#PiBoIdMo Day 25-27

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PiBoIdMo Day 25-27

Only a few more days left over on Tara Lazar‘s blog. Is your ideas jar like a stuffed turkey?

Here’s what I’ve done over the last three days…

DAY 25
AJ Smith shows us where to look for ideas.
*Looking for ideas can turn into finding ideas. Get to looking!*

DAY 26
Pat Z Miller tells us to notice the little things.
*Little things can lead to big ideas.*

DAY 27
Kelly DiPucchio encourages us to sit down and have dinner with our characters.
*Getting to know your characters helps them become three deminsional instead of two demensional.*

How am I doing?
I’ve added _7_ more idea over the last three days. Giving me a total of _31_. Again, this is not a sprint. This is a 30 day marathon. I can see the finish line! Meet you there.

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How are things going?
Only three more days left.  😦  But at the end you’ll have so any ideas to draw from!  🙂 

Until next time,

Happy Writing!
~t

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~ Happy Thanksgiving ~

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Happy Turkey Day!

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday. Today I like to reflect and focus on things I’m thankful for.

Family. I’ve lost a lot of people I’m close to in November… friends (including a best friend), my grandmother, my daughter. So November can really be a bummer month. But then I look around and I have my husband, his parents, my sons, my fur babies, my siblings.

Friends. I’m still friends with people I haven’t seen in over 30 years. I’ve made new friends or finally met online friends for the first time this year. I have friends here in my town and surrounding areas.

Writing family. Yes I [heart] you guys! I have online writing friends who support me, pick me up, kick me in the butt (I need it sometimes), and root me on. I have a writing family right here in my own community now. I’m talking live… in person… I can actually touch them… people. Which is a lot for us writers who live in the boonies.

Readers. I have people who support my writing. They buy my books, tell people about me, and help spread the word by sharing posts. YOU. Yes, you. My bloggies. You read my posts, have shared what I’ve said. Some of you like and comment. You have no idea what it means to me when I hear from some of you. When you say I’ve said something that clicked, that made a difference.

I reflect and look over this post and I realized this.
I.     Am.     Blessed.

Thank you, everyone. I hope this holiday season brings you joy.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Until next time…

Happy Writing!
~t

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#PiBoIdM9 Day 22-24

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PiBoIdMo Day 22-24

We are in the final stretch now! I’m getting close to meet the 30 ideas goal  Tara Lazar has set for us. Keep visiting her blog for those inspirational posts!

Here’s what I’ve done over the last three days…

DAY 22
Anna Staniszewski encourages us to take a look at ourselves and embrace our silliness.
*Being different is my super power!*

DAY 23
Katy Duffield encourages to never give up and write your passion.
*I have Peter Pan Syndrome and refuse to grow up! #PBsRule *

DAY 24
Jesse Klausmeier gives us an example on how to use note cards to inspire ideas.
*How many possibilities can there be?*

How am I doing?
I’ve added _5_ more idea over the last three days. Giving me a total of _24_. Again, this is not a sprint. This is a 30 day marathon. I can see the finish line! Meet you there.

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How are you doing?
Only a few days left. Are your ideas like bunnies and multiplying?

Until next time,

Happy Writing!
~t

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#PiBoIdMo Day 19-21

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PiBoIdMo Day 19-21

Three weeks! Poof! Gone! Wow! Tara Lazar is doing a wonderful job on her blog. Of course she does so every year!  🙂

Here’s what I’ve done over the last three days…

DAY 19
Adam Lehrhaupt & Ame Dyckman team up and show us how having someone to bounce ideas off of cna be a great thing
*Two heads are better than one. CPs are awesome!*

DAY 20
Carolyn Fisher encourages to switch things up when we get stuck.
*Write somewhere else. Type in a different font or size. Doodle.*

DAY 21
Nancy Tupper Ling uses her eyes to find inspiration.
*You only have to look around to find the Nuggets laying round.*

How am I doing?
I’ve added _6_ more idea over the last three days. Giving me a total of _19_. Again, this is not a sprint. This is a 30 day marathon. Keep on going! I’ll see you at the finish line.

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How are you doing?
Are you finding ideas around every corner? Or in unexpected places?

Until next time,

Happy Writing!
~t

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#PiBoIdBo Day 16-18

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PiBoIdMo Day 16-18

We are over the hump and headed full steam towards the end of the month. Over onTara Lazar‘s blog, people are commentimg away. I’ve enjoyed reading those as well. Have you?

Here’s what I’ve done over the last three days…

DAY 16
Katya Szewczuk encourages to play pretend as our characters to really get to know them.
*Walk a mile in someone’s shoes and see where it leads!*

DAY 17
Ryan Hipp encourages to draw inspiration from our passion.
*Do what you love & you’ll never work.*

DAY 18
Liza Woodruff encourages us to look around and be open to the possibilities that surround us.
*Ask “WHAT IF?” and see where the adventure leads.*

How am I doing?
I’ve added _2_ more idea over the last three days. Giving me a total of _13_. Again, this is not a sprint. This is a 30 day marathon. Keep on going! I’ll see you at the finish line.

