Saturday, February 12, 2011

Shame on me!

So I have not blogged since Christmas! WOW! Lots of stuff has been happening in my life, but I am not a famous Author - YET…. but I am working on it. I have gotten feedback on my novel - yes it is good - but it needs a rewrite. So I will work harder on my second book to take a more traditional route for publishing. Look for an agent, maintain the house, and raise my daughter while my hubby is at bootcamp/Basic Training (he left Tuesday and is going to be gone for 14 weeks give or take 2 weeks)

I am appreciative of the input that I have gotten in regards to my first book, and wish it had been better for my first release. I have four people that are on my "beta group" for book two which is pretty awesome. So I can't wait for their feedback.

I have more confidence in my hobby than ever before. I can't wait for the next chapter in my life. :)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

May the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories of tomorrow. Wish you lots of love, joy and happiness. MERRY CHRISTMAS

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A new creation.... Short Stories

I have participated in some short story challenges, and thought I would create a blog for those, but I have also done photo and poem challenges as well. for now.... i am just blogging the stories. :)

I hope you enjoy!

Whew! I survived NaNoWr and no one died!

Wow I cannot believe that I was able to actually do it. So I managed to throw-up 50,000 words in 30 days (well 29 days) and became a WINNER! YAY!!!

I can honestly say it was not my best work but I am still proud of the accomplishment. I will say the hardest part of the challenge was not being able to edit. Although having a family that says they are supporting you and actually supporting you... well.... that's something completely different. When my husband said I was getting crabby about this contest I asked him - YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND! Then proceeded to make him understand. So he went out on Saturday and spent it with some friends. which gave me a whole day - at least 8 hours worth to do nothing but write - okay that's not true because I still had Mommy duties, but that's just normal. Duh.

So my family did come through at the end, and I was able to achieve my bragging rights. I am glad it is over. But I am WAY inspired, which makes me all giddy. I can't wait to get back to my second book and make it a masterpiece. :)

ta-tah for now!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Back on Track!

Well after being caught up in pushing my first book, and other adventures, my second book was book on the back burner. So the last week I have been chomping at the bit to write write write.

But I don't get much time, since the family has been working on our halloween project. I am trying to tweek what I have in the evenings....well until Next week... YIKES NaNoWrMo starts.... Deep breath I need to get my character list completed....

Well I am going to be writing like a mad woman. I might have to take a day off work just to focus completly.

Now that sounds like a FABULOUS idea.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

NaNoWriMo -- Yeah I'm in!

I have been learning so much stuff it only seems appropriate that I also participate in the National Novel Writing Month. It is 30 days of intense writing. I was intimidated by all this at first - but I got a buddy on another forum that is doing this also. I don't know if I will be able to complete the task - but I am up for the challenge.

This also means book two is on hold. Which is fine for the moment, but I need to be careful that I don't loose interest in my characters (as I have in the past) I already have "fans" anxious for the second book. YIKES! Which makes me feel real good, but I don't have any reviews posted anywhere on my first book.

It makes me a little nervous.

Most everyone that reads the first chapter (as the sneak peek) was very anxious for the book, and those that have the book have said that the first chapter has a lot of information. Goes back to that telling and not showing I suppose. Again still learning! I have expanded on my short story that I submitted into a small competition, and I am trying to figure out how to create an Anthology or Series of sort for it. It is a fun piece, and I am curious how far it will go.

I still need to work on a timeline - and get my characters and places set up for my NaNoWriMo or I am going to waste time. hmmmm guess I should do that before the NaNoWriMo starts!

Friday, October 8, 2010


Each day changes my perspective of what needs to be a priority. I have so many things I want to do, and things I want to accomplish, but the important things are those that are around me every day.

It is those people that touch my life in some way shape or form that reminds me that regardless if I succeed in being an author or an accountant that is unimportant.

I need to succeed in being me.

I need to succeed in being a good wife and mother, friend, cousin and daughter. I enjoy learning, and sharing. When those things I enjoy become tedious or no longer enjoyable, it is time to take a step back and take a deep breath.

Regroup, reorganize, "Restart" and I am off again. :)