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The Apocalypsies: The End (of the month) Is Nigh!

The Apocalypsies: The End (of the month) Is Nigh!: Time for another good news update! Congratulations to the YAmazing Race With MGnificent Prizes winners, and thanks to everyone who playe...

The Apocalypsies: Friendship and Writing through Stress

The Apocalypsies: Friendship and Writing through Stress: Writing can be a solitary. We sit in front of our computers. Stare at it. Smirk at it. Stick out tongue out at it. Cry at it. Curse at it....

Lyla Lee: Music Challenge

Lyla Lee: Music Challenge: I'm crawling out of the revisions' cave today to enlist in the fun challenge issued by Jani over at Life Debatable. This was the prompt: ...

Ebook cover for Rachael Becoming Red

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Update: Release date moved to March 10, 2012.

My novel isn't coming out until February 20, 2012 but here's the cover. After trying to create a cover by myself (total fail) and using another ebook cover artist (won't name her out of respect but her work was poor) who thought I was too dumb to check on the progress and cancel crappy work, I found nataliepink. Her order page on Fiverr seemed well done but I was still a little wary due to my past experience with another cover artist who had very nice ebook samples but herself did terrible work (I cancelled after the seller refused to communicate with me when I made it clear the cover needed a complete overhaul). But nataliepink was different. From just going back and forth with her before ordering it was obvious she wanted to help. After I ordered we worked together in finding the best layout and characters for my cover. The process went so smoothly it actually was done a day earlier. Below is the end result and I'm certai…

Turning the Pages: Switched by Amanda Hocking

Turning the Pages: Switched by Amanda Hocking: Switched by Amanda Hocking Published: January 2012 Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin Available: Amazon Blurb : When Wendy Everly was s...

Agape Love Designs & Photography: I Crack Myself Up

Agape Love Designs & Photography: I Crack Myself Up: I've been seeing these ecards a lot lately... they make me laugh. Since I'm so hilarious, I thought I would add to the collection. ;) My ...

Newt Gingrich Criticizes Media

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Newt Gingrich had some choice words for the media.He denied ever asking his ex-wife for an open marraige and and repremands the media for focusing on that instead of the campaign.




God is Good

I watched two gospel programs that epitomized what I'm currently experiencing with my writing and also my life. God speaks to us in mysterious ways and I could feel that he was using these preachers to tell me that everything would be alright and the changes I needed to make in my life.

On Joel Olsteen (on Daystar -660- at 1pm), the pastor spoke about Christians being blessed under God. That we had huge reserves of favour. We only had to have faith no matter the circumstances. He spoke of Job, who never cursed God during his terrible trials. The faithful servant of God was later rewarded as many have read in the bible. Pastor Olsteen also spoke about a true miracle where a woman was rescued after her car went underwater. A man dived in and got her out but all the car doors and windows were still locked. She couldn't get out, yet somehow this man who dived in found her. No one could explain how it happened. Joel have credit to the favour of God and I agree completely.

I took fr…

Belated New Year Post

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My first blog post for the new year. All other posts this month have been from other sites. enjoyable sites of course. First off I'm glad to be alive another year and give thanks to God our saviour. Life is a precious gift and religious or not we all should respect and tresure it.

Also my novel Rachael Becoming Red will be delayed until February 20, 2012 the earliest. I had some issues with the state of the book and would like to write more and make changes. I am still happy that I decided to self publish some of my novels. While I have no animosity towards the traditional way, I do think some books need to be self published in order to get out into the world.

Traditional Publishers have to make money to survive, so they have to accept books for publication that achieve that purpose. Also authors have to give up a lot of power when going traditional. The perks are many of course, including having an experienced team getting your book noticed and hopefully purchased. I have novel…

Amanda Hocking's Blog: Book Birthday!

Amanda Hocking's Blog: Book Birthday!: Today was the day that Switched came out in bookstores. Here are some pictures of Switched in bookstores: That's J. L Bryan's son John...

Michael's Babble: A message from Nermie to Mr. Giggles

Michael's Babble: A message from Nermie to Mr. Giggles: Mr. Giggles, I saw you last night. I don't know what you were planning to do to Michael with those scissors, but I'm keeping my eye on y...