NaNoWriMo 2019

Anyone participating this year in NaNo?

I am for the first time ever and I am coincidentally lining it up with my very first novel.

Just over 34,000 words! This is the most I’ve ever written on one story!

I’m so happy with my progress.

Anyone else have milestones they’ve hit? Let’s celebrate them!!

Remembrance Day / Memorial Day

Let is remember all those that have fought and died and all those that fought and returned. And especially all those that fought and are STILL there.

Today is a day we say Thank You – for your sacrifice; for you service.

Thank you for making our country safe and protecting us. We thank you.

If you know a veteran or a military person – please say thank you.

We are safe and we are free thanks to them!

Writer Meme’s

Been struggling this weekend with writing. Anyone else ever struggle just to sit and write? Thought I’d share some meme’s that picked me up and helped kick me in the butt to write again.

Happy Monday to everyone!

50 Word Prompts

I’m trying something new as a writer because I’m stuck on a few chapters. I need something to write they will get me flowing again so I started this 50 Word prompt. I get one word a day and I have to write a 50 word story on they word.

I will post each one here just to help everyone they needs it.

What do you do to get unstuck from a scene in your current work in progress? Would love to hear your ideas.

Here is Thursday’s Writing Prompt: BAIT

Tonight’s Writing Prompt is: FREEZE

Tomorrow I’ll be back with my new prompt!

Don’t forget to leave a comment if you like my stories or if you have suggestions on how to move past a scene your stuck in!

Wednesday’s 300 Words

Flash Fiction – Photo prompt

Unforeseen Exile

There was a time when the worlds were not visible to each other. We were all human and lived in blissful denial of anything existing outside of Earth.
Three years ago Kochara was discovered and they closed off the area to outsiders. Towns nearby were all overtaken by the military and they were bought out with the excuse of building a military base with a lot of heavy security at every road in.
Kochara is a universe that is parallel to Earth. It is accessed through large glacier opening in the middle Chain Lake. I live in the forest near the lake and not many know that I am here. I was able to keep hidden and explore when the military presence was lower and the Klon family in Kochara have helped me hide when the area near my home on earth was being investigated. So far no human has discovered me.
Today I woke at the Klons, when the rumble started. It is just a bit of a vibration, shaking the floor and surrounding items on the shelves around me. Weird.
I go into the living room and find the Klons gathered there, with the looks of fear on their faces.
Mr. Klon looks at me and says, “You must leave immediately Ammorah, I fear the humans are closing the rift. If they succeed, you will be stuck here in Kochara. Hurry, let’s go!”
We rush to the hill. As we approach the top, we feel another huge vibration that shakes us so hard we tumble down the embankment, rolling all the way to the bottom. We stand a little shaken as we see the ice and snow fall into the opening, closing Earth off from Kochara.
I fall to my knees sobbing, “That’s my home! IT’S GONE!!”

By: CK Quill

Tuesday’s Top 10 List

Today’s top 10 list is all about beating writer’s block. This list is just some of the ways that a person can beat writers block. Whether you are a poet, an author or even an aspiring writer, we all hit writers’ block at times. These are some of the ways that we can beat it.

  1. Set a daily writing time!
  2. Read other writers you love.
  3. Read book on writing.
  4. Take 10 minutes to write – even just momentary thoughts.
  5. Set concrete goals and reward yourself when you reach them.
  6. Write poorly. Give yourself permission!
  7. Mix it up or skip sections. Skip the part you’re stuck on till later.
  8. Use thought bubbles to expand your idea.
  9. Change your writing location. Fresh space, fresh thoughts!
  10. Plan writing dates. Get together with a writing buddy to just write.

Some of these ideas have worked for me and I wanted to share. I find the biggest one so far has been to write every day. If I take a day or two off then the writers block is more likely to happen as I am no longer in the writers frame of mind.

Hope these ideas help you combat writers block when you get it.

Poetry Friday’s

This week my poem is all about grieving. There is so much around us. I wrote this poem during a time of losing some dear friends and a friend losing a child. Poetry helps me process my emotions and grieve. Hope it helps you too!

Grieving Death