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on the power of showing up

note: I wrote this post in April of 2019 (pre-COVID). It's been sitting in my drafts for quite a while, but I think it's time for it to see the light of day. It's been helpful for me to reread over the past few months, especially as I continue to try to make an effort to write, and I hope it can be helpful to you, too. i got an invite to a writers' group a few months ago, and i had never felt like more of a fraud in my life. it had been months, if not years, since i'd felt like a writer. the proverbial well of words in my heart had dried up, it seemed, and i wasn't sure if it was ever coming back. i agreed to go out of a sense of helplessness—i'd identified as a writer ever since i could remember. if i'm not a writer, who am i?  i told myself that it was important to show up and act like a writer even when i didn't feel like one, because even though i hadn't been writing, i reassured myself, i still was a writer. but sometimes the words f

The Author's Giveaway Winners

And now, I would like to introduce my very first vlog, starring me, Georgie, and Fin. :)

Anna Mittower, you won the typewriter print donated by Emily @ Anna Delores Photography!

Keaghan, you won the Shakespeare Inspiration Dice donated by Jennifer @ Palimpsestic!

Charity, you won the ornament donated by Faith from Inspirations by Faith!

Ashley, you won the notecards donated by Marguerite @ Piccadilly Post!

Melody, you won the author silhouette by Kirsten @ Hello Grey Day!

Winners, please email me at mountainfireflower[at]gmail[dot]com. Please email me by this weekend, otherwise we shall have to choose different winners.

Also, Anna, Ashley, and Melody, you get a choice on which prize you get, so please include that in your email.

Thanks for entering, and congratulations to those who won!

You may be able to bribe us into doing more vlogs. Just leave lots of offerings of cereal, rainbows, and other pleasant things.


  1. Keep Calm and Call Batman..always. always call Batman ;)

    Congrats to the winners!

    much love♥

  2. Haha, I loved watching this. Great job guys! :P

  3. Wow! Thank you guys for hosting this! It was so much fun to read everyone's answers to the questions...


  4. For some reason, I can't send my says your email address isn't recognized....Is there another address I can send it to?

    Oh, and yes, I did remove the AT and DOT. lol

    1. Hey Ashley, I wrote back to your message on your Facebook page, but just in case you didn't see that, can you try emailing me at If not, let me know and we'll work something else out. We will most definitely get you your prizes. ;)


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