Tag: The Land of Dark and Broken Things

Nolite te NaNoWriMo Carborundorum!

Nolite te NaNoWriMo Carborundorum!

I’m not doing NaNoWriMo this year.  Between work and blogging and work and family stuff and work I just didn’t have the time to commit to it properly.  And that’s okay.  I’ve learned my lesson from past years when I’ve tried to do it just as things were getting crazy and it destroyed me. DO NOT BE DESTROYED, MY BEAUTIFUL MONSTERS. I want to talk to you about this NaNo thing, because it’s something I have a bit of experience doing.  I’ve done 10 total NaNoWriMos.  While I’ve always hit the word count (#bragging) I’ve also finished 8/10 stories during the month. […]

Posted November 11, 2017 in Writing // 2 Comments //
15 Minute Ficlet Prompt: “Wash”

15 Minute Ficlet Prompt: “Wash”

Fifteen Minute Ficlets (#15MF) is a weekly Sunday writing challenge hosted here on The Literary Phoenix.  Based on a single word, write a short story in fifteen minutes.  The word count is irrelevant.  Just write your heart out for 15 minutes and be inspired by the word.  You never know what you’ll end up with! “Wash” verb 1. clean with water and, typically, soap or detergent. 2. (of flowing water) carry (someone or something) in a particular direction. noun 1. an act of washing something or an instance of being washed. 2. the disturbed water or air behind a moving boat […]

Posted October 22, 2017 in Memes // 0 Comments //
15 Minute Ficlet Prompt: “Punishment”

15 Minute Ficlet Prompt: “Punishment”

Fifteen Minute Ficlets (#15MF) is a weekly Sunday writing challenge hosted here on The Literary Phoenix.  Based on a single word, write a short story in fifteen minutes.  The word count is irrelevant.  Just write your heart out for 15 minutes and be inspired by the word.  You never know what you’ll end up with! “Punishment” noun 1. the infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offense. 2. the penalty inflicted. 3. rough treatment or handling inflicted on or suffered by a person or thing. What You Sow Pain wracked Olive from all sides, wrapping around her torso […]

Posted October 15, 2017 in Memes // 2 Comments //
August Wrap Up! // Featuring:  Lakes, Cakes, AND DOC BROWN!

August Wrap Up! // Featuring: Lakes, Cakes, AND DOC BROWN!

Welcome Ladies & Gents, to the August Wrap Up! August has been a busy month!  For me, there’s been vacations and birthdays and a trip to the dentist (BLECH), and a solar eclipse!  I am so so proud of myself because I have posted every day this month!  I know a lot of people are heading back to school within a week, if they haven’t already.  Can you believe summer’s almost over?  SHEESH.  I think that we all have had a crazy month, so let’s get down to it!  EXCITING THINGS ARE AFOOT, MY PHOENIX FRIENDS. No, not that kind […]

Posted August 28, 2017 in Blogging, Checking In, Reading, Real World, Writing // 23 Comments //
Meet Olive – Beautiful People #27

Meet Olive – Beautiful People #27

I CAN’T BELIEVE I ALMOST FORGOT THIS. I wanted to join in this meme in July, then I told myself “I’ll wait until August!” … then I forgot again!  But now it is the end of the month and it’s not QUITE too late so, haha!  I’m doing the thing. Soooo. Beautiful People is a monthly WRITING meme hosted by Cait @ Paperfury and Sky @ Further Up & Further In.  It’s all about our WIP and writing and CHARACTERS.  Which are my favorite of all favorites, so I’m really excited to answer these questions. For this month, I’m going to […]

Posted August 26, 2017 in Memes // 7 Comments //
I’m Trying Aesthetic Boards Because Why Not?

I’m Trying Aesthetic Boards Because Why Not?

I’ve noted that a lot of the writerly blogpeople I follow like to make aesthetic boards on Pinterest to inspire their souls.  I have NEVER tried this before, but the conscensus seems to be that it’s the BEES KNEES. So I’m pretty good and stuck on The Land of Dark and Broken Things so I figured – HEY, WHY NOT? So. In short – The Land of Dark and Broken Things… It evolved from ‘Tweens (which is now a quartet because remember that old plot? Gone).  There’s a four-part world of imagination that is rotting and becoming corrupted as its source (human […]

Posted August 23, 2017 in My Stories // 11 Comments //