Writing my life away

I love to write. I wrote as a little girl and found it again after having three kids. This will be a way for me to 'keep up' with getting published. Since I'm not published, I hope this will keep me on target and not stray.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Sunset Keys By Cassidy Kent

This is a must have book!!

Sunset Key
Cassidy Kent
ISBN 1-59426-563-1

Freesia Daniels, personnel specialist and consummate planner, wasn't prepared to get the boot from her company for possessing a heart. When she decides to return home from Boston to the sunny beaches of Key West to lick her wounds, she discovers her heartbroken past has finally caught up with her in the form of Zachary Gray, her childhood sweetheart. He lures her to his island getaway and lands them smack in the middle of a raging hurricane. Lightning doesn't often strike twice, but this storm might give them both a second chance at love.

Size: HeatSheet
Rating: Pulsar
Excerpt: http://www.phaze.com/Excerpts/SunsetKeyExcerpt.htm
Product: http://www.phazebooks.com/catalog/product_...?products_id=87

Don't forget the chat today!! Check links on previous post!!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Chat with Beth Orsoff!!

That's right! We're having a chat at Romance Divas with Beth Orsoff!
So be in the chat room tomorrow night (that's Friday April 28th, 2006) at 9pm EST/6pm PST.
(As always registration is free!)
This is going to be fun while we learn what you need to know on going from book to movie deals!!
Who doesn't want to know that?!

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

More pics from Iron Furnace

I wonder what it looks like to day because we've had a cloud burst!! I may get to look again tomorrow- unless I'm too sleepy! LOL I can't stay awake when it rains. I almost couldn't turn the computer back on because the storm knocked the power out. EEEKKKK!
Ok this pic has my boys in it. You can almost see them :D Hubby is letting them dip their toes in the super iceburg cold water. I think this water actually comes from out of the cave above (like a deep cavern inside or something is the source) But this is probably the deepest point (least that I know of) and you can walk in it. The place they are standing is a rock I've stood on for 30 years :D Doesn't it amaze you that one rock could be the sourse of so many (thousands for this rock) families enjoyment? I think it's pretty cool.

This pic is behind the stone Iron Furnace (see other post) and the water splits from the top and circles around it. I love how the water falls off the tree root making the waterfall appearance. The water doesn't always flow on this side. Sometimes this side dries up in the heat of summer.This is above the furnace on the left and......

This is above it on the right -feeding all the other pics. This is where the rocks are closer together and could hurt you if you ventured out onto them before it slows to a calmer creek. I love the white water here. I couldn't resist taking it. It's so pretty. The air at the Iron Furnace is a great deal cooler when the summer heat is on than in the rest of the world. You can actually come here just to cool off about 10 degrees.

Well that's it for today. I'll post a couple more either later in the week or next week. Hope you enjoy!

Dreams - what do they mean?

So I've done an unusal thing- I slept almost all night instead of the day. That's just odd to start with.
Last night I had dreams of my past. Literal memories while I slept.
It's so weird cause I wonder why This memory. Why after all these years? Maybe I'll never know. Maybe I already know. I can't say either way.

The other night I was reading my Bible and I came across scripture that says for God the Father to forgive us, we must forgive everyone that hurt us in some way or HE can't forgive us.

I have a lot of people I have a very hard time forgiving. Forgiving in not well in my nature. Once crossed, I pretty much stay crossed. Not that I don't try. I am trying - For Me. But I really find it hard to do.

The good thing is I don't find it as hard to forgive new people in my life as much as past people who all set out to take away all that I held dear to me. That one incidence creeps up to bite me in the ass more than I care to admit.
So hopefully that's all the dream was about - reminding me of two people in my past that I need to forgive. People I try to forget altogether.

So I'll have to try to find full forgiveness in my heart for these people in my past that I may never even see again.
So let's get it in writing.
I forgive the people that began the roller coaster in my life that led me to where I didn't want to go after my dad died.
The sisters, the thieves, the lawmakers/court people that decide the fates of minors (do they ever get it right? I fear not) the ex-employees (just in case they're not also known as 'the thieves' but I think they're one in the same.
The past thieves (who could still be the same people) who were in my dream last night (but it really happened- not just to me so I know it's true)
and even my mother who tried her best for protecting me the best way she knew how, even though life had other things in mind- (not to be confused with the bad things that happen to a child like molestation or something like that for I was never abused in any way) she did try, I was just always so stubborn I wanted to change the world and be the protector to all that I thought needed it.

