Tag: bloganuary

  • I See the Stars, I Hear the Mighty Thunder

    I don’t see the stars. Hyacinth and me hadn’t thought about me posting on this site, but when this topic came up, I told her I wanted to write this post, and not use a discussion format. Thankfully, WordPress allows multiple authors on every site, so it’s easy. While I don’t see the stars, I […]

  • A Tree to Describe Me

    “Mateo.” “Hi. It’s Hyacinth Grey.” “Oh, hi. I didn’t expect to hear from you again so soon.” “I need your help.” “Is it about a case?” I’m at my desk, with a mug of Earl Grey that I’ve been neglecting for the last hour. It’s cold, but I won’t go refresh it until after this […]

  • Changing the World – Haiku

    I keep on writing, Revising, then publishing, Stories change the world.

  • The Sound of Silence

    In spite of the title of this post, I’m not listening to the Simon and Garfunkle song, but to nothing. Michael loves classical music and instrumentals, but I don’t know exactly what he has on right now. As for me, I like older popular music from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Go ahead; call me an […]

  • Team Spirit – My Drafty Little Room

    When I need solitude, I go to my writing room, which is fairly little and a bit drafty. A couple of years ago, I was inspired by writing community team spirit. We’re all working on books and most of the time, we’re pretty nice to each other. We all tend to learn from each other […]

  • A Favorite Part of Myself – Haiku

    What I love about, Myself is my unending, Need to read and write.

  • What Makes Me Feel Strong

    Lifting weights. Mwahahaha. Being able to write fiction. My imagination is strong. It can create worlds. Universes. People. All kinds of creatures. I can do anything I want with my imagination. I beliive that imagination is God within all of us. In other words, to love God and to love ourselves is inseparable. And by […]

  • Forgetting My Mask

    The writing prompt for today is a dream I remember. I have a recurring dream about forgetting my mask. I’ll be out some place, and suddenly realize I’m not wearing a mask. It’s not the scariest dream I’ve ever had, but it’s my least favorite because I keep having it and I’m very careful never […]

  • An Interview with Detective Maria Mateo and a New Lower Price for Wounded Bride

    An Interview with Detective Maria Mateo and a New Lower Price for Wounded Bride

    My first novel, Wounded Bride, was published two years ago today! “Mateo.” A shudder ripples through me. It’s strange to be talking to the fictional detective that I’ve created. “Hi, um, it’s Hyacinth Grey.” There’s a pause. Is she going to hang up on me or will she meet me for an interview? “You’re Hyacinth […]

  • Favorite Quote

    Favorite Quote

    The short answer is: I don’t have one. I do like some quotes, but I don’t use a lot of them in my daily life. Therefore, I’m going to share one I used in a piece of free fiction. “Die Religion ist … das Opium des Volkes.” – Karl Marx Translated from the original German, […]

  • To the Year

    This one was kind of hard for Michael and me to agree on, but we did in the end. “So,” I asked, “if you could time travel to any year, which one would it be?” “I’d like to meet the Romans,” he said. “I’d also like to meet Jesus Christ, so I’d like to go […]

  • Michael on the Beach

    This post will be disappointing to many as there is no actual picture included. I write under a pseudonym and prefer not to share personal photos. My favorite picture that I’ve taken is of Michael. He’s standing on the beach with the ocean behind him and mountains in the background. He’s wearing a blue T-shirt […]

  • Love – Haiku

    Where can we find it? Who knows how to keep it fresh? And just what it is?

  • My Own Book

    My own book is next on my reading list. I’m not vain, or at least I hope I’m not. The reason I’m reading my own book is because I need to revise it. It’s been a work in progress for a couple years, and I plan to get it published some time in 2022 or […]

  • Teleportation

    The bloganuary prompt for today is a superpower I’d like to have. I think it’d be pretty cool to be able to teleport myself anywhere in the galaxy. All I’d need is clothes or equipment for the destination and I could hop over to Mars, check out Antarctica here on Earth, or go visit a […]

  • Passionate about Braille

    The question for bloganuary today was about what cause I’m passionate about. I asked Michael this, and he said, “Braille literacy.” “Can you expand on that?” I asked. “Sure. Many blind people grow up not learning braille. They listen to everything. Please don’t misunderstand me. There’s nothing wrong with audio. The problem I have is […]

  • Not One

    I don’t think there is any one lesson that everybody should learn. I think life is different for each of us, and what we need to learn from it depends on who we are and how we want to live our lives. This might be unsatisfying, but if you look at it another way, you’ll […]

  • Challenge – Haiku

    Publishing a book, Is a challenge I have faced, Wounded Bride proves it.

