Tuesday, February 26, 2013

When Will God Damn Winter End?

Like most people, I am looking forward to spring. I am done with winter but sadly, I don't think winter is done with us. If winter was a person, it is revengful, nasty and well pretty much a snotty bitch. Yes, I have been watching a little too much teen drama. Lately, it's been The Lying Game and Pretty Little Liars. If this is what teen life is now, then I am so glad I was a teen in the 90's. It was a much simpler time.

We had to use real phones to call people. No one really had a cell phone. Hell not many people had internet access so we had to write notes you know with pen and paper. I may have hated high school with a passion but I stayed under the radar and kept a couple friends from that time. Anyway enough digression on that subject.

I have been slowing get other work done. I have sent away the same  batch of poems to several publishers. I fuck off quite a bit so I don't do as much I as I can since I don't have a 9-5 job to go right at this point. Currently, all my freelance assignments are completed and I waiting to hear back when I can write another game. I completed the formatting for the ebook I will be self-publishing and now I need to go through the book a few more times. I am also waiting on the cover as well. I also took care of some other things that I needed to get except for filing taxes. Still need to do my state and local return but I will get that done. I still have a month and half before they are due.

All in all I am doing good. I maybe moving slower than a two legged dog hit by a bicycle but at least I am moving in a good direction.

Oh yeah, I also figured out my writing dedication for the year. I do have some catching up to do. I want to write a poem (not a haiku) every week. So lucky for me today is Tuesday. I miss writing poetry, I used to write poetry a lot more than I do. It is a sad thing that when it comes it to what poems to send away I started with a list of about 10 or 12 and wittled it down to 5. The 10 or 12 well that's not that great. I know my haiku really improved when I wrote more everyday. So, that is it one poem every week for the whole year. Goal is to have 52 by next year. Like I said, I have some catching up to do.

The world is blue, green and a lot of gray and I am there in the clouds.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Playing for the Devil

Hey all. I am still pretty stoked about my ebooks and this is my second one that is on Amazon Kindle. It is called Playing for the Devil this is less of a mystery book then the other one. I always have a hard time coming up with genre for my stories but the publishers of this book has it labeled as "horror/ occult" so we will go with it.

I am a shitty article spinner so this why descriptions suck ass when I write about them on here. For both books, I wrote the description, the books and promotional articles. Playing for the Devil is about a former punk rocker who turns in a reverend and lives a happy life in Kansas but all this changes when another punk rocker who miracously escapes a night club fire seeks out the godo reverend. And now both their worlds are turned upside down because all these weird people tell them to go to Jersey City, NJ. It is in Jersey City we get the answers we need. And that is pretty much it.

The description on Amazon is way better.  So this book costs $2.99 as of today anyway. I don't know if this will change as time goes on. If you have some extra money and free time, buy it and let me know what you think.

One other thing, I will be having a third ebook coming out. This will be a self-published ebook as I wrote the story for an ebook and it was rejected because of adult content. I am not exactly sure what was the adult content, either way since the story was made to be an ebook I will continue with the process on my own. Someone is making a cover for me and I still have the formatting to do before I can publish it through Kindle so keep your eyes open for the next ebook.

I am very happy about having the ebooks published but it is not enough at least not for me. I am going to keep writing and keep trying to get published on paper. Being a writer is my destiny and now I see that it is true. I can do something pretty awesome, and my dreams are coming true. I have to keep climbing those mountains. I have poetry being published, I have ebooks for sale and it is a very good thing. Very good thing.

Sometimes I feel like I am in living in a dream world and I can't believe all this is happening.

Until the next time let champagne fall over diamonds and sleep on a bed of crytal shards.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Serving Justice with a Slice of Revenge

This is one of two ebooks I wrote and is now available on Amazon  Kindle.  Just a litte note if you don't have Kindle you get a Kindle app for free and you can put it on your smart phone, tablet, iPhone, iPad, you get the idea.

I am on the other end now because normally when I write about something that you can buy, it is a review. Since I wrote this story, I'm not going to review it. We already know it's awesome simply because I wrote it.

Serving Justice with a Slice of Revenge  is a mystery thriller short story. According to Amazon it is about 21 pages long, so it shoudn't take you long to read.  This is what it's about in a nutshell:

Zelda Anderson is a talented sculptor who creates horrific sculptures. She has a past which she likes to keep secret and finds home in New Hope, PA. Then her ex-boyfriend is pushed out of an window and dies and another artist dies just like Zelda's latest sculpture. The cops believe there is only person who could have done this  and that is Zelda. But she knows she didn't do this but soon she begins to doubt herself.  Maybe Zelda did it, maybe not but if she didn't do it then who did?

If you really like a mystery that has a lot of action, twist and turns and a surprise ending then you will like this. I don't want to brag but I am a bit proud of this one because there is a rank for paid books in the Kindle store. It is ranked somewhere around 776,000 out of the millions of ebooks for sale on Kindle.

At the time of this posting, you can buy this ebook for .99 which is a price I would pay for a short story. Check it out let me know what you think....

Where the road ends, in unforgiving sunlight, a book falls open to wormhole to another world.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

So One More Wednesday

Ah Wednesday, half way in the work week. Anyway, I was laid off from my job so Wednesday really means nothing to me. I do think this is a sign that I should be working on writing or my jewelry either way I should be following my passions.

