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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Motivation comes from self

I know this is true now! I have actually sat down and wrote for more than an hour at a time and only because I have been motivating myself. It also helps that my husband doesnt mind if I spend multiple hours at Barnes and Noble while he is at home with our daughter :)

I have found that the atmosphere at the Starbucks Barnes and Noble, along with a Venti Chai Tea Latte or Hot Chocolate, is the perfect breeding grounds for my motivation to write :)

I wish I could spend a whole day there, just drinking and writing, but unfortunately not only do I not have a day to waste away at Barnes and Noble, I also have to keep my cafeen drinks down to one a day, unless I want a baby jumping all over the place right when he/she gets out! haha

The point of this blog was to say that you are the only one who can motivate yourself. Find something that helps you and use it!

Until next time :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

How will this affect my writing?

So big news! I moved!

Even bigger news, I moved against my will, into my best friends house.

I've lived with her a couple times in The past, but I gotta say that I never thought I would be living with her again, with her husband, with my husband and daughter and another on the way. It is really hard to even wrap my head around what has happened. It happened so fast, one minute I'm living in my house, the next another family has moved in and it is a bad situation, so we could either suck it up, or move out. Granted, that's not the whole story, there is much more drama than I care to write. What hurt the most, for me was when I was told by people whom I called family, that I was not family.

All in all, this has not been a fun few weeks.

I sat down the other day to try and write a begining for my book and I actually managed to get something down! Maybe a good side to this whole mess is it will get me to write more!

Sunday, August 8, 2010


So I wrote some the other day, and I am almost at the very end! Of course after I finish writing the end I have to start writing the beginning. That is going to be the hard part. I have a really hard time trying to figure out out to start a book, with out making it sound cheesy or just plain boring. I might leave the beginning for the very last and start writing some other complication scenes first. I will put it off and put it off until eventually I have no other choice but to write it! Wish me luck :)

Friday, August 6, 2010

love love love

i love my sister krista so much im going to give her all my harry potter stuff because she is so awesome!!!!!!

That was my sister hacking
Into my blog, she thinks she's
funny haha :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010


I have gotten so far in this book (well only when I compare it to how far Ive gotten in previous ones) and now feel like its not how I want it to be. I am teetering on the fence between going with what Ive got and doing a complete overhaul! I think I spent too long not writing that I'm second guessing myself. I'm pretty certain that I want to keep what I have but I still have that nagging voice!

Darn voice needs to keep talking to me, I didn't ask for her opinion!

Anyway, I'm going to read what I have right now a couple times and see if it's worthy of staying.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Writing..

Is about to start full force!

I am no longer Employed (by choice) and can stay home with my daughter, and also be able to write at every nap time!

Having this job has sucked the writing out of my life and it has put a toll on me. Dont get me wrong, I dont want to offend anyone, I am very grateful that we have an income and can survive. I am extremely grateful that my husband makes enough money so I can stay home with our kids.

I can not wait to get my story out of my head and on paper! I have had dreams upon dreams and have not had the time to write them all down.

Thank you God for the blessings you have given us!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Everything points to writing!

I just took a personality test, thats how I am procrastinating today, and I love how it describes me. I feel like everything I do in life has always pointed me to writing, now my personality is too!

Idealist Portrait of the Champion (ENFP)

Like the other Idealists, Champions are rather rare, say two or three percent of the population, but even more than the others they consider intense emotional experiences as being vital to a full life. Champions have a wide range and variety of emotions, and a great passion for novelty. They see life as an exciting drama, pregnant with possibilities for both good and evil, and they want to experience all the meaningful events and fascinating people in the world. The most outgoing of the Idealists, Champions often can't wait to tell others of their extraordinary experiences. Champions can be tireless in talking with others, like fountains that bubble and splash, spilling over their own words to get it all out. And usually this is not simple storytelling; Champions often speak (or write) in the hope of revealing some truth about human experience, or of motivating others with their powerful convictions. Their strong drive to speak out on issues and events, along with their boundless enthusiasm and natural talent with language, makes them the most vivacious and inspiring of all the types.

