Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tea Review!

  I'm still waiting on more questions on Ask Bridger (see the post before this one) but tonight I have a review. Writers love hot beverages. It makes things feel more... official? Or something? Either way, we love boasting about drinking hot cocoa or tea in teacups. *Shrug* So today I'm reviewing Energy Tea from Total Tea. I received this product in exchange for my honest review.


Unfortunately, although I enjoy drinking tea, I haven't had the chance to try this particular tea yet. Rather, I haven't made it for myself yet. You see, I often drink tea for the purpose of helping my voice as well and I've just not taken the time. Which is my loss. My mother on the other hand has been drinking a cup faithfully almost every day ever since we got it.

  This tea is for weight loss and energy. It is a herbal tea with lots of green tea in it. It's all natural being kosher and gluten free. Here are some of the ingredients: guayusa, green tea, cinnamon bark, eleuthero root, and ginseng root. All of these ingredients do fantastic things for your body like sooth the nervous system and increase the metabolism.

  Here's what my mother has to say about the tea:

My beautiful Mom.
 I love it! Not only is it good for you but it tastes good too. Another thing I love is that one teabag brews a nice big cup. I leave the teabag in the cup as I sip with pleasure and it never gets that too strong bitterness. I haven't really paid that much attention to the claims for weight loss and energy as I have just enjoyed a great cup of herbal tea.

 When she says a big cup, I mean big. Look at this thing. Whew. Also, though she said she didn't notice much weight loss stuff, I did hear her mention losing about five pounds the other day, so... who knows? I just had a sip and it tastes pretty yummy. Perhaps the next ingredient to continue my writerly perseverance? We'll see. Find it here.

~ a rambling author

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Meet Bridger

  So heyyy. It's been a bit since my last post and I figured it was about time to get writing again on here! So I'm going to get things started by talking about the story I'm writing for Camp NaNoWriMo and start a new character interview. Whoot whoot!

  For NaNo, I'm writing a retelling of Sleeping Beauty. I included elements from the story, but it's wayyyyy different than the original fairy tale. Way different. During NaNo I'm actually sharing it on Wattpad because somehow that helps me, but here it is if you would like to read. The story is called Wayward Path.

I don't own the original image.


  Prince Bridger hates his name... and the plans his parents have for him. As the fifth son he has only one duty: to marry well. But his parent's choice for bride is a girl whose family line leads back to piracy and many mysterious deaths. Bridger retaliates by boycotting the marriage and borrowing one of his father's ships to search for the myth of a sleeping princess he heard long ago.

   His pirate bride chases after him, for a woman spurned is a dangerous thing. As he avoids cuthroats, sea monsters, and other dangers, Bridger is left to wonder if the lure of a sleeping princess is worth every obstacle he faces.

   When one sets out for adventure, a bit of peace and quiet is sometimes appreciated.

  I'm really excited and having fun with this project. I only want it to end up being about 20,000 words as it is a novella, and the words are stacking up pretty nicely. I already have nearly 8,000. If I can keep up this rate, the rest of camp should be a breeze, although I will be going to an actual camp and won't be able to write next week...

  Anyway, I thought it would be fun to introduce some of my characters. I was really tempted to
introduce you to Eliysa, my spurned pirate lady, but decided you should meet Bridger first. The photos I have chosen for Bridger were the best I could find in a pinch, though not quite what I imagine. Still... Here he is. If the synopsis wasn't enough info, he's a stubborn dreamer who wants to believe in fairy tales. This idea gets him into trouble a lot, especially when the wrong kind of fairy tales come true. He has brown, feathery hair, and an eye color I can never settle on. Green, perhaps. He's thin and wiry and somewhat clumsy. And... I'll let you get to know him yourself.

 Ask him some questions!!! :)