... and it's a contest! I meant to host a contest when I jumped back into blogging after my summer hiatusish, to celebrate coming back and to drum some interest back up in these parts (thanks to my awesome bloggy friends who came back even though I haven't given you stuff, lol!). Of course, then school started, and anyone who either has small children or teaches small children knows that someone who both has them AND teaches them is a little crazed in the month of September. What can I say, I sometimes bite off more than I can chew. BUT... I am nearing 300 followers (WHAT!?!?!!!) which totally blows my mind, so we definitely need to dance the happy dance with some fabulous prizes. I think I want to have a writing contest this time, because I have had an absolute BLAST with the ones I entered this year and each one has pushed me a little further into something I haven't written before. So now I want to read what you've got up your writing sleeves! I'm thinking on it. Will keep you posted. (Perhaps after 9 girls sleep over this weekend for Tootsie Roll's bday...)
Something is also NOT brewing. I am currently WiP-less. *blink* *blink* *crickets*
It's true. I have shelved my most recent WiP since the voice just wasn't there. I still like the story idea but I need to put it away and come back to it with fresh eyes. I am enjoying the challenge of flash fiction right now and finding that smaller writing exercises are really working better for me at the moment. I feel like a flower blooming, but one tiny petal at a time. Each small piece that I write is teaching me something new and the entire process has been really helpful in focusing on important words. I also have four books on writing (including On Writing) that have been sitting on my writing desk shelf for the past few months begging to be opened. With my schedule, I find that I have maybe an hour at night to read or to write, but not really both. So I think I will crack open those books and let my newest idea (which is just a wisp, a hatchling) simmer, keep chipping away at flash fic, and hone a little bit.
"No, Handsome Hubby, I can't watch Castle right now, I'm honing..." :)
The past few weeks in books 3/24/17
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