Category: October

  • Virtual high-fives for everyone

    This month I have written through my own excuses. I’ve looked at them, listened to them, recognized them, and then walked right through them like they were cobwebs disguised as cages. I found out I can do what I didn’t think I could. I’ve learned I can write even when I absolutely don’t think I […]

  • Insane courage, lodgepole pine, and having a voice

    Today’s Five Minute Freewrite prompt is: VOICE I’m not writing today because my voice is not important. My voice got me in trouble when I used it as a kid, and as a wife. My body and heart are quick to remind me why it’s a bad idea. My voice is not important, and when […]

  • My own private Ida-nope.

    Today’s post is short[note]Stop sighing in relief! I heard that![/note]. I’m going to go to bed early. I’m going to get up later than I’ve been getting up this week, because I’m writing this ahead of time. I’m scheduling it. In the morning, I’m going to take a longer shower than necessary. I’m going to […]

  • Weekend Link Love #2

    Time to share a little love, this weekend. Things I’ve listened to this week: Radio drama and the like is life. Wolverine: The Long Night (FREE PODCAST, people!) The X-Files: Cold Cases Here are a few of my favorite people: * Penny, who is stumbling along in the most interesting way possible. * XKCD, which […]

  • Can’t write. I’m too busy healing.

    I had a Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) meeting to go to, so I couldn’t possibly write for the 31 Day Challenge, today. Nope. Can’t write. I’m too busy healing and learning. Big job, healing. I shared for the first time. A few others had shared on the topic of trying to be helpful, easing the path […]

  • Too tired to be inspired

    I’m so tired, I’m shaking. I want sleep so bad that I feel like crying. My arms and legs are heavy and slow. My eyes are slow and gritty. There’s not enough Visine in the world for this. Getting myself out of bed was like a physical pain. At least there’s no migraine, which this […]

  • Weekend Link Love #1

    This week, I realized how much I appreciate that the Write 31 Day-ers and Five Minute Free Writers are helping me create movement in my life. I desperately want that movement. Life should have texture, and you, fellow writers, are out there with spackle guns vigorously decorating the internet, right now. Spray on, you crazy […]

  • A most sincere haiku of nope

    Today’s Write 31 Days prompt is: HAIKU. I write nothing, while, In this October of nope, I write all the things. This blog has been taken over by the Write 31 Days challenge. Here’s the sweet, sweet index of all my posts of nope.

  • Five Minute Friday: Share

    This week I’m participating in Five Minute Friday. FMF is pretty much what it sounds like – set a timer, write for five minutes on the prompt provided. It’s been a great tool for getting me up and writing, before work, on this, the most holy day of the workweek. Today’s Five Minute Friday Freewrite […]

  • VACUUM ALL THE THINGS

    I’m not writing today because I need to clean. There are dishes to do, meals to prep, carpet to be de-furred (three cats + one dog = pet hair tumbleweeds overnight), and basically everything looks important and more fun than writing, right now. It’s great to avoid writing by being productive at something else. It’s […]