Friday, October 5, 2007

Bringing up the rear

Ah, the first full week of blogging here at The Lark Journals is coming to a close. I hope we have many, many more weeks of sharing...with each other and with you, our readers. I've had fun peeking in each day to see what Debbie, Kathleen and Margaret had to say. I know I'll learn so much about and from them by sharing this experience.

Early last week I chose a topic for today's blog. I mulled it over, smiled, decided it was certainly the perfect topic for my first Lark post. Absolutely the best choice. Yep, it was the one. No doubt. The first thing I had to share with all of you. Uh huh.

By this past Wednesday I'd begun to wonder if I'd made the right decision. After all, there will be many weeks when I can talk about that, but only one first week post. Right? I knew you'd agree. So I took out my mental pencil and scratched this morning's scene. Didn't erase it, merely filed it for future use. Then I decided on this morning's topic. And what, you ask, would that be?

Me. You see, this is my chance to introduce myself to you.

I won't bore you with the dull stuff. Let's just say I was born, I grew up and here I am. I've been married to the same wonderful man for years. I can honestly say he is the inspiration for every hero I write, the happily ever after to each tale I tell. Without him I'd be lost. With him I can't stop smiling. :) We live in a rural part of New York, surrounded by hills and trees. Among other things, I like to garden, paint, sew and take photographs. In the summer we hike, row and watch the stars above our hills. During the long, snowy winter months we snowshoe, cross-country ski and watch those same stars twinkle above us. And in between, I write.

Some of my earliest memories involve reading and writing. It's no surprise that I'd write mystery and romance. I was a curious kid. I liked puzzles, solving riddles and my idol was Harriet the Spy. So mystery writing? No shock, that one. And romance...well, who doesn't adore love? I know I do. I love everything about love! Writing about it is a pleasure, and a passion.

So there you have it, a little about me. Thanks for stopping by and visiting with us!

Pardon? Oh, the topic that I've filed for future sharing? What was it, you ask?

Hmm...I suppose you'll have to stop by again if you want the answer to that one! A lady's got to have some secrets, doesn't she?!


Kathleen said...

Glad you changed the topic to you. And I'm not surprised you paint because you capture such beautifully rendered details in your writing.

Debbie Wallace said...

Gosh, sounds like you and hubby live a romantic life there in the country of NY. I can recall nights in Maine where the sky was brillant with a million stars. You don't see that here in Florida, too many lights:(

margaret blake said...

Well I can't wait for the secret to be revealed. Perhaps one day.

So lovely to read about life in upstate New York, one of my favourite places, so beautiful, especially at this time of year.

Kind regards, Margaret.

Sarita Leone said...

Kathy, you're too kind! I'll tell you the truth--my painting isn't at all inspiring! But shh! Let's just keep that to ourselves, all right? ;-)

Sarita Leone said...

Oh Debbie, I'd hate to live where I can't stargaze. But Florida does have so many other beautiful things going for it. Those beaches...*sigh*

Sarita Leone said...

It is gorgeous here in upstate New York, Margaret. I'm very fortunate to live somewhere that is so peaceful and inspiring.

My secret? Oh, I'm sure it'll be revealed before long! ;-)