Impromptu Jam Session Brings Unity…It Can Happen! Watch

Hey bloggers! It’s another hot day in Connecticut, but I’ve managed to get writing done yesterday and today, between all the appointments I had to make. While checking my Facebook, I came across a Jimmy Kimmel video that a friend of mine posted and it inspired me so much that I wrote over five thousand words between yesterday and today. 🙂 Anyone that knows me understands what a challenge that is.

I’m posting the video here so you can hear for yourselves how one person playing guitar outside a dollar store incited two other men to join him in an impromptu jam session as a bystander was taping it. The young man who taped the session on his phone posted it on his Facebook and it went viral. After viewing it, you will understand why. Enjoy.

Not only does music bring back memories of good times past, music unites everyone regardless of creed, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, gender, financial situation, color, and race. I’m far from perfect, but I like to think I’ve raised my daughter to live judgement free of others based on the above. I believe I did good. 🙂

The differences in our cultures, musical and written inspiration, and lifestyles make for interesting conversation, amazing music and storytelling. ~ Eva E. Solar

I wouldn’t have it any other way. My wish is that we as a world could be as united as everyone is this video was.  Thinking about it, it really isn’t that difficult.

I’m just sayin’…

This is my little contribution for today. Now I think I’m going to write a couple thousand words more. Until next time, Hugs to you all!!!

Dragon Award Nomination! More Motivation!

Good evening to all my blogger friends. Just wanted to let you all know that I got back home from Puerto Rico safe after saying goodbye to my Petie. I did miss my colleague’s wake and funeral while I was away, but I heard it was beautiful and I would have been proud. That being said, I caught up on my messages and emails and lo and behold, a couple of good things happened too. They’re both worthy of their own posts, but I am doing this one tonight.

dragons-loyalty-awardMy friend Krystol at A Writer With Something To Say has honored me with The Dragon’s Loyalty Award .

Thank you so much Krystol, you have made my day! 😀


In order to accept the Dragon’s Loyalty Award, the following rules apply:

1. Display the Award on your Blog.
2. Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who awarded you.
3. Present 4 deserving Bloggers with the Award
4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded.
5. Write seven interesting things about you

I’ve chosen the four blogger below for this award because they’ve some have stood by me from the beginning and others have been invaluable to me since my return:

1. Marilyn Parel at On Becoming a Writer
2. Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh at Alex J. Cavanaugh
3. Karen Soutar at Karen Soutar and
4. Melissa Janda at Melissa Janda – A Time to Write
Seven Interesting Facts about me:

  1. Although I use the name Lilica or Lily in all my writing, blogging and reviewing, my real name is Eva! OMG!  😀  Who’da thunk it…
  2. I am taking an online fiction writing class with Gotham Writing Workshops and loving it.
  3. I seriously considering dedicating a separate page to stroke awareness and resources in memory of those close to me that I’ve lost recently (under my real name)
  4. I am currently planning a trip (if doctors give me the OK) to visit Hungary some time late this year or early next. Never been and would love to see where my parents were born.
  5. I love House of Cards and Kevin Spacey.
  6. I will have something published this year!
  7. I know I’m behind the times, but I treated myself to the newest Keurig model and am so loving it. Even I deserve to be spoiled once in a while.

So that’s it for this post friends. More good news to be coming soon. I have faith that more good things will be coming my way soon. Hugs to you all until next post.

… ‘in my Father’s House there are many Mentions’ … THE BLOG SCRATCHERS UNION… (#TBSU)…

My buddy Seumas’ point here is, you scratch my blog and I’ll scratch yours. Scratch away love… Oh yeah, right there. No, down a little – wait, over to the left just a smidge…. Ahhh. Right there…

Seumas Gallacher

… as the days move into weeks and the weeks roll up into months, the growth of mutual friends on the Web is exponential… many of the later-joiners-up with this ol’ Jurassic’s blog seem perplexed by the hashtag, ‘#TBSU’... it is made up of the four initials of the WURDS, ‘THE BLOG SCRATCHERS UNION’... the concept is even simpler than my brain…  ‘…you scratch my blog and I’ll scratch your blog…’  …pals get pals get pals…. good old reciprocation at its finest… in practical terms, here’s how it WURKS for me… I keep a note pad by my trusty laptop… (no, Mabel… not because I think the laptop might conk out…)… and daily I scribble down the twitter handle and blog site connections of friends who happen to be of interest… these include emb’dy who’s kind enuff to mention me in any of…

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My thoughts for the day; Yes, I do have them occasionally…

As busy as I’ve been lately, trying to keep all my physical therapy, doctors appointments, trying to keep up my new blog, Twitter (my beloved Tweeps) and of course, my own writing; I’ve found something else that brings me an amazing amount of joy and happiness: PROMOTING FELLOW WRITERS’ WORKS.

It’s becoming almost an addiction for me. I know my WIP may take a bit because of the amount of time it takes to get my thoughts, ideas and characters out of my head and into the computer. Hopefully that issue will resolve itself sooner rather than later.

My point is, I’ve noticed a lot of writers and authors help promote other peoples’ work, but I’ve also noticed some who only post about me, me, and me. For this little blog of mine, which means the world to me, I’ve received a ton of advice and inspiration and good wishes. I can only imagine the help I would receive when I finish my WIP. It’s all about paying it forward.

On that note, I have to tell you, I follow Seumas Gallacher on Twitter, his handle is @seumasgallacher. I just read his new eBook “The Blogger’s Guide to Absolutely Nothing”. It was hysterical. No wonder he made Blogger of the Year. I would highly recommend that you check out his blog right here on WP or follow him on Twitter. You can download his eBook on Amazon. You’ll find my review there also. You won’t regret it.

So my dear fellow bloggers, I am going to try and get some writing done, before I buy another of Seumas’ books “Vengeance Wears Black”, otherwise I might not get any writing done for another night.

I’ll try and post tomorrow as well. Wishing you all a safe and blessed night and I haven’t forgotten to keep searching for my eBooks and blogs to assist new writers!