So last Fall Eric encouraged me to start this blog. And I did. And even longer than the not-so-subtle blog coaxing was the ever-present "You should write a book. No, really you should write a book. Have you started writing a book yet? Hey, there's this new online program that's super cool that let's you publish your book one chapter at a time. Have I mentioned you should write a book?"


So. I'm writing a book. The time has come. I've been inspired. Are ya happy, sweetie? :)


It will be non-fiction (gasp!) and more like a coffee table book that one can pick up and read at leisure. Totally not the type of book that I ever imagined myself writing, but I think it'll be fun.


The thing is...while the writing part is easy peasy for me 'cause writing is what I like to do anyway, the content that needs to be generated for this undertaking will take quite some time. And I might just ask for your help once in a while. Like, "Um...so...can I borrow your kid for an afternoon and take pictures of him eating an ice cream cone?" Or, "Who can meet in the park tomorrow evening to catch lightening bugs??" Junk like that. 


Since I'm no longer blogging on the weekends, I'll probably spend a good chunk of my time writing the new project then. I may even link you over to my work now and then to give all my best buds a sneak peek at what's going on. And because I've spent this entire evening brainstorming and outlining, this little blip is all that my dear blog is going to squeeze from me today. :)


Oh, but I do need your help! (See...I told ya!) If you could name just one thing that is a childhood staple, something that epitomizes what kids almost anywhere naturally love, what would it be? Some examples would be: ice cream, blowing bubbles, rubber balls, water play...etc. Tell me whatcha think!

And seriously...this line spacing...I'm going to go nutso buttso in a minute. Blogger can be so random sometimes. Okay. That is all.

9 comments:

Joyce said...

Playing in the mud:) not a mom favorite, but kids sure do love it, lol

Stefanie said...

snow days- snow forts, snowball fights, sledding etc. They were a must in my household growing up!

Alanna said...

I agree with the snow days, as well as summertime playing in the sprinkler and the old school slip 'n slide! :-)

Babysteps23 said...

For me - the pool. Most of my favorite childhood memories involve the pool club we were members of. Seeing who could hold a handstand under water longer, the water slide, seeing who could eat the most candy from the snack bar and taking that first very scary jump off the diving board are what my childhood summers were made of.

Adrien said...

Woohoo, I'm glad everyone is on the same wave-length as me! Those are exactly the things I was brainstorming last night. :)

Heather Rahn said...

Saturday morning cartoons! Do they even have those anymore? I guess not with all of the cartoon channels that are available. Did I just make myself sound old?

Melissa Cheek said...

Playing in any kind of water. Water balloon fights, sitting in a big bucket of water, water guns, etc.

Litney said...

Growing up on a farm, being able to wander throught the woods and the creeks all day long without your parents wondering about you, NO TEXTING or CELL PHONES!

Pastor Nick said...

My favorite thing as a kid had to be chocolate ice cream, hands down...Or maybe Sesame Street...But probably, chocolate ice cream more.

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