Friday, May 31, 2013

Read About IT!

Have you ever browsed sites where people ask quesrions and another user Yahoo answers? 

I love reading the questions and can be amusing ;)!

So I stumbled upon a question from a young teen that asked how could he/she could possibly write a song since they've never experienced anything worth writing about.  It got me thinking.  My life's not particularly interesting.  I don't have a theme song, nor do I have a mob gunning for me.  Most days I eat, sleep, write, read and work...not necessarily in that order!  So how do I possibly have anything to write about????

Truth is I've never shifted into a cougar or traveled to Salin to help repopulate a dying race.  But I face experiences every day that I've never faced but somehow I knew exactly what to do...I still remember my first day as a nurse.  I was doing things I'd only read about and I do that on a daily if you don't know then research and find out! 
Are life experiences better to write about?  Maybe but I personally don't want to find out what it feels like to be kidnapped and tortured...I'll let my active imagination do what it does best weave a world where torture flows from the keys of a keyboard.

So write what you know, read what you don't and let your imagination do the rest!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Something to Think About

"Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day." - Jim Rohn

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Begging for Forgiveness (Pinewood Creek, Book 2) WIP

Although it's unedited and still not quite finished, here is a little excerpt from Begging for Forgiveness...

Xavier smiled, but his dark brown eyes remained wary.  Skylar sighed and pulled back out into the road.  Nothing he said would change Xavier's mind.  He'd have to ensure that Xavier never felt like a third wheel.  Skylar took the left turn the GPS politely reminded him to take and took in the Cougar Creek Community.  Houses lined the road that seemed to circle the entire subdivision.  A large building sat in the center of the entire community with a play area for children and a large clearing with just grass.
"Which house is it supposed to be?"  Xavier said.
"According to my sources, the alpha's house burned about two months ago and they've been living at the house near the back of the community.  I porgrammed that address in the GPS."
They pulled up to a house whose yard appeared to have recently been the site of construction and before Skylar could stop the car Xavier was out and walking toward two people embracing on the porch.  Skylar barely made it to catch Aspen after Xavier ripped her away from the male who held her.  
Skylar clasped her face, his wolf whining at the evidence of the tears she'd cried.  Grey eyes regarded him and he felt his soul calm for the first time in three months, until he heard the growl from Xavier and looked up to see him punch the guy.
Aspen gasped when Skylar picked her up and placed her back on the porch before stopping his mate from killing someone.

As of right now I have made a cover, but I'm still not sure if it's the one I truly want, so I'll wait on revealing that!  I'm stepping in a new direction adding a m/m to this story and hope that readers are receptive to the m/m/f aspects of the book...I'm a fan of menage titles and m/m or m/m/f, so it was only natural for a story to evolve from that!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Just a silly little update

So I've said it once and I'll say it again...I am one busy nurse/writer but with that being said here is a rundown of where I stand:

Begging for Forgiveness (Pinewood Creek) is at apoint where if I get the time I could finish the first draft rather quickly and get it ready for editing.  I'm taking a different road with this one since it will be m/m/f.  I was initially going to make it another m/f then Aspen's story began to take on a life of it's own and a second male was brought in.  Now, in getting to know these characters they just sort of took Aspen is going to have a bit more than I even bargained for her.  I hope to be able to start giving excerpts, character interviews, etc late June and hope for a July release (late july).

State of Resistance has hit a small wall in that I know what I want to happen just not how to say it, but I stepped away from it to focus on Pinewood Creek and am hoping that will make all the difference.Love Always, Anna is at the tips of my fingers wanting to be written but time has become my enemy of late-there's just not enough!  I have a feeling that once I start I won't be able to slow down.  I want Anna' s story to be released with Aurum and Cekayda's story because Anna's story will be free.  

As for the other series and a singles title, I have jotted things in a notebook here and there, but again time is my missing ingredient.

Thank you for your continued support and I hope to have you some quality readong material before the end of the year.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Just Because it's funny!

"Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask whats for lunch." - Orson Welles

Saw this and it made me laugh!  Humour has always been my go to crutch for dealing with stress...among writing, reading and playing video games. (You caught me.  I'm a nerd!)

Anyways take a moment in life to laugh a little each day and spread a little joy instead of stress!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Something to Think About

"A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving." - Lao Tzu

So get to traveling.  It's all about the journey!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Hitting a Wall...

Writer's block...'cue the scary music!!!!'  

We've all been in the clutches of writer's block, even those who don't write every day...
Remember that paper that was due in a week and you had to get something on the page?

