A Virtual Dilemma ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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A Virtual Dilemma

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I’ve been contemplating something

For a teeny little while,

Should I run 2 blogs or put 2 in 1?

Am I happy with my style?

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The reason for the separate blogs

Was to keep something for ‘me’,

I’m a wife, a mum, a writer,

I’m a busy little bee…

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When I blog about my family life

I can be a Mummy Bear,

When I blog all things writing and beyond

I’m in my ‘me’ time lair…

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This way, the lines are not blurred

with 2 blogs on the go,

2 identities, 2 readerships

2 of everything to get to know…

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Truth be told I feel some pressure

To try to be a ‘lifestyle’ blog queen,

To include what others have on theirs,

Can’t I be me and go in between?

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I think I know the answer

But I would love to hear,

Should I stay in neutral/automatic

Or go up or down a gear?

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Would it be considered ‘up’

To go 2 in 1?

Or be better and/or easier

To stay 1 and 1?

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For 1 add 1 makes 2, it’s true,

I’m divided, can you see?

Back to square 1, what’s the answer here?

What’s the best all around for me?

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By Carol Cameleon for #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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Prose for Thought

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Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?

Let me write a personal rhyme especially for you.

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A personal rhyme from you to them,
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Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

“Bespoke Rhymes

…for those personal times”

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How I’m making the most of my writing time…

I’ve made a decision.  And I’m going to stick to it.  For one day and one day only (or maybe two if I’m lucky!), I’m going to kick procrastination into touch and today I’m going to tell you how I’m making the most of my writing time.
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Today I’ve got an ‘open book’ if you’ll pardon the pun.  I’ve got a day of hanging around because of circumstance.  For one day and one day only (or maybe three if I’m lucky!), I’m going to split my day up into bite-sized chunks of time with the intention of stopping procrastination.  (Reading The Muddled Manuscript’s post on procrastination has made me determined not to procrastinate! – thanks Chrissie…)  I’ll allow myself slots with no day dreaming!  I’m going to get another chapter of my #NextBigThing project written.

It’s going to be a ‘go-with-the-flow’ session.  With paper. No electronic devices to distract me.  Just a kettle, a pen and many, many pieces of paper.

You’ll see, next week for #WhatImWriting I’ll be feeling all smug!  I can’t wait to get stuck in…

Just you see if I don’t!

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Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?

Let me write a personal rhyme especially for you.

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A personal rhyme from you to them,
it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

“Bespoke Rhymes

…for those personal times”

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Virtually All Sorts pick of the blogs ~ round-up 29

Weekly round-up 29 best blogs procrastination writing inspiration

It’s time for my weekly ‘best blogs’ round-up…  My Crystal Healing Practitioner’s Course has taken alot of my focus again this week, so much so that my blog reading has lacked somewhat.  However, I’m really pleased that one I did read was this post from Sara at MumTurnedMom, not least because it resonated with me for the very reason of lacking time…

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I also thoroughly enjoyed reading these blogs as part of my #WonderfulWorldofWriting linky this week.  Have a read and if you like what you read, comment and share the WonderfulWorldofWriting blogging love.

Chrissie at MuddledManuscript talked about procrastination which is a light-hearted approach at doing anything but your actual writing…  Talking of which, I’m itching for a go on Candy Crush!

And Maddy at Writing Bubble took a positive slant on sleep deprivation for writers.  If I had a coffee for every time inspiration has struck at bedtime… well I’d have enough caffeine to finish my #NextBigThing project by now!

Please do visit these 2 blogs by 2 lovely ladies.

What was your favourite post of the week?  Share by commenting or sending a tweet @AllSortsHere

Psst… If you like quotes, you will love my ‘Footnotes and Anecdotes’ linky, you can read all about it here.  The next post is up tomorrow :)

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Welcome to the blog hop ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

#WonderfulWorldofWriting blog hop poem writing linky

Welcome to the blog-hop!

