Wednesday, November 28, 2012


The spirit of a writer never dies; the desire is always there it just needs to be fed. If the spirit is not being fed, it is unable to work. For a writer inspiration comes in many forms, while for some it may take reading, for others it can be people watching, and for others it may be communing with nature. Find the inspiration, feed the writer spirit, avoid the negative critics, and write.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

As one might imagine, being a college student around the holidays can be a tiny bit stressful.

Being a college student taking three very different writing courses plus a science class and coming to the end of the semester around the holidays makes stress look like a walk in the park. (I am sure there are some college students or writers out there laughing, and if there are not, let me continue thinking so anyway.)

Right now, I am striving to have the Christmas spirit and also get my course work completed. So I thought up a marvelous distraction that would only require me to go to the Post Office every couple days or so. (Unless the internet really loves me and then I would need to go every day, hint.)

I would love to get writing prompts for Christmas, given that I am a writer. So, if people would like, they can send me an eCard, postcard, whichever with a PG rated picture and a brief setting or situation for a character. (I write fiction, typically of the sci-fi/fantasy variety but not too far out there.) And hey! If I get really inspired by one of the prompts I will finally get that book finished and you all will have helped, wouldn't that be great?

E-Cards can be sent to: subject: Merry Christmas Faith! (This is important so my filter will grab it instead of spam.)

Postcards can be mailed to P.O. Box 241 White Bluff, TN 37187

Thank you so much! Merry Christmas!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

When It All Gets Crazy

In the life of a college student, November can get quite nerve racking. Typically this is the time in the semester when deadlines for all the projects are approaching and midterm grades are being released. It can get rather overwhelming.

For myself it is not just about being a college student. I have a family, plus I am also involved in my church. So while it does get crazy and insane and very overwhelming, I love it.

Currently I am planning three essays for Expository Writing, a video script, a mini eBook and a Portfolio for Technical Report Writing and doing classwork for Astronomy with my college studies. At church, I have found myself involved with two friends coordinating a business expo for November 17th. Then of course family wise there is never a dull moment.

The gist of this post though is not to go on and on about how I have so much to do. The point is that with a well thought out plan it can all be done and still have time to sleep, provided you have not drank too much coffee.

The first thing I did was print out a schedule of due dates. That was scary in itself seeing in my face that a few things were due on the same day, but I would rather know that today instead of a week from now when they are expected to be turned in. The next thing I did was let my spouse know that this month was going to be crazy and I was going to need a LOT of homework time. In addition to homework time I am going to need some help with the expo too. So let's see... 1. Written Schedule.  2. ASK for HELP.

That leaves the 3.Implementation. Getting to everything and doing it. You know how long you need to put your best foot forward. Yes, life gets crazy but what matters is how you respond.