That cursor seemed to mock you as it blinked on the clean white paper in your word processor (or when I was a little younger the blank pieces of paper mocked me with the faint blue lines wanting me to fill it with words).

What do you do to curb writer's block?

There are lots of ways to keep from writer's block, maybe that is misleading in that you'll never be free of its clutches.  But you can step away and take a breath, maybe start a new project, or re-read an old project (or a good/naughty book).  

So, my advice for writer's block is simply...walk away from the wall and find a ladder to bring back to climb over it.

It's not something big.  Not the biggest revelation ever in the universe, but it's something I've actually utilized to keep writing.

So, get to writing and if you reach a wall...find a ladder!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy official Mother's Day to all you mommies out there!

Something to Think About

"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe." - Goethe

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Closing out Nurse's Week!

I've spent my week working as an ER nurse and a MICU nurse and I must say that I still love being a nurse!  So, how did I choose nursing to begin with? Well it's a long story but I'll strive to make it short-ish.

We are asked to pick a csreer pretty early in life and by all accounts that isn't really fair.  I've not lived enough by this time to say with certainty that I will be happy being and doing whatever it is I chose at the tender age of 17 or 18.  Let's face it at that age I'm more interested in what is happening now and the futire is a concept that doesn't faze me.  But I knew one thing-a nurse I didn't want to be.

My first major was biology.  I love science in general so I thought WTH.  Next I attempted English Education and then business.  College isn't cheap so some point in there I got wrangled into the idea that with a nursing degree you can pretty much do whatever you want.  Still wasn't convinced but I did it. 

I'll never forget my first clinical...overwhelmed, scared and almost in tears. But before I left the nursing home that day I nodded my head and said...Finally.

After years of searching (6 to be exact) I'd finally stumbled upon something I could see myself doing for countless numbers of hours and years.  I love writing, always have, but I also love nursing and that is something that I think is special: loving what you do.

Happy Nurses week to all you nurses out there!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Celebrating Nurses Week

So what does a nurse do? 

Well that depends on what kind of nurse we're talking about.

First, we have CNAs which aren't technically a liscensed person but just as important (if not more so) than other members of a nursing team.  A nurse aid helps patients complete normal everyday tasks which may be difficult or impossible while that person is sick.  An aide can make or break a shift.

Second, we have LPNs who work giving medications, giving patient care, and more.  I wouldn't have survived my first shift had it not been for my LPN.  So they are also an important member iof the nursing team.

Third we have the RN who can work in a variety of settings do skills such as IV starts, invasive hemodynamic monitoring and so much more! 

And though we may go by different titles one thing we share is the role of csregiver because we care.  We care for a patient's mental, emotional and spiritual health.  Caring may be the most important trait of a nurse because we are caring for people who are usually at their most vulnerable and weakest.  They need us to care because they want to get better.  A nurse thay doesn't care is not really a nurse.

Monday, May 6, 2013


Testament to how busy I am I mistakenly celebrated mother's day yesterday! That being said Happy late Cinco de Mayo! 

Anywho! For nurses week I'm going to do a post a day about those awesome people we call nurses.  So if you are a nurse then Happy Nurses week!

Tomorrow I will shed a little light on what nurses do!  So check back for more awesomeness tomorrow!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Something to Think About...

“Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.”
― Marguerite Duras

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Just a silly little update

I'm hard at work writing the second Chronicles of JJ and the second Pinewood Creek.  I'm about halfway finished with the Pinewood Creek story and am getting to some really good parts of the Chronicles of JJ. 

So what's going on in those worlds you ask?  Well I can't reveal too much but Aspen is finding out more about her mates (yes mates plural) and their is something wonky going on in Pinewood Creek.

In the Chronicles of JJ the race is on to save the hybrid princess and put an end to the terror facing hybrids.  So is there more than meets the eye to the prophecy and just when will an ancient witch reveal herself?  Phew! That's a lot you don't want to miss!

As for release dates?  I have no clue.  I'm still working on them every free chance I get but I will be the first to admit I've been uber busy with my other job (nurse by night, writing when I can).  So I'm hoping mid summer I can have y'all a new book to feast yiur eyes on.  Meanwhile, Anna, Kylan, Cekayda and Aurum have been griping in my head wanting their stories told.  I'm working on it guys.  You can't rush genius...hahaha!

Until then check out my goodreads for some interesting titles to check out!  I've read quite a few that I think will melt your ereader.