Friday, June 29, 2012

The Great Outdoors - On My Doorstep

By Glenys O'Connell

Some people might think it's tame, but it's been a long road to find my own Great Outdoors - and now I live surrounded by it.  I grew up country, and something in my heart always knew I'd return to my roots - even though Ontario is 3000 miles from my British hometown.

Right outside my door, there's a wealth of wildlife living in swampland - usually small and friendly, but there are moose, bear, deer, raccons, fishers, coyotes.... Fortunately, they're pretty shy, so mostly on my walks I make do with the pretty buttertflies, snakes, turtles, wild turkeys and other birds.


My Great Outdoors has its own secret places, perfect for a writer.

And there's always a welcoming friend on the doorstep







And a pretty spot to relax with a friend after a gruelling chapter.....

 So, while my great outdoors be very tame by comparison to the vast wildernesses my fellow Roses enjoy, it's plenty wild enough for me these days. After all, even a wondering writer has to settle down sometime, right?


Glenys O'Connell has been lured out of her retreat to celebrate the release of her new book, Naked Writing:The No Frills Way to Write Your Book, (see here on Amazon.com or here on Amazon.uk)  which is the result of nine years teaching creative writing. The ebook version is a bestseller in in the Kindle Top 100 Books on Writing.

6 comments:

Vonnie Davis said...

Lovely pictures, Glenys. I enjoyed them. Congrats on your new release. I hope you have a lot of success with it.

glenys said...

Thanks, Vonnie!

Jannine Gallant said...

Glenys, it's beautiful around your home! Some definite inspiration there. Best of luck with your new book.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Beautiful pictures. Love the cat. Looks like one my daughter adopted once. Just downloaded your book. Best of luck with it.

glenys said...

Thank you, Jannine - just got back from a weekend in beatiful Toronto, and I'm so glad to be home again! alk about country mouse :-)

glenys said...

Margo - thank you so much for downloadfing my book! Let me know what you think...and welcome again to the Roses!