• Ideas,  Writer's Block,  Writing Journey

    Troll Under the Bridge

    Last week’s problem has been resolved. Thanks so much for letting me cry about it, peeps! It helps. ^_^ You got to witness first hand what happens to this blog when I don’t plan my posts in advance. Ha,ha. Anyways, what I have discovered is that some of my ideas are not fitting with what I want to write right now. It doesn’t matter that I love them. If I don’t want to write them, it’s not going to happen. Exhibit A: holds up three stories I started and stopped last October alone I was super excited about ALL of them, but it wasn’t happening. I tried. So I did what I was afraid…

  • Crafts,  DIY (Do It Yourself),  Gifts,  Ideas

    Homemade Gift Ideas, Part 3

    Welcome to another exciting craft post! Here you can find great personal gifting ideas for any time of the year. 🙂 Part One can be found HERE, in which I talk about making Scented Sachets, Scented Candles, Bubble Bath, Bath Salts, and Herb Pillows, and give you a look at a couple of DIY Tote Bags! Part Two can be found HERE, in which I talk about personalizing clothing and tote bags with Iron On Transfers and making Perfume, Body Spray, Lotion, Sugar/Salt Scrub, and my favorite, DIY Snowglobes! Here are a few more ideas of things you can make for friends and family and yourself! *All of these ingredients…

  • Ideas,  Lists,  Tips,  Writing World

    On Blogger Burnout

    This is something I’ve seen a lot since I started blogging. A writer makes a commitment to blog every single day or only about a certain topic. Then a month later, they’ve fallen off the face of blogosphere. Where did they go? Will we ever see them again? There are a lot reasons for this. Let’s look at few. Blogging takes time. Tis true. And in a typical day, we have stuff to do: writing, reading, cooking, day jobbing, dancing, playing with the guinea pig, sleeping, school. You know, stuff. And blogging can potentially eat away at these other, more important, activities. Sometimes people run out of things to talk…

  • Happy Dance,  Ideas

    Contemporary What?!

    Before I say anything else: GUESS WHO FINISHED THEIR STORY, YO! 1 a.m. Sunday night, can a girl get a high five! Party with the Dancing Kirby! (>’.’)> <(‘.'<) ^(‘.’^) (^’.’)^ And yes I did beat all kinds of records that I will probably never be able to beat again. Lol! Stats: 37k for the last week (say whaaat?!)…beating my old record of 22k 74710 total for the month…beating my old record of 64k 83k total words for the first draft…beating my old record of…well, honestly I’m not entirely sure as I don’t have any un-tinkered with drafts apparently, but most likely 72k. I did not however beat my record…

  • Excerpt,  Ideas,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    WIPMarathon Report #2

    GUYS GUYS GUYS!!!!!!!!!! Lol! takes deep calming breath I has words! Not a terrible lot, but WORDS! ^_^ Last report wordcount + chapter count: A lot of nothing and driving myself insaner by the day. Current report WC + CC: I has words! 8190 words, Chapter 3 on a dark fantasy called “The Fury” (yeah, I know, it’s always something different. Lol!) Also, working on another Dark Fantasy called “The Raven.” I have two chapters outlined for this, and all my plotting was done in about two hours. Score!!! And one more thing, I’m also outlining a supernatural sci-fi story I’m calling “Lichen” for now. I have interviews to do and then…