Monday, 14 May 2012

Mother's Day

We all have different ideas of what a perfect Mother's Day is.  For some, it would start with breakfast in bed, then gifts, complete with a bouquet of flowers, then the rest of the day would be spent lounging about, being waited on hand and foot while reading a book or writing or sewing or nothing at all -- doing whatever you wanted.  Unfortunately for most of us, the above isn't feasible, yet we do manage to make the most of what we are given.

For instance, my day started off with the news we were going to hit 25 degrees Celsius (yay!), along with a happy Mother's Day note left on the counter by my youngest daughter before she rushed off to work.  Then it was off to the gym for my Zumba class and after that, I went shopping for my garden.  Once all my purchases were safely out of the car, I spent the rest of the afternoon getting my pond going and putting some flower pots where I wanted them.  My son dropped by with roses, along with a quick hug and kiss.  I got a call from my middle daughter and a text from my oldest daughter and then my day was topped off with our friends eating pizza and drinking big people pop.

That was the perfect day.  I hope you all had your perfect Mother's Day.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Taking Hold of the Vision

"Vision" is defined in the dictionary as follows:
1.    The act or power of sensing with the eyes.
2.    The act or power of anticipating that which will 
or may come to be.
3.    An experience in which a personage, thing, or event appears vividly or credibly to the mind, although not actually present.
4.    Something seen or otherwise perceived during such an experience: The vision revealed its message.
5.    A vivid, imaginative conception or anticipation.

Guess which category writer's fall under -- all of them.

1.    Our eyes are what give our characters their traits.  Remember, the people around us influence how our characters move, speak, their facial expressions -- it's what gives us the ability to make our characters and their world real for you.

2.    This is imperative to me especially. Because the story unfolds in front of me as it will for you when you read it.  I need to be able to anticipate what will happen next (or in my case what will happen first).  Believe me, I've been wrong in that assumption on numerous occasions.

3.    This one doesn't really need any explanation.  We all know how "vividly" my characters and their world appear in my mind.  I'm not too sure if the latter part of that is correct -- just joking, I know they're not physically there.

4.    This is when the whole of the story comes together, the ending if you will.  Yeah, I know I always know the ending first.  It still means the same, except for me it's when the beginning pulls it all together.

5.    Another one that needs no explanation.

A writer's vision is their imagination, something that most lose in the transition of becoming an adult and I'm no exception.  However, I've been blessed to get it back and holding onto it, if you can believe it, is what keeps me sane, because ultimately my vision will take you on a journey and hopefully it will help you find your imagination again.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

One Year

Happy Birthday to my daughter, J.

On the 10th of May it will be the first anniversary of Absolute Obsession being published.  Wow!  Already a year.  I want to thank everyone who has stood behind me and supported me through it all and a special thank you to my readers and publisher, Wings ePress Inc.. 

In the next year, I hope to take you on at least two more journeys; the second in the Absolute series, Absolute Obstruction, and the young adult, paranormal, Soul Control.  Let's pray that Wings finds them intriguing enough to publish them.

Here's to another year of writing and publishing. Yay!

Have a great day.