Thursday, August 31, 2017


I'm moving!

I'm going to be busy for the next few days moving into my new apartment. So no working on my book for awhile. 

I'm not going to have money to do anything like business cards for the Book Fest at this time. I might get some in October but probably not in time for the Fest.  We'll see.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Idle Hands

Yes I used this on Sidereal and on my new website.

Seems like a good name since I'm playing around with the website and the blogs. I changed Sidereal's look and tightened up the wix website.  Didn't have anything I wanted to do off the couch so...

I know, I know. I should be writing.  I am, sorta.

So I got a website now.

I added it to the My Other Blog thingy since I have a blog there too.

I'm going to be busy if I keep up to date on all my blogs.  Tuesdays and Thursdays are update days for me since I have off from work. There's a learning curve on the website--took me a whole night to figure out the basics.  I'm terrible with new computer stuff.

Flames is still in chapt 2. Haven't really done anything with it. 

Trying to figure out how I want the meetings to go. How they meet Travis the game warden, how Santino comes into the picture, how the firebug gets in touch.  I been thinking on that.  Travis has to be met either by the end of 2 or by the middle of 3, cause Santino sweeps in in 4.  The Statie is intro'd with Travis.

Trav calls Santino for advice on his firebug and she tells him Nick can help since he just closed a fire case.  So Trav involves them and Santino shows up the next day.  I got that so far but the nitty-gritty...

Ozark Indie Book Fest.  October 19-22.

There is four panels, three keynote speakers, VIP signings, award ceremony, and an after hours party. $35 two day ticket and you get this.  The $10 day ticket  gets you into the exhibit hall with the authors but no extras.  So you should get the two day.  And they have hotel rooms right there.

Check out the Facebook page.

Swag or promotional items. Most of the other authors get swag for these events so I'm thinking about getting some.  But I don't know what kind. There are Pens, postcards, and key chains at VistaPrint. However I don't have a lot of money so I got to be frugal.

Thursday, August 17, 2017


I started a new blog.

Why?  I don't know really. I just saw the word Sidereal and it just caught me.  So...

I added an Other blog thingy to this blog so you can go to Sidereal Time or The Alliance blog.

I'm thinking about getting a banner for the Ozark Indie Book Fest from VistaPrint as well as new business cards.  My old business cards only have this blog listed plus my name so I should really get new ones.

For the banner I ain't sure yet what I want on it. I'll have to think on that. The symbols on my old business card of the elements seem good. I would be able to use the banner for awhile using them.

I have a new Gmail account for book business:

So if any of you want to drop me a line that's the official email for book biz.

You also notice I took a few of my finished books off the blog. I'm trying to streamline the blog. So once I finish a book I'll leave it up for awhile, then cut it out and add  the next. I need to add Flames since that's the one I'm on now. 

I'm going to mess with the blog a bit. Same old, same old ain't going to cut it any more. I want the blog to look fresh.  .

Thursday, August 10, 2017

More prattle

I'm thinking about writing a story or two for Chicken Soup for the Soul.

I got to get one to read so I can see what kind of stories they want. They have to be uplifting I know but the style...Anyway I'll look at one and see.

The last Beverly Connor book I got has been read. Still want to read.  But I know I need to get to work on my Flames. 

Santino is going to try breaking the bond between Sara and Nick as well as the partnership between Nick and Elliot. She wants to isolate him so she can wear him down emotionally until he has to turn to her.  Her belief is that a bond with a human is weak and is an abomination. Humans are food sources and an inferior species.  Some of the vampires believe this makes the humans their servants or worse slaves. 

However most of the vampires believe that both vampires and humans came from a common stock and just went different ways on the evolutionary ladder.  Which makes them all equals just different. Luckily for humans the ruling vampires and enforcers believe this and police their Clans before it gets out.

In Flames Santino reveals this inner conflict which will cause problems later.

I think I will do Waters after Flames.  Waters will bring everyone up to date on what has happened and set up Wind/air. Elliot as well as the reader needs to be cognitive of everything. Sara is 2/3 of the way to being a shaman and needs to prepare both herself and the boys for her transformation.

And there will be a bit of a transformation.

With great power comes great responsibility is what I'm going for with her. 

In Deadly Aether there is one who 'With absolute power comes absolute corruption'.  But the power is not as absolute as that person thinks.  Nature is not evil through it's sometimes cruel.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A bit of a prattle

I wrote in Flames!

I finished the first chapt and started chapt 2.  Chapt 1's beginning was rewritten and I like it better now, but still not sure.

I looked up spirit animals again. Santino needed an obnoxious one and I figured a burro/donkey/mule would be perfect. Burro has attributes that could be negative. Not to mention I'd like to be able to say She's an ass. :)

About spirit animals--Did you catch the bit about the frog/toad toward the end of Water? Elliot's spirit animal is a wren...The frog/toad symbolizes energy--a jolt of elemental energy to be exact. SO I didn't make a mistake.

After Flames I might do Waters, then Wind/air. Explain a bit in Waters about the frog/toad and Judge before I launch into Santino's come-up-ence in Wind/Air. 

I'm debating about killing Santino or just maiming her in Wind/Air.  She tries to come between all three of our triad, trying to break all of their bonds both in Flames and in Wind/Air. The 'unsub'/killer gets upset over this in Wind/Air and takes extreme measures to stop that.  Harming Santino is just a salvo in Wind/Air so I ain't sure which way I want to go.

I read 2 of the Beverly Connor books.  One to go. Still reading.