A Writer's Journey

October 14, 2018

Oops!

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I apologize–the next part of my short story series was not supposed to post on Saturday. I guess I got the dates wrong when setting it up, thinking I set it up for Sunday instead.

I want to format it and add a picture to it. Hopefully I can get it up for tomorrow (Monday) instead.

Once again, I apologize. If you want to read it, you can check out my Patreon.

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August 8, 2018

2018: Chapter 7

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I know, I know. I just did June…but that’s because I was very late with June’s entry. Now I’m back on time for July’s!

The month started with a mass to say goodbye to one of our priests, who had been assigned to another parish. Despite it being the 4th of July holiday, it was standing room only in our near 600 person occupancy church. That’s quite the turnout! And everyone wanted to say goodbye. His receiving line was longer than any I’ve seen at weddings.

We then all jumped in the pool because of a heat wave that made it unbearably hot. And the pool was nice and cool. It certainly was a nice way to end the weekend.

The Fourth of July was a Wednesday, which made it a bit awkward. It felt weird to only go for two days, have a day off and then go back in. I think the fact that most other holidays involve three day weekends has spoiled me. We still had a lot of fun with a barbecue with friends and a dip in the pool.

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November 8, 2016

NaNoWriMo 2016 Has Begun!

Filed under: Uncategorized — mackenziew @ 12:00 pm

We’re over a week into November, which means the first week of NaNowWriMo is over!

How’s everyone doing?

So far, I’m doing pretty good. I lost Wednesday and didn’t really hit goal on Thursday or Friday. But I’m not going to complain. I’m still ahead of where I was in years past. And there’s still the rest of the month. I can catch up and still win. Or definitely do my best in NaNo so far. That would be a win in and of itself in my book.

Of course the biggest win would be making sure this story actually posts in time for Christmas. So my goal is to finish it by November 30th and then spend the beginning of December editing it. I can then prepare and save it as drafts on multiple platforms so all I have to do is post them with the push of a button. I can also get the tumblr posts ready as well. It’ll be great!

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May 10, 2016

Casting Away

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So, I know I’ve been back from my birthday cruise for over a month now. But I had posts queued up to be on the safe side. Unfortunately, this took longer to write than I thought. Oops.

Are you ready?

Thursday started early as we were out of the house before 7 AM since our flight was at 9:00 AM. Despite it being rush hour, there was only a little bit of traffic and we pretty much flew to the airport. After checking our bags, we got through security with little wait and located our gate. Except it said the flight was going to San Juan and we certainly weren’t. It seems our gate changed while we were going through security. But we found it and then picked up some breakfast.

Our flight went smoothly and we transferred to the bus that took us to Port Canaveral. We registered for our cruise and went to take our portraits. Our friend Bob showed up right then and we laughed, knowing we couldn’t have planned it any better.

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Our ship!

 

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April 11, 2016

April Showers

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I love rainy days. As long as I don’t have to go out in it, that is. Then it sucks.

But if I can stay in, I love rainy days. There’s just something cozy about them. And it doesn’t matter if they’re cold or warm. Both are charming in their own ways.

When it’s cold, you can wrap yourself in a blanket and make hot chocolate. And when it’s warm, you can still open a window and let the rainy breeze come in.

There’s so much to do on a rainy day. I like to get some reading or writing done. Some like to watch movies or binge watch shows. Others may bake, do arts and crafts or even clean.

How about you? Do you like rainy days?

December 29, 2014

2014 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,300 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

December 31, 2013

2013 in review

Filed under: Uncategorized — mackenziew @ 6:44 pm

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,400 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

June 22, 2013

New Blog!

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Yes, I’ve started a new blog. Why? I don’t know, maybe I’m crazy. But it’s a good kind of insanity, right?

Right?

So, what do I do on this blog? I review books. So, check it out here:

Reading by the Moonlight

Please?

February 6, 2013

642 Things to Write About

Filed under: Announcements,Uncategorized,writing — mackenziew @ 3:52 am

I’m doing one exercise from the book, “642 Things to Write About,” once a week on my tumblr.

Check it out here.

October 2, 2012

Best Disney Romances! (Part Deux)

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With the close of my original poll, several couples were tied. So it’s time for a runoff between them to fill in the number 3 to number 10 spots (the others will be given honorable mentions). Vote!

Vote here!

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