Welcome to December!
A new holiday season is approaching – and in time, heart wrenching anniversaries. Three years of reflection seem like the perfect time to try and find that level of earnest appreciation of the memories that have, no doubt, truly shaped me. I still deeply feel the reminders everywhere. They tug bitterly at my heartstrings during the time of year we give our sincerest “thank yous” for our gifts and blessings. I will always treasure Christmas for the happy memories it gave to me. I will remember it for the times when I woke up early, to recall to memory the beautiful look in my momma’s eyes. And the warmth of her loving hugs, year after year. I will remember with fondness the first prayers of blessings. I will always be so appreciative for the years I did have – and to try and never forget what the holidays should
Divine angels look after us. These infinite, loving spirits keep watch over those of us who continue believing in Christmas miracles. I hold steadfast to my hope in knowing that miracles still happen. They are the everyday wonders that we may not entirely see, unless we truly open our eyes and look for them. They are the daily miracles of love, friendship, strength, hope, and happiness. And, they are the essential things that we wake up for every single day…when we first open our eyes, and keep our aspirations bright for a new start.
They stay close by our side, even when we may not see them. I know momma’s spirit is always with me, and remains so. She holds tightly onto my hand, helping me follow the path I am meant to be on. If we are fortunate enough, living angels come along. These are sometimes are our unsung heroes and heroines – the ones who make a difference for us, without expecting anything in return. Keep striving on to discover daily miracles, as they are all around us, and do your best not to overlook your blessings, for they are plentiful. Try and take precious moments each new day to also keep your eyes and hearts open for loving angels. Whether they are still with us, or long since gone away – they exist everywhere. My own special angel taught me to keep strong, to always be thankful, and to make each moment count.
For those not as acquainted with me, my journal is a wonderful place to find some tidbits about what is going on in the Literature world. However, that being said, you will want to keep an eye out also for various other news postings from your Literature Community Volunteers, add them to your watch, so you will not miss out on a thing! Scrolling down, you will also find information geared towards other contests, groups and other news various links all related to Literature, so be sure to check them out.
Along with my monthly Ladies of Lit
series, I host and support a variety of contests, group projects, a tri-monthly 30 Writers to Discover
series, and the ongoing Writers Welcome Wagon
. Is there something you wish for me to take part in or to help support? Feel free to note me
at any time. Here
is the current listing for my Ladies of Lit
. Review the guidelines, and send me your suggestions! Ladies of Lit Issue: Volume Thirty-Seven
Don't forget to join us on December 8th, at 7pm EST
for our free-for-all critique chat!
Latest Volume of 30 Wonderful Writers
Check out my new Inspiring Deviants
series. Writers Welcome Wagon Project
is officially back. Check it out for more Literature links and news!
How did everyone do on their NaNoWriMo novels? Tell me here! I want to hear about all of your stories and what you plan on doing next. %LungCancer-Awareness
wants your support! Check out our latest project
, take part, and you will receive a special reward. I am giving away 1,000 points. Your deadline is January 1st
Looking for an opportunity to feature a writer you love? Now, here
is your chance! Note
your selection before next April
. There are only thirty slots open
, so choose wisely! =kiwi-damnation
is hosting her December Form Challenge
. The deadline is January 1st
Encourages Inspirational Affirmation
featured me for his lovely interview series
. Thank you, Ricky!
Within the community, there are several Literature chatrooms
to visit that might be of interest to you. However, if you feel uncomfortable in these chatrooms, you might find what you are looking for in the revamped Literature Forums
. There are also several critique and prompt groups
available for use towards all of your Literature-related needs. Below, you will find just a small sampling of what the community has to offer you: #CRLiterature The official DeviantART Literature chatroom. #Writersforlife Write, mingle, learn and keep writing for life. #Writeroom Looking for tips, ideas and more, the Writeroomies are here for you. #Cabal Srs bsns of literary discussion. #Writers-Workshop Where the Writers Workshop Writing. #ScreamPrompts Are You A Writer? #HammeredPoetry Sick of cliches? Us Too. #transliterations From One World to Another. #LITplease A Club for Every Writer.
