Trudging along…

Well, I know I haven’t been around for a while, but I’ve been working really hard to get through school.  Blogging has sort of had to take a backseat for the time being because of the amount of work I’ve had to do.  I’ve managed to stay at the top of my class since I started, and today I received the best news ever.  I ended up with a perfect score on my final exam and was told it was one of the best finals that my professor has ever received.  My exam consisted of five essays and ended up being eleven pages long, so to find out how well I did, caused the tears to flow straight away.  For a writer especially, I think we want to know that our writing is good and we crave encouraging feedback.  So for me, today is just the best day ever.  To know somebody thought so highly of my work just makes all the difference in the world to me.  Finding out about how well I’ve done, makes me feel like all the effort I’ve been putting forth is finally paying off.  There have been some days when I haven’t been sure, when I’ve doubted everything and have wanted to throw in the towel and call it quits.  So often, I feel like my time is spread so thin, I don’t have enough of me to go around, and I feel like I’ve had to let some people down because of it.  I hardly ever put myself first in anything I do, but I’ve had no other choice since I started school this year, and the guilt has been eating me up inside.  Feels like my family suffers because of it and I hate knowing that.  But I also know in my heart that there is a reason behind all of this madness.  I feel like this is leading me down a path that I need to continue to follow.  I’m not sure where this will eventually take me, but I’m really excited to find out.  And I’ve made myself a promise not to give up no matter how hard it gets.  I need to do this and discover exactly what it is that I’m eventually supposed to do.  And maybe in the process, I’ll actually figure out what I want to be when I grow up.  I think that’s a question most of us ask ourselves our whole lives.  It would be so great to finally have an answer for that.

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August Writing Prompts

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Here are the new writing prompts for August.  I got bored one day while stuck at a store that carried paint, and got some of my ideas from their paint swatches.  Hopefully it will turn out to be a very colorful month!  Happy writing! ~M xo

And, if you’re new to the idea of writing with the help of prompts, here’s what I like to do with them…

To begin, settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts listed below.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance!  😉

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  1. A fragrant fog
  2. The secret doors on seventy-fifth
  3. Mysterious mounds
  4. Nantucket breeze
  5. Pancho villa
  6. Jupiter glow
  7. One lonely lantern
  8. Amethyst tears
  9. Barbed brickles
  10. Natures reflection
  11. Peachy kisses
  12. Blue skies and blossoms
  13. Coffee curfews
  14. Karma’s quest for comeuppance
  15. Cantankerous cuties
  16. Dense speculations
  17. Melted ice cream
  18. Lavender lipstick
  19. Earthen cathedrals
  20. Scattered lily pads
  21. Easy street
  22. Fighting for a forever
  23. Hippos and hyenas
  24. Drizzled colors
  25. Tangerine fusion
  26. Hollyhocks and aftershocks
  27. Ivory luster
  28. Frosted petals
  29. Tinged with scarlet dust
  30. Icy morn
  31. Wizards and wormholes

 

Where has it gone?

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How many times have I sat here and asked myself, “Where has all of my inspiration gone?”  And then in a single burst of newfound creative energy, it all seems to come back to me in full force.  I live for the days when the thoughts pour right out of my head into a jumbled mess upon my college-ruled blue lined paper.  Those words literally look up at me and beg me to put them into some kind of sensible order.  We all face writer’s block from time to time though, and I think the best way to work through it, is to pick up a pen, and just start writing anything and everything that comes to your mind.  Kind of like what I’m doing right now.  In fact, I really have no idea where these words are currently taking me.  I’ve been stuck without a decent thought or idea for months now.

I know I’ll never give up on the idea of being a writer because it’s the only thing in my life that has ever remained a true passion.  I almost believe that a part of me would surely die if I ever did try to give up writing altogether.  My soul seems to crave words as if my very life depends on them.  So my advice to anyone who may be struggling at the moment is to keep pen and paper handy at all times, and just jot down random thoughts whenever you have the opportunity.  I think you’ll be surprised by just how many ideas suddenly pop into your head, which may often lead to wonderful stories that you might not have thought could ever be possible.

Just never give up, you’re a writer after all, whether you feel like you can officially call yourself that or not.  If you’re here and you’re writing for a blog, then you’re a writer, and it’s important that people hear what you have to say.  You’re words mean something, and you never know whose lives you might touch by the simple things you say and share.  Anyway, these are my thoughts for this quiet Tuesday evening, and I figured it was time to get out of my rut and write something.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  Keep on writing and never give up!  Love, ~M  xoxo


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July Writing Prompts

 

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Here are the new writing prompts for July.  I hope you’ll enjoy these as much as I enjoyed coming up with them.  Have a great month of writing everyone!  ~M xo

And, if you’re new to the idea of writing with the help of prompts, here’s what I like to do with them…

To begin, settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts listed below.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance!  😉

 

  1. The rights of wrongs
  2. Turning back Tuesday
  3. Vigilant vigilantes
  4. Spontaneous eruptions
  5. Unexpected revelations
  6. Plumes of a pigeon
  7. Jiggled and joggled
  8. Powerful and persnickety
  9. Cobblestone passages
  10. In the summer following my birth
  11. She was magic
  12. Salty shorelines
  13. Enough is enough
  14. Marching through madness
  15. Chances are…
  16. Antics of an arsonist
  17. Flakey and filling
  18. A real humdinger
  19. Time prospered
  20. Catawampus creatures
  21. The answer is the question
  22. Pouty Penelope
  23. Mangy mutts and milkmen
  24. Lavishly loved
  25. Perpetual pandemonium
  26. Lemon tarts shaped like hearts
  27. Abstemious intentions
  28. Routinely ravished
  29. She wore a red dress
  30. Death dangled
  31. Inky adventures

Gone Away – SafetySuit

“Gone Away”

I think about life, and oh how it changes so fast
And oh how it’s so hard to last here waiting for something to give
I think about time, a luxury so hard to find
And I just can’t figure out why I wasted it all here without you
But I’ll be fine, and oh don’t you worry
Cause I’ll be fine, see I’m in a hurry to be
Gone away awhile, tell me all the things that I
I’ll be missing here in this old life man cause I just don’t know
I think about you, and all the times that we shared
And oh what a wonderful pair we made made it so far here we go again
I think about love, and oh what a beautiful song
And oh how it need to be sung here sing it so loud all the world can hear
I think I’ll be
Gone away awhile, tell me all the things that I
I’ll be missing here in this old life man cause I just don’t know
But I’ll be fine, oh don’t you worry
Cause I’ll be fine, see I’m in no hurry
No I’ll be fine, oh don’t you worry
Cause I’ll be fine, see I’m in a hurry to be
Gone away awhile, tell me all the things that I
I’ll be missing here in this old life man cause I just don’t know