Monday, 24 October 2016

Monday MishMash

Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme created by Kelly Hashway for sharing what's going on in your life and noggin. You just grab a button and post your business...I mean thoughts online. No biggie. Have fun!

1. The rainy weekend washed away my movie going plans. But I'm coming back with a vengeance this week. Seeing at least three movies. Saw none in September and I'm making up for it.

2. Taking part in Nanowrimo is probably not the best idea for me right now. So why am I still doing it? Right because I'm trying to prove that the definition of insanity is not repetition but me. Yup.

3. Freelance work is trickling a bit but I still have one ongoing customer. Checking back on others who were supposed to start ordering but haven't. Also plan to check the request section for potential customers. Putting myself out there to make that green.

4. Reading? LOL, what is that? Oh yeah...have to fit more of that in somewhere.

5. Been using Netflix a lot less. But I had to see Black Mirror's Nosedive episode. Bryce Dallas Howard was amazing in that and the story, superb. When will I watch the rest. *Laughs* Whenever I feel like I have some free time. Oh and...what's free time again? Right. The time I'm using right now to create this blog post? Of course it is.

6. Creating more time for my own work. Listen manuscripts, mama is a little...quite stressed out right now. Among other things the scheduled cover artist waited until the month of having to deliver the order to pretty much cancel on me. Forcing me to have to go digging for another quality affordable artist and this time I also have to buy the images myself so thanks a lot LADY! Found one but have to start in mid-November which I should already have had that stuff ready since the October schedule happened because I had to wait on the last cover artist in the first place! Creators, please don't have people schedule in advance whether a month or months then up and change everything on them at the last minute. Just stop it!

So anyway that's it for me. Enjoy your week and God Bless.

Friday, 21 October 2016

If I Were a Mobster Blogfest: Graham Style

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Hi guys. Today we celebrate the release of Chrys Fey's latest novel 30 Seconds Before. Also to have some fun, she arranged the If I were a mobster Blogfest. Feel free to click here to sign up. Now enjoy the festivities and be sure to consider giving Chrys's novel a whirl. Who doesn't want to see what happens when a cop infiltrates the mob.

My Mobster stats are inspired by one of our national heroes. Nanny of the Maroons is the only female on the Jamaican list of National Heroes.

Hero Mobster

My Mobster Name: Blazing Nanny

My Rank: Co-Leader. My tribe works as one and take care of each other.

Crime Zone: Jamaica

My Look/Disguise: Part-time Telemarketer. A pressed button blouse and a pleated skirt.

My Weapon of Choice: Always have my tazer and homemade pepper gas in case. But love my silencer ready Beretta 92FS (semi-automatic pistol).

Mobster Vehicle: Whichever one I get picked up in. No dark tinted windows. Nothing too flashy.

What I'm known for: In my mobster life I named myself after our National Hero the wonderful Nanny of the Maroons. She dedicated her life to fight slavery and I dedicate mine to rid my lovely island home of senseless and violent crime. I'm no angel but I won't tolerate the unnecessary violence leading to the death of innocent men, women and children. Crimes needs codes and if the criminals won't learn to take only what they need, my tribe and I will teach them how. Painfully.

My Catch Phrase: "So yuh a di duppy who nuh know who fi frighten?" (Patois like any respectable Jamaican...*wink*)

Read on to find out more about 30 Seconds Before...


Blake Herro is a cop in the Cleveland Police Force. Ever since he was a child he wanted to do right by the city he loved by cleaning up the streets and protecting its citizens. Red, a notorious mobster, has other plans.

On a bitter December night, ten police officers are drawn into a trap and killed by Red’s followers. Blake wants to bring down the Mob to avenge his fallen brothers and to prevent other cops from being murdered. Except the only way he can do that is by infiltrating the Mob.

Every minute he’s with these mobsters he’s in danger. Around every corner lies the threat of coming face to face with a gun. Will he make it out of the Mob alive or will he be their next victim?

BUY LINKS: Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / NOOK / KOBO / The Wild Rose Press

To celebrate, 30 Seconds, the follow up story, is on sale for 99 cents!

Sale Oct. 21st – Nov. 4th

SALE LINKS: Amazon / The Wild Rose Press / NOOK / KOBO


Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series (Hurricane Crimes and Seismic Crimes), as well as these releases from The Wild Rose Press: 30 Seconds, Ghost of Crimes), as well as these releases from The Wild Rose Press: 30 Seconds, Ghost of Death, and Witch of Death.

