If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday Word Game

Lets play a game. I'll post two words each Wednesday, you take one of my words and add a second word of your own.

Here's the catch you can't post the same as someone else already posted in the comments. Since I'm a fanatic about checking my blogger, the comments should be updated consistently until about 5pm.

Here are my two words:

Tiny Dot

Monday, August 29, 2011

Submission deadlines

Today I'll give you a list of current places to submit and their deadlines. Please keep in mind its important to read all of their guidelines for submission before giving them your work.

Deadline: August 31st  submissions reopen for November. 
Paying Market

Deadline: Open ended
 Paying Market

Open for submissions August 28th
Paying Market

Opens for submission September 1st
Paying Market

Happy writing!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Riddle

Friday riddle- take a wild guess in the comments and then come back and highlight next to "answer" to see if you are right. Have fun and Happy Friday!

"In marble walls as white as milk,
Lined with a skin as soft as silk,
Within a fountain crystal clear,
A golden apple doth appear;
No doors there are to this stronghold,
Yet thieves break in and steal the gold."

Answer: An egg

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday Word Game

Lets play a game. I'll post two words each Wednesday, you take one of my words and add a second word of your own.
 Here's the catch you can't post the same as someone else already posted in the comments. Since I'm a fanatic about checking my blogger, the comments should be updated consistently until about 5pm.
Here are my two words:

 Frantic Bunny

 (Now its your turn, pick one of my words and add one of your own try not to copy someone elses.)

Happy writing- See you all Friday!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Happy Monday!

Wow it's been busy already! I had to fix a check an error from the University- they sent me  six thousand dollars when it should have been about three thousand for classes. Would have made some great padding in the bank though. 

Just goes to show whether you write or work a regular job mistakes are still made. Maybe I could use this in a short story somehow- college student receives aide/scholarships, college student spends money, then finds out has to pay it back. All sorts of character lessons could be learned from this experience.

 With Summer Semester over I am ending with two solid "B's" and one hopeful "A" as the last class grade has not been submitted.

 On a more interesting note, I am taking Contemporary Drama for an English class this semester. I will be exploring plays and screenwriting which should be very rewarding for my writing. I'll let you all in on any secrets I come across through this class as well as anything new about the process I might learn.

Classes start today for me, well actually this evening, so I will do my best to read through blogs as homework allows.

 I hope you have a terrific Monday. Happy Writing!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Two days out in the middle of nowhere at Alcova Lake and honestly I missed my computer so much! Yet the time away gave me some relaxing images and a wonderful experience I shared with my girls.

I have pictures for you of some great sights, but before I get there I'd like to let you know my new blogging schedule is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

This first picture is the lake- where we did all of our swimming and I can't even begin to express how good the water felt right before sundown.

This Next picture is of the same lake right as night began to emerge.

And finally the last picture is of our campfire, but I played with my camera and was able to take it in negative form which made it look really pretty in the picture.

I saw the sunset and the moon rise two nights in a row and I am impressed by the awe of the sight. I wish I could have taken a picture of the moon rising for all of you, but no matter what i tried it came out as a tiny what dot in the middle of a black back ground. So I'll describe it for you, even though it will do little justice towards the image.

 Along the horizon of the dark hills a light emerged creating a white blue glowing effect across the water and the hills. Then the moon came up in its glory lighting our entire camping area in a bashful white light. It was beautiful.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Teaser Tuesday

I have made it through another semester! With that done, I will be gone until Thursday evening on a much needed family camping trip.

 I have had little time for writing so my word count is none, unless you count final papers and the blog. :)

 I will leave you with a Tuesday teaser and when I come back I will have a new blogging schedule. See you all Thursday!

 Teaser: "What I warn you to remember is that I am a detective. Our relationships with truth is fundamental but cracked, refracting confusingly like fragmented glass." (pg 3)   from "In The Woods" by Tana French

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Limited Editions

There are not many things I go gaga over, but I have to say I'm in love with these pens. Naturally as a pen collector I have to wipe the drool off my chin. These pens are gorgeous and expensive.

MontBlanc has created a writer's limited edition of pens. These pens are a tribute to writers who are an important part of literature. They have one for Mark Twain, Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, and many more.

Here is the link to go look at these wonderful writing instruments- I'd never write with- LOL. They are more like a piece of art to me.

Limited Editions

In other news, I have my last class this Saturday. Then I'm off for a few days and hope to get caught up on commenting.

Happy writing!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Book store shut down

Sweet I can use the new editor again! ~Happy Dancing~

 They are shutting down the Walden Books here in Casper. This makes me very sad. It's the biggest book store we had, now we are down to a book exchange and a coffee house bookstore that doesn't have very many new books. I've been buying my girls new books every month as a reward for good behavior. At the end of the month they will get a brand new book. But now I'll have to order them online. There is the college bookstore- but I do not see how my seven year old will get into things like the linguistics of french and the Spanish English dictionary LOL.

On a side night Summer classes come to an end this weekend. I'll have a few days break before I start fall semester. I think I'll take my kids camping since they have had to stay cooped up with mom most the summer.

 I've gotten a great deal of writing done- but all of it has been for classes. I'm still waiting on my last submission to find out if I am accepted or rejected.

Happy writing!

Thursday, August 4, 2011


The Literary Lab is hosting a new anthology contest.

I do not have the time to submit anything for it, but it is a great opportunity for writers. They have two cash prizes that go with this anthology this year and I adore the cover for it. I hope you consider submitting something to them.

I was published with them back in March and they are very supportive.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I have come across some great pages and sites recently which I wanted to share with you all.

The Public Query
This is an interesting idea- you can submit a query for critique here.

Novel Blurb generator
Get Those Creative Juices flowing.

Edit Minion
Paste in here to see how your doing.

Write words
A word frequency/ phrase frequency counter

Paper rater
Check grammar, plagiarism, and proofreading- free and kind of fun to use.

I'm in the middle of tests so I'm going to be sparse on commenting.
Happy writing.

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