Whew……the hard part is over

The move is done. I am just about settled and things will be starting anew, yet back to normal if that makes any sense. With every move there comes a bag of mixed emotions. I am sad that I left friends behind and a community I grew comfortable in. I am happy because things start anew and fresh and nothing like the soul-sucking town and life that had grown so big that it was taking on a role of a malignant tumor. The perfect moment came and I jumped quickly at the move and the change. I am one for not staying in one place; as life changes so does location. I suppose that is what happens when a person is born and raised into a military family. I believe, after counting, this is my 20th technical move. Yes, moves across town count too, as do moves back and forth over that huge pond called the Atlantic Ocean. My curiosity now is what new things will inspire me. Will it be looking out the windows into the darkness or the cracking of light at dawn? Will it be the wide-eyed and childlike wonder that I have for new adventures? It could always be the mistress of silence that whispers only in my mind the ideas of both terror and fantasy. No matter what becomes of my future, my past is never forgotten. The one constant happens to be the writing that takes place.

As I slowly gear back up into all the networking and media that I started to become heavily involved in I will apologize to those that have been neglected, unknowingly ignored, or those that have been left behind. Things will become as they were just with a change of locale and quite possibly a fresh intake on things.

Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, my blog, my author page, and all the constant media I find myself involved in; I will do my best to not neglect you all and if I do someone needs to give me swift kick in the cheeks and align me once again.   

For now I will leave on my author page a bio of Emma, as cryptic as it may be it will give insight on who she is, what she feels, and what she aspires to become.  Trust me when I say that she is one to watch for as the series continues.

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some heartfelt thoughts and a little talk on my book(s)

Lets see how long this lasts.  I am avoiding scrubbing the tiles, seriously, so a hiding I go.  I dislike this moving process.  I do love that I get to be somewhere else, but the process bites.  I’m hoping its the last one in a long long time and at least I know the area is a good place to be since I lived near there once upon a time.

So I’ve been thinking to myself quite heavily about the things that I am planning on writing next and with the notes I have taken down I think there will be a HUGE dent in it.  It makes me happy and sad at the same time.  Happy because I know what I’m going to do; sad that its difficult to do it at the moment with most things boxed up and I’m working off very few things.  The things that I have to do outweigh the free time I have and that is a frustration and a half.

I have yet to write about Emma, a very good suggestion for a character description.  That child….all I can say is she will hold a strong voice soon enough and she should never be overlooked.  Each one of my characters are a necessity, hardly a single one that is sitting there with no story to tell or to help move it along.  Even this child is hardly a helpless thing.  

For those who have read Rise of a Queen, as a beta reader or as someone who really enjoys it, can tell I have a flair for strong characters.  I’m not a fan of weak ones.  Sympathetic/empathetic; maybe.  I think that each and every one of them should be able to hold their own.  It could be the way I was raised, to never be helpless; also having to count on someone 100% of the time is going to give you 50% the fail and that I have learned through my own trial and error; unfortunately I still go through that.  It’s called being human (me, not the characters).  I feel that if I cannot step into the characters shoes and feel/see/do their actions I have failed.  I know, I know, its not that way with all writers.  I just get emotionally involved, even with the ones that people get mad at.  Get this though, if you get mad at them or have any feeling whatsoever I feel like I have done my job.  I get mail or messages asking me questions or telling me “Oh I am at this part and its driving me crazy; please tell me something terrible/good happens to X soon.”  Or I get ones that give me their thoughts on what they expect to come up hoping to get a hint (if I give one it is always of no help but fun to play along) or the best one “Holy Crap I didn’t expect that!” 

I may not be Anne Rice, Stephanie Meyers, Stephen King, Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, or all those others and I’m sure I will never play in their field.  I write to write, realizing that I’m not going to be able to retire on the income.  No big deal.  If people enjoy it then I’ve done my job. I’ve gotten the right book into the right hands.  If they don’t, then obviously we didn’t connect and no hard feelings on either end.  Do know, though, that I am quite passionate at my writing and put every ounce of emotion (and research) that I could possibly put and I would love for those to continue on that journey with me as the series continues.

Ahhhhh poetry…. let’s break it up for a moment

Obviously I feel very productive today in all things in short bursts. I was very productive of ignoring the cat before I couldn’t stand it anymore and got up. Yay so PC came on and obviously I was alternating that and organizing waiting for my coffee. Took a nice break and played a video game that stressed me out instead of calming me down.  Then I played me a bit of box tetris because it seriously was driving me crazy. I have 20 moves under my belt I got this 😉

Ahhhh that was done for today. Well until I add more later. Hey I attempted a nap. Hahaha. Instead I geeked it out by watching a tad of a SciFi show. All just in time to get ready for some awesome grilling and somewhat goodbye food by the best grill master that I will miss.

Now as the humidity attempts to suck my air away I could care less because this has probably been the most relaxing day I have had in weeks.
I’m sure the day I sit on my new front porch and look out into a real backyard in a state I know I enjoy better will outdo this kind of relaxation 🙂