26 September 2019

The Evernighties Weekly Blog Challenge - Week 39

My Writing Rituals

I don't have rituals to sit down and write. I try to work whenever my brain is talking to me. I've downloaded a voice recorder to my phone so I can talk into it if I'm driving. I like to sit in a coffee house on my days off (Starbucks is my first choice because they're EVERYWHERE and I have the app to gather points). Sometimes I sit on my couch, sometimes I'm at the table. Sometimes I'm even in my car, waiting to pick up my son at school.

There's no rhyme or reason to my madness.

Although I consider myself a pantser (writing by the seat of my pants), I am very conscious of my characters, deadlines, and where I need them to go to fulfill the idea in my head. I'm REALLY hoping this counts as one of those memory things that help stave off dementia. You know how doctors are like "Do Sudoku to beat memory loss"....if it involves numbers no thanks. :-)

**Starting October 1st I'm going to post authors M-F showcasing their spooky romance novels, so make sure to check back and read interview questions and excerpts on all things that go bump in the night!

19 September 2019

The Evernighties Weekly Blog Challenge - Week 38

My Odd/Useless Talent

I'm not quite sure if this is a talent, but I can stop myself hiccupping.

I discovered how to do this a long time ago. I just remember that one day I was hiccupping, and I wanted to stop, so I began to focus on which part of my body was being affected. Obviously,  my diaphragm, so I concentrated on it, and....my hiccupping stopped.

Now, when I start hiccupping, I usually only have one or two before I stop them. But sometimes, I like how they feel so I'll keep doing them.

Is this talent odd? Yes.

Is this talent useless? No.

Make sure to check out the other posts in the Evernighties Writing Challenge!

12 September 2019

The Evernighties Weekly Blog Challenge- Week 37

An Odd Thing I Collect

My mind went into some weird tangent when I read the topic this week. Like eyes of newt and puppy dog tails. Don't ask me why. Perhaps it has something to do with the cold medicine I'm on. My allergies exploded into a head cold and now I can't breathe out of my nose.

Anyway...odd thing I collect....

Rocks. I guess that's the oddest thing. When Mike and I go hiking I come back with a bag of rocks. I like the way they look, especially the ones that have shiny particles in them. I really like the ones where the iron has left round red spots from the past, when they were so hot that the iron ore bubbled up to form what looks like an outbreak of small pox .There are round red dots all over the stone.

You never know, one day I may find an uncut diamond. Or a rare fossil.

05 September 2019

The Evernighties Weekly Blog Challenge - Week 36

My Secret Snack

You may or may not believe this, but I don't usually snack.

Sure, sometimes I grab a few cookies after dinner. Or a piece of fruit. Chips every once in awhile. But nothing on a consistence basis. So since I'm completely boring on this particular challenge, I'll talk about my secret writing habit...only it's not so secret.

My favorite place to go when I write is to a coffee house, and usually it's Starbucks. Please no political issues, I go there because there happens to be one on every block, lots of tables, free wifi and great tea or coffee. Sure the prices are a little high, but I use their app to get points for free stuff. On my days off work, I drop my son off at school and then head to a Starbucks and write for hours. It helps me focus on what's on the page.