Saturday, December 22, 2012

Solstices and other Holidays

Yesterday was the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. What are these people doing? What are those stone structures for?

How do the people in your world mark the passing of seasons? Do you have any winter observances?


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Emote This: Gratitude

It's been a while since I've visited Come In Character, and I sure have missed the camaraderie of the like-minded authors and characters that used to congregate here. Obviously, I hope you're all doing well, wherever you happen to be.

After all, life can be pretty unpredictable – and we've probably all experienced our fair share of ups and downs over the past six months.

In late October, for instance, my husband was hospitalized for internal bleeding, and the thought of losing him made me fret, cry, and feel extremely grateful for his presence in my life. The fact that he made it out of the hospital in relatively good condition – and was able to spend yet another Thanksgiving with me filled me with even more gratitude, which got me wondering...

Who – or what – are you most grateful for – and why?

All authors and characters are welcome to share their gratitude with us!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Getting to Know You: Your Most Prized Possession

Everyone has something they treasure, their most prized possession. What's yours?  Tell us about it.

Friday, April 20, 2012

What If... You Found Yourself on a Sinking Ship?

Last May, I posed the question, “What if... you were stranded on a remote island?” Well, after last week's well-publicized centennial of the tragic Titanic sinking, I've thought of another ocean-related scenario.

What if, like the unfortunate souls aboard the ill-fated “ship of dreams,” you suddenly found yourself on a quickly sinking vessel in the middle of the unforgiving sea? Would you resign yourself to your fate or fight to save yourself and those you love? If it's the latter, how would you accomplish this feat, given the unfortunate lessons learned from the Titanic's maiden (and final) voyage?

All authors and characters are welcome to share their thoughts!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Getting to Know You: Spring Cleaning

In the northern hemisphere, spring officially began on March 20, and given the unseasonable warmth that's happening in many places, it wouldn't surprise me to learn that most people have already begun their annual spring cleaning. Admittedly, I haven't yet gotten around to streamlining the closets, sweeping dust bunnies off the ceiling, and scouring every nook and cranny, but the seasonal shift has made me wonder about the things with which I might be ready to part.

So, how would you embrace the act of spring cleaning? What items, interests, issues, or interferences would you like to expel from your life – if only to streamline your day-to-day existence and remove any unnecessary stress?

All authors and characters are welcome to share their thoughts!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Emote This: Procrastination

It's been quiet around Come In Character for the past month or so – and I have to admit, despite my time-absorbing struggle to finish a New Orleans guidebook, I've really missed this place.

Unfortunately, though, I've found myself delaying the inevitable return to blogging, which brings me to this question...

Have you ever procrastinated before? If so, what were the circumstances, and how did it all turn out in the end?

All authors and characters are free to share their timeless sagas with us!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Goals for 2012

I can't believe it's 2012 already! Remember when the world was supposed to end in 2000? Y2K and all that. Here we are and things are still ticking along.

A new year tends to make us reflective of what we failed to accomplish last year, but resolutions seem to fall by the wayside every time. So here is a statement for you to complete, more of a goal than a resolution:

"By the end of 2012, I would like to...."