Feeling Creative

So, I’ve been feeling quite creative lately, and have been making quite an amount of crafty/arty things.

Bookmarks, tags, note cards, and other art. I love to do this. I also will be participating in some events coming up soon, also, and need the stock to be able to participate and sell stuff.

The events are here in the Tampa Bay area, one of them (that I have written about here before) called Necronomicon Tampa, taking place the weekend of October 20-22. I plan on posting again here about that. Another is a craft fair in Clearwater, two weeks later.

Also, this weekend I will see if I can sell any of my awareness bracelets and pins at the Little League Challenger Division Florida Jamboree, taking place in Kissimee, Florida. Half of any income derived from sales of my awareness items sold there will be donated to our home (Clearwater) Little League. Plus, I’ll be hanging out with my boys!! 🙂

I’ll be sure to take some photos of things I’ll be bringing to these events. So, photos to come soon!




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No Writer Wednesday video this week

I have been making YouTube videos for a good couple of months now, and I have 5 subscribers. Ok, I’ll take that …  But now, while school is out for the summer, I will have less time for that.

That is, unless I enlist the help of my son. So, while my Writer Wednesday videos may be on hiatus, I have been told that I will have help with my art videos on Fridays … We’ll see how that goes!

Have a great day!




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It’s Writer Wednesday!

I made a video yesterday on Copyediting, and the difference between copyediting and proofreading. In this (unedited, lol!) video, I also mention what proofreading is. I cite a website’s definition of what these important jobs are, and what professional copyeditors are for.

Now, I don’t claim to be the world’s best expert on copyediting. But if I can answer anyone’s questions on the subject, I’d sure like to try, or at least I’ll find the answer.

Here’s the video.

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Can I Finish Camp NaNo?

The question is, how do I feel about finishing Camp NaNo in a couple of days with not getting a word into the site? I have literally done nothing there.

I have written a little in my notebook, and have made some editing/progress where I’m at for my critique group (they’re awesome, BTW), but that’s all I’ve done this month.

I have had so much going on, with many editing projects being completed, planned and coming up, plus family things to take care of. I also went to an event to try selling some of my art and crafting projects (I did sell some bracelets).

So, while I’m new at this whole NaNo/Camp NaNo thing, it may be that I just need to get myself more organized.

That’s probably it, actually.

Getting organized is something I can be pretty good at. When I do it. Staying organized, though? That’s really hard for me to do. It takes a lot of work for me to stay organized. And I find that’s true for a lot of people.

What do you think?




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I had filmed a video yesterday morning, one of those “What’s in my Bag?” videos, then finally posted it on my channel this morning.  While I think I did okay on it, in actuality I think I have way too many bags. My husband says I do. While I do tend to overpack for any endeavor, I love bags. Not purses, mind you, but bags that serve a purpose (I hate purses, btw. ).

For instance, there is my little Krafter’s Purse, which is kind of cute by the way, and quite “bright breast cancer pink,” but again, I bought it to serve a purpose: to hold arts and crafts supplies. And it’s small, especially compared to my (quite large in my opinion) standard-size craft bag. And both of these have some great pockets for keeping things organized and easily seen, but out of the way.

Then there’s the tote bags. I have quite a few of those. I have a quite sturdy cotton canvas tote with real wood buttons (well, I lost one button but I don’t care), that work with a loop closure to keep the top closed. Great in case of rain. I like to use this if I’m going somewhere with at least two of my journals. I’ve had this tote bag for about two years. Another reason I like this bag is that I can wash it with the rest of the laundry. When it’s fresh and clean, I even rub clear wax on the bottom and the handles to keep it from getting dirty too soon.

Last year, I found a 100% organic cotton tote bag. It’s smaller and much less sturdy than the above bag, and has long handles ( I can’t use any bags with long handles because I am tempted to hang them on my shoulders. I have been told by my chiropractor not to do this), but for some reason I like it. Right now, I use it for keeping my current crochet projects out of the sun. I think it works well for this.

I also have a cotton canvas briefcase I use for toting my laptop to meetings, if I feel like I need it.

Then, like I mentioned in the video, I had found that little black backpack. I think it will be useful for me. I recently got rid of a bonded leather backpack purse I’d had for years. I loved it. But it was time to let it go. It had gotten worn with time, and there were features it had I never used.

So while I have hemmed and hawed over trying to find a bag that works for me, and what I think I need now, I actually think that what I need is. . . .  what I need that day.

So. Yeah. . . .  I know.



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This Week’s Post

So I’m trying to go to a weekly post. This week, I am pretty busy, with getting ready for Camp NaNoWriMo, getting ready for some editing jobs, and prepping some of my Autism Awareness crafts for photos. Because Saturday starts Autism Awareness Month, of course. I’ll link to all of my social media, including my blog here, and my other blog — called A Dance With Disability — my Google+, and anything else I can think of.

Anyway, this week, in prepping for Camp NaNoWriMo, I have been working on characters, and I have been revising more of my plot. I have been rewriting my character sketch for my main character, and adding in a few new things, using the book Tarot for Writers. I just got it a week ago, and it is amazing!

I am also working on making a Writer Tag/Author Tag/Newbie Tag video for my YouTube Channel. I have been getting a few thoughts together over the course of the morning.


It’s now afternoon, and  I’m getting my notes together. I hope this works!

Here’s the link to my video.

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Necronomicon 2016

Well, I’ve edited this post way too many times. . .  And then I got so busy, I forgot to post it!! *Sigh.* Oh, well. Here it is:


Yes, I went to Necronomicon again this year, and it was great! I went all three days, and I’m really glad I did.

I met some really wonderful people, and got to talk to some friends. Some of which just happen to be really great authors.

Like Dr. Rick Wilber, former sports reporter for the Tampa Tribune, and former Mass Communications instructor at  USF. He writes some great short stories involving baseball (some of which I have read), and his new Sci Fi novel is on my to-read list.

Also, friend and fellow fantasy writer Kat Heckenbach, who also creates works of art in many forms. Including some very cool Harry Potter-esque wands!

There were lots of panel discussions on writing, creativity, and even different fandoms. One was on the Marvel movie universe.

Lots of fandoms were represented among the cosplayers. There was a pool of Deadpool cosplayers in different variations of the character, haha.

Some attendees (whether authors, artists, or others) came for the cosplaying. Some to hopefully sell books. But we all had a great time!

At least, I know I did.






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