Friday, August 30, 2013

Free Prompt Generators

Hi kids.  You'll have to bear with me today as thanks to my gas company, I now know the meaning of the term "mad enough to spit nails".  But I'll get over it and life goes on.

Today I'm going to showcase some other sites that offer free writing prompts.  I know this seems like I'm kicking myself, but I think it's important to give writers a shot at finding other places to come up with ideas.  I'd like to think that someday, someone will do the same for me, but that's not the main issue.  It's all about the writing, not where you found the inspiration.  Here's a couple different places I've found that help me with my writing ideas.

1.) Free Prompt Generator
This is a simple little tool to help you come up with writing ideas.  You can go back and forth, or you can simply hit random and see what pops up.  The page looks like it was created for school kids, but I think it's a great place to get started.
2.) Language is a Virus
This generator is a little more directed towards adults.  Again, simply hit the button to find random ideas to work with.  It's pretty straight forward and there's some interesting ideas from this one.
3.) Adam Maxwell's Fiction Lounge
This one's a little harder to use, but not much.  Instead of simply hitting the random button, you just refresh the page.  It's finding the prompt that's hard.  It's in a little box next to the sidebar of the site.  Little off, but it works and there's some cool ideas there as well.
4.) Writing Fix
This one's a little off-beat, but it still works.  It's been awhile since this one was updated, but there are still a lot of ideas generated from this site.  Easy to use, not so easy to find.
5.) Grab Bag Writing Prompts
I kinda like this one as it gives you the choice of how many words you want generated in your prompt.  Choose from 1 to 10, you get however many words you choose.  And I mean just that, you get random words.  The other generators on this list give you random ideas, this one just gives you words.  Kind of a cool idea I think.

Well there you go kids.  I hope you find something worth writing about.  It never hurts to look outside for help, I know I do.  Have fun and happy writing.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

People Watching

Have you ever just sat and watched people?  People do some really odd things when they don't know their being watched.  But it's kind of fun to just watch people and try to figure out their lives.  For today's Thriller Thursday entry, I'm going to give you a name and a bit of information about them.  Create a complete bio for these characters and remember to add a chilling aspect to their lives.

1.) Bradley Ferrisburg----a 4-inch scar across his chin
2.) Carri Ann Donahue---can't look people in the eye
3.) Francis McAllister---walks with a pronounced limp
4.) George Peterson---has a fear of blue cars
5.) Annie Paxton---always wears a silver rose brooch
6.) Jason Landers---never sleeps under the covers
7.) Dale Greenwood---always crosses his fingers when he passes a graveyard
8.) Lela Forester---refuses to eat peanut butter
9.) Carla Bentley---is terrified of cats
10.) Charles Carlyle---won't travel out of the city alone

There you go kids.  Have fun with this one and let us know who these people are.  And as always, happy writing.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

When-sdays 8-28-13


I know it sounds strange, but I really think this is becoming my favorite of all my daily prompts.  Not because it's the shortest, but because I never do these posts in advance.  I always do this one on the fly.  I let my own imagination run wild and just go with it.  This has become my free write of the week, just to see what I can come up with.  So let's see where we can go with this one.  Come kids, let's have some fun.

WHO--Robert Overmeier
WHAT--A floor lamp
WHERE--An abandoned warehouse
WHY--To prove himself to himself
WHEN--4 in the morning

There you go my lovelies.  Have fun with it and see where your imagination will lead you.  Can you rise to the challenge?  Happy writing.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tuesday Titles 8-27-13

Well since I forgot to do this post for last week, I guess I'd better make sure to have this one ready to go.  Since I started reading books for NetGalley, I haven't done much of anything else.  I've been approved for 2 different books and one of them has me totally entranced.  I started the 2nd one, but quickly realized there was no getting into that one until I finished the first.

Anyway, I've got some new titles for you to work with for this week.  Let them grab hold of your imagination and create a story you didn't even know you had in you.  Or better yet, maybe that story that's been nagging at you never had a name.....until now.

