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Writing Is My Drug of Choice


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When I was in high school, or a little bit younger than that, I used to write stories. I used to dream of being a TV reporter, reporting news or writing some famous novel. I never took it seriously, but I knew that I was good in English, the same way other people were good in Math.

I loved to read. I would enter reading contests; who could read the most books over the summer. I entered spelling bees. I was good with words. The other thing I could do was sing and dance.

I had an eye for music. I was in choir, I played the clarinet for six years, I was in marching band, cheerleading captain, school musicals. You name it. I did it. I had promise.

What happened? I’ll tell you what, life happened. Gone were my dreams of becoming a doctor. Enter motherhood, heartache, job searching, soul searching, more motherhood…….wasting away……more motherhood and now here I am. Thirty-nine years old, sick, tired and struggling.

Writing is slowly becoming my open window. My chance to escape from reality, from financial problems, health problems, family problems. It is my new drug. I’m addicted to it already. No hangovers, no throwing up the next day. No headache, no side effects.

I like this drug. I don’t have to discuss it with a doctor. There is no contra-indications with my other medications. I think I’ll stick with it. Today I entered a writing contest on I figured why not? I’ve been at this a couple of months now. I have almost 200 followers on there. If I lose so what?

Let me tell you that I had the most exquisite time writing that story. If you get a chance check it out. It is my first-ever published short story. I left it with a cliffhanger at the end. Not sure if I will write sequels to it or not. I’ll see how people like it. Let me know what you think:

Travels of the Spirit Warrior: Kachina

Writer’s Cramp

A depressed Tom on the railroad tracks awaitin...

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A depressed day

Never thought I’d be saying I had this. God knows there’s probably a million things to write about. How my kids drive me crazy. How my fiancée drives me crazy. How I’m tired of being in pain. How my back hurts and my hands hurt.

Trying to keep my website afloat. Write for this blog, post on another. No one told me how hard this would be. Only three followers? Really? Am I that much of a horrible writer or is it my content? Am I not promoting myself enough among the MILLIONS of other blogs out there in cyberspace?

I tried to share a personal story with the world about my son Lakota  and I barely had 200 people read it. I swear I think I’m bipolar because my mind is constantly racing about what to write next, should I have written something different, why can’t I get noticed? Watch out depression, I am slowly crawling back to you.

I can’t do that. I can’t let it steal me away again. I love to write, so I will write. No matter who reads it. Maybe I’ll be like most famous people and only get noticed after I’m dead and gone. Fifty years from now, people will say, “Wow, she was a great writer, too bad she’s gone.” I will turn over in my grave and say, “Finally!” Too late for a party then, I suppose.

Oh well, I guess I just have to keep trying at it. I’ll get an inspiration soon. I’ll write about it and people will be in masses to read it. For now, I guess I’ll just settle on my current following. Because these are the people who will grow with me and I with them. When I become a famous, accomplished writer, I will say” thanks to these people”, I am able to share my success! We will sing and dance and brainstorm together. We will write together and our writings will be studied by our grandchildren’s children. Because the written word is better than the spoken word.

I want to share some articles with you. It’s time to take a break and watch some move clips: Dancing! The best dance scenes I could find in movies. I had to make it a series because there’s so many good ones. Let me know what you think. I really do enjoy (need) your comments. They motivate me and inspire me to….write.

Best Dance Scenes from movies – Pt. 1

Best Dance Scenes from movies – Pt. 2

I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed putting them together.

Thanks for reading and following…God Bless!



Why Aren’t You Making Money? Write, Already!


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If you are blogging, participating in a forum or discussion, are a parent with experience raising kids, are the person everyone goes to in your family to cook or are the computer guru of the family….why aren’t you making any money doing what you ALREADY DO?

Can you write? Do you write poems, recipes, short stories, do historical research, comedy, parenting tips? Then you can make money. Yes, you can. Will you become a millionaire tomorrow? Not likely, but you CAN get SUPPLEMENTAL INCOME to help you on those months you are short.

Have you bought the new iPhone or Kindle? Don’t see any reviews about your favorite restaurant? You can WRITE about it!

I’m disabled and can no longer work, but I can write about things that interest me, interest you, make you smile, make you angry, make you cry. No I don’t have a degree in journalism. But I do have life experiences…and so do you. Why not try your hand at writing?

Check out places like eLance, Blogger, WordPress, HubPages, Freelancer, Constant Content, Squidoo and many others. You can do a search for freelance writing and do your thing!

There are soooo many places you can go and start writing TODAY for FREE and start getting the help you need. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the US, UK, Asia, Africa you can do this!

Don’t think you write well? There are many tutorials and aids to help you, plus whatever writing community you join will show you feedback from your readers when you leave comments. Get yourself noticed by adding yourself to Twitter and Facebook as well as Linked in and the many other social networks that are out there. Come out of your dark place and go into the sun. Get what you deserve!

I can’t wait to read what you wrote…so be sure and drop me a line when you do, so I can support you! Support me by telling them Stayingalivemoma sent you! If you like what you read here and found it useful then please, Like me on Facebook and tweet me on Twitter! You can also stop by my website for more ways to make money online at


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