Song Lyric Sunday Theme Reveal for 12/10/17

The snow is falling as I type so it’s quite fitting that this week’s Song Lyric Sunday Theme is “Falling”. Come one, come all and participate strong with this week prompt!
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This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time

There’s nothing like coming to the end of a week and realizing you still have way more work in front of you than hours in the day.  Which, of course, means that you work late on Friday and go in on Saturday morning, just to feel like you have some breathing room.  I really love what I do, but right now, it’s pretty stressful and I’m hoping when the holidays come, I’ll be able to enjoy them completely.

None of that really has anything to do with the theme this week; and I honestly can’t think of a neat little segue into it, so I guess I’ll just get right to it.

Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “falling”.  

As always, you can go your own way and post a song that has nothing to do with the prompt.  We’re all here sharing our love…

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Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of December 4

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”

Now that song is stuck in my head but in a good way! That catchy phrase is today’s prompt phrase for Nortina’s One Minute Fiction this Monday.

Ready, set and get to writing!
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Rise and shine! Time to get out your stop watches, exercise your typing fingers, and pick your brains for some quick creativity.

Monday’s One-Minute Fiction challenges you to write a complete micro-fiction piece in, you guessed it, one minute, no more, no less, based on the prompt provided! Of course, you can come back to edit for grammar & spelling, but the story itself must be written in a minute.

Your prompt may be a photo, or a word, or a sentence—whatever inspires me, and hopefully inspires you too.

This month, I’m partnering with Marquessa at Simply Marquessa to bring you #1MinFiction and her challenge, #LyricalFictionFriday. Be sure to stop by her blog this Friday for more fun prompts (and to build an awesome playlist too! 😉 )

Are you ready for this week’s prompt? With Thanksgiving past and December finally here, it can only mean one thing…

It’s the most wonderful time…

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme Reveal for 12/3/17: “Courage”

“Courage” is this week’s Song Lyric Sunday theme reveal! I can think of a bunch of songs that could fit the “courage” theme.

What about YOU!

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This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time

I’ve been gone most of the day today.  I finally got to spend some time with my sisters, drinking and eating seafood over a long, rather delightful lunch.  I forget how nice it is just to spend time with the people you love.

We ended up back at my sister’s house and I got to see my nephew.  He’s almost two but doesn’t really know me yet, so he spends the whole time trying to hide (literally inside his mom).  I, in turn, spend the whole time bugging the shit out of him, because I’m just that kind of an aunt.  I know he’ll warm up to me at some point, at least, that’s the goal.

It makes me think about how many different strangers kids are introduced to.  I know I’m not technically a stranger, but he doesn’t know me, so to him I am.  It takes a whole…

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#WriterWednesday: #NaNoWrimo 2017 The Almost Final Word Count

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TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY OF NANOWRIMO!

Since I shifted priorities last week, I knew that it was impossible to hit the 50K mark.

But as of last night, I decided that I would include the “new words” written. After all, they are words…even if they have nothing to do with the project I had planned. I’ll take any words that will get me closer to the 50k.

Whatever…right?

MY NANOWRIMO WORD COUNT until I get back to it in December?

35,823 words

It may not be 50,000 but at least its not 0.

I hope that your NaNoWriMo word counts went well!

Now for a little relaxation!

M  xoxo

 

Monday’s One-Minute Fiction: Week of November 27

You know it’s Monday because it’s time for One Minute Fiction with Nortina at Lovely Curses! If you are participating in NaNoWriMo, this is the perfect opportunity to get the ink flowing!
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Lovely Curses

Rise and shine! Time to get out your stop watches, exercise your typing fingers, and pick your brains for some quick creativity.

Monday’s One-Minute Fiction challenges you to write a complete micro-fiction piece in, you guessed it, one minute, no more, no less, based on the prompt provided! Of course, you can come back to edit for grammar & spelling, but the story itself must be written in a minute.

Your prompt may be a photo, or a word, or a sentence—whatever inspires me, and hopefully inspires you too.

This month, I’m partnering with Marquessa at Simply Marquessa to bring you #1MinFiction and her challenge, #LyricalFictionFriday. So be sure to stop by her blog this Friday for more fun prompts (and to build an awesome playlist too! 😉 )

Happy Cyber Monday! Yes, now that Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas shopping can begin. Of course, I’m more of a last…

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#WriterWednesday: #NaNoWriMo 2017 Day 22 Word Count

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Well…

At least I can say that after I posted my last word count on Day 15, I did reach 25k before midnight like I wanted.

I was right on point at that halfway mark of NaNoWriMo’s and could say that I drafted a (long) complete short story.

I was left with two choices – start tackling the Part 2 of “Living To Die” for real or draft another (long) short story I had in mind. I decided on another short story but then I started going through my little purple notebook of ideas/potential titles and couldn’t make a decision…Ain’t Too Proud To Beg, Hotter Than Hell, It Should Have Been Us

To clear my mind, I did what I usually do when I’m at a crossroads – I decided to clean and organize.

Call me weird but a clean and organized space gives me such a zen buzz that it is usually my go-to coping mechanism. But there was one major problem – I started cleaning my home office and it didn’t stop there…

So instead of “writing” as part of my Miracle Morning ritual, I’ve been on a “deep cleaning” bender since last word count and still haven’t written any new words towards my second NaNoWriMo project.

Mind you, I have been writing blog posts and some anecdotal/creative non-fiction pieces but I’m choosing to not take those words into account because they weren’t part of my original word plan…at least not just yet.

EXPECTED DAY 22 WORD COUNT? 36,674

MY WORD COUNT? 25, 500 + …

Tell me, how has your NaNoWriMo writing been going this week?

M xoxo

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##WriterWednesday:: #NaNoWrimo 2017 Day 15 Word Count

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In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that I missed out on half a week of writing due to an emergency early last week.

On Day 6, I only had 6,905 words and by the time Friday rolled around, I was way way way behind the desired #NaNoWriMo word count for Day 10.

I gave up on the 1,667 word per day and simply challenged myself over the weekend with word sprints (early Miracle morning, mid-day, late afternoon and evening – on my own and with #NaNoWriMo Twitter sprints and virtual write-ins.

By the way, I LOVE word sprints and virtual write-in sessions. They are tremendously helpful and always fuel new ideas.

The expected word count for today DAY #15 is supposed to be 25,005 words.

Guess what my word count is as of this post?

22,286 words

Not bad as a catch up but editing is going to be oh-so-painful…😐