Sunday, June 20, 2010


I'm going to be gone to visit friends/family on July 4th. Can't wait to see my friends especially though. We'll have fun shooting off fireworks.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Body Language Blogfest Entry

The Blogfest is by Harley D. Palmer on completely using body language and no dialogue. I will try my best here. This scene is somewhat using a scene out of my novel but changed since I would otherwise not have a qualified scene. Goodluck to everyone who joined! Here is my entry:
There on the shore stood a fox of the same type. His snout was a little smaller, dark black nose and white on the side. The ears stood tall and straight and the tail was lowered, showing only the white tip. She stopped, shocked at the sudden appearance, admiring his handsome look.
Her heart skipped as she realized she was not dreaming or making it up, having heard that she would be very lucky to see a fox. The sunlight caught the fox at the right angle, lighting him up. Then the fox made a gesture with its paw. Kindof like saying "Follow Me."

The girl ran out of the shallow water, soaked all over. The fox's muscles were tense, signs that it is in a hurry. Then the fox looked over toward a path. The girl looked over, then back at the fox. She wondered what the fox was trying to tell her. She knew if she spoke the fox would run away too. Nodding she headed over to the path it pointed to. The fox dashed off down that path.

She ran along the path until she did not have any more breath. The fox reappeared there. Its eyes glistened as if there was a treasure to be found. She watched its body, all excited and catching her breath. Something good must be on the other side. The fox disappeared again. She went to the other side and the first thing she saw was a rainbow.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Interview with Frankie

SM Blooding, known as Frankie on WDC, is here today with an awsome interview! Her website is and her blog is She is a mother and currently runs Novel Workshop's Workshop in If you want to know more about her and her works visit her website! She is a very fun author to know and I have enjoyed every single answer she has for all the questions. Okay now for the interview:

What inspired your writing?

Real life inspires my writing. It always has even when I was in middle school and writing that horrible, horrible Voltron fan fiction - *bites lips through smile* - I would take what was happening that day and find a way to handle it. In real life, I pretty much screw up my personal life - romance, family, relationships of any kind - so in my writing, it's kind of like a do-over, only this time, I screw it up even worse (I feel a lot better about myself then because Paige screwed up worse than I did) and then succeed even better. Well, I succeed period, so there in lies the better. LOL!

I've lived through some things that most people are just like, "Whoa! That's can't be real," like being turned into a vampire *wince* so I've got some great, great fodder to write about.

*grins* Would your characters (like Roxxie, Luceus, Leah, and Tabby to name a few) like

to say something in this interview?

*snort* You had to ask that, didn't you? Since you sent me the interview questions over a month ago - I am sooooo sorry! - characters from both series have been stepping up to the soap box and...*flat lip head shake*...the things they've been complaining about, like not enough face time, or not enough ME time, or...for crying out loud. I'm just going to let you hear it. If you don't know who these characters (the invisible people inside my head) go to my site and I've got them just frelling everwhere there.

Dexx: I hate this new job. Since she's taken it, there's been NOTHING written. I'm still stuck in the same scene I was in the LAST time--

Paige: Hey, it was good for me, babe. If it wasn't good for you, I'm so sorry.

Dexx: *glares* That's not what I was talking about and you know it.

Paige: Hey, you were the one who said you were tired of being in bed with me, so--

Dexx: *holds up finger of frustration and turns to Frankie*And now you've had time to THINK about things and now you want to CHANGE things and--

Tabby: Shut the **** up. Frankie, sweetie, it would be nice to have a little one on one time with you. We miss you.

Frankie: I miss you too. What about coffee tomorrow morning? I received a request for partial and she had some comments that I'd like to get r
revised into the ms before sending it out--

Dexx: Do you see what I mean? She's CHANGING the *** books again!

Frankie: Revisions happen. Get over it!

Dexx: I would like to live through my life once. Once. And then I'd like to move on. Would that be okay with you?

Riley: At least you get to live your life. Frankie found out I kissed Rune--

Frankie: There's been more than just kissing, young lady! You forget you're in my head!

Riley: And it's a big open space in here with lots of places to go and more places to hide.

Frankie: You are not allowed to--

Riley: It's my life.

Frankie: You're 16 and you're in my--

Riley: If you'd sit down and write my freakin' story, I'd be driving now and would be grown up and would be able to do more than just kiss Rune.

Dexx: Oh, this is just gross. *walks away* I don't want to hear about babies kissing babies. This is nasty. Nasty.

Riley: I've been 16 for over a year! I want to be 17. I want to learn how to drive.

Leah: She forgot my birthday in the last book.

Riley: Mine too! Otherwise, I'd be--


So...*pant, pant* You now see what's going on inside my head right now. I seriously have to hurry up and finish Death Matters for the Demon Talker series (adult paranormal thriller) so that I can go spend some time with Riley and Kat -- Nooooo. Kat, please! Please, just let me--*biting lip* She just stormed off and I think she's crying. Yeah. I soooooo seriously have to get back to their series, The Kingdom Series (Young Adult), because Kat is--was--super excited that she just landed a hugely bigger role to include her own POV. Yeah. And then...I didn't write anything. She's going to hurt me in my sleep, I think.

What is the craziest scenerio that you (and/or your lovable characters) could come up

Um, I'm pretty sure that our every day scenes are the craziest. I mean, we can come up with some pretty crazy stuff, but right now, they're all mad at me.

Tabby: I'm not. I understand.

Frankie: Thanks, Tabs. I love you.