1.) Cosmic Judgements
2.) The Alabaster Barrier
3.) The Beauty of Unseen Colors
4.) Running Away From Forever
5.) Once Upon A Terrifying Time
6.) When Kindness Kills
7.) Never With Friends
8.) A Misguided Rogue
9.) Silk Flowers and Fireflies
10.) At the Edge of the Sea

Have a good time, enjoy yourself, and as always, happy writing.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Writing From The Other Side

As I was trying to decide on which way to go with this post today, I got an update from one of the sites I subscribe to KCross Writing.  I just love this chick, she's a blast.  Today she posted a piece of flash fiction from prompts she'd found on another site.  It's not the prompts that caught me, but the story itself.  It just kind of grabbed me in a way I didn't think a story would.  It's about an uncle trying to explain life after death to his young nephew.  It's a great story and you should really read it.  Anyway, it made me think about the ways we humans look at the hereafter.  Since the dawn of time, we've always thought that there was something beyond this life.  There is even evidence that the Neanderthals believed in life after death.  So, let's see where our imaginations can go with these ideas.

1.) We finally find life on another planet.  Describe the afterlife as they see it.
2.) You're given the chance to have a conversation with an angel.  Tell us about it using as much detail as possible.
3.) Choose any god/goddess from the world's mythologies and tell how they'd fit into our modern society.
4.) How are today's ideas of the afterlife the same as in ancient times, and how are they different?
5.) Invent your own religion, complete with pantheon of deities, beasts, and heroes.
6.) You're given the chance to travel into the future.  How are the views of life after death different than they are today.
7.) If you could be a god or goddess, who would you be and why?
8.) Describe Purgatory in your own ideas and words.
9.) You've just crossed over.  What do you see, who's there to meet you, and where do you go from there?
10.) You're on trial for your eternal life.  Plead you're case as to why you should go up instead of down.

There ya go kids.  Let your imaginations run wild in the Elysian Fields or through the bowels of the Earth.  Whichever way you go, have fun and happy writing.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Free E-books For Writers

Finding free stuff that's directed at writer's isn't as easy as it sounds.  It takes a little thinking, a little determination, and a whole lot of searching.  Today, I'm going to offer you a few free ebooks that are meant for writers in one way or another.  I hope you find something that helps you in your writing endeavors.

This is a 50-page ebook that offers job leads for those in the article and blogging industry.  It also covers topics such as skills needed to land some of these jobs, how to apply for these types of jobs, and how to market yourself.

This cool little ebook covers everything about writing fiction from creating realistic characters, creating great plots, and even how to twist together great narratives.  It's a great piece for beginners and established authors alike.

This ebook goes through and helps you market just about any book.  There are 37 different tips which have helped over 100,000 authors over the years.

There's 3 of them to get you started.  As I find more I think are worth it, I'll add them to the list.  Have a great day and happy writing

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thursday Thrillers 8-22-13

Last week, we did the three word thing and we'll be doing that again, but I have something different in mind for this week.  One of my favorite writing prompts was in working from the first line.  This week, I'll give you the first sentence of a story and it's up to you to make something scary, spooky, mysterious from it.  Have fun!!!

1.) The mailman drove past the house without leaving anything once again.
2.) The angelic statue in the front yard seemed to carry a sad look on her face.
3.) Our bus pulled into the campsite with a bang.
4.) A mist hovered above the field of wild heather.
5.) Thirty men topped the hill in full armor.
6.) Daniel's waitress refused to smile at his attempt at humor.
7.) It seemed everyone at the party was having a good time except Janice.
8.) The road was lined with trees filled with hues of red, orange, and yellow.
9.) Jimmy felt as though he'd die while walking through the mall with his mom.
10.) The shop was filled with masks from around the world, and from ages long forgotten.

There ya go, kids.  Hope you create something wonderful and if you do, be sure to let us know.  Have fun and happy writing.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

When-sdays 8-21-13


The nice thing about being a writer is that you can take just about any grouping of words and make them work for whatever genre you choose to write in.  Here's this weeks grouping.  Would love to see these make it into more than one genre, like a romantic comedy or even maybe a historical paranormal piece.  Where can we go with this?

WHO--Caroline Bigsby
WHAT--A green car
WHERE--A rose garden
WHY--To find something lost
WHEN--The middle of June

I hope you use these prompts, as a whole or at least in part.  Have fun and see where your world will go.  Happy writing.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Living The Mythic Life

 Mythic Mondays

According to Webster's online dictionary, mythic means something unreal, fictitious, or imaginary. With the onslaught of paranormal fiction on the market, it's obvious that all things mythic have taken on a genuine feel. And because this is one of my favorite genres, I think it's only fitting to add a bit of ourselves into this week's round.

