An Announcement and a Fund-Raising Campaign to make my event a Sccess

On July 21, 2018 I am scheduled to appear at the Middle Georgia Indie Book Festival and I am excited for the opportunity to participate. For this to be a successful event I am respectfully requesting support by conducting a fund-raising campaign, and your support would be greatly appreciated. As a special thank you gift, I am giving copies of “Stories outside the Box” to anyone making donations toward the project. If you would like to support this campaign, you may do so in two ways. You can either visit http://www.ko-fi.com/annbarnes to “buy a coffee” for $3 or you can make a donation of any amount directly to my paypal account by visiting paypal.me/annHarrisonBarnes. Your support is much appreciated.

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Friday Night Reflection…!

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The muse is speaking to me through my internal music

Hello my lovely peeps,

Today I am feeling really energetic and creative. I have a feeling I am going to get some writing done. Let me tell you how I came to this revelation.

 

Have you ever had one of those days when you can feel the chill of a story that’s been hidden inside you for who knows how long, just waiting to come out? How about hearing a melody in your head that isn’t necessarily a familiar one, yet you can’t shake it no matter how you try? Today I am hearing a melody within me, and I just feel a story coming out of it, but I can’t put my finger on what the tune is trying to tell me. As I was going to eat lunch, I heard the muse tell me “look at Journey to the Mountain Top”. I’m not sure, but I have a distinct feeling that this mysterious melody is telling me something about my second novel.

 

What do you think? Could this be my novel calling out to me, or the makings of a different story? Have you ever experienced this feeling right before you start a story, or when you’re in the throes of a novel? If so, please share your thoughts in the comments below. Remember dear writers, our words are our instruments and our songs are the stories we tell.

Happy writing and God bless you on this beautiful Friday afternoon.

 

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A Nostalgic Feeling that lets me know Fall is in the Air

Hello everyone, I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted, but I’ve had a crazy busy couple of weeks.

 

Do you ever have those days when you feel nostalgic for a time when you were younger? If you have, it can be a good feeling, bringing back memories you long to relive over and over again.

 

Today is one of those days for me. As a matter of fact, I felt that way last night after choir practice, because we were going over the songs for our Christmas program and this practice session brought back memories of Christmases past. However, today I was thinking back to my school days. Not the time when I was already in the throws of the busy school day schedule, but the time when school started for me. Now my daughter is in school, and sometimes when school starts, I feel like I am the one who is making that two-hour drive to school for my first day. At least that’s the way I felt after she started Pre-k. Today I’m thinking about heading back to school and getting settled into a routine again, meeting up with old friends and making new ones.

This is a sure sign that Fall is in the air for me. Even though Fall hasn’t actually started yet, there is a slight shift in the atmosphere, like Autumn is hanging in the balance. It’s af though the world is waiting for the temperatures to start dropping and each day to start getting a little shorter, until the Winter solstice in December. Even though it’s hot outside and the AC is blowing cool air into my house, I get this laid-back comfortable feeling, where all I want to do is sit back and read a good book. The air feels different, and I can picture the cooler days ahead, where I can sit with the door open and listen to the wind chimes outside on the porch, or sit on the porch in the middle of the day and let the breeze blow through my hair while I sway in the porch swing. This is my favorite time of year, when the temperature is cool, but not too cold, and I can find some good books to read/listen to on either my phone, iPad, or my Echo Dot. This is also a time to write, plan for NaNoWriMo, and start revisions for another book of my own. During the lazy days of summer, I get some writing done, but I don’t do as much as I would when the weather is cooler, and full of inspiration. However, as the seasons change, more ideas come out of the woodwork, so to speak. This is why I am feeling so nostalgic today. I’m ready for the quiet time of year when I can get into my creative zone without all the noise surrounding me.

 

With that being said, I have a question for each of you out there in the blogosphere. What makes you feel nostalgic? Does this feeling signify the start of autumn for you? Here’s a question for you writers out there, do you feel you get more writing done during this time of the year or do you get a lot done no matter what season you’re in? Please share your thoughts in the comments below. Happy reading and writing, and God bless.

 

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How Do You Know If You’re Doing This Right?

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Have you ever had one of those days?

You know the one — that sunrise that comes too early; the sunset that seems to take an eternity. Everything you try, you can’t seem to get right. No conversation ends the way you want it to. Even silence and solitude make you feel guilty, not restored.

There’s too much time to think about what you’re supposed to be doing — and whether or not what you’re trying to do is even pushing you in the right direction.

How do you know if this writing thing is even where you belong? If you haven’t “made it” by now, is it too late? Are you doing something wrong? If you are, what does the “right” thing even look like?

How do you know if this hectic life is meant for you?

The problem is … you don’t.

You don’t know if you’re writing…

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CORRECTION! updated ebook link for A Journey of Faith: a Stepping Stones Mystery

Hello everybody,

For those of you who wish to purchase A Journey of Faith, I wanted to let you know that I am republishing it with the help of a friend of mine who specializes in formatting books to be self-published. It is now available in the Amazon kindle store once again, and I will give you the updated link at the end of this post.

Please note if you’ve looked at my meet the author page, you may find amazon links that don’t necessarily work. However, due to the fact that I am visually impaired I have difficulty changing the links on my page. Therefore, I will give you the correct links to my book(s) in individual blog posts, so you can purchase and enjoy them for yourselves.

Happy reading and God bless you all. The Kindle link for A Journey of Faith: A Stepping Stones Mystery is as follows:

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