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How are you doing?
What was you favorite post of the first half?

Until next time,

Happy Writing!
~t

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#PiBoIdMo Day 13-15

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PiBoIdMo Day 13-15

Over the weekend, we reached the halfway point. Boy this goes by fast I’ve been commenting over onTara Lazar‘s blog and tweeting each post. Have you?

Here’s what I’ve done over the last three days…

DAY 13
Sarvinder Naberhaus encourages to see the wonder around us.
*There is inspiration all around us. We only need to be open enough to see, hear, & feel them.*

DAY 14
Julie Gribble gave us a great visual on how to see what our readers see.
*Get down on the or level LITERALLY and bring that into your writing.*

DAY 15
Carter Higgins gets us to dig deep and find the heart of.our stories.
*What is your about about?*

How am I doing?
I’ve added _2_ more idea over the last three days. Giving me a total of _11_. Again, this is not a sprint. This is a 30 day marathon. Keep on going! I’ll see you at the finish line.

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How are you doing?
Half way! Do you have 15 or more ideas?

Until next time,

Happy Writing!
~t

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Veteran’s Day 2015

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Veteran’s Day

I would like to say THANK YOU! to all who have served and are serving. It is because of you that our country stands proud and free. You are the top 1% of our people. You are the ones who give up so much, so we can have more.

THANK YOU.

I would like to say a special thank you to my grandfather,  my Papa, who served his country and raised me as his own. I am forever grateful.

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One more THANK YOU to my son, Austin (Son#2), who always likes to push the boundaries and get things done.

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If you see a Veteran or someone serving, tell them thank you. Not just today, but every day.

Until next time…

Thank you
&
Happy writing!

~t

#PiBoIdMo Day 10-12

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PiBoIdMo Day 10-12

Sorry fornthe delayed post. Ive been busy and then my allergies decided to attack. Blah! Ill bee catching up though.

We are almost done with week two! Are you finding your groove yet? I’ve been checking in over onTara Lazar‘s blog leaving comments with each post. Have you?

Here’s what I’ve done over the last three days…

DAY 10
Janna Matthies encourages us to put up our dukes and take on tough topics.
*even in the darkest of times we can find a light*

DAY 11
Joe McGee encourages us to take a trip. No, not a vacation. A trip back to our childhood.
*Got my bags packed and passport ready!*

DAY 12:
Denise Fleming talked about saving ever idea and going through them from time to time.
*Even the stinker ideas can come out smelling sweet*

How am I doing?
I’ve added __ more idea over the last three days. Giving me a total of _9_. Again, this is not a sprint. This is a 30 day marathon. Keep on going! I’ll see you at the finish line.

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How are you doing?
Are you finding inspiration outside of the posts?

Until next time,

Happy Writing!
~t

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#PiBoIdMo Day 7-9

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PiBoIdMo Day 7-9

We are into week two! How are you doing? I’ve been checking in over onTara Lazar‘s blog leaving comments with each post.

Here’s what I’ve done over the last three days…

DAY 7
Jessica Bagley gives us ways to help find our muse. She also talks about finding the purity of the story to connect with readers.
“that honesty came from a very pure place and it resonates with readers”

DAY 8
Susan Berger gets us prepared to write and encourages us to check in our editor when we sit down to write.
Best. Advice. Ever! —> “blather it out, and edit it later”

DAY 9:
Editor, Meredith Mundy encourages writers to use our words to inspire. Not only our readers what to imagine, but illustrators on what to draw.
*Allow room for illustrators to do their job*

How am I doing?
I’ve added _4_ more ideas over the last three days. Giving me a total of _9_. Again, this is not a sprint. This is a 30 day marathon. Keep on going! I’ll see you at the finish line.

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Are you enjoying the posts?
How are your ideas coming along?
Any good ones?

Until next time,

Happy Writing!
~t

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#PiBoIdMo Day 4-6

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PiBoIdMo Day 4-6

Tara Lazar is keeping me going with ideas. Yay!

Here’s what I’ve done over the last three days…

DAY 4:
Marcie Wessels let’s us know that it’s okay to be stuck and to try not to stress out about it. Ideas will come. *Letting your mind go can sometimes lead to great ideas. Who doesn’t like playtime?*

DAY 5:
David Michael Slater gives a mini-workshop on plotting and how he’s come up with a few of his own ideas. *And you thought Bad Lip Reading was a bad thing.*

DAY 6:
Tammi Sauer wants us to dig deep and find out what makes out characters tick. There’s a great list of questions to ask our characters too. *Really get to knownyou.character & they will be believable.*

How am I doing?
I’ve added _1_ more idea over the last three days. Giving me a total of _5_. Again, this is not a sprint. This is a 30 day marathon. Keep on going! I’ll see you at the finish line.

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How many ideas have you gotten so far?
How are your ideas coming along?
Any good ones?

Until next time,

Happy Writing!
~t

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