As a kid, I loved Choose Your Own Adventure Books. Each volume followed a similar format. At the end of each chapter, the author presented the reader with the choice of different paths. Sometimes the choice could lead to certain death, other selections lead to the happy ending.
Seeking to restore my sanity and refocus my thoughts towards writing, I attempt to find a quiet place to write at my local library.
While trying to deal with my rodent phobias earlier in the year, another concern came to mind. If I freak out over something going wrong when my life is mostly good, how will I handle myself when life goes wrong?
Music has played a larger role in my life over the past few months than normal. Like most, I have my favorites, but I’m not the kind to have it playing in the background. I have strong opinions on the songs, and always listen to the lyrics. If the words are less than, I tend to disregard a good beat.
My attempt at the #100DayProject has me trying make both a routine and a topic list for my writing. For the routine, I’m borrowing from my previous fitness routine and adapting it. Instead of going to the gym during my 1 hour lunch break, I’m finding a cozy spot in the library and settling in. Continue reading
A bit late to the game, I decide to join the #100DayProject – a hashtag gathering of creatives around the inter webs as they commit to their art for 100 days straight. While I struggle to consider my writing art, I do want to actively be more focused about recording my life’s adventures. Continue reading
You know those ladies in their 50s or maybe even 60s that decide they’ve had enough? Who choose to believe they good enough, just as they are. The ladies, who, after countless hours and spending untold dollars, decide to stop coloring their hair. They embrace the silver or white in their hair and decide to put an end to the dying. This is not their story.
(But it might have been inspired by them.)
Even from a young age, I’ve always admired the flashy. My childhood idol, Miss Elizabeth, always wore a sparkly dress each time she appeared on Macho Man’s arm. Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff’s character on Knight Rider) not only drove a sports car, but Kitt (the car) TALKED.
A few weeks ago, I started and finished Lincoln’s Treasure by Chris Schultz in one afternoon. While Jay was doing yard work, I built a fire in our fire pit and settled in for the story. Part of the novel is set in Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and I enjoyed reading about familiar places as the backdrop for a treasure hunting mystery.