Blue Mind Magic

I usually try to write blogs based on what causes an emotional reaction in me. So, you'd think that being at the warm, sunny beach in February would trigger a lot of emotions. The problem is that the calming effects of the ocean lull me into a kind of beach bliss -- such a subdued, satisfied, relaxed state of happy -that I can't muster the mental energy to write a coherent blog. If you're a beach lover, you know that a physical change takes place in us when we're near the wide expanse of the … [Read more...]

Writing it all down

It's New Year's Day 2016. I'm sitting on the couch thinking, "I should write a New Year's blog." Last year about this time, I wrote a blog called Blah-Grrr, which was less than inspiring, but it captured my mood at the time. This year, I want to write something BETTER, more MOTIVATIONAL, but I'm stuck. Hello Writer's Block. (The inability to tap into the writerly part of your brain where thoughts turn into words and sentences.) Part of the reason for this mental block is that I've set … [Read more...]

Exploding Head Syndrome

I've ignored this poor blog a lot lately. I could say I've been too busy, but that seems shallow. Writing is something I love. It's therapeutic for me. So, when I'm not writing, something's up and I know I need to stop and figure out what is going on with me. Happily, I've figured it out. I've been suffering from Exploding Head Syndrome (EHS). This happens when I take on too much and my brain gets so full that it feels like it's going to pop. Really -- burst like fireworks on the … [Read more...]

About that award-winning author status…

Even though I had fun with my blog about the news release and the best-selling author business, it was a legitimate contest that highlighted some excellent writers. The Amazon link for Kindle downloads is up at : http://amzn.to/1aU3Z4o And, if you don't have a Kindle, you can download free Amazon software to read Seasons of Our Lives(Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) on almost any device you have -- from the cloud, your smart phone, many tablets, or from your PC or … [Read more...]

A little bragging is in order

I know I haven't posted as often as usual; and I'm going to take care of that... soon. Really, I am. Soonish. But, remember when I wrote a blog called "Cheerleading Envy?" https://lauriesnowturnerdotcom.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2051&action=edit You know the one, 12-year-old-me sitting in the bleachers, hating on the cheerleaders because I wasn't one? Well, I won an award for it. Turns out, there's this blog on women's memoirs and they had this contest, … [Read more...]