Silence. Muffled, echoing voices singing yuletide songs. Silence. Smothered, trodding footsteps in the light crunch of snow. Silence. Dimmed, crackling flickers of a soft grated flame. Silence. Measured, rhythmic turning of a well worn page. Silence. Hushed, intimate whispers of a loved one's voice. Silence. Stilled, passing time in the winter frozen world.
I saw a post on pintrest the other day that talked living for the future. The post was copied from Twitter and read: "I feel like I’m constantly worrying about the next part of my life without realizing that I’m right in the middle of what I used to look forward to." It's been making … Continue reading Skipping Past the Good Part
We had snow last week, a sure sign that November is closing in. As November approaches, so too does the yearly writing challenge known as NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. Year autumn writers from around the country attempt to writing a full 50,000 novel in just 30 days. Every year, I attempt some sort … Continue reading October Writing Check: am I failing NaNo before it’s even begun?
It's that's time of the year again. The leaves are changing color, the air is getting colder, and my social media is flooded with writers gearing up for NaNoWriMo. Every year as November rolls around, writing from around the country plan to write 50,000 words in a single month. For the more mathmatically minded, that … Continue reading Prep-tober: preparing for the writing road
Part 7 “I’m leaving.” Johannes announced one morning over breakfast. Exclamations of disbelief arose across the table. “Please brothers, let me explain.” Johannes held up his hands for quiet. “I know you are shocked and confused, but it was always my intention to set out to find a way to break the curse some day. … Continue reading The Curse of 13: A 12 Princes Retelling part 7
There's so many thoughts I cannot put into words. Sometimes the struggle is in finding an original way to express thoughts already spoken: the happiness of a bright sunflower in the summer, the melancholy of toy in the rain, the butterflies in the stomach and heart in your throat for nerves. We know what to … Continue reading Poetic Struggle
Part 6 The first week Felicie spent at the cottage was awkward as the siblings became acquainted with one another. Johannes, being the eldest, made it his personal responsibility to ensure Felicie’s comfort, while Franz, being closest to her in age, made it his job to try to keep the young Princess entertained. Whatever resentment … Continue reading The Curse of 13: A 12 Princes Re-telling part 6
I'm a connoisseur of coffee shops. I've issues myself a challenge to write at a new coffee shop every week until I've tried every single cafe in the valley. If I attempted this challenge 10 years ago, I would be done in a month. But, Coffee has become surprisingly popular in this Mormon stronghold. Now, … Continue reading Writing Buzz: Living the Writing Life
Ever read something that resonated with you so much that you wish you could erase the whole thing from your mind so you can experience it for the first time again? That's how I feel about the webcomic Edith by SwanGarden. Maybe I just found it at the right time of my life to relate … Continue reading Edith: The Coming of Age WebToon for your mid-20s
Part 5: The King and Queen visited the forest cottage in secret whenever they could, bearing gifts and news of their little sister; a little girl named Felicie, they never met. “If she knows about you, the curse may come to pass. We cannot risk that. We cannot risk any of our children getting hurt.” … Continue reading The Curse of 13: A 12 brothers re-telling Part 5