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Where I Found a "Life List"

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I'm going through my documents on my laptop and throwing my four writing projects into Scrivener. I found some fun things that I forgot that I had here and there. I think out of all of them, this is the most surprising. I do like to write goals every year, but this I didn't expect (even though I'm a goal writing, list orientated kind of girl. See the photo below). I wrote this back in October of 2006, 10 months after I got married. I think this is part of something from the Ellen DeGeneres show.

Life List
1.      Write and/or Read every day! (This one is always a bit of a stretch, isn't it?) 2.      Experience Los Angeles/California as much as you can when at Star Wars Celebration IV (May 2007)! 3.     Raise my self-confidence. Watch what I say. Apologize and mean it. Don’t always blame myself- focus on the situation and not on whose fault is what. Learn to laugh more. 4.      Write in regular journal every two weeks, and in my livejournal whenever! 5.    Learn more healthy …

The Heroine's Geeky Faves: May 7th, 2012

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Here are my Geeky Faves! (Be sure to check out my last Geeky Faves from April)

Category: Video
One of my childhood friends works for Reading is Fundamental. This video is part of their campaign to get books into the hands of children. 

One of my favorite songs right now is "Hey Ho" from The Lumineers
Category: Art and Comics Extra Ordinary is a web comic that kept me giggling one night. I love the sense of humor and, well, there is a kitty. So, yes, this is something that I would totally like. I love seeing how art progresses in web comics. The few color comics she does are quite beautiful. 
Nerd Girl Problems tumblr is another thing that has me laughing out loud, especially the ones about books. They are fun to scroll through so bookmark these things. Or you will become sucked into a black hole and end up with tears on your cheeks. 

Zen Pencils helped lift my spirit. I feel like having prints of these plastered on my walls and to make a point of reading them every morning. Go an…

My Life Wouldn't Be the Same Without Star Wars

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My life wouldn't be the same without Star Wars. I know that I'm not the first person to have utter those words, but those words are true.

I'm part of the generation that has always had Star Wars. I was born between ESB and RotJ. My brothers were the ones that were given the Star Wars toys and dressed up as them for Halloween. When I was a teenager, the Special Editions were released and the books started taking off. Brother #2 (eleven years my senior) and I shared the books back and forth. He took me to A New Hope and it was something really special that we bonded over.

When I was 17, I was really getting into looking up things on the Internet at school. I decided to e-mail my favorite artist, Sue Dawe. I somehow mentioned Star Wars, and little did I know, she is one of the biggest fans of Star Wars. She lives in California, and when she was in college, Star Wars came out. She was already a part of the science fiction and fantasy community, and Star Wars changed everything…

The Heroine's April 2012 Reads

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Happy May Day! As you can see, April was a great month for books! I'm getting into the groove now having time to manage my writing and reading at home. There is more on that, but that is another post for another day. Here's the April reads.

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Aria and Perry live in two drastically different worlds in this dystopian novel. Aria lives in a world of luxury and technology. Perry lives in a world of survival and archaic tribes. The book starts right into the action so it takes a bit to become adjusted to the setting, but once Aria is thrown into Perry's world, it picks up the pace. This maybe a common storyline (see the next book), but this one works so very well. The secondary characters stand out just as much as the two main characters. You see everything from Aria and Perry's perspective, and having how one sees the world compared to the other helps build this world into something neither one expects.

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
This is …