~*~Describe your life as though telling a fairy tale~*~

~*~Create your own superhero based on your life. Discuss their goals, their purpose, their costumes, and even their sidekicks~*~

~*~Retell your favorite childhood stories from a different point of view~*~

~*~Choose one of today's biggest stars and tell their story as though they're being discussed by someone 5,000 years from now~*~

~*~You wake up to find yourself in an unknown place. Describe it—show us all the things you see and feel. Make us believe you're in a real place no matter how out-of-this-world it may seem~*~

I hope these make you think and give you something to write about. And as always, happy writing!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

New Book Titles For Bloggers To Review

As a few of you may know, I'm a huge fan and online friend of author Andrew E. Kaufman.  If you haven't read his work, you really need to do so.  He's the BOMB!!!  His latest book, Darkness and Shadows, will be released in October.  However, he made the announcement last night on Facebook that there will be advanced copies available via his publisher on  I had no idea what this site was so I had to go check it out. is a pretty cool site if you happen to be a blogger, book reviewer, librarian, social media guru, or bookstore owner.  The site brings these people and publishers together to help get the word out about upcoming titles.  I signed up last night as I'd like to offer book reviews on this site as well.  There is, however, a catch.

Once you sign up, you've GOT to fill out your profile with as much detail as possible.  Publishers look at your profile to decide whether or not you'd be a good candidate to showcase one of their books.  They not only want to know about your website/blog (if you're a book blogger), they want to know what kind of following you have.  I'm really hoping I get a chance to do this.

There is no guarantee that you'll be chosen to review books for this site as it's up to each publishing company who gets to do the reviews.  At this time, I've only chosen 3 titles as I'll be thrilled if I get to do even one of them.  Once you do get to do a review or two, there is a chance that certain publishers will add you to their auto-approval list.  But I'm nowhere near that point yet.

So wish me luck and go check out the site for yourself.  You never know what titles you'll find and there's a chance you could read them and tell the world about them, before they go mainstream.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

People, Places, And Things

I sure what I wanted to do for my first weekend anything-goes party, but I think I came up with something.  I pulled out some of my old notebooks and started looking at a few of the prompts I'd written in the past and came up with something totally different.  Okay, it's not totally different, but it's not something I'd done before.  I'm taking a little bit from different ideas I'd had in the past and merged them all together.  Here's the idea.  I'm going to post 5 different characters, 5 different places, and 5 different items.  You can either mix and match them, use them in order, or if you're up for a killer challenge, find a way to use them ALL in one story.  Here we go:

1.) Michael Abernathy--A lawfirm accountant with a secret in his past
2.) Jason Peters--An aging race car driver fighting with his inner demons
3.) Angela Morganstern--A twice-married school teacher who makes a life-changing decision
4.) Childress--A single dad trying to connect with his teenaged daughter
5.) Riley Fitzpatrick--A Vegas showgirl searching for the mother she's never known

1.) A parking garage in California
2.) A long forgotten cemetery at the edge of town
3.) A restaurant in New York City
4.) A corn field in Iowa
5.) A fishing boat in the Gulf of Mexico

1.) A purple crayon
2.) A set of pearl earrings
3.) A linen napkin
4.) A toy car
5.) An antique parasol

There ya go kids.  Mix and match, play with them all, but whatever you do, WRITE!!!  Have fun my friends.  Happy Writing!!!!!

Free Calendars and Planners

Okay, this was supposed to go up yesterday but my date night with the Mr. was more important.  Gotta love a man who needs a date night as much as you do.  LOL.  Anyway for our first Friday Freebie, I've found some pretty cool online calendars and planners to help out with the whole writing process.  One of my biggest issues in writing is in finding the time and scheduling the time to actually do the writing itself.  Here's what I found for you:

This is kind of a cool little calendar for you to use for your personal use or to use in a group setting.  Sign up is free and can be placed right on your website.  There is a Wordpress plugin that can be used and they are customizable. The down side is that unless you sign up for the premium (paid) subscription, there will be ads on these calendars.

This site has several different calendars from which you can choose from.  They have both monthly and yearly calendars, many of which are ornate and will fit the styles of almost anyone.  They've also set up a page for anyone wanted to get a jump on things and are looking for 2014 calendars.

