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A Twist On The Classic Writing Prompt…

I went searching for writing prompts a little while ago and was far more amused with my thoughts than I was anything.

So this is a list of  ten writing prompts and my first thoughts upon reading each of them. — You’re welcome! 😉

  1. You appear in an infinite white room with nothing but yourself and a piece of paper saying, “You have been banned from existence.” — Certainly not! Jesus would never!
  2. Luna, from a waterless village, is compelled to enter the dark forest to fetch water for her dying mother… — I don’t think so. Somebody better make it rain!
  3. You sold your soul to the devil some years ago. Today he gives it back and says, “I need a favor.” — Certainly did not! Devil is a lie. — Y’all crazy.
  4. She gripped the rim of the porcelain sink and tried to steady her hands. “One last time,” she whispered to herself. One. Last. Time. — This about a prostitute working up the nerve to turn one last trick? 👀
  5. The ghost silently led the young woman…. — NOPE.
  6. The man leans into you. There is a dark red, almost black color to the whites of his eyes. He is so close his nose is almost touching yours. You can feel his breath when he says, “We all have it in here. We’re all infected. — The hell we are!
  7. The phone rings. The voice on the other end says, “We need you again.” then hangs up. — Samuel L. Jackson called Tony Stark, didn’t he?
  8. I dare you to touch her again. — Fight, Fight, Fight!
  9. “Sorry, my room is a little messy.” — “The phrase pig sty comes to mind.” — Did my mama write this? She did, didn’t she?
  10. “I’m no better than you. But at least I’m not you, and right now.. that’s worth a lot. — Well somebody’s going through an ugly breakup.

See, what fun! 🙂

Heather!

 

 

 

 

 

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Consistency… Is A Swear Word… Isn’t It? :D

With publishing… comes a lot of hard work. Which includes, but is not limited to, consistency and community building.

I’ve had this blog, for what? Going on about five years now, I believe. That’s a long time. But if there is one thing I am not… it’s consistent. I have a platform here, I just don’t utilize as well as I should.

We can chalk that up to laziness or my lacking social skills… we can call it ignorance, as I didn’t realize how important and helpful blogging consistency can be to an author.

I started this whole thing to sort of hold myself accountable when I decided to double down on writing books. I felt like if I told the world about it, that would put pressure on me to make sure it happened.

Well… that didn’t work quite like I thought. But I did find a lot of value in this blog, even when it didn’t serve its original purpose as I had intended it too.

I used to vent a lot on here, because as a writer, it’s sort of what I do naturally. Write when I’m upset or angry. Now I exercise when I’m upset or angry and I no longer use this place for that. Which, if I’m being honest, is probably a good thing. 😉

So now I’m on here even less because of that. Well guys… that just won’t do. — It’s time to quit neglecting the blog.

So I’m going to attempt.. let’s see if I can manage without failing drastically… blogging daily. Once a day.

The biggest issue with that, I can tell you now… sometimes I will have nothing to say. I’ll just sit here staring at the screen. On those days, heaven only knows what I’ll share on here. Probably a bunch of boring nonsense. — I apologize in advance! (Psst.. feel free to read it anyway. 😀 )

Also, for some randomness that you didn’t ask for! It’s quiet in my house right now and I’m writing to the hum of a refrigerator, the neighborhood kids playing basketball out front and one of the neighborhood kids playing the tuba out back somewhere. This is my life… welcome! 🙂

Seriously though. I have a bunch of stuff to do. There’s not enough time in the day. I have two scenes that need to be written as part of the editing process for my book. My kitchen is also a disaster. And that is not an exaggeration. — It’s a disaster.

So write and clean the kitchen it is! Oh, and I guess I’ll have to make some supper in there somewhere. There is much to do!

Talk later! Wait! Not later, tomorrow! 😉 (Which is technically later, but… you catch my drift.)
Much love, guys!  😀