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Daily Word Count – Feb 24, 2016

This week it’s all about Kennedy #2. I know the series name will be The Sylphline Realm,  but I don’t have a specific title. I was thinking of doing a play on the situations, but I’m piddling. I really do need covers and names now that I keep track of word count so I’ll work on them. Currently doing one story one week, then shifting to another the next week, and back.Word count I started the day with: 68,896. Worked for 20 minutes or so. Ended the day at: 69,817.Goal for this book is around 90K.Total for the day: 921 wordsOn my mindWould’ve had more words today, but I’m at this point in the novel where I know where I want the next phase to go, but I haven’t built the bridge to get there. It’s like I have the front part finished and I see the end part, but that middle is going . . . hmm. So I went back and read through a bunch of chapters and decided to try and insert a scene/chapter of some basic things that may pave the way for using them later on. Or not. This is the part where the …

Daily Word Count – Feb 23, 2016

This week it’s all about Kennedy #2. I know the series name will be The Sylphline Realm,  but I don’t have a specific title. I was thinking of doing a play on the situations, but I’m piddling. I really do need covers and names now that I keep track of word count so I’ll work on them. Currently doing one story one week, then shifting to another the next week, and back.Word count I started the day with: 68,314. Wrote for 20 minutes or so. Ended the day at: 68,896.Goal for this book is around 90K.Total for the day: 582 wordsOn my mindI started edits on Daughter of the Red Planet  (series name is The Guardian of Life)  and updated the widget on my home page. This is the 3rd round, which means inputting all those edits that I did on the paper version.I also got the paperback proof back for Blood By Nightso I am going over that now. I have to make some adjustments to the cover because some of the images aren’t showing the way I want, and I wrote my web address wrong. As in, I forgot to add 

Daily Word Count – Feb 22, 2016

This week it’s all about Kennedy #2. I know the series name will be The Sylphline Realm, but I don’t have a specific title. I was thinking of doing a play on the situations, but I’m piddling. I really do need covers and names now that I keep track of word count so I’ll work on them. Currently doing one story one week, then shifting to another the next week, and back.Word count I started the day with: 67,115. Wrote for 45 minutes or so. Ended the day at: 68,314.Goal for this book is around 90K.Total for the day: 1,199 wordsOn my mindI am starting edits on Daughter of the Red Planet  (series name is The Guardian of Life) so I’ll update the widget on my home page shortly. This is the 3rd round, which means inputting all those edits that I did on the paper version.I had a bit of a conundrum. Now that I’m using an old monitor of my brothers with this desktop, I don’t have the same setup as I did before to hold my paper. On Instagram, I’d shared an image where I used two of those butterfly …

Project Crochet part 2

25 squares in one week. (Cluster cross granny square.) Not bad considering I’m technically a beginner and never done granny squares before. Now I can assemble Amber’s blanket. Her actual blanket is 30 squares, but I wanted a one inch space between each square. Not to decide how to join. I was gonna do a celtic lace join, but will see. I have to think about how many holes that’d end up being.I put Amber’s blanket next to it for reference.


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Daily Word Count – Feb 19, 2016

This week it’s all about Witness to the Moon. Currently doing one story one week, then shifting to another the next week, and back. Cover on this post will be the official for this.Word count I started the day with: 50,990. Wrote for 45 minutes or so. Ended the day at: 52,660.Goal for this book is around 90K.Total for the day: 1670 wordsOn my mindIn an interesting moment with Witness to the Moon. I’m wondering where it’s going to go. There seems to be a very interesting predicament coming up and I’m thinking both Mila and Stefan/Alex are going to be tested quite a bit. I find it interesting. I’ll have to wait for two weeks to find out what happens since next week I’ll be working on Kennedy #2. I’m finally close in numbers and want to switch. Too long of a break between stories and my brain is sluggish to get back into the world.Why do this & can you participate? Answer.


