Here We Go Again…

19 11 2014

Hey Guys!

I know it’s been a minute but I just wanted to pop in here and dash off a quick post. In about an hour I will be well on my way to Beaufort North Carolina to do some research for a novel I’m working on. My Momma has decided to team up and come along. I consider this her contribution to the literary world (you know, aside from birthing me and all).

Anyway, we are both very excited and cannot wait to find the pule of this little town. I’ll check back in with y’all sometime soon. Hope life is going well for you!

Cheers!





Grad school doth be no joke

7 10 2014

Just kidding. So, I’m in graduate school now and it’s great. I’m a grad assistant so the college has basically decided to pay me to go to school. I think I’ve officially become a professional student. But we all knew that was gonna happen, right? By contract I had to give up all my other jobs, 3 or 4 of them. I think. I stopped counting a very long time ago. I actually don’t get out of bed before 8am now. WHO KNEW SLEEPING IN WAS A THING? And yes, 8am is sleeping in. I’ve also seen more of my family in the last 6 weeks than I have in the last 8 months and it is glorious. It’s amazing the things I now have time for. family, friends, sleeping, writing, HIKING, and thinking. I have certainly missed just being able to sit and ponder things.

I am now also a member of the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators. But I may have told you that already. I don’t remember. Anyway, I’m looking forward to getting some of my picture book ideas peer reviewed and hopefully will find an agent for them. There are so many possibilities swimming around and I’m very excited about it all.

Anyway, just wanted to pop in and say hey. If any of you are working on something new, feel free to share in the comments box. I love making new friends and sharing ideas!

~Cheers





Sneak Peaks

15 06 2013

Hey you guys!

I write this not from the inconsistent bulge of the fitness ball (they took that away from me.) But from the edge of a 20 gallon trash can. I live for adaptation. (though to be honest the rim is sort of cutting into my thighs; I cannot feel my toes.)

Alright well time to follow through on some promises and share with you some synopsis of the works I’ve been laboring over. Sarah’s gonna kill me that I’m working on so many at one time. But she’s in Hawaii so what’s she gonna do? (um, that’s just a joke. She would find a way.)

I have two primary works that take up the majority of my efforts and then a third which just keeps hanging out:

Tabitha (working title but it may stick for good): I’m going all Lord of the Rings on this one. It’s a fantasy novel set in a world of Celtic Mythology. So it’s all about fairies, dragons and so forth. The story line is very complex so it would take a while to explain it all. But summed up Tabitha is the princess of the Fae realm and has to figure out how to save her world before the Terrors destroy everything. It already checks in at over 70,000 words and counting. The story line keeps expanding though so there is a great possibility that this will wind up as a trilogy.

Joshua Burnam and the Killer Cereal: This is a middle grade novel that I’ve been working on since the age of 12 or 13. I just finished the first draft of it last July. (I sure did take my sweet time didn’t I?) Anyway I have been working on the revisions and my goal is to have an agent ready manuscript by December. I’m over halfway done with the edits and still have 6 months left so I think I can do it. The book is about Joshua Burnam who is the world’s best detective. He is head strong, prideful and gets into unending amounts of trouble. Thankfully Manafred his trusty assistant is always there to help him out of a pinch. Told from Josh’s point of view, the story follows these two blokes in their quest to save the world from an evil genius who is trying to take over the world through the use of mind controlling cereal. Note: comes complimentary with lots of laughs and a healthy suspicion of what really resides in your breakfast. Runs around 40,000 words

le Madame: oh boy. Ok, so here I tell the story of a prostitute in 19th century Europe who wants to be a writer but whom  no one wants to publish because of her shady profession. Tides turn when a Christian publishing firm contacts her about possible publication and the stipulations it involves. This is a story of  autonomy, temptation, and forgiveness for loved ones who have had damaging influences. I’m only a few chapters in but am loving the character development and the situational stresses they are enduring.

 

Anyway, mix that awesomeness up with all my jobs and school and you have one busy chikie. And that’s not even including the host of poems, memoirs and short fiction I’ve been working away on. One day all this effort will pay off. But right now I’m enjoying the journey. Now if you’ll excuse me I have to go rub the life back into the lower half of my body so that I can get back to work.

Cheers!





Backspace Bar

12 04 2012

The comforting tapping of the key board that had been so prevalent up until now lays silenced. Cut down into oblivion. With my mouse I scroll back up to the page at my initial burst of genius. Scrolling back down I see my inspiration flow in a long trail of black words till their message is cut through and mangled by this little black bar. It blinks at me cruelly, evilly. It taunts me. I try to move on past this road block. A burst of new words appear on the screen. But they’re not right, and once again that little black bar devours them up. Always it is flashing, taunting, laughing.








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