Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Happy Book Birthday!!!!

Happy Book Birthday for Lisa M. Basso's Debut novel, A SHIMMER OF ANGELS. 

As part of the Submissions Team at Month 9 Books, LLC I had the pleasure of reading this. One chapter turned into the whole thing within a day. Yes, it's that awesome.

Book Flap: In this compelling and spirited debut novel, 16-year-old Rayna Evans has spent the last three years in a mental institution for seeing angels—intent on remaining free, she ignores signs that she may be slipping into a world she has tried to climb out of. When her hallucinations begin showing up at school, can she keep her sanity and prevent students from dying at the hands of angels she cannot admit to seeing? Psychiatry, fantasy, and realism come together here in a story of a young girl struggling with identity, secrets, and confronting her greatest fears.

As for me...I'm doing a lot of writing made possible by this song

Happy Reading, Writing, and Listening,

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Love for your muses

I LOVE THIS SONG, so I decided to share with you all :) Enjoy

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Uh, Gross!!!

After picking up my daughter from school, I'm driving back home when my daughter starts giggling. My son begins to laugh too, and then my daughter says, "Mom, I can see that kids whole Butt!" Yes, there was a kid riding his bike with his pants not just sagging but practically to his knees. Now, I don't know about you, the last thing I want to see is someone's dirty undies. Pull up your pants.

In other news, I'm getting ready for BEA!!! Yay! So excited to see all the wonderful authors I've been working with either from Yalitchat, or Month9books. Truly thrilled! So for all of you going to BEA I hope to see you there too!

What's new with you?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Oh boy...

So yesterday was a typical Monday for me, or what seems like one. My to-do list was on average twelve things. Five small four to ten minute projects, Four medium projects that would take 20 to 30 minutes and then 3 big projects which would take a couple hours. No problem. As I started tackling my list other things started piling on turning my to-do list into like a Marathon. But I'm not complaining. I like being busy. Today is another busy day filled with a lot of finishing up yesterday's list and some things I recently added.

Writing, working, and being a parent, your schedule gets filled up pretty quick. For me I wish my daughter's swim team would understand this. See, during that to-do list I was tackling, I received FIVE yes FIVE emails about how I needed to donate not only my time but cases of water, snacks, and what not for their upcoming swim meet so they can sell this crap at the concession stand. Normally this wouldn't bother me. In fact if you knew me beyond the blogging end like some of my CP and friends do, you'd know I'm always happy to help any way I can. So why am I so miffed now, well, I already gave them money for their concession stand, cause it was in the fee's for the entire year. Yet every week, I get these emails about all this extra crap they want or need me to buy. Seriously!

It's things like this that makes me so upset, that I can't hold back my feelings much longer. I emailed this woman and told her I couldn't volunteer during the meet because I was completely swamped with other things and I don't have a sitter for my son. This lady emails me back and says I need to hire someone to take my place, UMMMM EXCUSE ME!!! Lady You can SUCK IT!!!

Further more, she asks that I donate all this crap. Do you think we're all made of money and it grows on trees? Even if I were, this is BS to the Max and if I didn't pay for the whole year already and my daughter didn't enjoy this crap I'd pull her out so fast it wouldn't be funny. I'd also demand a refund for the rest of the quarter. So I email her and remind her I can't do this stuff and she should have given the parents more notice than four days before a meet.

So lady comes back with, I just don't understand why you can't fill your part as the supporting parent. Supporting parent??? I swim with my kid whenever I can. I tell her what areas she did really really good in. What areas she's better at than I ever was. This makes my kid happy. And I do this in not only the sports she plays but in Life in general. Don't tell me how I'm not supportive you ignorant woman. You don't know me. Or what I do. GRRR. Needless to say my email wasn't polite, although I tried. (Not winning a parent of the year award from them after that email)

What do you do when you can't contain your resentment toward something anymore?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

When? Where? Why?

We all have questions. Sometimes we seek out to find answers. Sometimes we're corrected.

In the past, I've had many questions and sought out answers. Some pertaining to books, songs, and other random items. Questions...some might seem silly, but never be afraid to ask. It means you're learning. When you stop learning, you need to move onto something else.

I've also have had my fair share of corrections. Corrections are good, but these things could be overlooked. Why? Because in order to be corrected you must listen.

Why am I talking about this now? Well during my chapter writing, I ran into a sort of problem. I had to seek advice, because it dealt with reality. I'm too close to my characters that I would see their character changes as genuine but a reader might not. So, I had to find out if the changes were to quick or not believable.

Remember, asking questions and finding answers is always good.

Happy Writing

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Lists...Outlines...and a mess of post it's

Post it, such a great invention, and an awesome writers tool. It's among the others, Laptop, Pens, Paper, Sharpies, and Smart phones...ouu and I almost forgot dry erase boards. 

I love Post it's cause they're awesome for outlining, story board plotting, and my personal favorite Character charts/ descriptions/ storyline/ development. 

Why would I use all this stuff? Well, in order for me to write well and make sure I'm following the flow, it's the easiest thing for me. They're so easy to move. Which for writers, that's a good thing, especially if a storyline or plot isn't fitting where you might have it first. shift around some post its and you can have it in the spot it needs to be. Or, for editing purposes you can simply pull it out. Save yourself some writing block. Save yourself some useless editing. And Create more time for the story, family, friends, or even pets. 

In my case, I'm using this as an easy way to write two different stories. I won't get my charts confused this way. 

Now, I must get some work, cleaning and writing done. 

Happy Writing,

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!

At 12:00 am there were lots of fireworks going off, and some crazy people riding up the snowy roads blowing those sound makers, out the windows. I guess people were super excited about surviving yet another End of the World thing. (Hand clap)

Now, I'm ready to start my goals. How about you?

Off to writing.