Sometimes it takes a change of scenery to realize that your world has become out of focus. Spending the last few days at home has helped me to realize that I haven’t had my priorities 100% in the right place. I’ve been spending too much time trying to figure out what was going on with a man who didn’t even see me as a person, so I’ve let important things, like my writing, sit on the back burner.
This weekend, if we were talking over coffee, we’d be doing so at the counter height breakfast table. I just finished cleaning up the kitchen from making my oatmeal. Made enough to last me all week, so that’s a plus. No worries about breakfast the rest of the week; just measure out a single serving, add sugar and butter, and nuke it in the microwave for half a minute, and breakfast is done!
It’s all part of my new attempt to actually have a schedule. I know I do better when I have one, and I had planned to have a schedule set up by now, but I’ve been more concerned about Life (capital letter intended) to really sit down and create one.
Night before last was our weekly Twitter Chat, or as I like to think of it, our virtual tea party: #JustAddTea. We talked about Summer Romances, mostly about fictional situations. You know, the “what ifs” and what “would you wants” of Summer Romances.
As always, we begin with a brief intro, and what dessert would you share with a lover, though in our chat it became quickly obvious that this was not a group of people willing to share their desserts! Continue reading
Cinderella romance stories have been popular for centuries, and they show no signs of dying out. Why do writers feel compelled to put their own spin on a tale that has been around for hundreds of years? Why do readers keep responding to these rags to riches books and movies? Members of the Glass Slipper Sisters share their thoughts on the subject below. The Glass Slipper Sisters is a group of fifteen authors of Cinderella-themed romance novels covering subgenres from chick lit and sweet romance, to steamy romance and fantasy. Readers are invited to download the Cinderella Treasure Trove, their free collection of excerpts, recipes, and party tips, as well as to interact with the Sisters on their Facebook group. Continue reading
Often in the business world, and even in books about how to be successful in the business world, like Lean In, they often talk about having a mentor. In education, beginning teachers are paired with a mentor teacher who can show them all the things that you aren’t taught in education classes. Sometimes, moving to a new school will get you a mentor teacher as well.
I was given one when I moved to my new district.
But what is the purpose of a mentor? Are they really necessary? How do you find one? And do they work in all fields? What about if you’re an author? Continue reading
This weekend was insanely busy, so I missed the weekend coffee share (if you don’t know what that is, go check it out at ParttimeMonster.com). But, since what I was planning to share was the same as what I’d talk about on Tinder Adventure Tuesday, we’ll combine them here.
The basic rules of the coffee share are this: you imagine you’re having coffee with someone, and then tell them what you’d say. It’s meant to be more conversational for people who don’t keep a conversational blog style. I’m pretty conversational already, so it may be a bit redundant, but I like the idea of a day just to check in with how I feel and such.
Of course, this weekend, I was busier than a one armed paper hanger… which is not my favorite variation of that saying, but the most PC…
I’ve been chasing this dream for a longish while, and I think I’m finally about to catch up to it!
Last NaNoWriMo, I started on a novel idea that I’ve actually wanted to complete. It’s a story with sirens/harpies (still going with the idea that they’re the same thing), gorgons, dragons, and regular everyday people. There’s a murder mystery, and a lot of seduction and even a little angry sex. Continue reading