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Morning Surpise and Thank You!!

I had such a pleasant surprise this morning when I went to see my blog and I have to tell you it made my day and touched my heart!!!  It is such an honor that so many people like my blog and are following me..

Sorry I haven’t written a lot right now – things are starting to settle down and I am feeling as good as I was before I had for lack of a better work “emotional breakdown” – since I will always have depression and have apparently had it since I was 14 years old!! I can say I am learning to face demons head on and manage triggers etc.. a lot better!!!!

This is my morning surprise – see below 🙂

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So once again – I send out a HUGE THANK YOU HUG to everyone who is reading, following, liking and giving feedback on my blog..

 

 

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Writing Organized

Today I started organizing all my writing – i went to Walmart and purchased a file folder caddy!!
I came home and labelled all my poetry folders, printed out my poems stored on flash drive and alphabetized poems!!
Tomorrow, I hope to start organizing short story info once my new file folders come in

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Second Part of Short Story

After her daily ritual was complete she sat almost transfixed in her chair. It almost felt like something had bound her in place but no one else was around.

She knew the signs and what she had to do but it had been years and she was uncertain of her mind’s clarity and if her body could handle the fatigue afterwards.

Trying to ignore the nagging feeling she began to hum and fidgeted with her fingers and rings in hopes that it would distract herself from the pull.

The twitch grew stronger in her weary hands and she could feel her back muscles stiffen under her wrinkled,age spotted skin.

When she could no longer still what was stirring inside her, she steadied herself on the wobbly old table and cautiously pulled herself up. Once she was steady enough she made her way to her cupboard above the sink.

Her walk to the cupboard seemed to take years instead of the minutes it did actually take. Once she reached the cupboards, she took a deep breath and slowly began to open the door. The hinges creaked so loud that it seemed to echo in her empty kitchen.

Her eyes scanned the contents of the cupboard until they cane across the small black bag with a gold rope tie. Her hands began to shake as her hands reached the velvet black sachet. Once it was in her grasp the old woman grabbed it and took a deep breath.

She stood almost frozen in place with the bag in her hands. The feel of velvet in her hands were comforting to her but also awakened overwhelming tensions in her body.

Once her heart slowed down enough she slowly made her way back to the wooden table and cautiously lowered herself down to the chair. She sat staring at the velvet bag as she passed it back and forth between her hands.

It had been years since her eyes had peered at artifacts in velvet sachet but she knew that she would have to face the ghosts of the past!

Her heart started to race as her mind flashed back to when she last glimpsed what was hidden in the velvety soft packet!

Recipe for Gratitude

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Today’s Gratitude List

  • Looking pretty when I went out
  • Working on new ideas
  • Mentors in writing field
  • Hubby making it home safely from trip
  • Spring clean-up going well
  • New shopping ideas (lists are awesome 🙂 )
  • Try new teas  (David’s Tea Honeydew Mate Latte tasted awesome)
  • As always – friends, fans and fellow bloggers
  • Creative muses
  • Inspiration and ideas

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Sites That Might Help

http://m.indigo.ca/product/books/tarot-for-writers/9780738714578?ikwid=tarot%20for%20writers&ikwsec=homew
http://thenextweb.com/apps/2012/09/29/the-best-apps-communities-tools-writers-journalists/
http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/story/292924/nine-handy-online-tools-for-writers
http://www.thewritingplatform.com/2013/03/5-good-online-productivity-tools-for-writers/
http://www.dailywritingtips.com/writing-prompts-101/
http://its.leesummit.k12.mo.us/writing.htm
http://www.pw.org/writing-prompts-exercises

Some Interesting Sites

http://m.voices.yahoo.com/top-5-software-programs-self-publishing-desktop-6465478.html

http://m.indigo.ca/product/books/tarot-for-writers/9780738714578?ikwid=tarot%20for%20writers&ikwsec=homew
http://thenextweb.com/apps/2012/09/29/the-best-apps-communities-tools-writers-journalists/
http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/story/292924/nine-handy-online-tools-for-writers
http://www.thewritingplatform.com/2013/03/5-good-online-productivity-tools-for-writers/
http://www.dailywritingtips.com/writing-prompts-101/
http://its.leesummit.k12.mo.us/writing.htm
http://www.pw.org/writing-prompts-exercises

Book review

So, I have been reading a book called “In Search of The World’s Worst Writers” – I found the book at the library. I am not sure why I picked it up – it kind of just called to me!!

Although, it is a bit long winded – the book is actually informative and gives you a glimpse into literature’s shadows in the past.. I have had to put it down a few times to step away from it – as I was having a hard time to get into the book.

Once I got further into the book, I actually found it has elements of knowledge, humour and some different styles of literature and poetry.

I am still plowing through book, but so far it is very interesting.

Some of the authors and writers they discuss are:

  • Sir Thomas Urquhart
  • George Wither
  • Margaret Cavendish
  • The Devout Salutationist

 

.. stay tuned for more infomration ..

 

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Poetry process

Working on a new poetry form
Alphabetic poem
Did not realize how difficult it would be to write a poem using every letter of alphabet
Writing a line starting with every letter in order .. Stuck at H gah!!!

This is what I’ve got so far:
Antique family diary
Bound in black leather
Crest engraved on cover
Dust inches thick reveal age
Edges of pages lined with gold
Fancy ribbon to mark the pages
Generations of family bonds
Heirloom from another time
Initials written in fountain pen
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What else i have done on poem
Feel free to input or add suggestions for next lines
Antique family diary
Bound in black leather
Crest engraved on cover
Dust inches thick reveal age
Edges of pages lined with gold
Fancy ribbon to mark the pages
Generations of family bonds
Heirloom from another time
Initials written in fountain pen
Jaunted down lovingly with care
Kept away from prying eyes
Love letters tucked away in pages
Memories of the best and worse of times
No one outside the circle knows what is inside
Once a year someone fingers the cover
Preserved upon an old oak shelf
Quill made of dove feather sits beside it
Rose petals pressed in the leather safe
Scents of old perfumes mark the pages
Treasure so priceless with no monetary value