Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Valisa Ravensquire

Stare at that name and remember it because you might see it again somewhere... We really should start at the beginning.

Some of you may know that I was in a car accident in January. At the time, I was working at a job that I really liked and despite my temporary status at the company they moved me to a different department where they had a lot of work to do which meant that I was going to be there for a while.  Apparently, fate kicked me in the ass and I had a car accident in a vehicle that I drove many times up and down a mountain in worse conditions. I believe everything happens for a reason and I believe the reason was I am supposed to be a writer.

Okay so I started my freelance writing career and I feel I am moving toward a very satisfying career. I like writing web content, I really do and I hope to make it grow in the coming year. Those writing books and sites all say web content is fine to start with but I should be working on long articles for magazines. Not my style, there is a reason why I hated my major (journalism), I don't care for non fiction. I really can't come up with ideas and I am not much into hardcore researching. In that time, I also wrote a few ebooks some of them I got paid for and some of them I self-published. Things are looking up for me but as some of you know I have a lot of bad habits.

I have a bunch of stories that I don't finish maybe I can't figure out something or something seems hard so I just quit. Even though I get paid to write which is awesome when I have no work for the day I don't write. I waste a lot of time.  Well so I decided this was the year to participate in NaNoWriMo. Some of you already know what this is but for those who don't National Novel Writing Month.

Starting November 1 through November 30 we are supposed to write 50,000 words maybe a full novel but at least get 50,000 words written in this amount of time. I just decided this week to participate because I need to break some very bad writer habits. I need to start and finish a story. I need to stop talking about writing novel one day and sit down and WRITE.

I know I can do this. For one of my jobs I wrote 10 1,000 word stories in 4 days, that's 10,000 words in four days. I can write thousands of words in one day depending on the work I have. Suburban Vampires- most chapters are around 2,000 words and I write one those in about an hour.

So here's what I know about the novel I am going to write the main character is a female and her name is Valisa Ravensquire. It is a horror and supernatural novel that takes place in Pennsylvania in a stone house called Moonswallow Gates. I have some scenes in my head and that's about it, I don't have much of a plot yet. I'm going to write this one by the seat of my pants and see where this adventure takes me.

Lastly, I want to thank my husband for being my support and kicking me in the ass (metaphorically speaking) when I need it.

Saturday, October 19, 2013


I’ve always been
running, packing, moving
changing and that wind just
keeps pushing me along
now I’m always looking,
finding those secrets
locked in the closet
memories from 20 years ago
because the growing is slowing
and my feet don’t move as fast
two divorces that weren’t my own
then I’m an orphan by design
what is a family that fades by distance
or one that just fades
graduation was just a place in
this orbiting galaxy
and 15 years later there’s
bits of home in this state and
in that state yet the wrecking ball
keeps on wrecking and 35 mm
photos disappear from losing
it’s fight with time
time never changes
only circumstance
nostalgia- movies made in 1985
that I didn’t see until I was an adult
those rule breakers, detention getter kids
they were nothing like me the quiet one
the smart one but I lived with out shooting
the school and buying drugs
there is my home, ground base
now I am flying, dreaming, living

Thinking about what's going to happen in the next chapter of Suburban Vampires but until then I hope you enjoy the poem