Greetings My Peeps!

The End of a Series

Three years ago, I published my first book and right now I’m diligently working on completing the whole story arch.  I’ve learned so much along the way.  I never knew how challenging it is to write a series.  I learned a lot about what kind of voice I want my books to have and my style as a writer.  I think this story (all three books) will always hold a special place in my heart.  With that being said, if everything goes right, Time of Prophecy will be released sometime in October of this year.  Yeah!  What this really means is that I need to buckle down and get back to work.  I spent most of today editing in between laundry loads but I need to carve out some more time in my week for writing. If I hope to meet my deadline, I will need more time than just the weekends.

Here’s to you characters of the Lost Guardian series!    Let’s finish this thing strong and together!

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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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Preemptive Strike

So now that Souls in the Dark is off to my lovely editor I could use this time to take a breather…but I’m not.  I’ve decided to already get a jump on outlining the last book in the Lost Guardian trilogy.  I won’t release the title I have now, because it’s more of a working title.  But I figure that the sooner I get started, the sooner I can get it out there.  There are other stories that I want to write, but I can’t write two different stories at one time.  At least, not my own.

I still need to finish my children’s book and get illustrations done.  Frank Tales would have been done much earlier if I hadn’t been working on another story.  So I have learned my lesson and will never do two books at one time.  Some people can do it, I can’t.  Ha-ha.

Well, I hope that everyone is enjoying their hump day.  ‘Til next time peoples!

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I’ve Finished Writing!!!!!!!

Time to party!!!!!

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Oh yes! Oh yes!

Well, I probably shouldn’t party too hard.  I still have to finish editing, but I’m a lot further along with that than I was with writing.  I sat at my desk for about 6 hours a day for the past three weeks.  It’s been rough.  But now I’m in the home stretch and it’s time to dig deep.  See ya around folks!

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Editing day

I sat down to start working on the climax for Souls in the Dark, but the words wouldn’t come.  I tried to write a few words but they just weren’t right.  But I cannot do nothing, so it looks like it’s an editing day.  I’ve almost caught up to what I have written so far which is great.  So time to make myself a cup of tea…Oh wait…I dragged my hubby to the farmer’s market the other weekend.  We were just milling about, I was looking for duck egg when I discovered something better; a tea merchant!  Yeah!

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I love tea just as much as I love coffee.  I love unique teas even more.  I bought an once of this absolutely delicious tea called French Quarter.  It smells like pipe tobacco but tastes like heaven.  I might have to go back and get some more.  There were a lot of interesting blends that I would like to try.

Anyways, back on topic; I’m going to make myself a cup of tea, play some soft music and get to polishing my words.  Until next time people!

 

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Crunch Time

Uh oh…

I just realized last night that I have slacked off a little this summer.  It’s July and I haven’t finished writing yet….

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I mean, I’m not that far off from finishing, but far enough that I had to apologize to my hubby.  I told him that I loved him but I needed to catch up this weekend.  Luckily, I’ve revised about half the book on days that I had writer’s block, but there’s still quite a bit to go through.  I’m still waiting on hearing back from my beta readers and I still need to contact my editor.  I got a lot of work to do if I want Souls in the Dark to be released on time.  Wish me luck my peeps!

 

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I Have Issues…

No really I do…

The main issue that I have is that my imagination appears to have ADD.  No seriously, it does.  Every time I sit down to work on either Frank Tales or Souls in the Dark my imagination goes hey I have this great idea!  The worst part of it all is that nine times out of ten, it is a killer idea.  So naturally I have to try and develop it a little before it’s gone from my head.  The next thing I know, it’s time to cook dinner and I haven’t done anything that I set out to do.  Bugger!

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Some times I really hate my brain…sigh

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I’m still alive

Peeks carefully around the corner…Hey there.  Sorry I’ve been so quiet lately.  The end of the school year was completely crazy and I don’t think I have ever been so glad to be done with it.  When I say this year has been crazy please believe me, I work in EC (special needs) so I know crazy.  And please don’t think that I’m calling the kids crazy, I’m not, but I do have to put up with crazy situations.

We lost six, I repeat six, teachers this year.  On top of that we lost eight teacher assistants.  I had to break up a fight.  I had to deal with teachers who didn’t communicate at all.  There was also a child whose parents didn’t care if they made it to school for the EOGs.  We had to pick up two students.  The EC bus picked up a small child that was running in and out of the road and all this happened within the last two weeks of the school year.

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But all that’s over now.  I plan on not doing a cotton pickin’ thing for the first week of my vacation.  I need time to destress from this year.  After that, it’s go time.  I have a couple of projects that I want to complete over the summer.  I’m almost finished with Frank Tales.  I’m gonna finish that first before I settle down to punch out Souls in the Dark.  It will be a pretty busy summer but for now, it’s time to party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  So to all my fellow educators, enjoy your break, you deserve it!

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End of year stress

It’s that time of the year again!  It’s time for the lovely EOGs….please note my sarcasm.  I always feel so bad for the kids who have to take these tests.  I see so many of them get so stressed out that they make themselves sick.  Then there are those who just don’t have anymore hope left so they don’t even try.  I really wish we could get rid of these types of tests.  They don’t really measure what the kids actually know.  Sigh, but there’s nothing I can really do except help the kids as much as possible and give them all the support and love I can.

This also means that my life right now, is a whole basket of crazy.  They have switched up the class schedules so many times that neither the kids nor the teacher know which way is up.  I think everyone is counting down to the last days of school.  I know, I am.  This year has been particularly rough.  But I have to keep holding on.  Not for me, but for the kids.

I’ve already started to make plans for the summer though.  I would like to bike around the country side I live in and take pictures.  There are a lot of old barns and houses that would just make the best paintings.  I do want to paint more this summer, but we shall see what happens.  I also plan to double down on Souls in the Dark so I can have it out by Aug.

So much to do and so little time….sigh.

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