Wednesday Randomness: Halloween

Good morning! This weekend is Halloween and it’s also the time of Samhain (pronounced Sav-en in Scotland), All Saints Day, and Dia de Los Muertos. I’ve been doing some research on the proper ways to celebrate these holidays for an upcoming book, but I was struck at how much in common these holidays had. For…

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Monday Motivation: Prepping for NaNoWriMo

Happy Monday! I know, not your favorite phrase by any stretch of the imagination. But, that’s what I’m here for, right? This weekend I took the plunge and decided to sign up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) officially. I do it almost every year, but this time I thought I would try to actually…

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Monday Motivation: Mr. SM’s Birthday

Good morning and happy Monday. Yeah, yeah, I know, y’all don’t like Mondays very much. But that’s why I’m doing these posts. Not only are they meant to inspire my own creativity, but also yours so we start the week on a positive note. This week starts with Mr. SM’s Birthday! My hot Hungarian Barbarian…

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Anniversary – Special Day All the Way Around

Today is my 16th Anniversary with Mr. SM and we’re celebrating with taking walks in the crisp autumn air and watching movies while drinking hot apple cider. We always check to see what the traditional, modern, and alternative anniversary gifts and try to tailor our shared gifts to fit one of the suggestions. This year…

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Leaving Facebook: Breaking the Social Media Monopoly

As you might be aware, I’m thinking of leaving Facebook for a variety of reasons, striking off into a better place to interact with readers but also find peace. I’m not heading off into the bush like a hermit, but I’m just not willing to play by the rules Facebook is enacting. I recognize it’s…

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