The Thoughts of a Wandering Mind


In sanity dwells my insanity. ~Brenda Baker


Welcome to Caffeinated Ramblings – always fresh brewed. This is where I share the thoughts of my wandering mind and other (nonsensical) stuff. That said, I’ve been told some of the stuff is pretty good, but family and friends are suppose to say nice things about us.

Lately, I’ve been working on my first fantasy novel. The Seekers began as a short story, but I finally had to admit failure. I have no idea how long the finished story will be. I tend to just follow the words – because they always seem to know more than me. If you’d like to read the story’s humble beginnings, just click on The Seekers under the list of categories. Originally, I shared ten blog posts for the story. But as I began to edit, I saw so many instances where I’m actually telling myself the story, that I removed eight of the posts. I guess it’s true that as writers, we’re telling ourselves the story in the first draft. However, I’ll be sharing updates and other info as I get further into the story.

And if you take a quick look at the listed blog categories, you’ll notice other sections as well. Feel free to check them out at your leisure.

At this point, I should probably mention that I only post on Sundays, and not every Sunday – even less when I’m working on a project such as my novel. As a substitute teacher, my weeks are pretty busy. So, when I do post, the Sunday timeline gives me a chance to write, organize, and share through my blog.

During your visit, I hope you decide to subscribe for updates from my caffeinated world as they percolate. And don’t be shy, I love hearing from you!

Last but not least, I’m also happy to share that I’ve published my debut poetry collection. You can read more about it here, or by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page.



Never let your inner critic tell you what to do. ~Brenda Baker


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My Debut Poetry Book

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