Archive for March, 2010

Next Newsletter

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

It’s been half a year or so since I sent out my last newsletter. Since I”m currently in the process of doing some reediting on The Snowtear Wars, I have to put them on hold. However, once I’m done with Ice Shadows (the one I’m currently working on), I will take a break from editing and get the next out. Hopefully this will be no later than the end of May. I miss writing the newsletters, so don’t feel left out.

Own Your Moment

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

I was watching American Idol last night, no shocker there, and saw R&B singer Usher helping out the contestants with their upcoming performances. I didn’t know much about Usher, to be honest, but after last night, I have a great deal of respect for him. Out of all the established singers they’ve ever had on the show, he was the best. He gave the most helpful critiques, and truly pulled a couple of the contestants out of their shells, and, boy, did they perform a lot better because of it.

The one thing that really caught my attention, though, was when Usher said to a contestant, “Own your moment.” That hit me like a ton of bricks. It’s simple, but straight to the point. But it doesn’t have to refer to just one type of moment. It can be applied to anything, on any day, and on random things we really don’t give much thought to. The more we “practice” owning the moment, the more successful I feel anyone can be.

The Most Overused Word on TV

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

What is it? When a person is referring to another, or trying to describe how great an experience they had was, they, more than not, will fall back on this answer: amazing.  Reality shows are the worst offenders, using the word at least half a dozen times in every episode. It’s like people have run out of ideas on how to describe things, or have just altogether lost their creativity. Maybe it’s a crutch when they’re put on the spot, or they use it when they can’t think of anything else to say in that particular moment, so they need to say something. Well, the word is overused, and people need to start coming up with alternatives. Be prepared, people. My ears are bleeding!

Now for Our Game of What is that?

Monday, March 29th, 2010
What is it? An Alien? Not quite...
What is it? An Alien? Not quite…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At first glance, this creature may seem extraterrestrial or even magical. Four teenagers in Panama claimed to have killed it when it came toward them out of a cave from behind a waterfall. Upon further review by the scientific community, it is actually a dead, bloating and hairless sloth. Most likely, the teens found it, snapped a picture and concocted their story.

The media, of course, ate this up and put it out there. It made me wonder, what is it about humans that make us want to jump to these wild conclusions first, instead of trying to consider all the scientific, more logical explanations first? Is it just the fear of the unknown, or that we want to know there’s more out there than we could ever dream of? Either way, the article is interesting and the photo draws you in. It’s like going to the circus and seeing something out of the ordinary that will amaze you. And don’t we all just want to be jolted out of our boring daily routines from time to time?

Questions about The Snowtear Wars?

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

I’ve been away for some time, and I know many you have questions pertaining to either my writing or upcoming novels. Ask away!

Back in the Saddle!

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Hello, everyone. I am so happy to be back online and have my new blog up!  My old blog was done away with, not by me. My move to Vermont also put me back a couple of years, which hasn’t been easy. But, now I hope I will be active for quite some time to keep you all updated as to what has been going. I have finally gone through my whole website and cleaned it up, and changed some things around. Hopefully, I will be adding more to it soon. Most importantly, all my files on the site are now backed up.