#1linerWeds, Non-Fiction, Prompt, Writing

One-Liner Wednesday – The Thing Nobody Talks About

One-Liner Wednesday – The Thing Nobody Talks About

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

I am so glad to be out of the hospital and in my own bed although I am spending more than 18 hours at a time in it.

(I have sleep apnea and have had it for 15-20 years and if I don’t get it under control it just might kill me, no kidding. The doctor was dead serious, no pun intended.)

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Author, Non-Fiction, Prompt, Writing

The Weekly Smile for the 12th of October, 2020

The Weekly Smile for the 12th of October, 2020

My smile for this week is finally getting out of the hospital after 6 weeks. (I actually got out on October 1, but I was feeling really bad and didn’t do much except sleep which is weird since all I did in the hospital was sleep as well.). People would stand there calling my name and I would sleep right through it and then one brilliant nurse got this idea that maybe she could check my blood sugar without waking me up. I doubt she will try that one again. I came up punching. I am so done with hospitals right now. I thought 10 days was bad, but 6 weeks takes the cake. At least I got out before my birthday.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Book, Non-Fiction, Prompt, Writing

The Weekly Smile for August 17, 2020 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for August 17, 2020 #weeklysmile

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My weekly smile is a little late this week. I fell behind on blog posts again. I have been working on my Camp NaNoWriMo novel still. Although it might be more of a novella, but the interest is still there which is good for me. I am also live streaming a lot on youtube and I am no longer afraid of the camera. I post videos and then the live streams are writing sprints where you motivate people to write and there is also conversation going on. I am about to get up the courage to have my first guest. I have co-hosted on other people’s streams, but I still have to do my first stint as a host with a guest. I can do them by myself, but having a guest is a little bit different.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#1linerWeds, Non-Fiction, Prompt, Writing

One-Liner Wednesday – Live Streaming on youtube

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

I am streaming live on youtube almost everyday now along with my youtube videos that I post about writing.

Linda’s Rules:

If you would like to participate in this prompt, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back here to help your blog get more exposure. To execute a pingback, just copy the URL in the address bar on this post, and paste it somewhere in the body of your post. Your link will show up in the comments below. Please ensure that the One-Liner Wednesday you’re pinging back to is this week’s! Otherwise, no one will likely see it but me.

NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, like Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

As with Stream of Consciousness Saturday (SoCS), if you see a pingback from someone else in my comment section, click and have a read. It’s bound to be short and sweet.

Unlike SoCS, this is not a prompt so there’s no need to stick to the same “theme.”

The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Add our lovely badge to your post for extra exposure!

5. Have fun!

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Author, Book, Non-Fiction, Writing

Are You a Pantser or Plotter (Outliner)?

By Tessa Dean copyright August 2020

Most writers are either a pantser, which means they write by the seat of the pants or a plotter, which means they have to have an outline that lays the whole story out before they start to write. Now there are a few people who are a combination of both and they are called plantsers.

Pantsers write one day at a time letting the story tell itself. When they start they are not sure whether it will be a novel, novella or simply a piece of flash fiction. They must be ready to scrap their work if it doesn’t work out. The pros of being a pantser mean that you can kill off a character and not have to rewrite the whole outline. The cons though mean that it is far easier to get stuck and not be able to continue on until you straighten it out in your head. You have no plans to fall back on.

A plotter or planner plans their whole novel before they start writing. They methodically plan it out from start to finish. It can be scribbled on a piece of scrap paper or neatly written or typed out. It can be plain and simple or fully color coded. This is great for people who don’t want to go off plot because they can’t focus. They don’t want to go off their original plan. The pros are that they hardly ever have writer’s block because they can’t finish their outline until the whole story emerges anyhow. The cons though are really rough as they can’t just make changes on the spur of the moment as they will have to change their whole outline to fit in the changes each and every time they make a change.

Although I am a pantser for the most part, when it comes to novel writing it is too long for my memory to remember all the details so I am becoming a plantser as I have to create a story bible with my world built in it. It may be a contemporary story, but there is still a world to create for fiction.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Non-Fiction, Poetry, Writing

Mourning

This is the bench that my dad got in loving memory of his wife, my mom.

Mourning

By Tessa Dean copyright August 2020

When my mother passed away my father was lost.

He lost his true soul mate at a great cost.

We all miss her dearly that’s true.

She has more mourners than a few.

Mourning a loved one never ends.

And sometimes there’s no time to make amends.

Life goes on as it must.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

***

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Non-Fiction, Poetry, Writing

Sunrise, My Day Ends

Sunrise, Yoga, Nature, Meditation, Sky
Photo compliments of Pixabay.com

Sunrise, My Day Ends

By Tessa Dean copyright August 2020

As the sun rises

I head to bed.

