Mar 20, 2009

Writing this novel is so much fun

Between teaching, my horses and family ..writing a novel is a lot of work... but soooooo much fun.

I think I have "a ton" of ideas and experiences ..and I need to put them into my novel in a fun way. I'm living my life through the 2 women in my book and I'm finding them very interesting.

They are fun ..and work hard at keeping all of the things in their life together. As most horse women know, having a family and horses as well as a job is a lot of work.

My friends who don't have horses always ask "How do you do it? Horses seem like soooo much work!" I reply "when you love isn't work". And that's the way I've always felt about horses... I love them!

One of my friends, phoned the other day. Her gelding has been boarded for 3 months while she was in Florida. We had a conversation about when she was going to bring Bandi home and she remarked that.... having horses has kept her young. It made me think about all of the body and brain exercises used when you own horses...Lifting hay bales, mucking stalls, brushing ,cleaning the barn, riding, lifting bags of grain and shavings...I could go on and on. It's easy to be a couch potato...I love that too...but horses make you use your physical body and your mental capacities. Better than the gym...although I admit ...I'm trying to get there a few times a week. Got to get in shape for hay time..

Anyway, writing a novel is a lonely type of project....but it's mental exercise..So, here I go again..another chapter to bring into my writing group...Hope they like it.. I think it is a fun one.

Mar 10, 2009

New novel about American Bashkir Curly and the women who love them


This is my first time writing a blog.

Why a blog??? I decided to write a blog to help me to stay on task and to share my experience in writing my first novel.

My novel features two women and their lives on their farms with their beloved Curly horses. This is the common thread that bonds the women and creates the backdrop for a long lasting friendship.

My novel is about their farms, their struggles,their friendship and adventures. Two farms, two women and their lives intertwined in experiences with the Curly horse breed.

"It is an easy, interesting read", so my fellow writers and family members tell me.

I belong to a writing group. Several members have published books and their encouragement has moved me along this path.

I love writing and especially writing about the Curly horses.I have done articles for horse journals and horse magazines, about the curlies, so I have lived the experience and I love telling farm stories with fun and humor.

So, here goes...

If you are interested to hear more ...I welcome your comments.