3.2.1…Quote Me Challenge

I feel like my writing is slacking a bit since I have been trying to watercolor everyday-gearing of for World Watercolor Month in July. I have been practicing a daily habit (some slips and here and there including my battle with chopping a sinister vegetable) of painting but it doesn’t leave me much time for anything else. I am able to get some writing done here at my day job but not only is it frowned upon (hehe) but I’m constantly interrupted by co-workers (how dare they work while at work). Then this little challenge was given to me to try my hand at and I can’t pass it up (even if late doing so) because I just love a good quote.  (I also have a couple of other challenges to catch up on, Fenton Friday Project, and Grotesque Angels)Here it goes:


Truth be told I haven’t come across this challenge creator’s blog as of yet but glad I did so. You can check his writing and ideas at 3.2.1 Quote Me. The awesome blogger who has given me a boost in the writing direction is Kristian. His short stories, haikus, and dare I say murder mysteries are a delight to read. Visit his blog for some inspiration from his tales and stories or just a relaxing read-a break from life.

Rules: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

  • Thank the Selector
  • Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.
  • Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

I think I’m going to do my day quote word (since I’m late) and today’s prompt for my nominees. My Topic was: Experience. I have a lot of experience, especially in random nerdy things like all things 80’s (yup not afraid to let my 80’s nerd beam shine).

It is an old custom for the wisest to give way.

~The Saga of Harald Hardrade, c.27

Basically, choose your battles.

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.
~Heraclitus

As for Today’s Quote topic, it’s Success.

And the three bloggers I hope to take the challenge are:

HAPPY QUOTING EVERYONE!

3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 3

I would like to thank Kristian for nominating me. I hope you guys have enjoyed the quotes and add them to your arsenal.  I know I’m supposed to nominate three new bloggers a day but decided on one a day.

The rules are simple:

1. Thank the person who nominates you
2. Post one quote per day for 3 consecutive days
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day

I nominate:

Mamma Squirrel

3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 2

I would like to thank Kristian for nominating me. Get a chance click and read some of his short stories. I’m enjoying his take on mysteries. You never know when you need to be witty. I know I’m supposed to nominate three new bloggers a day but decided on one a day.

The rules are simple:

1. Thank the person who nominates you
2. Post one quote per day for 3 consecutive days
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day

Today I nominate:

Iain Kelly

Elaborating View

I know that there are many writers that have quoted Hemingway,

“Writing, at its best, is a lonely life. Organizations for writers palliate the writer’s loneliness but I doubt if they improve his writing. He grows in public stature as he sheds his loneliness and often his work deteriorates. For he does his work alone and if he is a good enough writer he must face eternity, or the lack of it, each day.”

Let me elaborate my feelings about this quote. The truth is, the time that I’m truly lonely is when I can’t write. If I’m sitting here at work (like I am now but I’m protesting something as I write) and I’m forced to regurgitate an old idea in a new color (basically) my mind will wander to writing and building characters and stories in my head or which short stories should I build on and publish. Then I get lonely. I could be standing in a room full of people but without my characters and my ideas being written out I’m alone.

My writing area is in an office area that overlooks the living room and the kitchen. I can look out all the windows and see everything. The T.V. is going and the kids are asking 20 questions and even though I’m distracted as I write, I’m not lonely. If I’m sitting there watching T.V. with everyone or preparing dinner, I have company but somewhere inside I’m lonely. I need my writing and characters just as much as I need air. It helps with my C-PTSD, it helps with the depression and anxiety, it helps me communicate with others. It’s my therapy.

So, me facing eternity, or lack thereof in each day, is not being able to write.

6 Word Story: 4/13

Whenever I feel lost or alone my memories of home is what helps. Where my dad taught me to play poker or where I could cry without judgment. It’s also where my kids can feel comfort and no judgment.

Prompt Word: Homeward

Home is where you’ll be found.

 

Quote Challenge Day 3: Dad?

The final day of the quote challenge and I’m actually going to miss it. It was nice to reflect on quotes that have made an impact on my life and why they mean so much to me. The kids are all sleeping and my stomach decided to let me know I’m still not at my 100%. But for this quote, it decided to finish the challenge with something my father used to tell me. I’m not sure if was quoting anyone so I left the author as ‘unknown’. When I was being a rude little brat as a kid or tried acting like I was better than anyone else. It’s something that I hear in my head to this day and do my best to follow. Thank you again Grateful Single Moms for giving me a chance to do this.

Ingnorance isn’t an excuse to judge others. ~ Unknown

Please try and keep these words in mind when you feel you’re more entitled than the person sitting next to you or because someone couldn’t purchase their clothes at the mall. My children do and let me tell you they are better human beings for it. If only more people would remember these words.

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Share why this quote appeals so much to you
  4. Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day.

The three bloggers I nominate today for the 3 Day Quote challenge (please, have fun with this):

Bluebell For A While
writingiswonderful
It Rains in My Heart

Quote Challenge Day 2: Coven

Here it is, day 2 of the 3 Day Quote challenge. My second quote is something that I heard watching a show. Thank you again Grateful Single Moms for nominating me to participate in this challenge. This couldn’t come on a more appropriate day seeing as my the individual I had to protect my family from turns another year older today. I used to hate that he was able to celebrate another year on this planet but realized that it wasn’t healthy.

Females are more loyal and aggressive
when it comes to protecting their families.

American Horror Story Season 3: Coven, Episode 9: Head, by the character ~ Fiona Goode

This couldn’t be truer for me when it comes to protecting what I love. There was a time when my strength was tested when it came to my children. I had to become aggressive through fear to get my children and myself to safety. This couldn’t come on a more appropriate day seeing as the individual I had to protect my family from turns another year older today. I used to hate that he was able to celebrate another year on this planet but realized that it wasn’t healthy and learning to let go of my hate for him. And yes, I had to use a receipt for paper because this one time I didn’t have my notebook. I think I’ll do a giveaway for that too.

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Share why this quote appeals so much to you
  4. Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day.

The three bloggers I nominate today for the 3 Day Quote challenge (please have fun with this):

Unoriginal (love) Notes
A Slapdash Talk
The Secret Dance

6 Word Story: 4/6

I made it into work today, but couldn’t stay. I’m forcing myself to rest. I had a firm rule to not write in my bed but since I’ve been sick I’ve made an exception. I will be catching up on everything today and this weekend with necessary breaks in between.


Prompt Word: Storm’s End

 

 

Knowing endings are near, stand strong.

Trying My Hand at Poetry – Or Something

This made me anxious (to even fu$&ing attempt to write a poem. I think I failed but gotta start somewhere) but my body is already in that state from the nightmares last night. Yup, they’re back. I don’t think I’ll ever escape them. My daughter told me about this site Story Bird and that it might help me visualize things I want to say or my feelings much more clearly. I’m trying it. I have NEVER wrote a poem a day in my life. Does this even qualify as a damn poem or just a quote? I don’t know.

What do you think? Poem or quote? Any suggestions where I can learn more about poetry?


https://storybird.com/poetry/poem/nzaeysapv9/embed/

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