Saturday, April 5, 2014

"me"

This has been a decent year so far. Last year, I got to meet Little Big Town at a Keith Urban concert, so I am keeping an eye out for more concerts! I just pieced together another trilogy. As soon as a lady I'm working with is ready for me to do my cover work (it will be at least till May), I will post it on Smashwords. I've been using that to try and get noticed as a writer. Let me know if you'd ever be interested in reading any of my stories. I'd be glad to share. I have a wicked imagination!
I have also been watching lots of movies-mostly from Netflix. I am currently watching Grey Owl starring Pierce Brosnan on a computer.
I also posted all my "me songs" on my ipod. Let me know if you'd be interested in hearing them.

Friday, September 27, 2013

!

Lots of good things have been happening lately. I have been trying to think of good ideas for my writing, I saw the One O'Clock Lab Band, and work has been going well. I also got a DVD of an awards show I had been after.
There is someone I have been trying to track down from high school. I have never been able prove that she even existed. Let me know if you have any suggestions. I have also been trying to track other people down.
I had to miss a concert for a second time, but if the artist ever comes back to town and there is not a conflict, I will try and catch her.
I hope I can sell more copies of my writing on Smashwords!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

great news!

I sold my first book on Smashwords! It was a copy of 3 Bios in a Circle. I was very thrilled. This might be the start of something good.
Let me know if you might be interested in reading any of my writing. I am currently working on some stories, but my current completed work is up on Smashwords. You can sample & download it there, but if you'd like it straight from the horse's mouth (I've always hated that expression), I would be glad to send you some stories and samples.
I am also trying to find inspiration for other stories. Let me know if you have any ideas. Thanks!

movies

This week, I have seen movies like The Smurfs 2, We're the Millers, and Star Trek Into Darkness. in the theaters. I have enjoyed them all. If you need a movie recommendation, just drop me a line. I have decent taste in movies, as I see a lot of movies in the theaters and use Netflix. I might someday become a top movie critic!
I tend to agree a lot with Leonard Maltin's reviews.
I saw Unbreakable last night on DVD. That is on my Netflix recommendations list (under "surprise endings). Let me know if you would ever like to see that list.
I have gotten into movies from New Zealand as well.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

writing

For those of you interested, I am using Smashwords to get published! I officially got my first work, entitled 3 Worlds Journey, approved for Premium Status a few weeks ago, and I submitted my second one, 3 Paths Crossed Here, for the status today. I will let you know when it is approved. You are welcome to download & sample the books. Tell me what you think if you do. Thanks!
I hope everything is well with everyone.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

writing

I am done with another story. I have been saving it to my flashdrive and computer as "Carrie" (named after the main character), but I really can't call it that because of a certain Stephen King novel, so I'll have to think of another name for it. I plan on starting another work soon and combining it with this and another story to form a trilogy. That's how I plan on publishing my work-in "3's."
I have started using Smashwords to get published. It's my "last resort" and "when all else fails" plan. After ironing out all the kinks, I did get something submitted and published there, and yes, it was a trilogy. I called it "3 Worlds Journey." The three stories are called "Squirrelman," "An Adventure in Adaven," and "The Marlon Haze." The first one is an idea I've had since I was a kid;the second is an extension of a story I wrote in creative writing class in college;and with the third, I had had the opening in mind for a long time. I finally got it down on paper several years ago, and managed to extend and expand it.
It pays to work in a university. A professor of creative writing critiqued those stories many years ago and offered some good advice. Unfortunately, he is now gone and is now president at another university. Fortunately, there is another professor here who can offer me advice on such things as editors and publishers. He is a creative writing professor and published novelist. I heard about Smashwords from a close family friend who got all of her degrees from UTD and used it to get published herself. In fact, my father directed her doctorate!
Wish me luck with my publishing and writing! You can look me up at www.smashwords.com. Thanks.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

attempts

There are some people I have been talking to that I hope I can become better friends with. I frequently talk to the people in Kay's Jewelry store at Collin Creek Mall whenever they are not too busy. They seem to like me. The manager there used to go to college with me. There is a former female employee there who I have been trying to track down-unfortunately, I don't know her last name. Someone told it to me once, but it was difficult to remember (it wasn't Smith or Jones!) and not knowing it makes it difficult to find her, especially on something like google or facebook. There other girls are nice too-I gave one a card for her recent birthday.
I have also been trying to make friends with a female student in the UTD Library. Wish me luck. She seems nice. I have talked to her a couple times and seems to like me a little. The problem is that I frequently use the wrong approach in approaching women and/or trying to make friends and talking with them, but I am improving, and it looks like I haven't with her. The trick will be knowing when to read her signals and when to know when she wants to stop talking. I am hoping to become at least decent friends with her.
Things are going well at work. I am also making amendments to a manuscript I submitted to Smashwords. Wish me luck on that too-thanks!