Showing posts from June, 2016

Quick Update

You know that saying when it rains, it pours? Yup that is my life right now. Good news I have good new freelance writing projects. Bad news, I got new freelance writing projects. While I'm glad these have come at the most inopportune time and now Bunowimo and Junowrimo definitely aint getting to 50,000 words. Plus my blogging time has disappeared. I use a quick episode on Netflix as a break because I just don't want read right now. My brain in too crammed with words.

But I am also grateful. I have more work which means more money and by the end of this week the big ones will be out of the way. That way I should be able to manage my time more wisely. Also I'm glad that a temporary bout of what I thought to be another flu attack, wasn't and I'm feeling better minus some exhaustion. So guys sorry for being away so long. I hope to be back on Monday July 4th, but don't quote me on that. Just look out for me next week on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

Miss and love you…

Junowrimo 2016: A Peek Inside

2016 has been quite a writing year so far. I have been seeing more of an uptick in freelance writing jobs and my own writing has come up with various WIP ideas for me to explore. This June I decided to take part in both Bunowrimo and Junowrimo. But it is the latter I'm most intrigued with because I have started to work on my second MG novel. Yes the girl, ahem woman, who was terrified about starting one MG WIP has started a second. This one however holds a deeper meaning to me because it has taken a real life of it's own. Let me explain.

Before June I had bare bones of an idea:

A) Evil Santa Claus. Not Krampus but that Santa in my story was always evil.

B) A child is taken to a special school or place where select kids are trained to fight him.

C) The Boogeyman is actually a good guy and nightmares are used to frighten kids awake so Santa can't kidnap them.

D) No clue. There were lots of confusing holes.

Then June rolled around and to say things changed would be a kindnes…

For Orlando

My heart goes out to all those who lost loved ones in Orldando both in the mass shooting at the gay nightclub and the murder of Christina Grimme last week. Each a tragedy in their own right. Neither to be forgotten as good innocent people lost their lives just being themselves.


Christina Grimmie : Source

See you all on Monday. I just have no more words.

Waiting on Wednesday: Carve the Mark

Waiting on Wednesday is held weekly by Breaking the Spine. This event spotlights upcoming releases bloggers are excited about. So without further ado here is my pick.

For starters my sincerest apologies for being off the blogosphere. I'm currently catching up on blogs I haven't visited as of this week (sorry last week Thursday/Friday). Life, writing, Life. Anyway glad to be back and on with Wating on Wednesday.

Book: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

Expected Release Date: January 17, 2017

Summary on Goodreads: On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not — their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgif…

WOW: Unknown by Wendy Higgins

Waiting on Wednesday is held weekly by Breaking the Spine. This event spotlights upcoming releases bloggers are excited about. So without further ado here is my pick.

Book: Unknown by Wendy Higgings

(Expected) Release Date: August 16, 2016

Summary from Goodreads: Amber Tate believes the worst thing she’ll suffer in life is dealing with the unrequited love she feels for her brother’s best friend, Rylen Fite. She also believes war is something unfortunate that happens places far, far away from her rural Nevada town. She’s wrong on both counts.

When an unknown organization meticulously bombs major cities in the United States and across the globe, a trickle-down effect spreads to remaining towns at an alarming speed—everything from food and water sources to technology and communications are compromised. Without leadership, the nation is split between paralysis and panic, but Amber isn’t one to hide or watch helplessly. She’s determined to put her nursing skills to use, despite the danger, eve…

Monday MishMash: June Edition

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. Back on the writing grind. Took a needed break Sunday after completing two freelance writing jobs Saturday night. Ready to tackle the others today.

2. Junowrimo and Bunowrimo have started and so have I. Writing both a YA and a MG interchangeably is interesting and I can't wait to see what I have at the end of the month. Both have surprised me with big changes already.

3. Keeping up with my reading. Reread the first two books in the Girls Wearing Black Series last week. Now I'm currently reading book 3 The Rose Ransom by Spencer Baum. Also completed Soldier by Julie Kagawa early this morning and a fairytale novella last Monday. Will review novella on Wednesday.

4. Plan to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and X-Men Apocalypse this week.

Thanks for stop…

IWSG: The Sum of Things

I am happy today to say today is the first Wednesday of a new month which means time for another IWSG. Everyone who participates gets to share their insecurities with supportive listeners and at times just go into into triumphs and offers of encouragement. To start off let me offer you all a lifetime of happiness, love, understanding, joy and endurance. We all have good and bad times and what matters is how we emerge from the other side and those we help along the way.
Now unto my insecurity. As you know if you have regularly read my posts on my blog that I have issues with exhaustion. Sometimes it can get severe. Life is so much more than one person, place or planet. What I have been thinking about a lot recently is how things are adding up. I have been slowing down because I just can't do things like I used to. During this year's 2016 A to Z Challenge I pushed through a particularly hard time because not only was there a lingering exhaustion but I had a really bad case of t…