Sunday, November 29, 2009

A year in review! ;D

So I haven't finished started my novel yet but I HAVE been doing some writing for tons of not much money! It's a start though!? Right?! I have been writing for the Lincoln Journal Star's Sport Supplement and I am one of the Moms on a Mission! Ironically I am the least inclined towards sports so use that as my spin! I am also an Online Examiner for parenting in Lincoln. I've found that having to write an article three times a week is actually really enjoyable and is making me want to write MORE! Now if only I could find something to make me want to EXERCISE more!! ;D

Not much for a year in review... but it is SOMETHING!! ;D

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hey Hey Hey!!! Look!! A POST!! :D

Actually Folks ( or rather, Folk as I'm not sure ANYONE reads this blog! ) I have a writing job!!!! Seriously!!!!!! I am writing for a sports mag in Lincoln!!! It's not a big job, once a quarter, but hey, it's published and they pay me!!! Yeahy! :D I also write daily on my AP Parenting blog and enjoy that immensely! So there ya have it. A new post AND a new job! Sweet eh!? :D

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Well I didn't win the writing contest....!! :D

LOL!! I DID read the winners entry though and it was fantastic! :D I look forward to one day being a writer with half that caliber! ;D

Oh well.. onward and upward I suppose! :D I'm tempted to enter again for the fall contest.. I may yet...! It's great practice if nothing else! :D

Thursday, July 17, 2008

And this is why I'm not a writer!! :D

So... many moons have passed since I last wrote here..... well... one moon...! :D To be fair, hubby has been away so I have decided to decorate my house! I've painted so many walls I'm about sick of it! And they aren't SMALL walls!! :D

I am planning on signing up for a flash fiction contest this month, so that would be a good start... right?! RIGHT??!! :D

Friday, June 27, 2008


I was showering the other morning. The water drumming my head lulled me into a shower trance and I let my mind wander. Amazingly it came up with the opening paragraph to a story I've been thinking of for some time. It was perfect and just tumbled into my brain .... I KNEW if I stopped the flow of the water to write down my thoughts, all would be lost. My daughter burst into the bathroom and I begged her to please hurry and find the portable tape recorder quick before my thought bubble burst.... already the colors were fading, the rainbow light swirling into blackness. She ran back upstairs unable to find the machine. I tried to keep calm and hang tight to my thoughts, "not too tight, don't want to lose them, just relax now..." too late. The lines started to disintegrate, drifting away piece by piece, until they were gone completely.
I need a waterproof recorder taped to the shower stall. It's my only hope! :D

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The first time is always the hardest.....!

This is the first post on my Writer's Blog. I've always wanted to write... well.. I can WRITE, I've always wanted to get paid to write!!! In school I was always told my writing was "Too Journalistic" ! That settled it, I wanted to be a Journalist... but then I realised that this involved an awful lot of work and quite often people didn't like Journalists. I'm quite lazy and want to be liked, so Journalism was out! To be truthful I have written a few articles for various newspapers, but those were small and not terribly ruthless!! ( Local woman turns 100 and so on!)

I've become inspired by various blogs I've read lately of gallant women boldly striding forth and taking their place in the world as "Writers" ! How bold!! How DARING!! I WANNA I WANNA I WANNA!! :D

So I started this blog in hopes of inspiring myself and maybe being inspired by others. I'd appreciate any comments on my writing style and any advice that can be shared. I aim to write short stories or articles at the moment and give myself a year to get something worthwhile published. I'm not sure I have a novel in my that needs to get out... but let's see where this year takes me!

Thank you in advance for your help on this journey... I'm gonna need a lot of it I think! :D