Another Year Older: simpleek Turns Eight!

November is a month that often creeps up on you. One minute you’re clearing out remnants of candy wrappers leftover from Halloween and suddenly you’re beginning preparations for a turkey meal to feed a family of four or seven for Thanksgiving. Aside from eating a generous amount of mashed potatoes and slices of pumpkin pie, November holds more significance for me that goes way beyond Thanksgiving—it’s the month the simpleek blog was born!

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The Writer’s Process: Maybe This Doesn’t Suck After All?

Writing is hard. There are moments when you get sudden sparks of inspiration only for it to fizzle just as quickly. I’ve been slowly undergoing a rediscovery for my writing and feeding my creativity by doing things that will help me create the worlds and characters I’m currently writing about for my long-time, in-the-works fantasy novel. Because the urge to tap back into this side of writing has been strong for me lately, it was a good time as any to go back and read what I did write so far before taking a hiatus (2017 to be exact). What I discovered was maybe what I was writing wasn’t all that bad as I thought it was.

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Wanted: Passion Seeks Motivation

What is passion? The dictionary has multiple meanings behind the word, but when it comes to expressing a love for film, music, art, books, video games, sports, and other areas of interest and pursuits, the applicable definition here is “an object of desire or deep interest,” according to Merriam-Webster. When we tell someone what we’re passionate about, there’s almost an all consuming fire that goes along with it. The flames are fanned and continues to burn brighter and faster until there’s nothing but you and your intense devotion to the thing you adore.

I’ve been passionate about writing ever since I discovered my propensity for the written word and storytelling when I was a pre-teen getting ready to enter high school. Stories and potential characters dance around in my head, begging to come alive on the page. But even though there is a boundless and unyielding passion to write, the biggest problem is tying down passion’s other partner—motivation.

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Sail Away: Vacation and Hiatus

One of the advantages of being a working adult is having the ability to earn and save enough money to go on vacation. I’m never one to pass up the opportunity to take the vacation days I have and go someplace new and exciting. Whether it’s in the country or outside of it, I’m always anticipating what kind of new memories and stories my next travel destination will give me.

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New Post At United We Game: Gimme More – The Urge To Collect More Games

Check out my brand new post at United We Game, where I discuss the gamers’ urge to collect more and more games. I explore the reasons behind this and how it’s partially responsible for the bane of every gamer’s existence––the backlog.

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New Post At United We Game – Some Games Are Better On Co-op

This week United We Game has a collective community post theme going on right now, where all participating writers for UWG discuss their thoughts or experiences with co-op play. I have decided to participate in the community post discussion, and you can read it right now on UWG. Be sure to check out all the other community posts currently published.

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Long Weekends and First Post At United We Game

For those of us who live in the USA, we have been enjoying a three day weekend because of Memorial Day. While this weekend is considered the kick off to the summer season and a chance to hit the beaches and to have barbeques, it’s obviously a day to remember those who have fought and died for our country.

Mondays are my usual days for updates on this blog, but just for this week I will be on a mini-hiatus. As much as I wanted to have something ready for today, my weekend has been a bit busy. I spent part of my weekend fighting off a minor cold, and I managed to nip that in the bud before it got worse. Then, I also attended a special event for my best friend’s daughter. Overall, it became impossible to sit down and concentrate on one post for this week. Sometimes it’s just good to take a little break from writing to relax and recharge.

Don’t fret though. If you missed it over the weekend, my very first post over at United We Game is now up. It’s more of an introductory post about my relationship to games and why I have seen myself as the intermediate gamer. Give it a read if you haven’t already. Don’t forget to also look for my usual posts at Geek Force Network tomorrow. I hope those posts will keep all my lovely readers satisfied until I come back with a brand new post next Monday. Until then!

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Gamers Unite! – Find simpleek On United We Game

It looks like yours truly is all over the blogosphere lately. First Geek Force Network and now some place called United We Game? You guys must be tired to see my name around. Actually, I sincerely hope that isn’t the case. As you have guessed from the title of this update post, it is in fact true. I am spreading my reach beyond my little ‘ol blog and going places I have never dreamed of going to before. You folks know about Geek Force Network if you read my last post announcement, and now you must be wondering what is this new site simpleek is a part of? Wonder no more!

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