Been busy working on a number of things. Not as much writing as I wished though. We have had a week of extreme temps that have made me just lie around reading books in my basement.
While I have been relaxing I have been plotting out in my mind other things I plan on writing. While it cooled off enough today to think about working I decided to open up the file of the newest tale I started. Only one itty bitty problem. The file on my HP refused to open. Yup this still happens folks. Luckily for me I had saved the story onto an old school memory card. One of the extras I had for my camera. The file and one other that I had started were safely on the card and opened up not a problem.
So folks remember this always, always, always save in more than one place! I am of course very glad I did in fact remember this.
Of course one of the issues with saving in multiple places is that you do’t always remember where. I have an illustrated tale of a fox that I can’t seem to find the working images. The problems with illustrated tales is that I do the artwork myself. I have found I like doing them and while I am not sure just how to categorize my illustrated tales I will keep doing them.
In fact once I dig out “If I could Fly” I plan on posting it up via D2D so that other places other than Amazon will have it. So if you are interested in a childrens book you could go over and take a look. It is a sweet tale, imo, abut an old dog whose only dream is to fly.
I have only seen a few sales so far of this particular title. Maybe because I didn’t really do the marketing part, maybe because it is a children’t book or just maybe because Amazon isn’t having any sales for me in the past year.
Oddly enough I have been having a few sales every month from my D2D account. Those of you who had been good enough to buy my work thank you!
Been a while since I blogged I know. I have been hopping between a tablet that likes to change what I type, a now dead netbook and a desktop that has also died. Thankfully I have a hubby who can bring machines back to life.
I am typing on my original netbook. This machine had been down for the last six years due to a problem with the power cord. Now I just need to get the word program working again so I can start writing again! I so miss doing that.
Now I plan a bit of a change up on this blog. If you see Rant, well it will be a rant about things on the web. If you see Essay it will be a more thoughtful commentary on writing or other interesting things. Blurb, obviously a blurb for a book, Chapter will be the first chapter of a book, Page, a page of a short. The flash fictions will have their own tags as will poems.
I want to organize my work better obviously. So here we go. Be patient my gentle readers.
As a long time reader I have enjoyed so many books, comics, manga, graphic novels, series and more. Today there are thousands of titles in many formats for the voracious reader to enjoy.
Well on 2/28/18 my all time favorite comic series came to an end. Elfquest began its run back in 1978 but I didn’t find it till 1982. Lucky for me at the time they were putting out only two to three issues a year so I was not too far behind.
The series took the readers through a lot of ups and down of the characters. We readers came to have our favorites and in the Final Quest many of the stories were brought to a conclusion. In the last few issues characters that had been there from the very start were no longer there.
I found myself laughing, sighing, gasping and crying. The story was so rich and the ending of some of my all time favorite characters were so touching that it was so worth following it.
There are of course some little threads that have not been tied up but most of the story lines are fully realized by the very last page. There hasnt been a definite ending to tales set in the world of Two Moons but like all long time fans I hope there will be more.
Now the reason I went on about this as a long time reader this series helped to form me as a writer. I have, as those of you who have read my work, written many stories with elves in them. I love adding mystical and magical elements to my work and I continue to hope that I will find an audience outside of the few friends I have made over the years.
If you haven’t heard of Elfquest before but you love either my tales or stories of fantasy and magic, then pick up the series. They have collected issues together so you can pick up five at at time. With forty years of stories you have a lot to read.
Gravity is not your friend. No matter how fit you are, how much expensive stuff you use, you will sag and lines will appear. So enjoy being you and moisturize. Not to stop lines but to keep your skin soft. Someday your grandkids will tell you that your skin is the softest thing and they love it.
Yup I have been a lousy blogger lately. Been playing games, watching tv and movie and reading lots of books and comics instead of writing and blogging. So as an apology how about I post up free reads of my holiday stories? Yup these are up on my amazon page for sale but you very few lucky readers of my blog can read them here. How about we start with my Halloween Space Station tale?
