Happy Endings

My best friend doesn’t like happy endings. Let me rephrase that- my best friend doesn’t like when stories (whether in book form or on a screen) end in a sappy, love-conquers-all way.  She’s okay with things working out, they just have to be believable.  I get it. I love myself a romance.  Books, movies, TV…

Weekly Roundup: Botanical prints

I know I might freak purists out by combining my writing and fashion pursuits on the same blog, but it’s who I am.  No use separating them. Anyway, this week I noticed a lot of botanical prints come across the web at me.  I’ve always been a sucker for a floral print (especially the past…

Threesome: Bringing back the romance in Romance Writing

  Let’s have a threesome, Bring back the rapture, You, me, them, My soul, my words, and my characters, Organic to orgasmic, Let’s come together, Bring out my sensuality, Let it flow from my pen, Onto the page, Let the words fill with florid vocabulary. Make me blush, Make me sigh, Make me feel sixteen…

Happiness

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:
There are two ways to be happy: change the situation, or change your mindset towards it. Today’s society is obsessed with happiness. We want instant gratification, success, fame, soulmates that never die… We grow complacent with people and ideas. We grow cold and bitter because we want what we want…

Who Are You Working For?

I just read this interesting article about writing.  It’s poses the question: What Would You Write If No One Was Looking? I’ve been struggling with this very scenario for the past few years.  When you start to research the industry, your genre, what readers want, and what’s trending or popular, you start to box yourself…

Weekly Roundup

  Some articles catching my eye: – Wes Anderson inspired places * He has inspired a genre of design all its own.  And it’s pretty fabulous. – The Doors of Tallinn *I’ve been to Tallinn and I can attest to its beauty.  This article makes me want to go back. –No-Braid Braid *I’ve decide I’m growing my…

Inspired By…

Florals. They’re everywhere, which just makes me insanely happy.

Absence makes the Heart…

  It’s been a few weeks.  Time, it gets away. People demand.  Progeny needs. Time is a commodity best handed out with droppers. One drop here, two there. Waste not, want not. But I do waste.  And I definitely want. “Part of the problem”. Society’s tether, Obligation’s umbilical cord. At least we’re here, Surviving, striving,…

Inspired By…

On a brighter note- another “Inspired By” mood board. This time it’s Cafe Henrie in NYC.

Silent All These Years

Words fail me. When I want them, they won’t come. Or they sputter, spewing with ineptitude on my audience. When they do come, they are rarely cohesive, Constructive, Thought out, considered. My foot has never tasted good, but I persist. In it goes. As I chew, I flagellate. Condemn, Punish. I can see them- my…

Well Rounded

I’ve come to realize that- like myself- my blog must be well rounded.  I am not merely an author. I am also a jewelry designer.  And a stylist.  And an avid traveler. Therefore I will post for all my passions.  For they all make me a defiant romantic.  

Inspired By…

Belgian Countryside. Inspiration:  I’ve really gotten into the new show Nate & Jeremiah By Design on TLC.  During the first project, they used the theme Belgian Countryside, which I was struck by.  It has the warmth of French Country, but the simplicity of Scandinavian modernism. I could see this look translating well to jewelry design.  As…