March 16, 2015

826 Boston Write-A-Thon 2015: 23 Days Remaining….and GOAL ACHIEVED!!!

826BostonLast week, my $300 goal was met, thanks to to the following people: Joetta Downs, Lisa Knight, Mary Nickum, Jackie and Brandon Chapell, Elena Thornton, Alita McIntosh and Jan Schwartz. You guys are frickin’ ROCKSTARS!!! Thank you SO much for supporting me and 826 Boston.

Current Word Goal: 4,265 of 10,000

Just because the goal was met, doesn’t mean I’m stopping. Hell naw!!

The marathon isn’t over, people!

You can still sponsor me up until April 3rd and continue to donate until April 8th by clicking on the link below.



826 Chapter Highlighted This Week:

826LA benefits greatly from the wealth of cultural and artistic resources in the Los Angeles area. Since opening, they’ve provided thousands of hours of free one-on-one writing instruction. They’ve sent volunteers into schools all over Los Angeles, held summer camps for English language learners, given students sportswriting training in the Lakers press room, and published love poems written from the perspective of leopards. Last year, they launched their first satellite site at Manual Arts Senior High School to expand their reach to students in South Los Angeles

  • Opened: March 2005826la
  • Serves: Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Neighborhoods: Mar Vista and Echo Park
  • Satellite: Manual Arts Senior High School
  • Most Recent Publication: Beyond the Gates and Fences
  • Storefronts: Echo Park Time Travel Mart and Mar Vista Time Travel Mart



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March 15, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #4


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where we share what books we have added to our shelves, virtually or physically!

My most recent downloads. I really need to start purchasing from my Wish List. I’ve got 20-some pages of titles. But downloading freebie ebook deals has been more tempting–and cheaper–lately.

Lauren Rowe’s THE CLUB





alpha billionaire chasing

What about you? What have you purchased recently?

Peace, lurve, and wet panties,


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March 15, 2015

Currently Reading: Lauren Rowe’s THE CLUB


For $30,000 a month or $250,000 a year, The Club will find you a perfect match. If that doesn’t sound fishy, I don’t know what does. What are you reading right now?


Peace, lurve, and wet panties,


March 15, 2015

Follow Friday #85


Question this week from Parajunkee and Allison Can Read.

How does this work? You follow a blog, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! With that being said, please review my Follow Policy before making any rash decisions.

This week’s question:Have you come up with any special memes or features on your blog that you’d like people to visit more?


Why, yes, thanks for asking. I just recently created Wet Panty Wednesdays. Each month is a different theme that will be posted weekly on–you guessed it–Wednesdays. Us writers are visual creatures and we need the visual…stimulation to inspire us.

Theme suggestions are greatly appreciated as I’m totally winging it here.

This month is tattoos.

Last month was African American Men

Also, the ongoing Feature is the monthly Wet Panty Society,  a monthly homage to beautiful, gorgeous, hunkalicious men. During that month (every Monday), a picture of the chosen inductee will be featured every week with trivia tidbits. Prepare to drool! This month is Jared Leto. You can check out WPS inductees from previous years HERE.

Peace, lurve, and tattoos,


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March 13, 2015

Booking Through Thursday #79: Bookcases


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I’ve downsized quite a bit since I’ve gotten my Nook. So, for the writing/publishing-related books and other miscellany books that I kept, I’d like bookshelves like these (particularly the middle one seeing as how a bed is where I love to read anyway):


bookcase1 bookcase2 bookcase3

In actuality, these are the bookshelves I have. Courtesy of IKEA:


It’s a yawner compared to the other ones, I know, but a girl–and certified bookworm/book junkie–can dream, right? What about you? Share your links in the Comments section. I’d love to come take a look.

Peace, lurve, and wet panties,


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March 12, 2015

Life as a Blogger #25: Favorite Quotes


It’s a weekly feature (on Thursday’s). Each week Jessi over at Novel Heartbeat will choose a subject and talk about that subject in her life. The topics will be non-bookish so that you can get to know her on a more personal level! She definitely encourages everyone to participate, too. She wants this to be meme style with a linky for you to add your posts to. She wants to know more about you guys as well!

So, I recently discovered Erika Napoletano and I fucking love her. In December of last year, she did this 30 days of Hard Truths thing and she had some amazing quotes that just really resonated with me:

The hard truth about beauty is that it never looks like you expected.

Life’s too short to spend with assholes. And it’s way too short to be one of them.

There’s an incredible beauty in words unspoken. [REALLY loved this one.]

Talk shit and tear down, or reach down and lift someone up. Your choice.

Things end. Hold onto the good parts. That’s what they’re for.

When I was actively working to start my nonprofit, I had created a blog to chronicle the process. I haven’t written on there in a very long time, but for months, I had scheduled weekly inspirational quotes that resonated with me. I can’t even begin to list all of them, but here are some:

Everything you want is on the other side of fear – Jack Canfield

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious – Albert Einstein.

Be persistent and stick to the path in front of you. – Unknown

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. – Unknown

If you don’t build your dream someone will hire to help build theirs. – Unknown

Lastly, I’m a huge fan of SARK and her amazing, amazing colorful books. I have several of her books in my library. One book, JUICY PENS, THIRSTY PAPER, is tabbed beyond belief because it’s for writers. On her FB page, shes posts some great feel-good quotes:

Inspiration creates a force field, which touches others and inspires creativity.

There is a small, sure voice inside of you. It knows what to do.

Our creative souls need nurturing and understanding.

Only you can reveal your truth.

You are larger than your fears.

What about you? What are your favorite quotes?

Peace, lurve, and wet panties,


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March 11, 2015

Wet Panty Wednesday #6

This month’s theme is: Tattoos


I like that it’s only on one side. Huh. Getting ideas for a male character…


Peace, lurve, and wet panties,



March 9, 2015

Currently Reading: Anne Marsh’s BURNS SO BAD


Smoke jumpers. Now that’s something I haven’t read about. What are you reading right now?


Peace, lurve, and wet panties,


March 9, 2015

Wet Panty Society – A Little Trivia About: Jared Leto

He has English, Cajun (French), as well as Irish, German, Scottish, and distant Spanish, ancestry. “Leto” was the surname of Jared’s stepfather/adoptive father. He was also chosen as People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People.

And I would have to agree with that.




Peace, lurve, and wet panties,


March 9, 2015

826 Boston Write-A-Thon 2015: 30 Days Remaining

826BostonGoal of $300 Achieved: 15%   But you can donate up until April 8th!

Goal of 10,000 words Achieved: 2,812. Writing is tough, people. Especially when it only comes to you in chunks.

The people at 826 have thrown down the gauntlet:

FIRST TWO FUNDRAISERS WHO RAISE AN ADDITIONAL $200 toward their fundraising goal between Friday, March 6th and Friday, March 13th will win a prize. I don’t know what the prizes are yet, but I hear movie tickets and gift cards to bookstores and restaurants are up for grabs.

So c’mon and support the future writers of America!

And support me, too, while you’re at it.




826 Chapter Highlighted This Week:

826DC was founded as Capitol Letters Writing Center in 2008 and re-opened as 826DC in October 2010. 826DC serves students from all over the Greater Washington, DC area. The center is based in the neighborhood of Columbia Heights, which is also home to about 17 public and public charter schools, putting 826DC at the center of a dense student population. 826DC also opened their storefront, The Museum of Unnatural History, 826DCin October 2010.

  • Opened: October 2010
  • Serves: D.C. Public Schools
  • Neighborhood: Columbia Heights
  • Most Recent Publication: Everyone is Moving, No One in Place
  • Storefront: The Museum of Unnatural History



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