A (Not So) Moment of Serenity


So to quote Shepherd Book: “I’ve been out of the world for a spell…”

I don’t know if I should like to walk it for a while, but I think it would be refreshing, indeed, to get a break. Essentially, life being how it is, I’ve found myself working my twelfth day in a row (50+ hours last week, 40+ hours this week). My day off will come just in time for us to finish cleaning our home for an impending Open House this weekend as we continue to try selling in hopes of finding a new, larger fixer-upper home.

But I digress. In the interim I haven’t been able to find time to spend online, let alone on my own blog. Meanwhile, my creative fetishes have been hounding me to – well, create. So I spent a little time doing just that. And finished a pastel drawing of our youngest dog, Samson.


It’s from a reference photo we took earlier last year. Some of the same photos my wife posted on her blog as well.

In the meanwhile I’m going to continue focusing a mixture of my time between my writing and my art. I plan to illustrate my own book trailer, which means I have to get back into the swing of things as well as settle on a style and media that I can work with.

~ Meredith Purk


Less Spam, Please!


Sometimes I wonder: Why is it that spam comments cannot at least be

written in better English? Surely Google Translate must do a better job

than these.

Liebster Award Nominee: Writer in Training

Continuing my first batch of Liebster Nominees, we come to Writer in Training.

thumbnail_trainingGwen is human like so many other people I know.

That may sound odd, but it’s not uncommon for some people (especially on the internet) to come off as superhuman. They write at an incredible level (I think they have seven fingers on each hand) and with endless, boundless motivation. They maintain a circle of followers in the tens of thousands. And they subject people to some sort of strange mind control.

But Gwen is different. She struggles, she learns, she grows. And I think she’s going to go somewhere, so give her blog a look.

You find the list of questions I’ve posted to my nominees here.

~Meredith Purk

Liebster Award Nominee: Diary of a Novel

Another of my first three nominees for the Liebster Award is Diary of a Novel.

thumbnail_diarySo, a diary about a book? What a novel idea! (Er, sorry for that) SJ Main is new to the world of blogging and fiction writing, but she’s certainly got the correct attitude about all this. It’s easy to be overwhelmed, and I find some of her questions and ponderings to be soothing to my own conflict-ridden self.

Plus, she’s got a typewriter at the top of her blog, and shes using a theme that is largely white and clean. Someone with such good taste must be headed somewhere big!

Give her blog a look if you want to glimpse someone writing in their own habitat – not a static-free clean room devoid of distraction

You find the list of questions I’ve posted to my nominees here.

~Meredith Purk

Liebster Award Nominee: Breathing Space

So, my first batch of nominees for the Liebster Award are here. Again, this is simply chronological – the sequence in which I’m announcing these has no other baring.

The first blog I’d like to nominate for this award is Breathing Space.

thumbnail_breathingThis blog offers just that – beautiful photography of some very live, open spaces. And some interesting sketchbook projects not unlike a well-thought scrapbook layout. Definitely worth a look if you need some reflection or inspiration.

You find the list of questions I’ve posted to my nominees here.

~Meredith Purk