The Writing’s Been Good

The writing has been pretty good lately. I have been able to get down crazy amounts of pages of hand written journal. I have been able to take writing prompts and run with them. Where has this part of my brain been in the past six or so years. It seems like I could never do this much writing before. It’s like someone has pulled a plug and everything just started oozing out.

I have also been going crazy on Twitter lately too. I’m surprised no one has told me to shut up yet. But twitter is just that kind of place where everyone and no one is listening all at the same time.

There is a website called Writers Write and they give amazing advice and writing prompts. I follow them on Facebook and Pinterest and here lately on Twitter. Looking through their writing prompts that they post on Pinterest early yesterday morning just made something click in my head. My mind is turned on and I’m so happy for it.


Writing Old School Style

I have also found that I am able to write with more focus when I’m not on the computer doing my first draft. I always seem to get sidetracked. Because there is Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. They are all distractions. Another great website that I have going in the background when I’ve been writing today is Coffitivity. What it basically does is give background noise to make it sound like you are sitting in a coffee shop without actually having to be in a coffee shop. Now if I could just remember to brew a cuppa before I started my writing I probably would be better off!

I want this phase to continue. I am happy when I’m producing something. I have this problem though. I’m very flighty. Something else will pop up like my unfinished crochet project that is almost done and I’ll drop everything else. But I need to get that finished so I can show it off too. 🙂

Have a good one readers!


The Quiet of Night

The clock ticks the seconds away.

The fan runs in the corner.

The cool dark embraces me.

Thoughts and prayers flit through my mind.

The search for pleasant things to dream about begins.

An exotic location.

Or a warm blanket with a book.


A New Place to Call Home

house_red_whiteSoon I’ll be out looking for a new place to live. A new place that I can put my mark on. Some place that I make the final decisions on how it’s decorated. Where the clutter lives (hopefully in the trash). Somewhere that I can be happy when I come home from work.

At this point I don’t care much if I have to put some work into where I’ll be living. I just know that I need a roof over my head and my boy.

I have to say that I’m looking forward to it. I know that it will be a lot of hard work. I know that in the end I’ll be a stronger and smarter person for it.

I didn’t know that I would be making this change so soon. As far as I knew I was going to be staying with the “marital” home until it could be sold. But if he wants to buy me out that’s perfectly fine with me. The scary part is that it is cheaper to buy a house still then it is to rent. I’ve looked into getting a place to rent and they can be $650+ in the area that I’m looking at. For a 2 bed, 2 bath apartment!

So why would I want to rent when I can buy a house with a mortgage payment of $200 less than that? (What I find funny is the word “mortgage.” It’s root word means death.)

In this new place that I will eventually get it’s like starting over fresh. If something doesn’t have a place I can get rid of it somehow. If I sell it in a yard sale, eBay, or donate it. Whatever happens I get to say if it comes into the house. I’ll all ready be getting rid of stuff while I’m packing. Check out my eBay items if you are interested in books and dvd’s.

Now I just need to look at ways to store the books and dvd’s that I’m going to keep…