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Look left and click right,

Scroll down, drag and drop,

Look right and click left,

Welcome to the blog hop!

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Newcomers, regulars,

Readers, writers a-new,

Don’t be shy, come on in,

It’s all here for you!

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It’s quite simple, have fun,

Tweet, pin, comment, share,

Get involved, give a +1,

Or host your own, if you dare!

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There’s plenty to choose from,

Grab a badge and display

In your sidebar, in your blog post,

Then link-up, you’re away!

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Prose for Thought

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Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?

Let me write a personal rhyme especially for you.

~

A personal rhyme from you to them,
it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

“Bespoke Rhymes

…for those personal times”

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Can you write ‘on the hop’?

what im writing blog linky writing on the hop process

Do you need complete space, peace and quiet when you write?  Or can you write ‘on the hop’?

Me?  I find I do a bit of both.  I manage to have bite-size bits of conversations (usually with others but sometimes with myself!) while I’m jotting my notes and, so long as I edit, it seems to work okay.  This is probably because the foundations are there in the first place.

It’s the same when I’m brainstorming and an idea naturally develops into something bigger.  You know, like when you write a whole piece in one sitting and you hadn’t intended to?

I find that I can still multi-task.  In actual fact, I much prefer to multi-task because I find it helps the creative process.  It seems to spur me on, helps me to mull things over and gets me to the finished piece.

So, to go back to the question at the beginning, how about you? Do you need complete space, peace and quiet when you write?  Or can you write on the hop?

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Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?

Let me write a personal rhyme especially for you.

~

A personal rhyme from you to them,
it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

“Bespoke Rhymes

…for those personal times”

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Footnotes and Anecdotes ~ Week 19 life quotes

footnotes and anecdotes week 19 life quotes

…for the love of words…

“New discoveries in science and mathematics often consist of a synthesis between theories or concepts which have hitherto been regarded as unconnected.”
Dr. Anthony Storr, 1920-2001. British psychiatrist
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Which ‘Footnote and Anecdote’ would you like to add?
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And watch out for an added twist when I turn my interpretation of the quote into a piece of a fiction and link up with Nikki Young and Friday Fiction on… you guessed it, Friday (or thereabouts)!

Here’s my latest Friday Fiction offering

“Miraculous”

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Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?

Let me write a personal rhyme especially for you.

~

A personal rhyme from you to them,
it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

“Bespoke Rhymes

…for those personal times”

Virtually All Sorts pick of the blogs ~ round-up 28

Weekly blogs round-up 28 best blogs

I’m still trying to shake off this nasty bug and as such my energy levels have not stretched as far as reading many blogs unfortunately.  So forgive me please if this week’s blog round-up focuses on my #WonderfulWorldofWriting linky.  The good news is that it’s open again on Wednesday ~ come and join in the fun:

Renee at Mummy Tries shared an exciting book update with us. Although the link to the original blog doesn’t work anymore, please do drop by her blog anyway, she has lots to say about her book anyway and will be revealing the cover this coming week.  I’m very excited for her!  While Chrissie at MuddledManuscript breathed through her NaNoWriMo writer’s blocks… Let’s show her some support!

Please do visit these 2 blogs by 2 lovely ladies.

What was your favourite post of the week?  Share by commenting or sending a tweet @AllSortsHere

Psst… If you like quotes, you will love my ‘Footnotes and Anecdotes’ linky, you can read all about it here.  The next post is up tomorrow :)

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“Miraculous” ~ My Fantastic Friday Fiction Offering…

Friday Fiction writing blog miraculous

So here’s the thing.  I needed inspiration for my ‘fantastic friday fiction’ offering.  I wanted to write a piece of fiction for Friday Fiction (a linky run by fellow blogger Nicola Young that I’m new to and am keen to join in with).  I mused on how to flex my creative muscles (in between working on my #NextBigThing project) and it came to me in a blinding flash of well, inspiration!…

You see each week I choose a Footnote & Anecdote from my desk diary and I’ve decided to do an experiment ;) I do love an experiment!  Each Friday (or thereabouts) I will share a short piece of fictional writing (obviously!) that has been inspired by the ‘Footnote’ that I chose the previous Monday for my blog linky.

