This is my very first attempt to have a blog. I must say, being as “technology challenged” as I am, I am pretty proud of myself. There is quite a bit of changes going on in my life, the biggest being losing my husband of thirty years recently. My world as I knew it stopped suddenly and I am now faced with the dilemma of how to go on without him. For those of you who know me well, you know that I am a writer. But I could not bring myself to write anymore. The desire just wasn’t in me. But I knew I had to get back to it. Randy was so proud of my writing and would not want me to stop. I went to The Golden Triangle Writer’s Guild conference last month, praying that I would find motivation to start again. I hobbled on crutches the whole time due to a knee injury/surgery but was determined to get back in the groove. At the award’s banquet the last night of the conference I won honorable mention on my contest entry for my young adult novel I had been working on. I took that as a hint from God that my writing days were not over and I should still use the talent he gave me, despite the heartache and loneliness I was feeling. So I am glad to say that yesterday I started working again on my young adult novel and hope to get it finished during my time of emotional and physical healing at home. I ask for your guidance Lord. I can’t do it without you. I know this is truly the work of his hands.