Welcome to Annie’s World!

FICTION ALERT!
Anne Schilde is a pseudonym. Stories about Annie are as fictitious as the rest.

Hi! I’m Annie. I’m the protagonist in a novel called Webster’s Kiss and on a fiction blog called (oddly enough), Anne Schilde. My blog is a world of fiction where dreams and reality cooperate to create each other. It’s a collection of short stories and some other stuff I write. I do hope you’ll like it, but it’s mostly here so I can  live vicariously through my writing.

Most of what I write starts in my sleep. I seem to be one of those people blessed (?) with the combination of very crazy dreams and very lucid recall. Dreams are funny things you can’t always make sense of, so sometimes I need to cut them up and piece them together a little, but I promise I’ve gotten pretty good at it, and they make wonderful stories.

Anne Schilde began on Facebook in October of 2010. I moved it to WordPress in August of 2011. I brought my older posts with me, so they kind of take you along on my journey with me and give you a chance to see my roots as a writer. I could clean the older stuff up a lot but it’s kind of fun the way it is, so I won’t.

Editing is not my strongest skill, but it’s a responsibility I believe I owe you. My posts are subject to changes (sometimes many) after I write them, so I’m sorry about that. I hope that’s okay. Comments are encouraged, complimentary or critical doesn’t matter. I try to read and respond to them all and I do listen to suggestions. Thank you so much for your patience and support.

Except where specifically mentioned, images and music links included in this blog do not belong to me. Photo credits are almost always in the hover-text.

I love you all! Thanks always for reading! ♥

~ Annie

A quick apology to those of you who left comments specific to what this used to say before I changed it.

79 Responses to Welcome to Annie’s World!

  1. wordsfallfrommyeyes says:

    A lovely ‘About this Blog’, Annie. I wanted to see your drawn profile pic but I can’t see it here. Then I realised, OF COURSE! it’s the thumb nail picture when you comment. It’s great – I love you looking away. 🙂 Thanks so much for your advice and interest. N’n.

  2. Anne Schilde says:

    Thank you, Noeleen! The picture, “Webster’s Kiss” depicts me at age 5, about to kiss my friend Jessica’s rat, Webster. It’s the cover art I drew for my novel of the same name.

  3. I just love to visit your world Anne, every now and then. Keep up the good work! You already knew, am a big fan of yours. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your blessing and talent to us. Mwah

  4. Anne Schilde says:

    Mwah! Thanks always for reading! ♥

  5. Sunshine says:

    I like short….short blogs, short stories, short everything! Oh, and very nice pictures you have here. Thanks

  6. I am excited to have come across this blog! I can’t wait to revisit, as I am just stopping by for now. Already, we have something in common! I like “to write stuff”, and I am blessed with the dream thing! I dream vividly and like you, I piece the dreams together and try to analyze them, if possible. Sometimes I am even able to solve difficult mathematical problems that I have never encountered or that I have no knowledge or experience with. ( Scary!) That doesn’t happen often, but it has enough times to freak me out a bit, for I am not blessed with a mathematical brain at all.
    ( At least, not when I’m awake!) I’ll also wake up wih incredible epiphanies as well. I haven’t thought about creating these dreams into stories. You are wise to tap into this side of your creativity! I daydream enough so from that, I guess I haven’t discovered the desire to write from night dreams, but it sure is an interesting concept! It looks as though you have some good stuff here and I can’t wait to check it out some more! Keep up the good work Annie!

    • Anne Schilde says:

      Oh gosh, I gave up trying to analyze these crazy things! This morning I was back in elementary school and I moved to a new town and a new school. The teacher was gonna let me skate on a writing assignment to do a short story and I insisted she let me do it. I was mad, you know? Like being from another town meant I was stupid. Grr! I had the whole story written in my dream, but I won’t write it here. It was pretty 5th grade.
      Math problems ✔
      Stuff I have no knowledge or experience with ✔
      Epiphanies ✔
      Freak me out a bit ✔ (especially becoming other people)
      Anyway, I’m really excited to have you and comments like this really have me starting to get excited about my blog too! I’ve said this before, someone’s going to have to inform me of my death before I’ll stop writing. I promise! Thanks for your great comment!

  7. A “fictitious autobiography”?!?! I’m definitely intrigued — and believe whole-heartedly in supporting fellow future published authors. Just let me know when/where to buy your book!

    Congratulations, and it’s nice to “virtually” meet you!

    Mikalee

    • Anne Schilde says:

      When I get the nerve to dive back in and “fix” my novel, I’ll start adding updates in my Yay! category. I really want to start work on my second. Thanks so much for stopping by. Nice to “virtually” meet you!

