Posts Tagged ‘activities’

I’m Back….

October 6, 2015

Hi everyone,

It’s me, Michelle again, and I’m back.  I have been working on Sword of Earth, and I have a couple of poems that will go up soon. I am thrilled that I am back in the loop, so to speak, and it’s good to be blogging again, even if it is only a few sentences.

What has been going on?  Well, for the past few months, I have been going to school.  Not school in the traditional sense, but Youtube School.  I have been taking some art courses through channels like Art A La Carte, and How2Draw, and they have helped me to broaden my art.  If you are on Facebook, you will see what I mean.  I have my drawings on Heart’s Alive! News and Art Gallery.

I have also been getting involved in some local groups.  One is a writing , and the other is an art group.  They are just “sit in” groups where we just write or “doodle”, and I have enjoyed them a lot.

I am also part of a committee who plans the Pure Speculation Festival, and we will be having that soon.  I have placed the link above.  The festival is a local science fiction and fantasy festival focusing on writing, art, cosplay, gaming and more.  It promises to be a fun time.

Well, I’ll leave it at that.  Hope you have a wonderful day.  Until next time, may your journeys be safe, take care, and God bless.  Bye for now.  🙂

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I don’t know what to say…

November 9, 2014

I have to admit it, it has been a tough year. I have not been doing much writing; what just went up onto the King’s Poetry is a poem I wrote a long time ago. In the summer, I did go to the Heart of the City and participated in a pop up art show and sale, but writing has been a bit of a chore. I don’t know why. I have been making myself write a little each day when I can, but ultimately, I haven’t got much done. I usually don’t do blogging or any kind of work on Sunday, but since I haven’t been writing so much, I decided to go for it.

Ok. Let’s leave that behind. What have I got done on Sword of Earth? Well, I finished chapter 9. I just have to edit it and get it off to my beta readers. I am almost through chapter ten. Four more chapters to go. Yay! Draft three is going to be different though. I am going to take what people have said and rewrite in the first person so I can get into my character’s head. I find that’s the best way. Then in draft 4, (yes, I know there will be a draft 4,) I will be reverting back to the close first person. I think that way, I will be able to describe more, and have more detail in the book.

I’m not going to say what my plans are, because, I have found, writing on here is like talking for me, and talk is cheap. If I think it’s really going to happen, you’ll hear about it. I think that’s part of my problem. I have been saying what I will do, and then life, or my self esteem gets in the way and I have bitten off more than I can chew.

Well, until next time, take care, and God bless.

“Busy, busy, busy!”

February 25, 2011

As Professor Hinkle said in Frosty the Snowman when he was apologizing to Santa, Frosty, and Karen about what he had done, “Busy busy busy!” That’s what I have been in the past little while since I past wrote. There has been some good progress on the book. I am now on Chapter two of Sword of Earth entitled “The Road Ahead”

Chapter two is a transition phase that leads between two towns. It is important because we find out a little more about Storm and Aylanna’s powers. I have found that description isn’t easy for me, especially when I’m creating the world my characters live in; it seems to happen as needed, and that’s what I’m exploring in chapter 2 In draft 3 of chapter 1, I may have to deepen that as well, but we’ll see what happens.

As for the rest of my life, I am spending time housecleaning and writing either in a blog like this or on my book in the mornings, and in the afternoons and evenings going to several different activities. Tomorrow is going to be very busy, because we are having a youth and kids’ prayer event at our church. Normally from 12-3, I, as Heart’s Alive, host a ministry called Prayerful Art. This ministry explores how prayer and art go together through various themes.

But even though there are so many activities, I am looking forward to tonight. Thursday and Friday nights are our “Weekends.” May God bless your day.

Do you have anything that you’d like to see on this blog? Feel free to comment. I don’t mind posting my views as long as it’s on writing and the writing life.