Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Gearing up for...

I'm getting excited!  Only a few more days, and then the A-Z Challenge begins!  I've figured out what I'm going to post for most of the letters except for a few, and I'll bet a few will also change at the last minute.  I figured planning ahead for this would be pretty helpful...I'm rarely creative when I'm forced to think of things at the last minute.

How about you?  Are you participating in the A-Z Challenge starting on April 1st?

(Psssst. Don't know what I'm talking about?  Click on the little icon on the right side of the page. ---> )

Friday, March 25, 2011

Happy little discovery...

Because my handwriting is atrocious, I rarely hand-write anything, but I had the urge to do so today.  So, I was going through a notebook to complete a family tree for a novel outline I'm working on.  I flipped to what I thought would be a blank page in the notebook and found several paragraphs of a story synopsis that I had apparently written out at least several months ago.  At any rate I read it over, and realized that I'd completely forgotten about this little nugget, and I have now officially added it to my "to write" list.

It just goes to show that it's worth writing everything down when a story idea hits you.  You never know if you'll remember it later, and I would have kicked myself if I had let this one slip away.

How about you?  Do you write down your story ideas?  On what...paper? A Word doc?  And how do you do it? List? Paragraphs? Random words? Tell me! :-)

xoxo Sarah

Monday, March 21, 2011

Just signed up for...

I thought about actually doing a posting schedule, but in reality, I'll probably post a couple of times a week.  I'm sure there will be one day that I post on more than others, but I'll wait to see how this works out.  

But, in April, I will be posting every day!  That's because I'm taking part in the A-Z Blogging Challenge!  If I can get this thing to work out, there should be a little graphic on the side bar.

It's hosted and run by:
Arlee Bird's Tossing It Out 
Jeffrey Beesler's World of the Scribe 
Alex J. Cavanaugh 
Jen Daiker at Unedited 
Candace Ganger's The Misadventures in Candyland 
Karen J Gowen at Coming Down the Mountain 
Talli Roland 
Stephen Tremp's Breakthrough Blogs

How the A-Z Blogging Challenge works: I'll be posting each day, starting on the 1st, and each consecutive day will post with a topic starting with the next letter of the alphabet.  The topic will start with "A" on April 1st, and so on.  If you skip Sundays, it works out perfectly.  I'm having fun picking my topics to blog about...it's harder than it looks, believe me.

I'm looking forward to showing you who I am and what my writing is and means for me, one letter at a time.

xoxo Sarah

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Hello, world. I figured it was about time that I get something like this up and out onto the interwebs.  I'm an aspiring author who hopes she has something interesting to say once in a while.

I will use this blog for updates on the status of my writing projects, as well as to discuss things relevant to writing and to life in general.

Give a follow if you'd like!  I can promise that I don't bite.