Enter into the world of the Paranormal with me, if you dare. ;)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

things that go bump in the night

Today’s blog is going more along the paranormal stream that I write. I think ghosts are Cool! How about you? One day I'd like to go to Ghost Hunters Academy and be a Real Live Ghost Hunter! I've had a few ghosts who tried to haunt me but they left because I'm no fun for them. I think they're funny! I like to write about them too. Romantically, of course. ;)

The funniest experience I have so far is the ghost who hid my house slipper! I always wear slippers around my home. (Shoes are left at the front door by all who enter) But enough with my digressing. Each night before I go to bed I take off my slippers and place them beside the bed for the next morning. Well, one morning when I got up one of my slippers was missing. I looked and looked, but I could not find it anywhere. I looked for a couple of days, then one day I found it in one of my chest drawers wrapped up in a “Devil’s Cave” t-shirt which I had bought while visiting my son in Germany! I could not figure out how it had gotten in there, and although I laughed and told others that maybe a ghost had hidden my slipper from me (after all, it was wrapped in a Devil’s Cave t-shirt when I found it), I did not think about it much again until one night, one or two nights later, I was watching a ghost hunter show on the TV and one of the ghost hunters’ shoes was hidden from him!

That’s when I figured it out. The ghost got tired of me because instead of being scared, I kept laughing about how maybe a funny ghost had hidden my slipper. So then he went back to the TV show he had come from!!

Another experience I have is the ghost who liked to smoke cigarettes in my bedroom. I could smell cigarette smoke in my bedroom when I went to bed at night, but could not figure out where it came from. I do not smoke, and my whole home had just been completely remodeled so I knew it could not have come from a past resident. It did not scare me, either, so he eventually stopped smoking in my bedroom and went away!

See, ghosts get their energy from people who are scared of them. He got no energy from me, so he left.

I’ve got a million of ‘em, Folks! LOL! But that’s enough for this Sunday’s blog.

How about you?! Wanna go Ghost Hunting sometime?!

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Writing Through It

Writing Through It
Distractions and Depression is what I told you I would write about this week, and so I shall. Distraction & Depression could also be known as a big part of the suffering that comes from writer’s block. But there are many other things that can cause Writer’s Block (we’ve all been through it so I’m sure you know), so I’ll devote another blog to them later. (Look at that, two “writer’s Block”s that close together, not good for a writer. I HATE it when that happens!!)
My distractions are what I call the dreaded “but first” syndrome. You know, even though you know there’s writing to be done, “But First” you need to do something else. I suffer very badly from the “But First” syndrome. And there seems to be no cure! (That’s why I call it “dreaded.”)
Even though the “But First” syndrome is a distraction in itself, more distractions inevitably follow that thing I MUST get done first and so my writing time suffers! (You know how one thing leads to another?) The one and only way I am able to get past the “But First” syndrome is to make my writing the thing I must get done first! But you see, here I am today writing this blog before I get any writing done because “But First” I needed to get this done for Sunday’s publication. Never let it be said that I don’t make my deadlines. (Well, first blog excepted because the page had only just been deemed “Constructed.”) I just need a deadline on my current Work In Progress! That’s my Achilles Heel. I know I could have a self-imposed deadline, but those are so much easier to neglect than ones that are Imposed on me! I always meet those deadlines.
That said, distractions are much easier to deal with than Depression. Though many (who do not understand the illness, yes, it is a Real illness, though not the same as a Mental Illness) will tell a sufferer to “Just Get over It;” it’s not that easy. True depression is something that needs medical attention and is NOT something the sufferer can “just get over.”
I know because I have suffered from chemical depression since an injury I once received in an auto accident. With counseling and the prayer-felt desire to overcome, I found my way out of the darkness of depression in writing. After my prayers for happiness, I one day started writing “out of the blue” and discovered that when I am creating stories I am Happy! I had never read Romance and had Never had an interest in writing before that, but now I am a Romance author with a bright future in published novels!
I know the ways I battle Distraction and Depression won’t work for all of you, I’m sure. But the advice I’m offering here is that for distraction, to make writing the “But First” thing in your life that must be done daily, and if you have been diagnosed as a sufferer of Depression, to seek counseling and to sincerely ask for release of it from your higher being.
I know that I am not a medical professional, but these things are what have worked for me.
What about you? Do any of you suffer from the dreaded “But First” syndrome or Depression? What works for you?
That’s All She Wrote!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Glad to See You!

Welcome to my new Site!! This is my first blog ever, and I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to write about. So bear with me. It was suggested to me, and I agreed, that I should post a weekly blog every Sunday. Well, okay, so today is Monday, but I figure that since my blog hasn’t really been launched, yet, that this can still count as my first Sunday entry, right?! Huh? Huh?
I am eternally grateful to my dear friend, Hawk; the young woman who built this blog for me out of the kindness of her gracious heart, and to my friend through her, Cecile, who designed my awesome header for me, also out of her kind and gracious heart.
My invaluable friendship with these two women is beyond coincidence. (Besides, I don’t believe coincidences happen, anyway. Everything that happens is meant to be.) I met Hawk in passing on the RWA PRO loop, we struck up a conversation, friendship including the discovery of numerous similarities between us two strangers followed (I live in Washington and she in Florida, and so we never would have met if not for the web), and now I have the most AWESOME website in the World! (IMHO) I could never have done this without Hawk! I never told her, but I could not have afforded to pay someone to do this for me at this time, and I am so easily distracted that I would not have found the time to teach myself how to do it for a very long time. In what little time is left after my writing I have a life that waits to be lived. (You know, the everyday chores and stuff like that. Real exciting.)
I hope I haven’t bored you too much with all my first timer rambling here. Next week I think I’ll talk about getting it done. i.e.: writing through distractions and depression, both of which I know about quite well.
Thanks for visiting! Look around through my site (though there’s not a lot here yet.) And send all your friends to visit me too!
Oh! And please check out Hawk and Cecilia’s sites too! You can click to visit them from my site!
See you!

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

construction confusion

This site might be under construction for a while because I'm still stumbling around it trying to figue out how to design it. (And I'm slow about these things!) LOL!

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