Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Writing

So I thought I would start off my first day on this schedule to actually tell you a bit about my writing history. :)

I have been writing on and off my whole life, well sense I could write anyway. I went to a middle and grade school that put a lot of emphasis on writing, both creative and academic. We had a guy in our school that came I think about once a week. His name was Word Man, he always said "Show, don't tell" Back then I wrote a lot of poems and I had one published when I was in 7th grade I think.

Once I got to high school I wrote a little bit, mainly fantasy back then, some of it is on elfwood. After that I kind of just stopped writing, I'm not entirely sure why.
I kept tabs on a friend from elfwood the lovely Emma Kathryn :) She offered me a lot of advice and answered all of my questions most graciously and I will always be in her debt. Once I went to college i started to think about getting my name out in the writing world. She introduced me to anthology writing and blogging too actually. Because of her I found Static Movement and the lovely Chris Bartholomew. and Pill Hill Press and the lovely Jessy :)
So thank you Emma!

From there I have been published in 6 books, so far. All horror. I am also currently working on a novel which has no name yet. If you have any questions about writing or me please ask so I have topics :)

Have a wonderful day dearies!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Formerly Where the dark things are.

So i changed the name of this blog. Hopefully most of you will see this post so you not like who the heck is that lol.
I just thought my blog needed some brightening up. Also my posting will probably be Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesday will be a day to post about me and my life or answer any questions you have about me. Thursday will be my adventures in writing or books or something along those lines.
Hopefully you will all continue joining me on this journey :)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Name

I think i may rename my blog if i can think of something. Just a heads up!

Christmas Cheer and a few questions.

Ah winter and the joys (and sickness) that come with it. I am sick and so here i am to chat with you lovely people :)

How was everyones Christmas (or other holiday)?Mine was nice with lots of food :) I got some neat gifts, like a quesadilla maker, and a coffee pot . Some clothes and other little trinkets i got as well nothing to big but it was all lovely.

Also over the last week or so i have been thinking of overhauling my blog and i still plan to sometime this week. I also plan on coming up with a schedule of when i shall be blogging. But i will be honest that i don't know what to talk about, i have no kids or job problems so im not sure what to talk about. So by all means do you have any questions for me or blogging ideas for me? Please share!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cartoon Blogfest!

Hello bloggers! Today is Jennee @ Cheap Therapy awesome blogfest about cartoons! I am to to pick my top ten and share them with you lovely people :) So in no particular order i give you CARTOONS!!!

1) Invader Zim - I adore
this show especially Gir the greendog/little robot guy! This show only made it 2 seasons :( because nickelodeon thought it was not good for children. Its about
an alien wanna to take
over but i find it funny so idk but i love it.
and here is a
Gir video!

2) South Park - This show is highly offensive but very funny still.
Its about 4 boys from south park, Colorado and all there adventures! My Favorite episode is Christmas in Canada :)

3) Futurama - A boy frozen to the future who works as a space delivery boy, need i say more?

(I have run out of time so i will just give the rest of my list :) Sorry)

4) Dexter's Laboratory

5) Simpsons

6) Rockos Modern Life

7) Hey Arnold

8) Recess

9) The Magic School Bus

10) CatDog

Monday, December 20, 2010

Be Jolly by Golly!

It is time for the Blogfest! Hosted by Jen @ Uneditedand Melissa @ Through the Looking Glass!
Okay so because of snow i got stuck at my college but my lovely family sent some pictures so i can show off some of my decorating at home :)

This is our tree the one on the left is the one i was sent the one on
right i took before i left. We got a real tree f
or the first time in years but i love it :D

This is my pride and joy! i set this village up every year, though we are starting to run out of space for it. Also i try to set it up different every year which is starting to be a challenge!

These adorable snowmen are a new addition to our decorations this year. They were given to us by my grandmother and i just love them.
I also like my mom's candle holder lamps that are sitting on either side of the snowmen!

Ok my holiday treat is rocky road candy!
I make it as a gift for my grandpa every year!

and my Favorite drink is a strawberry daiquiri punch. (the non alcoholic kind for me.)

Hope you all enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas!!

Blogfests Galore!

Hello all! As i am trying to be more active on here and gain more followers not that i don't love the ones that i already have there are 2 things that will happen in the next few weeks. 1. A Blog overhaul. It's time for a new look. and 2. Im going to be doing some blogfests :) Since i don't have much time i will post the ones i am doing and a brief summary and link.

