I’ve read several complaints about 2012 and it’s true it hasn’t been the best year. But New Year’s is about being grateful for where we have been, where we are, and where we are going. So, let’s remember the past, but more importantly, look forward to the future.
I started this blog in February 2012, obviously something for me to be grateful for. I wrote, edited, submitted, and received a rejection on my first novel this year, not many could say that. I also sold my first cover art. I met some amazing friends at GRL and I’m looking forward to attending next year!
I have found several great TV shows and seen epic movies this year. I have also discovered great new authors and their amazing stories. Too bad I don’t have more time to just get lost in those stories *sigh*.
I attended only weddings this year and no funerals so I consider myself very lucky for that. I’m grateful I made it through the year without too many hiccups and how much I have grown. I have my beautiful husband and my cute-as-a-button cat. I also got my Master’s degree this year and my husband got his bachelors! I’m an absolute believer in being a life-long learner!
I got to see my sister and brother this year for the holidays and they both live out of state. My brother also got engaged! I had Christmas at my house with my parents and got to see my in-laws. So the holidays were very good but went much too fast.
I also have mixed feelings about the apocalypse not happening. Mostly I wanted to see if I could survive the zombie’s rising or an alien invasion or maybe a new reign of Furbys over mankind. Although, the moon exploding or a comet strike may have been pretty and devastating all at the same time, it still would have been a pretty awesome apocalypse. Therefore, I’m kind of disappointed in the Mayan calendar for that.
Although I had a great 2012 I’m looking forward to 2013. Also grateful that we made it to 2013. I hope that this will be filled with even more weddings and amazing stories of greatness. So goodbye 2012 and hello 2013! This year will be a good one. So celebrate safely and keep writing!
Happy Photo Friday! Happy Winter Solstice! Happy end of the world!
Week 25: THE NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP
There are the books everyone has heard about: Twilight, Hunger Games, Fifty Shades of Gray. But what about all those books written by people you’ve never heard of? Some of them are treasures, just waitingto be found, and that’s what this blog hop is all about: the books you might not have heard about, but that you might end up loving.This blog hop is like a game of tag. One author posts and tags five other authors who link back to their website the next week and tag five new authors. If you follow the blog hop long enough, you’re bound to find some books you’ll love! Maybe you’ll even discover a book that ends up being the next big thing.
I was tagged by Caitlin Ricci. You can learn more about her book, The Little Crow, on her website authorcaitlinricci.blogspot.com.
I’m a terrible blogger and forgot to post this on 12/12/12!
This blog hop includes ten questions to help you learn more about an author’s current work in progress, so here’s a little info about my current project:1: What is the working title of your book?
Visions in Stone
2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
It started out as a fantasy story but the creatures were too dark. I wanted a creature that was not used very often and gargoyles came to mind. I like working with creatures that don’t have a lot of mythology but the world has become quite difficult to create.
3: What genre does your book fall under?
Gay paranormal romance, leans on the dark side 🙂
4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I’m terrible at this! I don’t watch enough TV and movies. Most of my shows consist of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vampire Diaries, True Blood, and Supernatural. My movies are always terrible B-movie horror films. So if I have to guess: Jackson Rathbone (Twilight) would play Salvitore, my tortured psychic gargoyle, and Chris Hemsworth (Thor) would play Mortis, my warrior’s brooding second in command.
5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A broken psychic gargoyle is looking for peace from the worst memories when he finally meets Mortis who could be his salvation.
6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I’m hoping it will be published through an agency.
7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
About 2 months.
8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward, The Drone Vampire series by Stephani Hecht, and Midnight Breed by Lara Adrian would probably be the closest.
9: Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I write most of my stories out of the strange fantasy’s out of my head. They are stories and worlds I create to get away from my boring job. Most of my characters and relationships are inspired by my husband and my love for him.
10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
I haven’t read too many stories on gargoyles and I love to hear more about their myths. I have created a magical world where gargoyles live among us protecting their dying kind from the vicious strigoii.
Here is a list of authors who will be joining the hop for week 26 on December 19th. I hope you’ll visit their blogs next week and learn more about their books. Maybe one of them will become your new favorite author!
1 Wt Prater jwasg.blogspot.com
2 Jennifer Trela alittlemorejuju.blogspot.com