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Daily Word Count – Feb 18, 2016

This week it’s all about Witness to the Moon. Currently doing one story one week, then shifting to another the next week, and back. Working on the cover to include with these posts.Word count I started the day with: 50,507. Wrote for 45 minutes or so. Ended the day at: 50,990.Goal for this book is around 90K.Total for the day: 483 wordsOn my mindNot too many words today. Not too concerned. I only had a few minutes to spare and wanted to take advantage of them. The dogs were cutting up and everything has been all bonkers today. Drawback of waking up late, but if my body needs the sleep, I won’t get down on my words for the day. I only get frustrated because then everything in the day gets pushed back, or I lose time in an activity I enjoy, which is generally reading before bedtime. I don’t cut the time I go to bed. If I don’t sleep as much as I need the PTSD starts to act up. It’s a balancing act for me.Page is up for the short story I was talking about.I changed the title to At Night …

Daily Word Count – Feb 17, 2016

This week it’s all about Witness to the Moon. Currently doing one story one week, then shifting to another the next week, and back. Really gotta made a book cover for this one so I can include it with these posts.Word count I started the day with: 48,141. Wrote for 45 minutes or so. Ended the day at: 50,507.Goal for this book is around 90K.Total for the day: 2366 wordsFshew. Pretty good. I switched the keyboards and I think that’s helping. The other keyboard I was using was that Logitech one I mentioned previously, but today and the rest of the week, I’m trying out the keyboard that came with the desktop. I wouldn’t have bought a new keyboard had I known it came with a keyboard, but the listing on Amazon said nothing about it including a keyboard and mouse. :/ I should point out that the reason I am writing so many words in so little time right now isn’t me speeding up on the Dvorak. I am on a regular Qwerty keyboard right now, until I decide which keyboard is best for my smaller hand…

Daily Word Count – February 15, 2016

Working on Witness to the Moon again today. Normally I’d switch, but I want to get WttM closer to Kennedy #2 in the Sylphline series. I like to switch back and forth when they are closer together. Since I started with the second in the Sylphline Series (pure Fantasy), I was way ahead of the game. It’s interesting how fast I’ve been catching up with it in terms of Witness to the Moon (you can see what the gibberish I’m talking means by looking in the sidebar and seeing the word count tracker. It’s farther for Kennedy #2 (yes, I need a name, lol). Gotta work on cover too for both of these.Music below is what I’m starting my writing day with. Starting at 10:30 which is a good half hour past when I normally start writing, but the whole woke up late, got to workout late, etc., pushed me back. I only did one sun salutation for the yoga so that it didn’t take long, but that way I did something. I don’t do a normal sun salutation. It’s a combo of moves I made up to work my entire body in one …

Project crochet

20 more to go before I can assemble Amber’s new blanket. I wanted a celtic aran design, but couldn’t find any for granny squares (that I liked). I’m gonna have to learn it and come up with my own pattern.


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Dark Illusions the name was born in 2012 – after it was published

I’m sure you’ve seen the “memories” that Facebook pops up in your face to share. This one just came up on my Timeline.Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 5:23pm – Which Title grabs your attention?Dark Dangers
Night Awaits
Soul Dangers
Unwilling Destiny
Shadows Calling
Secret’s Bound
Dark Illusions
ArisenThat is too funny. I published Dark Illusions at the end of 2011 and back then it was titled “Awakened: The Beginning.” I noticed too many authors who were publishing books with that title “Awakened” and wanted something different. I knew I couldn’t compete with established authors and didn’t want the same title as everyone else.Dark Illusions was born shortly after that post! lol Granted, back then I was also under a different pen name, and then I changed it again (advice: don’t ever go that route – live and learn) just recently. For me personally it’s been a good choice, but changing a title or a pen name is like a reset button. You’re going to have to work doubly hard to get the attention …

Daily Word Count – Feb 12, 2016

This week it’s all about Witness to the Moon. Currently doing one story one week, then shifting to another the next week, and back.Word count I started the day with: 46,682. Wrote for 60 minutes. Ended the day at: 48,141.Goal for this book is around 90K.Total for the day: 1459 wordsWhy do this & why do I spend so little time writing? Answer.Can you participate? Sure! Feel free to leave a comment with your daily numbers. This isn’t a competition, just a way for us to keep track of our numbers as well as MOTIVATION. We can support and motivate each other.


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Daily Word Count – Feb 11, 2016

This week it’s all about Witness to the Moon. Currently doing one story one week, then shifting to another the next week, and back.Word count I started the day with: 45,283. Wrote for 45 minutes give or take a minute. Ended the day at: 46,682Total for the day:  wordsGoal for this book is around 90KWhy do this? For a long time I have been following Dean Wesley Smith and have noticed that just the act of seeing his word count every day really inspires me. It shows people who follow him that despite a busy life he has a great output.The biggest reason for me personally is that I just LIKE seeing my numbers daily because I like to challenge myself to find ways of getting better numbers. Or how daily life will affect them. It keeps me going. Since I first started to write in 1998 or so, I haven’t stopped, and I don’t plan to. Back then it was only about doing one story every Halloween. Now I have made a career of it.Can you participate? Sure! Feel free to leave a comment with your daily nu…

