Day Nineteen: Write What You Know?

What a good day to start back up!!

Why yes!  That is what I write, and believe me….I will be writing it WAY more, now!  😉

It’s easiest, for me, to write what I know.  Or, at least what I THINK I know.  😉  It, also, helps me get what I think I know straight.  For some reason, it always makes WAY more sense out than in.

Being that my husband deployed yesterday, I have a feeling you are going to be “hearing” a lot more of my thoughts on here, as I will not have anyone, at home, to share them with…lol.

I apologize ahead of time.  😉

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Write what you know!  Whether is be real OR made up in your head!  😉 ***

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Day Twelve: Quirky Writing Habits

I am not sure I have developed any yet??  My writing is a bit patchy at this point. 🙂  I will check back in next month, after the kids start school and I have more of a routine.  😉

If anyone has any habits they would like to share, feel free!!  Maybe your habit will become mine and set me on my way!!!  😉

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  When in doubt, ask a friend!***

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Day Six: Thinking Outside the Box

As child I always promised myself I would not get caught up in the “norms” of the world.  I was going to stay fun and creative.  I would also NEVER have that marriage I saw on TV.  You know the ones with man in his office ALL day while the wife is cleaning and cooking ALL day…  What enjoyment could one POSSIBLY get out of that?!?!?

Anywho.  I believe I am still a bit creative; especially after I get an idea going…  Then, there is no stopping me.

Take my first child’s first birthday for example.  A Luau.

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Fifty-ish people.  (Granted we did share the day with a friend.)

Decorations and party gifts galore.   We even had a beach scene wall to take family pictures in front of!!

Food.  The Food.  More than an army would need.

BUT!  I had a VISION!!  It had to look the way it did in my head.  And it did!  Does Derek remember?  No!  (lol)  But we have lots of nice pictures!!

The parties have calmed down a bit over the years.  Now, I often have a hard time figuring out what to do until the last minute.  :-/

Maybe I am loosing my “thinking outside the box” ability!??!??!

When I think about writing I often have a hard time thinking of original stories.  That’s probably why most of my stuff is real life.  I LOVE FICTION.  I am just not, currently, great at the brainstorming part.  The “norms” of the world have sucked me in!!!  All the stories I like in my head are stemming from stories  I have read!  Who wants to read a spin of a story already done??!!!?  NOT ME!

(Click for another great article on thinking outside the box.)

We definitely need to be able to think outside the box.  It gives the stories more flavor.  It enables us to write something different and worth reading each time.

The good news is, I do believe, that with a little work and studying I can get my creative self back in action, and then, LOOK OUT WORLD!!!

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Find your you and hang on tight!***

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Day Five: Judge Books by Covers?

Absolutely!

I had a hard time picking a favorite one yesterday, because they are all so wonderful in their own ways!  I have been trying NOT to judge by the covers.  I bet there are TONS of good books with less than wonderful covers, but if it’s an eye catching cover, it’s in my basket.  ; -)

Why, you may ask??

I am not sure…  I guess it’s like a preview.  If a movie preview is boring, people are likely not to watch it.  If a book cover is “blah”, I am likely not to buy it….

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  There are TONS of great books out there.  Perhaps we SHOULDN’T judge them by their covers.  Perhaps you don’t, and I need to learn NOT to.   😉  ***

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Day Four: Favorite Book Cover

I am not sure I have a FAVORITE book cover.  I DO pick books by their covers, s lot of times.  Once I find a good series, using my method, I will finish the books regardless of the covers. 🙂

Lisa See has nice covers.  I started reading Lisa See books, because the Snowflower and the Secret Fan cover caught my attention.

The Harry Potter Books, as a whole, might be my favorites.  This would be mostly because they use the whole cover.  The picture starts on the front and continues to the end.  Kind of neat.

***McCrazy DAily Lesson:  Though we shouldn’t JUDGE a book by it’s cover, it sure doesn’t hurt to have a nice one!***

Day Two: Write for Money?

I write, because I enjoy it.

I love to write about the things rattling around in my head.

I love to get what I am thinking out of my head and on “paper” so I can see it.

*Would I like to write for money?  Absolutely.  

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*Is that why I am doing it? Not so much.  

I write for enjoyment.  It is, truly, something I have found that I enjoy spending time doing.

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. ~Confucius***

I feel very blessed to be able to stay at home with my children, and learn a new skill.  I realize this isn’t a luxury everyone has.

Thank You, God, for giving me this opportunity.

Thank you, husband, for allowing me to seize the opportunity.

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