Okay I’m a bit late with the whole Happy New Year 2019! But I figured better late than never. Am I right?! So…Happy New Year! 2019 has been pretty great so far. It’s also a big birthday year for me. *cough* 40 *cough* I have a bunch of plans and projects to share so let’s … More Happy New Year! Yes, it’s February.
Yes, I know. The weeks have turned to months and you all have been patiently waiting for this part two. So without further delay I’ll jump right in and finish what I’ve started. Thank you for your patience! 🙂 Popular Symbols Birds Like many symbols found on headstones, birds are closely linked with God. In … More Graveyard Symbolism Part 2
Because I’m so terrible at being consistent with posting before I update you on my 1,000 cemeteries quest, I figured I’d give a quick update on what’s new in general. Here are some highlights: I moved … again. Yup, this nomad packed her bags and moved from an apartment into a house. Thankfully it’s in … More 1,000 Cemeteries Update: Find a Grave
A wise man once said to me: “Put two of them [characters] in a cafe. Let them order coffee and cake … Sit down and write that short story. Don’t have a purpose for the scene. Just get into the rhythm of it. Let your characters have fun.” He said a bunch of other things … More How I’m Dealing With Writer’s Block
Most people don’t realize that headstones are speaking louder than the words written upon them. Symbols and imagery are used to add another layer of meaning to help identify the nature of those who lie beneath them. Because there are many different symbols, I’ve decided to break this post into two parts. The following are … More Graveyard Symbolism – What Does It All Mean?
I’ve always been really into making to-do lists. There’s something super satisfying about being able to check off an item as complete. Productivity in motion! I’ve been so obsessed with lists that if I do something – like the dishes – that wasn’t already on the list, I’d add it just to cross it off. … More Death By To-Do List
Have I mentioned how much I adore my Twitter family? Because I truly do from the bottom of my little heart. I posted a poll on Twitter asking if anyone would be interested in hearing about my 1,000 Cemeteries Quest. Well, the people have spoken! Well some of you did. Okay, 16 of you did. … More 1,000 Cemeteries Quest: Update
After writing the last post and giving myself “permission” to stop writing and – more importantly – stop stressing about writing, a funny thing happened. Actually two things happened: I started to enjoy life a bit more, and I started to miss writing. Not at first. Nope, I went a solid 14 days (yes, I … More Stepping Out Of The Forest To See The Trees
I feel like I’ve used that saying a lot lately. If you’re a writer (or painter, musician, any type of creative person) you probably have too. Because it’s true. Yesterday I took to Twitter to ask my lovely Tweeples if people actually read blogs anymore. What I really wanted to know was should I blog? … More The Struggle Is Real
It’s funny how I can go an entire year without feeling the need to blog and then WHAM November comes around and I’m moved to say something. Not that what I’m about to say is something. This post is more than aptly titled. I could go into great detail on what I’ve been up to … More All The Things Left Unsaid