I Wrote a Book About Addiction

Feb 20th, 2018 A.R. Stanley's Musings, writing arstanley 3 min read

I wrote a book about addiction. When the idea of Dandelion came to me I did not intend to set out to write a book about addiction. I really did not. It even surprises me that Dandelion turned into what she did. I hope that is not disappointing to anyone. That’s how writing can be, though. You get a half-formulated plot, sit down, and start…

Music

Feb 7th, 2018 muses arstanley 3 min read

I am a lover of music. Since I was a little girl if music played, I sang. When I was young I remember wishing, praying, that my voice would change into a beautiful singing voice. It never happened but I never stopped singing. In the car, shower, anytime I am at home I have Spotify going and I’m singing along. I learned how to play…

Plan

Feb 3rd, 2018 A.R. Stanley's Musings, publishing arstanley 4 min read

I get overwhelmed, easily. Too many changes, too many ‘what if’s’, too many ideas, and my mind shuts down. When I was younger I thought something was wrong with me. Everyone around me seemed to fire off ideas, keep pace with the conversation, generate ideas and thoughts in a flash. I could follow the conversation fine, the lecture, the idea, but I couldn’t come up…