Writing Challenge



I saw this image on Facebook recently, and I loved the idea. There’s no rules, only a quick short order that you can do with what you want.

A writing challenge. That might be good for me, might open my mind and stretch its muscles a bit. I feel like I need that. To just write no matter what it’s about. To get away from my novel for a bit and, like I said, just write.

Anyone else up for the challenge? I’m thinking of doing a post every Tuesday until all fourteen challenges are accomplished. Who’s with me?



Weekend Away: What We’re Reading

What’s your ideal weekend away? For me, it’s a cabin in the woods overlooking a lake. Throw in a few mountains, a fireplace, a good book, and a hot tub, and I’m in heaven.


The hubs and I planned such a getaway this weekend in New Hampshire, and it’s some much needed time to decompress. Between his insane hours at work and our two-year-old who considers bouncing off the walls his job, things can get pretty hectic around here.

We decided to keep the tv off, put our phones away, and – this was Taylor’s idea – read most of the weekend. Now, my guy doesn’t read novels. He researches and devours articles. The last books he read were the Twilight series over six years ago (he’s a burly, tattooed Marine, so most people find that surprising), and he was finished with all four in the span of a week. He also loved the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. (He says it’s nothing to do with vampires, but what do the two have in common? My point, exactly.)

I’m searching my shelves for something else he might like. Any suggestions??


As for me, I’m going to be finishing Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon, and I’ll probably do it in front of this fireplace. I’m mildly obsessed with her writing style and the characters she’s created, so I plan to finish the Outlander series in 2016. Given the length of each book, I know it’s going to be a bit of a challenge.

The book I was hoping to read is The Distance From Me to You by Marina Gessner. From what I understand, it’s about a girl taking on the Appalachian Trail by herself, starting in Maine and working her way down. What’s not to enjoy about that while staying in a cabin in the woods? Alas, my little library didn’t have it, so I’ll be spending time with a burly, redheaded Scot and his Sassenach in Paris.

What’s your ideal getaway?