Today’s Words: Madeline L’Engle


Today’s words come from Madeline L’Engle, brilliant author and person:

“Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.” —MADELEINE L’ENGLE

Who knows when/where she said it. Ah, the wonders of the internet’s lack of citation. I got it from @AdvicetoWriters.

Speaking of words, I installed a little word counter on the right side of my blog so you can check my snail’s pace, make fun of my patheticalness, feel better about yourself, etc.

Pathericalness is a word, WordPress. I looked it up in the dictionary. Curse your little red squiggly line!

As you can probably tell from my words, I have a head cold. Stay healthy, my friends, and if you have the luxury of calling in sick, unlike a stay-at-home-mother, than be sure to write something while you are in bed / in the couch / sleeping. Seriously, you’ll come up with some crazy stuff.

In other news, I’ve started up a book club. It starts this month and we are reading Newbery and Carnegie Medal winners. Both medals are for juvenile literature that is more literature than juvenile. Our first book? The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, the only book ever to win both medals. At the end of each month(ish), I’ll post a review for the book we read that month, so you’ll be seeing a lot of reviews on books that might be, should be, familiar to you. Stay tuned.



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