This one is a little different than the others.  This is a free printable weekly blogging calendar.  It's purpose is to help you set up the various posts you plan to do each day of the week, along with which links you plan to use and a space for ideas on the upcoming week.  There is a download button right on the page to make it easy for anyone to just print each one out for each week.

This page is filled with planners that are designed for the freelance writer.  Because not all writers do their thing the same, these planners make it easy to put your plans into action and make them happen.  There are several different planners to choose from created for the current month.  They also have links to download the planners for the upcoming month.  

Well there are a few to get you started.  If you know of any others you think will be of help to our readers, please feel free to add them in the comments section.  Good luck, keep at it, and happy writing.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

3-Word Scares


The Horror Flick

Some of the best scary stories are created from the most mundane things. For our first prompt option, I'm going to give you 3 off-the-wall items and it's up to you to create a story around them.

**A stuffed animal, 3 hairpins, an old flag**
**A yellowed picture, a stack of newspapers, a cracked vase**
**A piece of ribbon, a box of broken crayons, an angel statuette**
**An old diary, a set of lace curtains, some dried flowers**
**A lamp shade, a doll, an old painting**
**A ring, a stack of letters, an old cigar box**
**A rattlesnake rattle, a flower pot, a pair of scissors**
**A music box, a tea cup, a toy gun**
**A wicker basket, an old china hutch, a wooden crate**
**A trophy, a bowling pin, a page out of a book**

Have fun with this one. What can you come up with, we'd love to see it. And as always, happy writing.   

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

When-sdays 8-14-13


This section is going to only have the one prompt. Its meant to give you a basis to get started. Where it goes from there is totally up to you.

WHO—Charles Avary
WHAT—A kitchen table
WHERE—Southern California
WHY—To hide from his past
WHEN—The first day of autumn

Have fun and happy writing

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tuesday's Titles 8-13-13


They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but they never said anything about judging it by its title. Here are a few titles for you to use to create a story that will thrill the masses.

**The Sun of the Moon
**A Splash of Heat
**A Thousand Years Away
**Chocolates From Daddy
**A Change of Scenery
**The Locker Patrol
**Creator Of Nations
**The Star Maker's Mark
**Little More Than Everything
**Seeing the Silence

There's a few to get you started. I hope you find something to spark a story or at least a first line. If so, be sure to tell us about it. Good luck and happy writing.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Create Your Own Myth


Mythology is the fabric in which our imaginations are formed. Since the dawn of time, we humans have had a story for why our world works the way it does. Here are a few prompts to help you create a few new myths of your own.

  1. Tell us about the goddess that makes the trees green instead of purple or blue.
  2. Write a myth about how the first donuts were created
  3. How did the rose become a flower
  4. Pick and animal and create a legend around their most prominent feature.
  5. If you were a god or goddess, what would be your claim to fame?

Okay, this is only the first day, and time goes by it will get better. I do this for myself to keep myself writing and for you, to give you something to think about. As long as we keep writing, we can create the myths that will one day be told about us.

Outlining A Weeks Worth of Prompts

Okay, so I've been working on some ideas as for putting up some new prompts and I think I have in ready to put out to the world.  I've come up with ideas for each day of the week (Monday-Friday + weekends).  I don't know how well this will work, but I do know that since I started posting on this blog, I've found more inspiration to write than I have in the past 2 years.  I'm kinda loving it.

So here's the rundown:

MYTHIC MONDAYS--As an ancient history fanatic and lover of all things paranormal, I want to devote this section to just that.  Not sure what I'll come up with yet, but I'll have something on this posted before the day is over.

TUESDAY TITLES--Simply put, I'll come up with some titles and it's up to everyone else to write the story.  I love coming up with titles.  It's usually how I go about starting a new story.  Now they won't all be great, but hopefully they'll give someone out there some inspiration.

WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHY WHEN-SDAYS--Just the basics, Ma'am/Sir.  I'll post the basics, but it's up to everyone else to take it from there.

THRILLER THURSDAYS--This one's going to be all about the scare. I've got a couple ideas in mind, but we'll see where this one takes us.

FRIDAY FREE FOR ALL--My goal is to find sites and/or products for writers that are free to use, download, or whatever.  All I know is that whatever I post on these days will be FREE!!!

