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When I write a story it generally stems from inspiration or an idea that interests me. Sometimes I just sit in front of my laptop and start typing without a plan at all. I have written lots of songs like that. I recently read an article on short stories. I used to write them a lot when I was a teenager. It was one of my coping mechanisms. I haven’t written one in a very long time. So, I have decided to sit in front of my computer and just write. I want to introduce each character individually. I have no idea what this story is going to be about at all. It may be  a horrible idea but for whatever reason I want to do it this way.

I just started typing about my first character. Her name is Saya. I don’t know that much about her. I hope before long that I will know everything about her. Get ready to meet Saya and the others. I don’t have a title. I don’t have any idea who the other characters will be. I just have a desire to write something new. So, that’s what I plan on doing. I might even take input from other people. We’ll see. Hopefully it will be fun for all of us!

I will introduce Saya soon. Be well and keep writing!

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Happy New Year!

This year rolled in quickly. I feel like  we were just ringing in 2016. I am grateful to be able to watch another year begin. I can’t wait for the great things 2017 will bring. I don’t know exactly what will happen but there are a few successes I have already thanked God for. Claim it, they say, and it shall be yours. 2017 has been claimed.

This past year was full of ups and downs for us. Blue, our dog, had surgery twice. We call him our million dollar dog because his healthcare cost so much emotionally and financially. He tore a ligament and needed surgery. He was on eight weeks restriction placing us on restriction too! At the end of his lock down he unexpectedly needed two additional weeks due to inflammation. To watch him run and play now is awesome. Before his injury we never dreamt he couldn’t be a dog. Forcing a dog to lay on a pillow for ten weeks is painful. He looks at you with the sad, dark eyes. Now he bounces around and I swear I can almost see a smile on his face…

I have a lot of ideas and plans for this year. I hope that everyone does. I want every dreamer to succeed. I want each person that doesn’t have courage to be courageous. Every builder to build a wonderful life and each lyricist to become an amazing songbird. Use the next few weeks to design your plans for 2017 and work diligently toward making your goals come true. Toss out the resolutions and focus one day at a time on your goals. Embrace the impossible and make things possible!

Happy New Year!!

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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It’s been a long time!

I have been working full time and writing as much as I can. It has been too hard for me to focus on my blog. I feel like I tossed it by the wayside. I made a promise to myself that I am going to start writing posts again. I want to. I may even need to do it. For me it was a great way to connect with people and I miss that. My posts will be some of the same and some very different ones. My interests have changed to include screenwriting. I have also written more song lyrics in various genres. Everything is covered by copyright laws so I plan on sharing it. That’s it for now.  So…see you again very soon. #lovelife

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Inspiration…

There are so many things that I want to write about but until they come to fruition I can’t. I think that’s why I haven’t been blogging. I said I’d do better so here we go…

The summer flew by. School is back in session yet it feels like summer just started. I was at a park in Fort Mill, SC for the first time a few weeks ago. When we walked the trail around the lake I thought, “God I need to own a lake house.” I would park myself and my laptop near the edge of the water and write for hours. Instead of my dog curling at my feet in my home office he’d sleep next to me by the water.

I have always loved the ocean and lakes. I just never knew until recently how calming it was for me. I see a lake house in my future. I know that we can rent one but to be able to go there when I wanted would be amazing. I guess that’s something to jot down as one of my many goals.

My inspiration to write comes from many things, water included. I’m always amazed though when you’re having a general conversation with someone and it sparks a totally unrelated idea. It’s also funny when you’re barely listening to someone and part of that conversation ends up in your story. It makes me laugh out loud when that happens.

I think the key to receiving inspiration from every angle comes from opening your heart and mind. It allows you to look beyond the conversation or interaction. Sounds weird but I think it’s true…

Go off somewhere and be inspired. Happy writing and reading!!

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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My apologies!!

I haven’t written a blog since last month. I apologize for that. I’ve been busy working on three different projects. I don’t want to mention what they are yet because I’m not one who talks of things before I’m finished with them. Sometimes I feel like things won’t come to fruition if I speak of them first. Is that superstitious? Probably. I will say that it’s writing and its very involved. 

I have not been on twitter either. So, I vow to do better. I have to do better. I will add another post soon. Be well. Happy reading and writing! 

 

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

My trip to Arkansas…

It’s been a few weeks since my trip to Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. I’ve had a hard time putting the experience into words. The word I’ve used consistently to explain it verbally to people has been amazing. As far as writing about it I knew I’d have too much to say. I’m going to do my best to keep it short.

It was an amazing trip for one because of the history of the school. It played a large role in integrating our public schools. As I walked the hallways I felt the presence of those who had stood up for so many students they’d never meet. The Little Rock Nine roamed the halls with hatred being spewed at them so that we could walk freely through the halls. The history walked alongside of me and I will never forget that feeling.

It was amazing because the students I met with weren’t LGBTQ students. Some might have identified as such but I met with communication classes and students from the AVID Program. Yet they were open and asked a lot of questions. No one laughed at the subject. They were honest and so was I in my responses.

It was amazing because the students showed an interest in someone other than themselves. I don’t mean me although they treated me like a celebrity. That felt pretty cool. They showed concern for LGBTQ teens and the coming out experience. They were open and attentive. They made me extremely proud to be in their company.

Life sometimes gets in the way of our dreams but these kids were determined and focused. I have no doubt they will achieve their desires.  I hope that life doesn’t make them judgmental and jaded. They seem to embrace a world that allows their hearts to be welcoming. They will be the generation to conquer the underlying hate that exists in the world.

They are who we all should be.

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Z is for zoom…

I was hesitant when the challenge began and almost didn’t participate. I wish I could’ve been more active but will peruse other blogs to leave comments. My April was really busy and I hope next year this time it is slow enough to allow me to do better.

Zoom, zoom, zoom we are done. See you next year for the challenge…

 
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Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

 
 
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