Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I'm back

I'm back, well almost.

Graduation for one of my boys is Friday.  Last week of school is next week.  Three more nights of drivers ed for my other boy.

Last week while driving back and forth to a tennis match and a soccer game, which were 20 miles from each other (and both games started at 9 am), my tire exploded on the freeway on my last drive home with my tennis player. (Already had taken my soccer player home)

Good think it was the back tire, but it left a dent in my suburban and the tire took off the plastic step cover.









Tire fixed, dent banged out the best we could and all is well.  So later on that day, I drove are other car to Wal-mart and right before I drove into the parking lot, the car died.  I had enough coasting to make it into a parking space.

To make a long story short, the engine blew and left us with another car to drop off at the junk yard.  (long story but we lost 2 cars in 3 weeks a year or so ago.)

The good thing? No one was hurt and life goes on.  So the other exciting thing is that I'm almost done going over my book to see what my editor suggested to change.  Now remember, I changed it from 1st to 3rd and made it in the now time, not back in the 1980-1990.  

A feeling I had that the book would be more related too if I did that.  Not to much of a change to the story, but it does make the MC (Melissa aka Missy) stand out more. Her family is still Old School, no internet, cable/satellite/ and no cell phone. But can a teenage tomboy girl that just turned 15 keep her basic casual lifestyle with no tenstion? And what about the new guy the moved into the neighborhood?  Will he like Missy's friends better because they have all the top of the line stuff?
 So, back to work I go.

How are you doing? Have you ever had tires explode on you when your driving fast?  How about twice in 6 months?  lol


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Question for all authors...

I have a question to all authors. Have you had several projects you wanted to get done all at once? More on writing a book, I have several ideas that are bursting to get out, some half done, a couple done on first draft but need more work, and actually rewriting a finished one. (changing time and from 1st to 3rd person). How do you balance and is it possible to do all? Or am I just crazy trying to do it all?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Only 10 more pages.

You'd seem like 10 more pages would be easy to finish, but I've been working all day and adding more detail to the story. I'm tired and my elbow hurts from the non stop pressure of typing. I think they should call it typing elbow instead of tennis elbow.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Fun fun fun.

Went to lunch this last Wednesday with a friend/author and we were chatting about topics in my book and whether or not we should kill the parents or have them hurt bad. I didn't see the hostess behind me, but my friend said she had a very worried look. Our server was getting perpetration on his face. Fun fun fun.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Book Ratings

So my book is an easy read for MG. Yes it's my first book and isn't up to par. I've gotten good, middle, and a 1 & 2 star stating it was boring and couldn't finish it. Not all 5 and 4 stars are from people I know, it isn't a fake star. I just found out about a pisscustomer link. Oh well, to each his own. I'm not here to please the world, just doing what I like to do. 

Come to think about it, negative responses are good, it helps you because a better person/author/ or what ever else you do in life.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Word Game Time

Let's get some action going.  With this game we can come up with some amazing words and crazy sentences.  You can only change one word in the sentence and then the next person changes one word, etc.  I've played this before and have seen some silly ones.

I'll start

The green tree is bending low.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Reading interests

When your reading a Middle Grade/Young Adult book, what do you like to read? Attitudes, problems, life in general? Something a little different then normal in someone's personal life?