Monday, June 18, 2018

Hanging on

Just checked my mail box and found the July issue of Writers Digest.  Finally something good and new to read.

I'm totally broke right now.  Well, 50 cents to my name.

I wrote a few pages for my time-lost book. That's the only one I can remember where I stopped on the computer.  So I guess I'll be working on it until I get my computer back.  Hard to write without names and places. But I'm using placer names until I can .   Maybe I'll get a lot done and only have to type in.  I'd like to finish at least one book before October.

I should be able to pay at least half and maybe get computer back by August. Depends on final cost.

I've been cleaning out my bookcase again. I got rid of some more books that I don't care for anymore. Some of my taste seems to have changed. I still like my normal genre but I seem to have moved on. Some of the books don't interest me any more.  Half of the romances were scrapped. I got rid of some of the books in series and only kept the ones that I thought were the best in that series. And my thrillers are down to six .  I am streamlining. I got limited space.

My writing books made the cut of course. They have their own bookcase and a whole empty shelf.

So I am hanging in there.

At least I have my phone to check emails andFB.  Doing this blog is an exercise. I can't see what I'm typing. So please forgive any misspellings.

Monday, June 11, 2018


Anyone recommend some books for me to read?

My computers going to be in the shop for awhile. I don't have the cash to get it out right now.

I've read my backlog of books so I need something new.

I like mystery, sci-fi and fantasy.  And of course supernatural.

So anyone got some suggestions?

I love going to used bookstores.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Still in a holding pattern.

New computer is ready but I don't have money.

Read a book, then reread. Just in case I missed something. Now I'm bored again.

Old school is not working for me. I can't change things or rewrite unless I scribble. Messy.

And I used to do this all the time.

I can't see what I'm typing on the phone. So I hope you can read this.

You really don't know how much you depend on something until it's gone. Though I knew I depended on my computer a lot. The phone is just not the same.

This has put back all the books. I still plan to have at least one book out by October. I have a signing tentative my set then.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Exploding motherboards

My computer is in the shop. So no more updates until I get it back.

I have to go old school. Pen and paper.
Such a boomer.

Everything is set back.

Friday, May 18, 2018


I heard some talk about my Elemental Voice series and wanted to set it straight.

EV is written the way it is for a reason. It is a series within a series. The Jaci Travers character of Mortal Voice writes the EV series.  That's why EV's kinky and a bit campy. It's a romp through Jaci's mind.

MV is written in similar style but with a twist. A serious twist.

So don't judge MV by EV.

My time-lost book.

Deeper into the Past is a terrible title for a sci-fi book but that's what's happening. They're going into the past, past misdeeds. I thought about calling it Jihad since it concerns a religious war. Both past and present in the book. The more I think about it the better I like Jihad. But I don't know...There's a lot of negativity to that word.

Well, I have time yet to think of a title.

There are five time-lost books. So five titles to come up with.

I messed around with and did some 'fake' covers. Pics I liked. So I have something to work with when I figure out the titles.

I have temporary titles for my Alliance books as well as covers using those titles. Just started on the bibles for them. 

Got a lot of bibles to put together.  I work on them when I can't write. Keeps me 'at work', even though I'm not working on a book per se. Without the bibles I'd be lost.  Too many books to keep track of. My head is just full to the brim, overflowing actually.

Which is why I write to begin with. Get all this out of my head.

They say we only use 10% of our brain. I think writers use more.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Bit of a word

I opened a time-lost book.

It was knocking at my brain harder so I decided to open it. So Flames and it are open right now on my computer. Flames is next on the list to be done and so is Wind, but the time-lost book has been on my mind for awhile and won't go away. 

I've been dreaming about the time-lost book. 

It's tentative title is Deeper into the Past. I'll probably change it as soon as an appropriate title comes up. I'm twenty pages in so far. Most of which was already done. I added a page when I opened it.  The plot bunny for it calmed down when I wrote that page.

It's been hot in my apartment this last week. I haven't felt like writing. I've been reading and doing covers for my books. Everything in my apartment is electric and I'm already behind on my payments to CU. So I've been working on the computer in the cooler morning, then laying in bed reading in the afternoon with the windows wide open. Sleeping's been rough too.

 I finally broke down and turned on the air this afternoon. . I'm sure Toby was happy I turned on the air. He can't change his fur like we can. (clothes)

And the first thing I did was take a nap!  :)

So I'll leave open Flames, the horror story, and Past.  Those are the three I'll work on now. Mainly Flames. It needs to get out. It and Wind.

I'm working on the horror-mystery story's bible. Still don't have a title.

I have the time-lost outline bible done. Just have to get down to the nitty gritty.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Nattering again

I had a fairly nice book signing.

I set up another one for October. 

Hopefully, I'll have Flames out by then as well as the dragon book. I'm also working on a horror mystery. Maybe I'll have all of them out by October. :)

So the three books I have open are Flames, Wind, and the horror mystery.

The horror story has a vampiric shifter who returns to his home to find that it had been sold ages ago  and strangers were now living there. He offers them money to leave but they refuse and he kills them. Their probate lawyer refuses his offers as well and he meets a similar fate.  Meanwhile the homicide detective learns that these aren't the only murders and strange happenings associated with the house. Two past inhabitants had disappeared and were presumed dead, bodies never found.   Hanlan, the detective, stumbles upon a hidden way, and finds the bodies of those inhabitants trapped.  The shifter gets his hands finally on the deed and crosses verbal swords with Hanlan. There's a secret in the house that the shifter wants to keep Hanlan--and the rest of humanity-from getting.

What do you think?

What should I call it?

Flames. The suspect is going to be revealed. Confrontation is coming up soon. More revelations about the why.

Wind. Still in chapt. 2. Haven't done much with this story.

I hope some people try out my new book. It's different from my EV series even though the main character has the same gift. No vampires to be found.

My sci-fi books are coming up soon. I think I'll finish Flames and Wind, then do one of my sci-fi books. A time-lost one I think. They're in better shape than the Alliance books. 

I just have to do covers for them. Well, and come up with titles. The Alliance books already have titles and covers, but only ideas written down while the time-lost have chapters written but no covers or titles.  I wrote the time-lost a long time ago, teen years, while the Alliance ideas came to me more recently. So covers and titles for the time-lost.

So off to public domain for pics.