Why is it I’m always surprised that Christmas is around the corner again? It’s not like I don’t know it’s coming. But every year, I end up buying presents two days before Christmas day, running fifteen minutes late to Christmas church services, and stress out over it. This year, I am determined to be early
Have you noticed the air has turned crisp and the days are shorter? The smell of spices fills the air and sweaters are the norm? It’s fall, ya’ll! We have an autumnal list of words for you this October that will keep you warm and toasty as you enjoy the cooler weather. Not sure if
Summers over, schools in session, and #writeastorychallenge is back! We’ve made some changes to the printables – hopefully, it’ll make it easier to use for everyone – but the rules are the same! Not sure if you’re up to writing a story? No problem! Use the prompts for journal writing or free writing. Actually, all
Hello, my lovely Litterateurs! It’s the last Wednesday of the month and you know what that means? It’s book review time! This month’s TBR (to be read)/CR (currently reading) list is short but sweet and is a mix of non-fiction and fiction.
Hello, my litterateurs! Due to unforeseen circumstances, Chautona and I have decided to take a break during July. We’ll be back in August with some hotnew prompts for you, though. Until then, here are few things you can do until then: Chautona and I will still be around; so feel free to give us a shout
Trips to the beach, long afternoons at the pool, a visit or three to the air-conditioned library. Ah, so many ways to beat the heat this summer! But if you can’t make it to the beach right now, why not write a story with us this June during #writeastorychalenge? The “official” guidelines & printables are
Perseverance and hope go a long way, especially when dealing with kids. For example, my son’s quest to obtain his driver’s license concluded a week ago. For those unaware of the Driver’s License Saga of 2017, my eldest son sought to take his final driving test not once, not twice, but three times. Perseverance paid off
One day it’s a gorgeous sunny day, the next it’s raining cats and dogs. Welcome springtime in the northern hemisphere! Rather than worry about the weather (it’ll sort itself out soon, promise), let’s do something else. Like, oh the #writeastorychallenge for the month of May! Not sure if you’re up to writing a story? No
Managing writing comes down to three goals: effective time management, right writing environment, and setting aside time for family. It’s like a rickety tripod. If one leg falls, the rest go with it. But it’s how I learned to find my writing time and balance it with my busy life. Well, that and cultivated self-care.