Friday, January 20, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things-January 20, 2016



It's Friday!  Let's Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain!  Tonja Drecker and I are her co-hosts.

I went and did something silly this week.  I managed to smash my finger, and it's been swollen and painful ever since. I never went to the doctor, so I'm not sure if I broke it or sprained it. The good news is that, while the injured finger is on my right hand, I've still somehow managed to keep writing.  It's made the process a bit slower, but I'm doing it nonetheless.

We had an ice storm this week, so our yard has been turned into a skating rink.  The boys were happy about this because they got two days off of school as a result.  I'm happy because, over the last couple of days, the ice has been slowly melting off.  I'm hoping most of it will be gone before long.

Even with the crazy stuff that happened this week, I got to order something nice that I've been wanting.  I'll post pictures when it comes in.  Yes, I'm keeping it secret because I enjoy creating suspense when I can.  What can I say?  I'm a writer for a reason.

What would you like to celebrate?


Friday, January 13, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things-January 13, 2017



It's Friday!  Let's Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain!  Tonja Drecker and I are her co-hosts.

My boys were sick early in the week, and they missed some school as a result.  The good news is that they're all better now.  I'm happy to have them back in school again.  It makes my life a little bit easier.

Though the writing process remains a slow one, I'm still making progress.  I'm definitely glad about that.

Today is Friday the 13th.  While many would not count that as a good thing, my husband and I tend to celebrate these occurrences.  We met on a Friday the 13th, so we see that as a lucky date for us.  We're certified weirdos, so it makes sense this would be the case for us.

What would you like to celebrate?


Friday, January 6, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things-January 6, 2016



It's Friday!  Let's Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain!  Tonja Drecker and I are her co-hosts.

I just started working on a new short story this week.  Since having baby Zoe, I haven't done much in the way of writing, and when the idea for this story struck me, I just had to give it a shot.  It's going slow, but it feels good to get something written down nonetheless.

The family is finally falling back into a normal routine.  As fun as the holidays are, it's good to have some kind of return to normalcy.  I'm certainly more productive while my boys are in school.

I'm excited for a new year.  I don't know what 2017 will bring, but I'm hoping for some good things.  I'll definitely do what I can to make it a good year.


What would you like to celebrate?


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Insecure Writer's Support Group: January 2017


It's the first Wednesday of the month, and that means it's time for another meeting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group.  Thank you Alex J. Cavanaugh for making all of this possible.  The awesome co-hosts for today are Eva @ Lillicasplace, Crystal Collier, Sheena-kay Graham, Chemist Ken, LG Keltner (me!), and Heather Gardner!

Be sure to stop by the IWSG website where the winners of the anthology contest!

The question for this month is: What writing rule do you wish you'd never heard?

This one took some thought.  I've heard many writing rules over the years, and while they vary in their usefulness, most of them haven't out right irritated me.  When I really considered it, though, one of the most aggravating rules that came to mind was also one of the first rules I ever heard.

"I before E except after C."

Yes, it's more a spelling rule than a writing rule, but hey, knowing how to spell is a crucial part of the writing process. 

This rule bugs me because there are so many exceptions to it. The Wikipedia page for the rule lists them out if you're curious. I've always been a pretty good speller, but thanks to this rule playing through the back of my mind, I've second guessed myself so many times it's not even funny.

Here's a short video on the subject that always makes me laugh.  Enjoy!





Are there any writing rules you wish you'd never heard?


Friday, December 30, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things-December 30, 2016



It's Friday!  Let's Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain!  Tonja Drecker and I are her co-hosts.

I'm sorry I'm a bit late in posting this.  Holiday weeks are always a tad strange, and my usual routine has been thrown into chaos.  That's okay, though.  It keeps life interesting.

The boys had a wonderful Christmas.  They got lots of fun gifts, and they had a great time playing with their cousins. Lyle accidentally broke his glasses while they were playing, but we managed to repair them.  With glue.  It may not be the most proper fix in the world, but they're enduring so far.

I currently have all the ingredients to make homemade chocolate chip cookies, so that's probably going to happen sometime in the near future.  Yay cookies!

Happy New Year everyone!






Friday, December 23, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things-December 23, 2016


It's Friday!  Let's Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain!  Tonja Drecker and I are her co-hosts.

Little Zoe is a month old as of yesterday.  It's amazing how quickly the time flies.  She's getting bigger every day.  






The kids are on winter break now, and we're going to spend today making gingerbread men.  I've never done this before, so I have no idea how things are going to turn out.  Wish me luck.  In either case, I'm sure the kitchen will be a disaster when all is said and done.

As always, I'm looking forward to Christmas with my husband and the kids. We're going to have a busy weekend, but I'm sure it'll be lots of fun.  The boys will likely have us all out of bed at the crack of dawn on Christmas morning, but that's okay.  Coffee is my friend for a reason, and I love seeing how excited they get.

What would you like to celebrate?



Wednesday, December 21, 2016

WEP Utopian Dreams


It's time once again for another WEP Challenge!  Thanks to Yolanda Renee and Denise Covey for making this possible!

This month we were tasked to write a little something around the theme Utopian Dreams.  As you may imagine, there's plenty of scope with this theme, and I expect to see a wide variety among this month's participants.

I ended up going the poetic route this time, and I thought adding some images would enhance it.  Enjoy!







Word Count: 300
FCA