Paige: I'm liking the reprieve. I get to spend more time with Leah and Bobby while you're not writing murder scenes and killing off entire towns so that I can go solve them.

Frankie: *thinking* I don't know if that was a good thing or not.

Tabby: Pretty sure she's not happy with you.


Are any of your books ready to buy/read?

The two series that I'm working on right now are not available for purchase. I'm still trying to land an agent and that's a very time consuming process. However, one day, an agent will spend the time with my books, fall madly in love, and I'll finally make my millions. *cough* Or at least enough to maybe pay the water bill for a month.

I do, however, have free books available for download on my site. All you need is a .pdf reader (Adobe, Bluebeam, etc) and just go to the FREE tab on my website and...there you go! The books I'm offering there were previously published through e-publishers. Some of them won awards - most of them won awards - and I've cleaned them up so that just about anyone can download them. I recommend them for +16. They'd be boring to my potential younger readers. However, I have a book I'd like to write that would be JUST for fun and it would be for my younger readers.

However, before I go there, I need to write a few more books this year. Like, oh, three at least? *shakes head* I need to get busy.

How many books are you working on (yeah, try including all of them)?

Oh, wow. Um. I write a lot! It's normal for me to be in the couple month hiatus, but I'll still get two-four books written in a year. This is....most of them.

Demon Talker Series (adult paranormal thriller)

Demonic Alliance is complete and I'm actively querying. This is the one that's getting attention.

Angels & Assholes has a complete first draft. I just finished re-reading it for pleasure, absolutely ENJOYED myself and can't wait for this revise. It's going to be sooooooo easy. There's two slight rough patches kinda toward the end where I oh-crapped myself (that happens when you're writing the entire book in a single month. You don't have time go back and revise as you go.) but it's still going to be a simple, easy revise!

Death Matters is book three and is the one that I'm trying to work on now. My daughters (MissThink and Sunshine) helped me out with a small oh-crap moment, and then it's balls to the walls again. It's a fun book. Very dark. I killed an entire town and it's haunted and there's this creepy girl and there's EVP's and....*excited shiver* Yeah. I can't wait to get back to that one.

When Fury Calls is in brainstorming mode and I can't WAIT to write the book. It's dark! It's dangerous! It's a whirlwind emotional ride. I can't wait. I'm having a lot of fun on research (we'll be in areas I've never been before. Thank you, Google.) and the brainstorming. I've got notes and notes and notes! Whew! This is going to be BRUTAL! A lot more character plot than actual plot, but I think that's what's going to make this one so much fun. We're taking the train off the rails. Wow!

As Angels Fall is the next book and right now MissThink, Sunshine and I are tentatively coming up with ideas and zinging one-liners. Honestly, they're having a lot of fun with this one and I think the readers will too. We're grounding the angels and giving them a conscious. LMAO!! O...M...G!

The Kingdom Series (young adult urban fantasy)

Tempest in a Teacup is complete and I'm actively querying. I mentioned up above that Kat is getting a much bigger role and that's true. After I complete draft 1 of Death Matters, I'm going to revisit this and see what I need to do to start sprinkling some stuff in here so that it's not a real huge surprise. Most of my readers kinda thought maybe it might happen anyway as they were reading Tempest anyway, so I think I'm good.

Cold Hands, Stone Heart has a complete first draft, but one of the first things I'm going to do as soon as I get back to this story is to do a major re-write of this book. It's going to be fun and great. When I wrote it the first time, it was my second book in a month and it was RIGHT AFTER Tempest so I was having a lot of fun with my characters and not really concentrating too much on the plot. Angels taught me a lot about how to properly write a book in a month, so we're going to try this again!

A Kettle Called Black is started and I keep kinda going back to it and putzing around with it, but I'm not in full-on write mode with this. Yet. It's very exciting. It's dark. Riley is finally figuring out a lot. Kat is really stepping up and taking on a lot of responsiblities. This is a VERY exciting book. Yayayayayayaay! I can't wait to actually sit down and WRITE it.

Better Late Than Never is in brain storming mode right now. I'm looking at the end plot and seeing what I need to do for the middle. The middle books are very important to laying down the ground work that's going to happen in this book. Riley has learned a lot and she's really stepping up to the plate here. She's really grown. I'm a little afraid to write this one because it really is the end for me and Ri. Where Ri's going, I probably will not be following. However, I will be able to continue on with Kat. I'm...a little sad thinking about the end. I hate ends.

If you were able to meet your favorite authors of all time who would you meet?

Um...Oh, crap. There are so many. I'd start with Jim Butcher and Piers Anthony, I think. LOL! *shrug* Hey, it could happen.

How are the demon hunts going?

Well, um, not so good right now. The idea of the demon hunts is going a lot better than the actual demon hunting. Right now - if I could just WRITE - we'd be getting our ***es handed to us. *shakes head* Man, Sven is just turning out to be a whole lot creepier, nastier, and a much worse (or better, I guess) villain than I thought at first. He's...he's killing her ex-lovers or turning them into demons and then sending her love notes. Who does that?! Very creep! And he's so SMART! Yeah, he's...*nods*...he's kicking our butts right now. We're tail spinning.

What are your writing rituals or writing routines?

WHAT?! Who has time for those? If I have a spare couple of minutes, I re-read through at least part of the last scene so I get a feel of the flow and then I go! Fingers are flying. People need to STOP TALKING TO ME! And it's either write or no write. That's my ritual.

How do your characters shape the books you write?

My characters ARE my books. I think that's honestly one of my strengths is the fact that my characters seem so real.

