The First Draft of Anything

Welcome to my literary adventures!

Writing Wisdom

“If writers stopped writing about what happened to them, then there would be a lot of empty pages.”

~Elaine Liner

Writing Wisdom

“Every writer I know has trouble writing.”

~Joseph Heller

Writing Wisdom

“When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth.”

~Kurt Vonnegut

Writing Wisdom

“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

~Frank Herbert

Writing Wisdom

“When writing a novel, that’s pretty much entirely what life turns into: ‘House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day.”

~Neil Gaiman

Writing Wisdom

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”

~Jack London

Writing Wisdom

“Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.”

~F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wedding Bells (A Little Late…)


My bouquet. My grandmother’s brooch is pinned to it as my Something Old.

So, as I have mentioned before in previous posts, I got married back in November. I can say with all honesty that my husband is my best friend. In fact, we’ve been best friends essentially since the first day we met, back in August of 2012. Let me just say that it is basically the most fun thing in the world to be married to your best friend.


The cake.


We had a really small ceremony of around 30 people. We didn’t even have a wedding party. Our officiant was actually my old pastor from when I was growing up. He and his family moved to Africa when I was around 16 to become missionaries, and he just happened to be back in town fundraising when we were planning on getting married.


His ring.


My ring.

I wore my mom’s wedding dress and we got a little Italian place down the street to cater. Our cake was two tiers, red velvet and lemon. They’re my and his favorite flavors, respectively. The flowers were very important to me, since I used to be a florist. I got a bouquet of red gerberas, white roses, hypericum, and various sorts of greenery. And, since my name is Saffyre, both of our rings have sapphires in them. It’s cheesy, I know. And, believe it or not, that was my husband’s idea.

Writing Wisdom

“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”

~Ray Bradbury

Writing Wisdom

“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It’s that easy, and that hard.”

~Neil Gaiman


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