Colleen's 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 160 #SynonymsOnly

It’s Tuesday, and that means Colleen’s Tanka Challenge! Of course, just providing a couple of words would be far too simple, so we have two words, yes, but we can’t use them! Only synonyms allowed! And only syllabic poetry!


In this moment, I 
Feel a sense of peace within
Relaxing my mind
A gift from the universe
All stars and planets aligned

Ritu 2020

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 14th, 2020 – Publish

Linda is doing her #JusJoJan thing, like she does every year, and though I haven’t taken part as such, this year, because of, well, stuff, I did offer a prompt word for a day, and that day happens to be today, so I thought I should really pop a post on!

Hello again! It’s time for the 14th daily prompt for Just Jot it January 2020. Today’s prompt was generously donated to us by Ritu. Thanks, Ritu! Make sure you visit her blog to read her post and say hi. And follow her while you’re there!

Hello Ritu! Popping in to say ‘hi!’ and I might just follow you too! 🤪

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 14th, 2020, is “publish.” Use the word “publish” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Ho hum. Well, I wonder why the word publish is on my mind so much at the moment?

Could it be because in less than four weeks, I am finally going to be an official novel author?

You know this has been a LOOOOOOONG time coming if you have been with me since the beginning of this blog.

The blog is five years old, but the story that I finally managed to get ready to publish was already in its teen years at that time, and now, at the grand old age of nearly twenty, it is finally going to be out there.

It was always a dream to have a book published, though I didn’t know the ins and outs of how that would happen, until I started blogging. Encouragement from my Blogily, all my readers, pushed me to finally finish that manuscript, and to polish it to a state I never thought I could achieve.

But I did managed to sneak in a poetry book in the middle, somehow.

I found it much easier to publish that. After all, aside from spellings, and formatting, the editing wasn’t as arduous.

Well, that’s what I think, anyway. Because I believe poetry conveys the words from a poet’s heart, and no one should tamper with those.

And now, here I am, writing blog tour posts that will be published in the lead up to Pub Day (no, not a day celebrating English drinking establishments, but Publication Day!) on 9th February, 2020.

Right, off I go to write more words!

But if you are interested, here’s the info about my book baby, and a preorder link!

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #288 Smoulder&Subdued

It’s that time of the week Peeps, and this time, Ronovan has given us the following words:

Smoulder & Subdued

Eyes lowered, subdued
Inside, a flame smouldering
When will you take me?

Ritu 2020
Submission, Beauty, Gor, Second Life
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Chai And A Chat #66 #ChaiAndAChat

Happy Monday to you all! I hope your week was as good as mine!

  • If we were sipping chai together I’d sit back, relax, and tell you that the first week back to school was actually pretty good! The new girl is still growling, but peppering the growls with smiles, though she did kick out at a member of staff, which wasn’t so good… Still, baby steps. She’s going to be doing half days for a short while, and hopefully, once a bit more confident, she’ll be with us for the full day. Honestly, she’s like a frightened animal.
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d say that book-wise, things are going well too, I have finally got all the niggly changes made, and everything is all set for Pub Day on the 9th February. Still working on the actual blog tour posts, though! One highlight was taking delivery of my new book marks.
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d have to mention another awesome thing that happened. someone I don’t even know, someone who looked at my cover and blurb, shared it in a Romance group on Facebook! And I didn’t even have to ask! I was speechless. That means there are people out there who will read my book, even though they don’t know me!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that we took a lovely stroll along the prom on the weekend. It was beautifully sunny, but chilly, with a bit of a wind whipping up around us, but still… fresh air! Got Lil Princess out of the house willingly. That was worth it, itself!
  • If we were sipping chai together I’d mention that two evenings a week are now keeping me busy, with the taxiing to tutoring on a Tuesday, and now a Thursday for Lil Man and his Winter Indoor Cricket nets, along with getting them both to Badminton on a Saturday morning. I’m glad though, that is a good few hours that they aren’t glued to screens!
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d say that we have Lil Princess’s first ever parents evening for secondary school on Wednesday. Somehow, her one doesn’t fill me with the dread of Lil Man’s! (wonder why?)
  • If we were sipping that chai together, and possibly reaching for cake or cookies I’d tell you that I really need to finish writing the blog tour posts!!!

Right, that’s me done Peeps! Let me how your week has been!

Tweaks And Things – You Can Always Make It Better

Yes, it’s time for a little update on my other website. If you want to see what’s been going on in bookland, click below!

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