The down fall is that they're also incredibly loud, throw their underwear and socks all over your brainpan and attempt to live like they're real people. DEXX!

Plots are shaped around my characters. With Death Matters and Demonic Alliance, I've attempted to create a plot and then make the characters support that, but it hasn't worked out so well. I had to re-write Demonic Alliance several DOZEN times and finally just handed it over to Paige and Dexx and they took it to places I didn't even dream possible. I'm trying to reign them in a little in Death simply because there is a finite line I need them to cross so that Fury is that much more powerful. books ARE my characters.

When at the beach what do you and your characters enjoy doing?

Well, we don't have a beach. LOL! We're land locked in the Rocky Mountains, but we do like to go for pleasure walks. Mostly, Riley and Kat make fun of my music, and they and their friends hang out, and we walk and talk and walk and talk and garner a few looks from people who think that a single person walking and having a very visual conversation with herself is weird.

Mostly, when we have a moment of leisure, it's spent just hanging out. I like to go to the coffee shop and chit-chat with Tabs and Paige and Les - Leslie is a spaz! She wants another baby! She's nuts! - and every once in a GREAT while Dexx and Tru (who are both taken, so think nothing bad) will take me to dinner and we have a very nice conversation where I'm usually shooting food through my nose with laughter.

Any advice or comments would you like to share?

Write because you enjoy writing. Don't do this for the career or the money. If you're doing that, you're going to get frustrated and lose the fun. Write because it's good for you.

Thank you for this brilliant interview SM Blooding! I am looking forward to stalking reading at least one of your series!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Writing Goals

Dawn and Ashy has posted their writing goals for this year and so I'll do the same. So far however I haven't found any book that'd match my NaNo novel or even have the same type of elements... I'm sure there is one I could read though... or maybe back to reading books of various genres exception Non-fiction. (Must have actions and a storyline.) Do a few edits (of entire novel) on this one Fantasy novel which needs a better name... Currently the WIP title of the Fantasy novel is "The First Fox" and I like the feedback of Harley's review on it. First time getting it seen by a professional writer- okay she isn't published and she wouldn't call herself that yet, but I am SURE she will. Querry sure has been talked alot about... oh well that's what Novel Workshop's Workshop is for. Hehehe Okay that workshop is awsome and I have learned a lot from there. I do intend on participating in National Novel Writing Month again. Yey for craziness! Still aiming for Young Adult audience. Okay now done with writing goals. I could say I am still aiming for doing 60 fully colored drawings by the end of this year. Hmmm there are a lot of unfinished drawings floating around in my bedroom since I don't know where they are all located. I am also looking forward to creating "View of Flowers" and "The Tree of Death" (<- pawned title great idea from another classmate) for these next two weeks for Beginning Painting class.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Notebook

And now I can hang around in Twitter, scroll, chatroom, and FB more often since I have a Notebook laptop (10"). It is great. Even though what I picked may have less features, besides that webcam which my laptop doesn't have, it serves the purpose of being able to do my college work on. What is even better is it has longer battery life (3 hours compared to 1 hour) and much more portable! Okay bedtime now so goodnight.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bar Scene Blogfest

Tara is hosting Bar Scene Blogfest which I'm proud to join to give it a try. So here is my short, made-up, blog scene which is well under 1,000 words:

* * * *

A guy comes up to the counter. He is dressed in ragged clothes and has hair as long as his beard and blue eyes.

"I would like a drink please," he asks the bar tender. The tender was occupied in getting a glass of water to someone else. This person was dressed in rich clothes and had a deck of cards on the counter.

"Want to play War?" the ragged guy asked, interested in those cards.

"No- but I can have you pick a card," the rich person replied.

"Sure, I'll go for a million dollars..." he started out, but was interrupted.

"What are you doing playing cards?" an annoying pitched woman asked.

"Betting for money," the ragged guy replied.

"Oh get out of my bar. No betting allowed," the woman snapped at both of the guys.

Not knowing she had no rights on kicking them out the two guys walked out of the bar disappointed.

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This is what I have for the scene.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Blog Posts I Like (Post 1)

In no specific order here are some posts I enjoy reading:

All About Sequels by Nathan Bransford since, well, there is a funny word I like which this post talks about.

Novel Writing - same blog by Nathan Bransford. Hmm Would be helpful for writers! So this is an advice on how to write a novel in 1,000 words.

Dragon War series <- Watching out for this series... I love dragons... I promise not to stalk.

SMBlooding's Blog <- A majority of the posts are great! Okay the above I haven't followed as long as this one. *snickers* I only- just- read every post here.

There are many more and are equally good. Tomorrow or Sunday is the Bar Scene Blogfest hosted by Tara. I'm looking forward to that!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter is...

1. Full of eggs.
2. Full of songs.
3. About Jesus' ressurection.
4. Eating with relatives.
5. Hiding eggs and candy from children.

Hmm... there are other things to describe Easter. However to everyone: Happy Easter!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Another question by Harley

"What in your opinion, is the best part about writing and why? What's the worst and why?" by Harley D. Palmer.  Yep I'm slowly answering them. Would love to use more questions to use as topics.

I think the best part about writing is it (not Essays, never essays) is fun and challenging. It can even by nonsensical. Hmm Writing doesn't even need a plot! (Reference to this one short story "How to Become a Writer[?]") Okay I read so much I am not even sure of titles anymore... Oh an idea: 101 Symptoms of Overreading.

