Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Back In the Saddle
Writing has been on the back burner for the past few months, but I'm back to it again and hoping to have a finished product before long.
I have a lot to learn and am working on that. It reminds me of when I took piano lessons at twelve years old. Nothing was so boring as playing scales. I wanted to skip straight to Chopin, but we all know that can't happen without practice.
That's where I am with writing. Who are these people whose first novel becomes a best seller? How did they leap that chasm to the other side? So before I get the nerve to make that big leap, I'll keep practicing and reading and learning and writing.
On another subject, since I'm "back in the saddle again", I chose a beautiful western saddle to make my point. The gorgeous squash blossoms carved into this saddle are absolutely beautiful. This is an art form that not a lot of people know how to do. I've often dreamed of a handbag covered in this kind of tooling, since I don't have a horse. Ralph Lauren has a gorgeous one in their spring 2013 collection for a mere $4,500. That's a bit much for a handbag, but I'll keep dreaming.