I am pleased to share with your readers that my story ‘Two Girls and Their Dream’ is featured in the Nov 5, 2013 release of ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just Us Girls’ (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC).
- About the book: A woman’s friends are the family she picks herself. This collection of 101 touching and amusing stories celebrates all that is special about the bonds that women share with their friends – the unique spirit of female friendship.
Whether it’s about something funny or serious, our friends are the first ones we think to call. They are a constant source of support and encouragement. This book is filled with great friendship stories that you’ll love reading and sharing with your friends.
The story about my adventures with my friend and a horse is crazy and a bit nutty –
In my story I tell how my friend and I tried to fulfill a dream but did so without a bit of planning. We jumped on a horse, together, with the intention of riding two astride. But things didn’t exactly go as planned. Although everything turned out alright in the end, it could have turned out much worse. I realize now that with a bit of patience and planning we could have fulfilled our dream with much better results.
And like being a mother, as also shown in my crazy story about my friend and our horsey adventures, sometimes life can get a bit topsy-turvy. Being a mom and running a busy household – keeping everyone and everything on track – requires planning, organization, and forethought. And so does the writing life. Organizing my writing schedule and planning my writing projects, the same as in being a mom and running my household, has meant a more productive and fulfilling writing life. Sure life and all its unexpected surprises can send you tumbling. But getting back up, getting back on that horse and getting and staying on track, all with a bit of planning and organization, has meant a fulfilling writing life more than I ever imagined.
Thank you Jo-Ann for having me here!
Two little girls had a dream. But my friend, Janelle, and I were no longer ‘little girls.’ And Even thought we didn’t live in the same place – she in Edmonton, Alberta , Canada and I in neighbouring British Columbia on Vancouver Island – we still had dreams of things we wanted to do together, even if they were the dreams of little girls.
Despite the fact we were thirty-something with four kids between us, half the time we acted like little girls – not the adults we were ‘supposed’ to be. So when Janelle purchased a chestnut brown quarter horse named Kye and the owner assured her that Kye would be able to ride two people at the same time, I promptly packed up my kids and caught the next flight to Alberta. As the plane lifted off, I knew that we were about to fulfill our childhood dream. We were going to ride astride one horse together through the fields of Stony Plain, Alberta.
Giveaway – from November 8 to November 15 inclusive, all those who comment will be put in a draw to win the book “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just Us Girls.” Be sure to comment!