  8. Phil's Lounge says:

    Thank you for sharing Ann,
    When I get to learn about other Bloggers, such as your good self, I’m convinced now, more than ever, that it was right to return to my rightful home of Blog land. 🙂
    Like you I remember my dreams true and it’s good to see that you are going for yours in your waking state.
    You’re now the latest member of my ‘Fellow Bloggers’ list.
    Much Love,
    Phil.

    • Anne Schilde says:

      Oh yay! Hi, thanks Phil. I haven’t had time to look over your blog thoroughly yet. Did you abandon blogging for a while? I love dreams! This morning I was putting together the finishing touches for an acceptance speech. (Now, THAT’s fiction!) So glad you stopped by! ♥

      • You’re welcome Anne,
        Yes I did stop for a while, when you have a little time I put all that stuff in my Intro post and on my About page. 🙂
        An acceptance speech…now that sounds interesting, could there be some sort of recognition for your literary prowess, on the horizon?
        Fiction “can” sometimes become a reality. 😉

  9. Nanda says:

    Anne,
    I love that question you made on my profile… Go there to discuss more with me! 😉
    Gonna link you at mine, ok?
    Cheers!

  10. eva626 says:

    omg you kept the ‘hello world’ from the wordpress template!!! LOL.

    anyway nice blog you got here..cant wait to read more

  11. versa kay says:

    Just chanced on ur blog. Hope to be a regular stopper-by. All the best for your blog and for your writing odessey.

  12. well, Anne, writing is re-writing, so edit until you are happy. thanks for your comment re Rush Limbaugh. will check you out further asap. continue…

  13. elaviel413 says:

    Just wanted to let you know that I’ve added your blog to a permanent page on my list of favourites! Thank you once again for being an awesome friend and reader! 🙂
    http://underthefallenleaves.wordpress.com/awards-and-nominations/

  14. mj monaghan says:

    Annie, your writing is very descriptive and visual. Thanks for sharing it. Happy writing.

  15. Sunshine says:

    Hey Anne,
    I’m sure you may have received this already but just in case . . .
    You have been nominated for the Versatile Award!
    Thanks, I enjoy your writing!!!
    http://wp.me/p1RzUf-n1

    • Anne Schilde says:

      Well, I guess technically, this would be the third time, but I think it only counts when you finally accept it. Noeleen sent me 3 awards at the same time and I’ve been inundated ever since. I believe in telling others about their great blogs and I have some candidates so as soon as I can get it sorted out, I promise I will pass this on. Until then, thank you so much! ♥

  16. How do Anne, a nice little blog you have here.

    Regarding your writing – have you considered self-publishing? You can do it for free via http://www.smashwords.com and sell them as ebooks. Smashwords push your work out to other ebook sites like Barnes and Noble, Apple ebook store and the Sony store.

    I agree with you that editing and proof-reading is horrendous.

    • Anne Schilde says:

      Thanks for taking the time, Michael. I’ve considered e-publishing Webster’s Kiss. To actually have it hardbound would mean so much more to me than making money would. You can still do that self-publishing but not free. I’ll check out smashwords.

  17. Eliza says:

    Hey Anne!! Good luck for getting your autobiography re-edited and published! Gosh, that must be so exciting!! And don’t forget to give a notice when you publish a novel about your dreams, or stories inspired by them 😉

  18. Pooh says:

    A sign of excellent writing is how emphatically it reverberates in your mind and engages it till you think of that writing as your own thoughts. That i what I have always found in yours, Flower. It not only engages my reasoning but also reflects off so brightly that I’m left in doubt whether in your dreams you entered my mind and captured it!
    You know I’m a die-hard ❤

    • Anne Schilde says:

      As usual, you have me speechless… Oh wait, nope this is me… 🙂 A sign of excellent friendship is how naturally it reverberates in your heart and engages it until you feel that friendship as your own pulse. That is what I have always found in yours, Pooh. Lovely to see you again! ♥

  19. Scriptor Obscura says:

    You have won a 7 x 7 award! Check it out here: http://scriptorwrites.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/the-7-x-7-award/

  20. dinkerson says:

    I’m giving you the versatile blogger award. Well done! Have you taken down my terribly unfitting comment yet? Lol 😉

  21. Androgoth says:

    If you are anything like me, the being of a perfectionist
    often adds to the wanting of a fine script. Of course,
    I am a tad different, as once the script is added, I do
    not change the wording. I have on occasion
    changed the graphics, so I am similar to you on this
    idea… The main thing is to keep working and adding
    to your skills as a writer. This comes with experience
    and the fruits of your work will shine as a result 🙂

    Have a wonderful weekend, Anne, and keep posting 🙂

    Androgoth

  22. buddhafulkat says:

    I’ve nominated you for a Sunshine Award. There is no obligation to respond, unless you want to.
    Warmest wishes,
    Kim

  23. Chatter Master says:

    Hi Anne. I followed you some time ago but I’m not getting your posts. So I “unfollowed” you and hit “follow” again. I hope this fixes it. I enjoy your comments on blogs and wondered why I wasn’t getting posts just to follow one of your comments back and see I’ve missed a TON! 😦 Now I shall catch up over the weekend! 🙂

    • Anne Schilde says:

      WordPress doesn’t always get it right, do they?. It’s true I have been posting quite a bit… doing my best to be the squeaky wheel. 🙂 Welcome back, and I hope you enjoy!

