Strut

Pressed for time today… In 1981 I was eight years old and in love with music. I had a fond liking for Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and while I didn’t get the gist of this song when I was a wee lass, I did love it for the hooks, guitar, and his amazing voice. The song was written about Jane Fonda… not so much the way she walked, but more for her confidence while speaking her mind.

I don’t strut anymore. I’m not sure if it is because I am older and mostly settled in my life or maybe somewhere along the way I lost any thread of self-confidence I ever had. I suppose some deep reflecting is in order this weekend.

Happy Friday my friends! Take it easy and be good to yourself. ❤

 

 

via Daily Prompt: Strut

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/strut/

Gingerly We Tread

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Thoughts become feelings

Through the trauma and the pain

Gingerly we tread

 


 

 

 

Gingerly

Image: pixabay – alwhitbeck

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/gingerly/

Dancing Makes Everything Better

 

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Image: Pixabay – Geralt

Despite my heavy love for rock and metal, I am an excellent dancer. I was born in 1973, so my ears were blessed with everything from the Bee Gees to The Cars to Dokken to Slayer.

 

And I can dance to all of it. Because dancing makes everything better. If you’re in a bad mood or feeling down, I challenge you to put on any song you like and dance to it. How could you be bummed out and dance at the same time?

You can’t! There is no way someone could be sad or mad or upset or depressed while dancing. It goes against the theory of dancing relativity. Okay, so that theory doesn’t exist, but if it did, my statement would be the basis.

You cannot be sad while dancing.

The first time I danced to anything was in my crib as a baby when I wouldn’t stop crying. My grandmother told me I was wailing and wailing and she had two choices: smother me or soothe me. She took the little Fisher Price music box on the dresser, wound it up and threw it in my crib.

I stopped crying and started kicking my feet and smiling.

So I guess the first time I danced was before I could walk. And I still love it. Every day on my way back and forth to work I have the radio turned up loud and sing and dance in my seat to get through my grueling one hour commute (two hour round trip).

Even when I used to drink and go to bars, I always made sure I was at a bar that had a working jukebox or a live band because the music made it better.

Music is life. Dancing is a close second.

I’m still writing the NaNoWriMo 2017 novel.

Keep on keepin’ on friends! What are you working on this month?

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/dancing/

First Week Down

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NaNoWriMo 2017 is in full swing. I am plugging way fairly well as I have written every day for seven days and have written over 23,000 words to date. That is a little over 3,000 words a day.

I do it this way every time and here is why. Something could possibly come up that will stray me from my word count path. So I over prepare just in case.

My current work is called ‘Rock Bottom in Seventeen Months’ and is about my struggle with addiction, alcoholism, and trying to be a mother.

So far I have had to stop writing twice to go have a good sob about all the devastation I left in my wake.

FAINT

Your eyes held shadows of demons

With their dark and sultry gaze

The faint hint of cruelty

Flecked inside their distant ways

Some would call you callous

Others might call you cruel

But I just called you hollow

Like someone I once knew

We passed on the street last night

Eyes locked long and bruised

We both knew the pain we caused

We both knew how we were used

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/faint/

©2017 DAM Steelman

Hey Y’all

 

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©2017 DAMSteelman

Well, I have been on vacation all week, and I thought that would lead me over here to blog more, but in fact, I have been on the computer less. I took some much needed me time in order to prepare for NaNoWriMo 2017 by spending a lot of time outdoors. I took a ton of photographs (some I may even have printed and framed), and I am in fact, working on my next novel. My other one is currently being legitimately proofread which is exciting because that one I will be pushing to publish.

 

So far I have written almost 10,000 words in the last three days on my current project. I like to get ahead as much as possible in case something comes up and I can’t write. I also like to do it that way because by mid-November I am sometimes sick of my work in progress and therefore I don’t have to write as many words in a day.

Halloween was uneventful except for the next day when I went to the grocery store and got a bunch of leftover candy for 70% off.

Other than that, it has been writing, spending time with the hubs and the cat and many naps.

How have you all been?