The other day I went down in the basement with my daughter who was home from school for the week-end. The basement is a cold cement room with spider webs and copper pipes that fight for space on the ceiling. Unpacked damp boxes, junk and leftovers from my life are scattered and stacked there. Every once and awhile I end up having to go down there and search for something. This time it was an old book of fairytales that my mother had bought for my children when they were small. The particular fairytale I was looking for had the story about “Jack and the Beanstalk.”
You probably are asking yourself why I needed to find that story and I will tell you that in a minute. First I want to tell you about the treasure hunt. Oh yes, what started out as a quick trip to find a book, turned out to be an hour down memory lane with my daughter as we opened box after box containing her childhood treasures. Needless to say there were many boxes that escaped the basement that day. The Barbie dolls however, did not make it. I fear they will have to stay there until another little girl comes around to play. Do you have your children’s memories packed away in boxes somewhere because you lack space? I suggest you do as I did and introduce your children to them. It is a fun way to spend some time with these “grown-ups” of yours and to make more space for your own memories that need more storage as we get older.
Now back to the reason I needed to spend some time with “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Wayman Publishing is releasing Open Doors 2--an anthology where authors write their own hilarious, unique, or even tragic versions of fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Submissions are FREE. This could be a great publication credit if your work is accepted. If you want to find out more check out thislink!
If you do not see me around as much it is because I am trying to get my book finished and ready for self-publication. Yes, I have finally made the decision to get some help and publish it myself. Anyone have any comments or advice to give me on self-publication? I would really appreciate it.
Minnie will be here on Friday with her monthly game of Gibberish so don’t forget to come back and play. Until then, have a great week!