If you’ve stalked read my blog long enough then you’ll know that I’m desperate overly eager to get some of my work published under my pseudonym: Britta Hages. Up until now, all of my writing, both fiction and non-fiction, has been published with my real name in the byline. Which is great – awesome, even – after all, I’ll never forget what it felt like … Continue reading Freelance Writing Opportunity
I was chatting on the phone with one of my friends today when she noticed that one of her chickens had gone rouge and escaped its pen. Now, I’m not one to pigeonhole other species, but it you’ve ever been by chickens then you know that they are the Jason Bournes of the bird world. Well… maybe not in intelligence but certainly in stealthiness. Think … Continue reading Wayward Chickens Chasing Dreams
A while ago my dog, Woogie, had a cartoon caricature drawn of him by artist Char Reed. Her new book, Cartoon Animal Friends, was in the early stages of the publication process and she was looking for volunteers to submit animal pictures to be used as the inspiration for the step-by-step demonstrations in the book. Long story short, I submitted a little later than requested, … Continue reading Pawtographs and a Writing Plan
When I was an even younger Little Miss Nobody, I was given a unique homework assignment that would stick with me forever. Why? Because it continues to irk me to this day! I’ll explain… Once upon a time my entire grade school class was asked to create a step-by-step list of instructions of some kind of activity. I chose to write out a list of … Continue reading Who’da Thunk It?
So, I haven’t even really started yet and I’m already positive I’m going to fail the whole NaNoWriMo thing. I’m not making excuses for myself but I totally am. Before I jumped on the whole NaNoWriMo bandwagon, I had a three-to-six month goal started on how I was going to write a novel. But my overly excitable disposition threw that out the window once I … Continue reading Bad Idea
So the time has come. It’s finally National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in T-minus a few hours and I’ve been anxiously anticipating its arrival. I only discovered this latest writing epidemic a few years back when I was too crazy over my senior comprehensive to really give it the time and dedication that it truly deserved. But now I’m pulling up my boot straps and … Continue reading And So It Begins!
I grew up swimming in the Great Lakes. My childhood was built on sandcastle competitions, pretending to be a mermaid, and diving for rocks. I knew how to fight off currents and hold my breath longer than most kids my age and when I got older, skinny dipping was as natural as being born. On more than one occasion, I’ve been lulled to sleep by … Continue reading Rock the Boat