Throughout DeviantART, there are a number of resourceful news articles filled with features, contests and much, much more. Several deviants keep the literature community in the know with these articles. I am honored to present the creme of the crop, and invite you to fully explore what each article has to offer.
The Lit Gallery Volunteers' November Lit Daily Deviations.
and CR Journal Updates. `IrrevocableFate
loves DA Lit! Contests, Various Groups, Workshops and More. ~SadisticIceCream
has Publishing Resources. `apocathary
also has a collection of Miscellaneous Resources. =julietcaesar
does as well in Her Journal. *chromeantennae
Likes to adjust his Lit Antennaes
. `KathrynODriscoll Simply Loves Lit Deviants
is looking for some Group Therapy
and Undiscovered Deviants in Lit
uncovers an amazing E-Literature Catalog
finds writers under the radar on his Watch
goes in search of Funny and Scary(!) Lit Deviants
delves into Devious Poetic Libraries
helps us follow a Literary Compass
picks out amazing Monthly Daily Lit
and discovers dAuthors
wants to Talk Writing
presents Spoken Heard
' got an eye for those who are Demonstrably Deviant
calls for Literary Conversation
With the official groups feature in full swing, there is a whole array of Literature groups to join and support. Below, you will have the opportunity to check out just a few of the newest ones on DeviantART. And, if there is a group not listed here that may interest you, you might want to check out the official Literature Group Hub.#theScienceofPoetry
--Any other Literature news that you would like to see in this reserved space? Note me
.Angels, Fairies and Dreamers
If you stop by, and would like to begin your journey on my DA homepage, may I suggest starting here
. Also, if you are new to DA and need further assistance, please feel free to contact me if you cannot find what you are looking for in the FAQ section
My official DeviantART Prayer Support Log
. If there is someone you know who is in need of support, do let me know at any time and I will add them to the log.
I like to support Literature here by adding literature clubs/groups
to my watch. If I have yet to add yours, feel free to leave me a comment. Who is serving the Literature Community and what can they do for you
? Your Community Volunteers for Literature are listed below as follows. You can freely contact them at any time with your questions or concerns.^Beccalicious^GrimFace242^neurotype^DorianHarper
And, of course, here are some lovely stamps, to show your support!
Please stop by %The-Novelist-Club
and feel free to join us, whether you are a writer, a poet, reader, or even a critic - we'd love to have you. We are currently accepting regular submissions and various pieces for our Workshops, so please show your support to these wonderful writers and stop by.
Looking to join a fun group which supports the exciting era of Abraham Lincoln by paying homage to his memory with fun panel discussions, Q and A sessions, book reviews and much, much more? Then %TheLincolnLegacy
is the perfect place for you. Walks of all artistic life are warmly welcomed here. %LungCancer-Awareness
was created to bring awareness to a well-known cancer that has not only impacted the daily lives of the members of my own family - but so many others around us. Anything that you can do to promote awareness within your community can and will make a difference!
Wanting to keep an eye on all things Literature on DeviantART, and not sure where to turn? Your official Literature home %CRLiterature
, is the place to find everything you could possibly want, from generalized information, resources, contests and more, so do not miss out.
Looking for some of the latest news about your Daily Deviations or that news article you may missed over the course of the month? Well then, #LitResources
may be the very place for you to catch up on all of the latest happenings.
Everyone is welcome over at our group, And we realize that every writer has their own personality, interests, strengths and weaknesses, so we aim to provide unique pathways into the community for everyone. So go on - sign yourself up and get exposed over at #Expose-Lit
Our judges at #TalentedWritersGuild
are looking for your quality literature! So, if you have something that you feel will simultaneously move us, challenge us, and inspire us as readers - then we are the very group for you.
Looking for a delightful and positively charged environment to post your work and give others some encouragement and support? Then look no further than #ProjectPositivity
I have added several updates to our local club #Indiana-Deviants
, so if you are from Indiana, or just interested in Hoosier related news, please, by all means, join us! We would be more than happy to have you there. We are always looking to accept new submissions.
I have had much joy in discovering the extraordinary works in this deviant’s gallery. There is such strength and noble courage within each piece. She has an important story to share – and it strikes home with so many. I encourage one to take the time to explore her writings, nothing within disappoints.
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