Author Archives: Adria Waters

About Adria Waters

I am a mom, wife, teacher, and a writer. Somehow I'm trying to find time for all of those things!

Board Game Tournament 2.0

Tonight, we are playing Pandemic. When I was a kid, I loved playing Candyland and Sorry. Uno was pretty cool, as was Battleship.  Now that I’m an adult, board games have taken over as one of my favorite pastimes.  I … Continue reading

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What Would You Do?

Sometimes my characters get stuck in a pickle. I want them to be believable, so I want them to react in realistic ways. The problem? Sometimes I don’t know if my reaction would be everyone else’s. In this scene, my … Continue reading

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If Only They Were All One Day Work Weeks…

My house has never been so clean. Seriously. The laundry’s done, the closets are organized, and the baseboards are shining. I’ve baked two loaves of banana bread, a loaf of oatmeal raisin bread, and I even made pizza dough from … Continue reading

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Oh yeah, I just wrote that. Sure did.

I am about 10,000 words into my NaNo piece this year and I just wrote the following: Dr. Pantel stood up, adjusting his glasses as he did so. ‚ÄúDean Washington, it seems that we are extending extraordinary measures of safety … Continue reading

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And It Begins…

NaNo officially kicked off this morning at midnight. I attended the kickoff event at Country Kitchen and, as the minutes ticked down, my self-doubt amped up. What am I going to write about? Is it a good enough idea to … Continue reading

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I’m Totally a Ghost Hunter!

I’m totally a ghost hunter! Last night, I had the opportunity to take part in something really cool – a paranormal investigation led by the stars of SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters and Haunted Collector at the Missouri State Penitentiary. And, … Continue reading

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14,571.

I wrote 14,571 words today. I’m just about one thousand words short of my 50,000 word count goal for the month of July in Camp NaNo, but but my fingers hurt, my brain is mush, and I need to sleep. … Continue reading

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