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It's Amazing What Can Spark Ideas

 In my last post titled  International Women's Day's from Kaylyn's Universes  I mentioned how Project Poseidon (my coauthoring project) stays on the forefront of my mind. Inspiration usually drops in my lap from a documentary I'm in love with called Strange Evidence. So last night I was all set to take potential notes for Project Poseidon while watching it when I came across a clip about a girl crying blood which definitely does not help Project Poseidon in the least. It does however help Music Nymphs, especially when you find out what is causing the girl to cry blood. I wrote the notes from the entire section then into the appropriate document then copied them to a blank one then wrote notes from one of my three villains' points of view. It ended how he'd ask his two coworkers to help him with this new experiment he wants to employ. When I had time today I reached out to the creator (one of my brothers) of one of that villain's colleagues to get a more well

International Women’s Day from Kaylyn’s Universes

Honestly, I know that International Women’s Day was on the 8th, and I wasn’t really sure how to celebrate until I realized it’s *checks my blog* Yikes! It’s been way too long since I’ve let you in on my fictional goings ons. Because of that this is going to be long. That's for sure. It doesn't help that I’ve got six stories currently open in my head at all times, three that I will choose to work on at a time. One that I’m coauthoring, Project Poseidon likes to stay on the forefront of my mind even though we’re currently not on my chapter by having inspiration sporadically fall in my lap. I will tell my coauthor then throw it all in the notes. Anyway, this month I’m working on Music Nymphs (a spinoff of Head Hunters), Heart on Her Sleeve (my first romance), and The Pain of the Silenced. Actually, Escort Recon, Music Nymphs, and Mayday are all Head Hunters’ spinoffs taking place in different parts of the U.S. after the events of Head Hunters.  So let’s go meet our stories and our

Fashion Show!

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  Last month, I got in trouble during therapy. And not for the usual bullshit like my talking negatively about myself or being to stubborn to talk to my family. I had been feeling awful for a week and a half starting around Valentine's Day, so during a whole therapy session I told her why I felt bad around the holiday and boy did I get in trouble. She asked me when the last time I felt beautiful was. I gave her such a non-answer about my husband always telling me I'm beautiful, and she was having none of that shit, saying I needed to get in touch with my own femininity. It didn't help my case that I needed the definition on that... So after the appointment as per the usual, I told Richard everything. In the past we've tried shopping for clothes that make me feel beautiful at other stores before, so Richard straight up said we can buy clothes at my favorite clothes place, Hot Topic. I haven't bought clothes there in years. My first purchase at Hot Topic was last mon

Forgiveness and Life Lessons (Book Review)

I read Intertwined by Carole L. Curry. It's Christian fiction and inspirational, and it's her first book. I met Carole L. Curry in one of the writing groups I'm active in on Facebook, and she was looking for readers and reviewers. This is my first Christian fiction book I've read, and I liked it right away because she added a few things I wasn't expecting like a table of contents, the author's note explained what hell is in the main characters' religions. I greatly appreciated that because not only am I agnostic, but when I was trying to join one of those churches back in the day they never told me that in my five or six years of trying to join the church in three different states. Her explanations on the other hand, made perfect sense to me. I literally found myself reaching out and thanking her for that because the clarity was very nice even if I'm no longer a part of that church.  The book starts at the end of two people's lives; Catherine and Bri

10 Men Who Changed My Life

 In July 2015, I wrote a blog piece about this, but I'm no longer proud of it. Growing up changes your perspectives end up changing a lot. This was originally inspired by a featured article in every issue of print copies of the magazine, Glamour. I don't know if that article is still a monthly thing now that the magazine is digital-only, but I do believe they lost that article long before they went digital-only. I always feel if I'm doing a challenge on gender I want to attempt to do it on the other as well if it's applicable.  1. Dad (biological): I am and will always be a daddy's girl. Apparently, if you ask my family they might say I've been one since birth or at least a baby. My dad stated in my baby book he always wanted me to be happy and be whoever I wanted to be, and as I was growing up he stuck by that. It was never a secret to my family I wanted to be a writer, so Dad gave me advice, read and gave feedback on only what I allowed him to, told me about c

10 Women Who Changed My Life

In July 2015, I wrote a blog piece about this, but I'm no longer proud of it. Growing up changes your perspectives end up changing a lot. This was originally inspired by a featured article in every issue of print copies of the magazine, Glamour. I don't know if that article is still a monthly thing now that the magazine is digital-only, but I do believe they lost that article long before they went digital-only.  1. Ms. Kalea: Ms. Kalea was my childhood best friend's mom who always treated me as her own kid. She had me doing chores at her house, looking my best for her church, having me over for spring break when my mom was away. That never meant I got out of exercises or wearing my leg braces; things I really wanted to get out of as a kid. A very prominent memory I have as a kid is when I was arguing with my best friend, and so she ran off thinking that was the end of it but no, I started chasing after her. All you can hear is Ms. Kalea saying, "Run Brandi (her daughte