Sunday, September 17, 2017

Love Triangles

Please be patient with me as I am typing this on my phone. I hate typing things on my phone I am more prone to mistakes if you haven't noticed on Facebook. So I am working on several things right now since I submitted my Christmas Lites story! I love being part of such an amazing project every year. So start prepping because that marketing will be starting up soon!

So like I said I'm working on a few projects. I'm going to include an older project in this conversation. I don't typically care for love triangles. I half the time usually cheer for the one the person doesn't end up with. That might be part of the reason why. Does anyone else have that problem?

Oddly enough I'm having that problem in two projects. I have an idea where I want the story to go. I set things into the works and then I start liking the other guy more. Part of me is like "damnit I like the other guy, can I change my ending?" Yet another part is like "well how do I dig myself out of this hole?"

Leave it to me to put myself in that situation! You will see what I am talking about on Mistakes 5. I've been putting a real dent in that story the last couple of days. Hopefully hearing about a love triangle doesn't make you not to finish the series! Well, I should probably go back to writing because I have a couple of errands to run before going to my boyfriend's cousins birthday!
Happy readings!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cover Reveal ~ Shattered 2 Diana Nixon

Good Morning,
I don't have many mornings like this left, school starts up in a couple of weeks so I will be back to work. However, that's not why we're here today. I get to help the author Diana Nixon reveal the cover to her book Fragile, Shattered 2. I don't know how she always ends up with amazing covers! It is an adult book, which is coming out this fall!

Diana Nixon, an International Bestselling Author of contemporary and paranormal romances, is a woman of contradictions. She was born in Minsk., Belarus. She has a Master of Law degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Polish and Spanish.

Diana’s writing career is like a roller coaster ride. It started with a fantasy novel named Love Lines, that was originally written in Russian and only later, it was translated into English. Since then, Diana has published 18 more books, both of contemporary and fantasy genres. Her books are being translated into Spanish, French and Russian.

Diana Nixon is the founder of Inks & Scratches, a literary magazine intended to help authors of all genres find readers and spread the news about their writing all over the world. 


Official page:
Twitter: @DianaNixon9
Instagram: @authordiananixon

Friday, July 28, 2017

Mistakes 5

It is a rainy Friday night. My one dog, Lily, is curled up under a blanket against me as I am spending the night writing Mistakes #5. I originally thought that it would be a full length novel, but as I am writing it, I'm thinking it's probably going to be a novella just like 1-4. I like the changes that the characters have been taking. This is the story that started it all. Back in high school I wrote about half of a werewolf story that was put on the back burner. Then I wrote the first one to be part of collection that didn't happen. When it wasn't use I thought of a way to connect it to the one that I wrote in high school which is now known as Mistakes #5.

I can say it is a little different than the other four. The other four lead up to this hopefully big battle that will be the fate of all humans. It will be different to be done with the series. I don't know if I'll write another werewolf series. I don't know if it is weird to write two different werewolf stories, but have them be in different worlds in a way. I know I have a few other stories that I have been working on a little here and there. It is helping that my attention span is slowly returning from grad school. I swear grad school took my attention span and put it in a blender, then ten rounds in a boxing ring.

I also started my Christmas Lites short story. I think I was going to go one in direction, but I have a feeling this story might go in another direction. We'll see. I'm getting back into the world of writing more since I'm done with grad school and work will be starting up in a month. Part of that story's problem is it's been over 90 degrees and I'm suppose to be feeling in the Christmas spirit. It'll happen, it always does.

I was visiting my family in New Jersey for a couple of weeks this month. It was great to see my family and friends. I went to see the play Anastasia with my family which was one of my favorite movies growing up. I went to the beach twice! I miss the beach and wish we lived closer to it in Virginia, but oh well maybe eventually. While I was up my Grammy gave me my great great grandmother's wedding band. I'm the oldest of soon to be 8 grandchildren ranging from 27 years old to going to be born in September. My sister is the next oldest at 21. My fingers are smaller than her and she's not dating. My Grammy said I'm the only one it would fit and she wanted me to have it. My Grammy helped a lot while I was growing up. I got the ring and it was a perfect fit. Hopefully it will keep on being the perfect fit as I lose a few more pounds or so.

She had told me about the ring months ago, and considering how old it was I thought it would be very thick which I don't like. However it is beautiful and I can't wait to wear it. I texted my boyfriend while I was there, I told him no pressure, but my family gave me the wedding band already. Very Family Ties if you ask me.

Happy readings!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Ice Cream

I know it's been a few weeks and you see the title ice cream. I'm having a night in, finished a book, and about to get into some writing. So bare with me and my boredom. I know recently I posted about the pre-diabetic diagnosis. I have a major sweet tooth and since I've been eating healthier some of the sweets I used to enjoy makes me feel well for a lack of better words, blah. I've lost about 7lbs with my boyfriend laughing when I rewarded myself at 5lbs with buying Beauty and the Beast DVD. At this point I think there is more Mt. Dew than blood in his body so when I say laugh it isn't at the new lifestyle I've been inflecting on him, but the fact I rewarded myself with a DVD.

