Writing Contest… No Winners?

So I must admit that I received way less entries than the last writing contest I hosted here on Writers BloK. In fact... there were no entries this time. Everyone's been a bit busy I guess, and I did have a few people tell me (both through Writers BloK and email) that they wanted to enter but…

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Bunion Surgery (Pre-Operation)

As promised, I'm posting a week before my surgery (6 days, actually). I recently had my pre-op appointment that doubled as a physical, and a few days before that I met and spoke with the surgeon who will be doing my surgery. Luckily, he had some good news for me. First of all, recovery time…

Where’s Carynn?

So... I haven't really posted in a while. I thought it was because I didn't have anything to say, but really I think that it's because I didn't know how to say it- as is often the case. I'm thinking of setting a posting schedule for myself so I don't keep putting it off, but…

My Writing Problems

I've felt lost as a writer recently, and I hope that talking about it will help. Here are some of my many writing problems: . I've grown impatient. I wrote a 23,000-word novella in one week, edited the whole draft twice the following day, and had ten beta readers lined up just hours afterward. While…

When I Pour Out My Heart

Everyone has things about them, whether it be habits, thoughts, or memories that they keep hidden. Things that they don't tell anyone, because it's either embarrassing or they're afraid of what people will think of them. Some don't even notice that these things are different than other people's, as they forget to reflect on the…

Random Makeup FX

I was bored earlier (someone was using the computer so I couldn't type...) so I decided to practice some makeup FX and photo editing. I only did three (it takes some time to get the makeup back off) but I'm still pleased with the results. The first one is 'painted girl.' It's nothing crazy, but it…

New Year Resolutions/Goals

As promised, today I'm posting my New Years resolutions/goals. Hopefully this gives you some ideas and/or inspiration to write your own! For most people, putting your plans and goals on paper can be extremely helpful if you want to carry them out. The New Year signifies not only the restart of the cycle of seasons,…