Wax Tablets in Medieval Times

Did you know wax tablets were used from 2000BC through to the 1800s for note-taking? They were heavily used in the medieval era. I have a few of my reviews lambasting me for including this “anachronistic” item – which baffles me. The steady, continuous use of the wax tablet is well documented. I’m now updating my book’s initial description, intro pages, and appendices to cover the wax tablet usage in more detail, if there are really people out there who feel strongly that wax tablets weren’t in use for some reason. It just baffles me – I didn’t think this was something I’d have to explain in this level of detail.

Here’s the book, where a character does use a wax tablet …

https://www.amazon.com/Knowing-Yourself-Medieval-Romance-Glastonbury-ebook/dp/B006JDEK0I/

Here’s just one of countless historical images showing people from all time periods using wax tablets –

And a whole article about wax tablet usage in Medieval times –

https://www.bl.uk/eblj/1994articles/pdf/article1.pdf

Evening meditation time

Evening meditation time. I had a lovely day. This morning I taught a seminar on marketing books. One of the attendees (who attended my previous two sessions too, on writing and publishing) gave me this lovely scarf in thanks!! I then spent the day writing. Now I’m making hearts out of my old-version medieval romance book pages – books I would no longer sell / give away because I’ve changed the storyline since then. I’m loving the hearts!! :). They’ll make great table decor for my upcoming book club meeting! #Namaste

What are you grateful for today?

Evening meditation time

Evening meditation time. I spent all day polishing my 270-pg book on marketing for authors. I’m close to done. I’m grateful I have AC in the bedroom where I’m writing with my laptop. I’m also grateful my foot is again healing up nicely. #namaste

What are you grateful for today?

Evening meditation time

Evening meditation time. Today I finished creating four lovely origami lotus flowers for someone with a romantic heart. I love making these. I hand watercolor the petals. It’s a quite mindful process. I’m grateful Bob lent a hand – he had great ideas on panting ideas to make the petals look just the way we wanted. What are you grateful for today? #namaste

Evening meditation time

Evening meditation time. I’m quite grateful my dear boyfriend drove me the 1 hr each way to my writing group; I have an injured toe and couldn’t have made it otherwise. I even had time for a nap before my art group meeting in the evening. I’m so thankful I have these creative support systems in my life. They inspire me. #namaste What are you grateful for today?

Evening meditation time

Evening meditation time. We can take so many things for granted in life. This is a 1908 water pipe from Worcester MA which was finally replaced in 1984. Imagine drinking water in that area? Think of the Flint people still living that nightmare. And all the many others who have no access to clean drinking water. Take a moment to give thanks for the blessings you do have. #namaste

great yoga session

I enjoyed a great yoga session while the cardinals & chipmunks explored the drizzly outside world. Plus tons of fun with my Hula Hoop. I love to hoop! I’m trying to figure out what songs match my hooping BPM. So far the songs have been either a tad too slow or too fast. I’ll narrow it down! #namaste

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