The worst part of writing is Essays. Okay I am in college and ahh it isn't at all like high school! (Okay even in high school... writing is a pain. At least I took the one that helped prepare for college. The hardest one offered.) Only someone with a talent for writing can easily pass through college. Other than essays I don't know what's the worst.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fool's Day

And I have nothing to say... no ideas or interviews on a temporary job or anything... Oh- Script Frenzy starts today! Goodluck to those participating in it.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Script Frenzy

Script Frenzy is going to start this week! If you want an insane challenge go here. Make sure you know what you're writing first.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

First question to answer

How, when and why did you start writing?
by Harley D. Palmer
I would say not until I found some interesting contests on WDC  that I even started writing anything other than class assignments. This was three years ago. Basically same time I took Creative writing class in high school and ended up having a published poem. I am inspired by crazy or seemingly impossible-to-write prompts. The only way for me to be in first place is if I was the only one who entered. One of my friends who knew about the website long before I knew her wanted to go into journalism. She has awsome writing and knows how to show details and such in a realistic way. If it weren't for her I wouldn't have found great contests to enter. Writer's Prompt and a few others I have joined. As far as novels go I only write during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). And for scripts? Well that is Script Frenzy which I'd be a first year participant in. Again crazy or seemingly impossible is my only inspirations for writing. ^_^

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Open for Questions

An idea: Ask me or give me a topic to post on the blog! =) Feel free to ask a question for me to use by commenting on this post. I'd be happy to answer. I do not want anything offensive. Okay here's my post of the day.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Favorite Blogs

I know I've only been following a few blogs, mainly to keep up with my friend's blogs. However I will soon, on the sidebar, have favorite blogs up. All of those blogs may contain great writing advice. I am of level to read adult content, so a few may be rated for 18+ as a warning. Previously mentioned novel has now become a full-length novella of which I love the plot. Anyway that does not mean I know how to describe the plot yet! My own websites are still under construction since I want them to look professional as well as have content in a professional manner. Hopefully in Summer I will succeed!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sunny Day

This is a contest from Harley's Blog. The contest is Silent Communication Content. Sounds fun Harley! Didn't say anything about it having to be people- hehehe.

Sunny Day

A fox crouched low on the ground, just staring at the mouse in front of it. The mouse stopped and cocked its head, wondering why the fox was just staring at it. Then the mouse peered into the fox's eyes, wondering what is the fox's next move- will the fox pounce and kill it? Will the fox just stare at it? Is it hungry? The mouse quivered at the thought it is about to become food. The muscles of the fox was all tense as it would be if it is aiming to have a meal. The mouse quivered, especially seen through its whiskers. It is about to become eaten. The stare of the fox, the tense muscles, and concentration showed it. Then instinct kicked in and the mouse started scurrying away. The fox pounced and trapped the mouse in its large paws. What a great way for the fox to have an easy meal. Instead of eating the mouse however, the fox saw just how shook up the mouse was. The mouse quivered, struggling to be free. Taking pity the fox allowed the mouse to be free and hoped to come across a larger meal. The sun was still high in the sky.

Favorite Line

"Being evil felt great." *evil grin*

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Interview with Mark C. Bradley

What kind of book is (seems like to me anyway) the least common? Hehe Excellent poetry books. I have one of Mark's published poetry books, already read, in my room. ;) Umm- formal introduction: Today Interview is with Mark C. Bradley a poetry writer- who also has a Fantasy book too which I might try keeping updated with- I can say it has dragons, I think. Hehehe Okay I'll stop and let you see the interview.

What is your favorite color?


What inspired you to write?

I always had an active imagination, so story ideas came to my mind often.

If a plane is about to crash into a lake carrying all of your favorite books, which books would you grab (keep in mind you only have enough time to grab five books)?

 Lord of the Rings, 1984,

How many books have you published?

And I know it's poetry with a theme I can see easily. x)
How many books are you working on?


Can you imagine your fantasy books becoming a best seller?

I hope so

What is the craziest scenerio could you come up with?

Having a dream about someone and then the next day something happens involving that person that's similar to what I dreamt about.
I totally agree.
What are your writing rituals or writing routines if you have any?

I listen to music without words because I don't want to let the lyrics disrupt my chain of thought.
You're like me as far as preferred music to listen to when doing something. =)
How easy is it for you to write poetry?

Very easy. I can sometimes come up with one in a matter of minutes

Would it be fun to go skiing at top speed down a high hill?


Any advice or comments would you like to say?

Inspiration can be found in the most unlikely of things.

This has been a great interview. I will soon have SM Blooding up! (You might be lucky to see a few of her characters involved!) Hope you have fun!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Interview with Dawn Embers

Here I am, lucky enough to be able to interview a Fantasy writer- Dawn Embers. She has been writing for several years now and is planning on getting published. Dawn has her own blog and also a member of *probably only encourages his goals* She is living in the same state I currently am living in as well- Wyoming. Now, for the interview, I'll stop talking and let you read the interview now.

What was your inspiration to become a writer?

Well, this is a little tough because I can't pinpoint it. I always had an active imagination as a kid. We didn't have that many toys and we really didn't need many, me and my sister, because we made up our games. For writing, I started with poems back in junior high and then got my first idea for a book in high school. But I didn't start seriously writing till college.

If (well, I know you are) going for NaNoWiMo what type of book will it turn out?

There is a video of me as a little kid, reading from a book but the book is upside down. I was just making stuff up and pretending it came from the book. That's probably the first example.
For NaoNoWriMo 2010? I'm really not sure. I'm writing a mutant story for MarNo. Have three other novels going at this point. But I would guess either my mom's romance novel that comes from her idea, or I might do a fantasy with elves and all that good stuff. The kind I started wanting to write but haven't felt I could quite yet. We'll see how it goes when November gets here. If I start too many projects then my writer friends tend to lecture me. lol

Lol! Okay, How many books are you working one (including your MaNo novel)?

