Monday, November 26, 2012

Move On!

I have been an observer and a participant in the many debates this year’s presidential election has caused. As a woman, a mutlti-racial person, with mutli-racial children, and a husband who is also multi-racial, this election has caused many sparks to my emotions. Top that off with a house hold with different religious preferences and backgrounds, you would think we would be arguing all of the time.

This however, is not the case. I love the fact that we have such a diverse history, present, and future. T What would this world be like if it were not this way. Boring!!! What is lacking in this country, the country I love, but often find disappointing, is respect. Many people have little respect and tolerance for those who do not think, look, and act like them.   

Matt Taibbi - Modern Republicans "have so much of their own collective identity wrapped up in the belief that they're surrounded by free-loading, job-averse parasites who not only want to smoke weed and have recreational abortions all day long, but want hardworking white Christians like them to pay the tab," Taibbi wrote. "Their whole belief inherently insulting to everyone outside the tent – and you can't win votes when you're calling people lazy, stoned moochers."

We had people trying to secede because their candidate lost. I am seeing unbelievable disrespect for the office of the President of the United States. It’s quite shocking and disheartening actually. The election is over, it was fair and the results are that President Obama, is President again. And so what, let him do his job, stop being so hateful and negative already. MOVE ON!

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Last weeks football practice was filled with the normal people and activities, but just on the otherside of the fence, there were police, FBI, CBI, and volunteer search teams combing the nieborhood, the school just 100 yeards away, and open space were anyone could get lost. But as these boys practiced, this activity that surrounded them on the other side of the fence weighed on their minds and hearts.

A child had gone missing, she was supposed to have gone to school one morning, but never made it. The community pulled together to find her, but after a week of hoping, all hope was lost, Jessica would never come home again.

Saturday came with so much pain and fear. A community broken, asking why. But this football team wanted to show their support the best way they knew how. All of their touchdown bucket money would be donated to Jessica's family. They wore stickers on their helmets in her memory, and the oposing team's coach lead a prayer of support.

In the aftermath, we will all fear for our children until the person who did this is brought to justice. We will all be suspiscious of anyone who looks out of place, of anyone who seems to linger around schools to long. We will hold our chilren close, and talk to them about how to deal with a stranger who may approach them. We will have to answer questions to scared children about evil people, answers we adults do not have.

My prayers go to Jessica's family.

Monday, September 17, 2012


He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
- Benjamin Franklin

I hear excuses all day long. It gets tiresome really. I can expect this from children, but in my case, I hear them from adults and most of all from adults in laedership positions. At what point does someone like this stop making excuses, decide to take action, work with what they have, put in extra effort, and get things done?
I wish I had the answer, because in truth, I figure it out. I figure out to how to get things done and I don’t have the staff, or the time, or the resources, but I have pride. It is my pride that makes me analyze a situation and come up with a way to do what I have to do, with the resources available.
I feel that respect is earned, and when it comes to work and commitment to do good work, I think having pride it the best motivator. It perplexes me to see others who have so little pride that they have excuses at the ready, before the conversation even begins. They bring nothing to the table except more reason to doubt their benefit of having a job at all.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Law of Attraction

I have been on a journey.

The first path I have taken is one of peace, inside and out. I am working toward new habits. The first one is to “let things go”. I can’t fix or change everything, but I can deal with them the best that I can. I will not obsess over the things that I cannot control, but I can deal them the best way that I can. I will not let myself obsess over the outcomes of my decisions, mistakes, or the changes in my life, good or bad. I will deal them the best way that I can, I will be at peace with that.

The second path that I am taking is that of positive karma and energy. Obsession: Focusing on one thing to the point that it consumes you, to the point that you forget everything else. When you do this you give so much of your energy to whatever it is that you are obsessing over. If you obsess about your fears, you give your fears power. If you obsess about someone or something you hate, you feed that hate, making it manifest and devour you. If you obsess about what you do not have, you will not ever get it.

The third path that I am following is to “agree to disagree”. People have their opinions, their beliefs, their faults, and that is just the way it is. I have my own opinions, beliefs and faults. We can share these things in a positive forum, debate our differences, but in the end after we have pleaded our cases, after we have explained our own reasoning and rationale, and we are still not on the same page…we all must just agree to disagree.

My best friend Nataline is a healer of the soul. She is the owner of Strawberry Moon Energetics and Holistic HealingOwner, Strawberry Moon Energetics & Holistic Healing & Traditional Medicine and Traditional Medicine. I went to her, not as a best friend but as I client, a student searching for balance. I learned that I have to change the energy within myself, to gain the things, positive things that I desire in my life.

