Nearly Time

Greetings Everyone!

 

Man, it has taken me a little while to get back into the swing of writing.  I took a small break after The Lost Guardian but now, I’m regretting it.  It’s alright though.  I’m starting to find my groove again and I’m almost finished with the first five chapters of Souls in the Dark which is the continuation of Erin’s story.  The sad thing is that I’ve only got six chapters planned.  I got bogged down.  Hopefully, by already writing what I have, it will help the creative juices to flow so I can finish the outline.  I love my outlines.  They help me to stay focused and help me to pace my novel more efficiently.  And it looks like it’s working!  My brain is churning with scenes, dialogs, and what not.  Once I do my first block editing, I’ll turn back to the outline to get it done before I start writing again.  Anyways, time for me to head back to work.  Till next time people!

 

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Poem of the Month

In honor of Valentines Day, I have decided to share a poem dedicated to love.  However, I decided to take an unconventional approach.  Instead of talking about how in love a person can be, I thought it would be better to have a poem showing the other side, when love starts to fade.  Love is wonderful, I love my husband dearly, but sometimes things happen that get in the way of love.  Maybe work is getting to be too much?  Maybe there was a fight and both parties are too proud to say they are sorry?  Or maybe, the love you once felt has faded away as you and your partner have grown and changed.  Losing love is just as much a part of life as falling in love.  Both are necessary to life because how can we appreciate love if it doesn’t go wrong from time to time.  So cherish the love you have for those around you and try to not let things in the way, but also remember that sometimes, there’s nothing you can do.  When that happens, all you can do is pick up the pieces of your heart, dust yourself off, and get back out there.

 

So Close, So Far

How can this be?
I do not know?
How can you be so close and yet so far?

Even though we sit here together,
It feels like you are a thousand miles away.
The space between us could hold the world,
Yet I can reach out to touch you.

How did we get this way?
What happened?
I cannot remember anymore,
I hope it was important.

I want to fix it,
I know you do too.
But we both are too proud
To say “I’m sorry first”.

So we sit now in total silence, tense,
How can we be so close and yet so far?

Sons of Liberty

I’m so excited!  Tonight Sons of Liberty premiers on the History Channel at 9 pm.  It will only run for three nights but it looks interesting.  History Channel did something similar about the Hatfields and McCoys and it was awesome!  I also love the show Vikings!  So if you’re a history buff who loves new takes on old stories tune in tonight!

 

I’m up!

Today I got an email saying that I finally accepted into the Goodreads author program!   Yeah!  I’ll provide the link below.  But for now let’s celebrate!

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https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7914853

New Segment

Greetings!

I was shifting through some of my work later this evening, and I came across my poem folder.  Now I’m not going to lie, some of them are quite cringe worthy, but some I still like.  I don’t write many poems but I would like to share some of them with you.  The one that I’m starting off with is something that I wrote in 2005 back when I was an angry teen, but didn’t really know who I was angry at.  However, as I read it, it stands pretty true (to me) for today’s problems.  So I hope you enjoy it and I’ll try to feature a poem once a month.

 

Land of the Free

Oh say can you see
we are the land of the free
Lies that we have been told from birth
that are empty and have no worth
But the only time that they are true
is only when we look like you.

Oh what a hypocrisy
our country has become to be
so that those who think differently
become the public’s enemy.

Those who are of a different race
are now a public’s own disgrace
And those who are not like the norm
are beaten, harassed, and torn
And they who look with different eyes
are looked upon with despise

Oh what a hypocrisy
our country has become to be
so that those who think differently
become the public’s enemy.

So what I now ask of you my country
it’s really only a small little thing
Rethink how you claim to be
the precious land of the free.

So Hard to Say No.

While I was proofing The Lost Guardian, I took it to work so that I could work on it during my down time.  I also wanted to show my kids.  They were amazed.  They’ve never meet anyone who has wrote a book.  One girl kept saying, “Oh my God!  You’re famous!”

Needless to say, I laughed and set her straight.  No…I’m not famous.  I’m just published.  Would I like to be famous?  It could be fun, but for now, I’m just happy to be done.

Then I got bombarded with questions about my book.  They looked so sad when I told them that my book was for adults and not children.  Then one little boy told me, “Then write one for us.”  The rest of the class immediately agreed with him.  How could I say no to those little faces.  So reluctantly, I’m digging through some of my old stories to see if I have any that are age appropriate.  anigif_enhanced-14358-1412804594-2

I’m touched that they wanted to by my book.  I hope that this will show them that anyone can do anything, as long as they work hard and keep going.  I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but I knew that I would never get anything published because it’s such a hard field to get into.  But now there are so many options available.

So to my kiddies…follow your dreams no matter what.

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