Well, several are started but as for working on this year... I have three novels that are first drafts and one novel that is a second draft rewrite. April I will also have a script for script frenzy to write. At least two novels are on the backburner at this point but could happen any time this year if I want to work on them.

Are any of your novels ready for publication (or else submitting to publishers/agents)?

Unfortunately, no. I have some short stories that I thought were ready for submission but it turns out I'm not a short writer. I am a novelist it seems. The rewrite is my first one ever and there is no way I will ever send out a rough draft. But I'm getting better with my writing so I hope to have one ready by next year.

If you were able to meet your favorite author(s) who would you like to meet?

Well, I have already met my favorite author from when I was young. I met Tamora Pierce at a conference in Colorado and even sat by her during a discussion. My next goal is to meet Neil Gaiman. He is an amazing author. I know he usually goes to World Con, so that is my goal for next year.

What are your writing rituals or writing routines?

I don't really have any. I can write in different situations and places. My first successful nano I wrote in an apartment with no internet and a coffee shop for the internet. I have to use the computer because my wrist doesn't handle long hand for too long. Wish I had a writing space with a comfortable desk and chair, no tv and music playing. But for now I settle for whatever I can get.

What is your favorite food?

I don't have a favorite food or anything like that. There are too many options to choose from and I like so many different things.

Would you like to tell about your favorite scene in one of the books you have written?

Wow. That is a good question and a bit tough. I guess a recent one would be in my Marno. The main character, Noah's boyfriend is gone to fight in a war that Noah is against. Since they are away for a long time, they decided to open their relationship for the time being. Noah and his best friend, who he lives with, get really close and there is a scene where they start to make out on the couch. Then Noah's mom walks in. I don't know why but it's fun to interrupt characters in that type of situation. And having his mom talking about him having a sex life is just icing on the cake.

If you were swimming and noticed several elves standing by the swimming pool what would you do?

Odd. Depends on the type of elf. I'd probably either keep swimming, or swim over to meet the elves because well, if my wdc username doesn't indicate, I love elves. :-D

Now... for my all-time favorite question... What is the craziest scenerio could you come up with?

That is a tall order there. It's hard to determine what is crazy. Or think with all the writing I've done so far this month. *ponders*
Does a chemist who dresses as a clown and turns womens bodies into mannequins count? or are you looking more for something like: a tall man moonlights as a short woman in a treehouse bar to hide his true existence from those that would hunt him. No idea where that one came from either.

Most certainly can be anything! Hehe Hence my favorite question. Last question: Any advice or comments would you like to share?

When it comes to writing the first draft: just write. Don't forget to edit and rewrite before submitting the story, but the first draft is about getting the story down and not perfection. As I've learned from Mur Lafftery on I Should Be Writing: It's hard to fix a blank page. So, just write. The old, real rule of writing is true and that is "writer's write".

Thank you for the wonderful interview! I wish you luck on all of your books- including the rewritings. *giggles* Have fun and well, mainly there are more interviews- and the enjoyment of random questions!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Interview with J.D. Brown

Switching to a Vampire author- yep I definitely love vampires! Rest assured these questions don't bite. I am fortunate enough to be able to interview J.D. Brown who is currently working on several series. Wow that is a lot of work! Anyways, I bet you are eager for the interview so here it is:

What is your favorite creature (could be mythical, supernatural, paranormal, etc.)?
A: Hands down, my favorite creature is the vampire! Why? Because they can be as horrifyingly scary or as whimsically romantic as you want! Which mine are almost always romantic - and a little bit scary ...
Gotta love it! Vampires are that. *nods*
If you were riding on waves and noticed a large water-proof box on shore, what would you imagine would be in it (Note: can only hold up to 5 large items or 10 small items)?
A: It's a treasure chest! Is it a treasure chest? It's a treasure chest, right? *Looks around for Captain Sparrow*
What inspired you to write?
A: Gees I never know how to answer this one because there are many things which lead to my first novel. The characters assaulted my mind, I was unemployed at the time and so I actually HAD the time to write, but mostly because I am an artist and had the need to create art. Since I was a child I spent every moment drawing or painting or creating characters that lived in make-believe worlds. Normal kid stuff - except that with me it lasted all the way to high school. In collage, I was a fashion design major but I decided after that I like sewing clothes as a hobby, not a career. One day ... after a long creative dry spell ... a character named Jalmari popped into my head and assaulted my fantasies. He wouldn't leave. He demanded that I write his tale. So I did, and I loved every bit of it!
Hmmm... Well I'm just a Freshman in college anyway- one year since I graduated high school almost.
If you are going to enter NaNoWriMo, what kind of book do you imagine it would be?
A: I would start book one of my YA series (currently untitled). In fact - I think I will do just that, come November.
How many books have you gotten published (Is Dark Heirloom availabe to buy)?
A: Published? None. Yet. *Hopeful smile* Dark Heirloom is almost ready for submission and I'm very excited!
*dies* Okay joking I'm not going to die because your book isn't ready to buy. Can't wait to see it though!How many books are you working on?
A: Um ... define "working on"? Haha. Physically, actively, I'm working on the Dark Heirloom series - putting the finishing touches on Book One and brainstorming / outlining Book Two. In my head, though, I currently have ... *counts on fingers* ... 3 new series a hatching!
Hence why I love this question. That is alot to work on, but I am sure it is well worth the time.Would you rather spend some time alone or with your family?
A: My three favorite ways to spend time is alone, with my boyfriend, or with my family, so ... picking between the three usual comes down to my mood at the time as well as what I need to get done that day.
Moods are always important to listen too. ;)What is the craziest scenerio could you come up with?
A: For a novel or in real life? Personally, I think day to day living is a crazy enough scenario ...
*laughs* It certainly can be!
What are you writing rituals or writing routines?
A: *Smile* I come home, shower, change into sweats, put my hair up, make a cup of coffee and something light to eat, take out the dogs and then feed them, turn on my laptop, and get out my notes / draft. Then I set everything up either on my desk or my bed, and get to work. In that exact order.
If you were able to interview your favorite authors, who would they be?
A: Oh my gosh ... Anne Rice and Orson Scott Card. There are like a hundred more, but they are the top two.
I so love Anne Rice too!
 Any advice or comments would you like to add for- anyone?
A: If you find yourself laughing out loud at something funny your character did or said, than chances are your reader will laugh too. If you cry ... your reader will cry too. Write first and foremost for yourself.
I think that is true too. An author can recognize good writing based on emotions. =)
These are all great answers. I so enjoyed this interview. More interviews coming up soon too- the next one is with a published author- I am so gonna have to come up with interesting questions for them. *evil laugh* Have fun!