  • A Great Day

    6:00 a.m. – Wake up. 6:15 a.m. – Start breakfast. 6:30 a.m. – Eat breakfast. 6:45 a.m. – Shower. 7:00 a.m. – Start writing. 9:30 a.m. – Say good morning to Michael while he drinks coffee and I drink tea. 10:00 a.m. – Write. 11:45 a.m. – Have lunch with Michael. 12:30 p.m. – Work […]

  • Emojis

    🥳 I asked Michael about his favorite emoji description on the iPhone, and he picked that one. Emojis haven’t always been graphical. Both of us remember the good old days of the : ) (written separately to make sure it won’t get turned into an emoji). It may be on its side, but you don’t […]

  • Living in Bold

    Living boldly. What does that mean to me? What a writing prompt! To underline (haha) how difficult this question is, all I need to do is point to the fear of being just another grain of sand on the beach. I mean, how many people would say that living boldly means doing the things you […]

  • Grateful

    I asked Michael, and he suggested we each pick two things we were grateful for and then that would leave us one thing to share. “Good idea,” I said. “So, what about you? What are you thankful for today?” “Well,” he said, “you remember a couple days ago I said I wish everything wasn’t so […]

  • Questions Are Good, Assumptions Are Bad

    It’s often said: “To assume makes an ass of u and me.” And it’s true. I would say that most assumptions are false, and many leave people feeling crammed into a box in somebody else’s cluttered mind. Michael and I talked about this, and I asked him if there was one assumption people made about […]

  • My Writing

    The question today is what I like most about my writing. I like that I don’t use a lot of overly long, complicated, “boring” sentences. I try to write how my characters would think or talk, not in a particularly literary-conscious style. I’m not concerned with how I sound, but with how my characters come […]

  • January 7 – Haiku

    The writing prompt was: What makes you laugh? Things that make me laugh, Change like seasons, shift like moods, So I’ll never know.

  • You, Stephen King, and J. K. Rowling

    They’ve both written epic fantasy series and they both inspire me. I’m not sure if I want to write a fantasy series, but I admire anybody who can write that many books and keep characters going, not to mention keeping track of everybody and what happened in previous books. My first novel, Wounded Bride, is […]

  • Magic – Haiku

    How to do magic, And be able to end the, Global pandemic.

  • Our Favorite Toy and Happy World Braille Day 2022!

    Before we answer the question, Michael and I would like to shjare something. We liked discussing the writing prompt about road trips, and when I read the favorite toy question, my mind drew a blank. Michael’s didn’t. “Didn’t you play with Lego?” he exclaimed. “Of course,” I said. “It was my favorite, and frankly, I […]

  • Leaving my Comfort Zone

    That’s an easy one. In January 2020, I published my first book, a thriller and hard-boiled detective novel, Wounded Bride. In doing so, I put myself out there. This website also does that, but publishing my first book wasn’t accomplished alone. I wrote it in 2017 and sat on it for almost a year before […]

  • All the Trees

    What road trip would I love to take? That was the writing prompt I received for today’s post, and at first, the question terrified me slightly. You might be wondering why, or maybe you’re guessing that I’m afraid of riding in a car, scared of the unknown, or have been every place and don’t need […]

  • January 1 – A Letter to my Teenage Self

    Dear Teenage Hyacinth, As a writing prompt for bloganuary, WordPress asked me what advice I’d give you. If I could go back in time and meet you, we could go to a Starbucks and I’d buy a decaf coffee. I know, I know, you’d be mad at me for not buying you “the real thing,” […]