Oct
2014

An Update

So this past summer we went through a lot of crap. The two biggest things were issues with one of my kids and the housing. This past week I spent most my time dealing with court stuff to get my son home (runaway, got in trouble with law stuff thanks to a few really BAD kids). He came home last night and we’ve been figuring out handling things (very complicated) such as school, dr appointments and things like that.

 

This has taken precedence over my writing and the serial. I do apologize, and I felt you, my readers, deserved a better explanation than ‘I’ve been busy.’

I am working on getting this back on schedule. Please be patient.

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Jun
2014

Fly By Post

Just an fyi, my computer’s wireless connector thingy decided it hates me. I’m trying to get the next chapters handled, but I’m also trying to do a backup of this thing because I’m afraid this computer is about to just DIE. Please be patient.

 

N Phoenix

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May
2014

Another Dmitri Scene

So I haven’t been very creative lately, so last night I scribbled up some back history scenes with Dmitri, so here, have a dragon snip!

~*~

Lothos sat, in his human form, on the large throne, watching the goings on. His people. He sneered. They cast uneasy glimpses his way, aware that he was watching. The sound of the storm intensified and he frowned, leaning forward. Something had entered the long entry tunnel. Other dragons near the entry tunnel scooted away, a hush fell over the hall and those near the entry tunnel scooted away, creating a path to the dais.

Lothos felt the growl boiling up as the large gray dragon moved into the hall. He stood swallowing a sudden surge of fear. The gray shifted to a tall human in blue who stopped a few feet away, eyes locked with his. Scars, some Lothos had given him, some others had, crossed his cheeks. Lothos narrowed his eyes.

“You have a lot of nerve coming into my hall, Dmitri.” Lothos growled. Dmitri, his son, regarded him. Cool, expressionless. A mask that locked whatever the man was thinking, behind it. Once it had driven Lothos to the point of mindless rage, enough to try anything, everything he could think of, to try to break that exterior, to crack the mask. Now, as he studied his son, he felt a bit of pride, and a lot of fear. You can’t read a man with no expression, and a man you couldn’t read could kill you when you least expect it. He had no doubt that someday, Dmitri would try to kill him.

“We need to talk.” Dmitri’s voice was low, but the hush in the hall made it carry.

Lothos eyed him and glanced towards Otto. His second shrugged. Lothos motioned the office doors. He rarely used it, he hated planning. Dmitri turned and strode towards them, not looking at the silent dragons who scrambled to get out of his way. Did he have any idea how many of Lothos own people feared him? Lothos shook his head, nodded at Otto and followed his estranged son into the dusty office.
He hesitated before closing the doors, but did. Dmitri wouldn’t attack him, he was certain of that.

“You’ve muscled back into the lower packs. Impressive.” Lothos said, as soon as the doors closed. He turned and met Dmitri’s cold gaze. “Why you’re here, though…”

“You have a gap in your south east region.” Dmitri said, he moved towards the map, looking up at the sprawling lines. Lothos frowned.

“There’s little there.” He shrugged.

“There’s the Northern boundaries.” Dmitri turned to him, his eyes piercing. “There is nothing to stop the Dragonmaster’s people from moving north.”

Lothos rumbled looking up at the map. He nodded slowly. “Your flight is small, think you can handle it?”

Dmitri looked at him. Lothos swallowed, felt tingles moving up his spine. “We’d need a base of operation.” He said after a long silence. He pointed. “Give me the Keep. And your South Eastern borders will be secured.”

Lothos stared at him, sensing a power play, not sure what it was. “You want the Keep.”

“Yes.”

“Why?”

Dmitri smiled coldly but said nothing. Lothos narrowed his eyes.

“Kepplings took it over years ago.”

“I know.”

“You clear it, it’s yours.”

 

~*~

😀

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Apr
2014

Fundraiser [edited to add donation button]

I don’t usually go over family stuffs here but this is important. My daughter got recommended by one of her teachers to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum; S.T.E.M. From the website;

The National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Explore STEM is a six-day Envision program that introduces high-achieving middle school students to innovative and rewarding academic experiences and careers in science, engineering, medicine and technology.

