Saturday, September 29, 2012

Misspelled words and what is to come.

Every author misspells words when writing. It's bound to happen. But what I am going to do in order to keep these word grounded in my mind, by sharing them all with you of course! Every week, once a week I'll gather a list of my misspelled words and write them down. Perhaps you'll do the same so you can remind yourself on which ones need to be remembered and spell correctly. Sort of like what they might have done with you while in grade or middle school.

(Please note I DO have dyslexia.)

I'll be posting just the word spelled correctly because of the noted issue above sometimes I type too fast and the word gets switched or because of the issues above. So I'll only list the correct form.

Oh goodness I have been busy. Not only with picking out a novel plot to write and be serious about learning how to improve my writing but I've been having health issues again. I have some pretty bad issues with getting bad migraines that don't go away with normal over the counter meds. I don't see my neurologist until Nov. and the meds he gave me to try did not work last night so I've been very sickly today trying to get over the affects of having a really bad migraine. It leaves you feeling very weak and shaky and almost to the point that you feel like puking so the last few days I've been busy trying to take care of my health.

But I'm feeling a bit better so I'm going to focus on this blog now. As promised I have book reviews in store, manga reviews (Will be posted on my cosplay blog, link will be proved when issued. Which will most likely be the same day as a book review.)

And a few other things, such as favorite authors, playlists, and such.

Time to go write!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

WD,writing homework!

Really cracking down on learning how to be my best at writing. Learning and improving is really important to me, especially since I can't go to school to learn more about new writing techniques. So since I've been having a lot of migraines lately I've been focusing on really digging into my writing novels/Writer's Digest magazine, ect. I have to say in the newest issue (October 2012) of Writer's Digest I'm really enjoying the "Ask An Agent Anything" section. I'm really learning a lot more about agents and my questions are being answered. I have a lot more respect for them after seeing how they answered. It makes me more excited to work with one in the future.

If you are just starting out I suggest doing research while writing your novel/ or after you've finished. It really helps calm your nerves and learn more about what you are getting yourself into. I often sit back and think about what it would be like to get "the call" from an agent. I know I'd be nervous, but excited. Most likely speechless. I hope that day will come in the near future.

To make that dream happen working hard is my only option. Improving, learning and fixing my past mistakes is what I am focusing on. In order to get published I must work for it. It's time to step it up and really focus hard on improving myself. I know it'll be hard and I'll have a lot of editing to do but maybe this is what I needed in order to get published.

Here is what I'm reading/going to read.

Bullies, Bastards & Bitches: How to write the bad guys of fiction. (Jessica Page Morrell)

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies For Every Writer. (Roy Peter Clark)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Computer Blues

Having some issues with my computer. Although it seems to be working for now it may turn around and crash tomorrow. So I'm just playing it by ear and hoping it wont die on me. I'm almost to 10k with the novel and I'm ready to break away from what I had written in the old draft and start crafting this as a new piece. I'm hoping my computer issues don't get in my way while I work to finish this novel.

And the worst news of them all is....

Tomorrow is my last day with internet. We're having issues with the company who is supposed to do our internet and phone services. So I am unsure when I'll be able to update. I may get desperate and have to go somewhere I get some free wifi. Hopefully I'll have internet before November for NANOWRIMO so I can enter The Unnaturals and work on getting to the 50k mark or beyond. I'm really excited about the NANOWRIMO this year. It'll be my third year.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bad news

Horrible news. I'm pretty sure my desktop is dying. It wont start up and when it does it freezes and crashes. My netbook is out of date and barely works. I cant replace either. If it dyes I'll have no way to write my novel. I'm so disappointed and heartbroken. I feel like nothing but bad stuff is happening.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


The last few days have dragged on forever. Now I just feel sick to my stomach, confused and stressed. The lose our family dog has left me feeling like not doing anything. Luckily I've been finding writing easy. But planning for Halloween, a holiday I love, I just can't focus. My hubby wants to do Pandora Hearts. I found a dress for Sharon I want to do but after not being able to find the right fabric I've already given up. I suddenly don't care if I dress up to give candy out. I just want to stay at my house and write. I'm not depressed just stressed. Life isn't going anywhere. I feel stuck, shut in, trapped. I want it move along but everyone around me is fine where it is.

I just don't know.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

This is a great book!

Since I am focusing on becoming more serious about becoming published and am making a site dedicated to my novels for agents and fans a like to view See it here I am also reading and trying to improve my writing skill as much as I can while I'm waiting to get a job. Never have I felt so dead set on reaching towards my dream. It's never felt so close.

I was bought a wonderful book today about strategies for writer's called Writer's Tools: 50 essential strategies for every writer. By Roy Peter Clark. This book which I picked up by random is really helpful! I'm only on chapter two but already I am learning new and fresh ways to use when I rewrite my novel, The Unnaturals. This book is easy to understand, gives good examples and is very useful to anyone who's trying to push their career along and learn, learn, learn. I'll put up a link to the book tomorrow for it's late, I'm tired and really wanting to dig into this book more.

