Pam K! Thank you all for entering and commenting.
I'm sick. I caught a terrible cold/flu. It started Monday and no matter what I did, it still hit. Now, mind you I'm a pretty healthy person. I drink Kale shakes, I eat raw, organic veggies, take vitamins, exercise, drink distilled water, etc... so I always get mad when I get sick!
Anyway I don't have much news. I'm working on The Reckoning, Book 5 in my Pirate series. It's coming along nicely. My hope is to have it done and ready for editing by May, maybe April. Then edited and formatting and up on Amazon by June or July. We shall see. I'm excited about this story, and I hope to have a little teaser for you soon.
On another note, my daughter wrote her first book and just recently published it on Amazon! It's a YA Paranormal Romance directed at teens and young adults. I've read it and loved it. It does contain mild language, but otherwise, there's no sex or violence. Already she has 7 5-star reviews! I'm so proud of her. She's worked really really hard, and done all of this while working full time and caring for a new baby. :-) So, here's a little bit about the book.
Jada Bell’s first day of senior year starts the same as her last three years of high school: uneventful. That is until two mysterious brothers, Nathan and Seth Aron, walk into her history class. Jada is instantly attracted to Nathan and it seems he returns the feeling. But the more time she spends with him, the more she realizes he’s hiding something sinister, and the brothers didn’t transfer to Bishop Union High by chance.
As Jada’s eighteenth birthday approaches, strange things start to happen at home. Objects move on their own and her mom seems to have superhuman strength. Little does she know, all these strange events are linked together, and she and Nathan have a dark connection that has spanned generations.
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What do do when you don't feel like writing and everything you write sounds like crap. WRITE! Don't be fooled by the movies where they show writers in their bathrobes with coffee in hand, sitting at their desk and typing on their computers where the words wax eloquently from their minds through their fingertips and onto the page. NOT. That rarely happens. Most of the time, no matter how hard I try to get in the mood of the scene, no matter what I write, it sounds like Jack and Jill went up the Hill. Most days the words are not flowing at all. So what do you do? Write them anyway. The main thing in the creative process is to get the story out of your mind and onto the page, no matter how clumsy it sounds. That's what editing is for. I would never allow anyone to read my first draft! I'm sure they would wonder how I ever got published! So just write write write... and you may also find that by not worrying so much about the words and structure, you may get some real nuggets of beauty in there, that you never expected!