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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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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Creative Writing – Stupid Cow

This is a story my mom told me about our time in Switzerland during the 1970s. The story happened to my sister, although not exactly like this. I put a spin on it since I wasn’t there…I was probably at Kindergarten while she and my baby brother were hanging around with my mom in the apartment.

I remember the apartment building vividly, as well as the parking lot and the sandbox. I also clearly remember that order and cleanliness were very big preoccupations for the Swiss adults during that time.

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Self-image perception

My protagonist in one of my stories is insecure about her image. You know, appearance, attractiveness, stamina, that kind of thing.

I want to explore how she sees herself, as well as how she perceives how others see her. How men see her in particular (or, more correctly, how she thinks men see her).

I’m trying to address all the usual stuff: weight, shape, fitness, sexuality…all of it.

Sounds convoluted, right?

It is. πŸ™„

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New path, same blog…

This post is about my ongoing search in looking for quality blog content. The kind of content that isn’t pushing some business or marketing strategy on me. Or tries to solicit to me to purchase something.

But first, I have a question:

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Emerging from the comfort zone: part 1

Fear.

I live in constant, crippling fear of the what ifs. Do you know this about me?

Some people do.

Here’s the thing.

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