WAYWARD WEEKENDS--I was trying to come up with something Saturdays and Sundays and decided to put them into the same squish.  That way we can all take our time.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with this one, so I grabbed my handy-dandy Thesaurus and found the word "wayward" and saw the terms "unpredictable" and "impulsive".  Yep, that's the way to spend a weekend.  Anything goes.

So this is my plan.  I'm going to head to my word processor and see what I can come up with.  Wish me luck and play along.  It's just no fun when I'm the only one in the sandbox.  LOL

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Daily Doses of Prompts

I found another writing prompt site that I thought sounded like a great idea.  The site is called Prompt A Day and they offered free prompts in fiction, non-fiction, and multi-media.  I was saddened to see that they hadn't updated the site since April of 2010, but I can totally relate.  However, it did get me to thinking about ways of keeping myself writing and getting back into providing my writing prompts as I used to do in the good ole' days.

Now, I'm not the kind of person who's going to take someone else's idea and just steal it.  I'd be way upset if that happened to me, so I'm going to tweak it just a bit.  I'm going to try and offer up a couple different ideas each day and will probably keep them in the fiction genre.  I might throw in a couple non-fic ideas, but I'm really trying to keep with the fiction thing here.  After all, it's always been my dream to be a fiction writer.

I used to have a thousand different ideas on writing prompts so I'll just dig into some of my old notebooks and see what's in there.  I used to do all my prompts with pen and paper as it seemed to get my brain moving a little better.  Maybe by reliving a little of the past, I can make myself a new future.  Sounds good in theory anyway.  LOL

Be sure to subscribe to my blog if you're in the mood for something to write about.  It might not be filled with great ideas, but you might be surprised and find something that just sparks your writing passions.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

OMG I found a Dragon Writer

In my previous life as an online writer, one of the things I did was to offer writing prompts for my fellow writers.  I loved it and I really miss it sometimes.  I had a site called The Prompt Writer but because of personal issues and lack of funds, I lost the site and all the prompts I'd had on it.  Like 7 years worth of prompts.  I was really pissed about it, but at the same time I took it to mean it was time to move on to something else.

I wanted to get something posted here tonight so I went in search of some new writing prompts.  I might be one to write them, but I'm also one who uses them to get myself writing.  As I started to search, I ran across a site called Dragon Writing Prompts.  Well of course I had to check it out and was happy with what I found.  It's not just a site filled with writing prompts, it's a site that also talks about some of the techniques that can be used to improve your writing.  Yep, I had to go check it out.

I noticed that the site had been going since 2004 which is about the same time I started The Prompt Writer.  Kinda freaked me out that I'd never heard of the site before, but that's okay, I found it now when I needed it most.  I also noticed that the site owner, Joyce Fetteroll, hadn't been posting as much this past year as she had in the past.  I was lucky enough, however, to jump into her site just as she's starting to get back into it.  Keep it up my writing friend, I need your inspiration.

The best part about this site is that Joyce doesn't just offer written prompts, but she also offers visual prompts, stuff she finds on sites such as Facebook, and off the wall little sayings that make you really stop and think about writing something around it.

I totally loved this site and now if you'll excuse me, I've got like 10 years worth of stuff of hers to go through in search of something to write about because I must write again.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Feature and Follow

One of the ways I used to keep my blogging up was by joining in on some of the cool blog hops that go around the web.  I love blog hops, but had completely forgotten about them until I got an email from one of my favorite sites, Parajunkee.  Being a paranormal book freak, I used to read her blog all the time.  I've been a subscriber for a long time and was thrilled to see her latest post.  It's called the Feature and Follow and it's a cool way to get a blog noticed and for me to get back into the game.

PJ is just one of the hosts of this cool gig.  The other is an avid reader known as Alison from Alison Can Read.  I'd never heard of this site, but way glad I found it.  The awesome thing about this blog hop is that both ladies feature a different sites each week.  Nice way to find new sites to check out.  It's been so long since I did something like this and it feels great.

So, how does it work? Easy!  You have to follow PJ and Alison, plus you have to follow each of their choices for feature blog.  Then you do up a post---like this one---and add it to the linky scroll (you'll find it at the bottom of this post or you can do it on one of their sites).  That way, others can find your site and follow you.  But be nice and follow them too, after all, that's what this is all about.

