Introductory

Progress on the Journey

INTJ female writer who set out to become a published author of contemporary literature. She published her first novel, Memory Bound, in October 2018. She continues to write, including novelsย and through entries on this blog. Writing includes horror/mystery, young adult fantasy and science fiction.

All opinions, mistakes and dog hair are my own. Thank you for joining me. Pass the tea kettle, would you?

Inspiring Quotes, Ponderings

Remember the Titans: Gettysburg Scene

This movie scene popped in my head today as I was driving back from work, thinking about everything our country is going through currently. The quote one of the coaches says at the end popped into my head:

“I don’t care if you like each other or not, but you will respect each other.”

I’ve only seen this movie once, but I do remember this scene. America is a young country; our history fairly short. Let freedom ring. For everybody.

Ponderings

Black Lives Matter

I grabbed this image from here (it’s free to use) if you want to download your own.

There’s lots of thoughts I have in my mind about everything that’s been going on in America (and the world) lately. Stay safe, be careful and remember how Dr. MLK Jr. protested: peacefully, but with fervor and resilience. Take care.

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Contests Held

Author: Music Writing Prompt (Week II: Chlorine)๐Ÿ’ฆ

Music meets writing prompt. Writing prompt means practice. Practice equals shiny literary awards on your next book cover and access to free taco bars inbetween interviews asking about your literary genius. Yum.

Join in, folks. Tacos for all.๐ŸŒฎ

And special shout out to Chelsea for participating in last week’s prompt featuring David Bowie’s, “Heroes.” She’ll be taking a summer sabbatical soon, but check out her blogs for some great reads. ๐Ÿฅณ

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Awards

Author: The Real Neat Blogger Award ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Thanks Steve and the ever, effervescent Ms. Muffin for nominating me. For a smile as wide as a country sunrise, feel free to visit their page. ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿพ It’s good medicine, especially in the current times.

My responses, questions and nominations are below. Cheers! ๐Ÿฅณ

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Contests Held

Author: Music Inspirational Contest (Writing Prompt) ๐ŸŽถ

I’ve tried a few different writing prompt contests in the past. I took two of my favorite things and smushed them together this time: music and writing. So what are you waiting for? Take a stab at it, my friend. Let me know if you think this is fun and we can continue the jig. Let’s have some fun while becoming better writers. Cheers.

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Brief Humor & Check-Ins

Author: “The Pan-Dammit” Pandemic (Snarky Humor)๐Ÿคฆ๐ŸŒด

I lost my cherub-like demeanor today. It crept up slowly. I went to one of my favorite bookstores/nerdy stores today. I had been looking forward to it all day, as they recently reopened (partially). Shortly upon entering, I was told “May I help you find anything? We’re closing in ten minutes.” I smiled politely (pointless behind my mask) and said “No thank you” and proceeded to find the saint to leave. Then another worker came up to me:

“WE’RE CLOSING IN FIVE MINUTES. GET YOUR CRAP AND GET OUT, YOU LITTLE PUNK!!”

Ahem. I exaggerate a little, but that’s how the message filtered into my brain. Sniff.

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Brief Humor & Check-Ins

Author: Peregrine’s Arc Hits 300 Followers, Book Sale & New Book Update๐Ÿฆ‰

A big thank you to everyone who has followed my blog. I’ve been noticing the blog growing over the past few weeks and wanted to make sure to stop and thank my new followers. Welcome! ๐Ÿ˜Š

If anyone needs a book to read during the pandemic, please check out my book at Amazon. In celebration of the blog’s growth (and because money can be a little tight for some people right now), my book is on sale for $9 hard copy and $3.99 for ebook.* If you have Kindle Unlimited, it’s free. If you want to read it but can’t order right now, ask an obliging librarian to order a copy for you when you’re allowed to return to the library. It’s the wonderful magic of public libraries and they can add it to their circulation. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Book update: GOTD** is coming along…better. I’ve had a harder time getting to know my protagonist with this book. She’s a bit shy, but her name is Blaire and she’s much younger than Memory Bound’s protagonist. She has a quiet voice, but I think I’m listening better. That’s what we writers do, right? We listen to the story already being told. Or something like that.

GOTD is another horror novel, but good horror. Good horror, as I’ve written about on this blog, is hard to find. It’s an art to scare people, to reveal true monsters instead of falling back on cheap scares, grungy writing or stale entertainment tactics. I learned a lot from writing Memory Bound. I’m taking my time writing GOTD, but hope to have my first draft written by the end of summer. The saint is gently holding me to this deadline. How is your writing going?

Cheers, everyone. And happy writing. Ker-kaw! โœ๏ธ

*I just adjusted the prices on Amazon and it can take up to 72 hours to show up. If the prices look higher than what I listed above, try coming back later once Amazon approves my changes. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

**I give out my book titles in acronyms before they’re published. MB was Memory Bound.

Reposts/Reblog Shares

Blog Share: The Central Question of Job: A Broader Perspective On Suffering

Beautiful piece written on Job, the topic of suffering and God. If you can, please remember to leave a like on the blogger’s original page. I can tell she works really hard on writing about her faith. Cheers.

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