Friday, February 25, 2011

Social Networking

It has been about a year and a half since I started on various social networks the major addiction though is twitter it really takes a lot of will power to get off the darn thing. However, it has come very useful meeting amazing agents, gaining knowledge about the literary business and connecting with other authors/writers which is amazing because whether a writer is a beginner, intermediate, published we as a community share the same emotions scared one minute about meeting deadlines or nervous about querying or disappointed about rejections. Being able to distract myself on Twitter makes the journey less stressful I don't feel so alone, the best tweets I read is when a writer that I follow let the world know he/she got an agent or getting published and sometimes that was made possible because another writer referred their agent to that writer or their blog, that has to make an aspiring writer like myself optimistic. The last point is that social networking has to be authentic don't follow other writers thinking you'll get a referral fake will be exposed and if another person feels that way then your positive networking will falter be genuine, be yourself.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

ROCK GODS--KINGS OF LEON

What a night for a dance, you know I'm a dancing machine.
With a fire in my bones, and the sweet taste of kerosene,
I get lost in the light, so high I don't wanna come down,
To face the loss of the good thing that I had found.

(Woo hoo hoo, woo hoo hoo)

In the dark of the night, I can hear you callin' my name.
With the hardest of hearts, I still feel full of pain.
So I drink and I smoke, and I ask you if you're ever around,
Even though it was me who drove us right in the ground.
See, the time we shared, it was precious to me,
But all the while, I was dreamin' of revelry...

(Woo ooo ooo ooo, woo ooo ooo ooo)
Born to run, baby, run, like a stream down a mountainside.
With the wind at my back, I don't ever even bat an eye.
Just know it was you all along who had a hold on my heart,
But the demon and me were the best of friends from the start.
So, the time we shared, it was precious to me;
All the while, I was dreamin' of revelry...

(Woo ooo ooo ooo, woo ooo ooo ooo)

Dreamin' of revelry...

(Woo ooo ooo ooo, woo ooo ooo ooo)

And I told myself: "Boy, away you go..."
It rained so hard it felt like snow.
Everything came tumblin' down on me.
In the back of the woods,
In the dark of the night,
The paleness of the old moonlight,
Everything just felt so incomplete.

Dreamin' of revelry...

(Woo ooo ooo ooo, woo ooo ooo ooo)

Dreamin' of revelry...

(Woo ooo ooo ooo, woo ooo ooo ooo)

Dreamin' of revelry...

(Woo ooo ooo ooo, woo ooo ooo ooo)

Dreamin' of revelry...

(Woo ooo ooo ooo, woo ooo ooo ooo)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Inspiration


I went to a workshop today organized by my union the amazing PSSP and was blown away by Kelly Walker this is the bio from his website.

Kelly Walker is an author and speaker as well as an accomplished singer songwriter - recording artist. He addresses audiences across North America with his spirited message of hope and courage and humour, addressing such timely concerns as change, burnout, leadership, humour and grief.
http://www.kwalker.com/home.html


The week of 7-14 2011 had not been my greatest week I had difficulties with my clients and a disrespectful co-worker and although I confronted her appropriately in my quiet space I broke down and had a intense cry fest.

Today listening to Kelly, and his journeys through life decisions he made issues he confronted in his personal life it inspired me to accept that moments in which i feel I am in a hole, or darkness engulfs me its those moments that will enable me to come back stronger than ever. I really liked when he stated live, take care of me and give myself the opportunity
to groan and also to grow find the passion that will bring happiness, that made me realize no matter how long it takes I will continue to pursue my dream of getting published.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Progress Report

I was struggling today about what to blog about, I have not set a consistent day in which I blog because truthfully I need to think about what I want to blog about and just like writing it could take a while for the mind to get moving. Today's blog will be about updates. I am revising Ecliptic Dreams formerly known as Cove Awakening which I still have a soft spot for but since I decided to rewrite my novel changing the name sort of made it seem fresh again and I love titles in novels that reflect the seasons, universe etc i.e.TWILIGHT, NEW MOON, ECLIPSE etc. The revised title makes sense though with the story and the main character struggles so here is my WIP I am working on. ECLIPTIC DREAMS/YA Paranormal Romance: Professional editing/rewrites/revisions
Twilight SIREN/YA Fantasy Romance : First draft hope to be finished this by late spring RED DAWN YA/Dystopia Romance: First Draft aiming to finish in early spring
November Rain/YA Paranormal Romance ongoing maybe until early summer
Drum roll my first adult Erotica Mist of Moon(FYI I am terrified writing a naughty novel this is really a challenge if I can cope writing way out of my norm)
What was that significant moment in which you made a decision regarding your publication path?