Thursday, November 28, 2013

I Am Thankful

This past year so many things have been learned and shared, and I can only be thankful for the loving people around me, and those I connect with on-line as well.  Thank You!  It was a year filled with learning new skills, writing new stories and creating.

There are always challenges but to overcome them and move forward, that is truly a blessing.  To be alive and have a chance to create each day is a joy, a privilege, and something I am truly thankful for - happy thanksgiving to all.

Enjoy your freedom, your life and the people around you, no matter where you are.  May you be blessed, and a special thank you to our troops.  Thank you for keeping us all safer in this world.

Happy thanksgiving all.
Keep reading -Keep writing!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

SMILE - Do YOU Need Something To READ During Thanksgiving Holiday? - FREE eBook for YOU


 These are trying times,
 lots of problems all around us, but this time of year helps us to remember and understand the important things in our lives -  our consciousness of those around us, our reaching out to loved ones - and strangers too.  Just to add a smile to someone's day is a giving thing... 

 

So I hope you are smiling now.



In the spirit of the upcoming holiday the eBook 

 Breaking Cursed Bonds will be  FREE from Thursday November 21st through November 23rd.



Get a copy now if you were thinking of reading a new book during your travels to visit family and friends for holiday, or if you just want to sit alone in a cozy chair, and enjoy a good family drama, filled with ancient curses, and spiritual ceremonies that leap into other realms of the supernatural.


 
If you like reading paperbacks -
the book is $12.99 in the Create Space shopping page, but I just noticed it listed at a reduced price on Amazon for $10.51 - so grab it now!

I was not planning on doing 'free days' with KDP since Prime Members can borrow in the KDP Library any day for free, however it is the last chance to run a promotion during the initial 90 days - So I am offering the eBook - hoping you will enjoy the opportunity.  If you have already purchased a copy, THANK YOU!  Please use this opportunity to send a free copy to a friend who might enjoy the story too.
 
It is all about the story!  Again this year I participated in NaNoWriMo and just finished logging in my final word count for this year, and I am wishing  to everyone who joined the ranks and wrote their hearts out this month  'Good luck!'  During the promotion for the free eBook Breaking Cursed Bonds,  I will be traveling to New England to visit family for the Thanksgiving holiday.  I truly hope that all of you in the United States have a good holiday and are counting your blessings.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Please enjoy the free story. 

Keep reading - Keep writing!
 


Photography by George Hodan

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Surviving NaNoWriMo


In today’s Nanowrimo pep talk from author Jeff VanderMeer,  he mentions various steps.

After Don’t Panic, he lists Capture inspiration as it comes to you.

As I write my paranormal story, I find inspiration by listening to H.I.M.

 
 
 
Where do you get your creative drive?

Keep reading - Keep writing!

 
 
 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

It's NANOWRIMO Again & I'm Writing

November is a busy month - NaNoWriMo is upon us again.  This is added to the already full month filled with the extra shopping and planning for the holidays.  Like most modern families, mine is very dispersed, so travel falls into play also.  So why add the added pressure of writing 50,000 words in a month?  Some days I ask myself  "Are you  crazy!?"


No matter how much time is crunched this month, I think I will manage and owe that to the community of writers.  The Nano program offers group support to keep the incentive going.  Having others participate, and cheer you on too, is propelling. 

Some don't like Nano with claims that good writing can't be rushed.  That may be true, but getting a rough draft down and letting the creative YOU write without interruption, and eliminating the internal editor that tries to block the randomness, this is very useful and constructive to get the draft done.

We all need to go back and rewrite, that is a given.  No serious writer would ever pass off a first draft as finished.  It does however give incentives to put yourself in the chair and WRITE.


http://cfiles.nanowrimo.org/nano-2013/files/2013/09/NaNoWriMo-General-Flyer.pdf

Good luck to all. 

Keep reading - Keep writing!