This book was a beautiful work of art. My muse was a broken heart. Fifty writers collectively sharing stories about wisdom that made a difference in their lives, all coming together to inspire someone, somewhere.
I wrote this vignette. I submitted it, was selected and withdrew my story. I was asked to rework it and submit it again. Writing is a process of pure bravado and a touch of faith. I hope you enjoy.
The book includes contributions from Amanda Le Rougetel, Joan Baragar, Anne Mahon Joan Grenon, Audrey Gordon, Joanne Klassen, Audrey Waytiuk, Judy Hill, Ben Schnitzer, Katherine Martens, Betty L. Dyck, Katrina M. Anderson, Bob Gustafson, Ken Hanssen, Brandi Parnell, Lea Taylor, Conni Cartlidge, Les Rankin, Dawn MacFarlane, Libby Simon, Deborah Schnitzer, Louise MacLennan, Denise Ommanney, Lynne Mitchell-Pedersen, Dennis Anderson, Marjorie Anderson, Don Shields, Marjorie Phillips, Dorothea Belanger, Nina Lee Colwill, Elizabeth Murray, Raymond F. Currie, Fred D. Anderson, Ray Taylor, Gary T. Anderson, Ruth B. Kettner, Gary Martin, Sandra Hayes-Gardiner, Gordon MacFarlane, Satori B. Diop, Helen Norrie, Shirley A. Serviss, Jamie Koshyk, Sylvia A. Koshyk, Jeannette Timmerman, Verna Korkie, Jim Anderson, Vivian Gustafson, Jim Forbes, and William Valgardson.
In a vibrant world, I have found a deep longing to mix one part words, one part management. Editing is a combination of client relationships and pure creativity. It networking over a hot bowl of soup or a latte. It is setting trends and chasing hair-brained ideas that come to me in the middle of the night.
I work with creatives, grow herbs in pots and feel the flapping of wings within my chest. I host dinner parties and interview inspiring, eccentric people.
I sent to press 15 issues within two volumes of Fine Lifestyles and Fine Homes Magazine, in two prairie cities and three markets before I follow my heart into a Valley and joined Mint Magazine, a fresh, local collective of good energy and better souls.
I am a life pioneer who lives twice; once in the moment, a second time in words. Life is too short not to be experienced fully.
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