Friday, April 29, 2011
this is the second Royal wedding I've watched. yes , I gave up my precious sleep to watch it and as I type, I'm imagining my words in a British accent.LOL. but all of this is history so of course I'm not missing it. this wedding was so gorgeous and so tradition laden. I had goosebumps countless times as I watched it all on BBC America(of course) and I had tons of smiles as I watched the street interviews with all the Brits along the route to the Palace. I love the hats!!!! why don't we wear more hats? in my former life I know I was a milliner. but I just love the happy, united and optimistic energy of the crowd. this was such a great way to start my day. maybe now my writer's block will vanish.
and by the way, I'm wearing a tiara all day!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
1)I'm terrified of heights
2)despite my brash, comical exterior I am a tender heart underneath (if you tell anyone I'll beat your ass)
3)If I ever met any of my super crushes, I would turn into a tongue tied teen.
4)I'll never stop lovin my first true love. okay so you know this but some might not.
5)I can change my own tires and oil
6)I would rather watch cartoon than reality TV
7)I will sing and loudly I might add any song I love in my car no matter who's in it with me
And now to pass it on:
1) Tiffany's Bookshelf http://tiffanysbookshelf.blogspot.com
2)The Word is My Oyster http://lydiakang.blogspot.com
3)From Sarah, With Joy http://fromsarahwithjoy.blogspot.com
4)Two Nerdy History Girls http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com
5)Chronicles of a Novice Writer http://novicewriterchronicles.blogspot.com
6)Supernatural Smut http://brooklynann.blogspot.com
go and do good!
I'm so happy! I got 2 blog awards!!!! I am so honored and overwhelmed.
the first was this lovely award from A Storybook World hosted by author and brilliant illustrator Dierdra Eden Coppel http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/
the second award was from my hilarious friend in blogging Steve Bossenberger over at El Blog de Steve www.steveboss.blogspot.com he and I think a lot alike and if I lived anywhere near him, I'd never get anything done because we'd be discussing all the things he writes about along with some of my gems. anyway, the Boss awarded me The Stylish Blogger Award!
THANKS Boss and Dierdra!!!You guys rock!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
so I'll leave you with a little of The Way of the Bodhisattva:
May I become an inexhaustible treasure
For those who are poor and destitute;
May I turn into all things they need
And may these be placed close beside them!
Whether those who encounter me
Conceive a faithful or angry thought,
May that always become the source
For fulfilling all their wishes!
May all who say bad things to me
Or cause me any other harm,
And those who mock and insult me
Have the fortune to awaken fully!
I'll be back with more inappropriate humor and drama with my next post. :)
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Dark Shadows News Page: 4DMax Joins Dark Shadows Movie: "UK-based visual effects company 4DMax is to work on the new Dark Shadows feature film. 4DMax offers a number of digital effects services, i..."
ladies and gentlemen and others...please welcome Evelyn Lafont, awesome author of The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume I: Meeting and Mating. she has graciously stopped by to visit and share some of her wisdom!
For most of this blog tour, I’ve tried to focus on reader-centric content. But after reading a few of the posts here, I realize that this blog is favored by writer/readers. Writer/ readers are a challenging group—and I should know, I’m one of ‘em. We love to read, LOVE it. But we also love to create. Often our time must be unfairly split between the reading and the writing, but somehow we find a way to work both in and create some sort of Libra-approved writing/reading balance.
Until our secondary WIPs start whispering.
Yeah, I see your head nodding. You know exactly what I’m talking about. We each have a book or series that we consider our primary work—for me, that’s Josie’s story in the form of the Vampire Relationship Guide series. But we also have other ideas that we’ve started, jotted down, and plotted out that we plan to begin seriously writing later—after our primary WIP is done.
For a little while, this jotting down of secondary WIP notes works. It shuts the voices up for days, weeks, or maybe even months and lets us focus. But eventually, the secondary WIP sticks its tiny little head back out of our brain and knocks on the door to our inspiration, whispering dirty little nothings much too sweet to ignore.
If your secondary WIPs are pulling at you but you are under pressure to get your primary WIP finished (or are simply afraid of abandoning it and never finishing it), then I have a simple fix for you. Allow yourself ONLY 30 minutes a day to work on your whispering WIP. Yup, just 30 minutes. That way, you get to create the story when you are inspired—which is always the best—but you won’t be completely abandoning your primary WIP, so you won’t feel guilty, negligent or like you are being forced to do homework when you work on the primary WIP. Finally, those 30 minutes can be an easy way to grease the wheels of your creativity, and that ain’t never a bad thing.
Thanks Evelyn for visiting and sharing!
Evelyn Lafont is an author and freelance writer with an addiction to Xanax and a predilection for snark. Her debut novella, The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume 1: Meeting and Mating is available on Amazon , Barnes and Noble and Smashwords .
Josie wants what she’s never been able to have—sex with a vampire. Little does Josie know that vampires aren’t simply toys there to satisfy her carnal desires—they are dangerous. As Josie starts down the path to vampire concubine, she quickly finds that dating a blood sucker might be a little trickier than she thought, and might require a little more finesse than she’s actually got.
Trust me! YOU WANT TO READ IT! You can get it at:
Barnes and Noble
But wait...that isn't all!!!
make sure you check out the next stop on Evelyn's tour for the SWEET giveaway happening!! go to Novella Vialli's blog at http://diaryofacambridgestudent.wordpress.com/ to get the details.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
a) going to cosmetology school. yeah I know. Beauty School Dropout.Lalalala.
b)getting my legal nurse consultant certification and going to work for an attorney.
c)going to midwifery school and being a midwife at a birthing center.
d)getting an advanced degree in history and teaching at community college or high school.
yes, these are my options. I've gotta get something lined up so I can shake off whatever funk of unemployment that is weighing me down and keeping me from being non productive. I've got 2 active WIPs and 2 ideas that I am developing and now is not the time for me to be cracking!
Friday, April 8, 2011
I have been buying bunches of books lately for an unrelated future WIP. they're history related so I am really going to enjoy them. the bad thing about these books is that they really get into my brain. sometimes I even end up dreaming about the subject matter. it's okay because like I mentioned in another post, I dreamed the idea for this book. so reading and sleeping, two of my all time favorite things yielded productive and positive results. if I could find a job that combined that, I'd be all over it. I'd love it. anyway, I got a really cool book in the mail today and I'm dying to get to it. it looks even better in person than it did on the Barnes and Noble website. I just can't start it yet because I have stuff to do for our local writer's group meeting tomorrow, work on my blog posts for my guest stops(they are gonna be terrific!) and do laundry. I loathe laundry. it comes from my days as a theatre student and having to do show laundry. but the things must get done. I'll figure out a way to make them fun.