Tag: Writer’s Life

Monday Music and MEMEs: Bruno Mars’..

Monday Music and MEMEs: Bruno Mars’ It Will Rain

It’s Monday. Let’s start the week off with a little cheer with music and MEMEs. Join in and post a song and a MEME in the comments below or on your website; be sure to share a link so everyone can visit! Come on, make someone smile today! My Music… From The Melody of Us playlist: Bruno Mars’ It Will Rain My MEME… Don’t forget to share yours below. Have a great week, everyone!

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Monday Music and MEMEs: Disturbed’..

Monday Music and MEMEs: Disturbed’s The Sound of Silence

It’s Monday. For most, it’s the most hated day of the week. So to add a little cheer to your day, I’m sharing my playlist song of the week and a MEME, because everyone who knows me knows I’m that annoying person who LOVES MEMEs! So join in and post a song and a MEME. You can share them in the comments below or on your website; be sure to share a link so everyone can visit! Come on, add a little Monday cheer and start the week off right! My Music… From The Stock’s playlist: Disturbed’s The Sound of […]

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Monday Music and MEMEs:

Monday Music and MEMEs:

It’s Monday. Time for more Music and MEMEs, which turns my least favorite day of the week into (almost) my favorite. Because I love MEMEs. This week I’m posting music and MEMEs in honor of my husband. Our anniversary was yesterday. So, here’s to love… My Music… From our wedding: Atlantic Starr’s Always Friends of ours, Melissa and Donnie, sang it and they were better than the original. (Sorry Atlantic Starr!) They did an awesome, awesome job. Donnie also killed it when he sang… Kool and the Gang’s Cherish He has a beautiful voice. Even with a cold, he blew […]

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Novel Failure…

Novel Failure…

I read an article recently, well, two actually, that discussed why authors abandon novels. Hmm. Why do we? One article: Why Do Writers Abandon Novels? By Dan Kois gave a few reasons and examples of authors—famous, well-known authors—who’ve abandoned their manuscripts (MS). Sometimes drastically and dramatically. Other’s just quietly pushed it aside labeling it as “Wrecked.” Remember “Midnight Sun?” A book in the Twilight Saga that never was? Stephenie (SIC) Meyer claimed she was “too sad” to finish the book after parts were leaked on the Internet. For her, the book was “wrecked.” Creative types can be that way. Like […]

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Monday Music and MEMEs: The Kings of Leo..

Monday Music and MEMEs: The Kings of Leon’s Use Somebody

It’s Monday. For most, it’s the most hated day of the week. So to add a little cheer to your day, I’m sharing my playlist song of the week and a MEME, because everyone who knows me knows I’m that annoying person who LOVES MEMEs! So join in and post a song and a MEME. You can share them in the comments below or on your website; be sure to share a link so everyone can visit! Come on, add a little Monday cheer and start the week off right! My Music… From a untitled YA fantasy playlist: The Kings […]

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Scheduling…

Scheduling…

School is here! Yes. I’m excited.   Don’t misunderstand, I love my kids. I even like having them around. They’re at the fun age that we can do a lot of family activities, especially on the spur of the moment because we don’t have ten thousand things of baby items to pack. My girls are still young enough that some of the stories, sayings, and words that come out of their mouths are hilarious. And my son, who’s sixteen, is a natural comedian. Between the three of them, I’m always entertained. So, yes, I’ll miss them. Mostly. See, the one […]

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Monday Music and MEME

Monday Music and MEME

It’s Monday. For most, it’s the most hated day of the week. So to add a little cheer to your day, I’m sharing my playlist song of the week and a MEME, because everyone who knows me knows I’m that annoying person who LOVES MEMEs! So join in and post a song and a MEME. You can share them in the comments below or on your website; be sure to share a link so everyone can visit! Come on, add a little Monday cheer and start the week off right! My Music… From an untitled WIP’s playlist: Linkin Park’s One […]

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Monday Music and MEMEs

Monday Music and MEMEs

It’s Monday and you know what that means… time for more music and MEMEs to add a little cheer to the most hated day of the week. Join in and post a song and a MEME in the comments below or on your website; be sure to share a link so everyone can visit! Come on, add a little Monday cheer and start the week off right! My Music… From the Unspeakable playlist: Secondhand Serenade’s Your Call My MEME… Don’t forget to share yours below and make someone smile. Have a great week, everyone!

