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NaNoWriMo Day 2!

Wow… I can’t believe that I am so close to on target for my personal goals for this month! Only the second day in, but I am staying close to where I want to be!  I am rather excited about that!  So, here are todays stats…

NaNoNov22015 I am rather proud of myself! I have even managed to stay mostly on track for my house goals! I intend for it to be decluttered by the end of the month! To match so many wonderful changes that are happening in my life!

Are you ready for today’s excerpt, here it is!!!

The hair on her body starts standing on end. Carefully she glances around herself, looking for whatever or whoever it is setting off her radar. Looking behind her, she realizes that she is more than halfway down the alley, and he was at the end. Picking up her pace a little, she trips over an old boot that had been just laying in the middle of the alley. Putrid smelling water splashes up on her as she makes her way to the end, at least she hopes it was water. Shivering, nerves pulling at her, she takes a shuddering breath, trying not to breath the smells in too deeply. Glancing up, she sees a shimmer in the air. “Oh please be there, please be there, please be there” she whispers quietly under her breath. Just as a hand appears in front of her, and she looks up into the most amazing lavender eyes she has ever seen.
Reaching out and placing her hand in his “you found me” she says quietly, just as a loud jarring clatter comes from behind her and he pulls her forward and into his arms.
“Time to go, sorry, no time for pleasantries” his voice comes out a husky purr, and before she knows it they are moving, through time and space in a way she has not done for years. Things fly by in a blur, leaving her gasping for air.

I am up over five thousand words already.  How do you fair?  Are you gaining ground?  A challenge for you!  Add to your NaNo Novel a natural disaster, a bridge, and a boot, to any part of your story!  Please share in the comments below a snipit of your story, we would love to hear!!!

Leibster Award

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Thanks so much to A Journal of Impossible Things for the nomination!  When I stumbled across his blog I knew instantly that it was one I just had to read!  If you have not taken the time to head his way be sure that you do!  I am sure that you will find it as interesting as I do!

Now for the award stuffs…

1. Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them.
2. Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.
3. Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.
4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

As my readers know I live for breaking the “rules” *grins* so we will see what all I manage to get done on this list shall we?  Let’s see, I already put in the link back… now for the 10 questions I suppose

Questions:

01. How lit the fire for your writing? When did your passion for the written word start?

I have always had a passion for reading, and my uncle was a writer, and in high school he got me interested in poetry.  When I had an incredible English teacher who I to this day believe was the turning point in getting me interested in writing, ironically when he had us translating Shakespeare… I have a talent for Olde English.

02. Do you listen to music when you write? If you do, do you play a playlist or just one song on repeat?

For the most part I do not listen to music when I am writing, mostly because I find it too distracting.  For instance, when there is words, I end up singing along.  That said, I do however create playlists for my books.  They are playlists that inspire, remind me of the characters, of the tone of the book, of the ideas in the book, all sorts of little things that can get or even keep me in the headspace for the story.  I have gotten to the point where I can play the playlist very quietly while writing, but I have to be really in the right headspace for that to work.

03. What’s your favorite place in the world? That magical place that you always feel at home in and dream about when you haven’t visited in years?

My favorite place in the world would have to be Stonehenge, and I have only been there once.  To this day, without the pictures, and even with them I can’t believe that I have actually been there!

04. If you could only watch 5 movies for the rest of your life, what movies would they be? Care, not favorites. What movies do you think you could watch forever?

I am really not a big movie fan.  I watch a lot more of them now, mostly because it is fun to do so with my partner.  I would say that if I could only watch certain ones, Avatar would have to be in that list… 10th Kingdom would be another.  Dinotopia I think would make the list… not really sure if there would be any others, but to me those are all must see movies that I have and do tend to watch a bit more frequently.  I love the stories they have to tell and share.

05. Name a moment in your life that was out of a Hollywood movie. Action moment, romantic.

I think I would have to say my movie is totally more like a Soap Opera… I have said that Twilight reminds me of my life by far way too much *grins* but those who know me well totally laugh as they know exactly what I am saying…

06. What was the last dream you remember?

I remember many of my dreams and in fact use them most often in my writing.  The last one was strange *smiles* who knows, it might be making its way into my writing very soon…

07. What fictional character would you like to pick the brain of, if you could meet them?

Oh man alive… that is prolly the most difficult question.  There are so many I would love to have a chat with for so many different reasons.  I don’t think I could ever just pick one!  That is like trying to pick a favorite author, it just isn’t possible!

08. What book are you most looking forward to reading in the next year?

I actually just read the one I had been waiting for longest!  It was Dark Wolf by Christine Feehan.  I loved it and I hated it.  *grins* usually true for the books we have the highest expectations of.

09. What’s something you really love doing and occasionally think you could have made it a living but realized if you did, you’d hate it forever?

Anything of a crafting nature.  I know that I could sell almost everything I make, buuut… then it becomes a job and it is no longer fun.

10. What animal would you love to keep as a pet, no matter if it’s extinct or not really a pet type of creature?

Probably one of the big cats, Lynx, Jaguar, Siberian Tiger… any of those would be top of my list as amazing animals to have.  I also would really love a Puffin!  They are just the coolest looking bird!