I suggest taking notes when reading it.  I normally don't and lose all that info later on when I'm stuck and having a case of writer's block. I think taking notes will help in the long run, especially when there are 50 strategies. In less your great at remembering or want to whip the book out every five minutes, just take notes. It helps make you remember anyway.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Inspired to become more serious

Looking over authors websites and reading over and over again that writer's seeking to become published should create their own site, I am going to make a blog which will be solely about my novels and what my future project are for agents and whomever to look at. I'm hoping this will bring me more fans and loyal friends in case I do decided to self-publish. I'm hoping it will give me something to do and will keep my mind at bay for a while since I want it to look as professional as I can make it. I also need to write up some good intros without giving too much away. I'll also be listing my playlist on there from which songs inspire me the most while writing that certain novel. Those songs that will be listed are normally the ones I keep listening to over and over again. As I create this blog/site I'll also be either writing the novel I am now, The Glass Butterfly or start on rewriting my other novel, The Unnaturals. I might try to finish the TGB before November so I can work on the Unnaturals for the National Writing Month contest. Which I tried to do before but decided to work on rewriting Promise Me instead.

This will include...

  •  Bio about me (How I started writing/Why I started)
  • Goals
  • Word/page count update
  • Info about up-coming projects
  • Info about finished novels (Promise Me)
  • Playlists
  • Inspiration/top read of the month

It'll be a lot more clean and a lot more organized than this blog which has become my blog to rant and talk about other things besides writing. As some who have read my other posts you know I am engaged. The site for my novels will have my maiden name. For I'll be keeping that as my "author name" when I get published.


I want everyone who has said I'm worthless, who has bullied me, who has put me down, or glanced over my work, to see what I can do. No my novels are not about getting back at those people. I just want them to see my name and go "Oh. I used to know her. She sure has come a long way." Ect. If I was seeking revenge or fame I'd be an actress or something. So don't get me wrong I have my reasons. Anyway, This blog will hopefully be up soon. But because I have decided to do this I have to stop working on my template for book reviews. ;_;

I will try my hardest to finish it up soon so I can start on some reviews. I'm going to Powells (The city of books in downtown Portland) sometime this month so I'll make sure to get some good, lesser known YA novels to review later on.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Things take a turn for the worse

Just as I was gettin inspired enough to start writing something goes wrong. Our oldest dog Tasha who we got when we first moved into the house we live in now, is in so much pain she can't walk. There isn't we can do but put her out of her pain and put her down. We got first got Tasha right after we moved. My parents surprised us with her. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was such a nice surprise. We had bought the house because it had a huge backyard, big enough for a Akita. Our last Akita/German shepherd mix had died suddenly we waited a long time to get Tasha and she was a great dog.

The part that hurts most is she wont be making it to her birthday on the 22nd. Her tenth birthday. We all loved her so much. My brother was bonded with her to the point she slept on his bed even through she's huge. It's makes me so sad that once her health started to fail (We're sure she has cancer because of the bumps all over her body.) he started to pull away from her. He doesn't know yet about her being put down tomorrow. I think that breaks my heart more because I remember how I felt when I lost my cat Homer. It's a horrible feeling that never goes away. I still mourn for my cat every time I see his picture. He was my best friend and died during a very hard time in my life.

Our other dog Carmen is going to be so heartbroken. I just don't know how to feel right now. Numbness has over taken me. I'm going to miss our big beast so much. My best memory is of her playing "soccer" with me when she was young. And when she would lie on the couch next to me. How she knows what "Inside voice" means and how she always demanded to get a little taste of what was for diner.

The next few weeks will be hard.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Never been so confused

I'm back from the con. I have been for a few days but after a con you feel so down you don't really want to do anything. Plus a spider must have bit me because both my legs and feet are swollen. It really sucks. The con was great though. I had a awesome time with my friends. It really was the best con we've gone to so far.


Like the title of this post says I'm confused. I have three novel ideas I want to write all at the same time. Of course I already know that isn't possible for me right now. Plus I don't think I could focus on three different plots with numerous different characters at the same time. So I have no choice but to pick one novel and stick with it.

This is the second time I've tried to re-write the novel I'm working on. But something about it just isn't sticking with me. I feel bored and can't write it how I see it in my mind. This piece might be too big for me right now.

But I'm not really sure which novel idea to write. I know it's not good to think about which will sell better but with no job and lots to do I can't help but to think about which would sell better. Which idea is more unheard of. I just don't know. If anyone reads this post, please tell me which you'd read. I'm not going to go into the details about the plot. All are YA (Young Adult) novels

1.SteamPunk VS High Fantasy (A story where nature is taken over by steampunk. High fantasy elements as well as Victorian themes. Royal families, lies, mystery and a war between human and beast)

2. Urban Fantasy ( supernatural VS humans. The Grim Reaper is involved.)

3. Urban Fantasy (Fairies. Myths. Twists and turns, lies and betrayals.)