DEC 20: Holly by Golly Blogfest
(Yes, it's today and i will post my entry later!)
Melissa at Through the Looking Glass and Jen at Uneditied. Have come up with this lovely one. Here are the rules:
1. Post your blog sometime on December 20th.
2. We want pictures of your decorations, holiday lights and Christmas tree.
3. Share your favorite holiday treat (Feel free to share the recipe so we can all share in the yummy).
4. Share your favorite holiday drink (Either alcoholic or non, share your recipe if you please - you're all going to want to drink mine so I'd like some options to steal too).
5. Don't forget to visit everyone else, share in the holiday spirit and spread the cheer.

DEC 22: Cartoon Blogfest
Over at Cheap Therapy Jennee is have a blogfest that i almost missed!
The link sign up is right at the top of the page! The rules? Just post about your top ten cartoons of all time! It should be rather interesting :)

JAN 01 - 31: 100 words for $100
Elena over at You're Write. Except when you're Rong. Has come up with the 100 words for $100 dollars blogfest. Objective: Write one 100-word sentence (with a 5-word leeway, so between 95 words or 105 words). You may use ONE semi-colon, if necessary. There is no genre. The only requirement is that you love it enough to post it on various social networking sites. Then sometime in January post it. She will pick the top ones and they will be voted on :)

JAN 02: The No Kiss Blogfest
I like the sound of this one that Frankie is doing over at Frankie Writes.
What: The No Kiss Blogfest! This is when you get to write a scene or post one from your favorite books, movies, and tv shows that show the almost kiss-- the rising, crushing, excruciating, longing, tension that comes from when two characters get oh-so-close to kissing that you can just feel it....and then...they don't!

All Year! : Write 1 Sub 1 Challenge! I found out about it on Madeleine's site Scribble and Edit. Where she had found it from others as well. Here is the short jist of it.
• Write and submit one short story every week, starting the first week of January 2011 and ending the last week of December 2011.

• Goal: 52 new submissions in 52 weeks.

• You don't have to submit the story that you've written that week within the same week although that's what Bradbury did. (Sometimes it’s better to set a story aside for a while and come back to it.)

• The length of your story can be as short as Flash or Microfiction (140 characters - 55 words) or as long as a novelette (15,000 words). Any style, any genre: whatever you want to write.

• Every week there will be a "check-in" post where you can tell everyone about your progress; share your triumphs and disasters (or Tweet them with the #write1sub1 Twitter hashtag).

Well I have to run off now but be looking for these fests! :)

Friday, December 17, 2010


Hello Bloggers!
I'm not sure where most of you live but here in the frosty Midwest we had an exciting week end last week. We had 17 inches of snow! 17!! Most activities shut down but some people braved the cold and snow to shovel or attempt to drive. I had to drive the next day and it was still terrible!
Ah, winter. But it is nice to be done with finals and at home, despite the snow. But the snow can be lots of fun. There are things like sledding, skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating. I love to be outside even though its super cold out. Also it means Christmas is coming up and i get to decorate which is always fun.

Do you have any fun outside things you love to do? And are you excited for Christmas?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Time Travellers

Hello all,
I am sorry it has been a month but instead of being consumed by NaNo like so many people (i kinda failed at it :/) I have had school! GAHHHHHH! But now i have a night, well early morning to talk to your dear people whom i have missed. You see I am with my friends that are doing a radio show here at our station WRFW. :) lovely people. There we all are last week the five of us. The first two in the front with the dreads and with the glasses are the actual DJ's but some of us go and listen and give out suggestions and random on air. It's rather fine and as i am rather quite lately, things have gone down hill that last month im single and my writing has halted completely, its rather sad.

Anyway besides that my school put on a Rocky Horror Picture Show thing which was fun we all dressed up and it was rather interesting. Other then that i have been on Facebook a lot so by all means add me if you have one or something :) Lets see besides that. I am almost on break which is awesome,and i am planning on writing!

Right now i am working on something for Serial Killers by Static Movement. It's rather interesting perhaps because of my degree?
How is everyone out there doing? Excited for the holiday? I am rather excited as we have several traditions coming up :) Cookie making is this weekend and the long distance relative party so it shall be fun! i will right more about all of it on Sunday :D