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Insecure Writer's Support Group: Short message

  Posted by DebsBlueRoses , 31 March 2015 · 9 views


Happy Hump Day! Happy April! Happy Fools! lol No, not so much the last one, but this is the day we writers all get together to share our insecurities and such. A big thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh, who I think I've finally beat in getting my post up first (he does his at like 5am or something) for beginning this awesome journey 3 years ago.

As it is April, the A to Z Challenge has started! I can't remember if I've put a badge up, but my posts can be found HERE. I have a neurosis about my blog count being skewed because of these daily April posts, so I moved them all a couple years back (useless tidbit for y'all).

I just want to wish everyone good luck with their challenge, with the contest season, with any stories you are submitting right now. You can do it! :)


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Express Yourself Weekly: Changes

  Posted by DebsBlueRoses , 31 March 2015 · 10 views



Welcome back to Express Yourself Weekly, brought to us by Dani @ Entertaining Interests and Jackie @ Bouquet of Books to get to know us all a little better.

This week, they ask us: In the past year, what has been the biggest change for you?

Well, one year and two weeks ago, I finally escape temp work and was hired by the state for this casual/seasonal position. It was a big relief, as I was bored to death and barely making ends meet.

Unfortunately, I'm kind of in the same rut, but things are looking up. I need to be more positive and goal oriented in myself to get things going, and I think I can do it before next year hits.


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Fast Five Friday: Movie Crushes

  Posted by DebsBlueRoses , 27 March 2015 · 18 views


Alright, alright, alright (in my Matthew McConaughey voice), Happy Friday!! Welcome back to an installment of Fast Five Friday, brought to us by Dani and Jackie, the Cover Girls!

This week, we have shooting off our five favorite movie crushes! Let's see if I can stop at five. lol (After looking) Okay, FINDING five was actually hard. I was like, "What movies have I watched?"


Well, there's the Prince from Beauty & The Beast. lol Hey, even my mom was like, "Wow."


The sexy Michael Corvin from the Underworld series.


Capt. James T. Kirk time-warped world style from Star Trek. (Mainly because, well, Chris Pine.)


Louie from Interview with the Vampire. (Mainly because, I mean, BRAD!)


Jacob Palmer from Crazy, Stupid Love.




BONUS info: My cousin has a serious crush on Optimus Prime. hahahaha

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Wednesday Words: A Victorian Flower Dictionary

  Posted by DebsBlueRoses , 25 March 2015 · 19 views

Happy Wednesday!

Most Wednesday, I share with you what I am currently reading. While I'm still reading Octavia Butler's Seed to Harvest, that will be a while, but I have also started reading the companion to a book I read a few years ago, Language of Flowers.



A Victorian Flower Dictionary by Mandy Kirkby has everything you need to know about the most popular flowers. Each flower has a meaning: like an iris means "message." There's one flower that has like 5 meanings based on the color, but I can't remember which one. One color means "I love you," but a striped one means "I never want to see you again." lol

So, as I use Random.org to help me choose a page, let's see what it gives me out of the 192 pages in this dictionary.........................page 126.

That is the chapter about (Wicked Witch voice) the Poppy, which means "fantastic extravagance." There is a poem on page 126, so here it is for you: "Poppies" by the 19th century poet Frida Wolfe.

The poppies in the garden, they all wear frocks of silk,
Some are purple, some are pink, and others white as milk,
Light, light for dancing in, for dancing when the breeze
Play a little two-step for the blossoms and the bees.
Fine, fine, for dancing in, frilly at the hem,
Oh, when I watch the poppies dance I long to dance like them!

The poppies in the garden have let their silk frocks fall
All about the border paths, but where are they at all?
Here a frill and there a flounce – a rag of silky red,
But not a poppy-girl is left – I think they went to bed.
Gone to bed and gone to sleep; and weary they must be,
For each has left her box of dreams upon the stem for me.


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Express Yourself Weekly: Life Advice

  Posted by DebsBlueRoses , 24 March 2015 · 31 views


Welcome to Tuesday! Today is the day I answer the Express Yourself question given to us in the bloghop by Dani @ Entertaining Interests and Jackie @ Bouquet of Books. You can join anytime you like from either of their pages!

This week, they ask a very good question: If someone asked your for a piece of advice about life, what would you say?

I would simply say, "Follow your instincts and go for it."

There were so many times I look back on and think, "I should've done this." Obviously, it wasn't meant to be if it didn't happen, and I am one of those "What-if" people. If you feel in your heart you're supposed to be doing something, and it eats at you each day that you don't do it, DO IT. No one knows you better than you, so make it happen.

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A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

  Posted by DebsBlueRoses , 23 March 2015 · 22 views


Happy Monday!