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Monday Music and MEMEs

Monday Music and MEMEs

It’s Monday. For most, it’s the most hated day of the week. So to add a little cheer to your day, I’m sharing my playlist song of the week and a MEME, because everyone who knows me knows I’m that annoying person who LOVES MEMEs! So join in and post a song and a MEME. You can share them in the comments below or on your website; be sure to share a link so everyone can visit! Come on, add a little Monday cheer and start the week off right! My Music… From the PODs playlist: Avril Lavigne’s Slipped Away […]

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Monday and MEMEs

Monday and MEMEs

It’s Monday. For most, it’s the most hated day of the week. So to add a little cheer to your day, I’m sharing my playlist song of the week and a MEME, because everyone who knows me knows I’m that annoying person who LOVES MEMEs! So join in and post a song and a MEME. You can share them in the comments below or on your website; be sure to share a link so everyone can visit! Come on, add a little Monday cheer and start the week off right!7 My Music… From the playlist of an untitled work-in-progress: Leon Bridges’s […]

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Monday Music and Memes

Monday Music and Memes

It’s Monday. For most, it’s the most hated day of the week. So to add a little cheer to your day, I’m sharing my playlist song of the week and a MEME, because everyone who knows me knows I’m that annoying person who LOVES MEMEs! So join in and post a song and a MEME. You can share them in the comments below or on your website; be sure to share a link so everyone can visit! Come on, add a little Monday cheer and start the week off right! My Music… From the Milayna’s Angel playlist: Evanescence’s Together Again […]

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Monday Music and MEMEs: Nickelback’..

Monday Music and MEMEs: Nickelback’s Edge of a Revolution

It’s Monday. For most, it’s the most hated day of the week. So to add a little cheer to your day, I’m sharing my playlist song of the week and a MEME, because everyone who knows me knows I’m that annoying person who LOVES MEMEs! So join in and post a song and a MEME. You can share them in the comments below or on your website; be sure to share a link so everyone can visit! Come on, add a little Monday cheer and start the week off right! My Music… From The Dissident’s (a WIP) playlist: Nickelback’s Edge […]

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Monday Music and MEME: James Blunt’..

Monday Music and MEME: James Blunt’s Cry

It’s Monday. For most, it’s the most hated day of the week. So to add a little cheer to your day, I’m sharing my playlist song of the week and a MEME, because everyone who knows me knows I’m that annoying person who LOVES MEMEs! So join in and post a song and a MEME. You can share them in the comments below or on your website; be sure to share a link so everyone can visit! Come on, add a little Monday cheer and start the week off right! My Music… From the Milayna playlist: James Blunt’s Cry My […]

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Music and MEMEs: Trent Dabb’s Turn..

Music and MEMEs: Trent Dabb’s Turn our Eyes Away

It’s Monday. For most, it’s the most hated day of the week. So to add a little cheer to your day, I’m sharing my playlist song of the week and a MEME, because everyone who knows me knows I’m that annoying person who LOVES MEMEs! So join in and post a song and a MEME. You can share them in the comments below or on your website; be sure to share a link so everyone can visit! Come on, add a little Monday cheer and start the week off right! My Music… From The Dissident’s (a WIP) playlist: Trent Dabb’s […]

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Monday Music and Memes

Monday Music and Memes

It’s Monday. For most, it’s the most hated day of the week. So to add a little cheer to your day, I’m sharing my playlist song of the week and a MEME, because everyone who knows me knows I’m that annoying person who LOVES MEMEs! So join in and post a song and a MEME. You can share them in the comments below or on your website; be sure to share a link so everyone can visit! Come on, add a little Monday cheer and start the week off right! My Music… From the Unspeakable playlist: Maroon 5’s Figure It […]

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Feature Friday: League of American Trait..

Feature Friday: League of American Traitors

  Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   August 8th, 2017 by Sky Pony Press   Summary per Goodreads…   National Treasure meets Hamilton in a breathless history-based thriller from an outstanding new voice.     Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it. . . .   When seventeen-year-old Jasper is approached at the funeral of his deadbeat father by a man claiming to be an associate of his deceased parents, he’s thrust into a world of secrets […]

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Monday Music and MEME: July 4th Star Spa..

