Grumpy the Gator

In Grumpy the Gator, a group of children playing encounter a grumpy alligator. The story teaches children to always keep a safe distance from animals in the wild, and to find an adult if they see an alligator.

Grumpy the Gator

Its Always A Story With The Hendersons


Yes, you read that correctly. I am a “newbie” to writing. So, what exactly do I mean by that?  Well, I was introduced to the love of reading and writing by my parents. At a very young age, I watched both of them reading the newspaper, magazines and books. Sitting on the floor next to the recliner, my parents would hand me whatever they were reading. I soaked in the information like a sponge. They took me to the library each week. We visited the bookmobile in our neighborhood. There was always a love for reading in our home.
In elementary school, teachers blessed me with their love of stories, poetry and the art of writing fiction. One of my favorite things to do is to read a good book, and I read a LOT of books. I also enjoy writing reviews for books.
As my love of reading strengthened, the love of writing strengthened as well. I have written several children’s stories, but, have never pursued publishing them. Illustrations are needed and that is not my gift. God has another plan for me right now. I am writing my first inspirational fiction story. The writing process is definitely a learning experience and I am gleaning everything I can from Christian authors.
I am very thankful to the authors who are encouraging  and uplifting me while I attempt my first story. Where would I be without those precious prayers and words from family, friends and special author friends? The words of wisdom from authors are very important, as they have been on this path already.
Also, other “newbie” writers are very encouraging. They know exactly how I feel. There are times of great inspiration and times that the page in front of me is empty. That is the time for many prayers.
My goal is to write stories that inspire and encourage people and show the love of God and His glory. My belief is that a story can be told and God’s message can shine through that story.
So, if we meet and I can’t stop smiling and asking you questions about reading and writing, please understand. I am so excited about writing that sometimes keeping my feet still is a hard thing to do. Dancing with joy! That’s me!
One day, I won’t be a “newbie” to writing. I thank God for all His blessings in the journey of writing.
Do you have something that you have put off pursuing? Maybe now is the time to ask God for His guidance with that special project. 🙂
Have a glorious September day,
Blessings and writing and reading forever,

  • Janet Grunst
    Posted at 00:47h, 08 September Reply

    It’s never too late to follow your dream.

    • Melissa
      Posted at 15:52h, 08 September Reply

      Amen. Janet, I totally agree. 🙂

  • sandymauck
    Posted at 04:41h, 08 September Reply

    I published my first novel at 62. I am so excited for you Mimi and If I can help let me know! Never let a blank page intimidate you. Think of it as a scratch paper and just write and don’t stop.

    • Melissa
      Posted at 15:51h, 08 September Reply

      Sandy, Thank you so much for your encouraging words. 🙂

  • Jill Weatherholt
    Posted at 11:33h, 08 September Reply

    The writing community is an amazing bunch of people, Mimi. Receiving my first book contract at 50 years old was something I never expected. You’ll be amazed by what door God can open when you’re writing for Him. Wishing you the best in your journey! By the way, if you’ve never checked out, it’s a wealth of information and encouragement.

    • Melissa
      Posted at 15:51h, 08 September Reply

      Jill, thank you so much for the info about 🙂 Thank you for your encouragement, too.

      • Jill Weatherholt
        Posted at 16:50h, 08 September Reply

        You’re so welcome. I’ve learned so much from Seekerville. They do a lot of fun giveaways, but the best are the critiques.Make sure you check out their index of writing topics, it’s a wealth of information. Yay you!

  • Fun, fun
    Posted at 23:39h, 08 September Reply

    Can’t wait to see what you write.

    • Sue Key
      Posted at 23:42h, 08 September Reply

      Look forward to your book.

  • Sue Key
    Posted at 23:41h, 08 September Reply

    Can’t wait to see what you write.

  • Claire
    Posted at 16:10h, 16 September Reply

    Beautiful and uplifting words coupled with His Word. Can you send your blogs to me via email or fb? Thanks for being such a blessing! Claire

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 16:34h, 16 September Reply

      Hello. Thank you for reading my little blog. There is a box on the side of the blog that says “follow”. If you click that box, then, you will be subscribed and you will receive an email every time I share a new blog post. Thank you for your encouraging words. 🙂

  • callmeriina
    Posted at 11:10h, 23 September Reply

    You write books? I love reading books 🙂

  • Simply-Me
    Posted at 02:49h, 16 November Reply

    All the best with your book writing 👍🏼

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