Things are changing…..and that’s a good thing!

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So here I am starting fresh and new. Spring has opened up the petals of my hibernating soul and soon I will blossom once again for the world to see. What does that mean exactly? It’s an answer that is beneficial to you, my readers and fans, and to me regarding inspiration and communication.

For you all I have decided that I am going to attempt to communicate more. This means those things I fear most, Twitter, Facebook, anything social media I will be more vocal on. So pull your boot straps up because this chick is going to start to talk. I’m really excited about my upcoming work and I am making a push for completion. I want to interact with all of you more on any level that I can. We thrive on the interaction of each other and nothing would make me happier than to be talking to you! I might be an introvert at heart but I love to socialize. I do see the irony in that. I like to socialize but I don’t know how to deal with social media much.

What’s going to happen with me is that I am going to show more of my process. The steps that I’m taking, I’m not going to hide away as a deep dark secret. Maybe that’s what has been holding me back. What I do know is that I am working hard to connect with the inspiration from the world and with the reality that it takes work to get things done and not just hope that it will settle itself. I want to blog more, I want to express my process, I want to share the human part of me while trying to push the too-humble persona out of the way and be a bit more hands on with everything involving my work. Everyone knows that I write because I love it and without it I don’t feel complete. The thing everyone DOESN’T know is that I also write for people, the fans, and without fans(you) I’m only doing a portion of what I love and cannot feel complete.

Finding the right balance between everything will be tricky, but I’m sure that it can be done with help all around. So I will be seeing you soon and you will no doubt be hearing more from and about me. Let’s embrace this spring change together and go for a very wonderful ride.

Taking some time out to say hi

With everything going on in my life I will say that I am much surprised that I got a wee bit of work going on.  I didn’t go to the nearest restaurant like a blogger friend/author suggested and find a napkin to write on, but I did open up my box and grab my notebooks. There have been a lot of things I have been meaning to do regarding book two.  There has been killing, of course, although it wasn’t in one of my fits of madness like I seemed to think.  That was actually done beforehand and it is a very telling situation.  A name for the book is still circling my head and when there are some more readers to Rise of a Queen (you can get it here for ebook and paperback, here, here, here, or here) I would LOVE some input in my email box so as not to give any SPOILERS 😀 Oh do I love River Song.  Oh okay off of Doctor Who, I can’t help it.  I have been signing all my books with my sonic screwdriver pen I love my readers oh so much.

ImageI am trying my hardest to get history/mythology correct with it’s timeline and place it is taking a bit longer than I had expected but in all honesty would you rather a book with something that was completely made up?  “But J.S. you made up your own mythology in Rise of a Queen, so you’re now dealing with a double standard” I hear some of you shout.  Why yes, I did make up one story, the creation.  I got a little tired of the same old crud that was always thrown into people’s faces so I brought something fresh, yet quite believable to the table.  The second one actually continues into more detail in the second book, which is why I am researching so extensively.  I so love research but getting time to do it and write down the notes can be a bit tough.  Then the tougher part, reading my notes and putting into some form of electronic media since that’s how everything is done at this point. Curses!!!! *fist in air*.

Emma and Melinda have their own storyline, Jason finds love, Tessa hunts for the truth, and the end tale of that truth is a reality that surprises even her.  Ok, enough of those spoilers.  Oh hi River, did I bring you up again?

Late at night I’m up, I did try to sleep, honest. Instead I am here, blogging and gathering more information regarding mythology that existed during the Thrace time period and the movements of one great conqueror (possibly, that one is to be determined).

Hanging in the ATL

As I sit here in Atlanta after driving in the rain for a few hours, I sit down to relax.  As blah as it is outside, I’m thankful that I have a friend who lives in the city that can let me crash for the night.  Why is tonight important?  Don’t you remember????  Me, streaming on radio, promoting my book……be there!!!!! I am going to link the one I had before just to give you the gist of things.  Here is it.

