If we were having coffee…
I had a wonderful time with my daughter during our birthday weekend. The staff at the hotel went the extra mile by leaving a birthday cake in our room. They also offered us an upgrade, and both were pretty sweet!
Yesterday, I took part in a twitter campaign, which shows how far I’ve come – I still need to improve my social networking habits. Kathryn Craft organised the event, encouraging bloggers to tweet an empowering, positive message, using the hashtag #choosethisday. I have a number of favourite quotes, and I found a new one yesterday I wanted to share with you. I had an interesting conversation about it with my youngest daughter. She is always curious about what I’m doing and, as we were talking about our day, this came up.
Be the type of person that, when your feet touch the floor in the morning, the devil says, “Aww shit…they’re up.” Dwayne Johnson.
To sum up our conversation we talked about the different ways to interpret Dwayne’s words. My daughter pointed out this could either reflect a person’s innate goodness or the fear and intimidation they evoke in others. I’m sure the words are purely inspirational – to signify the light in all of us. But it made for a fun discussion!
The A to Z Challenge finished on Thursday, and I had so much fun I’ll definitely be taking part next year. It forced me to reflect on my blog, and that’s a good thing because it allows me to develop. I realised that, as I use Writing Room 101 for most writing related content; prompts, author spotlights, interviews, etc. and my author site to promote my work, that there is a distinct lack of focus on my blog. When I want to get my geek on, I do that by contributing at Sourcerer.
While we’re on the subject. I will also be contributing over at Comparative Geeks this month, and Part Time Monster. I’m really looking forward to it. Over at Silver Threading I will be contributing a piece of flash fiction in the form of a guest post. I was chatting with a group of friends on Facebook about writing prompts. One suggestion – ‘The alligator was unexpected’ stayed with me, so I might just do something with that! Maybe the team at Morgan and Fairchild can come out to play 🙂
But anyway, back to the point. This blog will be going through a period of review. I want to create a few features that give me a new sense of direction. The things is – if I use my other two sites for my main passion, i.e. writing, what does that leave me with? It’s a question I will be considering over the next few weeks.
My daughter had her prom yesterday, and she had a magical time. I always considered the prom to be an American thing, but it seems the UK are getting on board too. The school recently introduced year books, which seems to be a popular choice.
If you’re interested in my A to Z posts – a theme based around fantasy creatures, you will find the collection here. Most of you know that I review Arrow over at Sourcerer. There are only two episodes left, so things are really heating up. You can catch my latest review here. I will be contributing at Sourcerer in other ways, and I’ll update you on that when I can.
So that’s it from me. As soon as I’ve checked in with everyone at Diana’s place, I’m going to be concentrating on my upcoming release; a shared project with my friend, Gina Briganti. I’ve talked about my story, The Contract, before, and as there are only a few weeks to go, I need to take care of those last minute details. I will be posting a cover reveal and an excerpt at my author site and will share a link with you next week over coffee.
Have a great weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Until next time.