Are you an Introverted or Extroverted Writer?

Came across an interesting article about how ones Personality Type (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) has an influence on our writing.  Towards the end of the article there is a short quiz you can take that gives you an idea if you are more of an Introverted or more of an extroverted writer.  Which one you are may determine a lot about which writing environments work better for you and which aspects of writing you are more comfortable with. 

If you want to check out the article, here is the link:

Improve Your Writing by Personality Type


Writing Journey Gap

It’s been a good long time since I’ve written anything regarding my “writing journey”.

Lately I’ve been in a terrible slump when it comes to writing.  Sure finding the time to do any writing has always been a challenge; but lately, when I look at the various writing prompts I follow, I draw a blank…And when I try to do a timed write (2 minute, 6 minute, etc), I sit there for several minutes just trying to think how/where to start.

If you are so inclined to do writing challenges (which, btw, I do enjoy doing) here are a few that I enjoy:

Addicted to Purple: Friday Fictioneers (write a 100 word story based on the photo prompr).

Sunday Photo Fiction (Write a 200 word story using the photo provided).

Inner Sunshine: Wriring Prompt Wednesday, a spin off of the Writer Wednesday Blog Hop. (Write a 500 word story using the photos and words supplied).

JD Mader’s 2 minute write (just write for 2 minutes – whatever comes to mind.

There’s also a similar Saturday Six Minutes challenge (though I’m not sure if this is really a “challenge” in the traditional sense of the word.  More a reminder to find a set amount of time and just write).

Enjoy, and may the Muse be with you ūüôā 

#CampNaNoWriMo was a flop for me this year

Well looks like this year was a complete flop for me in regards to Camp NaNoWriMo… ¬†Both in terms of my word count and in terms ¬†blogposting about the event…. ¬†I won’t say it was a complete fail since a complete fail would mean not even giving it a try at all. ¬†So I’ll give myself the benefit of the doubt of having at least made the attempt not only at joining said “camp” for the second year but in attempting an actual ongoing story….

I have managed to get up to 4,880 words. ¬†Doubting very much ¬†I’ll make to my goal of 12,000 words in the next couple days.

Here’s a short excerpt from the story:

Jason desperately wanted to say something.  To remind her that she had once stopped by this very station many years ago when he had been little more than a rookie.  She had been working on article for a school paper and had stopped by to see if she could interview a couple of the guys there.  He had happened to be on duty that day.  Jason could still remember the surprise evident in Brenda’s eyes when he opened the door.  He, as well as a couple of the other guys, had answered her questions and then he had given her a quick tour of the station including the bay with engines & trucks.  His breath quickened as he remembered helping her down from the engine.  How she had felt sliding down the length of his body.  For a moment they had stood there staring at each other.  A tell-tale blush on Brenda’s cheek had indicated that she had felt the contact every bit as much as he had.  Whether from embarrassment or to save face, Brenda had quickly gone back to her reason for stopping by in the first place and Jason, once he had discreetly readjusted himself, had done the same leaving the incident unmentioned.

#WeekendCoffeeShare: 2015, July 05-11

Don’t have a lot of time for this weeks Weekend Coffee Share¬† and I do apologize for jumping in and out like this.

What can I say about this week? ¬†Smh – Not much really. ¬†Feels like Camp NaNo has turned into a complete flop for me this year…. Oh it isn’t the camp – nothing wrong there that I’ve seen, but then I haven’t really been involved in using the resources to their full potential (hell I’ve done good just to manage to do any writing on my story) and sure isn’t my cabin-mates ¬†(they ¬†have been awesome)… ¬†I should take a sec and introduce you to a couple of their blogs:

A Novel Journey

Writing Wings for You

I have managed to get in a total of 3,249 words on my story so far. ¬†In many ways, I guess it’s coming along better than I had hoped – considering it’s my first time trying ¬†for an actual story rather than just micro-type stories (or whatever you call them)….

Well back to work – Got plenty of things to work on: Planning a Mary Kay facebook party; Work on adding more product to some online shops; Get some writing done…. ¬†But first, I need seriously need to consider dinner.

#CampNanoWriMo 2015 – Day Nine and Exerpt

Ended up spending the better part of yesterday out running errands ¬†and such. ¬†Had planned to spend a couple minutes writing in the early morning (but then I also planned on trying to add some more product to my on-line shops for NancyPolkArtist…. ¬†Yeah, that didn’t go so well, neither one. ¬†Ended up getting into a bunch of other little projects that needed doing ¬†Talk about “squirrel” ūüėõ

Since I’m not logging the dates of what I write when, I don’t know exactly what day I wrote this. ¬†I know it wasn’t yesterday (pretty sure it wasn’t) – I do know that was the last bit I wrote for story from just a couple days ago…. It hasn’t been that long since I last wrote, just seems like it ūüėČ

Jason sat next to Brenda, on the edge of the bed, wondering to himself why he felt the need to comfort her.  Why he had felt the need to stay involved when he could have just as easily walked away after transporting her to the hospital.  It had been a number of years since he had last seen her and no doubt her life was a lot different than from when he knew her during her college days.  The only thing that made any kind of logical sense to him was that he just couldn’t leave her to deal with everything on her own.  Especially when she had no memory of who she was.  He had connected with her on some level during the time in which she was being extricated.  Even though she had no idea who he was, Brenda had seemed to respond to his presence, more so than she had anyone else on scene.

I know this quite rough…. ¬†If you have any advice or pointers for me please let me know.. ¬†Constructive Criticism is appreciative as long as you play nice ūüôā

OK time to get back to the gazillion things I’ve got going on – Writing, Online shops, Planning FB party for Mary Kay, Writing.