Monday, March 1, 2010


Stands for March Novel Writing Month- similar to NaNoWriMo only just on WDC? Well, I better stop messing around and start writing- as well as do my homework as quickly as possible. I have gone for the impossible goal of 50,000+ words. Good practice for the actual challenge which is in November. Time to be focused!
Hello! Today's post is about the interview with Anastasia Rabiyah, who kindly accepted. Anastasia Rabiyah writes erotic romance, paranormal erotic romance, and dark fantasy. She often crosses genres in order to follow her muses into the darkness where they seek out destiny in all its forms. She believes in fairies, demons, angels, magic, passion, chocolate, supportive friends, e-books, and writing critique groups. Her deepest desire is to pursue her creative dreams and realize them. Every spare moment she devotes to writing for her haunting muses. She lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband and three sons. Visit her on the web at:
> What is your favorite subject?

My favorie writing subject is always dark fantasy. I like a good tale with an anti-hero that I love to hate and love but long to see redeemed. It's a recurring theme in many of the stories I write and often in stories I like to read. Fantasy has always been my genre of first choice. I grew up reading, watching, and playing fantasy through movies, books, and good old Dungeons and Dragons. I've always had an overactive imagination and was prone to doodling dragons and unicorns in my school notebooks. I like the feeling of being taken away to a place where anything is possible and where creatures of myth roam free. Since breaking in to the erotic romance genre in 2007, I've been unable to stop weaving elements of romance into my stories.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who draws during class and have dragons and fantasy as my ultimate subject!

> How are your novels coming along?

In the past two years I've gotten really bad about not finishing works and about starting many more than I can get done. My New Year's resolution this year is to clean out my works in progress file. With well over 20 manuscripts in various stages of completion, that's a huge challenge, but one that I need to accomplish. This year I have succeeded in finishing Wolf Next Door (contracted with Amira Press), Lost and Found Again (contracted with Sugar and Spice Press), and Althyn and the Othian Dagger (to go to Purple Sword). In March I'd like to get 2-3 more works done, at least 1 or 2 novellas, but hopefully one large work as well.
You can do it! All it takes is some time. :) Congrats with the contracts!Althyn I started over a year ago and was only able to write her when I was in a foul mood. She's an anti-heroine that does not want redemption. This is her first novel. If she has success, I may write a sequel because truly, this one felt like the backstory to her evil reign to come.
Sounds interesting. *big grin*I have two full length fantasy novels that need going through. One is Rook and the other is Jamillah. Both need tweaking. I wrote Rook a very long time ago and all in first person, which is no longer my style. As well I want more romance in that one. Jamillah needs some plot flaws worked out.

> If your plane is about to crash in a lake and carries all of your favorite books, which books will you try to save (Keep in mind you only have time to save five books)?

In all seriousness, I'd be worried more about surviving and saving anyone else I could! I generally read a book once. I have favorites that I hold onto like good memories or photo albums that I always think I'll want to go through again. My favorites are Stephen King's The Stand because it scared the hell out of me, Patterson's When the Wind Blows, and every single one of Anne Rice's novels that I can get my hands on, top faves are Servant of the Bones, Blood and Gold, and Interview With the Vampire.
Anne Rice's vampire books are great.

> Do you have any writing rituals or writing routines?

My daily goal is 2,000 words a day. I try to meet that, but with all the demands of life, it's not always possible. Today I've done a little over 4,000.
You accomplish much more than what I accomplish! HeheI tend to need my daily cup of iced coffee to get my brain going. My writing time is ruled by demands from my husband and children. We have two restaurants and I have three young boys that need a lot of attention. So, I must write in the mornings when they're all out at work or school, or very late at night when the kids have gone to bed.

> What has inspired you to write?

Sometimes inspiration is an odd thing. A setting, a beautiful place that catches my attention and makes my imagination churn up all kinds of scenarios. The weirdest kind of inspiration is when I actually hear snippets of sentences in my head. The eeriest one was the first line in the novella Demon in the Basement which I had orginally started writing as a magazine submission. "Emme found the demon in the basement, curled in on himself under a pile of crumpled newspapers." Very strange beginning to a haunting and unusually erotic tale.
I've written settings from my favorite places: Oklahoma, Tucson, and Greece. Sometimes just being away from home on vacation is a great way for the brain to get cracking on new characters and plots. Unfortuantely, I don't get many vacations!
Odd yet great inspirations too!

