YASH *YA Scavenger Hunt*

**Graphic obviously from Yash.rocks** Whenever YASH comes around--biannually, during the spring and fall--I cannot not highlight it. I tweet, post on facebook, tweet some more, and, usually, also post on the Blog. The why is simple: YASH IS SUBLIME. STELLAR. STUPENDOUS. (As 9 would say, FANTASTIC.) So, clearly, a post is always in order. *throws … Continue reading YASH *YA Scavenger Hunt*

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Practicing Thankfulness

In the moments before I sit down to eat my lunch, read a book, or enjoy something so luxurious as a hot shower, I think, wow, there is a staggering amount of wonderful in my life to be thankful for. Comparatively or otherwise, I have so much to be thankful for. But sometimes...I don't act very thankful. I forget to be grateful … Continue reading Practicing Thankfulness

Breaking My Sense of Entitlement

Today's post is going to be short. No graphics (your heartfelt tears of anguish will go to good use as novel fodder). Why? Winter Jam on Friday into Saturday, major house cleaning afterward in a mad scramble because the little was with her grandparents, the all-day at church typical Sunday, and the no-sleep that ensued … Continue reading Breaking My Sense of Entitlement

Camp NaNo and PAD 2017

I tried to tackle Camp and PAD (Poem a Day) last year, and...wow. It was a pretty bad idea! I alllmost succeeded for Camp. I was so close!! Only a couple thousand words (hours b/c I was editing) away. Then the last few days of the month ran me over like a semi and I didn't … Continue reading Camp NaNo and PAD 2017

Why You Need To Investigate Your “Writer’s Block”

Writer's Block. The archnemesis of writers. The destroyer of would-be words. The...uh....... Oh forget it. Ok, obviously being blocked is a huge issue...because unless you take the time to resolve it (even if only tempo7rarily), you're going to be hard-pressed to get anything down. For a writer, that's like trying to travel the Kalahari with just … Continue reading Why You Need To Investigate Your “Writer’s Block”

Is It Okay To Just Be Yourself?

Haaaah...you know it's the end of the day when you attempt to link up to Beautiful People by typing in 'Beautiful People' instead of 'Paper Fury'.... Sadly it cannot be the end of the day as there is writing to be done. Cooking to be done. Eating, of course. And editing (for a friend). You know … Continue reading Is It Okay To Just Be Yourself?