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That’s WRITE! I am Writing because it is my Write…UNO Addiction be dashed!

It’s Monday, from my place in the world, only a little over and hour left in the day before we roll head first into Tuesday.  I love the starts of new weeks because it gives me the chance to have somewhat of a “redo” from the prior week.

So what am I doing this week? You guessed it! I am WRITING! I am also going to make some art too.  13515398292kl2n

I know, I know, some of you are probably thinking, what has been the hold up? Truth is, I was majorly derailed and even with my best efforts I have struggled to get back on track. (I have eluded to this previously.) A family member has had to go under the knife somewhere around 6 times since April. It has meant loads of attention given to them, (and let me add delightedly) as other family members worked together, rearranging matters in our lives to be a help.

Messiah Yeshua  be praised, they are on the fast track to a glorious recovery and testimony! WOOT!

But now by the grace of God, the storm is passing over and there is much less pressure to try and secure time. Part of me feels like this is a problem because with the lack of pressure comes the faulty belief that you have allllll the time in the world.

What has this meant for me? This has meant I have found myself anchored in an enjoyable time suck of UNO!

Yes, that’s right. The game of UNO. I downloaded an app on my tablet and it has been the best and yet WORSE thing I could have done. I now have to fight this insane addiction to watch the clock, wondering if 45min have passed so that I can earn a scratch card and gain more gaming coins! And all the while precious moments have passed while I stategize on how to best utilize my “Draw 4 cards” card and secure the game win.

For some reason, my UNO love affair and my justification of time wasted reminds me of Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield.” Let’s take a musical interlude…


Glad you asked. I am seriously considering going over some of my first post on this blog and re-blogging them, not only to share with those of you who have not had a chance to take the glance back, but to also remember the importance of what I am doing here for myself as an artist and writer.

The fog of life often obscures our course and we need to shed a bit of light on the path every now and again.


I want to stay focused but not stifle my other stories.  I have a list of 107 story lines. Obviously I can’t write them all at once but if one has a bit to say, I can put that down in words and save it in a file for later.


Well I do. Traveling is what gave birth to this blog in the first place. So I will continue to watch Rick Steve’s videos and refine my travel list for 2015.

And as usual, I will post things as they come, doing my best to honor my blog schedule.

Cheers! and Happy Creating!

This entry was posted in: Musing Moments, Quotes & Questions


The Founder and Voice of I Came For The Soup/ICFTS Creative Enc. Candice Coates is a Fiction and Non-Fiction Writer, jumping from genres ranging from Speculative Science Fiction and Fantasy to Comedic Clean Read Romance and Suspense, all with touches of her Christian faith. She is a lover of Ireland, languages, tea, and just about anything with pistachios. When not writing she is creating visual art, or new designs for her handmade polymer clay jewelry line, Shizen Brook.


  1. Wow! I’m so glad your family member is well on the mend. That would have been a tense and worrying time for all of you. Secondly, I’m glad you’re back into it and have a plan put together. 🙂 Cheers to you – you’re doing great.

    • Thank you very much! It was a tense and frustrating thing indeed, but I have to just give glory to God because what could have turned out to be a deadly thing did not. This also brought my family (which was already extremely close) even closer. But in the end I am so glad to be back at things again. I am still working on my rhythm but everything is working out. Life is good, imagination is good. I cannot complain 😀

      • Yes indeed it is! and cheers to you as well. I hope some of the chill has fallen out of the air and you are able to get some major work done. The weather here as not been usual but again I am not complaining. Although I was a summer baby, I am not too keen on hot, muggy, summer days. It has felt like the fall as of late which is my fav season.

      • Fall is my favourite season, too. I love the wind when it is not hot or cold. 😀 Here it is still Winter and we’ve been getting ice and snow. Not enough to last, but snow all the same. The coldest so far has been -5 C (23 F). That means the house is cold in the mornings and it’s hard to get up and get going! Nevertheless, I am managing to get some writing done. It’s all good here. 😀

      • That is excellent new! I see your upcoming Giveaway for The Khekarian Threat. I think after I have finished writing AG, have edited it and polished it up that perhaps I will do the same thing.

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