Free Write #10

on Monday, May 30, 2016
    I know I was non-existent last week, but it's been a few crazy days. I'm still trying to find a job, and it's only difficult because we don't know when we'll be moving again and where we'll end up so I don't know where to apply for jobs! Life is complicated and I miss being a kid where I could write whenever and wherever I wanted. I always had inspiration and I never had blocks, mental or physical, getting in the way of my writing.
    Now, I have to fight to get any writing done. So, I'm taking today to write something a little different. Here's my prompt-

Q&A, The A Part

on Wednesday, May 18, 2016
    So, I remembered as I was falling asleep last night that I have to answer questions today because I am going to be busy all day tomorrow. Oops. Oh well. Here are the A's to your Q's!

    Kristen asked- 
Q: What's your favorite drink? Just kidding!
A: Dr. Pepper. Like that's even a question!

Q: Other than a writer, what did you want to grow up to be when you were little?
A: A librarian when I was really little, and a fashion designer when I was like 11.

Q&A with Me!

on Monday, May 16, 2016
    Hello, minions *cough* I mean, my lovely readers! Today's blog post is going to be a little different. Because I use a pen name, and I have yet to take an actual author photo that I like, I feel like you don't really know me that well. Except for the fact that you spend all this time reading all of my ramblings.

    So here's the deal- In the comments, ask me any of those burning questions that have been eating away at you. What's my favorite color? Favorite food? Anything you want to know about me, ask it in the comments and I'll answer them all on Thursday. That only gives you three days to ask me questions! So hurry and ask away!


on Thursday, May 12, 2016
    Fear is something inside all of us. It makes us human. It makes us real and relatable. But, sometimes we don't know what we fear until we face it.
    I am one of those people who doesn't quite know what I fear. I woke up around 3 am because of an earthquake. I woke up to the shaking, rolled over, and went back to sleep. I grew up living on the San Andreas Fault (we still live on it), so earthquakes don't really scare me. But, I've never been through a really big one. Maybe when I experience a really big one, I'll be scared.
    I don't fear death. I do fear injury. Car crashes scare me. Hurricanes are pretty scary and tornadoes are too, but they are also fairly predictable (unlike earthquakes which don't scare me). 
    When asked what I'm afraid of, I always have two answers- bees and thunder. I'm allergic to bees, so it's only natural for me to fear them. Thunder is my one completely illogical fear, but I can't think my way out of being scared of it. I hate thunderstorms. I usually have to sit with headphones in listening to loud music or watching a loud tv show or movie. I guess I'm also scared of crazy horror movies, but I can avoid those.

The Inner Child

on Monday, May 9, 2016
    I was lucky. Growing up, I always knew what I wanted to do with my life. I've been reading since I was three, and I've been addicted to books since. It was only natural for me to go one step further with the one thing I love and become a writer.
    I started writing my first novel when I was 12 years old. And back then, writing was difficult because I had so many ideas swarming around in my mind. Now, writing is difficult because I don't have enough inspiration. One of the best ways for me to gather together inspiration is to connect with my inner child.
    How do you connect with the inner child? Well, my personal favorite way is to go to my happy place: Disneyland.

New House, New Writing Spots

on Thursday, May 5, 2016
    In case you missed my recent posts, we moved a few weeks ago. For most people it means piles of boxes, maybe some new furniture, and the hope of a new life. For me, it means my whole writing schedule is thrown out of whack. Again.
    The biggest pain about this move was that because Husband of Mine was finishing school, I had to pack everything myself which took away a month of writing time. But now that we're all moved in, the biggest problem is that my writing chair is gone. It's in storage. RIP recliner writing.
    So where do I write now? I'm still in the process of figuring that out. Because we're temporarily living with family until we get our own place again, I not only have to work around new spaces, I have to work around people. The good news is that there is a lot of space in this house.
    First, I have my bedroom to write in.

I'm Baaa-aaack!

on Monday, May 2, 2016
    Hello my lovely readers! I'm so sorry you had to survive so long without me, but I have decided to grace you all with my virtual presence once more.
    We've had a busy couple of weeks. We successfully transplanted ourselves to southern California, though we still have a bit of unpacking left to do. We reconfigured our phones and found a better phone plan. I opened my new Etsy shop. Husband of Mine started back at Walt Disney Imagineering today. And we also suffered the loss of a family member to suicide.
    But now I'm back and ready to blog and write. I've had a lot of inspiration over the past few days, and I'm ready to move forward with both of my projects. It's nice being back on a schedule. I will have to go through my calendar and rearrange my writing routine once more to fit in both editing Powerful and writing the first draft of A Fairy's Tale along with blogging and crocheting. It's a lot of work, but it feels good to be doing something again.

    So here I go back to work! I'm hoping to do another video for Thursday's post, so stay tuned!