    • Anne Schilde says:

      Hehe! I won’t be tagging anyone as it doesn’t really fit the context of my blog, so I guess I’m it! I’ll answer your questions though since they’re yours, MD…

      1. When is the one and only moment when you can totally feel blissful?
      Um, well I gotta say there’s more than one, but an orgasm has to top that list. 🙂

      2. Are you a social media/internet addict?
      Depends on your definition. I’m OC, so I get addicted to lots of stuff.

      3. Tell me your favourite dessert.
      Ice cream

      4. Your lifetime passion?
      Writing fiction

      5. What motivates you to blog?
      My lifetime passion

      6. Introvert or extrovert? According to you, do you find this trait of you advantageous or disadvantageous?
      Introvert. I don’t think I’m qualified to assess its advantages.

      7. Are you a planner or do you do everything at random?
      I randomly plan stuff all the time!

      8. What do you hate the most about you?
      I cry over anything.

      9. What do you prefer the most about you?
      I cry over anything.

      10. When I say ‘Change’ what’s the first thing that comes into your mind?
      Purse, which the curious question is what comes to my mind next.

      11. Please, before you go, tell us a favourite advice of yours.
      This changes. I wrote a poem once called The Advice and it said to follow your dreams. I think I’ll stick with that!

  24. Androgoth says:

    A most delightful introduction my friend
    and I wish you very well in your writing 🙂

    Androgoth

  25. I have a lot of reading to do here to get caught up, but I wanted to share a blog friend’s writing contest with you . . . http://k8edid.wordpress.com/ . . . I know you would shine!

    • Anne Schilde says:

      I’ve actually been building a full-length novel on the Kate tab and tripping over real life a lot so I’ve been struggling for extra writing time. Jason had good timing postponing Write Wednesdays. But… I’ve got the page open and I promise to check it out! Thanks!

  26. Kwadwo says:

    Hello Anne,

    I’ve nominated you for The Commentator Award. Please click on the link below to see the rule for acceptance:

    http://logo-ligi.com/2012/06/09/the-commentator-award/

    Cheers!

  27. really awesome, keep writing…..you for sure will be great great 😉

  28. Alice says:

    I didn’t know where to write this, my blog is still funny with replies but I wanted to say thank you, I want you to know that your comments make me believe I could be the person I’ve wanted to be for so long now. They build me up so I keep trying and I need to know how much you mean to me, sorry if I’ve been a bit soppy but I had to say it. You are an amazing person.
    Love Alice x

  29. Shalvika P says:

    Hi Anne! I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!! 🙂 http://shalvikap.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/one-lovely-blog-award/

  30. Jenn Jennings says:

    Annie – I found this on Stumbleupon this morning, and thought you’d might like to know about it. I’m sure you could win it with no problem. http://www.stumbleupon.com/blog/get-the-greenlight-in-stumbleupons-get-discovered-writing-contest/

    Keep scratchin’ that pen, baby.

    • Anne Schilde says:

      That’s interesting. I’m kind of in Limbo, because Kate isn’t finished and I don’t want to publish Webster’s Kiss the way it is. Most of my shorts are really flash fiction… Well, thanks, regardless. I’ll certainly think about it!

  31. yazrooney says:

    Your writing style is truly beautiful Anne. I’m glad to have found you, and can’t wait to read more. Keep at it. I feel your passion, and you brighten up the world with your words.

  32. Madhu says:

    What an intriguing blog and about page! Thank you for stopping by my site and leading me to yours. I promise to return when I am done catching up with my huge backlog and spend some time browsing through your dreams 🙂

  33. Parissa says:

    Hi Anne, I checked your blog after seeing you also live in Berkeley. So, I read your post and really enjoyed it! and now I am following your blog. Great work! 🙂

  34. muZer says:

    Hi .. I’ve nominated your blog for 4 different awards. Please take a peek at them here whenever you get a moment! 🙂

    http://randomuzings.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/awards-night/

  35. soumyav says:

    thanks for being on my blog Anne! Its wonderful to come across your work here

  36. Beautiful stuff, Anne.

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