Showing posts from April, 2013

Quote of the Day

“The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.” 
― Marilyn Monroe

Total Randomness #1: Baking

Now that warmer weather is approaching, I'm starting to get that itch to be outside more. My husband and I have been in the process of starting a garden--more on that later--and I think because of this it's put me in a mood to start making more "home-made" items. I will be the first to admit that I am not a patient person, so store bought items are my go-to for everything. But there's something satisfying about making your own stuff and this post is dedicated to my latest obsession: baking.

Let me start off my saying that I do not consider my self a great chef or baker. It's a hobby and it's fun (when everything comes out the way it's supposed to--ha ha). I've attempted to make things from scratch in the past and they just never, ever turn out the way they are supposed to. My impatience and lack of proper ingredients is most likely the cause for that. That is also why I have never attempted to make bread--even though I LOVE bread. Too much resting…

Tour Stop! "Drama Jerk" by Lulubelle Love

Good morning, everyone! Today I am happy to host author Lulubelle Love on her tour for "Drama Jerk". Welcome Lulubelle!

Can Anyone Write a Book? A Guest Post by Lulubelle Love I think the answer is yes. If you really want to write don’t let anything stop you. The world of books is changing, and it’s now possible for anyone to publish their book. In fact I wish more people wrote more often and just let go of their fear. About 80% of people say they have a book in them and in the world we live in it’s possible for all 80% of those people to make their dreams come true.
Some self-published authors don’t let anything get in their way and keep publishing their books one after the other. Because of Amazon and Kindle they are making over six figures a year- no joke. The authors who publish more than one title a year and do this year after year, are finding real success in writing books, but don’t get me wrong it has to be quality. So anyone out there who wants to write get your pen out…

Tour Stop! "The Devil's Elbow" by Ed Londergan

Today I am hosting Ed Londergan on his virtual book tour for "The Devil's Elbow". Ed is joining us today with a guest post about how to avoid those rejection blues. 
Welcome Ed!
How to Avoid the Rejection Blues Let us start with a basic fact - no one ever said this was going to be easy. Writing and being published is not for the faint of heart. It takes determination, perseverance, and hope. If you give up easily, stop writing now.  There are a couple of ways to make sure you do not get too down on yourself. The first is to realize that it will happen. Your writing career will be filled with ups and downs so get used to it. There will be times when you are thrilled because an agent or publisher is handling your book. At other times, you will be discouraged because sales are low or nonexistent. That does not mean you are not a good writer or that people don’t love you. It means you or your publisher have to do more marketing. Writing a book is only a third of the battle; fi…

Tour Stop! Karen R. Hardin's Virtual Book Tour

Today I have the pleasure of hosting author Karen R. Hardin during her virtual book tour! Karen is joining us today for an interview and a guest post. Welcome Karen!

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am Karen R. Hardin and the R stands for Renee. I grew up in Raleigh North Carolina. I enjoy writing, but I absolutely love to dance. I’m an introspective person and observant. I see things somewhat differently than others, yet I see the fluid way that life unfolds. I absolutely adore the nephews and nieces of my life and look forward to the type of love that can make it feel like a joy to become a mother myself. I love the beauty that shows up in life either looking at the sky or scenery or in the eyes of someone full of hope. I’m an author and a screenwriter and I enjoy both a great deal. I can be defiant in a playful way. I still watch Young & The Restless after growing up listening to the women in my family be so into what the characters were doing each day. I learned th…