Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

In Love with Terry Fator

Oh. My. Goodness. Did I have fun in Vegas? Yes. Did I win? No. (You have to play to win, I believe!) Did I fall in love? Oh, yes. I fell completely in love with Terry Fator. As in, Simon-Cowell-listening-to-Susan-Boyle … Continue reading

What Happens in Las Vegas…

When I was a little girl, whenever anyone mentioned the words “Las Vegas” around my grandma, she would practically spit out the words, “Trashy town! Trashy people!” I asked her when she had been to Vegas. She acted like I … Continue reading

Idea Factory Time Again

I read a book on creativity a while back, a borrowed one, unfortunately, or I would be able to remember who said that an artist/writer needed to “go for a long walk, and every day, and alone.” For me, that’s … Continue reading

My Favorite Lines… This Week!

Happy Monday! You know there’s nothing like a really long really meandering sermon to get the creative neurons firing! I had an idea yesterday — yes, during the sermon –for another PB. I wrote the first draft this morning. I … Continue reading

Stuttering to Myself

What a marvelous, strange day! I had the great opportunity to hear Jeannette Walls, the author of The Glass Castle (now moved to number one on my nightstand list, right after I finish Elizabeth Bunce’s A Curse Dark As Gold) … Continue reading

Ups and Downs

First off, let’s get this straight: I love writing. I am happier now than I have ever been in my life (well, maybe except for that first year or two of teaching music at Memorial Primary in New Braunfels. I … Continue reading

My Daily Walk to the Idea Factory

Argh! I have so many ideas I can’t get them all into document format fast enough. For some reason, the picture books (PBs) have taken over my brain. I finished a church-themed one — don’t judge until you see it! … Continue reading

The Latest in Nikki News

Hi again! Last weekend, I participated in a workshop. No, not for writing… for Zumba. I am now a fully trained, certified Zumba instructor. Don’t laugh. I could be teaching your next gym class, and if you giggle at me … Continue reading

A Few Important Nikki Facts…

Hi, folks! I assume at this point in my blogging life that almost all of my readers are family members or close friends, but on the off chance that someone out there in the wider world is curious about me, … Continue reading