And here it is:

It was, quite simply, miraculous!  They had counted down to this moment from the second they had dared to announce to the world their happy news.

As every new parent does, both had held their breath while the Sonographer moved the dopplar over Louise’s tummy, which was yet to visibly swell.  Still staring at the screen in total awe of the slightly blurred image that had appeared, the Sonographer’s words were rather distant, echoey even.

Frank was suddenly aware of Louise squeezing his hand so much that the circulation would surely be cut off.  “So this is how it’ll feel during labour!” he mused to himself…

“Frank can you believe it?!” came Louise’s voice shrilling through his thoughts.

“Frankie, we’re having twins!!” came Louise’s ecstatic voice again.

“We’ll have it in stereo…” were Frank’s first thoughts.

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This story happens to follow on from last week’s Friday Fiction offering “Excited but Scared” and is inspired by this week’s ‘Footnotes’ quote “God gave man two ears, but only one mouth, that he might hear twice as much as he speaks” ~ Epictetus, c.55-c.135 AD. Greek philosopher.

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Different Destinations ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

#WonderfulWorldofWriting blog linky poem

Different Destinations 

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Everyone’s thinking something different

Everyone’s got a tale to tell

A stop-off to meet a friend

A break from shopping

A chance to get out of your 4 walls

A common ground where people go

To take a breather

To take 5

To have some headspace

To have some company; ‘talking’ or ‘anonymous’

Welcome to the cafe…

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By Carol Cameleon for #WonderfulWorldofWriting

Sometimes you just need to take a little time out your day to people-watch…

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~~~~~

Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?

Let me write a personal rhyme especially for you.

~

A personal rhyme from you to them,
it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

“Bespoke Rhymes

…for those personal times”

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Finding my writing groove!

WhatImWriting blog linky finding writing groove

Last week for #WhatImWriting I told you about my Crystal Healing Practitioner’s course and how I am learning more and more about crystals – more than I could ever have imagined.  Well, I’ve ploughed on with my course and as such haven’t actually written a single sausage for my #NextBigThing project.

However, it’s still been an utterly fantabulous week on the writing front.  Why?  Because I’ve produced some work that I’m truly proud of:

Excited but scared ~ A piece which I wrote around a quote.  There were a few ideas shuffling around my head all week but ultimately I wrote this piece of fiction and when I did put pen to paper, it flowed extremely well.  I should have liked to have ‘polished it off’ more before hitting ‘publish’ but time was not on my side.  What I found almost amusing was that one of the first things that came to mind from the quote, which involved ‘status’ was social media and digital interaction!  Which was quite apt because…

Prisoners ~ is a poem that I wrote for my linky which is shortened to #www.  With this piece, it wasn’t so much last minute but more a case of writer’s block and when I broke down what my linky was all about, the inspiration finally hit.  It began as non-rhyming and quickly turned into rhyming which I love because you tend to get more a pace up which in turn lends itself to a natural end.

The Bonfire Night Party Alibi ~ Another piece of fiction written at pretty much the last minute.  (There seems to be a patten of writing while under pressure forming here!)  Again, this flowed from my pen and was written very quickly.  With writing this, I felt that I really experimented and left my comfort zone.  I love writing poems and I’m usually a litte hesitant when writing short fiction (that’s part of the fun for me!) but this really was an exception to the rule!

Overall, a really satisfying week for writing from my point of view.  Do you write best under pressure or do you need a more calm approach?

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Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?

Let me write a personal rhyme especially for you.

~

A personal rhyme from you to them,
it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

“Bespoke Rhymes

…for those personal times”

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