Sunday, July 10, 2011

100 things I love..

This weekend, I have been preoccupied with catching up in my creative writing class. One of the requirements is to write approximately 65 pages of train-of-thought writing, along with 20 finished pages.  I have been using the train-of-thought to write the story that I think I will submit next year to the conference.

Something that I thought was neat, which I also did last semester when I took the class, was an assignment to sit down, and for 30 minutes (or however long it takes you) make a list of 100 things you love. They can be big things, little thing, as long as it is something you love and makes you happy. I thought today, I would share with you my list I compiled over the weekend. Funny enough, it changed slightly since the last time, but most of the stuff is the same. Also, I almost put tiramisu and dancing twice in this list, so I guess I really, really love those. :)

The concept is, when you are having a really stressed or down time, you take out this list, and it refreshes you with new energy and spirit. I would have to say it works. Even making the list, cumbersome as it may be, reminds you of all the things you enjoy. It would be really cool if everyone did this too. Share yours, or not, whatever floats your kayak.

So...without further adieu, here is my list:

1.       Laying in humid heat
2.       Cherries (maraschino)
3.       My kids
4.       Books
5.       Reality tv shows
6.       Items w/a pink ribbon design
7.       Tiramisu
8.       Lady & the Tramp
9.       David Sedaris books
10.   Music
11.   Planning parties
12.   Writing
13.   Drawing
14.   Organizing
15.   Vw vans
16.   Puppies
17.   Friends
18.   Traveling
19.   Eating
20.   Comfortable clothes
21.   Summertime
22.   Grey’s Anatomy
23.   Peanut butter m&ms
24.   How I met your mother
25.   Feeling of being fit
26.   Tax returns!
27.   Being charitable
28.   Going to school
29.   Halloween
30.   Being independent
31.   Sushi
32.   Painting
33.   Netflix
34.   Wii
35.   My phone
36.   Technology, in general
37.   Originality
38.   Movie nights with the kids
39.   Retro items
40.   Dancing
41.   Laughing
42.   Ewan McGregor
43.   Reading
44.   Sleep
45.   The beach
46.   Laser tag
47.   Dressing up
48.   Pictures
49.   Bargains
50.   Saving money
51.   Playing games
52.   Down time
53.   Zombie movies
54.   Colorado bobdogs
55.   My planner
56.   Free stuff
57.   Trying new things
58.   Reruns of sitcoms
59.   The roads less traveled
60.   Musicals
61.   Math
62.   When my checkbook has no errors
63.   My job
64.   Bacon
65.   Neutrogena
66.   Cleanliness
67.   God
68.   Peace
69.   Serenity
70.   Sunset
71.   Arnold palmers
72.   Wedding dresses
73.   Flowers
74.   Tattoos
75.   Piercings
76.   Steak
77.   Cookouts
78.   Laying by the pool
79.   Exercising
80.   “kemps”
81.   New recipes
82.   Magazines
83.   My ipod
84.   Muse
85.   Queen
86.   Hot tubs
87.   Nights out with friends
88.   Libraries
89.   Journals
90.   Makeup
91.   Malls
92.   Shopping
93.   Rock climbing
94.   “eat poop you cat”
95.   Capture the flag
96.   Playing pool
97.   Poker
98.   Competition
99.   Playing sports
100.                        Nick
If you read all that and are still here, congrats! You made it!

Now it's time to hear yours!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

By george...I think she's got it..

So I haven't posted in a little over a week. This does not mean I have forgotten about writing. To the contrary, my friend. Oh, quite so.

I have had a lot to do this week, two children's birthdays, work and school to name a few. However, I have been writing. And thinking about writing. I have been trying to figure out what I want to start working on for next year's writers conference. And...after much deliberation...I think I finally have it.

I still have to iron out the plot, but at least I've got a starting point. I am quite excited about it. The first thing I have to figure out is my main character. This is my dilemna: the story would work better if the main character was a male. I, obviously, am not. And I have never written from a male perspective. I am worried that it would not be authentic, that it might detract from the story if it were not written very precisely. Rock->Me<-Hard Spot.  I'll update you when I have figured it out.

A funny thing happened on the writing this blog. The day after I started this blog, I was asked by my work to write the blog on their official website. I was very honored...and the request. Of course I took them up on the offer and posted the first entry last week, you can find it by going to:

Well, I know this is short, but unfortunately, this will be all for today. I mixed up the starting date for my classes, so I am a week behind and need to get caught up ASAP.

It was fun, let's do this again....say...Saturday? See you then!