So Many Choices

day sixteen

Since my goals for both challenges (sixteen and seventeen) go hand-in-hand, I have combined them. day seventeen

I’ve contemplated on several ideas to run as a series, and then publish them in an ebook, for a long time.   Jeff Goins and his Intentional Blogging challenges have been instrumental in helping narrow down those multiple ideas to just two.  Now, I’m turning to my readers to help me decide which idea to take on.

Which series would you prefer to see?




What’s In A Blog (this one in particular)?

day two

I’m continuing to participate in Jeff Goins’ 21 days of intentional blogging and his challenge today is a doozy for me.  He wants us to identify three particular elements of our blogs:

1. Subject

2. Theme

3. Objective


I’ve been blogging for oh, seven or eight years now and I honestly haven’t given much thought to any of these elements.  Well, better late than never…let’s give this challenge a whirl shall we?


The subject matter for this blog generally bounce between genre and serial writing to poetry/motion poetry to movies and to various issues within the entertainment and writing industries.   This is probably one of the main reasons why I named this blog “A writer and her adolescent muse” since my mind moves all over the place and rarely sticks to just one main subject; or, perhaps my muse has ADHD.  Hmm…


The theme for this blog mostly centers around the contemplative/philosophical aspects of the creative life.


This is probably the easiest element for me to nail down.  I’ve always intended to use this blog  as a way to have open dialogues with other writers.  Being a writer these days tends to be a lonely venture for me so I started this blog so that I can meet and chat with others about issues and topics we are passionate about.


What about you?  Do you have any ideas about what your blog is about (in regards to subject, theme and objective)?






Intentional Blogging Challenge


I’m intentionally setting myself up to have a busy fall.  For those who do not know, my daddy passed away on September 26th after an agonizing battle with lung disease.  He was only 67 years young.  This brought on the intense reality that life is indeed too short to waste; so, I have re-dedicated myself to my faith, my family, and my passion which is writing.

To start off, I will be participating in Jeff Goins’ 21-day Blogging Challenge which begins today.   His first challenge is for us to update and improve our “about” page.  He called this page the “most over-looked real estate” of one’s blog.

Do you agree/disagree with that?

Here’s my updated “about” page (or click on the about page above).

What about you?  Are willing to take up Jeff’s challenge for your blog?