My butt is planted.

Writing
This blog was one of those middle of the night, in front of the mirror, "I’m going to do this," sort of things. I bought the books, read all the things and by the end of the week I was watching television again, camped on the couch and telling myself I'd start again next week. And since the time I last wrote on this blog, my life has changed significantly. I had a child. He's this amazing little boy who destroys me every time he smiles at me. And I know deep down that no matter what, I want him to believe that he can do anything he sets his mind to. But what's even more important than having an idea of a goal, is getting up every single day and setting…
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My Aunt’s Sugar Cookies

My Aunt’s Sugar Cookies

Food
Every Christmas they would be waiting for me in a leftover Royal Dansk tin of butter cookies, or a tin covered in snow men and christmas trees. I'd open it to find christmas coordinated paper towels and nestled within them would be the treasure I had been searching for all winter. Sugar cookies. Glistening and sparkling like little miniature snow drifts. They were always crispy and after eating far too many and spoiling dinner completely, my mouth would be completely coated in butter and sugar. I'd crave my Aunt's sugar cookies starting no less than a week before she'd arrive, sometimes earlier. My Aunt Lu (who was actually my Great Aunt) was a tiny woman with blue hair whose attire often reminded me of Mama on "Mama's Family" but with…
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Writing Two Books At Once

Writing
Sometimes I feel as though I am writing and taking notes for two books at once. First I have the middle grade fantasy book with a youthful voice and whimsical prose. It's inspired by all the writing that makes me smile. Books like Harry Potter, The Peculiar and The Last Dragonslayer. Then I have the young adult fantasy book that's dark and realistic. It's inspired by things like the movie Chronicle and Jim Butcher novels. It brings everything down to earth and makes it real and tactile. Unfortunately these are the same book. It doesn't help that I get deeply inspired by anything I read or watch. I see some little tidbit and I get all excited and say to myself, "I want to write that." It influences my stories…
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Graham Greene

Quotes
"Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation."
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