And So It Begins! *NaNoWrMo*

Nov 1, 2008 by

November 1st is a big day for both aspiring and published authors. It is the official start of National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. I call it NaNo for short. By now you may have noticed the new picture on my side-bar and my avatar. I have decided to take part in NaNo. What is NaNoWriMo?“National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved. Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output....

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I’m A Scared!

Oct 31, 2008 by

When I think of the Halloween season, the one thing that comes to mind is being scared. What scares us? We all have fears, some we overcome as we grow into adults, others that will stick with us always. Here are some of my biggest fears: I am afraid of bees. When I was seven years old, I was stung by one near my right eye. If that little sucker had pointed its stinger one more tiny centimeter to the left, I would have been blind in that eye. My yearly Halloween costume would have been a pirate because I would have to wear an eye patch, probably for the rest of my life. Before I go to bed each night, I check under my bed and look under my sheet and blanket to...

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My Heart Goes Pitter Patter

Oct 30, 2008 by

There is just something about this man that makes me want to fan myself. For those who do not know him, this is Simon Baker, the Aussie actor who is the star of CBS’s new hit show, The Mentalist. You may have also seen him in The Devil Wears Prada and a very adorable romance called Something New. Are there any hunky TV actors, new or old, that get your motor running like Simon does for...

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Stories That Scare

Oct 30, 2008 by

My second favorite type of genre to read are horror novels or scary short stories. The goose bumps rise on my arms because the words that the author has written suddenly has the ability to scare the crap out of me. There are not many books that make me jump at shadows, but I have a select few that I think are perfect for a little Halloween reading. The Tell-Tale Heart (1843) by Edgar Allen PoeThis is my favorite story by Poe. It is a chilling telling by the narrator as he tells about a murder he committed and how he got rid of the body. The police come to him to ask him questions about the missing person. They have no clue that he is the killer, and he is about to get...

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20,000 Screaming Women

Oct 29, 2008 by

CIRCA 1990 NOW 2008 Last night I went to a concert that was eighteen years in the making. The last time I saw this group perform was at Madison Square Garden, the same venue I went to last night when I was fourteen years old. I saw New Kids on the Block perform in front of 20,000 screaming WOMEN. Gone were the teenie bopper girls that made them famous. I was once one of these teenie boppers who, now as a grown woman, had the time of my life last night. And the funniest thing is, they served beer to the concert goers. Who would have ever thought NKOTB’s fans would be legal enough to be able to drink alcohol? This group and I have a lot of history with each other. I have...

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