I sometimes thing it's too bad I couldn't have been an adult first and then a child. I could do anything as a child and I wanted to save the world as a child. But now as an adult, I'm happy to have an uneventful day.

Today's lesson- forgive and forget.
Don't dream about it 16 years later. It's tiresome.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

What's in your backyard?

We went out today and the rain made everything so crisp and bright! Not to mention flooded!
We took some pics at the iron furnace since the creek was so lively! It's a beautiful area!
So here are my Cumberland Gap area pics. This is just a slide shot as the water (normally a small creek) rushes by.

This is a shot upstream toward Cudjos Caverns. Years ago you could drive right by the caves and on the opposite side of the road you bought tickets to go into the caves. Now you have guided tours by the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. There are names inside the caves that date back to the Civil War. (I think it's the Civil one lol ) Cumberland Gap changed hands three times in the war. (That I'm sure of!)

There isn't a road there anymore. I don't like the new way. The old was better.

This is the Iron Furnace.
It's a blurry pic because my daughter was jumping up and down at my side while I tried to hold the camera steady lol. The people who decide what to do with things in a park have changed the area around the Iron Furnace so much over the years, I wonder how they can keep claiming it a 'natural state'. But that's neither here nor there. This is 'almost' the way I remember it from 20 years ago. So I guess they're trying somewhat :D

I have a few more pics I'll try and post later in the week! I plan on going to these places that are in my own backyard alot more this summer.

What's in your backyard?

Can You Read This?

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Hey I find that very cool! Interesting that it's so readable don't you think?

Not only that, but you know, if you can read any of this...
Thank someone for teaching you!!!
Have a wonderful Spring folks!!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter!!

Ahh easter bunnies, decorated eggs, baskets, new easter clothes, cuteness all around.

But let's remember the real reason we celebrate Easter.
It's the joy and celebration of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour rising from the dead after being crusified on the cross at Calvary. so
Happy Easter!!!! to everyone

and anyone that doesn't believe that I'm sorry. but guess what?

Happy Easter anyway!!!!

Hope you all have a great day!!

and I love those Cadbury Eggs!!!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


Don't ya hate the blahs? I do.
Hate them this week. IT's been a long month.

I had some teeth pulled FINALLY! They were wisdom teeth and were driving me insane!!
They made my sinuses hurt and I already have to much sinus trouble.
we all got sick.
I hate to be sick and we've all been sick for a long time. (That's why I've not been posting :P )
Some flu going around finally caught up with our family but thankfully we're all just about better now.

The day has been a beautiful day here and it felt so good to get out (withOUT jackets!!!) and roll the windows down and pop that sunroof!!! Yippee!!

I've been trying to play online catch up. I felt so out of the loop while sick and unable to surf the net! LOL
I'd almost missed Gina's article. People you don't want to miss her articles!!! She so ROCKS!
Where is her article you might ask? So glad you did!
You'll never guess! ;) LOL yeah right (if you know me online you know where it is!!)
ROMANCE DIVAS of course!
So here's the link to Resources where her article is.
Really gives you food for thought.
Gina's Article.

SO what's your defining moment? I learned what a defining moment was in 1990.
This article (funny she's just written it) has been my mantra for OMGosh! 16 years now!
Hard to believe it's been that long. That makes me sad.
But I'm changing with age. I've noticed it. I've mellowed out dramatically from what I used to be.
That's defining moments.
Gina nailed it to the wall. the one with all the writing on it. ;)

PLUS! She's helped me with an idea! I started my first MS in 2001. My first real attempt at writing.
a.) didn't know what hard work writing for something really was as opposed to writing for pleasure
b.) never finished that MS
but through Romance Divas I've learned so much and POW someone helps you in some way- whether intentionally (like you openly ask a question) or accidentally (like Gina's article meant for everyone, but really tapping a vein for a IV of improvement fluids for someone - like me!)

It's like that daily there! Everyone helping everyone else. I love it.
I hope I give as much back.

Thanks Gina!! I needed that!
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