Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It's Wednesday and this stuff's in my TBR pile!

I'm writing the sequel to Full Circle. It should have been done by now but like the crazy woman I am I threw out a bunch of words and have begun to retell and reweave a story with two very intense people at the heart of it.

In the mean time it seems my brain is collecting information, for which it won't divulge the purpose much later.  I allowed myself to be seduced by nonfiction on this latest stocking of my ereader.

And then I who follow the Bocas lit Fest apparently don't follow it closely enough because I'd totally missed this book:

And there you have it a tiny sampling of my very eclectic To Be read pile. :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Advice from a friend.

In low moments.
Moments of self doubt.
Moments of questioning.
I'm grateful to my friends.
The one's who see the real me.
Who remember who I am.
Who remind me of who I am.
The girl I once was.
The woman I am now.
Who remind me of who I come from 
where I have go from.
and where I have to go. 
The friends I have
never let me forget 
that I am capable
I am strong
and that I 
have the ability
 to push through.

When I was feeling low, a friend sent me this:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Good News! I'm up for an award!

Just when you least expect it life will hand you[ a surprise. Sometimes you like them sometimes you want to hand them back. Today I'm simply grateful. I got handed a surprise that I'm not handing back. I've been nominated for an Angie!

What category you ask ?

I'm so happy! I'm doing a happy dance. It really is an honor to be nominated.:)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Moonlight and Magnolia's recap!

I can't believe it's already been a full week and a half since I made my yearly trek to Norcross, GA.  It always begins the same way,the purchasing of my registration as soon as I had the funds. The purchase of my plane ticket, the flurry of packing. Until finally my husband dropped me off at the air port. 

 It always hits me at the airport. To be more specific once I've actually cleared the security line and boarded the train that takes me to the terminal. That's when it hits me. When the planes come into view. I'm on my way to meet my tribe.There is always something about meeting a bunch of people who get you. And once I arrive at the hotel and see that first face I'm happy.

What I love about that weekend is the possibilities. The opportunity to meet people, to learn new things and to just be. No one looks at you funny if you just whip out your laptop and start writing furiously.

You get approached by people to help out at workshops that
you wouldn't ordinarily have gone to but you learn so much in the process. Thanks Fran Fowkes, for asking me my size in the breakfast buffet line. Saying yes to something where I would ordinarily say no, gave me an opportunity to meet such cool people.

La Tessa, Hildie and I
Then there, the old friends. Friends whom I've know for a while. Being at M&M together gave us a chance to know each other even better. And since conferences are the only times we get to see each other it makes the conference even sweeter.

There's also the fact that M&M14 was my first conference ever as a Published author and also hosted my first book signing.

The very brave Jennifer McQuiston and Hildie McQueen horsing around.
Which of course meant there were Shenanigans!

My bestie Tanisha from high school!

And visitors from the past baring the future!

Adrienne, LaTessa and I
Then there's the party!

 Where else can we dance on not be judged!

Or see some very cool dresses worn by very cool people.

Or meet really tall Rusian cover models! Hello Sergey! 

So tired, do I really have to drive to the airport?

Then there's the aftermath.  The realization that I have to head home and leave all of these wonderful people behind.
Then it was home again! I swear they were happy to see me. 

Curious about M&M? Noelle Pierce does a good post on why you should attend a M&M here.
 Want to see what Paranormal/ Fantasy authors were at the signing? Check out my post at Smart Girls love Sci-Fi
Curious about Fran Fowkes and her friends . Check out Bad Girlz write.