> How many books have you published?

At present I have 35 titles available. Most are novellas, not full length novels. Many are in e-book formats but I do have works in print as well.
E-book or print, it's quite an accomplishment to be able to have over 30 books published. =)

> Purple Sword e-book publishing company looks awsome- so well organized and beautiful. Are your specialized genres, romance and speculative fiction, also the genres you write in the most?

Absoultely. Romantic speculative fiction is something I love to read, write, edit, and design cover art for. When a press I was published iwth, Forbidden Publications, closed its doors unexpectedly in March of 2009, I wanted a new home for all the works I had there, a home that really summed up the kind of stories I love to write.
And I think Purple Swords is a great accomplishment for being able to continue a lovable career you have.

> Gotta love NaNoWriMo: If you were to enter NaNo what type of book do you think it will end up?

I entered NaNo last year because I needed a good kick in the behind to get a novella done for Sugar and Spice Press. I succeeded and penned The Stolen Warrior, which is available now as a part of a themed series set in a city called Bisura. If I enter this year, I'd like it to be something new, something dark and erotic, but I can only do that if I get more of my works in progress done and in submission land.

> What is the craziest scenerio could you come up with?

In a story? Gee, I've written some weird ones. Hiram's Secret is about a young man who leaves his village to find a bride and ends up falling in love with a beautiful young woman who is half human and half gremlin.
Demon in the Basement is about a quirky woman who falls in love with a ruined demon.
Goodness knows what else I'll come up with...
Crazy and yet awsome! :)

> What kind of feelings do you love to have whenever you read your specialized genres?

I want to be taken away from the mundane. I want to fall in love with the hero, hate the villain and maybe even sympathize with the villain. I want a plot that has unusual twists that I didn't see coming. I want the romance, the pasison, the adventure and sometimes I like to be scared a little!
Those make up great stories. I love surprises and adventures.

> Want to add any comments or advice for anyone- about anything?

I think for readers, buy as close to the original publisher as you can if you believe in supporting the authors you love. Especially with small presses, the authors get more royalty when you buy directly from the source as opposed to 3rd party retailers and book stores. I know that's a lot to ask.
For authors, the best advice I can offer is to really know what you're getting yourself into. I have some tips for authors on my blog at and also at that may offer some help.
And for anyone out there with a dream, follow it.
Excellent advice! Hmm Hopefully once I move out from my parents I can start doing that.

I had lots of fun with this interview! Thanks for letting me interview with you Anastasia. (And you welcome for glad to be picked.) I am looking forward to doing more interviews similiar to this- beware of random questions- to any author I enjoy. 8D

Friday, February 26, 2010

Interview with Harley D. Palmer

Harley D. Palmer is a fantasy writer who is currently working to become published. She is gracious enough to allow me to give my first interview with her as the chosen author to interview. (Yep she's written multiple books.) She also runs The Writers Academy, a great place to expand the writing skills! At least it'd be great for me. Harley is light blue and I am- purple. Now for the interview:

 What is your favorite color?

Black - until they make something darker! I'm not sure why this is my favorite color, it just is. It matches with everything and it usually matches my mood too. I'm a dark, cynical sort of person, so it just works for me.

I love black too!

How are your novels coming along?

Slow. I tend to skip around a bit and I am easily distracted by other things. That's why I love NaNo as it forces me to stay on track! I am a flighty sort of person - I have to write everything down in order to remember it!

I love NaNo too! What would life be without such a challenge?

If a plane is about to crash in a lake and carries all of your favorite books, which books will you try to save (keep in mind you only have enough time to pick five)?

Taking into account this is my favorite books by OTHER authors and not MY own books, then I'd have to say I'd save::

"A Cry in the Night" by Mary Higgins Clark

"Wicked" by Gregory McGuire

"The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer

"The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold" by Fransesca Lia Block

"Dancing with Dragons" by D.J. Conway
(Maybe I should go read this book!)That was hard to only choose five!

Do you have any writing rituals or writing routines?

It varies but it always starts with smoking a cigarette. Terrible habit, I know, but it helps me get my mind in the right place. Then it's a matter of sitting at the computer and typing. I usually have music playing. If I'm really stuck (or if my husband needs the computer) I get out the pencil and paper instead. I am inspired by so many things, it's hard to say that I have a ritual or a routine. I write when I'm inspired which could be at any moment - a TV show, something funny my husband said, a telephone call, something cute my son did, etc. I just get to writing when the muse is tapping me on the shoulder (or keeping me awake!)

What has inspired you to write?

Well that's easy, my son and my husband. I love writing and I always have but it seems that lately it is really part of who I am. Before it was just a hobby and something to do on the side for fun. Now, with the support and love from my husband, I am really seeing this as a career, not just a "It'd be nice to get published, maybe, someday." I am actively researching and learning and now it's "I'm going to get published!"

Must be exciting!

What happens down in the Abyss?

I'm not sure you really want to know that! It's a pretty scary place inside my head! (For those that don't know, The Abyss is what I call my soul, my mind, my heart.) It's an endless scary place, seriously. I have characters talking to me all the time, then all of my alter egos and personalities talking, story ideas, dreams, nightmares, and memories! If you do want to know, you can check out my blog Abyss of My Soul.

How many books do you have published?

None -- Yet! But I will. I'm working toward that goal as we speak!

