Sharing stories, finding peace
01 Jan 2016 2 Comments
01 Nov 2014 Leave a comment
So…I’m trying this NaNoWriMo thing again!
If you’ve been reading for quite some time, you may remember that I NaNo’d two years ago. It was the first I had ever heard of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month for those of you who may not know) and I was very excited. While I did not write the requisite 50,000 words, I did indeed write around 10,000. I felt pretty darned good about that.
Then the following year, I tried NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month or something like that) where you vow to write a blog post each day throughout the month of November. This was more successful, and I think I posted 26 posts out of the 30 days.
What I found out doing Nano the first time was that I am totally not prepared to write an actual novel. So I’m bending the extremely flexible Nano rules this time and writing a collection of short stories. This suits my writing style better and I feel I will be much more successful.
I won’t go on and on, but keep your eye on the widget in the sidebar. It should update my wordcount throughout the month. I’ve got 1800 or so words for this first day. Anyone care to join me????
Aimee (who you may or may not hear from for the next 30 days!)
21 Feb 2014 3 Comments
Writing terrifies me. I have always felt the need and desire to write. I have always kept little scraps of thoughts and sentences tucked away in corners of my closet, hidden from view. Words fill my days and nights. They dance off the page when I read and literally make me smile and laugh out loud. The perfectly crafted sentence I see in a piece of literature fills me with awe and drives my need to write. I cannot not write.
But for years, More
30 Nov 2013 3 Comments
It’s the last day of November, and time to take stock of the whole NaBloPoMo experience. I was mostly successful. I just went through my posts and it looks like I managed a total of 24 posts for the month, between my two blogs. Not too shabby for a person who typically posts 2-3 times a month! Here are some things I have discovered over the course of the last 30 days:
I hope you enjoyed taking this blogging journey with me. I’ll see you in December!
18 Nov 2013 Leave a comment
Today’s post is a pretty darned good one if I do say so myself. It lends itself to discussion, so for heaven’s sake, leave a comment!!!! Check it out at Arbitrary Flights of Fancy. It’s all about words. We’re all writers here…what could be more interesting than words?
15 Nov 2013 3 Comments
04 Nov 2013 Leave a comment
Day 4 finds me in a reflective state of mind. Come visit me over at Arbitrary Flights of Fancy and see my safe place. One of the message boards that I participate in has a “safe room”. It’s a great thread where survivors can describe their safe space that they retreat to. It’s full of pillows and fresh outdoorsy places. Come see mine.
01 Nov 2013 Leave a comment
Hop on over to my other blog, Arbitrary Flights of Fancy, and see what I’m up to for November this year.
Wish me luck! I will be posting back and forth on both blogs and hopefully I will be able to stick with it and actually post every day on one or the other of the blogs. I’ve got 4 or 5 thoughts. Only 25 more to go. Hopefully, some of you will join me. I’d love to read your posts!
27 Oct 2013 Leave a comment
It’s been an incredibly busy week. Busy in a wonderful way, but busy nonetheless. I finally had a chance to go through the 98 emails that were in my inbox and found this clip on Unladylike Musings. It’s slam poetry and this man’s passion and words went right to my heart. I was in tears before it was over. Very powerful stuff.
(Trigger warnings as usual)
28 Sep 2013 9 Comments
When I first started this blog a year and a half ago, I had big plans for building a place for rape survivors to connect and share their stories. But in reality I didn’t expect anyone to read what I had to say.
Right away, I got 2 followers. I don’t know who you are, but you were so inspiring to me. Just knowing that someone…anyone…had read something I had written and connected with it was amazing to me. I sat and grinned. Soon I had 5 followers, then 10. I hovered around 10 for quite some time. I was content. More