Fiercely individualistic, Champions strive toward a kind of personal authenticity, and this intention always to be themselves is usually quite attractive to others. At the same time, Champions have outstanding intuitive powers and can tell what is going on inside of others, reading hidden emotions and giving special significance to words or actions. In fact, Champions are constantly scanning the social environment, and no intriguing character or silent motive is likely to escape their attention. Far more than the other Idealists, Champions are keen and probing observers of the people around them, and are capable of intense concentration on another individual. Their attention is rarely passive or casual. On the contrary, Champions tend to be extra sensitive and alert, always ready for emergencies, always on the lookout for what's possible.

Champions are good with people and usually have a wide range of personal relationships. They are warm and full of energy with their friends. They are likable and at ease with colleagues, and handle their employees or students with great skill. They are good in public and on the telephone, and are so spontaneous and dramatic that others love to be in their company. Champions are positive, exuberant people, and often their confidence in the goodness of life and of human nature makes good things happen.

I love it :)....Until next time.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Writing Sample!

Here it is, I have not edited and it is only a first draft, but It is a little of what I have written so far.

The hot night was pressing against her; the realization of what she was about to do had just started to sink in. She had not seen her father since she left, almost a year ago. There was no room to hope that he would not come, he always went to the raids.
There was no moon out, the only light came from a few torches that remained lit on the path that led past dark cottages to the town center, everyone was asleep.
Lilana knew that the raid was only moments away; she could almost feel her father’s presence. Her heart beat through her chest, her breathing started to shallow, her pulse now pounding in her ears. She was on the verge of hyperventilating when William came to sit beside her, grabbed her hand and gave it a reassuring squeeze. She looked up at him and knew that whatever happened tonight, it would be alright. This was something that had to be done, the people of Charon needed to know the truth, and this would be the only way.
Lilana looked back down the road and saw 9 men walking through the center of town, her dad standing in front of 8 of his soldiers. That struck Lilana as very odd.
“Something is not right.” Lilana whispered to William.
“What is it?”
“There are not enough men, he knows something; he never goes on a raid without at least 20 men, and I don’t even see Sam.”
“What do you think we should do?”
“Let’s just stick to the plan for now”
All at once, the rebel’s stepped out from behind houses, surrounding her dad and his soldiers. Lilana walked to stand straight in front of the King. The soldiers walking behind her dad did not look surprise.
“Well, well, well, my long lost daughter, Lilana how I have missed you” the king said. Lilana looked at him, not impressed with the show of compassion.
“You will not go through with this raid” Lilana’s eyes met the Kings.
Her dad clicked his tongue, “Manners was something we should have gone to more depth in your learning, it is not polite to demand, my daughter.”
“You will turn around and leave these children to sleep in their beds tonight, we will stop you if you try.”
He father laughed, the men behind him guffawed. “Dear child, did you not think that I would find out about your little group, I have known and have chosen not to do anything, because I am confident that you all will see the truth of my ways.”
“The truth is not what you fight for father.”
“I am sorry you see it that way”
“You should turn and leave now.”
“I would advise you to heed your own warning dear one; tonight will not go well if you choose to go through with your plan.”

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Blogs are a soft spot.

I have had a truly horrible experience on a writers forum.

I mentioned my blog on my first post telling people to come check it out, and apparently blogs are a soft spot in the writing community. I can not believe the animosity I am receiving because of it. I feel just icky having a blog in the first place. ugh.

Until next time.

My daughter's weaing my shoes :)

Although she can't quite get her little toes around the flip flop what ever its called.

I was going to write last night but my triplet nephews and my step daughter had invaded the computer/ play room. There was no way I would have been able to write with them playing. Boys are loud! I have two girls so I'm not sure if its just boys in general or if it had to do with the fact that there were 3 of them but man can they get rowdy!

I have gotten pretty far in my book and I am really excited about it! Having an actual goal to work towards has made it alot easier, and given me motivation. Now all I need to work on is the procrastination, which has taking the leading role in a few of my blog posts!

