Five Things Friday: CENTRAL

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

Now that all I can for NOLA is wait for feedback, and given that it’s November, my project of the month is jump starting CENTRAL a la NaNoWriMo. Here it is day three and I’ve only 32 words written, but I think they’re pretty good words.

CENTRAL will be the second in my City Series. You know the drill. It’s really not a series because the characters and storyline are completely different. But using the location as a character is what remains the same. So, I’m affectionately calling it a series, and creating a … read the rest. . .

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2017 Prep: My Happy Planner


Hey. How’s it going? Mind if I take a sip of chicory? Thanks. Mm. Good stuff.

So. You’re prob’ly wondering why I haven’t posted much lately. Or you don’t care. In either event, I have a plan to change both. I have a plan, and I have a planner.


It’s no secret I can get a little, well, shall we say, frazzled? [Note to Self: Stop saying fun words five times fast. Just get on with it.]

The more I put on my plate, the more plates I need, and the more I put on them . . … read the rest. . .

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This week I received a wonderful comment on a Five Things Friday post from last summer. It was about poetry, but when I reread the post today, I remembered it was also about the Writer’s Club I belong to. Having someone recognize a post I wrote so long ago makes me feel better about writing and blogging and, honestly, just sharing life in general.

Taryn’s comment also inspired me to reinstate the Five Things Friday blog posts. And what theme could be better to re-kick it into gear than, well, better? My favorite word of this year, and … read the rest. . .

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Join the Parade

It’s ten days til Thanksgiving.
Ten days til we wake up early and head to the kitchen for a marathon cooking day.
Ten days til we stuff ourselves like no tomorrow, pack up some leftovers and sleep it off in the recliner.

And somewhere in the midst of all that, we’ll turn on the TV for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

For the past few years, the parade has been less and less of the quality and holiday that it used to be. Who can forget three years ago when the abundance of music was loud rock and rap? Or … read the rest. . .

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Author’s Notes: When I Get To New York

[For the original article, click here.]

I’ve never been to New York, but someday I’ll get there.

It’s been a dream of mine; growing stronger every day.
Especially whenever I watch the holiday programming.

A few months ago, I decided to voice that longing in detail.
And give myself a little inspirational kick.

The economy being what it is, I may not vacation to NYC anytime soon…

but at least I can dream.

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