My house is filled with the smell of garlic. I have a cookie sheet covered in minced garlic drying in the oven. I'm not sure my husband will be happy about the smell when he gets home, but he'll love the tasty pieces in the meals I prepare for him over the next while. I love to cook. I also love to can foods, and dehydrate foods, and preserve fresh things for future eating. One of my goals this year is to experiment with a few types of food preservation that I haven't done before. One is to dehydrate some fresh garlic. So here I am, the pungent aroma soaking into me.
I'm a goal setter. Over the years I've gotten better at being specific, but broad at the same time. I distinguish between goals and dreams, and keep my lists realistic. Acknowledging that, I also push myself to do new things, learn and grow. Another goal is to write another book. I've decided to pull out an older manuscript that I love and retell the story completely from scratch. With this plan, I've been plotting and scheming and planning and recreating. I'll let you know how it all goes.
I'll let you know how the garlic turns out too.
Writing for children is a passion - along with reading kid's books, writing plays for kids, and teaching kids how to write!