Book Signing

May 23rd, 2019 A.R. Stanley's Musings arstanley 4 min read

When you start out with a new venture, the people who support you first are your friends and family. I think the beauty of that should be embraced and celebrated. Often, we want to laugh at best friends and moms who are overly excited about their friend’s work. Instead, I think we should take note of those getting celebrated. Fanbase When I finished my first…

it’s been awhile

May 14th, 2019 A.R. Stanley's Musings arstanley 1 min read

Hey friends, it’s been some time since I got a blog post up! My apologies. I was cranking it out and keeping on my schedule but as I neared the end of writing the first draft of my next novel I funneled all my energy towards that. It is my goal to get back at the blogging and back to my regular schedule for June…

spring

Apr 29th, 2019 A Year on The Porch arstanley 2 min read

It’s the time of year for new possibilities. . I saw a friend this past weekend I had not seen in something like 18 years. It was so good to get a hug from her, meet her kids, hear a little about her life now. . I overheard two conversations this past weekend that I wanted to jump into and offer my opinion. Share how…

Instagram

Apr 18th, 2019 A.R. Stanley's Musings arstanley 2 min read

I joined Insta in 2013 but didn’t use it until two years ago. It took me a minute to get used to it but as my love affair with Facebook was dwindling my love of beautiful pictures grew. The square When I published Dandelion Jane: Strawberry Jelly in 2017 I threw my Instagram posting into full gear. Something about Insta feels easy, free, light. I…

writing prompt #3

Apr 16th, 2019 A.R. Stanley's Musings arstanley 7 min read

I am continuing on in my writing prompt series. I hope you are having as much fun as I am! And off we go… Mama hadn’t been right for a long time. She ain’t never say nothin’ to me, but I could tell when I looked at her. Her skin looked funny and her eyes ain’t been clear in weeks. I tried my best to…

Facebook

Apr 11th, 2019 A.R. Stanley's Musings arstanley 3 min read

Last year I had every intention of kicking my social media posting in the butt. As my bullet journal showed at the end of the year, I failed. As I said in my earlier post, me and social media have a fraught relationship. I want to like it. When social media was growing in popularity, I enjoyed it quite a bit. As time went on,…

writing prompt #2

Apr 9th, 2019 A.R. Stanley's Musings arstanley 5 min read

If you missed my post last week this is my new venture on the blog. Once a week I will post a writing prompt with my work inspired by it. I would love for you to join me and share your finished pieces. And off we go… The door opens letting in a stream of light. It has felt dark for days, weeks, I’m not…

broken

Apr 8th, 2019 A Year on The Porch arstanley 2 min read

We are about a year out from this “transition year”. It’s been one hell of a roller-coaster. We’ve said goodbye to a job, a church, a beloved dog, an Aunt, a cousin, sent friends halfway around the world, started two new jobs, and transitioned a child from tween to teen. I had visions of what life would feel like a year out from all of…

Social Media

Apr 4th, 2019 A.R. Stanley's Musings arstanley 3 min read

You guys… this is my legit face when I start to think about social media and promoting myself. I am an Enneagram 1w2. I am a Myers Briggs INFJ. I do not like fake. I do not like corruption. I can’t even when it comes to social media. But here we are. I’m an author and I want to sell my books. Over the years…

writing prompt #1

Apr 2nd, 2019 A.R. Stanley's Musings arstanley 10 min read

I have wanted to blog more and struggled with what I wanted my new content to contain. While brainstorming about the coming month the idea of writing prompts was born. As authors, we have all seen and participated in a given writing prompt and they can be a lot of fun. My goal is to publish a small work based off a prompt once a…