Friday, July 22, 2011

More of my randomness

So I'm here to post another blog post that probably no one will ever read or comment on. As you can see, I'm feeling sorry for myself. I know. PATHETIC! Oh well.....

I'm probably the most scatter-brained writer on the planet. One day I'll be writing erotica, then the next day, I'll be writing romance, then young adult action or something. Now I'm writing a scifi novel. My mom likes it so far. SMH Anyway.....
I won't say anything more about it until I have more of an outline or something done.

In other news: I've started reading my three year old Ray Bradbury stories. Tonight, we finished The Veldt. He enjoyed "the lion book".  Tomorrow night we'll be reading The Illustrated Man. I've had mixed reviews about whether or not this is appropriate reading for his age group. I think it's okay. One of my Twitter followers is really excited that I'm reading that to him. I don't think it can really hurt him. She actually recommended that I read The Halloween Tree during the Fall. Amazon has it for a good price right now so I might go ahead and order it. They also have the movie for around forty bucks. He may like that as well.
I'm done............
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Last nights little venture into writing with pen and paper was unsuccessful. My mind was completely blank! I'm planning to continue tonight, though. I've realized that my strengths lie in character building. That will be the goal tonight. Maybe that is where my stories will begin. With a really well thought out character.

Right now, I'm flipping through the Norton Anthology of Poetry. Maybe I'll find a little inspiration within the pages..... Having found nothing useful at this time in the Norton Anthology, I have moved on to a book titled Beginning with Poems......and NOTHING! Ugh. I'm beginning to get discouraged. Maybe I'm trying too hard. Maybe I should try reading something different. For the past few months, I've read nothing but Twilight and EJD (Eric Jerome Dickey) books. Maybe that's where my problem lies. There isn't any variety in my reading as of late. I've been considering reading Prim and Improper by Liz Ireland again. Maybe I'll do that tonight.

In other news:
Last night I watched Magic Beyond Words: A J.K Rowling documentary. It was okay and I enjoyed it. It was very inspiring. I just read a review of it on a website that mentioned that she didn't sign off on it so some of the stuff may not have been accurate. That's kind of a letdown but they did mention some things that we already knew about her. For example: She was a welfare mom, and she wrote histories and stories about the characters and Hogwarts before she had finished the book. That's a great idea! (At least I think so). I also find it fascinating that she wrote the last chapter of the last book before finishing the first book.
Random: It amazes me how making chicken nuggets for my son can inspire new ideas...
Anyway, I'm going to write. Laters

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pen and paper-Getting back to my more creative self.

So I think I've figured out what I was doing differently back then in regards to some earlier pieces that were much better than what I'm doing now. I was writing with pen and paper. So simple but apparently it was working. (I think). That's what I'm doing tonight. I'm getting an old composition book, and a pen and I'm going to try and get back to my more creative self. Hopefully by the end of the night, this will pay off and I'll have some decent somethings to show for my effort. Wish me luck......

Sunday, July 17, 2011

3rd Party Cookies, and the Loss of my Poetic skills.......

So I recently discovered that I can't make comments on blogs unless I unblock cookies on my computer. I'm afraid of getting a virus so that isn't going to happen. Please don't take it personally.

In other news: Yesterday I got an unexpected email. It was a notification from Myspace telling me that someone had sent me a friend request. I haven't been on in ages! After retrieving my password, I logged in and looked around. My how things have changed!
Yesterday I posted a piece on here that I copied and pasted from Myspace. I wrote it four years ago. I wrote about how I couldn't believe that I had written it. It was pretty good! (in my opinion).  I'm still a bit upset that I haven't written anything to compare to it in four years! I haven't been able to stop thinking about it.I can't for the life of me figure out what I was doing differently back then. It's been driving me crazy!
My goal today (besides working on my resume) is trying to get back to where I was four years ago.
Wish me luck!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Myspace work. WOW!!

So I just got an email notification that someone friended me on Myspace. I haven't been on there in forever. I had to reset my password just to log on. Once I did though, I realized that things had really changed! WOW! It looks like a completely different site now.
I had forgotten that I had written a couple of blog pieces on there way back in the day. Like three or four years ago. There was one that simmply blew me away. I was so much more poetic back then. I'm posting here now:

I'm in the process of writing a romance novel and the passage below is so far my favorite part of the book. I've never written a romance novel before so maybe you could read it, comment, and tell me what you think. Thanks!!

........Charles listened attentively to everything the beautiful young woman sitting across from him was saying. Her voice was like a cool breeze on a summer day. He tried not to get too distracted by the way her full lips moved seductively over her perfect white teeth as she spoke. When he first saw her standing at the counter ordering her drink, her shoulder length, ebony hair swaying poetically with her every move, he knew that he had to meet her. When she turned around to look for a seat and he got his first glimpse of her beautiful brown eyes and heart shaped, honey-colored face, he knew that he was a goner. She slowly began to make her way around the room in search of a place to sit. Her small toned body moved in a legato rhythm that his body had an immediate response to. Then, she was standing right next to him and he got a whiff of something heady and exotic. "You can sit here", he had said. When she sat, he got another whiff of that seductive scent she was wearing. As Charles sat listening to her words creating a verbal melody in his mind, he knew that some how he had to get to know her on an emotional level........

All I can say is WOOOOOW!!! I really need to get back to that point!

On The Hunt.....

So I'm looking for a new job. Well, not new as in "I'm quitting my current job". I mean new as in "job period".  I'm looking for something that I can do from home. At his age, there are no schools that I'm comfortable with putting my son in right now.  I'll need to stay home with him. 
Finding a legitimate work from home job is no easy feat! You have to wade through the skads of people trying to steal your money or identtiy. It's a nightmare!  I've been combing through sites all day, as well as building my resume; something I've never actually done. I simply wrote my job history down on a piece of paper that I keep handy in my wallet when I'm filling out job applications.
I've actually found a couple of good prospects. The usual medical transcriptionists jobs are available, as well as some writing jobs that look okay. : ) There are even some call center jobs that have home based oppurtunites.

In 2011 you would think that there would be more work from home options. So many people are always complaining about gas and commute times, and having to report to a boss. Almost everyone has at least a desktop computer available, and Internet access and there are wireless options available in loads of places. I just feel like there should be more options available. I could have done my last job from home. I wonder if they have any work from home jobs available.....

Anyway about writing:
I'm working on a new piece. It was inspired by the 4th of July holiday. It's actually coming along well. I'm still working on the various other pieces that I've mentioned in previous posts. As you can see, I have a lot on my plate.