Thursday, January 7, 2010


2010 Goal Tracking:

Writing progress: still working on that agent list
Weight progress: 50 minutes high-tech elliptical machine, 506 calories GONE - VERY SORE from yesterday's session.
Bible in a year progress: no readings assigned for today

I don’t have much to add to the blogging world today, but at my writers guild meeting last night, a man I know only as Dr. Jones read some of his poetry. Now, I don’t really get into poetry; I don’t like to think that hard when I’m reading something. But this one line stuck out to me, and I had to share. He wrote it over ten years ago before he was married, after he and his now wife had broken up. After giving her the poem, she married him. The line I fell in love with:

“Let the others without life amuse themselves.”

How sweet is that?! To give it some context, he was describing what it was like to be with her – nothing else compared. Everyone else in the world didn’t have what they had. Everyone else lacked life! Let them go about amusing themselves with whatever it is they do! I have YOU! and there is nothing more important. You are LIFE! Beautiful thought.

Have a beautiful Thursday, all!


  1. Hey Kristin! What a lovely blog. :) I enjoyed reading over some of what you have here. I found your blog through Google Blog Search, actually, while looking for poetry-related blogs. I'm the editor of a fledgling Christian poetry magazine and it's so rare to find writers who are Christians. I was wondering if you'd be willing to post a little blurb about the magazine on your website. It would only need to be a few lines long. We're trying to find Christian poets who are willing to blog about us so that we can get some great submissions from Christian writers out there. If you don't mind writing me back, my email is readbasilicaATgmailDOTcom. If you'd like to check out our first issue from last fall and what we're about, you can check out our website at! Right now, we're looking for submissions of poetry for our spring 2010 issue. We'd love to look at some of your work as well. I noticed you're more of a fiction writer, but if you write any poems, we'd be glad to consider them at our magazine! Also, if you write a blurb about us, we'll include you in a "special thanks" blog post on our own blog. Thanks so much, and I apologize for the awkwardness of writing such a long comment in response to your entry! I couldn't find any other contact info for you on the site, though. Thanks so much Kristin.

    The Basilica Review

  2. Aww...that is sweet. Happy Thursday to you too!

  3. Happy Thursday right back! Lovely thought...thanks for sharing!