A. J. Alexander's Writing Adventure
Progress & Flashback

I'm a bit annoyed with myself. Lately, I sat down to type the fourth book of my series into the computer when I suddenly found myself craving for chocolate chip cookies. That is, in fact, quite rare. But that evening I felt like I'd be exploding if I wouldn't get them. I was looking for the ingredients, had them home and started making chocolate chip cookies, instead of doing the long ago planned necessary writing.

After getting what I wanted I sat back down and started typing and feeling guilty.
What happened? Did I try to sneak around doing what I had to as compared to what my plans where or am I just a cookie-junkie?

I still couldn't figure out, but I planned not to let myself get this easily distracted anymore. What can get you distracted?
Let me know by sending me an email to When I get plenty of answers, I'll publish a blog post on this subject.


'Writer's Treasure Chest' got plans

In 2018 I had planned to try and get more 'interactive' blogging on 'Writer's Treasure Chest.'
But I admit, after trying to start a 'blogger prompt chain' last year, which I lost somehow, and had to call for Author Spotlights every few months, I'm not that sure anymore, that this works.

That means, this year, I try to find more interesting subjects to talk about it, try to place more guest posts on other blogs, and I try to find authors who use 'Writer's Treasure Chest' as a platform to promote their books - and guest posts.

And, if everything works all right, there might be another fall poetry contest, but we will see.

As for January, there were a few interesting posts published so far:

Several Author Spotlights
An interview with one of my characters
"Information Overload," a guest post on The Story Reading Ape's blog

And informative, helpful and exciting re-blogs from other blogs.

I'm looking forward to publishing a few more poems, and the one or other post that's important to me.

I can't wait to welcome you back on 'Writer's Treasure Chest' this year!

My writing progress...

Unfortunately, I'm nowhere with my writing. Starting a new job, this had taken my full attention, and I feel guilty for coming home and being extremely tired and drained.

I have to get back to working full time, keeping a blog up, doing writing, taking care of all other tasks and trying to get my plans for my future working. 

And right now I'm trying to figure out whether I'm trying to find excuses for not writing too much, or realizing I need to change something to get back to do what I love doing.

Something sweet?

And here we go. It's been so much fun, and they were great: I got the recipe for you:

1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups butter or margarine softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 eggs 
4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 to 2 bags (12 oz each) semisweet chocolate chips (2 to 4 cups) 

1.   Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs until well blended. Beat in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.
2.   On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart.
3.   Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.

Today during writing I listened to the most wonderful music. I haven't touched this CD in quite some time but enjoyed it today. Have fun, in case you'd like to listen to it with me.

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