Monday Music and MEME: July 4th Star Spangled Banner

It’s Monday. For most, it’s the most hated day of the week. So to add a little cheer to your day, I’m sharing my playlist song of the week and a MEME, because everyone who knows me knows I’m that annoying person who LOVES MEMEs! So join in and post a song and a MEME. You can share them in the comments below or on your website; be sure to share a link so everyone can visit! Come on, add a little Monday cheer and start the week off right! My Music… The Star-Spangled Banner My MEME… A day early, […]

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Monday Music and Memes: zoe Kravitz̵..

Monday Music and Memes: zoe Kravitz’s Don’t

It’s Monday. For most, it’s the most hated day of the week. So to add a little cheer to your day, I’m sharing my playlist song of the week and a MEME, because everyone who knows me knows I’m that annoying person who LOVES MEMEs! So join in and post a song and a MEME. You can share them in the comments below or on your website; be sure to share a link so everyone can visit! Come on, add a little Monday cheer and start the week off right! My Music… From the “Of Mists and Monsters” playlist: Zoe […]

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Feature Friday Song of the Current

Feature Friday Song of the Current

  Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   Expected publication: July 1st, 2017 by Bloomsbury Children’s Books   Summary per Goodreads…   Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river. For generations, her family has been called by the river god, who has guided their wherries on countless voyages throughout the Riverlands. At seventeen, Caro has spent years listening to the water, ready to meet her fate. But the river god hasn’t spoken her name yet—and if he hasn’t by now, there’s […]

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Monday Music and Memes: Coldplay

Monday Music and Memes: Coldplay

It’s Monday. For most, it’s the most hated day of the week. So to add a little cheer to your day, I’m sharing my playlist song of the week and a MEME, because everyone who knows me knows I’m that annoying person who LOVES MEMEs! So join in and post a song and a MEME. You can share them in the comments below or on your website; be sure to share a link so everyone can visit! Come on, add a little Monday cheer and start the week off right! My Music… From the playlist of: Concilium, Coldplay’s The Scientist My […]

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Monday Music and Memes: Lifehouse’..

Monday Music and Memes: Lifehouse’s Between the Raindrops

It’s Monday. For most, it’s the most hated day of the week. So to add a little cheer to your day, I’m sharing my playlist song of the week and a MEME, because everyone who knows me knows I’m that annoying person who LOVES MEMEs! So join in and post a song and a MEME. You can share them in the comments below or on your website; be sure to share a link so everyone can visit! Come on, add a little Monday cheer and start the week off right! My Music… From The Matriarch’s playlist: Lifehouse’s Between the Raindrops, […]

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People Watching

People Watching

I have a confession to make: I’m a spy. Well, kind of. I’m an Introvert to my core. So in most situations, you’ll find me happily on the sidelines. Watching.   I love to people watch.   We (people in general) are a funny lot. I’ve written things down that I’ve found amusing, poignant, or angered me to use as inspiration when I write a scene or a character.   So, I started thinking—I know, a dangerous thing for me to do—how many writers people watch for inspiration? I mean, how can we see something like this… And not use it somehow […]

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Monday Music and MEME: Jamie Lawson: Sti..

Monday Music and MEME: Jamie Lawson: Still Yours

It’s Monday. For most, it’s the most hated day of the week. So to add a little cheer to your day, I’m sharing my playlist song of the week and a MEME, because everyone who knows me knows I’m that annoying person who LOVES MEMEs! So join in and post a song and a MEME. You can share them in the comments below or on your website; be sure to share a link so everyone can visit! Come on, add a little Monday cheer and start the week off right! My Music… From The Matriarch’s playlist: Jamie Lawson’s Still Yours […]

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Thank you

Thank you

I think every writer has a moment (or several) when they wonder why the hell we do what we do. At least all the writers I know have these moments. I certainly do. Sometimes it’s writer’s block. Or we think everything we’ve written is crap (which, if it’s a first draft it undoubtedly is). Or we feel like imposters, always waiting for someone to point a finger at us and call us out as frauds. Because I can’t be a real writer. Most days I don’t even feel like a real grown-up. I’ve had several of these self-defeating moments lately, […]

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Monday Music and MEMEs: Memorial Day

Monday Music and MEMEs: Memorial Day

This week’s Music and MEMEs post is dedicated to our fallen soldiers. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day we stop to remember those who have died in service of our country. Memorial Day was born out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there. Today, […]

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