So no more procrastination, I'm going to my writing mode, yes I have a writing mode, its called "Not right now I'm trying to write!" or possibly "Yeah, uh huh, that's fine go play"

Until next time!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I am testing out my blogging skills from my cell phone...lets see how this works

New found motivation!

I am not sure where it is coming from, but Im pretty sure my new motivation is from the fact that I have an office job and it has made me realize that I do not want to be working a 9 to 5 job for the rest of my life! It is the most incredibly boring thing I have ever done! I am very grateful for the fact that I am able to work and bring in a good income, but I am even more grateful for this job, because it has made me realize what I truly want to do and givin me the motivation to do it!

I officially have 3 full pages of the end climatic scene of my book! Im starting at the end so I actually hav a goal to work towards, and it is working beautifully! As I write I keep thinking of what different scenes in the beginning of the book are going to be like, and my book is coming together. Im so excited I could jump and scream, but that would probably be inapropriate in the middle of work.

Thank you lord for helping me in a way that I could never have seen!

Friday, May 21, 2010


I have gotten so much farther in my book! I wrote out scene cards, and character cards, and it has actually started turning into an actual story!

The only thing that has me stuck right now, is the ending. I cant quite figure out how I want the first book to end. I want to be able to just sit down, close my eyes, and let the story play out in my head, but I havn't gotten a spare minute in forever! Every time I sit down to contemplate, I get interupted with something. I tried last night, yet again, but sleep was the one to interupt me then!

I have a pretty good plot in line, but I need to write out the climax before I start writing anything else. This is where I have gone wrong in the past. I wrote from the begining, just typing every word that came to mind. This time I am actually going to sit down and use my words for a purpose!

All in all, I think Im going about it the right way this time. Wish me luck!

Monday, May 10, 2010


Today is my birthday! I know your wondering what my birthday has to do with my book right? Well, for My Birthday I got a giftcard to Barnes and Noble, and with that gift card I got a nifty little book called "The Writers Little Helper" I am loving how helpful this book is!

Now if only I could stop reading tips on how to write, and actually start writting! HA! Theres the problem! I have gotten quite a bit of information down about my new book! and I am very excited! I think it is turning into more of a Fantasy book than Urban Fantasy like before. Having my own little world that I can make anything possible is pretty darn cool, If I may say so my self. :)

Anyway, I need to get back to work, can you tell Im working hard? I might just write some as well!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Thats what Im going to call it! I just spent the last 2 weeks reading all 5 books to the Percy Jackson Series. Of course It wasnt all hard work no play..I enjoyed my "research" a little.
I was so emmersed yesterday I finished the entire last book. My kids could have been on fire and all I would have said was "Thats nice sweety go play."

My reason for researching is because I was watching Avatar (not the Number 1 movie) The Last Air Bender. It a cartoon on Nickelodeon that I used to watch and is now being made into a movie, which I can not be more excited about! Anyway its about 4 "nations" Earth, Air, Water, and Fire Benders. A person born into the different nations sometimes has the ability to bend that element. Now I didnt really notice at first, but after a couple episodes I began to catch similarities in this cartoon and my prospective book.

For instance my characters can "bend" those substances as well as moon, and sun. Their water benders have th ability to do mine. The Avatar can master all for elements, my main character has the ability to bend 2 elements.

So many likeness' I just can not go through wtih it. No matter how irritating it is to finally have had an idea that actually got further than one page, that can no longer be persued!

So for now Im back to research and hopefully I will be blessed with a completely (well maybe not completely seeing as there are only 9 fiction plots) original idea. Pray for me.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Junk Food

Okay I officially have 3 pages typed into the computer! Yay me! :) I have written a bit more in my notebook.

Image and video hosting by TinyPicFor some reason I can only work on the computer if I have something to snack on while Im doing it. As soon as I sit down in this computer chair I instantly want chocolate, chips, snack foods and a diet coke or I can not function!

So my two choices are, load up on junk food and eat the entire time Im writting, or make my work suffer because Ill be thinking about how much I want junk food instead of the next word I should be typing!! Help!

mmm...some skittles and Limon chips sound really great right now.