Trying to get comfortable

As I lay my head.

I usually sleep in short cat naps

Unless someone at my door raps.

The world goes on without me

And all I pray is let me be.

My sleep is riddled with nightmares.

I envy those that sleep without cares.

I wake up with a start

Holding my hand over my heart.

Heart pounding hard in fright,

I found day had turned into night.

***

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Non-Fiction, Prompt, Writing

Share Your World – With A Twist 8-10-2020

Share Your World – With A Twist 8-10-2020

I am in no way interested in Harry Potter. I will stick with the old questions and answers format.

SYW-two-hands

“Plain” Questions:

Would You Rather Live 120 Years That Are Comfortable But Boring, Or Live Half As Long, But Have An Exciting Adventure Packed Life? I am not an adventurer. I don’t mind boring. So make that 120 years for me. More time for writing.

What’s Something That Overwhelms You? People/Humanity overwhelm me. I like a nice quiet setting to be alone, which is my usual preference.

What Do or DID You Take For Granted? Before Covid 19 I took everything for granted. I have a new granson who I see only by photos and an occasional short video. I am missing his first year of life and for all we know maybe the first 2 or 3 years of life. I know longer just go shopping if I feel like it. I have to need something and make all trips count.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Non-Fiction, Prompt, Writing

The Weekly Smile for the 10th of August, 2020 #weeklysmile


The Weekly Smile for the 10th of August, 2020 #weeklysmile

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What made you smile?

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I completed and won my Camp NaNoWriMo session this time. The best part is that I am still working on it. I didn’t lose interest like I usually do. I still have at least a third or more of the story that isn’t written at all, but I know where I want it to go so even though I quit with the outline I still know the story. Although it has evolved numerous times as I worked on it. It is a thriller and I needed a murder or two and a villain, the murderer. Something new for me. I am still smiling about this one.

Trent’s Rules:

Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas.  If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity.  Don’t smile about the misfortune of others.  Don’t smile in a way to excludes others.  Make sure a 12 year old can read it.

To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile.  Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment 🙂 ).   You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me).   Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile.  (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Non-Fiction, Writing

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Writing Challenge

WeekendCoffeeShare – Writing Challenge – Youtube and Writing

Coffee, Pen, Notebook, Caffeine, Cup

Hey everyone, this is Teresa Smeigh from www.tessacandoit.com and I am posting on my new blog www.tessadeanauthor.com. I am writing with a pen name now.

Thanks to Eclectic Alli for hosting this prompt.

If we were having coffee, for one thing I wouldn’t have coffee as I don’t drink it and it is way too hot anyhow. I am mainly drinking water only or occasionally I will make a pitcher of ice tea. You can choose your poison.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I won NaNoWriMo and hit my goal on July 23. I am still working diligently on the novel I started. It is a thriller and I am obsessed with the story and it has kept me working even though the month is over and I usually quit whatever I started writing for the month. I love this story and am working hard at it. I am over 40,000 words already. It might not make full novel length so might just be a novella, but I am working to actually finish it. I have never completed anything I started on NaNoWriMo and this looks like I might actually complete it. It will most likely be posted on my blog or WattPad as a second choice. I have my own blog so not sure I will post it on WattPad.com. However, I still have a ways to go until completion so I will make a decision then.

My dad has recovered from Covid-19 my sister and I went to the nursing home to visit. Visitation is being allowed by the governor but must be held outside and within social distancing guidelines. Fine with us since we have no desire to go inside the building which is riddled with the virus.

I had the third injection on my spine and I am in worse pain than the first two. This was the absolute worst one. I spent most of Thursday and Friday recovering.

I am a dummy and got lured into one of the Medicare scams going around. I wasn’t doing my best and they got me. I had to call Medicare and get a new number due to fraud and now dealing with changing the number at all my doctors, pharmacy, etc. Plus I have to watch my claims to see when they try to use it. I got the items Saturday and I had to refuse them unopened and return them. Now we watch for any wrongful claims. Hopefully within a month or so this will pass as they no longer will accept that number and if it slips by they will retract any payments. I already know they aren’t accepting the number as I got a notice from the pharmacy that they couldn’t fill my Part B prescriptions due to the number change.

Everyone be aware. Scams are everywhere and they prey on those of us on Medicare more. I wasn’t as vigilant as usual and they are getting smarter. They played me and won, but I realized it almost immediately and called Medicare (requesting a new number and they don’t always approve that so I had to wait and see, but they did approve the change) and then reported it to the state attorney general, the Federal Trade Commission and my local police.

Be safe everyone,

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg