Monday, October 22, 2012

That Moment When...

You realize that you've been trying to make yourself find time to write blog posts because you've built up readers and want something for them to read.

I've made statements on here about how I'm going to be doing this, or I'm going to be doing that and it never happens quite like I was planning...

So today I write this post to say, I'm so thankful for the followers who haven't gone away. I really appreciate you guys. I've realized that I can't promise a time when I'll get back to my schedule, or have a new one because it's just not happening. I know it will happen, sooner rather than later I hope, but not this week. I'm done making empty statements about when I'll be doing something on here.

I will say that I'm not abandoning my blog or my followers all together. The day is coming when things will be back to normal, it will happen...Just not today and probably not at all this week.

Life outside of the writer world gets tough sometimes, but I'm getting through it and everything will work out soon.

Thank you again for sticking with me.

Have a great Monday and an awesome week. :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Wonderful Woman

And one of my best friends...

Caterina Torres, author of Zombie Whisperer, and fan of the undead :P Her book is great, book two is great (not published yet), and she's got an awesome book she's querying and one in the works. She writes like a madwoman and is awesome at it. Oh, and she writes a short story segment on her blog (usually about once a month give or take).

Cat is also my critique partner and I'd be lost without her. She picks me up when I'm down, talks sense into me when I need it, and is there for me for everything in between. She sweet and caring, giving, smart, and full of tons of awesomeness.

Like my Monday mention (JeanO), Cat is into social media. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and her website. And if you're on AQC, you can find her there too. I did a TAG! with her too.

For anyone who hasn't read Zombie Whisperer, or hasn't heard about it-go check it out. It's not your typical gory braaaaiiiiiins kind of zombie book, it's a unique take and very cool.

Hope everyone has a fantastic day. :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

It's Time to Get Back to Mention Mondays

Since I still haven't quite gotten my crap together to be ready to post better, I've decided to use a few days to mention some people that I haven't talked about in a while. I feel bad not posting my Mention Mondays and there are so many people I think everyone should know. (I also figured what better time than after Friday's awesome post. :D ) I'll be spending this week and next mentioning a few awesome peeps. (Mon/Wed/Fri)

So today it's all about the fantastically awesome woman who is in the social media scenes big time-Jean Oram. She is a writer, handing out writerly advice and helping hands/eyes/etc to all writers, all while working on her own writerly things. But that's not all she does, she also runs a website dedicated to kids play, all while posting fun ideas to get kids active, independent, and for people to just get involved with making sure the kids in their life are happy and having fun.

Wait, that's not it...Jean is also SUPER Mod over at Agent Query Connect. Yep, she finds time between all the other amazingly awesome things she does, to be even more amazingly awesome. She volunteers as super mod. Helping other writers and helping to keep the site in order.

One last thing, she does all of this amazing stuff while taking care of two kids, one being a toddler...

Yes, that's right, this woman is AMAZINGLY AWESOME. (In case you didn't get that yet :P ) She's one of the best people I've met since diving into the writerly world and I'm so happy to know her. I've learned a lot from her, things that help my writing, things that help keep my kids entertained, and even that there are people out there who can be so fantastic and still so giving and thoughtful.

So, there it is. Jean Oram is awesome, go check her out.

Jean's blog
She also posts on From the Write Angle blog
Jean's writer Facebook page
Jean's twitter
It's All Kids Play
It's All Kids Play Facebook page
Kids Play on twitter
And if you'd like to know a little bit more about Jean, here is her TAG.

If you don't know Jean,you should. And if you do know her, well, you must already know about her awesomeness and therefore sorry for writing an entire post about something not so new to you. :D

I hope everyone has a wonderful day. (See you Wednesday for the mention of another awesome person) :)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Grave Intentions

And this is what made me want to spend some days mentioning some awesome folks...

It's time for a COVER REVEAL!

GRAVE INTENTIONS by the AWESOME Lori Sjoberg is coming soon and I'm bringing you the reveal of her extra sexy, fantastic cover.

Oh yeah, isn't it magnificent :D I myself think it's pretty nice. ;)

Here's a little blurb for you:

He’s handsome, reliable, and punctual—the perfect gentleman when you want him to be. But this dream man is Death’s best agent—and now he’s got more than his soul to lose…

One act of mercy before dying was all it took to turn soldier David Anderson into a reaper—an immortal who guides souls-of-untimely-death into the afterlife. But the closer he gets to atoning for his mortal sin and finally escaping merciless Fate, the more he feels his own humanity slipping away for good. Until he encounters Sarah Griffith. This skeptical scientist can’t be influenced by his powers—even though she has an unsuspected talent for sensing the dead. Her honesty and irreverent sense of humor reignite his reason for living—and a passion he can’t afford to feel. Now Fate has summoned David to make a devastating last harvest. And he’ll break every hellishly-strict netherworld rule to save Sarah…and gamble on a choice even an immortal can’t win.

Sounds awesome, right? Yes, of course it does because it is :P

Here are some social media links for Lori:

And here's a link to her TAG! with me :)

One more thing that Lori would like to add:

Thanks so much for hosting my cover reveal, Kela! You've been a great friend and a great supporter, and I really appreciate you taking the time to promote Grave Intentions, scheduled for release on January 1, 2013. Now let's get you published so I can return the favor!

Thank YOU so much, Lori. You're an amazing woman and I'm glad to know you. I'm so happy that you're being published, it's VERY well deserved.

Very deserved, y'all. She's an amazing writer.

I hope you all enjoy the cover, and please do remember GRAVE INTENTIONS out Jan 2013.

Have a fabulous day. :)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Life and My Funk...

This is an Insecure Writer's Support Group post. For more info, check out the awesome Alex J Cavanaugh's blog.

I normally would've posted this yesterday, but since I forgot it was the first Wednesday of the month...I'm posting it a little late.

With this funk I've been stuck in, writing has taken a backseat for too long. It's like the more I couldn't get in the mood to write, the farther away my love for writing drifted. I got lost in real life-cleaning, cooking, kids, etc-and I couldn't find my way back to the fantasy world I like to dive into. The voices in my head went silent, the ideas running rampid were non-existent, and I couldn't have cared less whether I opened up a blank document to tell a story ever again...

But I kept dreaming. Literally. I kept having dreams of these people and places that only exist in the made up worlds that only writers can create, things happening that couldn't ever be real...

I realized, it wasn't that the voices in my head were silent, I wasn't listening. My ideas didn't leave, I chose to ignore them. And it wasn't that I didn't care about writing, I was forcing myself to not care. Forcing myself to only pay attention to things outside of writing...

And that's when I knew-I wasn't in a funk, I was buried so deep in life that I was silencing my creativity. I was trying to get rid of the ideas because I was so sure they weren't there. If I just did other things, I wouldn't think of writing since I couldn't anyway. I threw myself into everything non-writerly because I was convinced I'd lost my mojo and that everything else was too time consuming, but I was wrong.

Yes, life happens, Yes, I have kids to take care of, cleaning to do, everyone must be fed, and errands must be ran. But I've always done all of those things and still found time to write. So, now that I figured out the issue, I'm working on it. I think I'll be able to be back on track for real this time. Thanks for everyone who keeps hanging with me.

I hope you all have a wonderful day. See you tomorrow for an awesome cover reveal. :)