Fellow Writers, Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In, and Try Everything

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I won’t give up, no I won’t give in
Til I reach the end and then I’ll start again
No I won’t leave, I wanna try everything
I wanna try even though I could fail

That’s just the chorus of Shakira’s (or should I say Gazelle’s?) new hit single, “Try Everything” which is featured in latest Disney movie Zootopia. Listen to the rest of the song and tell me it doesn’t inspire you keep plugging away on that work in progress?

I hope you enjoyed the video. It’s the only song I’ve been listening to recently to help me get through my workout and those painful bouts of writer’s block.

Happy Hump Day!

 

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How Star Wars The Force Awakens Should Have Ended

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It’s Monday, and thus begins another painful, life-sucking, and emotionally crippling week of work, work, and more work, To alleviate the pain, if only for a little bit, here’s a video to kick-start your week! How Star Wars The Force Awakens Should Have Ended:

Now get up, get out there, and kick ass! And if all else fails, use the force!

Happy Monday! (If such a thing exists).

 

Kokomo-Con 2015 – Official Convention Haul (Tons of Comics and a Book by Yours Truly)

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It’s been two days since Kokomo-Con 2015, and I’m still exhausted. I don’t even have the strength to write a post about the event. Instead, I decided to share with you a video by Original Firejet, or the Comic Critic, who shares his goodies from the event, including a book by yours truly. I have to say I’m a little choked up by what he had to say about me and the book. I hope you enjoy it, too.d

Thanks for watching. I tell you, it’s moments like these that make being a writer worthwhile!

Happy Monday, everyone!

Tank Yu–er–Thank You!

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With opening night fast approaching and with all of the excitement surrounding my upcoming book launch, I have NOT forgotten all of those who have supported me during this time. As busy as writers often are, we sometimes forget to celebrate the people who helped us achieve our dream. Well, NOT today!

I just want to pause a moment in the midst of my preparations to say THANK YOU to everyone on WordPress who has offered their feedback and support. I especially want to thank those who critiqued my blurb. You helped me out, tremendously!

As always, I appreciate your comments, favorites, and shares. If my book does good at all, it will be because of the continued support of my friends here on WordPress. So in advance, thank you for your support!

Anyway, since I can’t mail you cards, here’s a fun little video. Just my little way of saying thank you (or “tank yu” in minion).

Again, thank you and have a wonderful week! Stay tuned for more information about my upcoming release as it becomes available!

Crazy Costume Creations … and I Wonder Why I’m Behind on my WIP

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By mid-October, not only do I plan on releasing my next book, but I’m also playing the part of a unicorn in Ole Olsen’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. I’ll also be hosting a booth at this year’s Kokomo-Con. Yikes! With all of this coming up at once, it’s no wonder I’m behind on my WIP!

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She’ll be the centaur of attention at the play;)

So how are the costumes coming? Surprisingly, my sister is way ahead of me on her centaur costume than I am on my unicorn costume. She’s already got the frame built and the legs attached. I’ve …. ordered a wig and a pair of fluffy wrist-cuffs. I’ve got several dresses in mind, but I can’t decide which one I like best. Don’t even ask me if I’ve started work on the horn. Most of what I’ve been doing is searching online to get ideas. I have tons of images saved on my computer, but it’s time for the real work to begin.

If you want to see a video of my sister’s costume so far, click on the link to her facebook page. It’s going to be awesome!

The work in progress, is just that. LOL. Actually, it’s in the final editing stages. I’ve only got two or three chapters still in the hands of editors. I just can’t start formatting until I get the final edits done, which is stressing me out. Also, I don’t have a cover artist picked out yet, so if anyone knows someone who does awesome fantasy novel covers, refer them to me. I’m currently seeking cover artist to commission for this project.

Well, wish me luck … and time–I need lots and lots of time! Also, wish me good health, because I’ve been sicker than a dog for the last two weeks, and I’m over it!

Happy hump day, everyone!

Disney • Pixar – The Good Dinosaur – Official US Trailer

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So, I just stumbled upon the official US trailer for Disney • Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, set to release on Thanksgiving. Previous trailers have sparsely shown the main characters: a green herbivore and a feral child, choosing instead to focus on shots of scenery and herds of dinosaurs running around. This newest trailer finally introduces our heroes and gives us a glimpse into the relationship that will drive this film.

For the record, I’m a die-hard Disney • Pixar fan. My favorite movies (after the LOTR trilogies) are Brave, Frozen, UP, Inside Out, Finding Nemo, etc. I love how these movies generate all the feels, making audiences laugh and cry, sometimes simultaneous. So, imagine my disappointment when this newest trailer did not inspire me to see the film.

I’m not sure if it’s the dinosaur’s design (a little juvenile) or the boy and his dog story line that has me so uninspired. Or maybe the problem is my expectations are too high. I don’t know. All I’m hoping is that the film exceeds my current expectations. And who knows, maybe it will.

For those of you who haven’t seen the trailer, I’ve provided it below. After watching it, please share your comments below. I’d really like to know your thoughts.

HISHE: How Jurassic World Should Have Ended

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After a painful, life-sucking, and emotionally crippling week of work, work, and more work, I’m pleased to remind you (or inform you) that today is Friday! Whoo-hoo! And just for fun, here’s a video to kick-start your weekend! Have a few laughs while learning how NOT to set up a dinosaur theme park.

Now get out there and build your dinosaur theme park! Or just have a good weekend!