Wishing you all an Awesome day and may the Muse be with You.

#CampNanoWriMo 2015 – Day Seven

I really should be spending this time writing on my Camp NaNo project (let’s see where am I at now – 2,748,. ¬†Not much headway since yesterday), but at the same time, I should be getting through this stack of crap…. errrr…. paperwork that is piled up on my desk. ¬†Making ¬†what I’m sure is a huge mistake of multi-tasking between writing this blog, going through paperwork, and catching up on the twitter & facebook notifications from yesterdays Nutty Day…..

Enough distractions and procrastinations… ¬†Time to get my ass in gear and get to work, including some serious writing.

#CampNanoWriMo 2015 – Day Five


Afraid I’m not off to a really good start with Camp NaNo this year. ¬†By the end of today I should be at, let’s see….. ¬†3.225 words and I’m only at, ummmmm…. ¬†2,140 words. ¬†That means that in order to reach my goal of 20,000 words on time (by the end of July) I would need to log 662 words (instead of the 645 that it originally was) and that’s if I write/type each and every day…. ¬†At the rate I’m going (an average of not quite 500 words/day) I’ll be finishing up in the middle of August.

I seriously need to get some major writing in to get caught up…. But then I also have to head out to a couple stores to do some shopping. ¬†I should be able to get some writing time in when I get back home (at the expense of other things that need to get done around here as well – such is life, and my luck).

Best of Luck with Writing everyone (whether doing Camp NaNo or not) — ¬†May the Muse be With You!!!!

Click this link for a quick excerpt from my story – Lost Memory Romance”:

#WeekendCoffeeShare: 2015, June 28 – July 04

Good morning everyone. ¬†Hope you’re having a great weekend and a wonderful Fourth of July. ¬†I have to apologize for my last Coffee Share. ¬†I was feeling a bit glum in terms of writing. ¬†I’ll try not to go down that road again. ¬†As you may know I joined, for the 2nd time, Camp NaNoWriMo. It’s similar to the regular NaNoWriMo in November except that it’s a lot less formal (I guess you’d say) and the minimal word counts allowed are considerably less – I want to say as little as 10,000 words for the month (Camp runs from July 01 – July 31).

I’d like to say I’m off to a great start but it hasn’t been going as well as I’d like… ¬†As of last night, I should have been at about 2,580 words and I’ve only logged 1645 – Got some serious catch up to do. Which means I’m really gonna have to cut this Weekend Coffee Share short. ¬†I’ll post later more on Camp NaNo as well as another quick excerpt from my story. ¬†But before I go, a quick ShoutOut and Thanks to Diane from Part-Time Monster for doing this.

I do hope you

#CampNanoWriMo 2015 – Day One

So yesterday was day one for CampNaNoWriMo¬†(which reminds me, I should really get my “Camp” participation badge added to my sidebar)….

So, anyway, back to day one….

I hate to say, I’ve already started out with a bit of deficit. ¬† If calculations are correct (and according to chart on Camp Nano) I need to write approximately 646 words per day (and that’s assuming I write every single day of July) in order to reach my goal of 20,000 by the end of Camp… ¬†I only got about 503 words in yesterday. ¬†I’d need to write 789 words today to catch up and (sadly) I didn’t get any writing done this morning – my usual writing time. ¬†Hoping I can get some writing time in later today after going with hubby to labs and food shopping.

See what I wrote about Day One at Camp NaNo last year {this was done on my personal blog before I had moved my “writing” related stuff over here to a new blog}.

Best of Luck with Writing everyone (whether doing Camp NaNo or not) — ¬†May the Muse be With You!!!!

#WeekendCoffeeShare: 2015, June 21-27


Hey there all. ¬†Only got a few minutes for a quick coffee share. ¬†Getting ready to head out to the store again… Yes, I was there early this morning but turns out I need a couple other things to make cupcakes and while I’m there, I might as well grab popcorn for “movie night” – ¬†I have a hankering for The Railway Children, plus (I think) hubby found a couple other movies for us to watch.

The biggest excitement, which I know I already mentioned, was that I signed up (and have been invited into a cabin) for campnanowrimo. ¬†It starts in just a few days. ¬†Last year I want “pantser” – in other words writing by the seat of my pants… ¬†Guess you could say I’m doing about the same this year but with just the tiniest bit of more structure in that instead of just writing random short stories, I’m actually going to attempt the semblance of a book… ¬†We shall see.

I keep hoping to have time to do more writing for challenges but with everything going on, I’m just not getting as much of that done as I’d like… ¬†Sadly, writing & blogging doesn’t get work done around the house or in you work or…. well you get the idea. ¬†The whole “Camp NaNo” thing is really going to keep me busy in July as I I have a goal of 20,000 words by the end. ¬†Yeah, I know, peace-o-cake for you writing expert types, especially those of you who can better afford the time to sit and write (I’m not jealous, really I’m not… I know that just as much as there are those who have (loosely put) plenty of time to write, there are those who struggle to find a few minutes here and there… ¬†Besides, in some ways, I only have myself to blame in that some of the stuff on my plate is of my own doing but I just can’t give them up (not when it has to do with my Public Safety Tidbits stuff… ¬†And how do I tell my family that I’m too busy for them ¬†or that I’m not willing to look for work (when I’m the only one who can)…. ¬† SHUT UP Taini, ¬†way too much bitching and complaining there…. ¬†it is what it is….

Enough of my crap… ¬†How’s your week been? ¬† Got a bit carried away with all my ranting. ¬†Cupcakes and popcorn and movie and I’m sure I’ll feel much better ūüôā