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Writing Prompts: Would You Rather

Writing Prompt: Would you rather live in the beach or in the mountains?

Answer: In the mountains.

Beaches are beautiful. I will never deny that. I’ve never felt comfortable on a beach for long periods of time. It’s okay for brief time periods. Especially when I’m inspired to take a million pictures of the beautiful scenery. Sometimes observing the beach scene is just beautiful. It leaves me full of inspiration. I think I would lose that inspiration if I lived on a beach.

The mountains are peaceful and calm. I feel like I would be so productive there. Also, there are places in mountain areas that are near lakes. It’s not as good as an ocean some would say, but it’s very peaceful. At least to me it is. I enjoy peace and quiet for the most part. I’m an ambivert, but I tend to lean more towards the introverted aspect of that.

My aunt and that side of the family have a beautiful lake house on the mountains in North Georgia. It’s so beautiful. I dream I will have that one day.

Writing Prompt: Something I Want To Remember

Writing Prompt: Write about something you want to remember.

I spent a lot of time thinking about this. I think I may have even been over thinking it quite frankly. It’s hard to think of just one thing I want to remember. There are too many beautiful memories for me to want to remember just one thing. The day I graduated. My 21st birthday. My first kiss.

Then I realized that I was thinking too narrowly. I don’t have to choose a specific memory. I can do something else. Something that covers a broad variety of memories.

I want to remember happiness. I want to remember every single time I feel it. I want to be able to pull it around me like a cloak when I’m not feeling so happy.

I want to be able to share that happiness with others. Especially when they are down. I want to help them get the smile back on their face. Put hope back in their hearts.

I want to lock all of my happy memories into the feeling of happiness so that I can pull them out whenever I want to remember them. Happiness will be the best thing I could ever remember.

Writing Prompts: Three Positive Thoughts

Writing prompt: Share Three Positive Thoughts

  1. Somebody will always love you unconditionally. People turn against you. It’s life. However, there will always be at least one person who will always have your back no matter what. They will always care about what’s going on with you.
  2. It’s okay to not be perfect. There’s always going to be things that we are strong in and things that we are weak in. That’s okay. It’s what makes us human.
  3. Be authentically you. You will always find happiness in life as long as you are the best you that you can possibly be. Never try to be what you think others want you to be.

Writing Prompts: Accident

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#10 Accident

Write a story about an accident you caused or an accident that happened to you.  This could be negative as in a car accident or maybe it’s an accident of good fortune.  Describe how the accident occurred, who was involved and how it ended.  Was it a bicycle accident?  How did it happen?  Did someone get hurt?

When I was fourteen, my family had decided to go to a place that we went to every year called R-Ranch. To give a bit of background, I lived with my biological father and stepmom at the time. This trip was with my mom, my other dad, my brother, Stephen, and my sister, Sarah. My other dad and my mom were trying to work things out after having been separated for many years.

The entire trip was a comical disaster. My dad drove our truck into a ditch. There was no air conditioning. Everybody was overall just grumpy and hot. This was also the beginning of the end of the reconciliation of our parents, but that’s another story.

One night, Stephen, Mom, and Hugh (other dad) decided to go fishing. Sarah and I really were not feeling like going fishing at all. We both found the thought of fishing boring and uninteresting. I also found fish very creepy looking. I still do in a way. They accepted that we didn’t want to go and left without problem.

Everything was fine for a few hours. She was entertaining herself with making up a story narrative out loud with her dolls. I was reading. It was spring break for all of us. I didn’t really have many friends. My dad and stepmom were super strict and I wasn’t really allowed to do much of anything outside of school. So I liked reading a lot during my free time.

After awhile, Sarah started getting bored. I wanted to keep reading, but she was getting grumpy and agitated. She was regretting her decision to stay behind. I decided we could go out and try to find them on the lake. It was dark by this point, so I had my doubts, but if it made Sarah happy, so be it.

We made our way down to the lake. I was making jokes and distracting Sarah. She was autistic and had some other issues that we weren’t too sure about at the time. She was nine at the time. One of the issues is she was squeamish of being around people she didn’t know. Especially at night. So I tried to keep her occupied as much as I could.

We got to the dock and found two nice paddle boats. I got my sister settled into one and started to step down into it myself. Instead of successfully getting into the boat like I hoped, I wound up falling into the lake. I was wearing jeans and a t-shirt. I panicked because I’ve never been a great swimmer and it was dark. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the boat started drifting away which made Sarah panic because she didn’t know how to paddle the boat.

Luckily, there were two boys at the dock fishing who saw the whole thing. They helped me out of the lake. One boy got into the other paddle boat and went and retrieved my sister who had wound up getting very far out into the lake. It was so embarrassing at the time. I mean I was fourteen and there were cute boys near by. Do I need to say more?

Once Sarah was retrieved from the boat, she was completely out of the notion to go find our parents and Stephen. So we went back to the cabin. I changed into pajamas and went back to reading. Sarah decided to change into her pajamas as well.

