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Don’t know what to do, more-less I have stayed off my phone except playing Scrabble here and there and the pain, stiffness, inflammation and numbness is not any better than what it was, really frustrated and upset, obviously the typing on my phone is not making it worse…so unsure what to do…


Project “Voices”

I have been working on several writings over the last six months. The problem I have wwhenever I write short stories or other writings I get bored easly. But this project I am working on came to me one morning while listening to music and writing. To take you to the spot where this all started, I was listening to some good classic rock and one of the best ballads came on by Def Leppard, and I stop what I was doing and just really sat there and listened to Joe Elliot’s voice and how his voice sung the lyrics that took me back to my high school years. This made me start thinking about all the voices I have heard over the years in music and outside of music within the normal realm. I decided right then that I was going to start a project about the voices that helped shape me into the person I have became.

So the layout of this book project starts of as myself being an infant to adulthood. As I write each day, I start with a list of voices that help build me from on stage to the next. Such as an infant to toddler to a young kid to middle school to high school to etc. And. I give credit to the people who’s voice has stuck with me and the wisdom, advice or lesson they taught me. Some of these voices are my parents, siblings, teachers, friends, close family members and friends of the family and especially the lyrics of songs and who sung them that help pull me through the harder times in life.

Word choice has been difficult to work with and I have had to seek new descriptive ways to describe their voices so the reader will understand what I am trying to say and portray . Also word choice has been difficult in deciding what words could capture the attention of the audience I am working at. Such as, this book could be read by anyone at any age, so I have to keep my audience in front of me with every word I write.

The release date is quite a ways away, but I will be blogging about my struggles and accomplishments throughout the writing.

Stay tuned!!!

Most Inspiring Author

Everyone has their own opinion on which authors has inspired them the most, even if they are not writers. I know before I actually started to collect and write my own mmaterial I had read some authors words that just either blew my mind and left me at awe or angered me so much that I wanted to speak about the words and I share them with others because they had touched my life in some way or another.

Here is one author that has touched my heart or inspired me in some way or another:

The first author I can truly say that really reached me was S.E.Hinton. I actually saw the movie before I read the book, “The Outsiders.”
I went to my local showhouse with my cousin and saw the movie when I was 11 and of course I fell in love with Patrick Swayze too. After viewing the movie, I checked with my town library and found the book, Yay!!

As I read Hinton’s words I found myself so captured into her storyline and the way she wrote her characters, Sodapop, Ponyboy, Dallas, Johnny, Two-bit, Steve, and Darrel made them feel to me as if they were real people I knew.

Hinton drew her audience in by building such a simple but strong plot about the troubled life of young kids growing up on the wrong side of the track and how the  family problems they faced such as abuse, death, alcohol and drug problem brought them closer in the end.

One inspiring note from reading Hinton’s books:
She made me want to write like her, but for one I write mainly poetry and she also opened that door of poetry by including poetry into her work. Two, her magic is her own that is what makes her such an inspiration and great author.

Favorite part of the book:
Ponyboy and Johnny are hiding out in the old abadoned church; after Johnny kills the Socs, Bob in the park. Ponyboy wakes up early one morning, while he is standing at the fence line Johnny walks up and Ponyboy starts to recite a poem by Robert Frost

Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaft’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then left subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

Stay tuned for next week’s author!!!

Book Teasers

The Jack Mountain Series: Let it Begin РAs I sit here writing this story, looking back onto my past life and how things turned from good-to-bad-to-good again makes me wonder what life is truly about and if I had not fought so hard if I would still be me. Here I am in my middle forty’s, single, raised three of the four children I do have and life is just getting started. So here it is, the way I recall things from my past and how it changed me as a person and made sense as life went on before my eyes. I was born into a large family that was filled with lots of love and laughter. My childhood was spent living on Jack Mountain in Lincoln City, as I grew older I would learn the struggles of life, but would these struggles tear my family apart?

Tell me your thoughts? Hope to hear from you soon

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