Writing Challenge for SYTYCW- Opening Line #amwriting #WriterWednesday #romance


Where it all began with Michael J.


I was introduced to this challenge for SYTYCW(So You Think You Can Write) @Harlequin this Sunday passed by the beautifully spirited writer friend named Marquessa. You can find her awesome blog at Simply Marquessa where you will find wonderful posts and sexy stories. She had me on fire with this post and the previous ones, so afterwards, go visit hers, you won’t be disappointed.

Here’s the prompt: Your hero and heroine have just met. Give us your hero’s most impactful/ funny/ sexy/ intriguing/ eye-catching opening line!


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Michael isn’t the type to wait, but for Cynthia, she’s worth it. From her raven-black hair to her French manicured toes, Michael will wait for a lifetime for her. Sitting at an oak table by a window near the back of the coffee shop he frequented since his college days, he waited patiently still for Cynthia. Their online interaction which led to nightly phone calls has always left them desiring more.

Sitting tall with a 6’6 muscular frame of Iroquois and Greek mixed, his handsome, chiseled face transforms to wistfulness. Where is she? He wonders. His chestnut eyes began to search frantically around until-

Cynthia is like a breath of fresh air as she sashay his way. The scantily red baby doll dress with stilettos was sending burning longing Michael’s way.

Her witchy green eyes glared at him. He smirks. “So you decided to meet here? You naughty boy,” her husky voice teased.

“Yet, here we meet again after all this time.” Michael gruffly replied back, his eyes bore into hers with hunger.

Read the rest of the series by clicking on the stories below. Let me know what you think. I will also be taking a break from the Michael J series for this character is complex, daring, and… and I felt like I wasn’t doing him much justice. I may resume this series at a later date.

Thanks for reading!

The Eccentric Soul Of Michael J

Not A Good Time Today- Michael J 

Tell Me What You Want 

Why I Love Writing- #writerslife

Reposting. Re- edited.

For my Writing Inspiration post assignment, here’s why I write.

I write because there is power and strength in words. Writing has helped me through a lot of obstacles throughout my life. It’s a cleansing. No matter what is going on in my life, I write. The abuse, trauma, abandonment, or happiness, etc., I write.

Getting the crowd of words out of my head and down on paper helps clears whatever mixed emotion I’m feeling.

Writing has done, and still have wonders on the soul and I can’t live my life without it.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

— Maya Angelou

Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”
—Enid Bagnold


If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.

— Stephen King

Writing Challenge (Day 29) Night Of My 21st Birthday…hmm

I can’t believe it’s been nearly a month of doing this challenge. What a challenge it has been with one more day to go!

For my 21st birthday, I haven’t done much. I had just moved in with my mom, yeah I did, and was at a low in my life. Yet, I was finally of legal age and that night I’ve drunk my first alcohol beverage, which was vodka. Don’t remembered what brand it was, but I was in my zone. I don’t drink, which is barely, to get drunk. I was home after going out for dinner at my favorite restaurant with family, and played music loudly while dancing all over the place.

What a difference a decade has been. Times when I would pick up a glass of wine, I ended up having the entire bottle. I was never the wild type. Yet, I made stupid decisions.

I have matured a lot. I don’t want to go back to that time. It was also the house the first series of hauntings began.

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Writing Challenge (Day 16) My Day

I’ve never thought about sharing what I do in my entire day. It’s rather boring, in need of a change but no need to skip this challenge.

For a bullet list of what I do in a given day, per this continuation writing challenge, here goes:

  • Wake up my daughter to get her on the bus and out of my hair
  • Check emails, read blogs, write and edit
  • Takes shower, personal needs, eat breakfast
  • Do work around the house
  • Work, work, work
  • Make dinner
  • Get daughter from school
  • Help her with homework
  • Bath time
  • Mommy and daughter time
  • Put daughter to bed
  • Me time which consists of more writing, watching television, meditation
  • Prepare myself for bed

And the next day I will do it all over again. My days are different on the weekends. More boring stuff, except when I’m reading blogs and writing. I don’t do much. I don’t go out clubbing, and I hate my life. So there you have it, my bullet day. I sincerely apologize for boring you all. 🙂

Writing Challenge (Day 15) Pet Peeves

The thing I can safely say about pet peeves is that everyone has them. Some more extreme and absurd than  another.

In response of today’s writing challenge I am to tell about three of my pet peeves. Bare with me while I lay out only three of my biggest pet peeves I can safely say on here. Here goes:

  1. Being mean for no apparent reason. I really don’t understand how a person can go out of their way just to belittle another human being. And not only that, but just for the heck of it. What gives them the right to exude mean just because they think they can? I don’t like those type of people and will stay clear of them. We all have enough going on in our lives, and even in the world to sprinkle hatred on someone’s day. They are a bully. Show and make love not hate.  
  2. Procrastination. One of my biggest one which in fact should had been first. But, I’m not going in order. I always have the tendency to start something, say I’m going to finish, and 75% of the time doesn’t finish. I’m seriously working on these issues especially if I’m adamant about my budding career.
  3. Immaturity.  This has been an issue of mines for as long as I can remember. I used to abhor people who refused to mature even at an age when maturity is a must. Although I’m still young, there is no excuse to act immature when it comes to certain aspects in my life. I see my peers behaving in a way that a twelve-year-old would behave and it would grind my nerves.  

These are three of my biggest, serious pet peeves. I did mentioned before I am weird right?