Thursday, September 30, 2010

Short Story

I wrote a short story for a forum contest, no prizes, just submitting for review by peers, and voting. The rules - limit 1000 words.... do you know how HARD that was! Voting is still going on until Sunday - so I guess I will see how I do. But so far I don't have that many votes, but that's okay because it is the first time I ever did anything like that either.

Downside - now I have another piece that I want to add to it. I think another Novel has been concieved, it will have to be a different series cause it just won't fit with The Legacy Saga, but now I need to start working on learning some sailor metaphors, and more about life at sea. I could flounder around and build the story, but I think it is better if I have details.... FLOUNDER - geeze did I just write that. Yup guess I did.  So I might take a break from book two in the Legcay series and jot this new book in the making down.... I better - I don't need to forget. haha!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ahhhh....DEEP breath!

I get sometime at lunch to blog, but it is never long enough. I get too wordy sometimes, so it might be good that I don't get too much time.

I am home and listening to my princess's cartoons, and knowing that I won't get anything done until she is in bed. So while I was distracted, for the moment, I thought I would write something. Unfortunately there is nothing profound or inspiring that comes to mind.

I am listening to the sounds all around me, and wondering how this melody of chaos translates into the balance of Life. I want to have quiet, and shut out the world, but I cannot be an island to myself (not an original idea) but I am sure everyone has felt like that from time to time.

10 mins of quiet time is "regroup" time. It's not enough for me to regroup. I reread what I wrote, and that can take a while, and then I am ready to write - unfortunately that's about the time that I need to put on the "super powers" of wife or mother.

Right now... I need to go kill a nasty bug for my husband -- ha-ha... nah the princess squeals.... off I go.


Trying to stay focused

Well with my book fresh out and thinking on what else I need to do to get my name out there, I am trying not to loose focus on family, work, friends, and of course my second book. It feels odd not dedicating time to writing while I am networking. Eventually I will get the hang of it.... I better or I will have to give up something. :)
I love my hobby, and everything else, so perhaps I should sleep even less to get more done.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

When I grow old

I never want to look back and say I should have. I could have.
I don't plan to. I am looking forward and thankful that I have the support of family and friends on this forward adventure. Nothing is better than being surrounded with love.


I am just simply restless today. I just want to go go go go go..... and I can't.
I better go running tonight. I hope this day will end soon. I can't wait to get home and focus on relaxing.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fascinating people

Although I am new at the blogging and social networking gig. I am amazed and astounded to find so many people that are genuine! Seriously though I do have to approach things with caution, but it has been SO much FUN!

Not something one could find ten years ago. I remember the first online chatting - AOL (Oh yeah baby!) I was totally there. It became kind of an obsession. Now I am obsessed with reaching out to more people and getting to know them a little better.

I approach things as honestly as I can, but have to take people for their "face" value. It is amazing though electronically how one can just open up. Fear, anxieties and hope all out there in the open. It is scary business being open because it can also bring issues.

Being public and networking on my own is not "safe" by any means. It really is outside my comfort zone. I do tend to come off as naive. Perhaps it is because I approach things with a light heart, and laughter, even if I am quaking and shaking on the inside. I try to suppress those feelings best I can. Not that it works, but I try.

Just doing my videos was tough because I didn't like the lighting or how I sounded or was I distracted or my eyes did they move too much. I know silly things to worry about but things that I thought.

I would love to take photographs of myself all dressed up and "medieval" just cause that's what I like, and would have so much fun with it. My daughter would love it too - of course when she grows up she is going to be a rock star, scientist, horse trainer. Awesome huh? And I just wanted to grow up being a teacher - instead I am an accountant that writes for a hobby. :)

I like to make people laugh, but I also want to be taken seriously.

So blog blog blog.... :)
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday - Yay!

Well back to the work week and I have found my rhythm - well for a moment at least. I think I am about to chop again at my manuscript slicing away a nice chunk of 100 pages or so - no fears - i save all those cut aways. I think I probably have another disjointed novel just from all the outtakes.
Oh well - back to writing....

