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

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Going Underground!

While neglecting my writing during this holiday season, I went on an adventure in Seattle this past week, along with my visiting niece and her boyfriend. Of course, being the paranormal writer that I am, Seattle’s haunted underground sucked us under the city’s streets.

It was all very interesting, but we saw no ghosts, and that was very disappointing. I took lots of digital pictures, which are supposed to be able to pick up spiritual essences, but none showed their presences to me. One showed its smiling face to me, but it was actually my niece behind an old window!

But the ghosts have not lost a believer! They were all probably too shy to make an appearance because it was in the middle of the day and there was a whole tour group there at the same time as I was; too much disbelief energy going on. But Hey! All was not lost! I got a shot of a beautiful Christmas star that is posted here on my site!

I’m always on the hunt! Those from other dimensions continue to populate my stories! And my visit to the Haunted Castle is coming up next month!

And speaking of Manresa Castle, my company visited there on a little self-guided tour of the state and got a picture of one! They got the picture of it in the doorway to a room and it followed them outside where they snapped another picture of it! (Personally, I believe the “ghost” they got a picture of was her boyfriend.) LOL!

You can Believe It, Or Not!! And that is your question of the day! Are you a believer of ghostly phenomena like I am?!

Romance through the mists of time and Love through the dimensions of reality

Sunday, December 19, 2010


My RWA chapter, Olympia Romance Writers of America, engaged in our annual holiday luncheon at a local Seafood Restaurant on Saturday the 11th. I’m proud of myself (and you can be too) :) that I did not overeat as I usually do at our luncheons. The Salmon at the place we meet is just TOO GOOD!

Then when I got home from church on Sunday, Santa had arrived EARLY!! I was in a back room and my boyfriend carried in an LCD TV that he said Santa had left out on my porch!!

A cork board for arranging my nano scenes also showed up over last weekend and so now my novel is coming together! (Let me tell you, my nano novel’s scenes were all over the place!) I’m more of a “hands-on” person than a “tech-type” person so doing it with computer software is NOT the option I choose!

But it’s okay that my novel was scattered about! :) That’s the glory of going all out and writing a 50,000 word novel in a month! The writer’s creativity is released and FREE TO FLOW for a month of random writing! Then the next month comes when you get to put it all together in a logical format. LOL! Works for ME!

Among writers there are what’s known as Pansters (those who write by the seat of their pants) and Plotters (those who plot it all out and write a synopsis BEFORE they begin to write); I’ve learned that I’m a Patchworker (those who like to write it randomly and then patch it all back together again) LOL!!

So tell me, has Santa made an early appearance at your home too?!?! And for my writing buddies out there, how does the philosophy of National Novel Writing Month work for you?!


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Sunday, December 12, 2010

There it is!

My award for winning the 2010 NaNoWriMo has been received and is now in place in the Awards section on my BlogSpot!

Romance through the mists of time and Love through the dimensions of reality

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Nano Done and Won!

I’ve won the nano again this year! I hit the 50,000 word mark at 7:29 on the morning of November 23. It was my self-imposed deadline of getting it written by the time my son arrived home on his leave, between the stations that I wrote about in my last blog, that did it.
The words just flew out as my characters told their story to me! I had originally planned that if I wrote ten pages a day (2500 words) that I would be able to do it without a problem. But as I found the due date approaching and my novel’s story being fed to my fingers while they typed, I found that I was typing 1000 words each time I sat down to write between doing household chores and holiday stuff. I also sat down to write more than two to three times a day, which made for FAR more than the planned 2500 words a day! It was a cinch!
This year’s award will be posted below and on the right, beside last year’s award, as soon as I receive it! YAY for ME!

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