Saturday, July 14, 2012

Friday Five, late as usual!

Good things happening all around :)

# 1- I sold my first novel.

Such an amazing achievement, the second of the two things on my bucket list. Downpour, the story of Markus and how he deals with his new boyfriend being beaten up for being gay and how they cope together and heal with a lot of laughter and some tears. I wrote this entire novel in less than a month after seeing a barista at Starbuck's giving a homeless man a cup of coffee. From there, I was possessed by these characters and a book was born. It should be out in November if I can get my edits done!

# 2- I saw this awesome "literary" tattoo today!

# 3- I'm trying my hand at knitting again... start praying now :D

# 4- I started reading "Vicious Deep" over a month and a half ago.

 It's a wonderful book, I just haven't had the time to read. I promise I will be finishing it soon! Can't wait to review it because it has been fun! Thank you again to Melissa Landers, the author of Alienated, for loaning it to me!

# 5- And the best of all:

The first thing on my bucket list was to have a baby :D I need a new bucket list now!
(This also explains where I've been. Morning (see ALL EFFING DAY sickness is rough!)
We've been trying for three years, but I've wanted to be a mom since I knew that was an option when I was about 10 and started babysitting neighborhood kids. My husband and I were told that we couldn't have our own without a lot of interventions. We went to a few specialists and doctors. We decided to stop trying this spring and I started focusing on my health. I went gluten free in January and was working with  my doctor to get healthier. Apparently, it worked!

We're so excited and cannot wait to meet our little pirate-ninja baby in January!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

#SixSentenceSunday WIP

This is from my current WIP, tentatively titled THORNS.
In this scene we have Henrik:
I don't know who this is, if anyone has a name, I'd love to find more pictures!
And his father, Asa:

“Congratulations.” He looks over my head and I’m tempted to look to see whom he is speaking. “Your father has just ensured your future in Germany's royalty.”

Once again, I am getting talked at rather than spoken to. Once again, I am being told what I will do, how I will do it, and when and where I will do it. Once again, I am angry, but doing nothing about it.

"Henrik, you will be meeting very important people today. You are to smile and act like the gentleman I raised you to be. If at anytime anyone asks something of you, you will smile and you will do it. Understood?"

"Of course, Father, what else would I do?"

Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Five

1- It has been a hard week and I am glad it is over. I feel like someone has beaten me inside and out. I guess, technically, its kind of been that way.

2- Still awaiting word on my novel and my short story and the writing contest I entered. I need a sedative.

3- I wish I could bring my cat with me to work, she would keep me calm.

4- New obsession: 
Amish: Out of Order - Amish teens who leave The Order to stay with a family in Missouri and find their way away from the Amish community. SO INTRIGUING!

5- This makes me SO proud. God Bless Our President:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Book Review: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

Not my favorite, sadly. I wish there would've been more and the ending, although fitting and brave, made me sad.
I appreciated Rachel going out on a limb and not giving everyone a happily ever after. That's important. I wished there had been more, though. It felt incomplete and rushed.
Of course I loved Archer and Cal, and even Elodie grew on me. I just felt like there was something missing.
I hope they'll make this trilogy into a movie, not movies, but one movie. It would be wonderful to see this on the big screen.
Overall, it was a good ending for Sophie and her gang.