Jan 26, 2010

What to post?

This is a question that has been bothering me. :) I know, my posts on the Constitution have been less than interesting, but hey, I've never read the entire American Constitution myself, either. (Thank you all who have been participating! Pass it along!)

So, let me tell you a little bit about what's been happening.

Lately, I've been editing my novel entitled "The Mirror Maker" which I wrote in the 2009 National Novel Writing Month. I've passed the half way point. *throws confetti* Mazel tov . . . It is about a little girl in a "fantasised" England. She lives in an orphanage with a cruel mistress until a mysterious Mr. Jones comes and takes her away to live with his three aunts who own a sewing shop. While exploring the shop one day she comes upon a closet inside a closet. The closet leads into a shop full of mirrors and a strange little man with an apron.

And I am still keeping up with my One Year Adventure Novel which I was supposed to have finished last year. It is called "My Soldier Boys". Marie Dumont is the main character. The synopsis for this is quite long and detailed, so I will be brief. The Battle of the Bulge wrecks havoc upon the small country of Belgium and Marie, having been separated from her brother is forced to flee the invasion of the Germans. But on her way to find her brother, she comes upon three American soldiers with vital information that must reach the allies.

Aside from that, I was able to be in Young Chautauqua again this year, and I am very excited about that. This past year, while madly reading about WWII, I discovered a German heroine, Sophie Scholl. This girl and her older brother Hans, began a resistance group with some of their college friends. They called it The White Rose.

In Germany anything said against Hitler was considered treason and many people were either thrown into prison or executed. Even with this in mind, Sophie and her brother helped with the printing of hundreds of anti-war leaflets which let the people in on the things going on in their country, such as euthanasia of "life unworthy of life". They distributed them far and wide, stuffing them in mail boxes, etc.
One day, Hans and Sophie put stacks of them in the hallways of the university they were attending. Sophie dropped some down into the main court as students flooded the hallways. A janitor saw her and they were both arrested. They were tried, and later beheaded along with a friend, Christoph Probst.
So that is who I am going to be this year and I am so excited! I know a little bit more about what I am doing, so I'm hoping for a better time. :)
Other than that, I'm giving my younger sister piano lessons, working on my New Year's Resolutions, and praying for a new piano . . . among other things. :) Photographing things and reading are my other favorite pass times. Life has been wild, but the good kind of wild. January has been freezing, but the joy of Dakota is that you can always expect something different from it, it's never the same, yet always there, surrounding me.
God bless you all! Goodnight!

1 comment:

Laura said...

Wonderful to hear what is going on in your life, Kayla. Don't all those magnificently brave WWII heroes inspire you?? They do me and Sophie Scholl sounds amazing. Keep up the awesome work, m'dear!!

Love and prayers always,