Thursday, March 18, 2010


It happened.  It finally came back to me.  The writing.  Woot, woot!  Cue the music and spastic dancing.

Not sure what spectacular event led to the creativity or pouring out of the words, but here are a few of my hunches:

I recently got a new phone....gaze at it now and practically feel the addiction beginning...

I went with the classic Apple white and I sometimes find myself gazing at it.  So pretty...and yes, it is totally worth the hype.  The funniest part?  I haven't even messed with my ringtones yet...normally the first thing I do when I buy a phone, but not this phone.  No, this is for multi-tasking and playing.  I have already downloaded all of the bookie apps that I love and a few games as well.  My favorite?  Tapfish.  Having a fake aquarium should not be this fun and I'm totally addicted...

Or maybe it was the new haircut and color...

Sidenote:  I'm horrible about only getting my hair done like, twice a year, if I'm lucky, so this is HUGE.

Or maybe the new purse/pocketbook/handbook whatever you prefer to call it that I bought recently...

Sidenote #2:  I'm also horrible about carrying the same bag for over a year before replacing.  Part of the problem is that I'm picky and don't like much.  I've been searching for a replacement (no exaggeration) for atleast 6 months.  The other part of the problem is that I'm thrifty (sounds better than cheap) and I have to really love a bag to spend that kind of money on it.  This one was gorgeous and when I saw it I was prepared for the price tag.  You know what???  It's been my was on clearance...please notice the nice side gathers and silk lining that are perfect for new phone mentioned above... *sigh*

Check out the pretty, pretty insides:

All of this recent change, luck, or good fortune may have been to blame for the surge in writing creativity I felt, or maybe not.  Perhaps it's the cool friends I've met on the blogs and all of my writing buddies I feel I've let down recently during my downward writing spiral.  Or maybe, just maybe, you can't force such things and they just come and go on their own.

Who cares?  I'm rolling with it and hoping it doesn't end!

The only down side?  Turning your mind off at night.  

When going to bed on those nights that I'm really into my story and enjoying the writing, that certain part of my brain sometimes refuses to sleep.  It takes a while to quit going through plot scenarios and finally drift off to peaceful sleep...but wait...what is that lurking in the next room?  A freaking cobra???  Yes, I had strange dreams of snakes invading my home and strangely, I felt the best way to handle it was to grab the fanged fiend by the neck, much like a cat behind the ears, and take it out of the house as it hissed at me and threatened to kill me.  This one scene was on repeat.  All.  Night.  Long.  

I guess if I have to, I'll take the trade off.  Bad dreams versus empty writing.

Here's to wishing you all the most vivid of dreams and creativity...



  1. that purse is so pretty - i think it needs some gentle petting.

  2. Love the phone (jealous), love the hair, love the purse! How could three cool things like those, in combination, NOT add up to an increase in creativity and productivity?! :-)

  3. You joined the Apple family. Yay! Now you just need a Macbook and you'll be set!

    Love, love, love the cut and color. And 5hat purse.... so pretty! Looks like it's been your month! Now get busy writing!!

  4. Congrats on finding the key to your success. The universe works in mysterious ways, mine was building a fence.

  5. I've had my iPhone since Christmas and I'm in love with it. Talk about being connected! Trolling for apps can become addicting by itself.

    YAY for the return of the words! I think I fall asleep EVERY SINGLE NIGHT thinking about my story in some way. Oh well. :)

  6. Delighted to hear you're back writing.

    Keep it up :)

  7. I wouldn't mind having an iPhone. I just can't see paying that much per month for service. :(

    Yay for all your pretty new things! phone, hair, purse!! what a great week for you!!

  8. Love the haircut, love the bag, love the phone! Is my jealousy showing?


  9. I love my iphone, I am an addict with you :) And I love the hair, very cute! I guess it doesn't matter what cures your writer's block as long as you manage to cure it :)

  10. Falen - it really does deserve some petting!!! Did I mention it's REALLY soft? I'm in love...

    Shannon - Seriously! I'm thinking anytime I lack creativity and productivity I shall now use this as my excuse to shop. It sounds good, right?

    Kim - I love Apple. Too much. :-)

    Piedmont - Isn't it funny what works for us? And it's never the same thing twice! Keeps us on our toes! (Or should I say fingers???)

    DL - fellow Iphone addicts unite!!! Seriously, we probably need a support group of something on the addictions of this phone.

    Wendy - Thank you!!!!

    Kristin - Thanks!!! I had a smartphone before this one that I'd had for over three atleast my monthly service didn't change...but that buying of the phone was deathly to the wallet enough. LOL!

    Michele - thanks! I'm jealous of that cool job of yours. :-)

    Eva - Hey girl! It's the addicting! AND I'll take the words however I can get them!

  11. I sooo want my own iPhone. I got my daughter one last year, but am still putting up with my 3 year old razor. UGH! Today she got a free app that tells the seizmic scale for how bumpy the road is when you are driving (and she got tic tacs that shake like real ones).

  12. Love your new 'do and purse, so pretty! And yay for the words coming back. I seriously love that feeling of being enveloped in flow.

  13. Congratulations on the surge of creativity! And I definitely hope the snake doesn't revisit you too often.

  14. Congrats on the purse, the haircut, and especially the writing! Woot, woot!

  15. Looks like it's been a good week.

  16. OOOOh the iphone is so shiny *beams* well worth just gazing at it....I'm glad you found the groove and it does look like you had a generally cool week all round :~)

    Oh, I have an award for you on my page for being aces! :~D You can add that to the totally cool things to happen this week if you want :P although I don't think it quite compares to the awesome new purse and haircut...

  17. Featuring your book today on Mailbox Monday on my blog...I'm halfway through it!


  18. Your hair looks fantastic!!! Gorgeous purse! Oh and love the iPhone!! Can't talk enough about them, I have a pink cover for mine, and a black phone... sleek and stylish baby!

  19. I need a new phone BADLY. I'm still texting on a non keyboard one.
    And love your hair. It looks darker. I'm thinking of going a little darker myself. :)

  20. Sharon - they are SO addicting! And watch out...I had my phone for 3 years before it practically died and the iphone called my name!

    Amy - Thanks and's the best being lost in your own story, is it not?

    E. Elle - me too! so far I must have gotten rid of that darn snake. :::she says with her fingers crossed:::

    Jackee - thank you!!!

    Holly - it really was a good week...except the part where I got sick towards the end! It seems something had to go wrong...don't worry, I can take it! LOL!

    Mia - Woot, woot for awards! Thank you! I'll post it soon!

    Michele - it has been SO GREAT and fun meeting you! I will definitely check it out today! Can't wait to catch up with you again!

    Jen - I am seriously envious of your pink cover!!! All they had when I bought mine was this grey and white's OK but I would have preferred the pink!!!

    Jennifer - Thanks and you should totally do it! I like changing it from time to time...although my mother prefers it lighter. LOL. I like it!