Getting Started #NaNoWriMo #AmWriting 


So, I have decided at  the last minute to go ahead and signed up for the writing challenge, event, or whatever my racing mind is telling me.

Oh, I’ve been busy lately and I apologize if I haven’t visited your blog like I should. Though, I may not post much for this November month, but I will check out your posts every now and then. Please bare with me. I also have books to catch up on to read. Can’t wait to start reading them soon. 

Most of you already know what NaNoWriMo is. For others, it is a writing event where you write a novel in 30 days with the goal is to have 50,000 words by the end of the month of November.

30 days?! Yes. indeed. I had avoided it last time because I had just finished a writing challenge called, Mary B. Morisson’s Write A Novel In 90 Days. I had finished the challenge, mind you, and find myself editing, editing editing. It was a rewrite for Secrets Unveil. I’m afraid to let it go. Like a mother sending her child off into the cruel, mean world. (Sniff, sniff.) 

For this challenge, I’m writing the sequel to my novel. Since this is my first for NaNoWriMo, I’m not sure what to expect. I’m proceeding with caution. For the 90-day challenge, I had outlined chapter by chapter on index cards, and done necessary research and wrote them down on notebook paper. In future posts, I will share my journey with you and upload anything I’ll like to share.

My characters, Paris and Trenton, are such loving  and complex characters. I’m not sure what rabbit hole or hell they will take me. I have a love/hate relationship with them and believe they have succeeded in double-teaming me. lol.

Man, oh man, can  I do this? I asked myself. I’m already a procrastinator, but this challenge just may discipline me. You can add me as a buddy- my username is Kphoenix1.

That’s all for today. Who else have joined? Have you done it before, if so, what are your thoughts about it?

***This week’s posts are pre-scheduled.

Lists Of Things I’ve Learned- #writingprompt



Today’s post assignment, I’m to write a list of things I like, learned, or good at. This post will be about the things I learned over the years in no particular order.

  1. Life throws curve balls, lemons, other objects, and people at you for any particular reason I can’t understand. I just have to prepare myself for anything that comes my way.
  2. Magic works if you believe in it.
  3. The universe, the known and unknown is seriously piquing my interest. More for the unknown, like what’s really in the other galaxies. Aliens? Alternate universe? Hmm.
  4. Horror movies from real-life events are…
  5. Stress eating leads to health problems. I’m working on eating healthier and have a better lifestyle choice overall.
  6. I’m getting better everyday with dealing with how I handle stress. Sometimes, you have to get away just to have a better way.
  7. Not all men are smart. They say, do, and think whatever they want without any concern for the repercussions. (Sorry guys, I had to throw that one in.) Now that is off my chest…
  8. Sisterhoods among women of all ages, races, and backgrounds aren’t the same anymore. We need to come together more to unite, love, and cherish.
  9. Dancing helps a lot with everything until you get so far gone, you go flying across the table because you were in the groove.
  10. I want to be my weird self and know that being normal is and isn’t normal. Or just plain boring being normal.
  11. I tend to get obsessive over almost anything real quick and bounce back just as quick, and I’ve learned to slow down and calm down. It is also helping my mental health, which I have been battling with for awhile.
  12. I’ve learned not to be so hard on myself, especially with anything out of my control.
  13. There are actually good people in the world. There was a time when I thought everyone was out to get me. It literally took for me to create a blog to connect with others and found out that not everyone is out for bad.
  14. Love means more than just saying so. It’s an act of kindness, passion, and patience. Love is unconditional selflessness. Oftentimes, people take that word for granted. I been told that a few times in my life, but I had come to find out it was all a lie. Smoke and mirrors. Love should be expressed, not muttering the words that was only meant for true endearment.

I’m going to end this post since I’m starting to “feel” a way I don’t want to. This is a shorten version since I really don’t want to take too much of your time.

Thanks for reading.

Three-Days Opening Sentence Challenge (Day 3)


Lastly, Day 3 of opening sentence fiction story challenge. Doing these opening lines has helped me tremendously. I used to have problems figuring out how to start an opening sentence for a story. It nearly drove me crazy. Has anyone had this problem?

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Kevin watches intently as his beloved ambles toward him with a large bouquet of flowers with love in his eyes, for he awaited this day since they were high school sweethearts.

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Three-Days Opening Sentence Challenge (Day 1)


For three days, I am doing a three-day opening sentence story challenge. I want to see how well I can do with opening lines, but thing is it has to be one sentence.

Yep, I said it, only one.

So, does anyone like to join me?

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Jacob was astounded at what had recently taken place at work as he drove home pondering his arduous agenda for tomorrow, for he was ill-prepared.