My Brain Is On Overdrive

Here it is coming up on just the second weekend of January 2013 and my brain is already working on writing projects for next year.

Sheesh.

Maybe I need to switch to decaf tea and stay away from the leftover holiday sweets. 🙂

I’ll just make a few notes about the upcoming projects and file them away until December of this year that way my writer’s brain will remain focused and clear for this year’s projects.

This weekend is set for fun. An open mic event then a birthday celebration with my sister on Saturday, then more football on Sunday. In-between everything I’m diving headfirst into chapter two and three rewrites.

I may remember to sleep too. 😉

What’s up for the weekend on your end?

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Grrrr! Snarl! Blerg!

This is how I feel after spending a little over a week trying to come up with a new blog name.

It’s not going well. I’m frustrated, irritated, and flabbergasted.

Maybe I should just give up on something creative or whimsical and just use my name.

Any ideas? Does using my name sound like a good option?

My muse is just sitting there laughing at me. I bet she knows the answer and is just waiting for me to finally see it.

Anyway………

Have a wonderful Wednesday. 🙂

 

(p.s. It’s easier than I initially thought it would be to change the name. lol. I found the updated support info. At least I think it’s easier. Well I’ll find out soon.)

Samhain part two – The Veil Lifts A Little Higher

Okay so I’ve been researching Samhain at various sites but I still need to research more before I can write a full article (or mini series) about the history of the holiday.

The short list of what I have gleaned so far is:

1. It’s a time of celebration. (Stating the obvious with this item).

2. It’s not about sacrifices, blood feasts, severed limbs, or intense gore.

3. The masks were worn to ward off negative energies so that the celebration wouldn’t be ruined.

4. It was a time of harvesting the crops and animals in preparation for the winter months when food is scarce. This was especially true in the northern regions where the winter would be the harshest.

5. The roots of Samhain are pagan in origin. It was another holiday that christian leaders took over in order to convert the so-called ‘heathens’.

A short list that will be expanded as I go into heavy-duty research mode for the rest of this month. I think I’ll get to a library or two and look up information the old-fashioned way.

What are your perceptions of the Samhain. Halloween. holiday?

Wednesday October 5, 2011

That is the most mundane, normal, and yet oddly odd blog post title I’ve yet to write. And it only has to do with the date I posted this and not the actual content of the post itself.

Today’s post is about how you can inspire others to realize that they are great. I’m not sure I even know how to do this myself but it was on my mind this morning. So here are my ideas in list form:

1. Tell them directly. Just stand in front of them or sit them down and tell them that you think they are great. Flaws and all that they are great. Okay maybe leave out the ‘flaws and all’ statement because that could start a fight/argument/break-up/ego smash.

2. Write them a note. Just don’t start it out with ‘Dear John’ or ‘Dear Jane’ unless that is really their name and you really feel that they are dear to you. Otherwise jsut a note (even a post it note) stating that you think they are wonderful , great, awesome, or maybe they can accomplish something great (other than getting up on time) today.

3. Cook or bake something for them. Okay this mostly applies to those who you are close to, family, or spouse/GF/BF with. Otherwise it might look and feel weird to randomly give someone a baked item. You could maybe take someone out to lunch in lieu of the baking/cooking idea. Lunch would work for a co-worker. Unless it could be construed as an unwanted advance or affection then that could lead to trouble so maybe you’re better off with number 1.

4. Post it on their Facebook page, tweet about it, or blog about them. But if that is too weird then just go with number one.

5. Offer to walk their dog, give catnip to the cat, a bag of sunflowers for their bird, a nice little castle for the fish, fresh food for the reptile, or something akin to any of those. But wait – that could seem a little too much unless again you are already close to that person. It could be misunderstood (not sure why) as you being aggressive. In which case again – go with #1.

6. Wash their car. Who doesn’t like a nice clean car. And if they notice you had it detailed well than all the better, right? I mean a clean car smells great, looks great, makes you feel great. And that is what this post is all about making someone you care about feel great.  But giving more thought on this one, perhaps it could be seen as car theft. So go with number one.

7. Call their family members and ask where the great person is because it seems like they’ve been hiding from you and all you want to do is show them how great they really are. But do it in a nice way otherwise, you may get smacked with a restraining order. Geez, some people make it so hard to let them know how you feel. You know?

So after I typed all of this out I read it over a few times looking for typos and such and now I think that #2 – #7 could really get a person in trouble. So forget everything except number 1. Tell someone they are number one in your life. And that you appreciate how much they make your life better by just being there and you can’t imagine your life without them and..no, no, no…. hold on. let’s try that again.

Go with number one. Tell someone they are great.

I hope this post made you smile like it was supposed to do.

Yes. Just go with number 1

Little Dragons, Big Fire

My ideas, as of late, have been appearing as little dragons in my dreams. Not kidding. I know. My mind is weird at times, or most times. Anyway before I digress down a wandering path of words and get lost therein….

Little dragons are ideas that present themselves to you in odd or unexpected ways. They (the dragons) seem small at first but once you start to write or plan out the idea….whoosh! A flame of motivation and inspiration erupts from the little guy (or girl. I’ve never asked) and before you even realize it, you have penned out quite a large amount of words.

You look at this little dragon and it is just sitting there smiling at you, knowing you’d figure out that the idea would pan out.

The proper way to thank this idea starter/maker/creator is to write, write and write some more until the idea is all out of you and onto the paper or computer screen. This dragon will then quietly wander to some vacant corner of your desk and/or mind, awaiting the next time s/he will get to work with your creative mind.

Just something to ponder on a wild Wednesday.  How do ideas grab your attention?