Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The G-Zone Blogtalk Radio Show

Hey. So I'm having my first interview about my writing today. I'm super stoked, or at least trying to be. It's hard to feel excited when you were up half the night sick. My face feels like a hotpad and I think it's pretty safe to say my stomach is empty. So I'll be rehydrating while we have this interview. I will try and post a link later on if anyone wants to listen.
Stay healthy.


Friday, November 23, 2012

Organic Aspirations

Hopefully this works. It's the button for one of my friends who blogs about eco-friendly craft ideas, recipes, as well as wonderful pictures. Check it out!

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If you can't access the blog from here, just Google "Organic Aspirations" and it should be the first one listed.
Enjoy your day of pumpkin pie for breakfast, shopping, turkey sandwiches and more turkey sandwiches!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Not My Ruler

So I was drawing armor for a character yesterday to get a sense of what she felt going into battle, intending to draw her after the battle as well. Well I drew in her face today, or meant to, but then I looked at it, and realized I had drawn a Chinese warrior instead of a ruthless Anglo-Irish ruler. Go figure. You know how long I've been trying to figure out how to draw an Asian person? It ain't as easy as it looks. You can't just make almond-shaped eyes and be done with it. At least for me, I have to be unconscious of the fact that this will become a Chinese person versus who I actually want to draw. Oh, subconscious. You clever fiend, you!
If I can get to my printer, maybe I'll put the picture on here. Maybe.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Montessori Method

I've just had an epiphany! I have sometimes wondered why I can hardly do anything without imagining how it can somehow fit into a story. I would be making up cookie dough and trying to get all the flour off the sides of the bowl and write some kind of scene in my head about an obsessive-compulsive girl with some kind of familial issues happening. Or I'll take a picture of a tree at the park because I like how crooked the branches appear now that there are no leaves to hide them. Things like that. Keeps my mind going, you know? Well, I was talking to my mom a few nights ago and she brought up the Montessori Method, which is something she used while raising me and my siblings. It is basically doing things with children which involve as many of the senses as possible, because it helps the kids to learn, and also reveals how they learn. Kinetically, visually, aurally, etc. Suddenly, BAM! I was like, "So that's why I note everything; sounds, smells, a touch, a word." Because that was how I was taught! (Of course I was thinking this and not actually saying it. My mom and I were in the car at the time, and if I'd suddenly gone off on this kind of rant, well, that would have been awkward.) So I will listen to music and the chord progression will remind me of a scene or a chapter in particular. Or I'll be on a walk and a gust of wind will kick up and you can just smell the seasons changing.
Okay. I just wanted to get that out of my system. Exciting stuff!


Monday, November 12, 2012

"Last Spring"

My second story came out today, a continuation of where the last one left off.... It's sort of surreal. At least, that's what it feels like to me. I know "Where Snow May Fall" has been up for about a month now, and that was pure ecstasy. It feels like so much time has gone by. I don't even know why. Maybe I have a new calendar to go by, month to month. October, "Where Snow May Fall"; November, "Last Spring"; December, "Third Story", whatever the actual title may be. Anyway, for those of you who buy "Last Spring," I hope you enjoy it immensely. And for those of you who don't, no worries. There's lots more to come.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It Only Took a Morning

YESSSSS!!!! HAH! Victory is mine! I finally have a blog button! :-) Man, that was... far more grueling than intended. I don't know why, but the first two times I tried to do it, the picture wouldn't show up, so I looked for another tutorial, and voila! *Huge sigh of relief* Thank you, Jesus!
.... So...
What did you do today? Sorry. I didn't mean for that to sound cynical. My bad.


Bitter(not)sweet Blog Button

Well, this kind of sucks. I've just spent that last, I don't know, hour and a half or so trying to figure out this "blog button" thing. I even made an image for my blog button and everything. I'm quite proud of it. But now I look and see that the only things which shows up above the code is a red X, which tells me basically that it couldn't load the image correctly or something stupid like that. Grrrr.... I really liked the image, too. It's small, but I'm posting it anyway so people can be like, "Oh, so THAT'S what it was supposed to look like!" Yeah. *Heaves a sigh* Inner peace... inner peace... INNER PEACE....
(Blog button image)

I even tried uploading it as a post, but apparently that doesn't work either. Whatever. I'll try again later.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Organic Aspirations: The Woman in Scarlet: Where Snow May Fall

A good friend of mine wrote a review on my first story, The Woman in Scarlet: Where Snow May Fall. I'm so honored! Thank you, Becki! Check out her blog, www.organicaspirations.blogspot.com for great eco-friendly ideas, wonderful pictures, and other exciting things. :-)

organic aspirations: The Woman in Scarlet: Where Snow May Fall: Did something ever happen that made you feel old?   Today I saw a girl who I used to teach viola.  She was in fifth grade, but now she's all grown up and she's getting her own place next week! I was proud of her, but I did feel old. Well, another thing that makes me feel old is my good friend's kid sister. She's not a kid anymore, in fact I'm not sure if anything screams "Grown up!" quite as much as being a published author. Her name is Grace Yee and a bought her debut story, The Woman in Scarlet -Volume 1 -Where Snow May Fall last week. The genre is young adult, and I was excited for that since it's one of my favorite genres. I loved it.
It was about a young boy who comes across a mysterious lady offering to grant him three wishes. She warns him to be careful what he wishes for, but each wish brings more and more surprises. I love the rich imagery in this story. The Russian setting adds to the interest and mystery of the plot. Grace's first published work is a complete success, and I can't wait for the second volume in this series to be published.

Once again, thank you, Becki, for an awesome review!


Friday, November 2, 2012

"The Glow" by Shannon Saunders

I am falling in love with this song! My sister introduced it to me because my niece just adores Disney princess songs. Then again, what little girl doesn't?
I don't own anything.