In Space no one can hear you scream
By Lisa Williamson
They tell you in space they can’t hear you scream. Yeah right. Tell that to Joe. Poor guy didn’t pay attention to the rulebook. Everybody knows you don’t bring alien vegetation onto a space station but well, he did. He bought some seeds and slipped them into the hydroponics tanks. Now that might have been harmless if the seeds were what he thought they were but, well, he got rooked.
See, he thought he was getting pumpkins. Yeah, those big orange gourds that taste good when cooked. He had a hankering for a pie and nothing from the synthesizers tasted right to him. So he traded some useless chips when he went down world and snuck into where the plants were growing. He hid his precious seeds in the back where they wouldn’t be seen. Little did he know that Earthly soil and water was like insta-grow to his seeds.
They grew almost over night into these big orange pumpkins. Now if they had just been pumpkins it would have been a fine and tasty treat but when he went to check on them he got the surprise of his short life. There, eating its way through the other plants, was his pumpkin. Oh it was at first a lovely sight, big and round and firm but when he reached out to pat it the thing spun about, growled and snapped at him.
Oh my, did he let out a screech. Really, a big man like that screaming like a little girl. I still laugh as I think about it. He fell on his big…oh right kids. Well lets say it was a good thing that ‘pumpkin’ was rooted. I obviously had to go to his rescue.
When he got it through his head that it couldn’t chase him he started babbling. Telling me all about where he got the seeds and begging me not to tell the Captain. Now why would I do that? After all it is just a piece of hungry vegetation.
Once I got him calmed down and out of my hydroponics lab, I turned my attention to the noisy foliage. It was still thrashing and gnashing its teeth and waving its leaves about. I am not the type to be afraid of a plant, so it just made me laugh. I mean really? A plant is a plant, no matter if it has teeth or not. I stood back and looked it over, big, round, firm and fleshy. Other than those teeth it was the perfect plant.
Well now out here in space we don’t have the normal calendar like the planet bounds do, but I knew it was near that holiday where things were supposed to get all spooky and scary. I had a thought that made me grin and waved to the plant before putting my plan into action.
What plan you ask? Well I set up a party of course! After all I might be the guy in charge of all those plants but I had another job, Morale officer. Got things together and sent out the call to my buddies to come down to hydroponics that night. The party was great and the look on Joe’s face when he saw his prize pumpkin was hysterical.
Yeah it was still there, a bit different but then setting out those big pies in front of what remained of the thing was perfect. After all if you are gonna have a Halloween party you need a jack-o-lantern right?
Yup been out for a while havent I? Well I will admit I have been playing android games for the past few weeks. Just having a relaxing time while I can. Yes I have been working on stories but well we all need time off right?
Now the reason for today’s post is to remind you all that I have a number of books that are great reads for Halloween. They are now in both paperback and ebook format and can be found all over the e-retailers. The easiest is of course the Amazon links, so if you are interested here they are:
For those of you who have been wondering where I went over the past few weeks well I have been working on turning my novels, collections and illustrated stories into sellable books. I have turned a lot of my work into paperbacks hoping that I will get some more attention.
If you are interested you can find my paperbacks of the following books on Amazon.
As Lisa Williamson
Fall Into Nightmares
Death Walks Through
Distance Means Little to Love
Echoes of Elder Times
Where Angels No Longer Tread
Generations of Love
Guardians of the Gate City
Love Loss and Lonelines
Magic and Nightmares
Mythos of Love
Quick Flashes of Fiction
Reflections in Drabble
To Save Face or Family
As LA Mason
If I could Fly
Yes I have others I haven’t yet turned into paperbacks but I am taking a break because it can be very frustrating to do this. I am still working on the various illustrated stories I have been posting. I need to remove my handwritten words and type them in to be easier to read. I have also discovered that the multiple tales I have need more work to be considered finished. Hopefully the children’s and young adult stories will catch an audience.
For those of you who have read my work, I do thank you. While very few of you have gone on to review them at least a handful of you have tried out my various stories.
I will get back to publishing on my various blogs the items that they are for. Expect new tales, new reviews, new photos, new recipes and so much more when possible.