I've totally sucked at keeping up with my blogs, more or less visiting everyone else's blogs. I'm not sure what's the problem. It's not for lack of time. We're taking a break from school right now, so there's plenty of time. I just seem to be wasting it. On the good side, I have a couple of story ideas floating around in my head. That hasn't happened in awhile. I haven't written any of them down yet. They're still brewing in my brain, I guess — kind of like a bitter cup of coffee.
I'm also thinking of digging out Manny the Mountain Goat again and seeing what I can do with it. That was my very first story. It also got me interested in writing for children. Back in 2005 when we were still living in California, we came up to Montana on vacation. Upon visiting Glacier National Park we saw some mountain goats. It was then that I decided to write a story about one of them. It's still unpublished, but because it was what got me interested in writing, it has a special meaning. I need to dig it out and work on it again.
I've decided to start taking my little stuffed mountain goat on some adventures. Not sure if this will tie into the story or not, so time will tell. I bought him in GNP years ago, and right away, named him Manny. He usually sits on my dresser, but recently he took a trip up to Many Glacier and posed for some pictures. Sadly, he got left behind on our recent camping trip to Thompson Lakes State Park. That's okay though. He's all excited about going to Olympic National Park next month for Rick's birthday. Trying to keep him clean will be the real challenge!