Oh... And probably nothing I do can speed up that goal. hehehe

How many books are you working on?

Seven - technically 9 since 1 is split into three parts. Seriously, I warned you it was crazy inside my head - now do you see why?

That's a lot of books!

I'm looking forward to NaNo, and if you are able to join NaNo, what kind of book do you think it will end up?

Well for MarNoWriMo this year, I'm working on "The Faery's Tale: Part Two", so that'll be a fantasy novel of course. Then for NaNoWriMo, I might start on actually writing the story for my new character (who is really pushy) William Archer. That seems to be going towards Sci-Fi/Fantasy. I usually write Fantasy but I am lately having thoughts about Sci-Fi so who knows how it might end up!

Fantasy rocks!

Like I said, I love NaNo at it really helps to keep me focused. I should really force myself to do NaNo type rules EVERY month, but without anyone to bring out my competitve nature, it really doesn't help much! LOL

I mimic you. =)

What is the craziest scenerio could you come up with?

I hope you don't mean right this second! LOL I think at least the funniest scene I have written is in "Adventures of Ryn and Ciyme". Ciyme is a small pink, hyperactive dragon - small like the size of a kitten. She goes through the entire novel talking about eating people! I mean can you imagine? I giggle every time I think about it.

I'd love Ciyme! Even if she is crazy. LOL

I don't know if I have a "crazy" scenerio in my work....I have a lot of fight scenes, and funny moments, but nothing really crazy. Which is odd considering I'm am seriously out there. I mean, I think of crazy stuff like - if my husband is half an hour late coming home from work, I have this fear that he was hit by a car and is lying in a coma in the hospital, and he lost his phone so the doctors couldn't call me and so I will never know!! Yea, pretty crazy, ay?

Want to add any comments or advice for anyone about- anything?

Don't let others stand in the way of your dreams. Don't let their opinions or skills, or whatever stop you from doing what you love! (I did this once, married to my first husband, seriously don't ever sacrifice your dreams for the sake of another person!)

Great advice!

Thank you for taking the time to accept my first interview! I love your responses and had fun. This means I might do more interviews, well not might, I will do more interviews for a blast! I hope you had a great time too. I can't wait to pull off a different interview when you become published either... Hehe okay have fun!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Okay what started out good can end up bad. I went to a seminar and ate. After eating went to a book signing of which all her books were sold before I can get a chance to see what the book is about. I was way late to class in the end and my glasses broke to end the day. So far my parents don't know... I've broke my glasses once, I can't get in trouble again however. If lucky, they won't even notice. Stomach ache? That happens everyday, starting from since I moved to Wyoming. I gotta move someplace closer to sea level as soon as possible.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Time to take a break...

Since my essay is now finished!!! Weee! Time to return to reading Tom McCaffrey's "Dragonheart" now and see if they figure out a way to stop the dragons from dying! (It's so sad to see them dying.)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Dragonheart- Dragonriders of Pern book

I bought Dragonheart which is written by Tom McCaffrey. It was published in 2008, though I never saw this book until at WalMart today, and it is a continuation of Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern. I hope to be able to read it soon after writting this 4-6 page essay that's due Monday. (I won't even finish my English homework until after it is due. Grrr) Here's his website, which is set up very well. I wonder, since WalMart did not have ANY of the other books he's written, where I can buy THOSE. I would definitely love to continue my hunt on reading ALL of the Dragonriders of Pern novels that has been written. So far my rate is 8/??.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A List to Pass on

Little questionnaire that got passed onto me by SM Blooding. Thanks, SM! Rules: Answer the following questions with Single Word answers then pass this along to 5 other bloggers. Make sure you let them know about it.

Your Cell Phone? Blue

Your Hair? Black

Your Mother? Fabric

Your Father? Wal-Mart

Your Favorite Food? Shrimp

Your Dream Last Night? None

Your Favorite Drink? Juice

Your Dream/Goal? Illustrator

What Room Are You In? Living

Your Hobby? Drawing

Your Fear? Rejected

Where Do You See Yourself In Six Years? College

Where Were You Last Night? Car

Something That You Aren't? Angry

Muffins? Blueberry

Wish List Item? Fun

Where Did You Grow Up? Nebraska

Last Thing You Did? Homework

What Are You Wearing? Sweater

Your TV? Dragon

Your Pets? Dragonfish

Friends? Online

Your Life? Sucks

Your Mood? Tired

Missing Someone? YES

Vehicle? Volvo

Something You Aren't Wearing? Jewelry

Your Favorite Store? B&N

Your Favorite Color? Blue

When Was The Last Time You Laughed? Ancient

Last Time You Cried? Today

Your Best Friend? Nazrindi

One Place You Go To Over And Over Again? Library

Favorite Place To Eat? Home

And I pass this on to... *drumroll*

Ransom Noble - I wanna read her published book!

Renegade - From SM Blooding's blog!

Julie Romero - Same here!

Richard Myrtle - New Blog!!

Supertwin - My super twin!

What I am on...

This is in the newspaper my step-mom showed me. I am on the vice president honor roll list! Must have: GPA 3.5-3.99 to be on that list. Wow! 4.0 is the president honor roll list. Hmmm... I doubt if I'd be able to hit all As in classes when I don't do well with writing assignments. If it does not involve writing I'm good. :-)

Thursday, January 28, 2010


I have decided I should create a website for myself. So here is the website I made. Currently it is newly made and needs a lot of work, just like my blog. However I hope to be all set by summer and start becoming an active blogger and such. Expect to see more soon!