I need to vent.

Who has a hard time around this time of year? I have a hard time keeping up with my writing and doing things that keep me away writing. I hate that I do that and I think I need to start making myself write even if I don’t want to.

Writing is my passion, but sometimes you have to take a break from it, or you will just not feel like doing it anymore. I have taken time off of school for awhile to be able to recharge and help myself with writing.

I love the holidays, but I don’t like the way that my day job pushes us because everything has to be done by year-end. It can be impossible at times. That always drags me down and make me feel like I don’t want to write. Not making excuses just venting.

I have started writing my first novel. It is not the novel that I thought I would write, but I think this one will be the one that launches my career. When I go back to school, I will be working on my MFA in Screenwriting. I just hope that I can live up to the standards of the industry.

My dream is to work for a TV show as one of the staff writers. This would make me feel like I actually accomplished something. Mara, I wanted to say to you, I tried to do NaNoWriMo, but it kicked my butt. I didn’t get very far before something stopped me. I just wanted you to know that I tried, I really did.

Thank everyone for listening to me rant and vent. I needed to let you know that I was still here even though I haven’t posted. I have been dealing with a lot of family stuff and work, but I am going to try and write at least once a week.

I Need to Write More

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I have been terrible about keeping up with my writing. I am trying to make it a point to write something every day. I feel that if I don’t write, I don’t feel like I am doing what I need to be doing. I challenge all of you to write every day for the rest of your life. May it be in a journal, poetry, or just blogging.

I wanted to give you a little piece of myself today. I love to write, but I have been swamped lately, and have not been the writer that I want to be. I wanted to share a seasonal poem that I have written.

Halloween Time

Reds, yellows, and oranges too

Fall leaves of many colors all around

The wind is blowing along the ground

Shivers up and down your spine

For you know that it’s Halloween Time


Devils, angels, zombies, and monsters

Are they real or in your imagination?

Could be a mad scientist’s creation

Mixing potions like he is blind

For he knows that it’s Halloween Time


Candy apples, chocolate, and more

The children all love to eat

What the witch’s make them as a treat

Stirring the cauldron with rhythm and rhyme

For they know that it’s Halloween Time


Parties, sleepovers, and movie night

Families share their stories of horror

To see whose can be gorier

When scary tales seem to feel sublime

For they know that it’s Halloween Time

Writing can be Challenging

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Have you ever felt like writing is not the thing for you? I have felt this way when I don’t get enough work done when I feel like I should have done more. I need to make sure that I am writing in my life no matter what it may be. I need to positively write. That is what I want to do for a living, so I must make this a priority. I was just wondering if I am alone in this feeling.

I hope that all of you are getting in the writing that you need. I know that I feel like I do not have time to do this, but in reality, I do have the time. I haven’t posted in a few days and that makes me feel like I am not keeping up with my writing. I just need to sit down and write at least for an hour every day. This would help me to get my work done and just write the way that I want to.

Good luck to all of you that do write and are having a struggle with it like me. Thank you for listening to me and what I have to say. I hope that I can help you if you need it. I have so many ideas for short stories and books that it would last a lifetime. I just hope one day that we accomplish our dreams and get to write for a living.

Sorry Everyone!

The Mountain Between Us

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I have been under the weather for the last few days, and I wanted to give you a post letting you know why I haven’t posted. It sucks being sick, and not being able to be creative.

Has anyone gone to see the new movie The Mountain Between Us? I was wondering if it was worth going to see. I generally like both actors, Idris Elba and Kate Winslet. It looked like it would be a good movie, but I wanted to know what you all thought if you have seen it.

It looked like a well-written story, but you know trailers can be misleading. I have learned that going to see the movie can be your best bet sometimes. If any of you have seen the movie please comment and let me know what you thought of it. If I go to see the movie we can compare our notes and see what were the best parts of the story.

Thank you all for bearing with me through my sickness.

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Movie Review


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Has anyone gone to see the new IT movie?

I  went to see it when it first came out. I have to say that I enjoyed it (pun intended).

I know this is a little late, but I wanted to do a review of the movie.

Things I liked about it:

  1. Pennywise was well cast
  2. The storyline seemed more cohesive
  3. Pennywise was genuinely creepy
  4. It’s a horror movie done right.
  5. The characters seem to be better in this version
  6. There will be a sequel

Things I didn’t like:

  1. The kids didn’t seem to act well
  2. There could have been more backstory
  3. There were some plot holes
  4. There needed to be a better sense of who Pennywise is
  5. It didn’t scare me enough
  6. There will be a sequel

I enjoyed the movie even though there were serious plot holes. I have always loved horror movies, and this one made me believe in them again. All horror movies have plot holes, otherwise what fun would they be. I just wanted to do a short review of the movie that seems to be sweeping America by storm.

I recommend that everyone go see this movie at least once. I know that clowns are scary for some people, but this movie really is worth it. I loved it for what it was. Please don’t take my word for it go see it for yourself while you still can.


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Hi Everybody

Starting over


My name is Melinda, but my friends call me Nina. I wanted to share with you that I decided to recently start over with my website, and create something new that would hopefully gain some traction. I would like to connect with you if you want to read each other’s work and develop a kind of network of our own.

I review books on the side, so if you have a book that you would like me to review, please let me know. I also beta read if you need that. I only ask that you send me your books in Mobi or PDF format.

My email is nrbutler3@gmail.com

I look forward to meeting all of you and creating something special together. Welcome to my blog. I will also post ideas for stories and some of my own works so that you can see what I can do as well. Again thank you for showing interest in me and hopefully making some excellent connections.