Monday, September 28, 2015 | By: Angela Brown

What Monday Brings

Monday brings a new beginning to the work week for many of us 9 to 5-ers.

Monday offers an opportunity to consider the steps forward - or backwards - from the week before and work on ways to push for more steps ahead in accomplishing a goal.


For those of us Gotham fans, it brings yet another reason to get home, get settled, and get ready for some villian and hero angst going down.

Monday also provides me the chance to hint that I have some news to share...very soon.

What's does your Monday bring?
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | By: Angela Brown

Caption This!

Okay, so here's my go:
"Victory is ou-" last words said by the warrior directly below the dragon maw wide with fire.

Now your turn. Share your captions in the comments below.
Monday, September 14, 2015 | By: Angela Brown

Just Another Monday...or Not - The Power of Words

Soooo cute!
There is a common phrase taught to most, if not all, children at some point in their young lives:

"Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me."

Those words were extremely helpful to me as I dealt with bullying because I was a nerd who embraced my unpopular nerdiness. I wore glasses and I would sit out on my porch to read books while other kids got together to work on the latest dance steps they picked up from a music video, you know, back in the day when MTV actually spent most of the day showing music videos.

I heard the following from people who knew little or nothing about me, simply because I wore glasses and decided that studying and increasing my intelligence were NOT bad things:
"'Sup four-eyed bitch."
"Why are you so stuck up?"

Because I was a bit of a sassy thing, even at that age, I tended to roll my eyes and ignore the taunts or respond with :
"That's MISS Bitch, thank you."
"At least I'm stuck up in the right direction."
"And your point is?"

I was young and just refused to let anyone think they could say whatever they wanted to me and think it was okay. Without fully realizing it, I reduced the power of their words, and reduced the power of influence they had when it came to my self-worth.

That's not to say it didn't bother me at all. I sometimes wondered what I did for them to pick on me. If, just maybe, there was something I'd done to deserve their mistreatment? Questioning was only natural, but the end result was me always understanding no one deserved to be bullied.

What about you? Have you experienced any bullying? Or maybe known of others who experienced bullying? Have you considered the power of your words? Maybe Monday could use a positive word makeover.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | By: Angela Brown

IWSG - Things to come

The first Wednesday of the month brings with it a special something. It's time for the IWSG posts to be shared across the blogosphere. You can commisserate in a fail, disappointment or a bit of disgruntlement. Maybe you'd like to encourage with words of motivation and determination. Click here to check out the list of other IWSG bloggers. Visit and comment and woo sah.

Today, I have to admit I'm not in a bad place.

It's been a tough year with goals tossed to the wayside by a bit of that roller coaster that is life. Procrastination dressed itself like a delicious dessert of Death by Chocolate, of which I consumed far too much. And my passion for writing was put to the test.

So after all that, I'm glad to say I'm not in a bad place.

I did a lot of reading during many of my troubling times. I added to my writing craft knowledge by purchasing and devouring a few helpful materials. And my passion for writing was renewed and regenerated, energized by returning to the roots of what I loved most: the act and art of story telling.

Yeah, not in a bad place. And I'm looking forward to things to come.

What's the haps in your reading or writing world?