Speaking of writing. Yes, I am writing. I am still working on the murder mystery games and I am finishing up another story that will be an ebook. I know I have 2 of them that are already supposed to be ebooks but I have not heard when they will be on Amazon yet. Maybe I should find out. Anyway, I just scored a job to write a zombie short story. And the job description actually said make it rated r, bad language encouraged and of course lots of gore. Really this is my dream job or at least one of them. 

As far as sending away stuff, here is where I need a kick in the ass with a lead foot. I have't done any of that. I really should. My husband said I should spend at least some time working on my own work and trying to get it published. I really should follow his advice but for some reason, I find myself doing something else. I always wonder why I don't work as hard as I should for myself. I know I am looney. Sometimes, though I do feel really determined to send stuff away.

I bought polymer clay the other day so I can learn to make my own beads and pendants. Today I decided to try my hand at it. I watched some videos on the web so I kind of had an idea of what to do. I made a whole bunch in a variety of colors. I think they turned out pretty nice. I learned some things though... when working with red WASH YOUR HANDS AND CHANGE THE WAX PAPER. Wouldn't you know the very first color I decided to work with was red and I had red fingers and the it turned the wax paper red.

I found this project actually to be very relaxing and a lot of fun so I want to do more and I want to learn how to make pendants in the near future.

So that's it at least for right, until the next time when the moon crashes into the ocean.

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Joys of Facebook

Ahh Facebook, for a blogger looking for something to write about, you sure offer a lot of good stuff. It is true isn't? Depending on how many friends you have on facebook, you always seem to know who done some else wrong, how someone hates their life, how someone loves their life, what they are making for dinner,  and of course political views and other interesting conspiracy theories that are always taken out of context.

And this is what I think...

Secretly, I do want to know if your life is full of roses or full of shit because that is gossip. Plus, I don't think everyone is honest, so if you are making up stories (this is what I believe is called an attention whore) and then at least I can talk about you and you wouldn't even know it. Who doesn't like a bit of Jerry Springer here and there, most of us will watch the show if we are flipping through channels. People love gossip.

When you blame the president for something that you don't agree with that only shows me you DON'T know how this country works. I am not saying this president is the best but here is a little civics lesson. The president really doesn't write the laws. He can sign a bill and make it into a law or he can veto. If he vetoes it, it goes back to the congress where only 2/3 of the congress can overturn the bill and make into a law. The president can suggest a law to a congress person but then it falls back to congress. When you vote for the folks in either the senate or house, your vote really does matter because their elections are won by popular vote. The congress makes the laws. You don't like something that you find out who your representatives are, find out how they voted and state your opinion. Oh yeah and vote.

A interesting conspiracy theory that people love posting is the so called implant of a microchip to receive health care. Already other more intelligent people are posting stories that say it is a lie. True or not, you have the ability to say no to injections.

Speaking of microchips, years ago I was a witness to a robbery. In one of the trials, the perp said the state of Pennsylvania implanted a chip in his head to make him do bad things. He even had evidence which I am sure he got from the internet, about others who had chips implanted in their heads. They all seemed to suffer the same predicament, guilty but it was the microchip that made me do it. No one believed that garbage, he went to jail anyway. Maybe he should sue the microchip company for making a damn fine product that no one can find it.

And lastly about suing. This country sure likes to sue. The latest thing I saw was some kind of anti gun activist wants to hold gun makers liable for the injuries sustained by their guns. This is a great idea!! Think about it, let's sue the gun makers. I am sure the people who were killed by so called friendly fire in the any of the wars since guns were used in wars would love to have a huge chunk of change. Think about it, now the enemy can sue the American gun makers because  someone in their ranks were killed by Americans. So of course with all their extra money, they can use it do more damage.

Think about great it would be for the families who lost someone to a bullet. Kids, mothers, fathers and everyone in between.  And while we are it, I think we should sue any farmer who cultivates fruit because fruit can be made into wine and of course the vintners for producing wine. Because someone could drink too much wine get in a car and kill someone. Of course the barley and hops farmers better watch out because their products can be made into beer which someone could kill another person just by drinking too much. Don't forget pig farmers, why do you raise pigs that make delicious bacon which can cause a heart attack.

Do you see the ridiculous chain of events? Suing gun makers will do absolutely nothing. I highly doubt gunsmiths stand over someone with a gun pointed to their head saying, "use this gun and kill people or I will kill you."  No wonder there is no such thing as a  speedy trial because the court dockets are filled with civil lawsuits because this person has to sue this person.

Well enough for one day may the snow melt quick and the sun shine soon because winter is nothing but nasty treadmarks.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Haiku 4

frozen roast
pot is cold
pizza for dinner

boardwalk on the fly
wheelin and dealin
collect two hundred

technicolor dreamin
dust dancin in light
kickin back

stars call for darkness
mind full of mud and mosquitos
moon glare licks wounds

It's been awhile since I posted some haiku. These were written in the end of February and the begining of March. Okay, you got me, it's been awhile since I posted anything at all. I am going to try to post more things on here. I have the time. And we will get into that story another time.

The snow is falling here and it is a perfect day to curl up and read some haiku and then read them again.  Why not, do you have something better to do?

With that let an elf take your shoes and fill them with stardust and fly to the moon with your phoenix.