Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve: Muppets

I haven't really felt much like celebrating Christmas but, for some reason, the Muppets always put me a bit more in the mood. So, today, I share Muppets.

and who doesn't love the chicken choir?

Oh, this may have something to do with why the Muppets can help put me in the Christmas spirit:

Enjoy some time with the people who love you this Christmas!

It's Ok to Not Be Ok

There are days when I really struggle; trying to do what I've been wanting to do since I was 7 and being convinced I'm doing it wrong. I'm not. I know that. But sometimes, sometimes...

I struggle.

I decided that I didn't want to put anything out that wasn't positive or uplifting in some way. Then I let life get to me and I didn't put any thing out at all for months. If I couldn't say something nice, I wouldn't say anything at all.

But I realized something the last few days and weeks; life isn't nice and this blog was supposed to be about my creative journey. My life had been a while pile of not nice lately and I know it's affecting my writing.

It affects my sleep, too, which is why I find myself blogging from my smart phone at 2am Christmas Eve.

I don't know that I could tell you why I'm not ok right now, except to say there's been another death in the family and I'm worried about how my son is handling it. I want him to cry so I can comfort him and I feel so selfish for wanting that. I want it to be ok for me to cry but she and I rarely got along and I don't do the wailing that seems to be so in vogue around here.

I'm not ok right now but I will be soon and I want that to be ok.

Friday, December 7, 2012


I was browsing Pinterest instead of going to sleep tonight and I saw this picture:

The first thing I thought was "Spoilers". Thus, I bring to you spoilers about The Dreaming Tower.

Monday, December 3, 2012

NaNoWriMo: Aftermath

Well, to say November mostly sucked for me would be a bit of an understatement. With deaths of friends and family, multiple financial crises, an illness that kicked my ass, a disappointing election and Thanksgiving, this was not the month to try and write a novel.

But I did it.

Holy Freaking Crap, I did it!

So, what's next?

Well, the series of short stories I was going to write is still on, despite the fact that the first short story I was going to include in it is a little more than 40,000 words . . . and not quite finished yet. The first thing on the list is to finish The Dreaming Tower. The second is to send it off to my editor and start working with my graphic designer on the cover. He's got some great ideas and I'm very excited to see what they are.

I'm also looking for work . . . kind of. There's more there but that's going to be saved for a bit later.

I've heard wonderful things about Scrivener and, since I won Nano I get a discount on it. So, I'm gonna give that a try, now that I'm not trying to write with my hair on fire.

I'm finally going to download a copy of Write or Die because 2 weeks without it (because no internet) was awful. .

I'm updating my wardrobe. Seriously, it's been a while and I feel like sewing.

Tubachristmas is coming up. I really need to start practicing.

Mostly, I'm just going to keep on doing what I do, which is write, sew, play with my kids and just be me. I've proven to myself that I am fully capable of writing during a crisis and that makes me proud.