All three and a busy day


If you have been keeping track of my other blog pages you know I have been putting up excerpts and photos.  Usually I try to do one of the three pages a day (okay I said TRY) but today I actually am doing all three!

The anthology group…Authors Choice asked me to help put together a website for our books.  The first one, Reflections of the End, will be out very soon now and I have started up a simple page.  Not sure how well it will turn out but it will give you readers a place to read about the books, the authors and where you can buy said anthology.  This group should be around for a while and we are all ready working on a second collection.  The first is about the end of the world…a very popular subject right now.  The second one will be about secrets.  I’m having a bit of trouble getting the second story to flow but I will get it done.

Now the work on the new website has reminded me that I have not updated my own website in a bit.  So later I will try to go in and add in the new reviews I have.  Two that are not up on the site yet along with the titles of the newer releases.  I have been busier than I thought when I look back at it.

I have one more erotic (okay I admit this one is almost pure porn) story to put up.  I need to change the title because the working title would not attract a reader at all.  Once I figure out a title I can whip together a cover and post it up.  I have been using draft2digital and it is a lot easier for sure.  They give you templets for things like dedication page and also written along with the copyright page.  Nice handy things they you don’t have to change for each publisher.  So that will be nice.

This month I still have the brown bar of shame on amazon but have actually sold two shorts through D2D.  One went on B&N and the other on amazon.  So they don’t show on the amazon site as a sale but I have sales and that makes me happy.  Okay so it is only 2 short stories but it is a start for the month right?

I have been working out how I will be doing the next poetry book in my head.  I will of course be using images again and I think if I can pull it off i will put the text on the image.  The problem there is having it in a color that can be read right?  With the spring images I have gathered filled with green and other colors this will be fun.  I need to be a bit more relaxed when I start to photo manipulate.  Thank goodness my hubby gave me photoshop!

I have got to start taking photos of the baking i am doing.  While my muffins dont come out the jumbo things that all other cookbooks show i think they look as good as they taste.  They are more in line with the size we should be eating.  The ones you see at the bakeries out there are all either two to four servings IN JUST ONE MUFFIN!  That is crazy and unhealthy.  If you are making stuff from scratch and don’t mind the smaller size then my muffins will be perfect for you.  So I will take those photos and use them in my at the moment imaginary cook book.  I will do one but when is the question.  So many ideas and so little time.

I have started working on Moments of Love, another ghost story.  Listening to music during my walks is making so many ideas fill my head.  This one came from Make a Memory by Bon Jovi.  In the video of the song he is a ghost and well you can see where that is going right?  So between that for the Death Walks through series and Down the Rabbit Hole for the Worlds Apart I am hitting my series with new tales.

and I am babbling today aren’t I?  Could be I don’t want to move on to something else or just that I want to babble.  Either way I need to get some work done on my writing!

 

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Maybe I should…


Okay I know  I am a fiction writer.  Fantasy in all its twists and turns is my wheelhouse but damn there are days I really seriously think about putting out a cook book.  Now why would I want to do that you say?  Well see I have been doing a lot of experimentation since my mother in law passed.    She wasn’t a big fan of anything out of the basic food category and really really really didn’t like anything orange…unless it was peach that is.

So i have been digging out recipes and changing them.  Playing with the spices in them or some of the basic ingredients.  Coming up with things for my honey and little girl to eat and enjoy.  Must are good, occasionally I need to toss something before anyone other than me is subjected to it.  (That would be the hazelnut brownies…bad bad bad) But today  I decided since my hubby loves peach flavors I would try to make him some muffins.  And I can say this…OMG they were sooo good.

I always try to eat at least one to make sure that my cooking isn’t yucky but damn if I didn’t end up eating four of them hot from the oven slathered in butter…they were sooo good.

So Now I have to think, should I really try to put one together.  I know my brownies are popular with hubby’s coworkers and the doughnut bits I have been playing with the kids in the neighborhood (and more coworkers) love.  The batter for making deep friend chicken/turkey strips needs just a hint of salt to be fab.  So who knows, maybe I should put together the 18 or so recipes I have been playing with.

My fiction is moving, if slowly.  A few people are telling me to put out my erotica, my poem videos are getting some notice and I could probably do a poetry book and then there is my photography.  I think I have so much to publish that I could put out things every week and still not clean out all the completed or to be completed files.

I just don’t know.  I like this world of digital publishing but can I make a living at all this?  We need me to help with money.  I just don’t know.

Cooking instead of writing


Well still don’t have my writing computer.  Having an issue with windows so I have been reading and trying to catch up on reviews.  And cooking.  Now I love to cook, hate to clean but I have gotten pretty good at home cooking. Yesterday it was golden cupcakes with homemade vanilla creme that I put into the center.  Way too addicting.  Today it is lemon muffins with a touch of powdered almond. Since I have had time to cook I have been making a lot of stuff from scratch.  I have to say that it can be fun to have the time to do the old fashioned stuff, baking, crocheting, embroidering, all kinds of odd stuff.  Yeah  I should try to type up my notes on this net book but just typing on this netbook is a trial.  Never have a computer give me so much trouble.