My Mother’s Day Gift to Myself

Okay, I’m a florist.  As a florist, some days and the days leading up to them are especially busy.  Mother’s Day is one of those days, and I have been trying desperately to keep ahead of that day to my best ability.  That said, it has left me with very little time to devote to the blog, so I’m letting myself off the hook…for now.  I am forgiving myself for slacking, just this once, whether you do or not is up to you guys, but I promise to be back and posting on the next Manic Monday.  Until then, please enjoy a little of my favorite violinist in one of my favorites of her songs, Shadows.

Check out some of her other stuff too! She’s really quite talented and fun to watch!


Once More With Feeling Writing Prompts: Day 7

Okay, so I was gearing up to do this writing prompt and realized that the most important part, the part that inspired me to make a note on the end of it that said “try not to go into the gutter on this one”, was missing.  I’ve fixed it in the original post but just so you know, the part that accidentally got left out said that the prompt also needs to involve touching something for the first time.  This, of course is me putting it in my own words.  When I first got the prompt from a generator it said POV – third person (omniscient) * male character – under 18 * the first touch.  When I created my new list, I decided to put the prompt into a somewhat proper sentence.  Anyway, I’ll just get right into the prompt for today.

Write in the third person (omniscient) point of view about a male character who is under the age of 18. Have the story involve touching something for the first time. *try not to go into the gutter with this one!*

I’m going to try to keep this under a thousand words, but it’s not necessary for anyone else to do.  Let’s get started, shall we? Read more of this post

Once More With Feeling Writing Prompts: Day 1

Okay, I intended on doing this yesterday, but I got distracted by the creation of my new wire wrapped ring similar to my once beloved itchy ring.  I can’t say that it has the sharp wire ends that make my finger want to move, and it’s too new to know whether or not it will help in my writing right now.  Because it’s smoother than it’s predecessor, calling it an itchy ring seems wrong.  However, if it proves to be a success, then I’ll try and come up with some sort of fitting name for it like Inpirering or my that i think of it, Inspirering is sort of puny! Yep, I think that shall be it’s name.

This first go, I’m actually pulling out almost all the stops at the moment.  I have Pandora playing a Lindsey Stirling channel, because she’s awesome with a violin and anything related to that sounds pretty awesome! I also have the ring on, just to try it out.  There’s a cup of Highlander Grog flavored coffee in my Death Star shaped coffee mug, and I just lit a Stirling Embers scented Wood Wick candle.  Now that I actually think about it, I’ve realized I’m engaging most of my major senses: touch, taste, scent, and sound!  Can’t engage visual beyond watching what I’m thinking turn into words on a screen, but I guess my recent de-cluttering of my desk could be considered that.  Not that it’s perfectly clear or anything, but I’m not worrying about a mountain of paper causing an avalanche in my lap!

Okay, so adventures in amateur jewelry making and attempts at getting myself motivated aside, I was going to work on one of my writing prompts.  Just got to keep on myself this time!  How about, if I can make it through all 30 days of prompts on time then I can treat myself to a special nail polish I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise, a chrome powder to extend my collection beyond silver chrome, or some equally extravagant seeming nail art themed item that I’ve been holding myself back from purchasing because it’s more of a want than a need.  Yes, let’s hold Cici to this and tell her she can’t get the thing unless she does this other thing!

We shall see…Well anyway, as it is day one, we are starting with the first one: Why did you start your writing? Is that still why you write, or has your writing gone in a different direction than you’d planned? No limits on time taken to write this, nor is there a min or max word count, so I’m just going to fly with this one and when I feel I’ve said what I need to I’m going to call it a day and send you all a mental blow-kiss! Read more of this post

Surprise Changes That Work!

I am currently working on two different points in the same story.  At first, I was just working on a very steamy scene, and at the same time trying to find that name I mentioned in an earlier post.  I did end up posting a question on Yahoo answers, and ended up gaining the attention of an irate native… Read more of this post

The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K. Hamilton

We’re back, following Anita Blake in the fourth installment of the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series.  It was published by Ace books in 1996, but was also released in the anthology called The Midnight Cafe with the fifth and sixth books.  It’s 369 pages long and was set two months after Circus of the Damned.  I was not compensated in anyway for a favorable review, blah blah blah.  Can we move on? Yes? Yes!

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Pool Dreams…well just dreams in general.

Thankfully it’s been warm over here…unfortunately that means it’s warm over here!  Go figure, it has to be uncomfortably hot to engage in one of my more favorite activities, swimming.  Though how much of that I actually do is debatable since I have a toddler.  Sure, I can get a doggy paddle in here and there, but most of the time I have my feet firmly on the ground and my hands firmly grasping my baby if we’re in water too deep for him.  When we aren’t I’m near enough that I can get him if his head is about to go under.  It’s a cool past-time though, and watching him discover that he can bounce in semi deeper water is just phenomenal, like watching his older brother learn to propel himself under water without touching the bottom of the pool.  I still dream though of having my own personal pool, with a spa on the side…maybe a pool boy to gaze at.  One named Jarred with a nice rear prefered.

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Setting Mood with Music…

Well, I need to post, so I post.  It’s a usual Monday filled with Grocery shopping and such.  Got my first pay, and it was nice.  Not a lot but that was to be expected at first since I’m paid for how much I get done and I was just learning the ropes.  I’m confidant that I’ll get more done this next time around.  I need to get more writing done.  I use my travel time to Mason City as a oportuity to envision what goes on in the story.  This last time I had a little of an “Aha!” moment with regards to Amore… Read more of this post

Nip Tuck, no one will Disect my work!

Been doing some writing in my reader lately.  It would be faster to type on the computer, but lately the only time when I’ve had an idea has been when I’m away.  So, there you go.  I tried to explain the scene I’m writing to a friend, but I’m not sure if the entire story is going to be her cup of tea.  I’ll offer to let her read it anyway.  I know she likes Romance, but I’m not sure if a lot of the other main points in the book will be to her liking.  We shall see. Read more of this post

Music, Outlines, and You love me! You really love me!

Holy heaven! I just have to say seventy views?  If I could see those people in front of me I’d probably be doing my best to be invisible, but seeing those numbers on the internet is just astounding!  Seventy views yesterday!  I feel like a little attention whore looking at those numbers!  Isn’t it funny how a person that would normally do her best not to be noticed in public, is just wanting to glutton herself on those numbers over and over on the internet?  I try to take a peek at what’s being looked at in my blog every time I log on, but to actually see those numbers just floors me!

Well, this was originally going to be my Monday post about a history of my gamer life, but I never got past writing the first paragraph.  Why, I don’t know.  I just never got back to it.  Today though I have other things on my mind.  Namely the progress of Revolution and what I have planned. Read more of this post

The Itchy Ring

Every writer will tell you that there are certain things that they use to help them get words to a page.  Music is one, silence can be another.  It is really just dependent on the writer really.  I use a few things to help me, certain music generally, but there is one item I use for inspiration that is a bit unusual, but it really does work for me.  Read more of this post