Impatient Stories

I have a problem.  I get random scenes and story ideas about six times a day.  Some of them are just passing fancies, although I do write them all down.  I try to not dwell on them too much because then they get in the way of my current story and then nothing gets done.  Usually, I can push these ideas aside and keep on working, but every now and again, I get what I like to call “Impatient Stories”.  They scream and shout like a two year old throwing a tantrum demanding my attention.  The worst part is that they tend to be awesome ideas.  Sigh.

I have this one story brewing in my head that sounds like it would be fun to write, but I’m right in the middle of writing the last book in the Lost Guardian series.  I wanted to do one of my stand alone stories to give myself a breather from series writing, which can be very draining.  But this story won’t leave me be.  I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what happens when I have some free time to actually plan my next book.

Until Next time folks!

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Goodbye Nana

A year ago, my grandmother got really sick.  It took a while to figure out what exactly was wrong with her, cancer.  It pains me to say that on December 27th 2016, she passed from this world.  We all new that she wouldn’t leave before Christmas (it being her favorite holiday).  I love you Nana and you will be terribly missed my all of us.  Thank you for all the years of love and support you gave me.  I will try to live my life in a way that would make you proud.

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Taking a Break

Hey guys.

Things are really kinda crazy for me right now.  My grandmother is loosing her fight with cancer and honestly, she could go at any moment.  I realize that it has been a while since I’ve posted anything so I just wanted to take a few moments to tell you that I’m still alive and will return.

Please tell your loved one how you feel.  You never know when they will no longer be around.

Thanks.

Tools of the Trade

There are many tools that I employ to help me along while I plan and write my books.  Sometimes it’s a steaming cup of tea or a tall glass of wine.  And it always involves music.  At first I used good ‘ol Pandora, bouncing around stations as they suited me.  Then I found the lovely playlists on Spotify (yes I know, I’m a little late to the party).  But my newest discovery is a wonderful little gem call ambient-mixer.com.  Talented people have created background noise for you to listen to!  My favorites (so far) are Ravenclaw’s Common Room, Loki’s Chambers, and Bucky and Steve’s apartment…oh not the mention Witches Cabin.  They have nature sounds too, but so far these are the ones I love.  Seriously, check them out and let me know what are some of your favorite stations?

 

Later my peoples

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I’m alive, I promise.

My life has become a roller coaster right now.  My grandmother is not doing well and may be loosing her battle with cancer.  Work has become a whole basket of crazy this year. And I’ve finally started to the get the clinical help that I need.  So much is going on and so much is changing that writing or anything related to writing has taken a back seat.  But while things haven’t gotten any better, the ride has gotten a little smoother.

Today I finally finished writing Frank Tales.  I have been trying to write this children’s book for two years, but The Lost Guardian series has continually pushed it to the back burner.  But now that Souls in the Dark is published, I have some time to dedicate to it.  I still need to revise and make the illustrations but at least the hard part is done.  I’m planning on having that book out by Christmas if I can help it.

I’ve also continued to outline Time of Prophecy.  I’m not 100% sure I’ll stick with that title but it works for now.  I don’t plan on starting the actual writing until after the first of the year.  I want to give myself some time to catch up on some other projects and finish outlining.  I haven’t even done a poem of the month for some time now.

Any who, time goes on and I struggle to keep my head above water.  I just have to hold on until things smooth out a little more.  It’s going to be rough, but I know I can do it.  Stay wild my friends!

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Someone kill me now!!!!

I love the people that I use for publishing my book.  I really do, but they are killing me too.  As you may remember my book came out this month.  It was a struggle from start to finish but it appears that the struggle isn’t over yet.  There were formatting issues in the book!  And on top of that there a was mistake that both myself and my editor miss!  Oh holly hell someone kill me.  I have since corrected the mistakes and hopefully no more will pop up.