Big hugs to all of you

Hello loyal readers. As you’ve probably noticed from the last few posts, and lack of, things on the farm have been crazy. Summer is usually busy, but this has been insane.

For a few months now, I’ve been thinking about letting the blog go. There are so many wonderful blogs already out there that address writing and offer more experience and information than I have. And it’s hard to write about writing when you don’t have the time to write!

So I’m recommitting to my works-in-progress. I’ll definitely still visit other blogs (plenty still to learn!) and hope to see everyone around Twitter. As my dear friend KCC said, “I’d rather you have an abandoned blog than an abandoned novel.”

It’s been a wonderful two years:

  • 209 posts
  • $135.00 raised for local libraries through Jenn Hubbard’s Library Lovin’ Blog Challenge
  • Countless friends met and words of encouragement received

Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by over these last two years; whether you commented, shared links, or just lurked, I’ll still see you around, hopefully with a completed manuscript on my desk. Wishing you all happy and productive days of writing!


Welcome to The Writing Cave, home of Sarah Mullen Gilbert, writer of young adult fantasy and historical fiction! The only physical seating available in The Cave is an old purple-ish office chair that only rolls one direction (usually toward bare feet) and a stained Ikea chair, but there’s plenty of room for all via the Internet. (After selecting the theme template, I feel compelled to point out there is no room for a car in The Cave, but I like it otherwise)

I hope this blog will provide motivation and create bunches of discussion as I know lots of people are working toward getting published. Along the way, I’ll link to other literary blogs, of which there are many great ones, share tips, and probably post random pictures. But I really need YOU to help make this blog go, so please visit often and leave comments so everyone can benefit from your experiences and thoughts.

In the world outside books (there is one, right?), I work for a dairy organization (as in cows) and am going to start a creamery making cheese and butter someday. I also enjoy movies, any kind of dancing (now taking belly dancing lessons), starting cross stitch projects (finishing is a separate issue), gardening, and learning to live with my husband (we’ve made it through the first month relatively unscathed).

So thanks for stopping by, and please introduce yourself in the comments section! Also look me up on Twitter (SMullenGilbert) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/sarah.m.gilbert)!