Welcome to my blog Upstate Girl, (a.k.a Follow Your Bliss Part II), I am an independently published author. This blog is all about writing and the stuff that inspires me to write, the joys and obstacles that come along with the writer's life, and my fascination with the psychology of people and what makes them tick...the human condition, as is...and my love for words, playing with them and making sense of them...and I throw in a few photos from my acre of the world just to make things pretty...sometimes there are things I have no words for, only pictures will do.

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© Laura J. Wellner), unless otherwise noted, please be a peach, if you'd like to use my work for a project or you just love it and must have it, message me and we'll work out the details...it's simple...JUST ASK, please.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Formations...

This was ice in a small puddle in my driveway the other day...

Lichen on an old tree stump...

This is some mossy stuff on one of the logs for our fire...


Tree branches against the sky...

The flow of water...


A sprig of a weed on a board...


Another spot in that puddle...


One of my old maple trees...

Looking at these formations... order and chaos at the same time... really pretty stuff.

Speaking of order and chaos... I just finished my latest proofreading of The Fractured Hues of White Light, it's been a month... a long long month of steady work... I started at the end of the proof and worked my way forward, bit by bit, picking out changes to make, rethinking some paragraphs that felt a bit "thin" that I took the time to improve upon. I've been working on this book since... well, 2001 I think I plunked down the first notes having to do with a curious conversation between a couple of people who had nothing to do with a book I was working on at the time... since their banter wouldn't go away I had to write it down, they were too distinct to ignore... there's order and chaos in writing. I've been working on getting this baby ready for publication for almost a year... originally I thought I could get it done by October, but that didn't happen (obviously), but thankfully, I've been taking my time, it's a better book for the extra effort and time. I figure I have one more read through before printing... I'm hoping by May she'll be ready to put into the hands of readers...

2 comments:

La Dolce Vita said...

stunning photography... just wonderful textures!

Pat said...

I like that you see chaos in order and perceive the opposite.
Love your photos!