Quote of the Week

This one spoke to me this week, and as I reevaluate my 2018 writing goals (which are lofty), it seemed appropriate.

Don't Stop

I wish for you amazing things this year!


Writing Prompt #107

It’s Writing Prompt Day!

In the continuing theme of inspiration, I offer you this:

Dark Forest, England

It is my goal to go back to previous prompts and start writing flash fictions again, so why don’t you join me? ūüėČ Be sure to link your creations in the comments or on your own page so we can all admire them!

Happy Writing!

Quote of the Week for a New Year

Happy 2018, my friends!

It seems that I’ve had to “get back on track” a lot lately. ¬†So, in (yet another) effort to do this, I’m going to start of this new year off right with one of my favorite quotes in the hopes that it will inspire.DoSomethingTodayEach step in the right direction, no matter how big or small, will draw us closer to where we want to be.

Wishing you a wonderful and productive New Year!  xx, Rach


Writing Prompt #106

Yes. ¬†It’s true. ¬†Your eyes do not deceive you.

Two posts in two days.

It’s Wednesday, and while I know it’s been some time, Wednesdays equal Writing Prompt Days! ¬†Remember? ūüėČ ¬†This one made me giggle.


I see a couple of people bracing against a door with an incoming horde threatening to overwhelm them. ¬†I’m not sure why, but as we know, our minds are unusual things.

So, are you feeling inspired?  Please be sure to share your work so we can all enjoy!

Happy Writing!

Quote Monday

So I happened upon my insights page and compared what I’ve done this year (so far) to the three years prior and the results are dismal. The first year I really took to blogging, I posted 164. ¬†The next year, which saw a great increase of interaction with the outside world, I posted only 112. ¬†Then last year, I posted 118. ¬†Can you imagine with my lulls of inactivity where I might be sitting this year?


Yep.  21 posts (now 22) in seven months.  ((sigh))  Wow.

If those are the results of my blogging, I don’t even want to know what that might mean for my writing.

I set goals for myself at the beginning of the year (last year had proven productive, for the most part), and I wanted to keep that enthusiasm going. ¬†I’m now reevaluating those goals as I’m certain I’m going to fall short at the rate I’m crawling.

How did this happen?!

I may need to reevaluate a few other things as well.  I saw this quote and decided it may be the best way to get motivated again.


What are your motivational/goal achieving tricks?

Writing Prompt #104

Yes, it’s been awhile.

I have a couple of things to share with you this week, but first, let’s get back to writing! ¬†This amazing piece is by Pascal Campion, an artist I’ve pinned a number of times, and from the first moment I saw it, I was sort of smitten.

Tougher than the rest (campion)

It actually gives me an idea for my tv series, so maybe I’ll write about that for this challenge. ¬†What does it inspire in you?

Happy Writing!

Quote of the Week

PassionIgnore the working out aspect of this quote (unless you’re also into that) and think on what the words mean. ¬†Where do you spend this kind of energy?

Is it on your writing (or other form of art)?

I know I don’t always put such passion into my work, as any artist knows, not all days encourage such intensity of emotion, but most days, we should have it.

As a “yet to be professional” screenwriter, I’m passionate about everything I write because they are the stories I want to tell. ¬†It’s my hope, in time, I will have the opportunity to feel this same intensity on a professional level. ¬†Because if we’re not passionate about our art, then why are we doing it?

It’s a thankless path for the most part, well, at least until we “make it”. ¬†It’s hard and it’s lonely and nobody cares about our struggles – their concern is for the final result, so we have to have passion.

I spoke with a fellow writer once who wanted to give up. ¬†They hadn’t had any success and just didn’t feel the drive to continue. ¬†My advice was to take a break and see if they missed it. ¬†Like a relationship, which is pretty much what it is, a little perspective via distance can help a great deal. ¬†Hopefully, a little time away will reignite the fire, but if not, they won’t waste any more precious time on something that doesn’t spark such emotion.

Because I believe that this is something we all want to find – something that drives us, something that we’re willing to give up sleep for, and let our minds wander off to…

So tell me. ¬†What are you passionate about write now? ūüėČ

Writing Prompt #103

It’s Earth Day! ¬†In her honor I was trying to find an image that spoke of her beauty and variety, but as I scrolled through images, I was reminded that no matter what mark we hope to leave upon her, she’ll always take it back.


Happy Writing!

Quote of the Week

A couple of weeks ago, I discovered that I had not placed in the top of the last contest I had entered. ¬†I was excited to have advanced at all, let alone make it to the finals, but I was still disappointed – to get so close. ¬†Ah well. ¬†It’s time to move beyond this latest round and look forward.

Easier said than done.

It was a huge boost to my (writer’s) ego to get that bit of validation, but now here I am again, starting at square one. ¬†I have that tune in my head, “second verse, same as the first”. ¬†Creatives have a tough gig. ¬†So I was trying to find a quote this week that speaks to those of us who continue to try, despite the odds, because passion dictates that we do.

I present the following:


Yes, this is a quote that most likely relates to a world war, but the message can be applied to anyone who continues to strive towards their goal.  It is my hope that we all do!

Best Wishes and Happy Writing!