Sunday, 29 July 2012

My Day Today...

Today for me is family day... well kind of - Em is watching Top 1000 Gold Medal Classics and I can tell you there has been some songs I haven't heard in years. Like Eminem: Lose Yourself - makes me want to go and pull out the 8 Mile DVD and watch it... The eighties definitely had the best dancing music though some of the video clips made me realise not everyone should dance, though I have had a good laugh at them. Emily looks at them and asks is this where I got my idea for crazy dancing for Christian and Doyle. All I can say is write what you know (I was a teen in the eighties so this is what I knew).

Em has agreed that not all of my music now sucks as much as she thought it did. She has taken quite an interest in Bon Jovi, Guns & Roses and Bruce Springsteen - now if I can just convince her George Michael really is the lead singer of Wham (she just doesn't want to admit it - LOL).

NEWSFLASH: Okay so this might only be exciting for me, but Em and I just bought tickets to go and see Nickelback in concert in November. I can't believe that it has been three years since I last saw them in concert. I so cannot wait - I still couldn't convince the hubs to come with us - his loss.

ON WRITING: Well I am kinda at a standstill with my writing I have the overwhelming urge to change the title of my Christmas story I am writing for MLR Hidden Gifts seems so out of place as the story has changed totally from where I thought it was heading but what else is knew with me. And I am one of those writers who needs a title before I can write the damn story so this is killing me. So I have been thinking every day for new titles. here are the ones in the running:

Dark Days Of Christmas
Do You See What I See
My Gift To You
My Christmas Wish For You
The Greatest Gift Of All

All I can really tell you at this time is that one of the main characters is Casey: a twenty year old Goth, the other is Marty: a twenty nine year old slightly pudgy guy who works in his family Cafe called Papa Lee's.

I can also tell you there is a vindictive ex and all the rouble he causes and Casey isn't welcome at his own home because of his step-mother. I'm not sure what is happening there yet - told you as soon as I find the new title I will start writing again.

Okay I am out here for today... I should try and get some writing done on something else.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

A Moon-Runner Christmas ~ Submitted.

Today I just navigated my way through the new system over at Silver Publishing and submitted A Moon-Runner Christmas... just keep your fingers crossed that I did it right. I think I may have sent it twice so for whoever receives it please forgive my submitting mistake... 


Emily has decided to do a new segment  on my blog called Em's Random Pics... and boy will they be random. I have no clue what they will entail I am sure to be surprised as the rest of you guys. 

Okay, I am off to start working on finishing up my next few projects for MLR.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Too Many Horror Stories.

Today I read yet another horror story of someone getting sued for using pictures not their own on their blogs I have spent a better part of my day going through my blog and removing any and all pictures. The only ones remaining are book covers (where I have permission from the author to use them), My own covers, record/CD covers. It is better to be safe than sorry...

On other news my beta reader loves  A Moon-Runner Christmas so that is a good thing I suppose.

Tomorrow I think I will be able to get back to work without having to worry about whether or not I am breaking the law (I probably am as I still have you tube videos on my blog).

On that note I will away as I have to take the pictures off my Kate blog - Oh what fun - NOT!!!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

It's Done!!!

Well, On the 12th Day which I renamed: A Moon-Runner Christmas is now in the hands of one of my beta readers. before I finally submit it to silver so keep all your fingers crossed for me.

As you can tell by the blurb I posted yesterday this is a 15k paranormal story.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Bloody Hell & Then Some...

Well here is an update on what is happening in my life... You will be all happy to know that the flu is all cleared up and I am feeling a hell of a lot better...

I have 3K to write on On the 12th Day - which I have decided to rename I am just not sure what I will call it yet... Any Suggestions? It is a paranormal Xmas he is a on the spot blurb:

The Moon-runner pack is hosting this years Mating Contract Ritual (big party where numerous pack come and vie for a mate - very rare do you ever find you heart-mate).

Liam Kantry wants to be with the man he has loved nearly his whole entire life - yet rumours and innuendos have left Liam named as the pack slut - not something Liam has ever disputed - so what if it wasn't true.

Carlos Bruenelli is waiting for his heart-mate; he is one of those who believe they really do exist the alpha-mate is proof of this. In his heart he wants it to be his best friend even if he is the town slut. 

As Christmas draws near they have to work their way through not only their own but the whole packs ideas on what a heart-mate should be.

As you can tell the blurb still needs some work done to it.

Monday, 23 July 2012


As you can see I have changed my blog yet again all the pictures on my wall that are not my cover or promoting someone or something else are pictures I have bought from the wonderful Dan Skinner and they are all Characters out of The Lines of Marsden. I just want you all to know I own the pictures I use though the ones I place in my posts I borrow from elsewhere and from now on I will try and let you know exactly where I borrow them from or who they are at least. I can't promise I will always have the answer for you. 

Why the picture's of The Lines of Marsden character's you may ask. Well the answer is simple: The Lines of Marsden is my baby, this is the story that got me through some of the toughest times in my life. Some of the character pictures are of future characters you are yet to meet and fall in love with.

