Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year, New Beginnings

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014

As a writer this quote really hits home for me. Having published my first novella this year I really can't wait to see what 2014 has in store for me. I can't wait to see how my career will be shaped and molded and I hope to discover new things to help me succeed and thrive.
This past year has been the most eventful and probably one of the most fulfilling year of my life. I have a job I love with people I enjoy working with. I have new opportunities on the horizon and the possibility of working in a field I truly desire to make a career out of. I've grown immensely and have made many great memories with my friends and my family. 
I sit here thankful for all the great people I have in my life, all the negative influences I've shed and all the accomplishments I've made. This year has been a great one and I can only hope that 2014 far succeeds 2013.
Happy New Year all! 

Happy New Year

Happy New Year ... Here's to a better & brighter 2014!

Let the good times roll ...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Let's Get the Ball Rolling Shall We?

So now I really want to make my blog a regular thing. My plan is to post every Tuesday night, however in honor of Christmas Eve tomorrow I'll be making this post a little early. So from now on expect regular posts every Tuesday night and every other Sunday evening, that is for anyone that reads my blog. And to those that do I really appreciate it, I love my readers and gaining readers is the goal here! I do want to be an author, even the few that have purchased and read my book already I love you guys a lot.

Now let's really get the ball rolling, because this post is really about an article I read on Yahoo when I was at work a few days ago. A new series that has the ability to overthrow both "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games." And I think many of you know which Young Adult series is being made into a movie that is big enough to earn this title; enter "Divergent" starring Shailene Woodley & Theo James.

Before I make any enemies, no I have not read the "Divergent" series, from what I've seen in the promos and trailed the concept seems interesting however I was sternly warned by a friend that it simply is not a book I'd enjoy. My forthcoming litany has nothing to do with the series itself, Young Adult is my preference both to read and to write. Hooray for Veronica Roth having her trilogy published and made into a major motion picture within three years, that's amazing!

All that being said do I see "Divergent" overthrowing two very popular & very high-grossing series, one of which has not even released its final two installments yet! "Twilight" yeah go ahead, I can see that being overthrown. "Twilight" I am still firmly in the belief rode very heavily on the coat tails of the the very popular, very successful institution that is "Harry Potter."

It also goes without saying that the leading lady of "Twilight" runs not only hot and cold with her critics but with fans as well. Kristen Stewart. It's no secret that she's not held in the highest esteem of many movie goers or critics; her lack of emotion and just general appearance of indifference is extremely off putting. Not only that but every movie after the first went from awkward to uncomfortable to creepy really quickly.

Go ahead and overthrow the vampires that glitter and the werewolves that aren't bound by the full moon. However I do not foresee "Divergent" overthrowing "The Hunger Games" for one reason and one reason only. Miss Jennifer Lawrence.

THG's leading lady is not only relatable she is both a joy to watch both in character and as her vivacious self. The entire cast of THG seems like they're a joy and a nightmare to be around. They must always keep their Director on his toes but as a whole they make one hell of a movie. The first installment of "The Hunger Games" was amazing. However "Catching Fire" was simply amazing! The sequel was not only an equal to the first but it far exceeded it, the second upped the ante and the countdown for "Mockingjay" Part 1 has begun!

So go ahead "Divergent" and do your worst, but just remember JLaw might whip out her Oscar and pull a Katniss Everdeen to keep her throne if need be.

Saturday, November 2, 2013


My first ever NaNoWriMo and of course I'm going to track my daily progress. Now I'm sure there's a technological way to do it, but sometimes you just need a pen and paper. I wrote a little over 1,000 words yesterday on November 1st, the official kick off of NaNoWriMo. Today I added a few thousand more words to the storyline. I'm still not sure if I'll be able to hit 50K in 30 days, but I'm sure as hell going to try. November 2nd is over in 9 more minutes and I'll tally my total at midnight.
Happy Writing ya'll!!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

I am a writer.

I am a writer.
I am a writer who often doesn’t write, often doesn’t like what I’ve written, who often loves it but won’t admit it.
I am a writer who will always become distracted; music, people, noises, my thoughts, my aches, my pains, all seizing me.
I am a writer who often doesn’t believe in writing, believes there are better hobbies, jobs, wastes of time, because money so obviously rules the world.
I am a writer who is often ashamed of my writing, of those aches and pains and miseries, because we are told happiness is beautiful and how could something so ugly in truth be beautiful in words?
I am a writer who finds joy and anguish in words, feels understood and excluded, both loves them and hates them.
I am a writer who wants to write the words all above my body, my room, the world, but hides them in my head, protecting them from a world so flawed and angry and hostile.
I am a writer who just wants to write.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Life as I Know It ...

All right, I'll admit ... it's been a while since I last posted. What can I say my life is one big ADD moment after the next, I have the attention span of a little kid sometimes and I just can't help but get distracted by other things. But now I need an outlet, a place to vent and really my carpal tunnel just wouldn't be able to handle scrawling in one of my journals right now.
I hate to be a downer I really do, but let's face it people this whole adulthood, life, that in between when you're legally considered an adult and need to work for a living but you don't make enough to support yourself quite yet. In short stress happens! And boy do I feel like stress took me out back and beat me up today, it's just one of those days that knock your legs out from under you then kick you while you're down on the ground.
The hits just kept on coming, despite the beautiful weather everyone I dealt with today seemed to be in a foul mood or micromanaging every little thing. And of course those are the people that are the first to snap at anyone trying to have a good day, or are just happy in general.
I woke up this morning and thought to myself; it's going to be a good day. It's Friday, I get to dress a little casual for work today, I have the entire weekend off, I'm going to watch one of my best friend's graduate college on Sunday. I mean really everything in my head was all lined up perfectly and I was ready for the day. Well I definitely did not mentally prepare myself for this particular day.  I wish there was a way to tell people to just calm their tits, whatever you're obsessing over it's not THAT big of a deal that you need to lose your cool.
Unfortunately I get paid to keep a smile on my face and accommodate my customers in any way that I can; the truth of my life, the truth of my job. Now I'm a sorority girl, who went through many, many recruitments and had to do the same thing. Even when girls told me they hate particular sisters of mine, I had to keep my cool and not go bananas when all I really wanted to do was just yell and scream. My recruitment training helped me in a big way but even I have my limit.
So I had a bad day, but that's all it was ... a bad day. Tomorrow will be better, I get to sleep in, do things for me. Sometimes a 'Me' day is all you really need to turn a foul mood around. And I get to remind myself that there were people on my side today, they agreed with me and they were thankful and grateful if I went above and beyond to assist them. Those are the people I am more than happy to accommodate, the ones that can see that I am a person trying here and not just a vessel with a voice box.
Just a bad day ... Tomorrow will be better ... Being optimistic does not always mean you're happy. But it does mean you're able to look beyond and see that sun on the horizon.