I love writing. I love creating these worlds in my head and characters that I instantly fall in love with. I can write character profiles and the beginning of a story all day every day. But in order to be able to share these worlds and characters with other people, they need to have an… Continue reading The Struggle is Real
One of the things I've been working on in my life is to try to be kinder; both to myself and to others. I recently set a goal of trying to say or do something nice to/for someone else every day. Yesterday I invited my friend Mary on a picnic lunch. It had been a… Continue reading Spreading a little kindness
Guys. The other day while looking for some foods I could take with me on an outing event, I came across a product that advertised itself as “the portable pickle.” To put it nicely, I was intrigued. This had to be investigated. The product “Munchies” by Mt. Olive is basically a resealable bag of pre-sliced… Continue reading About those Pickles
While I was considering ideas for the blog, one of the things I decided I wanted to do was use a monthly writing prompt... moving forward, this shall be known as "Writing Prompt Wednesday"! I'm very excited about this! What was the best gift you’ve ever received? As I was browsing the internet, trying to… Continue reading The Best Gift Ever
As some of you may know, my birthday is next month. This year, as a present to me, I decided I would take a little mini-vacation for my birthday. I decided on Chicago (although I almost changed my mind when I realized how much the hotel/parking was going to cost *nervous giggle*), and a visit… Continue reading It’s official!
The other day, in an attempt to buckle down and work on my short stories, I pulled an old notebook out of the closet to use for some outlines. The front page of the notebook contained lyrics for a song I had written about 3 years ago. I'm not sure if it is very good as poetry… Continue reading The Lost Poem
This is the first blog in the "Thoughts from Places" category. It is an idea I 100% stole from Vlogbrothers, because I sincerely enjoy their "Thoughts from Places" videos (and I am a proud nerdfighter). Although, to be honest, theirs are better and you should probably check them out on YouTube. 🙂 Whenever I travel, I… Continue reading Jellyfish and Other Thoughts from the Tennessee Aquarium
Today's Blog was not on the schedule I mentioned earlier, but I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for the outpouring of support I have received as I embark on this adventure. To be honest, I was incredibly nervous I would not be prepared for launch. Things that should have been easy were… Continue reading Thank you!
As many of my friends and family members know, this is not the first time I’ve attempted to keep a blog. I have tried over the past 5 years or so to focus desperately on my writing. I would come up with plans and schedules, articulated those in my work, and yet it never sticks.… Continue reading But What If I Fail?
I have always loved writing. When I was younger with more time and fewer obligations, I wrote all the time. I kept a diary, I wrote comics and stories as well as essays and speeches, poems and satires--you get the picture. I was an okay writer. I even won a couple of contests in school… Continue reading Why I’m Writing A Blog