Pearannoyed Press

Writing, art, and random acts of creativity…

Coming into focus

| October 6, 2014

Big surprise here… I haven’t posted lately. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to. In all honesty, I really just haven’t thought about it much. Partly – or maybe mostly – that’s because I have a problem with focus. Despite the fact that I’m only a part time employee at my “day job,” I feel […]

News Flash – I have a published Flash Fiction story!

| August 4, 2014

Something is becoming clear to me that I’ve been aware of for a while. I’m actually a pretty good writer, but I’m a terrible blogger! Big surprise. That said, I’m excited to announce that I’ve been selected (in my guise as mild-mannered Elizabeth McCleary) as a winner in an online flash fiction contest. It was […]

Take the summer writing challenge!

| June 13, 2014

I’m super-excited about this! I just learned that my friend, mentor and writing instructor, Holly Lisle, is hosting a summer writing challenge. She did this last year with her Flash Fiction class and Mugging the Muse. This year, you’ll have a choice of 6 different workshops to play in. Pick one, or pick several, and […]

Checking in on my goals

| June 12, 2014

The year is almost half over. I can hardly believe it! And a busy year it has been, too. But has it been productive? Well, let’s check in on that and see how I’m doing. I’d set myself some goals at the beginning of January. Basically, I wanted to: Write more consistently Read more often […]

It’s finally here!!

| April 1, 2014

It’s up, it’s up, it’s up! I know I haven’t been communicating as much as I intended lately, but partly that’s related to the fact that I’ve been busy putting the finishing touches on my short story! Or… ummm… Elizabeth has been putting the finishing touches on her story. Whatever. Anyway, Elizabeth McCleary’s story, Watch […]

Advent Calendar News!

| November 27, 2013

I mentioned in my last post that I was participating in an Advent Calendar with some friends. For those who may not know, an Advent Calendar, at it’s most basic, is a means of counting down the days from December 1st until Christmas. It started as a German tradition, but has taken hold almost everyplace […]

Early to rise – An Experiment in Time

| April 1, 2013

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy and wealthy and wise. ~ 18th century proverb I started something new today. I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a little bit terrified at it, despite it being something completely non-terrifying. I got up early. On purpose. Well… sort of. I set an […]


| August 22, 2012

This past Sunday it was my privilege to paint at church. I went in not knowing what I wanted to paint and just began applying paint to the canvas. When I was done, I was incredibly pleased with what had been created. And even cooler – I got to give the painting away to someone […]

Writers Write

| August 18, 2012

I was reading from Jeff Goins’ book “You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One)” last night. In the first chapter he talks extensively about being a blogger and how he didn’t feel like a writer. In fact, when a friend asked him what his dream was, he said he didn’t have one. It […]

The deed is done

| August 14, 2012

On Sunday, I posted this on Facebook: It started about 3-4 weeks ago. I couldn’t sleep. I’m lying there. And the thought crosses my mind… I need to take the TV out of my office. For those who know me and my long relationship with the boob tube you will realize that this was most […]

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