I've been reading the labels, and I've tried both cauliflower and whole wheat pizza. There's been other changes, but I'll spare you the long list because it's not really interesting. I'll be visiting my family in New Jersey for a little over a week/two weeks. I'm hoping that I can stay strong and keep going with the progress. I'm hoping it's going well, I can't get my blood retested until November. However, I keep saying "healthy" ice cream ads. I got sucked in and looked into the Halo Top ice cream. They aren't sold at my food store so I had to go to Walmart when I was in town spending money on plants again (I might have a slight problem).

The ice cream was more than I'd like. I typically go generic or look for the best buy. Thankfully there is a rebate on it on IB app. I got vanilla bean and red velvet because the Walmart by me was cleaned out. I must have missed some memo or something about it. I really wanted Oatmeal Cookie because I've been craving oatmeal cookies, but they were out of it. Opening the containers not that long ago I was shocked that one was up to the lid, while the other had a chunk out of it. There was a plastic seal so I know someone didn't eat it than put it back.

Can you tell the difference? I know it's with the vanilla is hard to tell. I had two spoon fulls of both just for curiosity sake. Both were creamy and so good. So far I'm not really nauseous either. I'm sure there is a catch other than the price. I've heard they cause some stomach upset-ness, but hopefully that's not the case. This week I'll be starting a book that I'm review since a long time. Now to get back to writing. :)

Happy Readings!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Chameleon Soul ~ Mia Hoddell

Good Morning!
Today is the second to last day of school and the summer heat by me is in full swing. I'm lucky enough to help share the news of giveaway opportunity that the wonderful author Mia Hoddell is giving readers. Her new release is a NA contemporary book that takes place in the sports world. I would check it out if I were you because I know with grad school being over I am ready to dive back into the indie book world again. I miss reading and knowing indie authors. Don't be like me and miss it, take a chance to enter the giveaway. I am also doing my own sale. Beneath the scars is a dollar cheaper on Smashwords and Barnes and Nobles. In addition to End of the Line is about to be free for a bit to prepare for the release of the second installment! Keep your eyes out for that!


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Something Crazy...

Look at this, two nights in a row! Maybe I can get back into the groove of things! I know I'll have End of the Line published this year (for sure this time!), but there might be more coming as well. I'm itching for being away so long. So I'm hoping to use that as motivation to get the ball rolling on a few things, including series. Now, you might be thinking 'what's with the title of this post'? Family Ties was my second story published which was a few years ago. It's been so long for that story and End of the Line I am gambling putting sequels out there. End of the Line still gets noticed here and there. Once I go through Family Ties 2, I'm thinking of one weekend only of releasing the draft for ebook users to test run, to get a peak. There will be grammar issues which is a risk of putting out there, but I'm curious what people would think of the story. It would be free and available for one weekend. So everyone who is a Family Ties fan would have to keep an eye out...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Happenings

Summer is approaching and I finished grad school which I thought would mean time to dive head first into writing. However, right around the time of my graduation I went to my doctor and my blood work came back as pre-diabetic. When I got the results I was confused, upset, and just didn't know where to begin. I eat healthy and exercise 4-6 times a week. I don't drink soda, and most of the food I make at home is homemade. I didn't really share the information because I have been a little embarrassed about it. I probably shouldn't be, but I am. I wasn't sure about that doctor's opinion in addition to not liking how the doctor handled the results  I went to my  primary doctor. She talked to me, and unlike the other doctor didn't seem bothered to explain the blood work then what the game plan would be if they came back positive. She's amazing.

Thankfully I have a supportive boyfriend who lives off mt. dew and pizza just said we'll do what we have to, to get the levels lower. Now I'm not very elevated so I am staying positive that it will be reversed before I get an actual diagnosis of diabetes. I've been reading, changing my eating habits, and changed my exercise routine. Since my doctor appointment which was May 26 I've lost about 3lbs. I know that doesn't sound like much, but I've been wanting to lose weight for the last few months. Getting this diagnosis was that final nail, "I really need to do it". The 3lbs make me giddy and I hope there's more to come, well lose?

Sorry I really feel awkward sharing real personal information like that so thank you for making it this far on my post. Last night I dove into editing my pirate story that I started back in high school and have since then refurbished. I don't know why picking an old story and editing it helps me get back into the grove of things. However, based off going the first chapter this might be the last time I go through it before I have a beta reader go through it. It reads as if I've gone through it many of times...I know the first part is ready, but we'll see about part two when I get there. Then on top of that I've been doing a few notes on Beneath the Scars 2 and Mistakes #5! Now to get through my nightly exercise so that I can do a little writing before bed!