But for now, I will keep you updated on what I can, when I can, and i hope you get a chance to check me out on the radio between some awesome rock and metal music and maybe I’ll get to talk about Rise of a Queen.  Maybe.

Off to enjoy the time that I have with my friend before getting grilled or who knows what else (apologies in advance for foul language on my part)

Gonna get a little personal up in here now.

All this talk of me being drug down into the dirt fighting off the social flies has got me tired. So, I’m going to turn the pages…..just a tad.

I’ve obviously come to love throwing this out there. I do promise you will never get a political or religious rant out of be because that’s not who I am.

So here’s ya go: A look inside a somewhat un-psychotic writer of Dark Fantasy. Is that even possible? We will see.  You be the judge.

So here it is.  I’m new to the game. Brand spanking baby on the bottom in the delivery room new.  I’m getting a little guidance on the way, and obviously still trying to fumble through the mass amounts of information that gets thrown in my way.  Do this, don’t do that, blah blah blah blah blah. Honestly I just want to tell you about my book, why I think you will like it and why you would want to buy it.  Its a stand alone, even though its in a series.  It is a span of time, so no cliffhangers.

Oh yeah. Me :D:D:D:D

I was born in Oxford, US to two military parents. We moved around a lot, they divorced. Drama, drama,drama, blah blah blah. Honestly I don’t talk about me much. I have the gift of gab but most of it really doesn’t amount to anything persona.  As you have made the assumption by my simple profile picture, I walk to the beat of a different drummer. I buck the system of the world and go wild and crazy with my hair choices and a hidden nose ring up in there somewhere. yep, I’m pierced. Not where all the girls do because the regret of a naval ring exploding during pregnancy (not to mention that tattoo) omg its horendous.  

As mentioned before I love books, music, movies and video games.  I mentioned my books, the music matters only if it is the disturbance of country making my ears bleed.  Sorry, thats the way it goes.  But people love me anyway.  I’m told I’m the life of the party, well that is to be determined because I don’t get to do that too much.  I spend a lot of time being a recluse between writing and killing alien species on another planet (Dead Space 3 rocks by the way) or straight up zombie boobs.  I’m exploring some retro games as we speak also.  I love horror movies, especially if thy don’t come with a plot I can easily figure out.  Maybe its the life of a writer, always trying to figure out the twists and turns.

My goal is not to be a famous writer, I’ve come to that conclusion.  But I do want people to enjoy what I have written to share.  My ultimate goal is for the reader to see what I saw, felt what I felt, live every moment as I did through the pages turning in my mind and into the crazy PC format I am disliking each and every day.

Actually my current goal is to help pay bills. Simple.  My step up goal is to meet up with friends I haven’t seen in 21 years (Junior high, overseas so don’t get your knickers twisted).  I know its not much to ask but plane tickets are expensive as hell, you know?  Kindle is obviously sticking the indie’s in the back, I had to help navigate a friend to the one in the UK and it completely different.  It seems as though you have to put The Vampire Realm with it.  Crazy. And my genre’s aren’t what I wanted but its what they offered, so meh.  I’m watching the clock as I’m waiting for distribution to the other big chains.  At that point I’m hoping I will get a little more notice.  But people, if you would like to point me in the right direction or lead me somewhere, then by all means get it.  Even message me if you can.  No biggie.  I’m real and I don’t bite…..not this time.

 

Procrastination and Indecisive

It’s a rainy day and I’m so behind on everything and what do I end up doing? STILL trying to get things situated on this site. Hopefully now that that’s over I can get back to doing what I love best.  Oh wait, no time for gaming, no time to watch a nice Asian Horror Movie (although I watched Paranormal Activity 4 last night while working on the ebook formatting for Rise of a Queen go me! go me!), so back to the book.  My big question?  Should I work on book one to get it ready or should I go back to work on #2?  Its a tough one. I want to both, I know……find something else to do.  Oh wait, no that won’t work either.  Procrastination should be my middle name.

Needing my cover art and I’ve feel so much better.