A Little Inspiration!

Hello my lovelies, I’m so sorry for not posting this week, but between NaNoWriMo, some electrical issues at home, and a toothache from H*ll, I’ve just not been up for much lol. I’ll make sure I post some good stuff next week including the next installment of the Ratha James series 😀 But for today I figured I’d post some of my favorite inspirational memes and pictures I’ve been hoarding for my novels! So here we go:

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Image From Facebook.

 

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Image From Google.

 

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Image From Facebook

 

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Image From Facebook

 

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Image From Google.

 

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Image From Facebook.

Do you have any quotes, memes, or pictures that inspire you my lovelies? And how’s NaNo going for y’all (I’m not going to lie, I’m officially 2.5 days behind, but as I said before…toothache!)? Let me know! 😀

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

It’s that time again my lovelies and this time the challenge is Minimalist! So here we go 😀

This little guy was crawling across some steps one day and I thought he was just too cute with his unbelievable bright orange shell!

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We ended up naming him Marmaduke Phteven Sunrise (and that’s what happens when you ask three vastly different people to agree upon a name lol).

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And just a day or two later I stumbled upon the cutest heart shaped leaf sitting there waiting for me…and it was orange! Have you guessed yet that orange is a favorite color of mine?

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In other news: I’m writing up a storm for NaNo, though I’m about 1200 words behind since I took the day off a few days ago, but I needed a chance to chill and collect my thoughts. I’ll catch up eventually (hopefully this weekend). I try to write for a few hours everyday but even when I’m on a roll, I’m far from a fast writer (especially when my brother decides NaNo month is the perfect time to watch Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and all my other favorite movies! I mean come on, this is the perfect time to watch all the Fast and Furious films or something, but not my movies!!!) 😀

Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

This weeks challenge my lovelies is Descent — which is not exactly what I thought it would be considering the challenge was issued on Halloween, but I don’t pick the challenges lol! Now living in Florida, descent-themed pictures are not readily available, we don’t have cute mountains or hills to helps us here (unless you go North and surprisingly I don’t have any pictures of hills from my FSU days lol!) and in didn’t feel like standing at the top of a bridge or skyscraper — mostly because I turn into a human-sized bowl of jelly when I get more than a foot off the ground — so these pictures will be height related-ish lol!

First up is one of my new pictures from my Bestie Weekend, taken at the Fort:

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Next is another new picture, of a well discovered during on of the many archeological digs always happening around the St. Augustine area — one of the hazards and glories of living in the Nations Oldest City! The well’s been encased in what I guess is a very thick glass that you can actually walk on and is in the courtyard of a school building downtown. If you look very closely, you can see some unearthed artifacts that I’m pretty sure were found around the city and placed there for an awesome effect, but it looked amazing in person:

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And finally here’s one I managed to find at the last minute of me at FSU after all!!! Miracles do happen people 😀

Me at FSU

And on a side note: I’m right on track NaNo wise, though no one can call me an overachiever lol! One of my writing buddies has over ten thousand words already and I have to keep reminding myself I’m better under pressure and that my word count will pick up the closer to the end of the month that we get. And I’ll be posting more of the Ratha story either later today or tomorrow, but a warning: things get very dark for a bit before picking back up. I give you a glimpse in to the marriages of the three friends and for two of them, things are about as bad as they can be, so just that keep in mind for the next post or two.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art

This week’s Photo Challenge my lovelies is Cover Art, which I actually hoped it would be considering I just made a book cover for my NaNo and WIP novel: Prophecy! The ironic thing though, is that they actually set this as the challenge (my random hope) on a weekend when I wouldn’t have a way to make a new post (it was a bestie weekend and making blog posts on my phone is just a nightmare lol)! So it’s a bit late to the game but here it is nonetheless 😀

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I’d like to point out that when I get published it will be as Tara Ashlee, but until that point, Tara Studivant it is 😀

I found the image on a free stock image website.

 

NaNoWriMo and Prophecy

Hello my lovelies, I hope you are all having a lovely relaxed (or adventurous) Sunday morning. Mine’s been rather productive, which is odd for a Sunday lol, but  I’m so excited to let y’all know I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year! Yep, thanks to Jamie over at the amazing blog: Through Two Blue Eyes, I felt like this is the year to have a little frenzied/chaotic/writing fun. And what better way to accomplish that AND knock out the rest of my current WIP Prophecy!

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Image From Google. All Rights Belong To Artist.

Sigh, I really must get my excitement under control (or maybe November just needs to hurry up and get here already?). I signed up a little over a week ago and spent this morning filling out all the Author Bio and Current Novel sections and now I guess I just wait and maniacally patiently countdown the days to the first of November. Sigh…

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Image From Google.

One thing I did notice this morning though was my total lack of NaNo forum experience and how I have no idea if I come across as a total creeper or not. Seriously, I’m not a forum person, I have no idea how the whole thing is conducted and how you supposedly meet new writing buddies, I mean, do you message someone because you think they sound cool (which I did so we’ll see how that turns out) or do you just read the new comments twenty-four/seven hoping someone responds to your random comment that way? It’s a bit of an online social nightmare and I’m somewhat worried I’m going to come across like the one person no-one wants to talk to lol! But oh well, this is my NaNo year dammit so prepare yourselves for awkward Forum conversations and/or messages until I get my bearings!

Um...Hi!

Um…Hi!

That all being said my lovelies are any of you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Do you have any advice for a completely well-meaning but slightly awkward  novice? Are you seeking a new writing buddy with my particular brand of hilarity, charm, and complete lack of forum know-how? Let me know! 😀