Round 2 Check-in May 26th, 2019

Online shopping…  Have you ever used it as a way to create a setting for your stories?  I admit, I wasn’t trying for story ideas, but I found myself considering plenty of new characters and story arcs based just on some chandeliers and wall sconces I found while looking for a replacement set of fixtures for our old house.

What new stories have been inspired by your regular tasks?

Let us know in the comments. Or on Facebook in the pinned thread.  Your choice as always.


Oh, and Shan…  this one made me think of you: Meyda Tiffany Pendant Light


Round 2 May 22, 2019 Check-in

Just a quick “Hey, hi!  How’s it going?”

Busy, busy busy….  still, let us know what’s happening in your world via comment, link or our FB page.  And have great week!

Round 2 Check-in May 18, 2019

Ever try camping in your own home?  That’s us at Chez Mabee today.  Lawn chairs in the livingroom, an air mattress for our bed,  and a solitary fold out table for meals…

Life in transition.

It’s no bad thing.  Stories are about those moments of change, and we, as writers, need to grasp those bits and pieces of movement and passages for our work.  Writing, like dance, is about movement.

So what steps are you taking these days?  Let us know in your check-ins, here or in our FB thread.

Movement cred. DimitrisDoukas via Pixabay

Round 2 Check-in May 15, 2019

Empty Page

Sometimes finding the right starting point can be hard. Maybe, like me, your creative energies are being divied up among a multitude of priorities.  Maybe your plate is clear, and you have great plans for the next week.

Whatever stage you are at, let us know with today’s checkin. As always, feel free to post a link or update in the comments or on our FB page.

Round 2 Check-in May 12, 2019

It’s perpetual

Very quick check-in today … Here at Chez Mabee we’ve packed and emptied out our house and piled everything on a big truck to head to NJ. I’m shot.

Have you all been getting great things done too? Let us know in the comments or on our FB page.






Round 2 Check-in 5/5/19

Star Wars fans were out yesterday cheering each other with memes and jokes of “May the 4th be with you”.

Today is Cinco de Mayo.

Tomorrow is International No Diet Day.

Seems if you take the time to look for it, there’s always something to smile about, something to look forward to and bring joy into our lives….  That can happen with your creative life too.  Give yourself something to look forward to every day, even if it’s just getting to see a gorgeous background on your computer or the feel of your favorite pen.

Celebrate! (and then tell us about it in your check-in)