Well, I survived a month-and-a-half bout of pneumonia and unlocked the Upright Human Achievement, so things are good. Nothing knocks your life on its ass quite like the feeling that air is made of cement. That being said, air is air again and I'm back to the goal list. I've made some updates to the … Continue reading Other Side of the Veil: Pneumonia Sucks
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Holy Crow! It’s ALIVE!
Apparently, I haven't blogged in about two years.
Writing Process Blog Tour: I, again, blame Sara.
My friend Sara Crawford (author of The 30 Day Writing Challenge), tagged me in the Writing Process Blog Tour. Because she tends to be able to bend me to her will with the alluring awkwardness of her puppy dog stare, I’m participating. Aren’t you excited? I sure am. Visit Sara’s blog here and check out … Continue reading Writing Process Blog Tour: I, again, blame Sara.
The Spark, the Shade, and a Mutant
I have a gift. If someone hands me a lump of muddy rock, I see a galaxy of diamonds in my hand, shining and revolving and shattering through the limitations left behind by the earth that birthed a lump of sullied mineral. It happens with everything in my life. Every thing. Every creature. Every person. … Continue reading The Spark, the Shade, and a Mutant
Day Seven and Nine: It’s a Two-fer
Day Seven of Sara Crawford's 30 Day Writing Challenge. Music is the theme of the day. Basically, you put your music playlist on random and listen (no writing yet) to the next song that plays. Once you've let it sink in, free write using the music as a base. The book lists a few questions … Continue reading Day Seven and Nine: It’s a Two-fer
Day Five: Pictures
Day five of Sara Crawford's 30 Day Writing Challenge actually incorporates a device I use quite often. I'm visually driven when it comes to inspiration, which explains my love of photography. Today's instructions are to choose a picture (there are several included in the book) and write something based on your reflections of that photo. … Continue reading Day Five: Pictures
Day Two: Break All the Rules
This is going to hurt. A lot. For those of you just tuning in, I'm making a blog extravaganza of Sara Crawford's The 30 Day Writing Challenge. "Another problem I see for beginning writers is that they worry so much about being bad that they are afraid to write at all. If you can relate to … Continue reading Day Two: Break All the Rules
Sara Crawford’s 30 Day Writing Challenge: A Beginning
I've been wracking and racking my brain lately in an attempt to breathe some new life into my blogging. It's been far too long since the days of Ye Olde Livejournal where daily posts were made in abundance (sometimes overabundance...even when I had nothing to say). Something happened a few weeks ago that took the wind … Continue reading Sara Crawford’s 30 Day Writing Challenge: A Beginning
Month of Cah-Ray-Zee!
October is without a doubt my favorite time of year. It is also my BUSIEST time of year hands down. Once October 1st hits, every bit of free time I have is booked solid. Parties, events, festivals, not to mention Halloween, and baking fill my time. If I could go without sleep, I probably would. … Continue reading Month of Cah-Ray-Zee!
The earmarks of a life tend to be driven by where the boundaries of the comfort zone fall. Think about it. All of those big moments, the devastations, the triumphs, the failures…all of those things happened when you were pushing, pull, breaking through, and down-right trampling the circle of your comfort zone. That’s kind of … Continue reading Breaking Fences