The law of attraction is simple really. You attract into your life whatever you think about. Your dominant thoughts and emotions will find a way to manifest and become real. So I am putting all of my energy into my dreams, into all dreams, for all of the people in my life, pulling all things positive outward and inward though me so that I can heal and be happy.

Blessed be.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Where am I?

That's a question I often ask myself. My answer has been the same for a long time. I am not where I want to be. Not as far as the things I want to be doing that is. I have started traveling this road to my dreams late in life. So as my oldest son starts to move toward his, I am trying to move toward my own. A place in the near future.

I am moving toward this place that I have always envisioned myself being, and it feels like I am swimming in a pool of mud, pushing myself further, and harder to reach it. I am taking a second writing class, one that I was recommended for, that's a fact I am very proud of. It means that someone, a published writer (my professor), felt that my talent was worth moving forward.

My new professor is also a published writer and an artist. I could not have picked a better fit. So I am writing and dissecting one of my stories, so that in less then a year, I will be ready and prepared to look for someone to publish it, and to look for an agent willing to lead the way and take care of my best interests. That seems like a trip to mars on a pedal bike...but a trip I am taking.

So my friends, I end this blog today, listening to Creep by Radiohead. That's sort of strange isn't it?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tragedy so close to home, makes it so much pleasurable to escape. I love to read, write, and draw. The violence in the world is so unreal, so sad, and so unecessary. But in the end, I found a story because of this tragedy. I found that, we all forget about the victims soon after the trial, and after the news gets old. The victims of the senseless violence are my inspiration, and I will publish this book for them. Remember the victims, not the monster who committed the violence.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I’m still writing, I’m still drawing, and I’m still not making enough time to do both! Still, I can probably recite my first manuscript word for word at this point. I have written it, then rewrite, after rewrite, after rewrite, I am rewriting it again. I have heard, this is normal and I continue to find errors, or things I don’t like, or that I want to change, or things I want to add. The manuscript is coming along fine though. I am fine tuning it, and once I submit it, I am sure the rewriting will have to happen again.
You can find me, on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and my website. I have spent a lot of time trying to get someone to see me, and give me the opportunity of a lifetime. I will continue to write, and imagine, and express myself. I will continue to do this, forever.
There are a lot of mentors out there with wonderful advice, but there are a lot of author’s out there too. Many of them I have communicated with, and I think many of them are so talented. I support those like me, and in turn have found the same support.  
The bottom line is that I love to create. I love to tell a story, and make people think outside of their little boxes. Make them fall in love with my characters, make them want more. Creating is all that I can do, to make me feel whole and happy. So I will continue to write and rewrite and one day, I will be positing my publishing dates for all of you!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Moving forward..

I still haven’t managed to get control of my time. I’m not sure why, but there are a lot of excuses that I can come up with.  First, there isn’t enough of it, second, I feel so exhausted, and the third one is that m mind seems to wander… a lot. None the less, I want to write for a living so bad, I can taste it. So I will continue to write, and market, and get the word out, because eventually, someone who matters in this crazy world will notice.
The website is great. If you haven’t had a chance to take a look, do so.
I will make it to the top of this literature mountain.

Monday, April 30, 2012

New Website

Well, it's official. I have my own domain.  My link to the world. I have been working hard to self promote the site. It looks great and I have had a blast getting it all together. It's very me, and I think it's enteraining and artsy.

Now it's time to get more serious about pulishing. I am going to get Rayne, Fallen Angels on Smashwords soon, but I have to edit the manuscript some more. I will update the blog as soo as I get it done!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Got this rejection letter rejection from a wonderful Fiction Writers gulid group discussion on LinkedIn. Thanks Greg this made me laugh! Enjoy!

Dear Agent/Editor/Publisher,

Thank you very much for your recent rejection notification, but I am afraid that I cannot accept it at this time.

Please understand that I receive a high volume of rejection notifications and must be highly selective in choosing those that I am able to handle.

The acceptance of rejection notifications is a highly subjective process. The fact that I have decided to pass on your rejection in no way signifies your rejection writing is sub-par. In fact, I strongly encourage you to continue rejecting the queries and submissions you receive each day, and I wish you luck in all of your hope-crushing and dream-dashing endeavors.


The future Pulitzer Prize recipient you can’t believe you didn’t sign