Friday, April 21, 2017

R is for Restraint, Where Words Fail Music Speaks Release, and Celebrate the Small Things-April 21, 2017

I have a lot of stuff for you today, so I hope you stick with me! Let's start with today's A to Z piece!

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I’m writing drabbles based on words I got from a random word generator.  A drabble is a short piece of fiction of exactly 100 words.



Don’t do it.  No matter how much you want to strangle him, it isn’t worth it.  Just walk away.  You can do it.
“It’s easy,” he continued with a wave of his hand.  “Anyone can write a book.  You shouldn’t complain.”
I trembled, my hands clenched into fists at my sides.  I’d never exercised such restraint before.  Part of me didn’t know why I was even holding back.
He’s not worth getting in trouble over, I reminded myself.
“I could write a book if I wanted to,” he said.  “I just don’t have the time for that sort of thing.”

I hope you enjoyed that!  Now let's move on to the next tidbit I have for you today!

I'm excited to be taking part in the release blitz for the Where Words Fail, Music Speaks Anthology, which is out now!  (I'm currently in the process of reading an ARC of this, and I'll have a review for you soon!)

Where Words Fail, Music Speaks is a collection of short stories and poetry by writers from all walks of life.

Each story is based on the titles of 90s Britpop songs, including Come Back To What You Know, Bittersweet Symphony, Animal Nitrate, Disco 2000, and more.

Our list of authors is: Kyra Lennon, Clare Dugmore, Annalisa Crawford, Ker Dukey, Wesley Copeland, Robb Turburville, D H Sidebottom, Audrina Lane, M.B. Feeney, Karen Frances, S.J Warner, Scout Dawson, Kimberly Morgan, Maddie Wade, Rebeccalou Heronpontin, Andrea Coventry

All proceeds from the sales of this anthology will go to Clusterbusters.

Okay!  Let's take a deep breath and move on to the final part of this post!

And last but not least in this monster post, it's Friday!  Let's Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain!  Tonja Drecker and I are her co-hosts.

It's been a challenging week, so I'm mostly grateful that it's Friday.  We had a major car issue this week, in that our Taurus has had a catastrophic issue.  It's never a good sign when you're driving with your children and you hear a terrible cracking sound, after which the car starts making terrible thumping noises and shaking.  Oh dear.  We haven't finished assessing the damage yet, but it isn't good.  I'm just glad this happened close to home and at a low speed.  It could have been far worse.

Poor Zoe also has an eye infection, although it doesn't seem to be bothering her that much.  She still seems like a happy baby, so I'm glad about that.

At least my writing is still going well.  I'll celebrate that.

What would you like to celebrate?


  1. I hope your car is okay and you get something safe figured out for it. Eye infections are never fun. My kids have had their fair share. I am happy your writing is going well :)

  2. Is there anything more annoying than the supposed "expert" pontificator who has never even attempted the thing they dismiss. Not sure I'd have restraint. I'd want to take this guy down a peg with a withering comment.

    Sorry to hear about your car woes and kiddo's infection. Glad you weren't hurt when the car acted up.

  3. I'm glad you were close to home when the car decided to act up. Car issues are the worse. I hope Zoe's infection clears up nicely. And celebrating a writing flow is a good thing.

  4. So sorry about the car problems. We can sympathize with that. Hope Zoe feels better soon. Have a good weekend and a much better week.

  5. I chose R for Rapturous Read for Joylenes book today, Mask!

  6. At least it happened close to home! Although that isn't much of a comfort. Here's to hoping it gets worked out relatively painlessly! And hope Zoe feels better soon. Poor girl.