I’m the midst of a flurry of spring cleaning, so I will keep this post short, sweet, and to the point. In case you need some Sunday inspiration, here’s a photo of two of my lovely pets that pretty much sums up my life. (Seriously, all that’s missing is a garden, a romance novel, and a teapot!)

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–photo by Denise D. Young


The best part is that this photo isn’t staged. It’s a candid moment I was lucky enough to capture on camera, one that reminds me of how blessed I am. I live a life full of love, of magic, of art, and of animals—and that’s exactly how I like it. A cat in my lap, a dog at my feet, and sharing life’s adventures, big and small, with those whom I love—with some magic thrown in for good measure. If you were to sum up your life and loves in a photo, what would it look like?

And last but not least…

Sunday ROW80 Check-in

ROW80Logocopy1.) Finish a draft of “Good, Old-Fashioned Magic.” Wrote 2,871 words this week. I’ve surpassed the 30K-word mark (my original estimate for the length of this piece), but the story continues. Still, I’m on track to finish a draft by the end of this round.

2.) Read to hone my craft. Finished Rachel Aaron’s “2K to 10K” (loved it!) and read another chapter in both “The Fire in Fiction” by Donald Maass and “Walking in this World” by Julia Cameron.

3.) Blog at least two times a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays. Target met.

4.) Check in on Twitter daily and on WANA Tribe at least once/week. Target met.

5.) Comment on 5-6 blogs per day, Monday-Thursday. Target met.

6.) Super-secret project: Write two articles/posts each week for that project. No progress on this front.

A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80), founded by author Kait Nolan, is the writing challenge that knows you have a life. It’s also a blog hop!