Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I'm a big bore .....

When it comes to blogging, I never know what to blog about and it was my goal to get back into it this year. We are almost into the 4th month of 2012, and I have not stuck to any of my goals that I wanted to start. If anybody has any topics in mind, and it doesn't have to be about writing.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merry Christmas to one and all!

It's been almost two months since I last wrote a blog. So my goal for the year 2012 is to blog more. And starting now I would love to complain about a week from today is Christmas Day. I can't believe the year is almost over, the goals that were made a year ago are now yesterday and the new ones that we make will be the challenge of the new year.
I leave you with this and I promise a whole new blog on January 1, 2012..

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Behind everything.

It's been a while since I wrote anything. So today will be the day to start a whole new chapter in my life. I have this friend who challenged me to shout out to everybody that I'm writing again.
The goal is to tell everybody that I'm writing so I can get people to encourage me and to motivate me to finish what I started, which I have a bad habit of doing.

So starting in like 48 hours I will participating in National November Writers Month in other words Nano. The whole purpose for this is to challenge one self to write 50,000 words or 74 pages in 30 days. Well, I'm not planning on writing 50,000 words in 30 days but to get in the habit of writing everyday and like I said above to finish what I started.

To get started I need to make of list of stuff that needs to get done,
1. I don't outline so thats out, but I still need to do some research.
2. Clean.. I have 48 hours to find a desk that has drawers and not just a table top, which I'm using now with all my stuff all over the place
3. Come up with names for my Main Female Character (which she's not helping)
4. Talk my muse into coming back. And she's not going to like what I'm going to tell her.
5. Visit Bisbee again during the day, using it as a setting at the beginning of the story.
6. Shopping.

I'm not going to stress over this, it's just writing. How hard can it be?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Who do you write like?

I only did one piece, but I heard it also depends on what you what your piece is.

I write like
Stephen King

I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bisbee Arizona: A writer’s retreat and a secret ghost hunt….

When I realized that I wasn’t going to be able to fly to Canada at the end of September, I decided to do something different that I never had the guts to do and that was staying in a hotel by my self. I’m one of those types of people who I guess you can say never does anything by her self. I’m a big believer in safety in numbers. And this weekend I’m breaking all the rules and conquering all my fears.
I’m taking two days out of my week vacation and I’m heading off to a local historical town name Bisbee that is known for its appearance in Syfy Ghost Hunters and also crossing my fingers I can sit my butt to the chair and start rewriting something I wrote five years ago.. Wish me luck!
Bisbee started out as a copper mining town in the late 1880’s through I think the 1980’s. For those who never heard of the place the town is 90 miles southeast of Tucson Arizona and is hidden in the Mule Mountains. The Mule Mountains were named after the mule packs that had to be used to reach Bisbee. The community (which is now what we locals call hippy ville, more about that later) was named after a man named Judge Dewitt Bisbee who was a financial banker for the Copper Queen mine.
Geesh, I’m beginning to feel like I’m writing a report on Bisbee. If it must drudge through this terrible history blog then I must continue on….
Once known as the “the Queen of Copper Camp” Old West mining camp produced three million ounces of gold and more then eight billion tons of copper, also silver and zinc. By the 1900’s, Bisbee was the largest city between St Louis and San Francisco. With the population well over 20,000 in the early 1900’s, becoming a very cultural city in the Southwest. And like all big camps, it had it’s rough edges with saloons and ladies of the night. The Brewery Gulch (more about that later) boasted about 47 saloons and was known as the “liveliest spot between El Paso and San Francisco” (Not my words), Bisbee also offered Arizona’s first community library, an opera house.
Bisbee was a thriving town until the mines became unprofitable in the mid 1970’s, people left and was replaced by the artistic free spirits (hence the hippyville comment earlier). My plan for this journey is to document my little two day event. This is just the beginning and not the end of my many blogs that will come in the next few days, so stay tuned…

Friday, September 9, 2011

A writers getaway and the haunted rooms

On September 29, 2011 will be my very own writer’s retreat and ghost hunt. Well, not really a ghost hunt but more like video taping and using a digital recorder and just letting the machines roll with out me saying anything. That way I don’t have to worry about something following me home and having it unite with the ones I have already (which have been really quite for a while).

Let’s talk about the writer’s retreat first then I’ll get back to the ghost hunt. I’m not really one of those who needs total peace and quite when I write. But there are many and I mean many distractions that is outside my little bubble. I love listening to music that makes me get in the mood and takes me away from the world of reality and there are things that make me realize that I need my own office that is outside the house.

I have been discussing with a friend of mine, a mini vacation that deals with locking yourself in a hotel room for 3 days and just write. Knowing my luck I would be outside the hotel doing sight seeing then writing. This friend of mine was thinking about taking a weekend off and heading to a nice little town in the middle of America where the leaves change and the coolness of the air gives one a feeling that fall is just around the corner. The retreat was a great idea, and she wanted to do it right away, I would love to go at a moment notice. But then I live all the way over here on the western side of the country while she lives in Tornado Ally.
There are two minor details that kind of keep me from jumping on the next plane and heading to middle America is the dreadful thing called a job that requires two months notice and the paper that is considered the most dirtiest thing known to man called money.

Since I don’t have either, the money or the time at the moment, I decided to kill two birds with one stone. There are a few hotels around this area that I never stayed in and I thought I have a whole week of at the end of September, I thought it would be a good way to do a writer’s retreat and also it is a few weeks from Halloween hence the ghost hunt. Well, if you know me, I mean really know me. Then you would know I’m kind of curious about the paranormal and the two hotels are “supposed” to be haunted.

The first one is the Copper Queen hotel in Bisbee Arizona

(for those who watch Ghost Hunters this is the place where Grant had his experience in the Julia’s room) and being the type of person I am I’m staying in the Julia’s room for one night. Crossing my fingers I can get something done while I’m there. I was thinking about doing more then one night here but with the price of $150 a night kind of turned me off, so I chose another place that I was told was haunted by the locals is the Hotel La More/Bisbee Inn:

With $89 dollars a night I can afford two nights. Now I'm sounding something off the Travel Channel..LOL..I will be staying in room 12 which is called the green room which is suppose to be haunted by a ghost named
Abigail, and it is said that if you start smelling lavender then you know she is near.

In a feature blog I will post the history of Bisbee Arizona.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Will start blogging again...

I've been really slacking in the blogging department, and of course fighting google over the password (or trying to remember what the password was) I decided that next week will be the week I start blogging again. I did some major changes to what my WIP will be.. For those who or if any of you who is reading this I'm hoping that I will be able to keep it up since next week school starts and I will only have one child to watch instead of 2..
Untill them Bye..