Twilight by the Sea

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Twilight by the Sea

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Twilight brings us to subdued shores

The winding down of daytime chores

As we reflect on the hours before

And wonder if we’ve accomplished enough

While giving thanks to our God above

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Evening brings us to still and rest

The anchor set on our work day quest

As we trust we’ve done our very best

And wonder what tomorrow holds

While giving thanks to the God of old

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Nighttime brings us to a tranquil sea

The sails rolled up as if to sleep

As we accept what will be will be

And wonder when our last night will come

While giving thanks for all God’s done.

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Wendy/2014

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I need a tranquil setting when doing creative writing.

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I wrote today’s poem while sitting in my van

ย waiting for my daughter as she attended her piano class.

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My opportunities for uninterrupted writing time

are limited at this stage of my life.

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My husband has been suggesting that I start writing a novel,

since I’m always dreaming up stories.

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So I started to do some research about writing a first book.

I found out that for every 100 people who start one,

only 3 will complete it.

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Well that did it.

ย My husband has urged me several times to “get writing,”

and when I saw that challenging statistic,

I decided that I want to be one of thoseย 3.

I’m past 10,000 words on my first draft of a mystery novel.

I’m aiming for about 85,000.

I’m finding that I need a bit more time each week to work on it…

So I’ll be cutting back to just one post, here, every two weeks for a while.

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I’m in love with my characters,

and they’ve taken over manning the boat;

ย I’m just along for the ride.

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Twilight Blessings ~ Wendy

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PS. For those of you who have already finished a book,

ย I just want to say — Wow!

I’m so impressed.

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