When Words Fail to Come


I really enjoyed reading this post because, every now and again, I get stuck. My usual go to is to do a free write or fanfiction (hey don’t judge) but what’s in this post is a good idea too? What are your thoughts?

Originally posted on The Sarcastic Muse:

I stand in the mist and cry, thinking of myself standing in the mist and crying, and wondering if I will ever be able to use this experience in a book. ~Erica Jong, Fear of Flying

Happy Thursday!  I’ve been holed up in the one remaining tower of Muse Headquarters that wasn’t destroyed by, ahem, experiments in Amanda’s lab.  I miss hanging out and cleaning up whatever goo flood the lab or whatever substance is on the walls in the dungeon, but right now, the tower is where I need to be.

Sometimes, words can fail even the most prolific writers. I’ve never been one to make excuses or listen to them, but there are times life legitimately throws you for a loop and the words retreat. It’s hard not to panic, but of course they will return when I’m ready for them.

When the Words Won't ComeHere’s the thing about writing. There are…

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OK, so here’s what happened.  I had finished the final editing stages for my book.  I requested a physical copy to go over before Thanksgiving.  Well as it got closer to the delivery date I checked the status.  Oh dear lord!  There was a mix up at the post office and they ended up sending my proof back to the company that I’m using to make physical copies!  h9A9C122C I was hoping to have The Lost Guardian out by Christmas but that plan has fallen through.  I’m waiting to hear back from the publishing company to see what they have to say about all this.  Here’s hoping,they will be able to just resend it.

As I wait, I’ve already started on the next installment.  I reached a stand still in the outlining phase, so I decided to go ahead and start writing.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to find my groove with this story by getting a jump start on the writing process.  Keep your fingers crossed.

On another note, I’m in a serious book funk.  I haven’t had one this bad in ages.  Basically, I can’t enjoy any new book.  The only books I seem to want, or am able to read, are ones that I’ve already read a dozen times.  Normally I don’t mind but I’m tired of running to the library every week.

I hope you guys are doing a little better than I am right now.  Till next time.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Greetings everyone!


I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I hope you are able to spend it with your loved ones.  I wish I could be completely happy with this day, but I can’t.  In a few hours people are going to be trampling each other to spend money that they may not have on things that they don’t necessarily need.  I’ve never been a big fan of Black Friday, but some businesses have already started their sales.  Why?  And more importantly, why are there people who are willing to put aside spending time with their families to shop?  Weren’t you just saying how grateful you were for the things you have?  It doesn’t make sense to me.  Oh, well.

Either way, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and try to not eat too much turkey.  Ha ha

So Sweet

Yesterday, I was helping a few kids in my class find words that matched their suffixes.  We were just about finished when somehow we ended up talking about Supernatural.  Don’t ask me how but we did.  It did help to relieve my confusion about why they were talking about demon possession at lunch.  No really….they were discussion possession.  Thursday they were talking about Santa.  Ha-ha.  So back to the story.  One of the students made up a sentence about the President and another said that if that student was to ever become the President, he would leave.  I, of course, told him that was mean and then I said that going to another country isn’t always a bad thing.  I told them that I was planning on becoming a teacher in another country.  It’s a great opportunity and sometimes they pay well or help cover some costs.  All four of them got real upset and one of them said, “No, don’t go.  You have to stay forever.”  He looked like someone had run over his dog.  It was too precious.  I quickly assured them that I wasn’t leaving anytime soon and we were able to finish our work.

Sometimes kids can be so sweet.

Touching Base

Hey guys!

Sorry that it’s been so long since I updated.  Things have been busy.  I’ve been looking into the tests that I need to complete to get my teaching license.  The first round of testing is pretty straight forward but the second half…well it’s a little confusing.  Oh well.  I am excited for Thanksgiving however.  This year it will be just me and my husband; something we haven’t had in a while.  This year we are roasting a duck.  Luckily, a lady that I work with told me that I would be able to get one at a farmer’s market in Wake Forest.  Unfortunately, they didn’t have a whole one.  We ended up getting a breast and thighs separate.  It was a little pricy, but my husband has been looking for duck for a long time.  The farmer’s market was small but it had a lot of stuff.  I now have a place to get lamb and rabbit.  Now all we need to find is veal.  Just to be clear, we don’t eat these things all the time, but they are nice from time to time.

I’m still working on the outline for the second book in the Guardian Series.  The Lost Guardian is still scheduled to be out in March, but if things keep progressing the way they are, then it might be out a little sooner.  We’ll just have to see.  I’m super excited though.  I never thought that I would reach this point.  But now that I have, I’m a little scared.  This book is my baby.  It’s my first and to put it out there for the world is terrifying.  So many thoughts are running through my head.  What if no one likes it?  What if they do?  I have made myself sick worrying over it.  I hope that once it’s all said and done with, it will be alright.  But I have to wait a little longer to find out.


Till next time!


I’m so happy!!!!

I’m just about done moving into my new home, but already I’m happy as a clam!


We (my husband and I) have pretty much gotten everything straight and are just dealing with the pinny-nanny stuff.  You know what I’m talking about: organizing, decorating, etc.  It’s strange and wonderful having all our things back.  They’ve been in storage for two years.  Even our dogs are happy to have their own space again.

I don’t know what I’m happier about; having my books back or having my writing space back.  Oh well.  I’m just happy!


Special Halloween Post: The Forgotten Victorian Novelist Who Outsold Dickens


I’m always on the look out for new authors that I might enjoy. I’m also on a mission to read more classical literature. George W. M. Reynolds (the author in this blog post) may just be a two for one deal. Yeah!

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:

As the nights are beginning to draw in and Halloween approaches, how about something to make the flesh creep and send a shiver down the spine? Charles Dickens was a master of the macabre, whether it’s in his Christmas ghost stories such as A Christmas Carol, in the chilling Gothic emptiness of Satis House in Great Expectations or the dirty squalor of London in Oliver Twist. But there was another novelist who most people have never heard of, whose books also offered the Victorian reading public a good helping of horror. At the height of his career, he sold more copies of his work than Dickens, who is widely thought to have been the bestselling novelist of the age. This other writer’s name was George W. M. Reynolds, and he has recently been called ‘the other Dickens’. 2014 marks the bicentenary of his birth.

His full name was…

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