#WIPjoy Is Over…NOW WHAT DO I DO?

Awwwww, the fun of the January edition of #WIPjoy is over, and the giveaway too. Now what??? Well, #WIPjoy is coming back in April, Lord willing! 😀 But since I created the first #WIPjoy last year, a lot of similar hashtag games have been created by other authors, so if you’re feeling a daily-tweet-shaped hole […]

Geeking Out Over Noblebright

Last night I discovered the term “noblebright.” I’m still geeking out about it. *happy squeak* 😀 It describes so much of what I write, and the tone of almost all my favorite stories.  Finding this term is like finding a word to describe a mood I have seen and loved all my life, but not had a […]

Sunshine Blogger Challenge – 11 Questions Answered!

I was tagged for this fun challenge by Gracie Mae DeLunac!  The idea is that you answer the 11 questions the previous blogger asked, and then “tag” 11 other bloggers and write them eleven new questions to answer. I know not everyone enjoys (or likes to pass along) these challenges, so I won’t tag anybody […]

Bringing Joy to the Journey – Logo Reveal and Blog Redesign!

Hello, friends – if you’ve been at the Simmering Mind in the last few days, you may have already noticed that things look a little different around here! I haven’t blogged much lately (and missed some Simmer Starters…eek), but I’ve been hard at work.  Mostly this work has involved four small children and that thing we […]

Simmer Starters – May 27, 2016

Just a friendly reminder that #WIPjoy is coming up in less than a week!!!  Keep your eyes on my Twitter and Facebook pages for the upcoming list of daily prompts, and I might post them to the blog too. 🙂 And now, on to the Simmers! Steps to Finding Your Story’s Hook (Brianna de Silva) – Good […]