Showing posts from October, 2016

Monday MishMash at October's End

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. Sadly movie week was a bust. Rain, family issues and a health incident (when I get sharp pains in certain places. I aint going to a dark movie theater. No.) turned that plan into a pumpkin.

2. I'm doing Nanowrimo. Yep, still going strong on that. I love taking part even though I have never won before. Will I win this year. I'm gearing up for that. But either way, I'm in.

3. Found a replacement cover artist. Please freelancers, don't wait until the very month of a pre-planned cover schedule to cancel or shift practically two months down. Not cool! I'm so annoyed I'm considering possibly not using this cover artist in the future. She's very talented but damn, this whole sudden shift really pissed me off. If you're going to be away for all of Novemb…

Be Proud of Yourself

In a time when people are told there's always some wrong with you or others. Be proud of yourself. There's always someone out there who thinks the world of you. But it must start within. Be proud of yourself and what you have accomplished. If you failed and know it. Then you're alive to try again. Be proud of yourself. Then go out there and be proud of others. There's a saying that misery loves company. Then so should confidence, kindness, happiness and success. Don't hoard it. Share it.

Also when I first saw this image. The author who posted it stated they agreed with the quote but would feel better with this lovely gown and fairy wings. Personally I felt differently. My first thought was I'm not getting jealous of this bitch in the image because I don't know what she did to get those wings or dress. I'm not a person who's easily made jealous and I'm (mostly) either happy or wary of the success of others. Success doesn't always fall on the…

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 Blac…

If I Were a Mobster Blogfest: Graham Style

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 n…

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.

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.


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

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 t…

You Should be Writing

See you Friday guys!

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…

IWSG: Ending that Story

Welcome to another Insecure Writer's Support Group hosted by Alex Cavanaugh, co-hosts and his team of lovely helpers. 
IWSG Monthly Question: When do you know your story is ready?
That answer is different for everyone. For me it depends on the book, story or work. There just comes a point when everything that needs to be done is finished. At that point you have to decide whether you will stop nitpicking your work to death and move unto the submission or publishing process. You have to decide to stop. Sure there might be other avenues that could be explored. But is it relevant to the book or the potential readers? If it is not then it's your own selfish desire to never part with this creation you have made. If you want to keep a story for yourself to tweak around with then fine. However that piece of work is not suitable for serious publishing. 
So at the end of the day the answer is different for each person. If you want to be a serious writer you have to put what your book n…

Monday MishMash and Goal Hop

Last week was one of those weeks where the planets collide and apocalypse sort of rains everywhere. But now it's a new week and I'm back to blogging. As you know I don't like blogging when I can't comment and only left two non-commentable posts last week to ensure that blogging withdrawal didn't drive me mad and to let everyone know I was still of this Earth.

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 have decided to kill the Tuesday posts I tried to restart. I'll do my best to post my usual Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Any other dates might be for special notices or promotion and I'll add an alert beforehand to let you know.

2. Still riding high from selecting a model for a January 2017 photoshoot. Never did I think when I first started this blog I'd get to the point where I was making…