Sunday, June 3, 2012

I've Moved!

I've moved. Not too far though!!

You can find me, and all the Five Sentence Fiction fun, here now:

Hope to see you all over at my new place :)

Forbidden Love Blog Hop

I am so excited to team up with lovely Lady Bullish and fantastic Janelle to host a blog hop of forbidden love. Think Romeo and Juliet, but with your own twist and ending. End the story however you like! If happily ever after is where your heart takes you, go for it!! 

Find and post inspiration at our Forbidden Love Blog Hop pinterst board! If you need an invite, just let one of us know and we'll be glad to set you up!!
The link will be open from June 1 – June 15 
Word Count = 300 max
Winners will be announced June 22
1st place: 50 page critique from Me.
2nd place: 20 page critique from Lady Bullish.
3rd place: Book: Love Letters of Great Men from Janelle. 

Just because you're awesome: I am offering a 5 page critique or query letter critique to everyone who links up and participates in the Forbidden Love blog hop. Just grab my email from the contact tab up top and email me your pages along with a link to your entry!!
Here's the code if you'd like to put it in your entry for your blogger friends to link up:

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Five Sentence Fiction - Orange

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.

It was close!!
Ocean was in the lead for a while, but  the word you chose for FSF this week: ORANGE.

I look forward to reading everyone's five sentences. Post your sentences on your blog, and link up your post below.
Check out past Five Sentence Fiction posts here.
Also, be sure to visit everyone's FSF post

Saturday, June 2, 2012

More than a chore!

I’m not sure when it happened, but I realized yesterday that I view writing like I do exercising. It’s this thing that I want to do, but have to psych myself out to get going. Most days my sneakers stare at me, taunting me, much like my keyboard has begun to do. Running is something I love to do, but the actual lacing up and getting out there is the hardest thing sometimes. However, once I get going I lose myself in the pavement beneath my feet and the music blaring through my earphones.

Not a day goes by that I don’t think about writing. I want to write, but sometimes I treat it like a chore rather than a passion. But, the writing is just like running! Once I get going, get my fingers moving, it’s a lovely thing that melts away stresses and worries.

So, I have to figure out how to get past viewing writing as a task to tackle and remember it’s so much more than that. It’s my life! I must get back to living.

Any ideas? What do you do when you get to this place?

Friday, June 1, 2012

Faerytaleish Pinterest Contest

I almost missed linking up for Anna's genius and truly enjoyable contest!!

It was a curious day. Curious day indeed. The sun broke through the window three inches farther to the left than yesterday. Odd thing for a sun to do, but I knew why. The ray that was where it shouldn’t have been lit up the sock I misplaced yesterday. Yes, the sun is a kind soul, finder of lost things, and caster of warmth even in the coldest of places.

First thing I did was put that sock on. It became a lucky sock, you see; the sun made it so. After finding its mate, I brushed my teeth the required two minutes. A second less and my mouth would feel moss coated in the missed locations all day.

With a clean mouth, I padded down the hall in my warm socks to fill my grumbling belly. Now this is when the curious becomes curiouser. (I feel that a lucky sock gives one license to make up words from time to time.) While Sparticus, my hamster, prefers warm grits for breakfast, I like cereal. When reaching for my cereal I was surprised that my fingers caught only a breeze. My cereal was missing. Misplaced. Well, like anyone else would do, I went back to my bedroom and searched the places lit by the sun for the missing box of oats and honey, but it was not to be found.

Shaking my head, I began to wonder if this sock was lucky after all. Just as I decided to get back in bed and try to start the day over, I saw them. Big, colorful, full of air. Just for me. Well, my luck had returned.

Shrugging on my coat and donning my cap I headed out with my balloons in hand to see the world from a new perspective.

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