Be sure to check out both sites to get all the required details so you have a chance at becoming a featured blogger too.  And let them know how you'd prefer to be followed.  I made sure to put my stuff at the top as you can either follow me via email or you can follow me on BlogLovin.  Either one is good for me.

Now get out there and make some new friends.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

My Early Birthday Present

I have to give a big thank you to my awesome daughter for getting me an early birthday present.  She really didn't have much of a choice, but I appreciate it anyway.  She got me another Kindle.  She didn't have much choice as she broke my other one, but I never told her she had to replace it.  She did that all on her own and I'm happy, happy, happy.

The one I had I'd won in an online contest.  It was probably the coolest thing I'd ever won and it helped me make a very awesome friend.  I'd entered the contest to promote Andrew E. Kaufman's first book, While the Savage Sleeps (still my favorite book of all time).  What was really cool is that he and I actually became friends online.  He's not just a hell of a talented writer, he's a very down to Earth kind of guy.

When my daughter moved out on her own, she'd accidentally taken my Kindle with her.  I told her I couldn't find it and thought she had it, but she couldn't find it either.  When she did finally find it, it was smashed.  She cried harder than I did, and that's why she got me a new one.  I'm all happy again.  I didn't know how much I used it until I didn't have it anymore.  Someday I hope to have one of the bigger ones, but for now I'm happy with the little one.

Love my job

One of the main reasons I don't write like I used to is that I have one of those real world jobs.  And ironically, I love it.  I work for Joann' Fabrics and really do love it.  I'm kind of a crafty type person, though not real good at any of the crafts I do.  I have a horrible fabric addiction and working in a fabric store is like letting a crack head work in a pharmacy.

I've been there about a year and a half now, and am a key holder.  It's not exactly management, but it does mean I have a little more clout than most others.  I'm the freight coordinator which means all the packages that come in from UPS and Fed Ex are my responsibility.  It also means I get to see what comes in before anyone else, including the manager.  Kinda cool.  The only thing that bugs me is that we're already getting in our Halloween and Thanksgiving stuff.  Too early if you ask me, but it is what it is.  That's the retail biz.

I think it's important to work in an industry you actually like.  I know a lot of people hate their jobs, but everything is what you make of it.  There are days I'd just as leave not go to work, but that don't pay the bills.  It's much easier to just grin and bear it and be thankful that you have a job.

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Free Write 8-5-13

I used to write for a site called, but for some reason they just fell off the face of the cyber-world.  One of the groups I belonged to had a daily freewrite session where a person could write about just about anything they wanted to as long as it was done in a certain way.  It was supposed to a solid 10 minute writing session without stopping to do any corrections.  The problem is that I have too bad a case of OCD to not stop and fix things, but I still did the writing part.

I think that's one of the reasons I can't seem to write anymore is that I'm not doing any free writing.  It actually relaxes the mind and allows ideas to flow a little more free.  There's no right or wrong topics to write about, as long as you're allowing the brain to do all the work.

Once you've allowed your brain to relax, it's a little easier to let the ideas come to the surface.  I have so many of them that they tend to get mixed in together.  That's not always a bad thing, but it's rarely a good thing.

By doing a freewrite at least once a day, I'll be able to start getting my thoughts back in order and getting my writing skills back to where they should be.  It's going to take some time, but it's a start.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

No More Procrastinating

Yep, I just put together another blog.  Like I really need another one, but this one is hopefully going to pull me out of my writing funk, hence the name.

I'm coming up on 2 years of not writing at all and I'm starting to think maybe it's over for real.  But then I have days where I feel as though if I don't write something the voices in my head are all going to mutiny on me and that might not be a good thing.

Over the last couple years I've come up with several ideas to get myself writing again, but none of them seemed to work.  The problem, I think, is that each idea was too restrictive.  I put together a site just to post about the many contest sites I entered, but that didn't work as I didn't have the time to do as many as I used to.  I put together a site just about collecting things but I can't seem to get the brain to work in the way I'd like it to.  I'm still going to work that one, but it's going to take some work.

I've tried to revive a couple of the sites I worked back before, but they seem stale and I can't seem to find my voice over there either.  So I'm hoping this is what it's going to take.  A place where I can do a little of everything.  I can write my stories, add a few rants, and just talk about the things I find interesting or uninteresting.  This is my site!  A place where I can write just for the sake of writing.  Because I'm starting to think if I don't start writing again, I may just go insane.