Monday, September 6, 2010

Stumbling

I love it when I stumble upon something good. I want to share this treasure with all of you writers out there. http://www.wordhustler.com/publications/tag/family/ has numerous call outs for various types of writing. Have fun perusing this site.

Today, I challenge you to tell me about stumbling. Did you fall flat? Kick up a gem? Discover a truth? Sometimes our stumbles are stepping stones, eye openers, head clearers, ego adjustments.

Stumble over words? Stumble upon? Stumble down? Stumble into a person?
Give this topic some thought and then share with me, won't you?

Three decades ago, I stumbled into the wrong college class and sat in the empty classroom for ten minutes before I realized I was in the right room number, but the wrong tower building. Then, I had to slink into the real class, and wow! did I stumble upon a wonderful writing instructor and some talented writers.

13 comments:

Karen Lange said...

It is interesting to see where our 'stumblings' take us! Thanks for the link. Look forward to checking it out.
Blessings,
Karen

Bookie said...

Stumble? I stumbled into a deck chair leg first thing yesterday morning and now have a small black toe! It swelled and hurt so bad yesterday, the pain went up to my hip. But it is better today...

Thanks for the site...True Romance writers are having a hard time collecting pay right now...just FYI. I thought CakeTrain was interesting. They pay nothing and yet they won't use anything previously published. I thought Trailer LIfe looked interesting...have you seen that publication yourself?

Linda O'Connell said...

Hi Karen,
Thanks for stopping by.

Linda O'Connell said...

Hi Claudia,
I did that to my toe the night before the first day on a new job. I hobbled for two weeks at school. Hope your foot is b etter. Yes, I have seen Trailer Life, I think it is a big directory with a listing of interesting locales and articles about camping. Good luck.

Cathy C. Hall said...

Hey Linda, thanks for that link. I stumbled upon a writer this weekend who overheard me talking. We shared (like you did here) a few resources and she said, "I'm so glad I eavesdropped on your conversation!"

I love when I stumble upon new writing friends, whether it's virtually like you, or live and in person. Makes the writing road easier to travel, when you find good companions.

Julia said...

I believe that there are no mistakes. But "Stumbling" doesn't necessarily mean "mistake," does it? It can mean lacking grace, or a delay due to obstacles. That said, my whole life is a bit of a stumble!

Linda O'Connell said...

Cathy,
I too am glad that I stumbled upon your site!

Linda O'Connell said...

Hi Syl!
yes, stumble can end up being a very good thing. And you have stumbled into a literary goldmine.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

My favorite thing to stumble on is a good book! I love it when I step out of my usual pool of authors and find a new fave.

Lynn said...

I need to stumble into bed.

K9friend said...

I'm always stumbling into things...walls, low hanging tree branches, car doors. Hey! Maybe I could start writing a "Perils of Pat" series???

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

BECKY said...

LOL....I'm with you, Lynn...I need to stumble into bed, early tonight!...and I'm also with you, Pat! I am very clumsy and clutzy!! :D
BUT, I also love to stumble across a new author, as Lisa mentioned, too! :)

Linda O'Connell said...

Lisa, Lynn, Claudia and Becky,
I too am a klutz, and I just stumbled out of bed. Have agreat day.