What is This Creative Daisy?
Well, the daisy and the pencil represent two things I love: daisies and writing.
I love daisies. They’re my favorite flower, Gerbera daisies in particular. Did you know that the name ‘daisy’ comes from the Anglo Saxon words ‘daes eage’, meaning ‘day’s eye’? That’s because these flowers open at dawn and then close at night.
In essence, daisies symbolize new beginnings and serve as reminders to welcome new challenges, to be curious-minded, and open ourselves up to new ideas.
As for the pencil, I got stung by the Writing Bug in the seventh grade. My best friend and I were bored during recess one day (shocker, I know. It must’ve been a rainy day) and she suggested we write stories. I don’t remember what she wrote or even if she finished.
What I remember is that my imagination hurled over those pages I wrote and I didn’t want to stop. So I didn’t. I wrote and independently published two YA novels and have now decided to dabble in the Sexy Pool. The Sexy Pool being the adult romance genre, that is. That pencil also represents my writing tool of choice.
Everything is handwritten first—from stories to blog posts—before being typed up. And since I write so much, I prefer to use a mechanical pencil. They come in packs and they’re cheap. All is good in my world.
Whatever that means to you.
This blog is for people like me. I’m not talking about middle-aged, black women. I’m talking about women over 18, of all shapes, sizes, and colors who are making their way through this life with a sense of humor and experience everything it has to offer.
What I write about on This Creative Daisy
Writing – I’m setting aside the YA genre to try my hand at writing adult romance. And I’m doing it in a format that’s quite unfamiliar to me: serials. Posts will be about my journey, my writing process, writing roundups, and, eventually, an opportunity to ready my work.
Reading – Bookish and readerly things, blog tours, cover reveals, and possibly some book reviews.
#BossyHer – Becoming my own boss by age 50. Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
Entertainment – Movies, television, books, theater, and other events.
Aw Natural – Reviews of natural products.
Travel – I am determined to do more traveling. And I’m determined to share those travels with you.
Life – In real time.
Interested in working together? Check out my Creative Collaboration page.
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