Today is both bittersweet and joyful. My mom died 5 years ago today from lung cancer. She was my biggest cheer leader when it came to my writing. I miss her so much. At the same time, my books are doing well–something that would make her so proud. So today, I celebrate her life and my books. She’d be thrilled with that, I think. Looking back, I know my mom was a huge influence on why I write. (more…)
Happy 2013! I hope everyone has a safe and happy day today! This is the first day of the new year and today I’m spending it organizing. Well, organizing and doing some promoting of my books. Why? Because that’s my plan this year– more writing, more promoting and honestly, I’m planning my wedding as well. *gasps* Yeah, I know– who knew! LOL
But the other thing I plan on doing this year is a blessing jar– any time that things go well, something good happens, any blessing that happens go in that jar. Then if I feel bad and when the year ends, I’ll be able to see just how blessed I truly am. Sometimes we need this reminders to see just how well off we are– maybe not in a monetary way, but in other ways.
The other thing I plan for this year is to expand on my crafting skills. Why? Because doing things like my jewelry, my crochet, and some of my other crafts seems to help me with my writing as well. It gives me pleasure and it helps deepen myself in another way. I like that.
Dictation is hit and miss still– but that’s because I need to train Dragon better. I need the latest Dragon. I’m saving up for that. I figure that will be my March purchase. Once I have that and train it– it’ll be better for me in the long run to help me with my writing. Go me! I can’t wait to be able to get back on track and on target. It’s a slow, methodical process, but if I can do it one step at a time, I can get it done. Which is the plan for this year– to do it and to make it more streamlined by year’s end. Go me!
And I want to start the year with a THANK YOU. This is for the readers, the reviewers, the authors who have stood by me, hugged me, and walked by me side the past few years as I’ve struggled with many personal issues– health and otherwise. So thank you. Thank you so much as I make this year my comeback year.
Remember you can find my books at my publishers– Etopia Press, Loose Id, Changeling Press– or at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, ARe, or Kobo. Through the year, you’ll see more contests, releases and more– I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been working on this past year– hopefully, you’ll enjoy the new books that will be coming out.
Love and blessings to you all!
Today has been a major posting day. Sometimes, you get news hitting you on all sides, other days there’s nothing. But right now, I’m mad and I’m upset. More importantly, I’m furious at Sonoma County, California for what they’ve done. Many of you know about how Prop 8 is being fought at many levels in California. But at a ground level, it comes down to two elderly men in love, doing all the legal things they’re supposed to do– and being screwed over by the county officials because they didn’t want to deal with the truth. To read more– follow the link to ARe. Take a stand today. Tell people it’s not right to hurt anyone– young or old just because they love someone. It’s just not right.