Daily Word Count – Feb 10, 2016

This week it’s all about Witness to the Moon. Currently doing one story one week, then shifting to another the next week, and back.Word count I started the day with: 44,124. Wrote for 45 minutes give or take a minute. Ended the day at: 45,283Total for the day: 1159 wordsGoal for this book is around 90K


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Mina/Mila and Alex/Stefan connection

Just heard this song and it’s a little too perfect to describe the thoughts and actions that constantly go through Mila and Alex’s mind in Witness to the Moon (second in the Enchanting the Moon Series after Don’t Go Far). They both have their reasons for not going through with what they want, but at the same time, it’s getting to the point where they can’t deny what’s happening and where it’s going. I think they are coming to accept that and just letting everything else grow around it.No matter what is going on, Alex has been sticking by her side, and she’s been allowing him in. It’s an interesting love that is forming. Unlike normal where on both sides, they think they need to prove themselves to one another, and win the other over, these two are going through a different circumstance. Nothing about their circumstance or love is “normal.” Neither of them have to prove themselves or win the other and they automatically sense that. Which in reality is completely true because they prove…

Lana’s most delicious and moist coconut mug cake & frosting!

The image for this post was from the first time I made the cake. The frosting was put on the cake while it was still warm so it drenched the cake. This version was . . . no.{NOTE: THIS IS A SPECIAL COOKBOOK IN THE WORKS FROM YOURS TRULY. FROM THE KITCHEN OF WILL FEATURE RECIPES FROM THE CHARACTERS OF MY STORIES. ALONG WITH EACH RECIPE WILL BE AN EXCERPT, A BEHIND-THE-SCENES IF YOU WILL OF THE CREATION OF THE RECIPE FROM THAT CHARACTER’S POV. WHEN THEY MAKE IT, WHY. THE RECIPE MAY EVEN FEATURE A SPECIAL NEVER BEFORE READ SCENE, OR STORY ASPECT THAT WILL ONLY BE FEATURED ALONG WITH THAT RECIPE. HOPE YOU ENJOY! Don’t ask me when it’ll be done. It’s going to be a while. In the meantime, you’ll get the recipes here to try out. :D LEAVE A COMMENT, SHARE THE LOVE, SPREAD THE WORD, ABOVE ALL ELSE . . . ENJOY THE FOOD!}From the Kitchen of:Lana in Immortal SeparationSo miss Lana gave me this most amazing recipe and told me that I need to try it. Her daughter LOVES this mug cake when she wants a…

Lycaen Claiming

Lycaen ClaimingREFERENCE BLOOD BY NIGHT – PAGE 75
The Claiming of a mate happened when they shared each other’s blood and they both bit one another. Not just any bite. There was one certain bite a Lycaen gave when he/she Claimed someone as mate. A certain chemical released through the wolf’s fangs that forever bonded one to the other and genetically changed each. It was near orgasmic, which is why puberty stayed responsible for when claiming occurred in the old days.
Many teens tried to Claim one another due to how incredible it felt for two deeply bonded individuals to do it in the moment. But that was against Viktor’s law. He made specific laws to protect all Lycaen and many had adopted his rules across the country.
For centuries the laws he made were clear. Until old enough for both individuals to comprehend the consequences, no Lycaen may Claim another. It was with great responsibility two entered such a sacred bond. The laws were set in place to protect them. To protect humans. T…

An adequately creepy movie

So this morning my brother rented two movies. One is The Last Witch Hunter and the other is The Visit. Now, if you’re like me and that name draws a blank, this should refresh your memory.If you’re looking for a very adequately creepy movie to watch, this is a good one. I watched it in the morning, so it really shouldn’t have gotten to me, but it did. I’m not scared that easy either. When I first watched it, I saw the first POV and went, great. I don’t really like first POV filming. But since it’s an M. Night Shyamalan movie, he handled it very well. It doesn’t come across dizzy and gross like most first POV camera angles can be for me so I really appreciate that.On to other things. I’ve been fairly quiet while I was going over Blood by Night, but not for any bad reasons. I’m not getting behind on it. I am still ahead of the game. I’ve been trying to refocus my brain, and set computers up. I got myself a cheap basic desktop (Dell) so that it could run Photoshop Elements 10 (program I u…