Friday, January 25, 2013

The Joys of Being A Writer...

I am a writer first and foremost, so I guess it should not be surprising that off and on I have had issues with Carpo Tunnel, but after the pain became so bad I could not tolerate it, I decided it was time to take a more proactive role in dealing with it.  I can't exactly just forget about it...I mean the pain is very real, and it affects the function of my dominant hand...Still I would not change what I do for anything.  I am a writer, and the pain in my wrist, literally is not going to change that...

I love what I do and despite the pain I am still writing though not as much as I would like I just can't stay at the computer as long as I would like, but I am going to work on Finding Star in the next few weeks, final edits, and I am going to do my best.

I can say one thing I must admit I would like to spend more time boosting sales on my print books and my Kindle books though truth be told my Kindle books seem to be selling better than my print books, but I am going to do my best to keep the sales going on both...

I have discovered too that the Baxters story, will not be done with Finding Star, it seems Hope has her own story to tell and in the next few weeks I will start working on her story as well...

To Be Continued....

Monday, January 14, 2013

A Day of Sorrow

My heart breaks today, it is hard to put words into the tragedy that is today.  So many are asking why God wasn't there, but I believe he was, and he is hearing us, it is just a tragedy we can't figure out.

Twenty innocent children dead, several teachers, the shooters own Mother, and the principal of the school.

This is supposed to be America, Kindergarten classrooms are supposed to be safe, but not today, and it has us all wondering, and praying.

My hear and prayers go out today, for all the innocent lives taken today, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton Connecticut, and for the lives taken by those affected by the school stabbing in China.

What is this world coming to?

Lord we need you now more than ever...

The Start of Something Big?...I.E Finding Star

Well I am finally back online after my other computer started eating files, and acting insane.  I took it in, and got a better replacement.  You've got to love warranties right? 

Unfortunately Finding Star was partially eaten as well, but because I had the insight to send a copy to myself via email I should be okay.

I started out the New Year by Spraining my ankle due to a ditch my landlady decided to dig, and not cover after doing whatever it is she was doing.  Still haven't figured out what that ditch was for, but spans the majority of my yard, so it's not easy to just step over.  I tried that, ended up stepping in and spraining my ankle, so I have been laid up for a bit now, it's slowly mending, but I have to move with extreme caution and it is tender.

I am discovering things about Star I never knew, as I continue to work on the final edits of Finding Star.  I have been spending a lot of time on this project, because though it is not a long piece of work, it is in fact full of subject matters that are hard to tackle.  Child marriages, Incest, and others amongst them.  This is a work of Christian Fiction, but it deals with some pretty tough realities, but when it comes down to it, I think it also speaks of God's grace.

I have other projects I plan on focusing on in 2013, but right now this is the one that is most on my heart.  The one that I feel needs to be told.  Star has something to say, and I believe that in this story, that is exactly what she does, she tells her story.  As well as her sister Hope!!!

Until next time, I wish you all happy writing, and Happy Reading

May God Bless you...

Love Michelle~