Sunday, October 01, 2017

"You can go ahead and let me drown now."

 What Jack does while sick

 1. Bemoan the fact she is sick and can't go on any adventures as she has been ordered to "Take it easy so she doesn't get herself bedridden..." EVEN THOUGH ITS INDIAN SUMMER OUT AND UNLIKELY TO LAST FOR LONG!

 2. Read Manga

 3. Watch tons of anime like the weirdo she has become

 4. Bemoan the fact she can't read as much as she would like because sickness makes her dyslexia worse

 5. Sign contracts....

 Oh yeah. Contract.

Okay, when I say I signed the contract while sick, that is not accurate. What I did do was go to the library and print it off and now it is all ready to be signed and mailed tomorrow or the day after.

 I am not sure how official I have made this, but my next published work will be a novella called Finding the Magic and it will be released through Dove Publishing, the same company which accepted Brothers-in-Arms.

 I also have great news concerning So Much Owed, but that is for another time. Right now I have to get to bed so I can finish sleeping off this cold.


Thursday, September 28, 2017


Wherein Jack hates colds

 I think I've said this before, but I would rather have a flu then a cold. I was feeling fine most of yesterday, but woke up at one with a killer sore throat. Since then I've been running a fever on and off and have had body aches all day.

 So now I am snuggled in bed with Dog at my feet. I am trying to breathe normally and all that fun stuff which comes with being sick.

 I meant to post more but I'm starting to fall asleep. So this is all, I will be back later with contract news!


Thursday, September 21, 2017

"It'll keep and keep and keep."

 Wherein Jack  is posting because that is what she should be doing, not because it is what she wants to do.

 Ever heard the term frazzled? I think it was used loosely when I was growing up. Because people would say they were frazzled but they never looked it. I, however, have perfected that look. Hair in disarray. Dark rings under my eyes. Or blood shot eyes, whichever you prefer. Nervous twitches. Maniacal laughter. A desire to run into the hills and howl at the moon...oh wait, that's a werewolf.

 What brought all this on, you might ask? Or maybe you didn't. Too bad. Gonna answer anyway.

 School, Check. Book Release, Check. Editing, Check. Writing A New Book, Check. Work, CHECK. (That one is all caps because I am working two jobs, ten hours a day. So it gets a double check.) Trying to take care of my pets, keep my house clean, Check.

 Somehow I need to find time to read and review about four books on top of all this. And all the other activities I got myself into. Oh yes, and relax so I don't get scolded by certain someones. 

 This sounds like a long complaint but I don't mean it to be. It sounds overwhelming when I write it all out, but I have managed to balance it all as well as I can. So even though I look frazzled, I don't always feel it.

 The only thing I really am is IRKED BECAUSE SUDDENLY WINTER! What happened to those nice transition periods in the seasons. This year it has been nothing but SUDDENLIES. 

 That is all. I am going to go hide under my heavy, snug blankets and read.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

"What if we covered his nose and mouth?" "That's called murder."

 Wherein Jack has forgotten how to life

 Things I need to do. 1. Pay for my website name. 2. Answer emails. 3. Read a beta read book, or three rather. 4. Maybe I should add lunch to this list.

 Things I am not doing. 1. Any of the above.

 Things I am doing. 1. Worrying about Winry who hurt her leg. 2. Working. 3. Trying to share my exciting news. 4. Look for willing reviewers.


 Wanna hear the good news?



 If you insist


 Dove has accepted a novella I wrote 8-D

 It is that I would like to send out for reads and reviews. So if you are interested please let me know!


Friday, September 08, 2017

"Well, I hope you're here to apologize."

 Wherein it rained

 Rather poured. September hit and SUDDENLY FALL! Not that I mind. I like Autumn. It means I can have tea again. Not that I couldn't before, it is just, you know, tea in the heat.

 Autumn means more time to write. It also means college. And hints of snow when you live in the mountains. Which means more and more tea and plotted snowball fights.

 Also means I should be able to do a better job of blogging. *Snickersnort*

 But I have news next week! So be sure and come back!


Sunday, August 06, 2017

"You're useless in the rain."

 I finally did it, I finished So Much Owed and sent it out to get feed back. I'm nervous about sharing this story. I have loved the Tuskegee Airmen since I first heard them mentioned in school, the brave men who fought against injustices just so they could fight for their country. What's not to love?

 When I undertook to tell their story I knew it wouldn't be easy. Part of the reason being because I want everyone to see them the way I do and love them the way I do. And I know I can't do their story justice. 

 The story isn't exactly exciting. It is slower than Brothers-in-Arms. There are less battles. Less action. It is definitely a character driven story. 

 The feed back so far has been promising, but I'm still wary sending my boys out into the world. So I ask this cautiously. Anyone interested in being a beta reader for So Much Owed?


Tuesday, August 01, 2017

"The game is on."

  Ben and Jack VS. the Crickets

 My life is filled with sword wielding adventures and ninja jumps on my bed. Need examples? Okay.

 Ben sometimes comes to spend the night. We have tea and read and write and sometimes watch Anime and then sleep. Then sometimes we chase down crickets.

 The first one was my fault. I allowed the school frog to spend the weekend with me and one of his crickets escaped while Ben was here. We managed to pin it under a cup, with a pile of books on top, where it stayed until it died.

 She came back the other night, Ben that is. We talked and read and were having a nice evening. Then, as we were getting ready for bed we heard a pleasant chirp. We thought it was Winry, my bird, at first. Then the chirping got louder and louder and we realized it was a cricket loose in the cabin.

Before we could decide what to do the cricket began to screech as if it were having a heart attack. A screeching cricket is a creepy sound and Ben and I, who had ventured off the bed, both leaped back on to safety. We hid on the bed until the screeching got out of hand and we realized we wouldn't be able to sleep so long as it kept up.

 Bravely we left the bed, turned on all the lights, and tip toed across the floor. I grabbed a sword and Ben a bowl, and we proceeded to tear the flat apart looking for the panicked cricket. 

 We didn't find it. Between the swords falling over and flinging a picture off the wall, we thought it was coming from behind the picture, we scared it into silence. Hoping we had caused it to go outside and be eaten by the owl, or die of fright, we managed to get to sleep.

 Two nights later I heard the chirping again. And since then it has sang itself to sleep every night in my house. The hunt is still on.