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This Thing Still On?

*taps* Hello? *wipes dust* *sneezes* Damnit. Oh, hi! *waves* Whoa, has it really been TWO years since my last post? Holy. Shit. Ok, well… yeah, two years since my last post. Not just that, but almost two years since I’ve drafted, or written any new words, or truly dug in and revised. I say almost because just a few short weeks ago, I found my way back to my passion. My dream.  All that to say there are good things cookin’ […]

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When the Brain’s Been Hijacked

My writing bestie and critique partner, Charissa James-Weaks, said it best: Babies hijack your brain. Boy, is that ever true (especially during pregnancy)! If you follow me on social media, then I’m sure you’re aware of my amazing news: there’s a Baby Collins on the way! But I’m not posting to talk about the baby–at least not exclusively. I’m posting to talk about how pregnancy seriously hijacks your brain. If you remember, at the first of this year I made […]

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Gotta Try It: 21 Day Fix

So yeah, it’s that time of year when everyone makes New Year’s Resolutions, and the most famous one is–say it with me now–LOSING WEIGHT. How about this year, instead of making that simple goal of losing weight, we simply aspire to become healthy? To change our lifestyle from a few weeks on a particular diet to lose a certain amount of weight to one of simple and easy healthy eating and daily exercise? Sounds good, doesn’t it? That’s what I […]

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Video Fun Friday #2

I’ve had way too much fun enjoying these videos this week. Between a Sesame Street parody of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, bad NFL lip-reading, and a boat rapping to Eminen, there’s something here today for everyone. Video #1: A Bad Lip Reading of The NFL   Video #2: Eminem Rap Boat **Language Warning**   Video #3: Sesame Street’s “The Hungry Games: Catching Fur” <– This is my FAVORITE by far this week 🙂     Related posts: Video Fun Friday […]

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Video Fun Friday #1

I watch way too many hilarious You Tube videos throughout the week. So I decided to start sharing at least one with all of you on Fridays. So … welcome to Video Fun Friday! Video #1: This one’s just too cute to pass up. I really need to post a video or two of my cats since they enjoy playing with water, too. 🙂     Video #2: Tom Hiddleston impersonating a velociraptor! LOVE this one! And I discovered this jewel […]

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Are You a Multitasking Writer?

This past weekend I experienced something that could be considered the ultimate in multitasking: cooking while writing. 🙂 Believe me, I knew this could’ve ended in one or two ways. Either everything was end up “sorta” okay, or the food was gonna be burnt, burnt, burnt. Bad news is the hubby caught me in the act. Good news is the food turned out GREAT. The even better news is that I managed to get at least 700 fresh words written […]

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On Candy Crush and Writing

Ahhh, Candy Crush. I wish I could say that I have loads of self-control.That I was able to not succumb–yet again–to an online-Facebook game. But … I cannot. *grin* I mean, come in, cute rainbow-colored candies and nifty power-ups? Why, it’s like Bejeweled. But on crack. 😉 In any case, I was incredibly lazy the weekend before last. My sister and I held a Slumber Party at our house, and so in preparation for this female-only gathering, I cleaned my […]

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Fancy a Good Laugh?

Today I’m interrupting my series on Advice to My Newbie Author Self to stop, breathe, take a chill pill, and have a much-needed laugh. 🙂 Here are few funnies that have gotten me rolling on the floor with laughter … Here’s the latest from Simon’s Cat:   This is a little long, but I promise you, it’s hilarious. Especially if you’re a writer … and a Star Wars, X-Men, and Avengers fan. 😀   I re-watched Wanda Sykes’s latest stand-up special, […]

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It’s Liebster Blog Award Time! Eleven Facts About Me

HUGE thank you to Tina Moss for this Liebster Award! 😀 The Liebster Award gives bloggers the opportunity to share a glimpse of themselves by sharing eleven random facts, and by answering eleven questions from the nominator. Eleven Fun Facts About Me: I’m 6’1″ and I love wearing 3-4″ heels. The hubs is 6’10”–hence the reason I wear heels in the first place. 😉 I enjoy tying my characters to a corner and forcing them into spilling their guts. My […]

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Are You a Pen Addict?

Hi, my name is Melinda. I’m an author and a pen addict. *waves* My obsession started when I was in high school. At first, it was fun making notes in so many colors. History was purple. Math was green. Journalism was blue. Chemistry was red. Then I went to college, and the same thing happened. Next thing I knew, when I was out of college and back home, I had a drawer overflowing with pens. I’m talking 20 different orange […]

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