• NaNoWriMo,  Writing

    Turning Adversity Into Your Advantage

    If you follow this blog you will have noticed that I haven’t been posting as often as I normally do. Part of the reason is, of course, the overwhelming writing challenge that is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which I’ve talked about the last few posts. The other part, and a more overwhelming challenge, is that there are people and events that have taken place the last few weeks that erected several emotional hurdles to try and trip me up. These hurdles have nearly crippled me and I haven’t felt much like writing, even less of talking about the problems arising from said hurdles, and this has all led to…

  • Movies,  Poetry

    The Tea Thief: Who Really Did it

    My favorite commercials right now are the Jaguar Good To Be Bad villain advertisements. I am completely charmed by them. Although, I would seriously like to see Jeremy Irons in one, as well as Michael Ironside. I know he’s not British (he’s Canadien), but wouldn’t that be a fantastic commercial to see, a North American villain against a British villain? (Big hint there Jaguar!) And he’s SUCH a wonderful bad guy! What does this have to do with today’s post though? Well, I have a bit of fun for you today, inspired by Tornado actually. I was having my morning cup of tea when I had to get up and…

  • Laura,  NaNoWriMo,  Poetry,  Writing

    In Which I Made A Promise

    Hi everyone! Big day here in the States today. It’s an Election Day, so this afternoon I will be out exercising my right and civic duty to vote. I am probably one of the worst kind of voters because I don’t care for political parties. I’d rather vote for a person’s character instead of their promises. Wow. What a radical thought! But I did not get on here to talk about elections or voting or politics of any kind. Today’s post is short. In part because there wasn’t really a lot going on yesterday. But mostly because I started writing half of a death scene last night, and while I didn’t…

  • Poetry,  Thoughts

    Monday’s Muse: Verisimilitude

    This was a very long weekend. It’s one of those that you want to say ‘can we try again?” But, not me. Not this time. There are some things that just need to happen, whether for good or ill. Getting through something like this gives us strength and teaches us a little more about ourselves. I am finding that I’ve finally become resigned that a certain decision is going to have to be made, and the more I watch this play unfold, the more I am certain that I am going to have to become the antagonist. That’s not a pleasant decision. It makes you think, though, that sometimes the…