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A Warrior’s Magic Reworking Blurb

“Your skin looks beautiful again.” Jameson wore his robes. Emelia assumed he was blushing, but his hood was covering his face. She could see his undershirt hanging out of the side of her knapsack on his back.

She smiled. “It feels much better. Thank you, Jameson.”

“May I question why you’re running from the Palace, Emelia?” He adjusted the hood, his hands rough looking and cracked.

Emelia gave in and told him. It’s not like he could go anywhere, he’s sworn his life to her.

“But, you would make a fine queen.”

“Flattery will not buy you your freedom, Jameson.” She shoved him with side the hood, thus causing it to start to drift back off his face.

Emelia looked back at him as she walked. He had already repositioned it over his forehead, leaving half his face in darkness. “Chides will not make it less true.”

She looked forward once more. “That might be so. But what kind of a princess am I that I haven’t seen the world outside my father’s gates?” Her eyes absorbed the world around her.

Jameson remained silent.

She laughed. “See, even you see that it’s odd.

[He mumbled an incantation, a red glow surfaced out of the dirt path leading ahead of them. He looked at her. “Hungry?”]

He mumbled an incantation, a red glow surfaced out of the path ahead of them. He looked at her as rooted vegetables sprang out of the ground and into the small pack at his hip. “Hungry?”

Emelia smiled.

This is part of the cluster f*** of stories and plot bunnies that I had seven to eight years ago. They are creeping up on me again, and thus why I am again at this blog.

Tell me what you think.

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Blog Book Adventure [Post #3]: Planning… Planning… And (YUP!) more planning!

I’m looking forward to crawling onto the floor infront of this very desk that I type on and start piecing out a very rough net outline for unintentionally on purpose. I have a pretty good idea already of where I want the story to end up, but only a vague premise as to how and where it’ll start.

I have my protagonist: a thirteen-fourteen year old geeky boy who is semi-athletic and very personable to the people he knows well. His name is Griffin Goode and …

… he’s about to be solicited by an organization to participate in a project that has been ongoing to cover up a technology department mishap that was either allowed to happen, or accidentally overlooked.

That’s the premise.

Let me know what you think below!

[Just know that your comments are only that. They will not change or influence or alter my story. Thanks for visiting!]

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Food-Related Healthy Habit Carry-Over…

This small chunk notion works with food-related bad habit breaking too. Replace it with the good choice, the gift of life energy, when you choose healthy food over unhealthy food.

What will you choose to do for your health today?

Don’t worry, don’t sweat, the small decisions regardless of what you decide. In the big scheme of things it’s only one choice out of millions of little choices you make daily towards a healthy lifestyle or away from it. It’s just one scoop of sand each time. Don’t sweat it, just know that if you choose to eat that cookie you will have a sugar rush, a crash, cravings, and feel starving because there’s nothing healthy there.

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Non-Food-Related Healthy Habits…

Make a non-food-related healthy goal for yourself as well.

Regardless of if it’s food health or mind health or emotional health or spiritual health related, it helps to set goals and deadlines for yourself as a benchmark to determine how much you can do easily on your own or if you need assistance or outside-of-self help. If you are steadily approaching your goal and have no motivation towards it what so ever, maybe your goal is too unrealistic.

Start with a goal that’s a bite size chunk, then snowball it out. It’s always easier to add more once you’ve started on a task than it does to catch up once you’re already procrastinating a long while. That’s right, the hardest part is getting started.

So, get up and just do it.

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Implementing Good Habits

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If you knew that natural/organic foods are more than just good for you on a physical wellbeing level, that they were good for you on mental/emotional/spiritual levels as well, would it change the way you approached food at meal times and in grocery stores and at restaurants?

Not even a month has gone by now since I made the conscious decision to eat healthier daily. It’s really “easier done than said.” All it is is making continuous healthy choices day by day. Scooping one spoonful of habit-sand into the Healthy Lifestyle bucket from the Unhealthy Lifestyle bucket that’s been weighing me down for the last 12 years or so of my life.

Everyone knows that eating healthy is what you are suppose to do. And they don’t do it because it’s not worth standing out, or making a fuss, or something just as silly. But the mental benefits alone of eating right is phenomenal. Nearly right away, your mind is clearer and you’re more awake in the morning time WITHOUT coffee. (Mind you, it takes a few days, maybe weeks for your body to rid itself of all the chemicals from processed foods.)

What good habits do you want to implement in your life?

Which bad, negative ones do you want them to replace?

Anything. Five minutes of power writing in your journal, your blog, your current fiction novel project/baby/thing. Five poems. Five Outlines. Five scenes. Five minutes of exercise every morning: yoga, stretching, simple hand weight lifting exercises, home exercise tape, etc…

Just do it. Be about it. Less talk, more action. Do!

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