Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The need for sleep!

Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net


Do you feel like this? I know I do.

I'm exhausted tonight. So exhausted that I contemplated putting off writing this post. Then I remembered a video I recently watched on the need for sleep. In essence our culture has this idea, the more hours you put in the more productive you are. I'm not sure that it's true.

I believe that we need rest. That while we can accomplish much if we push ourselves eventually we need to rest and recuperate. I feel the need to rest and recuperate right now. Which brings me to the video.

Occasionally I listen to TED Talks online and I came across Arianna Huffington's talk: How to Succeed? Get more sleep. I think she makes a good point, don't you?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Photo Friday! ConferenceMemories.

Wishing I was RWA right now! Here's a couple of photos from RWA10 and 11












Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The many faces of Ron Perlman

I was lying on my couch this past Saturday and low and behold there was the an ad for the Son's Of Anarchy. One of my favorite actors besides Charlie Hunnam and of course the awesome Katie Segal is Ron Perlman. 
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000579/

If you don't watch Son's of Anarchy you definitely know him from Hellboy.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167190/

But what cemented this post for me was Sunday morning. I switched on the TV and there he was in Blade 2. So it got me thinking just how many movies was this guy in. Just take a look at his resume over at IMDb  .  The list is too long to go into. Voice work for Fallout, Teen Titans etc. I was impressed and on top of that, imagine my surprise when I found out that he played Vincent opposite Linda Hamilton in "Beauty and The beast."
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092319/  
 I remember watching this series and being utterly fascinated as a kid. The beast who lives below the streets with other misfits and doesn't transform into a human. Nope this is who he is.

With Perlman I forget he's an actor and I focus on the character so much so it takes me seeing the film a couple of times to realize it's him.

So my question to you is this: Is there an actor that makes you forget that he/she is playing a character, to the point where you're surprised later to find out you were watching that actor all along?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The long and short of it.

This week has  been pretty interesting. On Saturday with a few friends who gave a writing workshop. It was nice to get out of the house and hang with my writing tribe for a while. We met up with a lovely group of ladies. Strangely enough I didn't breakout my camera so I have no photos.


I opted to flat iron my hair this weekend, since the whole process usually takes me about an hour, I usually keep my hair curly and in a ponytail but I was curious to see just how long my hair was. Turns out it's pretty long.


See what happens when I procrastinate? Anywho, I'd hoped to have good news for you guys  but alas I have a rejection letter instead.

Funny things rejection letters, early on they have the ability to devastate you. As you see more and more of them they become the fuel you use to get better, and do better. I'm not saying I wasn't disappointed or that I didn't take a night to sulk. I'm saying, it motivated me to do better.

So enough about my bad news how about good news for someone else maybe several someones. (Friend Pimpage)

 Katie Reus recently released  "Danger Next Door", Jeffe Kennedy has a new release "Rogue's Pawn", and KC Burn recently released "Alien 'n'Outlaw (just so you aren't surprised, KC writes Male/Male)

I"m continuing to edit my Sci-Fi Romance, I'm outlining a new contemporary and working on a workshop for next year. I know I'm going to be busy right?

I'm also planning on running a couple more 5k's.
So what are you up to?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Is life a Journey or Adventure?

Is life a Journey or an Adventure?

I left home at 17 and moved to Florida


I grew up


Along the way I
Lost my mother,


Gained my family,


 Discovered my love of all things creative


Grew to love the outdoors that had nothing to do with the sea.


So what do you think?
Is it a Journey or an Adventure?
Or maybe a little bit of both?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July Everybody!

Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net     
The family and I are chilling at home
The ribs are in the smoker 
and the vanilla ice cream and popsicles in the fridge.
Hope you guys have a wonderful day too!