Angie, so sweet and wonderful, has passed the Sunshine Award on to me.
To accept this award I have to share with you what makes me happy. I made a list by no means includes everything that makes me happy.
1. Watching meteor showers
2. When my daughter says “I love you.”
3. Maple sugar candy
4. A good nights sleep
5. Wine night with my long time best friends
6. When my brother comes home from the army
7. Writing, of course
8. Reese’s peanut butter cups and Donuts (Krispy Kremes to be exact!)
9. Holding a new born baby
10. All my awesome Twitter friends! Wish we lived closer, but extremely grateful I had the chance to meet you all.
Now to pass this award on to my own little corner of sunshine among the Twitterverse. E. Belle, Shana, Val, Moni, and even though these next two already have it, this list wouldn’t be the same without them: Angie and Anna. Much love and sunshine ladies!
Posted by saraleggz on March 12, 2012
I joined Angie Richmond’s (@write_me_happy) 22 Things – Creative Change Challenge!
The challenge is to make a list of 22 small steps you can take to change your life RIGHT NOW! If you want to take part in this challenge, you can click the picture above to get to Angie’s blog. (If the link doesn’t work it’s because I’m new at this…) so, just in case… here it is: http://arichmondwritemehappy.blogspot.com/p/22-things.html
So here is some of my list in no particular order…
1. Read more
2. Edit some of “problem child” (aka Daniel) everyday
3. Blog more. About this journey and all the nonsense in between
4. Procrastinate less (this goes for everything!)
5. Exercise everyday
6. Take my tests on time every week and not fall behind in school
7. Make a list/plan to get back on my feet
8. Write more
9. Find new museums and creative places to take my daughter
10. Take more pictures, OF EVERYTHING!
11. Paint because I haven’t painted in years
12. Reconcile with meditating (really need this one)
13.Write more poetry
14. Try new things
15. Ask more questions
16. Smile more
As you may have noticed, there are six empty spots. I’m still finding my place in this life, so I figured I’d do this a little unorthodox. I will write six more blog posts as I add a new item to the list. Why I can’t think of 22 things to put on this list, I’m not sure, but what I do know is that I’ll find out.
What are some things you could do RIGHT NOW to change your life?
Posted by saraleggz on March 11, 2012
Most of you may see me #wordmongering on Twitter. This is one of my favorite places to visit and use while I’m writing. Before I found wordmongering, I’d sit there dilly dallying instead of writing. It took me five months to write the first four chapters of my book, and when I found wordmongering, I wrote the last seven chapters in two months! I also used this religiously during NaNoWriMo (not like I didn’t already, though).
The way #wordmongering works: you write from the top of the hour to the half and write like the wind. At the end of the thirty minute sprint you post your word count along with the hashtag, compare and celebrate everyone’s progress. There is only one rule… negativity and the word “only” get left at the door. Sounds harsh? Not at all. Some writers can write close to 2k within the half hour and some (like myself) average anywhere from 80 words or more. Point is, every one writes at their own pace and every single word makes you one word richer than you were a half hour ago. This a place to be positive.
I have also connected with so many amazingly fantastic and supportive writers through wordmongering. All in all I’ve been around since wordmongering first started and I’m not going anywhere. It would be hard to write without it.
There is #editmongering, too. Which works quite the same way. You edit from the half hour to the top of the hour and update with the hashtag all the wonderful (or not so wonderful) progress you have made. Just remember, while editing, someone somewhere is going through the same pain… or fun, depending who you are, and that makes it worth it.
Happy birthday #wordmongering and #editmongering! I’d be lost without you.
Have you tried #wordmongering or #editmongering?
If you have, please share your thoughts. If you haven’t tried them feel free to ask me or any mongerer questions.
Posted by saraleggz on March 11, 2012