Saturday, April 20, 2013

Tiger lilies and crow feathers

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
This book was magical. It captured my heart from the first page. The prologue was something that would stick in my imagery pile for a life time. There is lovely scenery in this book, believable characters, honest workings. I felt like I was really there. And little miss Tink as a narrator was just lovely and brilliant. I don't think the story would have gone the same if she hadn't told it. I was so hooked on Peter and Tiger Lily I really didn't and couldn't see it any other way. This book will go in my keeper stash. I believe that Jodi Lynn Anderson is one of my favorite writers now, just off this book alone. Their love was real; it made me ache. This book will make you love everything about young love, old love and yourself kind of love. But it'll make you hate that you could feel that deeply just to have it snatched away. Please read it, You'll love it. <br />The only part I didn't like was when Wendy entered, for obvious reasons, if not obvious, read it. But the ending seemed a bit rushed. I get she wanted it all to hit Tiger Lily but I would have loved the pacing to be a bit slower so that I could believe what was happening between the three of them and even though everyone gets a happy ending, I didn't believe their happy endings for one second. Nothing led to the points of conclusion. But Tiger Lily and Peter's love was definitely worth it.

picture from Goodreads

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Love Makes You Crazy or Turn to The Dark Side

I've made it to the quarter mark in my book. I wish to be finished by the end of June, which means I should be farther in my writing than I am now. I'm not too worried because at least I'm writing. And I have hit the mark where Bethany will have to face her demons in order to save lovely Matt, the boyfriend, from death by family.
This is what I've been looking for to help motivate Bethany to endanger herself to this world who has just basically beaten the girl.What else is there to do when someone you love is on the line? Anyhow that's my update.

Wish me luck!

Here is a little drawing I did back in 2007 of no one in particular.

Monday, April 8, 2013

What I'm Up To? This.....

I am working on a piece inspired by Dallas' Deep Ellum's Art Festival. I went there and loved it, no doubt. i just left wondering what more could I be doing in my art work. I haven't picked up a pencil in about three years maybe (to draw). That's a little scary. So I've decided to draw one of the characters from a nice little book by the title of Ubiquitous I'm working on. Not my current WIP but a beloved and my first book to ever have words.

This is day two work. I've never done anything this big before, so i'm really nervous about proportions.But i'm excited to be drawing again. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy V-day!

I was saving this for an anthology of poetry. But tis the day. Be HAPPY, today.

My apologies

I'm sorry,

Thinking about him

still makes me smile.


Lately I've been wondering about my latest novel. It's been on the back on my brain, and having me to ask myself if I really want to finish the darn thing. Well, yes, I do. I do want to finish it; yes I do want to write it.
Over my journey to be a "writer", I've learned that writer's block comes in many different forms. Since I've been question my skills as a writer lately, or a novelist I should say, I find myself unmotivated. I know I have a story to tell and I want to tell it. I'm used to poetry though, a few lines to express an emotion and your done. 
A novel isn't even your emotions. It's digging into this person who's shouting in the back of your head to tell his/or story, only you have to fight the echoes of your own thoughts, of everyone else's thoughts, of the market, agents, editors, publishers oh my. (smile... :) I couldn't resist it) and then the readers, the imaginary readers you hold in your head that you picture buying your books and reading them, hoping they will love it, pretending that only one of them would hate your book because you know that everyone won't love what you do. ha ha ha, you laugh at this lonely person who hates you. But still, in the back of your mind is your character, clawing their way through the crowd of fans, trying to tell his/her story. Meanwhile you get it wrong and the words that come out on page are hogwash because you couldn't hear your characters words right.
So what do I do? I get frustrated.
Then I jam.

This is who I jam to, my writing inspiration. I listen to these people because their voices capture me, their words sing to me and their instruments motivate me.

Emeli Sande: Our Version of Events (album)
  Jill Scott: all
Florence and the machines:  all (but right now I love her version of Take Care originally by Drake and Rihanna)

        Jason Mraz: Coyotes (single) Butterfly (single) We sing, We dance, We steal things (album)

         Neon Tress: all (This is a really wicked band. They have yet to create wrong in my eyes.)

   Fun.: Some night (single and album)

Sugarland: all

         Jessie J: Domino(single but she has really great ballads on her album too)

       Bruno Mars: all (but I’m really into When I was Your Man)

       Hunter Hayes: wanted (single but his album is really nice too)

       John Legend: Evolver (album); Get Lifted (album)

         Ben Howard: Every Kingdom (album)

Notable Mentions

       Taylor Swift : I Knew You Were Trouble + Brittany Spears: scream and shout





pictures from

Friday, January 18, 2013

I Treated Myself.....

Today, I enjoyed myself with family, my lovely sister and her extravagant husband, and here are the results.