An old post recently drew my attention. It was posted way back in 2013 after I started the blog in the fall of 2012. It was titled Face the Fear with Your Confident Face in Place. Back then, I was terrified of putting my writing out into the blogosphere just as I shied away from… Continue reading Words and Broken Bits
Category: All the Little Things
The daily life things that inspire Jennifer M Zeiger to write.
All It Takes
I never know what might spark a story idea. I posted this drawing by Megan with Little Druid Stories this last week because it caught my eye at SwanCon. That probably was because I've already found myself fascinated by the fungus and toadstools that grow in my backyard. Growing up in Colorado, we'd see mushrooms… Continue reading All It Takes
Epiphany Moments Hit at Odd Times
I lay down for a brief nap in the afternoon, hoping it'll refresh me enough to keep powering through editing. But as I lay there, breathing deeply and telling my muscles to relax, an idea starts rolling through my thoughts. It's persistent and intriguing. "You're a steel dragon with marble eyes, strong claws, and long-plated… Continue reading Epiphany Moments Hit at Odd Times
Sometimes the Brain Helps
My arms rhythmically move, pulling me through the water in a steady, smooth glide. In the back of my head, I'm counting, "One, two, breathe. One, two, breathe." But at the forefront of my mind, I'm a steel dragon covered in soot and rust and hiding beneath a dumpster while three street boys search for… Continue reading Sometimes the Brain Helps
The Sidekick Strikes Again!
It was December of 2012 and I wasn't even into my first month of blogging when I posted about my cat eating my book outline. (Yarn, Sticky Notes, and a Cat). You see, I'd tried to outline my 100K word novel across the wall by using yarn and sticky notes. After putting hours into the… Continue reading The Sidekick Strikes Again!
Peace in the Process
For as long as I can remember, my dad's always had some sort of woodshop. When my sisters and I were young, he'd make us wooden puzzles like the one with the horseshoes connected by chain links and you have to figure out how to get the metal ring off the shoes. (Perhaps this explains… Continue reading Peace in the Process
Quaking Soul Review from The Lily Cafe
I tried to reblog this yesterday but it somehow never showed up... not sure what I did wrong, but the following review made my day. Follow the link to read Kat's review of Quaking Soul at her blog The Lily Cafe. I can’t say how encouraging it is for me as I work on the… Continue reading Quaking Soul Review from The Lily Cafe
It’s Like a Muscle
Logically I know that if I work out regularly, my muscles will grow stronger. If I practice piano regularly, I’ll slowly improve my sight-reading, my playing, and even the muscle memory in my hands. If I write regularly then… I’m amazed that we treat our brains differently than we do the rest of our bodies.… Continue reading It’s Like a Muscle