• Writing

    Inspiration Strikes When You Least Expect It

    I’m working on a new project. I’m excited! I can’t wait to see how this goes. Or how far. Kind of curious to see if I can pull this off. Character names are going to change later so I don’t have to keep them straight. For now, enjoy a snippet of what I hope to make the first chapter. xo Jesi   Snippet from I Love You All the Same by Jesi Scott   Beth thought it was a heart attack. Denise pronounced it a definite stroke. Their predictions didn’t matter to me, really; the causation was the issue, and both my sisters and I knew the fault was mine.…

  • The GWSF,  Writing

    Killing Two Birds With One Story

    Come one, come all! Join us at The GWSF (The Game of Wonderful, Sparkly Fun)! For writers of ALL levels! Be inspired, get creative, learn how to write to a specific audience (because, you know, letters target specific people). But most importantly HAVE FUN! Here’s my letter for today! Diane,    “There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.” Seneca had the right of it. The madness has come back, and I refuse to subject anyone else to my Dark Friend’s clutches. He pulls at me even now and begs for me to let him have you. He is…

  • Uncategorized

    Let’s Play The GWSF…

    Dear Ms. Considerer,      It has come to my Attention that there is a disturbing lack of Creativity within Contemporary Society as a whole. There is a sore need for Sparks of Imagination, especially for the young, those Dreamers of Dreams, Painters of Artful Things, Writers of Inspiring Works, and Creators of All Things Especially Wonderful. This is a sad State of Affairs, and I feel that something must be done. Therefore, I have put on my Thinking Cap and have had the Most Wonderful of Ideas. I want to play a Game-one most Fun and Creative and Imaginative. I call it The Game of Wonderful, Sparkly Fun. The…

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    Sky Dancers: 5 Photos, 5 Stories (Day 1)

    So, last week my friend AJ (from Twisted Writers and For The Love Of…) threw down a gauntlet in the form of a challenge. She’s been doing a five photos, five stories challenge, and she nominated me (among others) to take the challenge. The Rules: 1) Post a photo each day for five consecutive days. 2) Attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or a short paragraph. It’s entirely up to the individual. 3) Nominate another blogger to carry on the challenge. Your nominee is free to accept or decline the invitation. Just have fun. To be honest, I was not really looking forward to this…

  • Writing

    Sometimes You Just Need A Reminder

    Resharing a story I wrote a few years ago when I began writing again.  I sort of needed to remember the feeling of a finished project, and it’ll be new to all you darlings who haven’t read it yet. Enjoy! xo Jesi   The Sacrifice by Jessica Scott     It’s a simple scene. In a sterile hospital room, a woman lies in a bed with the right rail down, tubes leading to machines that are monitoring her vital signs, pumping medicines into her thin, fragile veins. Her name is Julie. She is emaciated, skin sagging in places, and her eyes so sunken into her face that it’s almost like…

  • Blog,  Monday's Muse,  Poetry

    10 Things You Should Know (If You Intend To Love A Poet) From Peace.Love.Free

    A few weeks ago I ran across a blog I hadn’t seen yet. It’s Peace.Love.Free and it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite sites to read. I’ve been meaning to do a Friday Feature on it but life has just been crazy busy lately. So, I thought I’d feature my favorite post on it for Monday’s Muse instead. The post that took me there was one with the title above: 10 Things You Should Know (If You Intend To Love A Poet). I read the article and was completely charmed and smiling the whole way through. It was so spot on it was perfect. But, (a qualifier, I know) I…

  • Blog,  Monday's Muse,  The Witch Queen of Celmarra,  Writing

    The Fickle Muse

    Happy Monday everyone. I am stuck in my house today. Winter has finally arrived in Texas. I awoke around four this morning to ice and sleet and a little bit of snow cracking on my windowpanes. I do believe I am a captive in my house for the next few days…or at least until I get bored and decide I really need to get away from my kids who will have managed to drive me crying into my closet (the one with the padded walls, necessary food and wine products, and the soundproof walls) by tomorrow. Ice day today means no school, and it’s very likely that school will be…

  • NaNoWriMo,  Writing

    NaNoWriMo Update

    Time for a NaNo update. If you look over to your right in my sidebar you should notice a NaNo word count widget. Do you see it? There’s a number in it. I have written about 12, 606 words to date. I’ll be honest. That number does not count the words that I’ve written and deleted. Those are the words that get to stay. By today I should have around 18k words but the weekend really messed with my numbers. But, 12k is nothing to sneeze at. I just need to buckle down now, focus on the story, and write. And you’d think that would be easy, but no. Even…

  • Writing

    In Which I Wish I Had A Pensieve

    I have been trying to write all morning. I’m working on The Faerie’s Tale, which I have now renamed The Witch’s Tale (by the way, the title will probably change often-you have been warned). I have been typing away for two hours now. I have two-thirds of a page written. That’s it. Today’s writing has been like pulling splinters out of my brain. I am almost literally pulling the words out of my brain. If I could draw I’d have a sketch of myself with my hands on a word trying to pull a whole sentence out of my head with this look of consternation on my face. That would…

  • Writing

    A Work In Progress

    I know, I know. It’s been some time since I last posted anything. Life just gets crazier than normal in August for us here at the Asylum. There’s so many things we have to do to prepare for the next school year. Lock had freshman band camp and then Jack had school registration, both in the same week. Lock also had a band trip to a local water park as well as freshman registration. I had a meeting at the local attorney general’s office on behalf of my eldest son. Since he’s been living with his dad for the last year, we decided to forego child support since there’s not…