Showing posts from 2018

It's Award Season! Whoo!

So everyone knows award season is at the end of the year. I avoid the TV award shows like the plague. But I still am part of the season because Glamour always comes out with "Women of the Year". I live for that. And this year at NYCC I got In Praise of Difficult Women by Karen Karbo. I've been reading it since. But I just finished reading In Praise Difficult Women, and I was impressed. I learned a lot about women I had never heard of before this book and others I am familiar with their work. I got to learn what it was like to be women in different eras, and I have to be honest that I'm really appreciative of living as I am in this generation. It's a more vocal period for so many. For all the works I can I'll post the links at the end.

Reading In Praise of Difficult Women and about the about Glamour's "Women of the Year" I was reminded of some of the people who inspired me and have done so much. They've accomplished so much or survived a lot.…

NYCC 2018

I went to New York Comic-Con on Friday with my husband and a couple of our friends. It was going to be different from the years past because I was getting more freedom with a mobile scooter. I have severe anxiety that surprisingly doesn't paralyze me, but my heart races as bad as a cartoon whose just fallen in love. You know the one. With their hearts beating hard against their chest like they're trying to escape. Before we even entered I saw Garnet in wedding garb from Steven Universe. She was getting a professional picture taken, but I didn't want to miss my chance getting my picture taken with her. I waited and I got a picture with her. She gave me her card.

I ended up tagging her on Instagram and following her: @punkybruisercosplay

Once we got in the building I was pretty much on my own. I went wall crawling first to find an ATM to enjoy the Con. This was my first time in a motorized scooter in a long time, and with everyone around and all the crowds I was terrified. I…

Secrets are Out

It's no secret to people around me that I've had a very stressed and emotionally raw. I freaked out in a therapy session about something that I didn't think bugged me anymore. My usually hour long session with my therapist was stretched to an hour and a half. My emotions have been running on overdrive. While talking to my therapist she got me to texted Jess and Uncy Jeff during the session. We caught up. I was glad because every time I want to text them I freeze. Lately when I want to talk to people I've been freezing a lot... But my therapist asked me what was there to fear. I listed the reasons, but they were all complete bs. I'm glad I started opening up more.
After therapy all I wanted to call my mom, Jane. I didn't know if I would be able to tell her all my secrets like my therapist suggested, but I knew all I wanted to do was hear her voice. I knew she knew something was up because of the way I texted. When I just want to talk and am happy I'll send a…

Writer's Outlet Plus Bonus Features

I love writing, and even if I post under a my own name or I post under no name I always put my blood, sweat, and tears into my posts, stories, and more. Earlier this year I found out that I love to guest blog, and I only wrote two posts before the blog was taken down. I went to all my outlets and resources looking for a place to repost my writing. Jared was the first to answer. I informed him I was scared to post under my name. My stuff needed to be shared even if I couldn't be brave enough to share it under my own name. He informed me that I could make a secondary account as long as I had another email. One of the many things I love about the app Jared created is how much he cares so much about the writers, the community, and everything.
Lately Jared, creator of the Writer's Outlet app (an app I truly love) is thinking about taking down the app and the group. He has his reasons, and as much as it annoys the hell out of me I get it. But I'll do what I can to help it stay. …

Broadening My Horizons

Hey Dad, look it's the quote you branded into my head. XD But that is what this is about. Broadening my horizons in the writing world. I've been doing this for years, but a few new things stand out lately.
First, I'll start by saying things that helped before were my talks with Mom about Sherrilyn Kenyon. I look up to J.K. Rowling, James Patterson, and Sherrilyn Kenyon even though I don't read their work much. They are authors I look up to because of all the time and dedication they put into their work, their fans, and their social media presence. Another thing that helps me constantly is talking to my husband, Richard, and our brother, Eric about their stories, ideas, opinions on the stuff we watch and read. Full Sail University helped a lot. A special shout out to James, Lana, Chad, Rebecca, and Sonia for always helping out. Even though I'm just a novelist, and Full Sail really helped me create new things about my written worlds, see things from new prospective,a…

Treasured Memories Part II

A few days ago, July 3rd, I was reading the latest issue of Reader's Digest. The first article that caught my attention was 'Why I've Decided Not to Write a Memoir'. It was about a woman who being given a very detailed and loving letter from her grandmother about why her grandmother couldn't write a memoir even though she had so many stories collected. This article made me reread the first Treasured Memories I wrote almost a year ago. A lot has changed since that draft for some, and I want to add more people as well. Some bonds have grown stronger, and others have made their mark in my lately.

Books named in the memories will be linked in the bottom. I will be using Goodreads links because Goodreads is also important to a few memories.

Updating: Keith GabbertRichard ChicoEric ChicoTwin Adam KuesterEthan BarnesJane HarrisGrandma Sally Strong Memories Appeared Lately: Maurice Mike MattNanaMaxxClaraElvinKimmie Accountabilibuddies: Adrienne Ash JJBBTiffany GarinKim K. Mic…

NYC Networking Event

Yesterday, Richard and I went to a Full Sail University NYC Networking Event for the second time. This was the first time going as an alumni though. It was great. I thought I was going to be nervous because it was the first time I was meeting potential employers without a safety net.  I wasn't as nervous as I thought I'd be. I met two featured alumni there and we had a nice talk. I got to meet a student that recently graduated in person, Andrea. Andrea came all the way up from Florida. It was so nice to put a face to the name. We had been in similar writing groups on Facebook before meeting in person at the event. We shared resources that help us and everything. It was really cool. We used the buddy system and I think that it helped both of us stay confident. I gave my resume to two companies. I looked up another two.
I like that everyone was so friendly and the staff was resourceful and so kind. Every conversation yesterday and last night was so natural and helpful. We all go…

Been Networking Lately

I know I haven't posted in a while, and that's because I haven't had a lot to say till now. I've been working with my Accountabilibuddies a lot. I'm on a gaming team, and I've guest blogged on a friend's blog. First, Accountabilibuddies are accountability partners that keep each other writing, on our goals, and on our deadlines. I have four of them, and we try to meet at least once a week mostly by phone. If we're struck with inspirations or have questions throughout the week we talk through Facebook. Right now I'm so proud of all of them. BB is writing again, and JJ has a book coming out soon. Ash has a book coming out soon as well and has been working with guest bloggers like myself. Adrienne is working on her website a lot lately.
JJ's great at marketing. She's having giveaways and everything. In JJ's book Lotus She awakes in an unfamiliar room in an unfamiliar house with books with somewhat familiar writing only to be chased out of t…