She has attended several Science and Math geared day courses and this has just blown us away. I do have a bit of a dilemma, the cost involved. It’s not cheap.

I put together a fundraiser over here to put together the $$ to cover her tuition. If you could spread the word, I’d appreciate it.

 

Edited to add;

For those who would rather just donate straight to the cause and bypass buying anything here’s a donate button;



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Apr
2014

Just an update

Life kinda got topsyturvy lately and that has negatively affected my writing, blogging and social media.I am still learning how to plow through it all. I’ve pushed Zander’s release date back to June or July and have to sit down and rethink a lot of my writing goals. There have been a few life changes and I need to adjust when I plan on putting things out.

I’ll update with those changes when I finalize them.

N

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Mar
2013

That wasn’t how I planned my week…

you see it kinda started ok, some goodness happening… then…

 

well I’ll let the picture show you;

 

2013-03-04 19.36.30

 

That is my laptop screen. That is what happens when unexpected company shows up and I just close the screen, with mouse and keyboard on the unusable keyboard, and tuck it under the black chair beside my recliner. That is what happens when a 2 yr old decides to then use it as a step-stool.

This happened tues. Hubs and I discussed it. The plan is in the works to get a new laptop. But I’ve also sorta been wanting a tablet.

 

So hubs gave me the go ahead and I got one. Mainly for the multi-platform e-book readers. It’s easier to test across the board on the tablet than having to juggle three different readers.

That’s my story and I’m stickin to it 😛

it’s a samsung galaxy tab 2. I lurves it.

😀

So right now I’ve got an external monitor, an external mouse and an external keyboard. I am going to be getting a new laptop here eventually, hopefully soon, but for now… it is the dtwal (Desktop-that-was-a-laptop)

Now to bed to get myself enough sleep for tomorrow. *waves**

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Feb
2013

Saturday Silly

Someone in chat was wanting something to lighten her mood the other night and I found a few songs that I first heard years ago when searching for something for the kids to watch. My kids have ‘outgrown’ it, but every now and then I will watch the youtubes, hum along and giggle at the thought of a grown woman listening to veggie tales;

 

So have some smiles, sing along, be happy, be silly. Life is too short to not smile.

If I can get some focus (and stop youtubing) I’ll try to finish the fallen angel thing. OHohohoh, some of you may have seen this from my linking to it on twitter, but I’ll share it here again;

Cover mockup of The Fallen;

Photobucket

I am by no means done with this cover, I want to fiddle with the colors, the text, the font…but overall I love this.

Picture  © Dusan Kostic | Dreamstime.com this guy has some truly AMAZING artwork.
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Feb
2013

Romance Day

Hubs and I don’t actually celebrate it with more than a ‘Oh, it’s romance day. Love you!” back and forth to each other. For someone as sappy as myself I find it amusing on some level that I don’t get all worried/excited about v-day.

 

Happy V-day for those who celebrate it. Happy Thursday to those who hate/loathe or are just indifferent to it (like me).

I do have something in the works for FF which may be V-day themed. If I can keep it under 1k.

😀

Have a good day folks! (what’s left of it)

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Feb
2013

That was an adventure

Thanks folks at Verve hosting for getting this site back up. I guess a server thingy died the cold hard death. Seriously, I would highly recommend verve to anyone.

Now to pull together the links for the post I’m trying to put together, though it might wait till tomorrow so I can put together something a bit more comprehensive.

 

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Jan
2013

Kids are back to school

And I am bouncing between household chores and editing. Yes, I am editing. Why? Because I can! 😀

Seriously, I’ve been editing about a chapter a day of Bastard Prince with the only goal of making it better. I haven’t set myself any kind of deadline, I might not edit tomorrow, or I might, I don’t know. And I’m not worrying about it right now. I’m working on ch 5 right now. I might work on crossroads later, depending on what is going on.

Health Stuff;  Whatever felled us last week seems to have run it’s course so I’m back on workout schedule and to do lists and stuff.

Ok, looked at the time, time to get kid to bus stop and get to other housewifey stuff. Take care.

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