Writing without conforming (and a poll)

One thing I know about myself is that my personality, my character, even my physical appearance, doesn’t fit into a conventional mold.

I’m a very different entity in terms of societal expectations of how someone like me is supposed to be. I don’t fit the pattern of most middle-aged, teenage-parenting women of today, and frankly, I’m just fine with that.

It wasn’t always like that. I am like this now, or at least I’m learning how to be like this more, nowadays.

I have learned not to give a crap about most things over the years. Also, I’m parenting teens and this alone has reduced my patience for other people’s drama or unsolicited opinions dramatically. πŸ™ƒ

I came to these realizations early this morning while reading a blog post from a romance author.

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If it takes a fight then so be it

I made them dinner last night even though their dad wasn’t coming home to eat. Typically on those days, I let them fend for themselves or throw together leftovers.

Making dinner was relatively easy as I had pizza dough in the fridge, a foresight from two days ago to double the recipe. I am the queen of recipe-doubling! Ask me how many packages of ready-to-eat Mexican beef, pasta sauces, or meatballs I have in my freezer. πŸ™‚

While I rolled out the dough I made them sweep, vacuum and de-clutter the entire open concept area around me.

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Writing when familial distractions abound

Do you want to know how hard it is to write when there are endless familial distractions around you?

Especially if you’re trying to write romantic, sexy scenes?

Maybe writing romantic fiction isn’t in the cards for me after all. πŸ™„

Picture it:

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The horrible day that Tuesday usually is…

…turned out not so horrible after all.

I wrote an amazing story today which I wanted to share with a friend, but I’m still editing it a bit here and there. This happened this morning, before I had to go walk a dog which, lucky for me, occurred prior to the rain falling.

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Interrupted weekend morning

Instagram is down. Again.

Boo.

Sometimes I don’t care about that app, but I had a fun outing yesterday and posted stuff and I wanted to see if anyone cared.

Perfect time to sit with IG is during morning coffee on a weekend when no one *needs* breakfast or packed lunches. Like right now.

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Love notes

My younger child is 11.

She is so full of love, and expresses this love in everyday life. Constantly. Not a day goes by when she doesn’t mention, or show it to me.

Even when she’s mad at me. Which is often enough…she’s a tween after all. πŸ™‚

She expresses her love for those whom she loves with her words, her affection, her creativity.

I have to be extremely on guard with my cynical attitude on this topic to not destroy it for her.

Take this morning.

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