Saturday, October 9, 2010

Prayerful Moments

Bismillah

Here is my prayerful moment.

It happened two years ago. I went to this muslim family retreat with some friends and their families. We were at a beautiful beach nestled near some mountains. I went alone as my two sisters were still in school. It was the beginning of winter and I did not think that the weather would be a problem. I had tons of fun, but on the last evening, we got a huge snow storm blown in on us for approximately two minutes. After that, the sun came out again. We thought nothing of it.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Na*No*Wri*Mo is almost here!





Yay! I am really looking forward to November. Last year I participated in the National Novel Writing Month. I wrote a rough draft of a novel (over 50,000 words.) This year I hope to do the same thing. Only this time, I'm not sure what I'm going to write about. Should I start on book two of my three-part story? Or, should I do something totally different and new? I know for sure I want to stick with the Sci Fi genre (I think.) Insha Allah, this month I will be attending a Plot Workshop put on by a group of NaNoWriters in the Seattle region. I hope to get some great input and craft tips!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Books and Technology

Where will the digital world take us? While sitting here checking email, updating my facebook status and reading tweets, I came across a tweet that asked, "what will libraries look like?" in the future as we move to move forward and e-books become more popular and accessible. I realized that it has been ages since I set foot in a library, this coming from a girl who was practically raised in our small town library. Granted, the last time I went to the library, which wasn't that long ago, was in search of some board books for my classroom, but I'm talking about sitting down amongst thousands of books and spending hours reading.