Short on Inspiration

In response to The Seeker's Dungeon prompt. What inspires me? .... That is a more difficult question to answer than you'd think. On the one hand, the writer in me could answer that very easily and in one word. Everything. Everything inspires my writing. All that I see and smell and hear and touch. It's … Continue reading Short on Inspiration

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Fatty McGee

It's been so long since I've blogged that I don't even know where to start. First, I changed my WordPress avatar. It was way overdue... the one I had up was me, like 7 years ago and 75 pound lighter. I am so far from that person it's not even funny. I mean, don't get … Continue reading Fatty McGee

2018 Flash Fiction Challenge

Okay. So. My naughty muse has been whispering some very creative things in my ear. She has persuaded me to host my very own Flash Fiction Challenge for 2018. And it's going to be a doozy. I'm trying to figure out the best way to schedule it, and my OCD will not let me be … Continue reading 2018 Flash Fiction Challenge

Wisteria Lane

I didn't realize how much I missed Desperate Housewives until I was watching the first episode in the second season of Body of Proof and Dana Delaney made a reference to the fact that she used to live in a cul-de-sac like this... It was absolutely perfect. Only fans of the show would've caught it … Continue reading Wisteria Lane

Dream Project: Full Cast Audio Books

I've said before that I've recently become addicted to audio books. I remember the first one I ever heard. I was in my late teens. It was, of course, a Stephen King novel, as were so many of my firsts. First horror novel (Carrie), first movie that truly scared me (It), and first audio books … Continue reading Dream Project: Full Cast Audio Books

WANTED: Challenges & Weekly Prompts

Searching for recommendations. Last year, I was part of a weekly challenge to write a story a week based on a weekly prompt. Although I didn't participate every week, I loved being a part of the small community of writers. I've searched for other weekly challenges and prompts, but it's hard to find the good … Continue reading WANTED: Challenges & Weekly Prompts

Unconditional Love

I was so mean to my dog, Snooki, a moment ago that it made me cry. Before you throw paint on me in fits of protest, understand that it was not abusive in any way, shape or form. I could never do that to her, she is quite literally the love of my life. A … Continue reading Unconditional Love

I had a dream last night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUZ8ehWB2Mc I had a dream last night. I don't remember much, but I remember waking and this wave of sadness rushed over me. I dreamt of Patrick. He was a boy I knew when I was young. I first met him in fifth grade through Dari, my best friend at the time. They were cousins … Continue reading I had a dream last night

Movies… schmoovies….

Apparently I'm on a dystopian kick. Last night I finally watched Divergent, which I have been putting off since it came out. Don't get me wrong, the premise sounded awesome and it looked like a good movie, however I just don't like Shailene Woodley very much. .... That being said, I'm glad I did watch … Continue reading Movies… schmoovies….

You killed MEEP! you bastards ….

So, as it rolls into Fall, the screen has literally become a part of me. Whether its the smart TV, the PS3 3DTV, the computer or the Kindle, I have either Xfinity, Hulu, Amazon, Netflix or Vudu running one or when I'm feeling super chipper, sometimes all streaming at once.... If I was stranded on … Continue reading You killed MEEP! you bastards ….

Back from the Dead

Just so you know, I haven't completely fallen off the face of the planet, but I have been hiding in the shadows. I've been in a major funk for some time now and have been trying to get out of it, although nothing seems to be working. I haven't felt like reading, writing, crafting... pretty … Continue reading Back from the Dead

Now Write!

[Thank you, God! ...they finally changed the elements of posting from the "new post" button on your WordPress toolbar. It was supposed to be a quicker way to post, but I found it took more time because you had to go back in to edit your category, etc...nooicce!]So, back to reality. I am leaving for … Continue reading Now Write!

Hiatus

It's amazing how disconnected I start  to feel when I stop posting. I've been working rock steady on my best friend's wedding invitations, trying to get them ready to mail out by Monday. I was trying to make things easier and cheaper for her by hand designing them and doing all the work myself. In … Continue reading Hiatus

To Speak or Not To Speak

Okay. So I realize I'm not a famous author with a shitload of novels under my belt. Or one, even. So who am I to judge or criticize, right? But I am so tired of playing nice. Personally, when I write something, I'm not looking for a pat on the back and a "Good job!"  … Continue reading To Speak or Not To Speak

My life is like an episode of Glee

If there's one thing people should know about me is that I have a music fetish. I feel that music plays such an emotional role in everyday life. A lot of that is just me. Not everyone visualizes time standing still and doves flying out of thin air into a chorus of fully choreographed dancers … Continue reading My life is like an episode of Glee

You should read this, too….

In attempting to improve my writing, I've been doing a lot of educational reading on the subject. Everything from online articles, subscribing to newsletters and online web communities to coming home with 8 or 9 Reference books from the library. One of which, How to Write Horror Fiction by Wlliam E Nolan, was a quick … Continue reading You should read this, too….

New Layout

So I finally made a new header, but I didn't realize until after the fact that on this particular theme you don't have the option to not display your Site title. So, now it's covering the upper left corner of my graphic and is repetitive of itself. Boo. But that just means I'll have to … Continue reading New Layout

In the interim…

I need a change. So I'm going to change my blog graphics. I just threw up a new theme for now, but will play around with it until I get something I'm happy with. I can't seem to find a theme that has the style I want with the features I want to use, so … Continue reading In the interim…

10th Annual Pop Fiction Contest

  I just got the email today that its time for Writer's Digest 10th Annual Pop Fiction Contest. Figured I'd share it for those of you who weren't familiar with Writer's Digest. Sometimes I participate in their weekly prompt challenges.  But if you've got a short story of 4,000 words or less then maybe this … Continue reading 10th Annual Pop Fiction Contest