Hello! Thank you for taking time out of your life journey and stopping by along the side of the road. If you are new to this site, here is a tourist information package to help make your visit more enjoyable.
Not feeling overly original at the moment so will copy & paste some content from my online dating profile:
The favourites on my world wide web: my 3 kids, music, coffee, writing, St. Joe’s Island, Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison, quotes, Christmas, random acts of kindness, candles, Aberfoyle Market, and SiriusXM.
Okay, borrowed some originality from the lost & found box, so here’s a tad more about me …
And just a touch more info … In 2014, I propelled myself into a mid-life crisis. Didn’t want it hitting me by surprise so figured getting it rolling myself was the better way to go. I made a lot of changes in my life and set out on a course of fulfilling my dreams, one of which is to write. A [not so] random conversation with a person I had just offered a job to broke through my wall of fear over writing the book that I had been thinking about for 10+ years. This fine young chap recommended I read Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg and I went out and bought it the very next day. It was like hearing the shot gun that starts a marathon – I was off and running. I’ve never been happier. This mid-life crisis stuff sure can be fun … if you let it be.
Marianne, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
PS I quite enjoy getting emails that aren’t bill notifications or spam that somehow got through my filters. So feel free to drop me a line (or two or twenty-seven). Unlike many online dating website members, I will reply. Promise.
A hangout for my musings, the odds & ends of my life, and most importantly my passion – writing.
A site whose title is the namesake of my first novel – a work currently in progress.
A place to remind me to occasionally stop along the side of the road and just be. I never can know. Doing so could just change my life.
“Not only are bloggers suckers for the remarkable, so are the people who read blogs.”
Seth Godin, author & fellow blogger
I hope in along the side of the road I am able to share with you some of what I find remarkable, even if it’s simply finding it in the ordinary.
So this is where I’m supposed to give you a brilliantly written synopsis of the book right? I thought that is what editors help you write and I don’t have one – yet.
The idea for the book started over a decade ago and at the time, I described it as an “anti-futuristic autobiography”. In other words, it is about the kind of woman I hope to not become. That statement does remain true, in part. One of the two main characters is just that to me, at least earlier in the novel. But her character evolves through the novel and through her relationship with the other main character, she transforms and gains some of the attributes I do wish to exhibit.
I am thoroughly enjoying writing the book and will update this section more as it evolves, both in my mind and on my computer.