• Writing

    The Future

    Sadly, I haven’t been able to keep up with all of the assignments for Writing 101.  But I think this one looks like fun! 🙂 So here I go! 🙂 Next month I plan to … I plan to continue all the great stuff that I started (like all the great interviews I’ve done) and I am looking into getting my hands wet in a new series.  Here is the poll.  😉  Give me your vote and it shall be awesome! What does the remainder of 2015 hold for me?  Well I am hoping for the best.  I hope it will be as great as September has been to me!…

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    Tips,  Writing

    Drawing up Blanks

    I’m drawing up blanks… It’s very rare that I can’t think of anything to blog about. I often can blink and come up with a new idea…. Not today, I’m drawing up blanks… Maybe it’s because I woke an hour earlier and I have been trying to get as much done before my daughter wakes up! But I’ve tried this before… I was able to get some stuff done. Today I am just drawing up blanks… My blog has been going so well this month and I am scared that it might not last… But I have felt like this before and it hasn’t brother much… Today I am drawing…

  • Family

    An Ode to my husband

    Today, my husband and I were talking about what he was planning on doing for his week vacation.  It just occurred to me that he has never been home for a week with our daughter.  He has always gotten up and went to work.  I just wanted to share my appreciation for him. 🙂 So I decided to create a simple and easy ode for him. 😀 Thank you! Thank you for all the hard work you do. Thank you for loving us so much! Thank you! That is all. Until next time…

  • Tips,  Writing

    Non Writing activities

    So, what do you do when you aren’t writing? Wait, people do other things than write? Uh-oh, I’m in trouble! As many of you know, I am a full time stay at home mom. Most of the day I am just chasing my almost one year old (three more days!) around the house. Within the last week she had given up in napping so that has cut down on my blogging/ writing time. But don’t fear, my husband had chosen next week as his vacation so I might get a great chunk of stuff done! J Outside of chasing her and playing with her, I do a LOT of reading.…

  • Samples,  Tips,  Writing

    Coffee Date

    If we were having coffee right now, I would be gagging.  Coffee is like the nastiest thing on the planet…   Hot chocolate on the other hand, now that is what is up! 🙂 I’m not a fan of coffee.  I don’t like the taste, the smell or anything else when it comes to coffee.  I’m the person who goes to the coffee shop and gets chocolate milk to go with my doughnuts!  (Dunkin Donuts for life!) But if we were having coffee (well, you might be having coffee), I would have a cup of hot chocolate.  We might be visiting about all sorts of things.  If we were really…

  • Family

    Dear Serenity. A letter to my daughter

    Right now as I right this you are playing with your toys, screaming on the top of your lungs. As I type this, you area asleep in your crib, dreaming the afternoon away.  As I type this, I have a few tears rolling off my cheeks. I know you won’t be able to read this until you are older, but that is fine.  I am writing this eight days before your first birthday.  You have grown up too fast!  Everyone warned me that it was going to happen that way! I hope this letter finds you well and that life finds you well.  Maybe you have more siblings, maybe you…

  • Tips,  Writing

    Hook ‘em with a quote…

    “I can fix a bad page. I can’t fix a blank page.” ― Nora Roberts This is one of my favorite quotes when it comes to writing. Let me explain. As writers, we often have an inner judge, jury, editor and critic that lives in our head while we are trying to write. We worry about what other people are thinking or what others might think. That is one of the major causes of writer’s block. Then at the end of the day, we have nothing. You can’t fix nothing! As a lover of NaNoWriMo, I have learned a few things. First off, I learned that getting the words on…

  • Tips,  Writing

    Steph’s writing corner.

    Today’s Writing 101 assignment is all about where the magic happens – in other words, where the writing happens! I love sharing about my writing space. (It also asks questions about  writing habits, equipment and other things.  I will get to that in a few!) We had just moved into a new place and it had a sun room.  It was dead space for us for quite a while but them we decided to create an amazing place for work to happen! It has become my favorite place in the house.  We have two desks, a corner desk and then a small glass top desk (that we have had forever!)…

  • Tips,  Writing

    Writer’s Procrastination

    I can’t decide if procrastination kills creativity or is essential to it. — Grant Snider (@grantdraws) April 28, 2014 I am in the middle on this statement. Daydreaming or procrastination really does help your creative side to think.  It allows the creative juices flow because your brain is relaxing and isn’t focused on anything.  That is a why so many great ideas come from taking a shower or sitting in the oval office; it’s not a difficult task to do and your brain decides to wonder.  Overall, it sounds great. But (and there is always a but!), too much of a wonderful thing is a bad thing! Only daydreaming will…

  • Blogging,  Updates

    Weekly Wrap-up!

    Hello all!  Thank you for coming and joining me on this rambling journey called my blog! Okay, so this is a ‘wrap-up’ post for the week.  I decided to share this with others to hold my accountable to you guys and share what has been going on in life! This past week Most of this week I have been very busy with Writing 101 and Blogging 101.  It has been great fun and I have been meeting all sorts of new people!  (Thank you new people!)   On top of all that blogging fun, I have continued to work on my work-in -progress science fiction project!   (If you look…