Holy Crap….2016….

Greetings everyone!

 

So here we are in a new year and I must say, 2016 has come out swinging.  We have lost so many people in January but the ones that have hurt me the most are losing the Goblin King and Professor Snape.

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My heart goes out to their families and I know that the Labyrinth and Harry Potter will never be the same for me again.  So let’s have a moment of silence for not only these men, but for everyone that we have lost already this year….

 

Switching gears now,

I’ve been working on the cover for Souls in the Dark a lot lately.  Mainly because I’m having a bit of a writer’s block but I can feel the dam starting to crack.  Once I get a good enough final, I’ll let you guys see it.  I look forward to any praise or critiques you have for me.  Honestly.

 

Last thing,

Like most of the world, I have made a New Years Resolution, but…I didn’t make in on New Years.  I choose this resolution because of a recent trip to the doctors.  You see, my husband and I are trying to have a baby and are running into problems.  So we are now going to see fertility doctors.  Well….I have my first appointment earlier in the week and when I saw my weight I freaked.  It was my wake up call to stop talking about getting healthier and actually start getting there.  I don’t have a specific goal in mind.  I just want to be healthier.  I know that if I focus on making healthier choices, the weight will start to fall off.  I’ve started to make the first few steps towards that goal.  It’s hard, but my husband is by my side 100%.

 

I hope all of you have a wonderful year.  ‘Til next time!

 

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Magic in the Air

So sorry.  I know it’s been a while since I did a poem of the month.  I wrote them, I swear.  I just never got around to posting them.

 

The days grow short

And the nights grow long

But you can feel magic in the air

 

Smoke rises from chimneys

And the skies become gray

but you can feel the magic in the air

 

The wind is cold

And the trees are bare

But there is magic in the air

 

In the darkest of nights,

Lights will appear

 

In the trees

On our homes

In our hearts

 

We shall gather around heavy laden tables

drink our fill, body and soul

and fill the night with laughter and light

 

The nights are long and cold

But there is magic in the air

And it fills us with hope and light.

 

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I’m back in the saddle again!

Man o man!  It has been a long minute since I have updated anything.  I feel a little guilty about that but that’s life.  Sometimes you just can’t get to everything.  Well, I hope that everyone is doing well as we gear up for the holiday season.  Even though I haven’t been here, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been working.  I’m still working away on Souls in the Dark.  I’ve actually been plotting a lot (insert evil laugh).

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Ha ha.  Don’t worry folks, I haven’t planned anything too shocking….at least, not yet……ha-ha.  So let me get back to work.  I just wanted to drop a line and let you guys know that I’m still alive and well.  And that I might release a tid bit of my new book.  I do have some parts that I’m already in love with.

 

Until Next Time!

 

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I might have scared a man in Wal-Mart the other weekend.  My husband and I went to Wal-Mart to pick up a few things and as usual, we go through the garden section.  And right off the bat I see Christmas trees!  Are you f*ing kidding me!

 

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Now I don’t have anything against Christmas, I just don’t like seeing it earlier and earlier every year.  Is it too much to ask that we’re allowed to enjoy Halloween and Thanksgiving before we get bombarded by Christmas?  I hate how commercialized it has become.  And while I don’t follow the religious aspects of Christmas, I do enjoy the other aspects of it.  I love spending time with family and friends.  I do love surrounding myself with loved ones and good food.  I even like exchanging small gifts to show my love and appreciation.  However, I like enjoying my fall holidays first.

I know that some of you won’t really agree with me.  I know my grandmother doesn’t.  But for me, Christmas needs to wait its turn.

Ok that’s enough ranting for now.  Until next time folks.

 

 

I Really Should Be Editing….

Over the Labor Day weekend, I finished another chapter of my new book.  As I finished, I realized that I haven’t done any editing in a long time.  I have just been busy plowing through my chapters, spitting them out as quick as possible.  Now I don’t want to disrupt the creative juices, but I also don’t want to have a huge pile of papers to go over.  The last time I did that my brain nearly melted and I ended up missing a lot of stuff.

But I have to edit.  I need to make sure that I’m happy with the way everything flows before I really start to get into the meaty portions of the story.  I will edit this weekend.  I have no choice.  It’s time for me to get out the dreaded red marker…sigh.

Until next time folks.

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First Three Weeks

I have nearly completed the first three weeks of school…

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I am so, so, so, so, very tired.  It already feels like I’ve been back for three months.  I think coffee is the only reason why I’m still alive.  But….I love seeing the children.  They all grew so much over the summer.  The new kindergartners are so adorable and it’s nice to be back with my work family.

I know it will take some time for me to get fully back into the swing of things, but I hope this year will be a good year!

See y’all later!!!

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The Cleansing

Here I stand on a distant shore

Weary, worn, and broken

From bridges burned and words unspoken.

 

The path I walked was a lonely one

Filled only with silence

And a singular reliance.

 

Here I stand with nowhere to go

Staring out to the sea

Dreaming of a new way to be.

 

Filled with hope for the very first time

I walk carefully into the surf

Seeking the road to my rebirth.

 

The water washes away

All my suffering and all my pain

Which have long been my life’s bane.

 

Under I go

But only for a moment

To rise clean and free from torment.

 

Light in heart and free in soul

I walk once more towards the shore

Not the person I was before.