Last year, I decided that I was going to begin deciding May 2014 if I was going to participate in the A to Z Challenge in 2015. So, this February, I decided that yes, I would, and I was going to schedule my posts so that I wouldn't struggle the way I did in 2013. I will be posting this year in my April Dailies, and might even have a chance to still post on some of my normally scheduled days here, but I won't hold anyone to reading over here. Now I will have a chance to actually go around and read other people's posts and themes!

Speaking of themes, this is a BLOGFEST! Hence the logo sitting up there. I juggled a few in my head. Favorite songs, favorite books, favorite musical artists, but you know what, I'm going basic this year, and I'm providing a special list this year, a list that will get your creative juices flowing in the simplest way.

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Okay that's enough. My theme for the 2015 A to Z Challenge is


I know it's kind of weird, but it's something we as writers use often and without thinking about it until we want to say something other than "His eyes were blue" or "Her hair is bright red." So I'm providing some of my favorite color alternatives for you all!

Good luck this year. I can't wait to see what everyone else is doing.

(There's still time to do this, if you're mad! Here is the sign-up list for the A to Z Challenge: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/a-to-z-challenge-sign-uplist-2015.html)



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Friday Freeday: Insecurities

  Posted by DebsBlueRoses , 20 March 2015 · 34 views

First day of Spring, and it's snowing in Delaware.

Good morning! This is actually a bit of an insecurity post, and I needed somewhere to vent, so what better place?

Since I graduated college and didn't get that dream job they kind of tell you're going to get by the end of the 4-or-so years, I've basically done dead-end jobs. Data entry, customer service, clerical stuff, and living in central Delaware, the pay is fairly bad. I thought by now things would get better, but 7 years later, and I'm still working check to check and skipping bills.

It gets kind of depressing, and I've realized I'm stuck in this rut where it's starting to affect my mindset even with my writing. What if I don't get published? What if I've always been living in a dream and am kidding myself? What if I don't have a best seller? Etc. etc.

Things spiral from there, so while I'm trying to make a living, I'd like at LEAST one year where I can just LIVE. It's definitely one of those days where I think on all the different paths I should've taken so that I'm not stuck in this funk, but...can't do that.

So pray for me.

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Wednesday Words: Seed to Harvest

  Posted by DebsBlueRoses , 18 March 2015 · 30 views

Good morning!

Welcome to Wednesday Words, where I share with you all a piece of what I am reading this week using Random.org. I've also decided to start adding the actual cover on this day. I think it helps with visuals. :)



Yesterday, I (sort of) began Octavia Butler's Wild Seed, the first novel in the collection Seed to Harvest. I'm only a couple of pages in, but it looks to be about two immortals. Immortals are always intriguing. :)

There are 253 pages in Wild Seed, so using Random to pick a page, it has chosen...............page 111.

There are about 29 lines on that page, so Random, do you stuff..................line 4. It's an answer to a question, so I'll add that, too.

"I will obey," she muttered, then faced him defiantly. "When will I have my own house? My own cooking fire?"

"When you've learned what to do with them."

Ouch.

What are you reading this week?

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Express Yourself Weekly: "I'm an expert!"

  Posted by DebsBlueRoses , 17 March 2015 · 25 views

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

But it's also Tuesday, so it's time for...


This hop was created by Dani @ Entertaining Interests and Jackie @ Bouquet of Books. You can join in on the weekly fun questions through their blogs.

This week they say: Everyone has at least one subject matter they are self-acclaimed experts in (Ex: pop culture, monsters, robots, etc). What is yours?

As most of you all know, I proclaim myself an expert of all things Final Fantasy! Unfortunately, I'm aware that that's not true, as I haven't been able to play all of the games yet. But I'm an expert at the ones that I say matter. lol FF6 through XIII, I am quite knowledgeable about, but I know the most about 7 through X-2.

My nephew-cousin (no hillbilly happenings; his mom is my cousin, and we are like sisters. lol) would have you believe I'm an expert in all things WWE, and I regret daily introducing him to it, because he's OBSESSED.

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Fast Five Friday: Books!

  Posted by DebsBlueRoses , 13 March 2015 · 53 views

Happy Friday! Ohhhh, Happy Friday! *blubbers, holds Friday like a lost puppy* We thought we'd never see you again!


That aside, welcome back to Fast Five Friday, given to us by the Cover Girls, Dani & Jax! It's a very lax meme in which you can participate whenever you feel.

This week, they would like us to recommend 5 Books!

Here are the 5 that have changed my life as a fantasy writer, and I strongly recommend them for other fantasy writers.


The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (and sequels) by N.K. Jemisin


The Phoenix Unchained (and sequels) by Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory
*This truly was the first that ultimately showed me the kind of writer I want to be.*


Transparent (and sequel lol) by Natalie Whipple


Hereafter (you know what goes here lol) by Terri Bruce


A Game of Thrones (et. al.) by George R.R. Martin




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