Sunday, March 01, 2015

PHOTO FUN and then SOME...

Visit Write Brain Challenge to check out my latest free write piece, and the photo that inspired it. Thanks, Jenny.


A day in photos… 

Outside is done… finally.
My epic fence… also done.
Miss CP and the Birthday Girl
The Kids
Having Fun...
The Kids and Me… Immortalized

Do you have fun with your camera?

Cheers, Jenny

Friday, February 27, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ME… Yup, another ONE!


Happy Birthday to Me
Happy Birthday to Me
Happy B i r t h d a y dear Meeeeee
Happy Birthday to Me

Now that we have the singing out of the way...let’s party!

Well, I'm actually finding the fifteen minutes, and a little extra. Now, that's something I hadn't expected.

I've been working on something in that extra time so today I’ll throw a teaser your way...

The stairs curled down the side of the cavern. It was musty and dank, the air heavy with dragons breath. 

Only seven, Elly trudged slowly downward until her toes dipped in water. That was the only way she knew she had reached the bottom of the stone steps. There she needed to wait.

Soon the room was alight with fire, but only temporarily, just enough time for Elly to see the stone steps which lead across the water to the cavern floor.

Over there stood a little table with two chairs. Once across, Elly took her seat and waited. 

Okay… as a party guest let’s play a little game...

I'd love to know what your imagination sees when reading these few lines. 

In the comment area tell me what you see happening next…

Cheers, Jenny

Thanks for stopping by… always glad to share a piece of cake with friends.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Pearson Report weighs in on prepping for a challenge.

I remember my first challenge well!

April 2011 was my first attempt at doing the A to Z Challenge.

I signed up on April 1st as I had only found out about it on March 30th.

By letter “C” I had my groove on and was letting the juices flow.

Having no time to prepare for the challenge I was at some disadvantage and my day to day activities did feel the pinch; sleep was lost in the process.

But, By George, I sure had fun!

Is it necessary to have your posts finished and ready to hit the Publish Button well before April?

Some say yes, I say not completely… let me explain.

It is a challenge set forth for the month of April, to be done in April.

So why stress yourself about having everything finished before the Challenge has even started?

Well, I imagine getting organized early falls into a few areas of concern...

finding a theme

          having available time

                    commitment to a job 

                              family obligations

                                        other interests… and so on.

All these affect how much time we spend blogging.

Therefore a little preparation can go a long way in helping us participate in a challenge that has very clear time constraints, without messing up our lives completely. Right?

It’s no different than preparing for your first marathon - you don’t just lace up your runners, arrive at the starting line, and run twenty-six mile without some preparation.

Key word here is “preparation”, so when April 1st rolls around you can enjoy the process of “doing” the A to Z Challenge because you are ready, organized, and prepared for it.

Now, that being said, I LOVE winging - this for me is the true challenge. Can I go the distance and post spontaneously for each of the 26 letters, one day at a time?

What are your “preparation” strategies for this upcoming A to Z Challenge?

Are all of your posts finished and ready to go? 
If so, what will you be doing in April? 

Happy Blogging,  

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

NIGHT photos INSPIRE the DEMONS within

Visit Write Brain Challenge to check out my latest free write piece, and the photo that inspired it. Thanks, Jenny.


When I’m out walking Miss Lucy I snap photos - sadly, I forget to take my good camera. 

I use my iPhone 4s relic and it does a lame job with nighttime photos.

However… I’m always looking for something to stir up my demons.

Here’s a couple that I’ve played with… I see stories hiding behind moons, in branches, and lurking in the night air.

What inspires your writing?

Cheers, Jenny