On that note I will away as I have way too much writing to catch up on. Talk to you all soon to fill you in on what's happening or to post a new blog story episode.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

It's Hard To Say Goodbye To Those We Love.

In recent days I have been informed of three deaths in my life, one of a relative, and one of a friend - or more someone I was beginning to see as a friend, and one taken at such an early age. I have no words so instead I will play some songs for them both and those they left behind.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Reviews: Words Hurt.

Today, I broke my own rule and I went and read some of my reviews. There were some really nice ones, and then there were some not so nice ones. I'm a big believer in it's okay to have your own personal opinion on whether or not you like my books; or anyone else's for that matter. But I'm also a big believer in if you truly don't have anything nice to say than keep it to yourself and let everyone else decide for themselves.

I am not naive enough to believe that my work is going to appeal to everyone, but as long as one person likes it then that's okay by me. It gives me the incentive to write something else.

No matter what; I'm going to keep writing. The words of bad reviews may hurt for a moment or two, but in the end I'll suck it up and keep going. Because the next one may be the one you do like, and even if it isn't, then I'm still going to write, because someone out there will like what I have done and will be happy to read more.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Back On Track!

I think I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel with this damn flu-bug. I still have the annoying pain in the arse cough, but hey I can live with that. Today I am going to try and catch up on some writing... I wrote 4 K about four days ago and I am dreading re-reading it in case I went off on some weird arse tangent and left what I was meant to be writing about (Christmas: On the12th Day) but that means I an over halfway on that story fingers crossed it makes sense (codeine based pain killers, flu medicine and writing may not work well together).

So I have heaps of writing I need to catch up on if I have a hope in hell of making all my deadlines on time. This is me and we all know I work fast under the crunch... just hope what I write is worth reading - LOL. But I am medication free and my brain is somewhat working again. It is raining here today so what a better atmosphere to write in.

Wish me luck.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Feeling Like Crap!

I am still feeling like crap; because now I have bad cold on top of everything else. How did I get a cold? who would know; as I hardly ever leave the house. Though, it has been raining here of late and it is winter so maybe that is the why of it all. So when I'm not trying to catch up on my writing; I am reading works by other authors. At the moment I am alternating between J.R.Ward & Lynn Hagen with a little bit of Stormy Glenn thrown in. I will check in tomorrow, and hopefully be well enough to catch up on my blog stories... until then, I am off to take some Panadol and find yet another box of tissues... Talk to you soon.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

In Case You're Interested...

Okay, it's like this... I have lost the plot on Wind Walkers - I seriously have no idea where I was going with that story. So I am thinking of bringing it to a close and starting on the next chapter Beneath The Rising Tide: Featuring Kai, ? & ? I will have to look up the other two characters names. I have it written down somewhere. (All I know for certain is the note is written on the back of a spiral bound note pad and it is in the office somewhere).

While swapping over two of my bedrooms at home I finally found the notes on The Diamond Rose. Emily had them sitting on her bedside table and here she was blaming me for losing them - HA!

I have updated all my Word Widgets on the blog face so you can all see how much I have done or not done as the case may be thought I am thinking of giving the whole thing a face lift - SHOULD I KEEP THE PICTURES OR SHOULD THEY GO?

My stitches are still in and annoying the hell out of me, but what else is new. Other than that I am basically just trying to catch up on the writing I have fallen behind on, if that makes sense.

Everyday I have new plot bunnies jumping into my head, and I have Vlad filing them for use at further date when I actually have time to think about writing something new.  Everyone tells me to focus on the ones I am doing and at least get them done. So Yeah it is the twelve on my to do list for now I am concentrating on - LOL.

This is for Z Allora in case she missed it on Facebook.
Ain't he pretty, even with the short hair.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

What's The Goss?

I'm not going to be around for the next couple of days due to having some minor day surgery... Nothing is wrong so no need to panic. I will just be a little sore to be on the computer. I will be back in two days.

Monday, 2 July 2012


Today I'm gonna say:-  have been without the net for almost three days...Almost. and while I have had no net I looked up all my Deadlines...

I am only writing down the four I must have done books. I will still be working on the other books in between times as well.

So don't fear that I won't try and get everything done on my list. I am going to give it a damn good shot... You know me never tell me I can't do it because I have to prove that I can.

This is just so everyone can help keep me on track with not only these four stories but the other ten in my want to have finished by the 1st of December list. every now and then just scream for an update so I keep up with it all.

1) H-oohhh H- oohh Holidays... 5-40K Christmas themed story for MLR.

Title: Hidden Gifts

Due: August 15

2) Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow... 5-15K Christmas themed story for Silver. 

Title: On the 12th Day.

 Due:  August 31

3) Australia Day... 5-40K Australia Day themed for MLR

Title: Boys From The Bush

Due: November 5

4) HOT BLOOD... 5-40K Vampire Warrior themed for MLR

Title: The Crimson Coven: The Crimson Grimoire.

Due: November 15