My lipstick is worn for something special. I wear it for the mark it will leave on my morning’s first hello; how it captures my last kiss red-pink-nude before I head out the door. I wear it for the smile that reflects from the company at my desk and the afternoon peck of a subtle…… Continue reading [WRITING] Lipstick
We are born with visions White horses, handsome knights Charming princes, romance at night When you kiss nature sings The maiden wakes The shoe fits Perfection This happily ever after I prefer the truth Scraped knees, scars and stories The struggle, the chase, the high When we kiss it’s for pleasure Or anger Or lust…… Continue reading [WRITING] Our Fairytale
I wrote a poem today. Let me say that once again: I (as in me, Crystal) wrote (technically typed) a poem today (as in the last 20 minutes). I have not written a poem since my student teaching poetry assignment back in 2011, and that was the first time since high school circa 2002 -…… Continue reading [WRITING] It’s that Time… Again.
When someone you love walks away It is not your heart you feel tearing from your chest– that would be relief. You would be dead. It is the feeling of the parts of you they took, and the ways you must now adapt. Your fear of what is next, and the fact you cannot go…… Continue reading [WRITING] Your Heart Remains
I TOLD YOU GUYS I WOULD DO IT THIS TIME. And I did! I am so happy right now; I don’t think I realized how disappointed I was in myself for NaNo in November until I managed to finish Camp. There were a few times where I was fully afraid I was not going to…… Continue reading [WRITING] Camp NaNoWriMo WIN!
We are 12 days into Camp NaNoWriMo, and I have made some pretty great strides in my goal word count and overall novel writing and structure; I can really see this little project setting itself up and taking on a life of its own. Since I have finished the first major portion of the story…… Continue reading [WRITING] Camp NaNoWriMo Update!
Grab a cup of coffee and a blanket everyone, this is about to get a bit snuggly. In chatting with a few Camp NaNo partners this week, a topic was brought up about how certain things we did not anticipate made us anxious about our upcoming projects and how vocal we are being about our…… Continue reading [WRITING] Dealing with Writer Insecurity