Wednesday, 19 November 2014
The five fictional characters I would like in my life are:
1. Snape from the Harry Potter series.
2. Madge from The Hunger Games Books.
3. A visit from Batman. Yes he is from the comics but I'm sure there are books about him somewhere. Also I just want a visit since Gotham needs him and he would have to go back.
4. Diego and Fred from The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.
5. Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield from The Sweet Valley books.
These characters have all intrigued and/or touched me in some way. It would be quite an adventure to meet any one of them in real life.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
I am excited today because I am jousting over at M. Pax's blog for the annual Realm Faire. It would be great if you over and lend your support. Whether you pick me or my opponent it is all in good fun. Go here to be part of the fun.
Oh and take a peek at my cool badge.
The Black Queen soldiers on!
Oh and take a peek at my cool badge.
The Black Queen soldiers on!
Friday, 7 November 2014
November has arrived and I have all sorts of reasons to celebrate.
1. My tablet is on it's way and I can't wait. It has already arrived at the U.S. address and should be on it's way to Jamaica.
2. Birthday on November 29th. Can't wait.
3. Big Hero 6, Dumb and Dumber To, Birdman and Mockingjay should be coming this month. Also on the look out for Night Crawler and Penguins movie (if I can cough up the dough).
4. Four more movies and I can get a free movie pass. Also hoping to enter a contest that might win me a free movie pass.
5. Nanowrimo is here!
6. Having a surge in ghostwriting and freelance work. More money to put away and Black Friday is coming.
So much to celebrate! Be happy and smile today.
Photo Credit: Denna @ Morguefile
My warning label would be:
Don't mess with my books. Seriously, I will hurt you.
Fine Print: Or be super pissed at you for a really long time.
November is going to be awesome. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Today we share our insecurities and etc. etc. on the monthly Insecure Writer's Support Group. Well I say screw insecurities! All that matters to me right now are two things Nanowrimo and my birthday on Nov. 29. Now I will roar and share my projects and tell insecurity to go sit in the corner. I AM BUSY.
Project One: It's Complicated
Nano name: queendsheena
Genre: YA Fantasy
Quick Summary: Princess Aura goes from spoilt princess with a kingdom in peril and reeling from her father's death to being transported to our world. A book also goes with her and the longer she stays the more her happy ending and kingdom changes, for the worse.
Project Two: Huntress: The Flesh Business Book One
Nano name: Roe 2
Note: Written under a pseudonym
Genre: NA Horror
Quick Summary: Humans are the toughest prey and predators got to eat. Huntress is from the city of Shiiv, a secret city of flesh eaters who see outsiders (humans not from their city) as meat. Nothing is wasted. Huntress is a hunter and very good at her job. But when the status of hunters gets threatened she is ready to bend the rule book to protect her role and Shiiv from a shift that might be to their detriment.
Status: I am happy to say that I am working on finishing on time with Nano for the first time ever. Pretty on point with Roe 2 except for yesterday when I had to focus on freelance work. Today I plan to catch up. By Friday I will focus on queendsheena and get my word count up on It's Complicated. It's so exciting writing on a schedule with a community to chat with both here and on nanowrimo.
So here it is everyone, Nano to Nano and I'm confident it is frigging amazing. Yeah, I said it. So how are you guys this IWSG? And a special shout out to Alex C. and his helpful co-hosts.
P.S.: I got my prize from David Powers this morning. Stray by Elissa Sussman. I love hardcover books, they hold a special place is my bookish heart. Thank you David and so awesome of you send it first class.
Monday, 3 November 2014
The Who's Your Hero Blogfest has participants in three hundred words or less tell others about their hero whether real or fictional. Today I will share with you my hero. He might be fictional but his part in his fictional world is not only life changing but what he goes through is both tragic and astounding.
Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender
Source of Image: Wikipedia
The Avatar is the human manifestation of peace and light and tasked with keeping the Four Nations at peace. Aang was raised by Air Normads and became a top air bender. With rumors of war brewing the senior monks revealed him as the latest Avatar at age twelve. His friends started to treat him differently and worst of all Monk Gyatso who raised him could no longer keep him. Devastated, Aang ran away only to be caught in a storm. Fortunately his Avatar State saved him. Sadly the Air Normads were wiped out by the Fire Nation. 100 years later Aang is reawakened by siblings Sokka and Katara. After learning the truth that the Fire Nation was on the verge of winning, Aang decides to learn the other three elements (earth, water, fire) in order to face Fire Lord Ozai.
Why is he my hero? Aang went through a lot to protect to the Four Nations. For starters he was the last of his people and had the burden of being the avatar. "I'm just a kid" is a line he has used repeatedly. Yet he stood up and faced his destiny. He was imprisoned, kidnapped, attempts made on his life and those of his companions and almost died after Princess Azula struck him with lightning. He found love with Katara (water bender) and lifelong friendship with Sokka and even Toph, a blind earth bender. He learned to forgive Prince Zuko, the Fire Lord’s son. Though told he had to kill Ozai, he found another way so he wouldn’t go against his monk belief of not killing another creature.
Aang is a great and strong soul and because of him facing all his challenges head on while trying to live his own life, he is my hero.
Total: 297 words
So there you have it folks. My hero is a twelve year old boy who goes through a lot to protect his world and those he cares about. Fictional as he might be, the feelings he evokes from viewers like me is very real.
P.S.: On the Nanowrimo front I'm on point with my Roe Nano novel but on my own here It's Complicated has actually become just that and I'm currently behind in word count. But I intend to catch up and plan to complete Nanowrimo not just for the first time but with two projects. Go me! Plus best of luck to all Nanowrimo participants of course.