 

Well, there I answered my questions… now for nominations and their questions… Let the fun begin! *grins*

Nominees:

1.  Writing Pieces of Me ~  I enjoy the beautiful words found on her blog, along with the honesty that shines through in her writing!
2. The Writer Backblogger ~  She has a fun and inspiring blog with a fun outlook on writing and herself that to me makes her incredibly fun to read!
3.  Butterflies and Dragons ~  She has a wonderful outlook and looks at the world in a way similar to me, I love reading the ideas she shares!
4.  fallingdownthecreativewell ~  She shares thoughts with a humor that makes me laugh all the time!  Who doesn’t want to read a blog of humor and fun?!?
5. Raven Pierce ~  I love reading her blog, sharing in her journey, is like being on the path with someone who totally understands where I am coming from in my own!
6. Writer Block ~  Great posts about writerly topics that I often find myself looking into.  Inspiring and well written, encouraging in its own light!
 

There you have the six blogs that come to the front of my mind at the moment.  I am sure there are many more that I love and are more than deserving of this award!  Because of the nature of these awards, if you are here reading this post, then you too are nominated if you so desire the nomination!  I feel that it is through these silly and yet fun awards that we find other bloggers and writers and places that we belong.  It is how we form bigger communities!

Questions:

1) What got you interested in blogging?

2) Who is your favorite author or book series?

3) What is your most prized possession?  Why?

4) What is your favorite quote?

5) What is the best blog post you have ever written?

6) What is the best blog post you have ever read?  Why?

7) If you could meet anyone, who would it be? (This can be real or fictional, dead or alive)

8) What single quality do you most appreciate in others?

9)Describe yourself in three words:

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And there you have it everyone!  Please, as always share your thoughts… do you like the blogs I have nominated?  Did you choose the nomination for yourself, to join in the fun?  Would you have picked someone I didn’t add?  Please share links here!  I love to hear from you!

 

300 Follows!!!

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Well, I can’t believe it!  I have hit 300 followers as of this last weekend!  I can’t thank you all enough, the encouragement it gives me, to have you all as readers.  The wonderful thoughts and ideas that have come up in the comments.  The sharing of lives has been a marvelous experience!

Here is to keeping up with a marvelous bunch of people!  Thanks for being on the journey with me!

Milestones!!!

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Everyone likes to be recognized for their achievements, and so I have to thank all my followers!!!  There is nothing more wonderful than to come to my blog and find I have over 200 followers!!!  I enjoy reading your comments, and seeing what it is you like, and reading your blogs, it is in the forming of communities we can grow and become more than we were.

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Continue reading Milestones!!!

Weekly Goals & Achievements: Pullin’ Through

It was an amazingly busy week and flew by faster than I even knew it!  It seems I don’t even know where the week went, but on the bright side I have great things to report.

Accomplishments:

  • Daily Blog Posts (with ideas to spare!)
  • Finished two Reviews for my ARCs and books “won”!!!
  • Figured out the end of Mo Thuras, and have some rough ideas sketched in.  It is not all in story format which I prefer, but I have something to work with now!

Unsuccessful Attempts:

  • I did not finish Mo Thuras as a “draft/outline” but I am really at a point where I could work with it.  So I am not sure I truly count that as a failed attempt.
  • I am golden, I really pulled through on my goals this week!!!

Goals:

  • Weekly Goal postings
    • Weekly Inspiration
    • Midweek Poetry Break
    • Letters of Questioning Collaberation
    • Goals & Achievements
    • Miscellaneous on the road postings – busy week ahead…
  • Finish up Mo Thuras (at least tidy in the last of my note ideas) – put away to rest at least a week!
  • Read & Review another ARC (hopefully I will have time for this one this week…)

 

Not a whole lot planned for my weekly goals as I have other things going on.  I am actually even hoping to get my postings done this weekend, as I have a ton of “real life” coming up this week.  Travel planned later in the week, and this long three day weekend, I needs must head out to the farm, we are setting up the area where we are putting B’s memorial stone, and hopefully planning where we are planting the tree for the 6 month anniversary Tree Planting Ceremony I am working out (that is next month already!)

 

How are you goals working out?  Are you sticking to them? Do you feel you are being successful even when you may not have fully achieved the goal set?   Do you feel, like I do sometimes, that you are trying to achieve too much?

 

Weekly Goals & Achievements: Getting Rollin’

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After reading a few posts done up by others with their goals and the like, I decided I wanted to do something similar! We, as writers, often rely on ourselves to accomplish our writing goals. Well, I have learned from NaNo I write much better with some form of ‘structure’ or ‘accountability’ so I agree with others, a writing blog is just the place to share those goals. I also think it is a great place to share the achievements as well, so… now Saturdays are going to look at my past weeks Success and Achievements and look forward to the next weeks goals.

Accomplishments:

  • I have received some blogging awards (which I would like to get posts up about)
  • Posted daily in my blog!

This weeks goals include:

  • Daily Blog Postings (including)
    • Weekly Inspiration
    • Weekly Poem
    • Letter
    • Achievements/Goals
    • (possible post on accountability?)
  • Finish ‘Outline’ of Mo Thuras
  • Finish on of my Reviews (ARC books, or book I won)

 
What are your goals for the week? Do you post your weekly (or even monthly/ect) goals on your blog?