Category Archives: Creative Endeavors

It is that time of year again: Intention setting!

We’re not quite a full week into 2020, but I’d lay odds that some people have already broken their New Year’s Resolutions.

Part of that is because resolutions are hard! We resolve to do a thing, but almost never do we have a plan to support that resolution.

A few years ago, people stopped calling them resolutions, and they started calling them goals.

The term “goal” is better because any progress toward the goal is just that: progress, and therefor a positive thing… even if we don’t 100% achieve the goal. Part of the issue is that a goal is something we might attain or obtain (depending on the goal) in the future. It is something to move towards, and even with a plan to help us get there, it is still something in the future.

This year, I want to make sure that I’m setting intentions, and today, I intend to discuss how to make some solid writing intentions for 2020.

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Awake or Alive? (original poem)

The tender flutterings of your lips brushing my eyelids
send shivers of ecstasy through my spirit.
The scent of your flesh
and the heat of your breath
tickle my nose,
a memory of what I want to happen,
and what might be,
chasing me through a dream
too true to be good and
too perfect to be real.

I have envisioned this moment,
touching myself and wishing it was you,
your large, rough hands gliding down my belly,
leaving trails of steam through the landscape of my soul.

Now that the moment has come,
I find myself questioning:
am I merely awake?
Or, for the first time,
am I truly alive?

awake

Monday Motivation: What problem do you want to solve?

I binged some Doctor Who this weekend. I had heard a lot about the new Doctor, and how wonderful she was. I was skeptical, but the hype is true, I think: She is a good Doctor for the show. She’s brought hope back to it. Capaldi was a bit dour at times…

More than that, though, I was intrigued by the subject matter and the villains that we’ve already seen so far. It reminded me of something I’d seen about Star Trek and how The Next Generation’s main enemy, the Borg, was perfect for the time in which the show was originally airing. The idea that we can lose our humanity through technology was (and still is) an interesting, yet terrifying premise for a story.

So what do the new Doctor Who villains, the Stenza, say about the problems we face today? And what does any of this have to do with writing?

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Weekend Coffee Share: #NaNoWriMo has begun!

Hello Coffee Share peeps! This week, if we were sharing stories over coffee, mine would be rather bitter. I’ve developed a taste for coffee without sugar, and just a splash of heavy cream. I need to get some sugar free flavored syrups because I do like the flavors (especially hazelnut), but I’m finding that I feel better with less sugar in my diet.

Come snuggle on the couch with me, and we’ll discuss while I binge some more Ancient Aliens (It seems to be my thing right now). And if you ask nicely, I’ll even share my discount, post-Halloween candy with you.

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