Sunday, September 19, 2010


I have a tense issue. Now my book is in print and I have been told about those pesky errors I missed.

So.... I am just tense, present tense, past tense, too tense, makes no sense. ha-ha!  I could be a poet! having  no copy editor I have tense issues.

My goal was to be published- that was all - now that I am published I want recognition, a fan base, and success at something I truly enjoy doing. I am writing a blog because it is something that helps, but I find myself getting lost in my social network, and my writing is going to the back burner. 

It's okay - just one more thing to be tense about. I will succeed. I am confident that something good is going to happen. 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Another day... in my world

Today I spent mostly just doing a lot of nothing. I wrote for a little, but then wanted to do more, so I got out the Dremel and began to carve away. My Medallions are looking great in stone, now I just need to transfer them to metal, or something. I contemplated making a new You Tube video, but don't feel like getting all gussied up for the production - just kidding. I need to make a better video. But then I want to add music, then I want to.... well I get distracted from writing, and then another day gone, and the story waits...anxiously for me to continue, they scream at me in my sleep - finish me. Okay they really don't scream at me, but it sounded good. :)
So after doing a little blogging/facebook/myspace/and whatever else, I am going to get a glass of fruit punch and get back at it. Yup... I'm crazy like that. I work better at night anyway.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fascinating Fantasy

It is truly amazing to look at all the outlets and find people that are really and truly interested in reading fiction and fantasy. I am also amazed at the scope of brilliance behind creating such fabulous work. It is a little intimidating being such a green writer. I have always preferred to write, and was thankful for two years of homeschool to concentrate on that passion. There are more ways now than ever to publish, but is the market there for my fiction.
Self doubt, and insecurity is not an option. This is a ruthless field and I might just be too nice. I love a good story - but don't want to read anything while I am writing.
Several Indie writers caught my eye on the Amazon forum, but I want to write. My brain is throbbing with all the visions I want to put into words, but the only time I get is when the child sleeps, and the husband plays.
I don't sleep much any more too much to write and not enough time in the day to do it, and then can't neglect the family on the weekends. So after 8pm cts that is my creative time - although it seems like my chapters end with my characters going to sleep. Hmmm guess I better make sure I am not sleepy.

Well - off to watch the princess dance. She has my iPod and won't leave.... next I will need to prepare her snack, I refuse to peal grapes though.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Great Jumpin Beans - Guess what I just got!

Well it is official I got my very first copies of my book. I am so excited, nervous and happy. I have my doubts about how successful I will become - but I am my own worst enemy and my worst critic. I didn't want to share anything before because I thought I would be laughed at or made fun of - but that comes with the territory.
Although this weekend I met a GREAT group of people that really care about helping. It is really rare to find people that don't say things out of spite or malicious just to because they don't want to help. Not these people. They are true and honest (might not want to hear what they have to say - but with teeth clinched I listened)
My first book is just the beginning. I love to write - and shame on me that for the last week - just haven't had the urge to.
Then after my first encounter with some "Real" people via internet. I got really bummed out. Again - SELF doubt...... and I have to stop that. I have so much to look forward to.
Perhaps I won't get enough sales to reach "Traditional" publisher status - but I just might. I might have enough "raw" talent that I intrigue them.
Perhaps I can change the image of Fantasy fiction - or not...... It's a lot of fun to day dream - but I like making things work in my world.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Learning learning learning

Accepting that I don't know enough is the first step in becoming a better author.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

You can Order!

Now you can order directly from the publish house. Although I probably could be doing this a little differently. It is here, and I am ready to get out there and become FAMOUS!

Friday, September 3, 2010


WAHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! my book cover is on the website! Check it out!

Creating a Social Network

SO I was talking with a friend that said that I needed to create a blog in order to help get the word out that I was getting published. Since I am Independently published and have a very small budget I am blogging here too. So..... this is the next step in becoming famous.... Right?