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5 Fav Friday: Things to get the creative juices flowing!

If you're a writer, chances are you're a creative type. The act of writing (including all the pre-work, research, the act of writing, and the long hours spent on editing) is a very creative process.  I have to be in the right (write) frame of mind before I can sit down and begin working on my current WiP.

It usually happens that doing something else and taking a break from writing is just what you need to reinvigorate yourself. For today's 5 Favs I'm going to tell you my 5 favorite things to do that helps me get into that highly creative write-mode.

1. Go for a walk/run. Taking the kidlings for a walk is one of my absolute favorite ways to get into the zone. I live in Utah right against the Rockies and the weather here is finally showing the first signs of warmth! I love strapping on my super cute grey and pink running shoes and heading out into the sunshine, it clears my head and invigorates my senses. Also, going with the kids is great because they think of it as an …

JOHN CARTER is awesome (+ABNA news!!)

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Has anyone else gotten a chance to go see the new John Carter movie yet? If you are a sci-fi geek (like me) you should! Even if you aren't (like my mama) you'll totally love the story and the visual affects, not to mention the serious "eye candy,"  so you should go see it anyway.


The story is different than anything that I've seen lately--a brilliant mix of historical realism, traditional science fiction, and epic love story.  Going into it I didn't really know what to expect, and I kind of had to drag my mama into the theater, but we had so much fun!

This is definitely a show you'd want to go see in the theater. Ya know how some movies its just easier/cheaper to wait for it to come out on DVD?  This isn't one of them. Seriously, unless you have a rockin' big screen with great surround sound, this is one that's worth the trip to the theaters!


.... okay time for some ABNA news!

I posted a while ago on making it to the second round of ABNA... wel…

Back from my Hiatus with fabulous news!

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Hiya everyone, long time no see!Sorry about that it’s been one thing after another in my life… I won’t bore you with the gory details but let’s just say a botched wisdom tooth extraction (and the subsequent surgeries that followed) has laid me up for most of the winter. Le sigh. I have managed to do one good thing however—after editing (and re-editing) my novel I entered the  2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest (ABNA). The list came out for the quarterfinalists today and SMOLDER made it!Woot woot!
*shameless self-congratulatory confetti tossing* Okay now I’m off for a celebratory mimosa… they have to be healthy with all that vitamin C in the  OJ, right? Right! I promise I’ll be better with updates! Thanks for sticking with me :)