Website / Blog / Facebook / Twitter

Thank you for coming, congrats Chrys for a very fun book release and God Bless.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Movie Love: Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 Teaser Trailer

You read it right folks. This morning Marvel Studios dropped the teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. So be prepared for even more laughs, action, cool characters and the movie that shows all other comic book movies (of the last couple of years) who's the boss of utilizing an excellent soundtrack! Did I say I love it? I think I did. Spiderman: Homecoming...Who?

On Friday I'll be taking part in Chrys Fey's Mobster Blogfest. See you there.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Getting Personal: Clinton vs. Trump and National Heroes Day

This Jamaican female is very grateful for not having to vote in this year's United States of America election. I could go on about the politics but...I don't want to. Hilary Clinton has always been sketchy to me and Donald Trump went from an interesting new comer to a creepy crazed side show. Or full event...whatever. Wish it could all be settled easily like this meme below. If you say Digimon...I no longer know you. God Bless.

Yes that's really it. Bye. Ugh, okay...I'd vote Democrat if I had to. Now move on!

P.S.: Oops need to add a little something. Can't believe I forgot!

National Heroes Day

Today October 21, 2016 is National Heroes day in Jamaica. We remember the heroes who fought to help create a free and independent country. Some losing their very lives in the attempt. We celebrate you all today and remember you always.

Jamaica National Heroes:


Also our Prime Minister Andrew Holness has a National Heroes Day Message to share with the country.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Writing Factory

Have you ever felt like your writing is on an assembly line? That you are just filling in things for someone else despite the fact you're doing the work? I won't go into too much details but one of my freelance jobs has me at a bit of an impasse. Drafting novels for others can be tough and time consuming. More so when you try to fix a bad outline only to get shot down by the client who thinks it's perfect. I will still work with them but after finishing this sequel, I will not sign on to do a third book. Which is sad but sometimes you have to do what is best for yourself and peace of mind over the quality of work you're ghostwriting. Still doing my best but feel like I'm trying to impress lessons upon a spoilt child. She's not my kid, I've had enough.

On the happy front. I am so close to finishing drafting a novella which is translated from a play. This is the second time I've done this because translating across mediums can be very difficult. However this client is so open to my ideas and excited about every new chapter, I want to make them happy. It is both a good and sad thing that our time together is nearly over. Also an old client wants to get back to ordering. He also has been an iffy client but that has been with taking up orders on time and rating. However he follows through on letting me know if he has any issues and allows me the freedom to fix or expand on anything in the drafting process. So I'm fine with having him back and he'll be a good buffer for...that other client. I also decided yesterday to lock down my story plot orders. While I feel a little sad for those clients. Right now drafting is taking up a lot of my freelance working time and pays best. Having to jump from big ongoing orders to tiny but still time consuming sporadic orders is distracting. So with a slight heavy heart but good business sense, writing short plots for stories is out until I either have more free time or there's a slow down on drafting novel/chapter orders. Not that I'm hoping to lose any business.

Have you ever felt more like a factory or an assembly than a person because of your job? I love being a freelancer but the fact of the matter is you have clients to answer to and they are all different. Good news though is also as I freelancer I can choose whether to continue or cut a working relationship short without having 'a boss' tell me what to do. Thanks for stopping by and God Bless.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Monday Mishmash

Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme created by Kelly Hashway for sharing what's going on in your life and noggin. You just grab a button and post your business...I mean thoughts online. No biggie. Have fun!

1. I had a zero writing weekend. Needed to recharge some batteries and played a lot of Facebook games. Also rewatched a few episodes from Once Upon a Time: Season 5. Episode 9 still brings tears to my eyes. Bear King!

2. Need to buckle down on some serious reading. Been lax lately but I'm picking back up my lovelies.

3. Time to go back on the freelance clock. Vacation's don't last forever, even if it's just staying home when you work from home. Did I say that right? Yes, yes I did.

4. That debate last night between Hillary and Donald was something else. And by that I mean it was nothing like what I believe true political debates should be. Could Trump have lurked any closer to Clinton? I mean really?

5. Being grateful that Hurricane Matthew spared Jamaica it's worst wrath. Sorry Florida, Haiti and others. You are in my prayers. 

6. Being grateful period. There is so much to be thankful for.

Thanks for stopping by. God Bless.