Mindie spends her life searching for joy. Often she finds it in things she works the most with, especially when they turn out to be of great worth. Her children for example, have become little gems of joy. Every time they make a good choice, say something funny, or just show their goodness inside. Writing is much the same way. She finds joy in the finished story and frustration in the incomplete. She would not dare base their worth on monetary value, for that way lies madness. Rather, their worth is found in the journey. What it takes to understand her characters and how those characters succeed or fail. Her favorite thing about life is National Novel Writing Month where she gives her writing permission to be free of the inner editor. It’s like easy joy.
Mindie also loves Dragon Spice tea with cucumber sandwiches.