Tag: The Land of Dark and Broken Things

July Wrap Up

July Wrap Up

July is gone, and I’m posting this today so I can focus on Harry Potter’s birthday tomorrow.  I swear, I’m not a Harry Potter nerd. LIES! #Ravenclaw4Life I’ve had mixed feelings about this month’s books.  There’ve been a couple of DNFs, but on the other hand there were books that I really loved!  It was a high/low month and nothing inbetween.   THE JULY HAUL Click the image to go to the Goodreads page! HARD COPIES                                      DIGITAL AUDIOBOOKS                 LENDING HAUL         […]

Posted July 30, 2017 in Checking In // 26 Comments //
15 Minute Ficlet Prompt: “Bamboo”

15 Minute Ficlet Prompt: “Bamboo”

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! “Bamboo” noun 1. a giant woody grass that grows chiefly in the tropics, where it is widely cultivated. 2. the hollow jointed stem of the bamboo plant, used as a cane or to make furniture and implements. Homecoming Gifts Olive regarded the giant bamboo pole with […]

Posted July 23, 2017 in Memes // 1 Comment //
Camp NaNoWriMo 2017 Update #2

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017 Update #2

Sometimes, things just don’t go the way I planned them. Last week, I finished reading The Night Circus.  It was glorious.  I loved it so much that I went and purchased the hardcover copy the next day.  This post is not about The Night Circus but if you want to read all about my love of it, you can do so here. My point is that sometimes you read a book that comes together so perfectly, it makes you go back and reflect on your own work.  The Night Circus did that for me, and I spent several hours that day […]

Posted July 20, 2017 in My Stories, Writing // 2 Comments //
Camp NaNoWriMo 2017; Update #1

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017; Update #1

Sometimes, characters surprise you. It’s the reason that I have difficulty writing  on an outline, and why I can’t seem to keep a story consistent between drafts. I’ve been sick the last couple of days (sinus infection, ugh) and hadn’t been writing.  I sat down this morning to revise chapter seven.  In this chapter, Lucy has learned that the things she imagines becomes real, so she decides to create a way for herself to escape.  Only, naturally, it doesn’t go as planned. In this rewrite, Lucy’s character has evolved a lot.  When I wrote this story back in 2011, I […]

Posted July 9, 2017 in My Stories, Writing // 0 Comments //
Camp NaNoWriMo… Again.

Camp NaNoWriMo… Again.

Since I commute 90 miles to work, I stopped doing NaNoWriMo.  I didn’t have time and more importantly, I didn’t have energy.  Realistically, I have 8 different novels that have been (sloppily) written from beginning to end, and there comes a point in a girl’s life where she has to acknowledge that if these puppies are ever going to see the light of day, they need some revisions. I am terrible at revisions.  I like the editing, but not the rewriting.  Essentially what happens is, I take the original story, use it as an outline, and then go in and […]

Posted June 29, 2017 in Writing // 0 Comments //