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I'm a rookie writer enjoying the flow of words sprouting out of my fingers. Sometimes it goes easy, at other times it's a real struggle. I love and crave any kind of feedback, good or bad. I write when I can, but a husband, two kids, 4.2 cats (aging from 15 years to 4 months) do take up most of my time. Yet I found the time to try out something I never thought I was good at. I started writing. I came to love it and enjoy the new friendships I've made with fellow writers I simply adore (well I like the writers, but adore their work *grins*)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

SIW submission

The latest chapter has been submitted to Lit. Let the dreaded 72h wait start.
The next chapter is currently with Jaz for proofing, so more to come soon.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Editor phase.

Yup you read correctly, the next SIW chapter has been shipped to the editor. I'm steadily working on the next one. Also doing some preliminary work on the next SIW sage, for Adam.
It is going to take a while before that will be going live. I am going to try and do my best to have a few chapters completely ready, if not the whole story, so I can give you more regular updates. I'm not promising anything, just that I am trying. I'll be working on Adam's story, but I'll also will be finishing "A New World Awaits". if that story is complete that will go onto Lit in one, meaning you will get a short chapter each day.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mother-in-law.

Normally i don't post that much about personal stuff, not that I don't want to share, but I try to keep the blog somewhat separate from family life. Not that it is so special, I take care of two kids, two cats (one thinks he's a dog, really, I'm not joking) one huge dog and the dear husband. I clean, I cook, I'm taxi-mom, nothing special, things any mom would do. We all have our ups and downs in RL, for me writing is escaping that. I'm ever so thankful for the numerous new friends (readers and writers alike!) I've made along the road.

But sometimes there are things that happen beyond our control that shake up ones life. Yesterday proved to be such a day. My job is to act as normal as I can (think I trained that condition to perfection) and be strong and rational for everyone around me. Sadly this treat, sometimes makes me look like a stone cold bitch because I can switch of the " I care" button in my head when it's needed and just go on with things.

Sigh, that's all I can do. most wouldn't have said so, but yesterday is a day I rather didn't see happening.
Cutting to the chase, my mom-in-law was suspected to have had a brain stroke. She wasn't acting normal at all. So yesterday my two sisters-in-law, took matters into their own hands, called up her GP and made sure he would visit in the afternoon.
Our suspicions were proven right, she must have had a minor stroke some days ago. now the worst part of it all is her GP wants her to go to the hospital for observation for at least 24h. She's refusing to do so because of an inhumane fear of hospitals(you can safely add doctors and nurses to that list, it's all the same in her mind).
We're not going to force her to go because we know it will only affect her in a bad way. she's physically not in the best of shapes, high blood pressure, holding up water and a few more things... a long list.

So now we're left with the conclusion that she could either just die in her sleep tomorrow or can go on for weeks/months/years with out anything happening.

Sighs again. I've given up almost all of my side of the family, just my mom, grandmother and brother left. I really don't want to think about giving up more people in the foreseeable future.
I wish I could knock some common sense into that woman that I hold so dear and is normally such a fierce lioness for all her grandchildren. It pains me being told she's having a droopy face, slurred speech, is forgetting things, sleeps all the time, smiles all the time and when asked why she smiles, she doesn't know.

Husband spoke to her last night on the phone and it seems like she's just hanging in there and letting everything happen. We have made peace with the fact we don't expect her to get really old, simply because of her fear for hospitals and blatantly rude behavior to her GP and any person related to anything medicinal.

But it still hurts that she can't at least try and pull her self together, even not for our sake but for her 6 grandchildren.

There my rant is over, I just needed to get this of my chest. Sucking it up now and back into strong normal mommy mode.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A little teaser or two.

The chapter is finished and has the Jaz stamp of approval. It still has to undergo the scrutiny of the guild and then it will be send to the editor for the final clean up session. But since i'm in such a good mood I'll post two little experts of it. T you're gonna like the second one *winks* so inspirational you are.

Please ignore typo's and or grammar mistakes.

enjoy the teasing : 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Something fun.

I won't be doing much the coming days. The kids have their annual school party/show with complementary BBQ today and I have a school viewing tomorrow with my eldest. Doing so preparation for when he goes to high school the year after that. Having a kid with ADD (same form as ADHD for those that are familiar with the term) AND a severe form of dyslexia, it's the best choice to go check those out in advance. The combination of his two conditions means he gets a normal education, but he's getting support for some years now. It also means we have to be really sure which way he wants to take his later studies. So with all that on my mind, we decided to visit a few schools who are having open classes the coming months. (I really hope he finds something he likes in the school well be visiting tomorrow)

Now with that all said, I know getting my head around writing these few days isn't going to happen, also because I'm waiting on the Jaz stamp of approval before the guild can have a look and me shipping it of for final editing.

A while ago we had this post on the guild: How do we think our characters look like? Or who are they based on?

I thought it would be fun to see who YOU think they look like. So I say, get googling. and posting up some links and add who you think that represent to you. You can add characters from other writers, but do add then who that is and from which story the character comes from. I'll be adding my own on Sunday.

Have fun!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

SIW Chris Whelan Ch 09

Here we are with the full chapter for those preferring to read on the blog, enjoy.

If you think something is missing or not right or I forgot, please do ask and/or tell. I hate leaving holes behind unless intentional.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

SIW

The next chapter is now submitted to Lit, stay tuned for the next 72h wait to read it completely. (though check here, maybe you get it sooner ;-) )