Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Marketing Can Be Fun - As Long As You Remember....

You read it right - Marketing can be fun.  It allows you to try new ideas, dream up something stirring, playful, insightful, but remember these wise words...

"Perfection is the opposite of good" 

I am quoting a VP boss I used to have a few years back when I worked as a buyer for a major manufacturer.  It was an artsy place with a culture all its own, and it was a great place to learn with so many great mentors who made themselves accessible.

The moral behind his words is -

If you try to be perfect, you will never get anything finished... 

Nothing is ever perfect.
 
 
So any Independent thinker should take heed - try your best effort.  By all means do the best work you can, but then let go.  Don't be afraid of imperfection to a fault.  Learn from your mistakes so your next work will be even better, but don't put road blocks in front of your path.  Strip your ego, just a bit.

We do not live in a perfect world, we cannot control everything, and not everyone will be enjoy your work.  Once you realize this, you can move forward and allow yourself the right to do your art, write your words and make something today.


Here is my first trailer video for my newly released novel BREAKING CURSED BONDS 


It is available as eBook at Amazon.com
(Paperback coming soon.) 

I hope you enjoy it.

Keep reading - Keep writing!


Friday, September 13, 2013

Lucky Friday the 13th! Don't Become A Monster

While this is a day of gloom for many superstitious people out there - Friday 13th has always been a very lucky day for me in life.  It was on a Friday the 13th that I was proposed to, and have been living happily ever after.  My husband is still my best friend, now many years later.  It was on a Friday the 13th that I had landed one of my favorite jobs, which was short lived, but I was okay with that too.
 

The point is someone's un-luck is someone else's good luck. 

 
Picture by David Wagner
Same goes for anything in life.  We all beat to different tunes.  Sure we have the same wiring, the same basic DNA makeup and sequence which make us human (except any aliens out there) but something inside us makes us run in unique patterns, like a drip of water down a glass always seeking out its own individual path. 
It is not just our fingerprint that is unique, but also what we grasp and how we react.
 

My next novel which I am currently editing, Exposing Secret Sins, touches on this idea of unique paths chosen.  We can face the same impasse, but we often have a unique interpretation and go down our journey's path alone. 
 
Some paths are just, other roads lead down to dark and sinister places
We sometimes end up losing our soul, our individual voice inside, and become a slave to the pull of evil.  Sometimes we become a monster.
 
I hope you all have a good journey, keep your soul wholesome, and that something good happens to you today on Friday the 13th.
 

 Keep reading - Keep writing!



Enjoy this free eBook  The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Curses - Haunted By Them - Or Thrilled?

Labor Day is over, school is back in session, and another autumn is upon us.  The cooler fall evenings get me in the mood to cuddle up with a good horror book, or watch one of the old detective or monster films.

That's right - I am that person.  I love the autumn, love Halloween, and love a good scary story.


That's the reason my first novel BREAKING CURSED BONDS was released for this fall.  Usually it is better to wait until January and avoid being plunged in with the fall glutton of new books on the market, but I really think my story belongs in the darker days of autumn.

The main story begins with an ancient book that tells the tale of how an ancient curse befell the De Gourgues family - back in 1565!  A spiritual ceremony went wrong when an evil element was added to the mix.   A curse was created - causing a history of deadly consequences.

If you like the subject of curses and the spiritual realm, then you may like an interesting website  The Mystica   I discovered.  There is a post explaining curses which listed some of the history about how possession, voodoo mystical spells and the paranormal magic and how
they were used in different cultures.  Of course there is a lot more out there for those who dare dabble with the supernatural.

Soon Halloween will be upon us, and we will watch our thrillers and read about witches and spells - but be warned, there are many out there who believe in supernatural with all the revelry.  So be careful and always keep an open mind.


Keep reading - Keep writing!


TOP TEN HORROR FILM TRAILERS FOR 2013 - Which is your favorite?



Some Classic Reads -


  
                                                                Calamity-Town-Ellery Queen eBook

 
And here is my new book -