This is the year I finally make my dream of becoming a published author a reality, and as such I want to give back! I began the story, The Secrets of Seashells, last November as part of NaNoWriMo. It has since then gotten a bit of a following on Tablo, and is also up to be published (if it gets enough votes) at Something Or Other Publishing.
And none of it could have happened without the inspiration, encouragement, and creative genius that comes from NaNoWriMo. Please help me to support the organization that helped me make my dream a reality.
I am fundraising on behalf of National Novel Writing Month, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes all stories matter. Continue reading Help me Pay It Forward.
It has occurred to me that 2014 has been a very tumultuous year for me and some of the other people in my inner circle. I’ve been through a couple of really difficult relationships, and been on a number of first dates. I’ve nearly quit my job. Twice. I’ve spent a goodly amount of time in the hospital or at the doctor’s office. I’ve moved out of my apartment… not entirely by choice. I’ve had more than my fair share of car trouble (the check engine light is on as I type this). The list could probably go on for quite a bit if I really went digging into my memory banks, but I want to focus on the future and how I plan to change this negative pattern.
I have to admit, there’s a large part of me that wants to subscribe to my father’s superstitious nature and just believe that it’s a numerology thing. My dad has this theory about years that have 5’s or 7’s: 7’s are bad years, while 5’s are somehow amazing. He says it’s a Gemini thing. It’s the only astrological/numerological thing he believes in… at least as far as I know. By Dad’s logic, 2014 is a 7 year (2+0+1+4=7), so it was destined to be a bad year. And he happens to be right.
It gets a little tricky from time to time. For instance, my parents married in 1975, which has both a 5 and a 7 in it, so it was equally great and horrible… From what I know of their marriage, it seems pretty accurate: When things are good with my folks, they’re really good, but when things are bad, they’re truly awful! Continue reading Next steps.