They came back an hour or two later and asked us how it went while they were gone. We told them it was fine and after hearing about their tales in fishing land, everybody went to bed. My sister and I didn’t specifically make a pact not to talk about the event. It just never got brought up until years later when somebody in the family was encouraging us to try out the paddle boats they had at the lake.

New Plans and The Introverted Readathoner

Due to having a super hectic schedule next week, I’ve been debating a lot of things I’ve posted lately. I’ve also reflected on how much I’ve enjoyed doing them. Upon doing that, I did some research on some memes that typically get posted on certain days. I’ve found dozens of beautiful ones. So here’s a new schedule I’ll be trying:

Monday: Weekly Schedule. This helps keeps me organized and I’ve enjoyed posting them.
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesdays I seriously love this! It’s my favorite to do every week!
Wednesday: WWW Wednesdays This meme has kept me honest and kept me organized. I stray less since I started doing it.
Thursday: Thursday Quotables I just discovered this. It looks really amazing. I’m excited to get it started!
Friday: Book Beginnings On Fridays Found this one today as well. It looks like it will be something I’ll look forward to doing every week.
Saturday: Saturday Stars I think for this one I will pick a favorite from the books I’ve read during the week. This will keep me from choosing a ton of characters from one series and accidentally repeating as well.
Sunday: Cinema Sunday or Book Photo Sundays I know it seems strange that I chose two for Sundays. There’s a good reason behind it. It’s so I’ll always have a post on this day. I don’t watch a lot of television or movies. There will be weeks where I just don’t have a movie to talk about. This ensures that I will at least have a post every Sunday.

I also want to take the time to talk about a group that I started on Facebook. For those of you who don’t know, I’m a very avid fan of readathons. So I created a group called The Introverted Readathoner. I’m not going to lie, I debated changing my blog name to it I loved the name so much. I’d really love if more people joined! It’s super low key! If you feel up to hosting a relaxed readathon, just post how long the readathon will be and any requests you may have. It can be as long or as short as you want. You can even set up an event page for it. I encourage it and for anybody to invite their friends! Just click the banner above!

That’s all I can think about for now. I’ll start this schedule for Monday. I think this weekend will be focused on scheduling posts for next week, reading, and writing reviews. I will have a lot of reviews posted over the week. I also think I have a special post scheduled for tomorrow that I’ll be posting as well. Hope everybody has a fantastic weekend and happy reading!

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My Writing Plans For 2020

I think I’ve made it obvious that I really enjoy writing. I’ve had my doubts and insecurities about publishing with very valid reasons. However, I think I’m looking at things in the wrong way.

My biggest issue with publishing was the fear that it would take my time away from reading. I see authors today pushing themselves to put at least a book out a month. If not more. It has to be stressful. I get why they do it. It still seems very stressful.

All that aside, I have decided that I would like to publish anyway. Not anytime soon. But eventually. My goal for now is to have my first book edited and ready by 2021. I also don’t plan to become a full-time author. When I publish, I’ll publish 1-2 books a year. Not because I’m full of myself and think that I’ll earn a ton of money that way. I just don’t see it as the only thing I want to do with my life.

Starting New Year, I’ll be dedicating two hours a day to writing. If I draw a blank for writing on a particular day, I’ll edit and shape up some of the work I already have out. I’ll share my progress every week. I may even share some of my writing now and then if that’s requested. But either way, I will post on Mondays about how the progress itself is going.

Thank you for reading! Happy New Year!

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Writing: My Passions and Fears

I’ve been passionate about writing since I was a teenager. I wrote many poems in high school. I had notebooks filled with poems. After graduating high school, I began writing stories. I’d spend hours a day just writing or thinking about writing. It was peaceful to me.

A few years after I’d graduated high school, the guy I was seeing at the time got it in his head I was cheating on him. In retaliation, he destroyed my writing as well as showed me how angry he was with me. He never apologized for his actions even after it became very apparent I was innocent. This caused me to lose my passion for writing significantly.

I spent years repressing my urges to write. And in some ways, I think it tainted my writing. I wouldn’t say I’m very talented in writing, but it’s something I love doing. I also can’t say that I just have urges to write. Well, I do, but they aren’t frequent.

In 2015, I participated in my first ever #NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I wrote my first actual novel, Spirit Rising. It’s unpublished. I really need to rewrite and add to it. I was very proud of myself. I was finally writing again! I haven’t won another Nano project, but I’m not giving up.

I really am putting more and more consideration into giving in and publishing. I don’t expect to become a best selling author. And that’s fine. Just having my work out there will be enough for me. I know many people are afraid of failing when it comes to this. I get that fear. It’s something we will never know until we try.

What I’m afraid of is losing my time reading if I become a published author. It seems like the pressure to publish so many books a year is really common. My obviously solution for this would be to publish a book a year anyways. I know it won’t make me rich, but that’s seriously fine. I’m as passionate about reading as I am writing. Not being able to read books and review them would make me very uncomfortable.

I also strongly feel that I could use some writing classes. Maybe some editing classes too. My idea and concepts are great in my eyes, but the execution lacks grace and style. It’s definitely something I plan to look into. Until then, I’ll share my writings and my thoughts on writing here every Monday. I sincerely hope you enjoy!

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