Posts Tagged ‘update’

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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Talk is Cheap

March 18, 2015

Hello everybody.  I’m finally back, and like I have said before, hopefully for good.  Things are on the upward swing here, and having spent a couple of years trying to figure out what to do with my blogs since I have undergone a bit of app overload, not to mention overload with blogging, podcasting, and writing as well.  Well, I figured out one thing – like the title says, talk is cheap.  I am not going to mention any deadlines, or when I hopefully am going to have something out; it will just happen, and you will know when it does.  I am going to make small deadlines, but they are going to be for me, and me alone.  I have found out that it is the best way for me to work.  As a writer or artist, or no matter what you do, I’d reccommend this action.  Do whatever works for you.  Don’t let anyone else tell you what to do.  You have to find your way with God’s help.  

Ok.  Now for the news.  For the past few years, I have been prayerfully reading and Illustrating Leah Pauls‘ book, The Tale of the Runaway Toenail, and this Saturday, we will be taking it to Pagemaster Publications Service, a local publication service to see what they can do for us.  I am looking forward to this appointment. Once this project is done, I will be concentrating on another childrens’ book.  

Secondly, I have completed chapters nine and ten of Sword of Earth.  I am also beginning to write short stories that tell of each character’s history.  This will also help with the world building for future edits.  

Thirdly, I am still writing for the King’s Poetry blog, and doing a podcast.  Again, I am not going to put myself on a public schedule; talk is worth a penny or less.

Fourthly, I am starting another blog and podcast.  Yes, another blog.  I know I got overwhelmed by it all last time, but I tried to put myself on too strict of a routine.  That got into the “I should do this…”, and it got to be an obligatory thing, rather than something I enjoyed.  That was the thing that kept me away from everything.  Anyway, the Blog is going to be called VIBE Visually Impaired Blogged Ezine.  there I will talk about anything relating to accessibility, especially for the visually impaired.  I will rate gadgets, apps, give hints on how things might be done in the kitchen, how to be thrifty, and more.  I know it’s a lot, but this has been brewing in my head for many years, and now it’s time for it to get out.  

I will still occasionally work on my other blogs such as The Kent Chronicles as well, but what has been mentioned here is enough.  of course things will change as time goes by.  Hopefully this will all turn from pennies to dollars someday with the Lord’s help but if not, that’s ok too.  🙂 Well, until next time, may your Journeys be safe, take care, and God blessl.  Bye for now.

A New Beginning

December 28, 2013

Well, I can hardly believe that 2013 is almost over!  A new year is beginning in a few days, and this site is beginning with a new image.  Why change this from Heart’s Alive?  Hearts Alive is the title of my whole ministry, from my writing to my art, and that includes music.  All my art comes from my heart, but it is nothing if not made alive by our Lord and Savior.

Hearts Alive! will continue on where Michelle Earl’s Writing left off – a news of what’s going on in my life.  I intended for this blog to be just a writing life blog, but I finally realized that they are all connected; they are all worship art.  That means obedience to where the Holy Spirit leads.  So, I ask that you please bear with me during the next few weeks as I continue to figure out how this site will morph into its new one.  I will bring out some polls for you, and I ask that you participate.  It would help me out a lot.

News

As of yesterday, I have edited Maidenhood Sign, a short story I had submitted earlier in the year.  I have submitted the new version to Tesseract18, a science fiction and fantasy anthology.  With the Lord’s help, maybe it will get in there. If not, well, there’s always more magazines and anthologies out there.

I pray your Christmas went well, and that your New Year will be blessed.  May your journeys be safe; take care, and God bless.

Thanksgiving Update

October 7, 2012

Hello everyone.

It’s a sunny day here in Edmonton, but it hasn’t been the warmest weeks.  Frost has come to the city, so that means the end to the community garden for the year.  The garden has brought so much learning to my brain that I can hardly believe that a gardening season is complete.  What does this have to do with writing?  Well lots, if you think of Aylanna Horsemaster, my heroine.  Her existence is based on the earth, its animals, and its plants.  Her family would have had a large garden because there would have been five mouths to feed.  Knowing something of the garden helps me with her.  I’m still on chapter 8, but it won’t be long before I am on chapter 9.  I’m also working on a short story from Aylanna’s coming into womanhood.  I’m hoping to get them published into print at some magazine.  It could help me if I decide to go the traditional route for publishing my series.

Speaking of the series though, I have written the prologue and Chapter one of Fire Bow. I am enjoying what I am finding out about Scarlet.  She is very hot headed.  I’m doing short stories for her too.

So, what’s going on with my poetry?  I have just revised “Beauty for Ashes.” I’m waiting until there are four poems; then I will be recording “The King’s Poetry Podcast” on Podomatic.  I know some people say that putting them on a site isn’t a good thing, but I have to do what I can.  It’s free; I don’t have any money to do things like pay for a domain name, pay for sites, etc.  I am thinking of putting a donate button here as it has been suggested though, and if there’s an affirmative response to this, I’ll do it.

So I hope that brings you up to date, but now I would like to tell you of another podcast.  It’s James Kelly’s Free Reads Podcast.  He reads much of his work, and keeps us up to date on what is going on in his life.  This can be found on itunes or on his website.

Well, I am Rude!  For all you who are celebrating Thanksgiving out there, happy Thanksgiving!  I am so thankful for all who are reading this blog and enjoying its content.  I hope you have lots of turkey, lol, and remember what to truly be thankful for.  Well, until next time, take care, safe journeys, and God bless you.