Seriously, it has been a while. Moving to Lexington took a lot longer to settle than I initially believed.
Today is the first day that I am back to writing. It feels good. I am currently compiling my writing playlist. As the music plays the images run rampant through my mind. They unfold the story and I can see Andie react to her surroundings and other characters that she has a relationship with.
I’ll write more about that another time. I’m just glad to actually publish a blog piece considering that the last one I posted was forever ago. Luckily, I still have readers that follow my blog and follow my facebook page. Thank you for being so dang patient!
Lexington is beautiful! The air is clean, the grass is green and the people are so friendly. I love my new home and my neighborhood. We were very blessed for this opportunity to pop up in our life at the exact moment it was needed. It has been quite and adjustment. Staying home full-time is a lot more difficult than I remember. I was a stay-at-home mom years ago when my children were little. I assumed that since our children were older I would have more time on my hands to write full-time, boy was I mistaken. There are so many more things that I have to accomplish and get done throughout the day. But, I am making it work. There are still several projects that need to be completed around the house, however, I am going to put those on the back burner until I have my first draft completed. Most of my day is dedicated to writing this first draft.
It feels good and I can’t wait to share it with you!
This is short and sweet, but I wanted to take the time to let people know that I am still here and still alive and working!
Updating this blog once a week creates such a lag in momentum.
This thing was garnering attention from across the realm of imagination – and then the air went flat. I think I must have done something to the space/time/continuum. (Remember that kids?)
I’m going to start losing more sleep soon. The Body Thief is on hold while I finish Dark Inhibition. If you haven’t read Dark Revelation, you should. I don’t just say this because I wrote the book, I say this because I honestly think it is pretty darn good for a first novel. Aside from my own opinion, I would love to hear/read yours. Dark Inhibition plans to be a lot lengthier than the first one, by-the-way.
It’s going to take some time to get it done, it wants to get done. It needs to be completed. There is a force propelling me and my fingers forward. My dreams are of imps chomping down Chi. Those cute little buggers!
I was also thinking about maybe a weekly Vlog? Yes? No?
In the blink of an eye, everything can change. You could be walking down the street, driving a car, whistling a tune and all of sudden — you blink. You realize that the direction your life has taken you is one you didn’t want to take. You don’t want to be where you are and you want to escape. The people surrounding you don’t really know who you are. They don’t know where you come from, where you’ve been, what you had for breakfast. Does breakfast even matter? Does life even matter? What does matter?
Truth is only the lies spilled from the golden lips of yesterday. That’s it isn’t it? Isn’t it? I said, “ISN’T IT!!!”
The signs were there. You know, the big fat blinking signs warning you of the, “Danger, Will Robinson. Danger!” And yet, you chose to ignore it. You ignored your gut. And now you are stuck. You are stuck. Youare stuck. Who gives a scratch? Not me. I don’t care about your stuckedness. How you got there, who you were at the time that you stepped into the quick-dry cement and now have a limited range of motion.
We all make our own choices. We carve our own paths – our own niches. I’m on my own journey. I will offer you a word of warning – if you cross my path the wrong way – I’ll be the one to continue pressing forward through the quicksand. I will win. And, when I get to the other side, I won’t look back to save you. But I will make sure you end up where you are supposed to be. Because if we do meet, I am your destiny.
I am going to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo for the month of August. My goal, is to complete 50,000 words for my next novel – which for Camp NaNo, it will not be Book 2 in the Revelation series. Instead, it will be my 17+ Urban Fantasy.
I really like the characters in my book. They’ve been gathering dust since 2001. I think it is time for them to shake off the dust and get in the game. Dark Revelation needs time to stew and I think I can take the month of August to work on another book.
Then I will put that one on the back burner to edit while working on Dark Inhibition. In the meantime, there is also work, school, kids, and everything else along the way. I hope soon, I will be able to work from home (if you know what I mean), and keep this other full-time job instead of working two. One that pays every 60 days, and one that pays every week.
When I started on this journey, I didn’t realize at the time how lonely it would be.
Writing isn’t a team sport, at least mostly. Unless you collaborate and then that can become a whole other animal.
I used to be a very social person. Not that I am anti-social now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not – but – I don’t involve myself with other people like I used to. Instead I watch them. Creepy right?
I am a people watcher, not a people talker. I watch the way they move their body when they talk, the expressions on their faces, the way they take a breath and sigh thinking no one is watching. And then in my mind I describe each movement. I guess you could call it a non-writing exercise. I take notice of the little things. I file it away in my brain and then insert them into a character later on.
You know where I am right now? I am in my make-shift office/bedroom. My kids are in the living room and I can hear Illeana’s boyfriend Joe commenting about a game they are playing. If you would like to know what game it is, it is Dante’s Inferno.
I had to place this entry on pause because I had other things to do, including taking my youngest daughter to an activity. But here I am again, at my laptop, allowing my characters to talk to me.
I’ve decided to run another free promotion of Dark Revelation. Tomorrow, July 4th, my book will be free again. I am happy with how things are going, however, I would like to see more movement. I know the YA crowd is out there, but with myself being a new author, they are pretty hesitant to buy.
I am lacking reviews I believe. I am hoping that Ryleigh gets some love and people love my Fae.
I am starting the 2nd installment in the series titled Dark Inhibition. I have plans for Ryleigh and Tristan.