Friday, November 14, 2014

Eyes Wide Shut Edition Three

I did not want to busy myself with editing Eyes Wide Shut again, but after some feedback from some family and friends I decided I would do some minor changes with words I used too much.  I am actually happy with the changes and it did not take as long as I thought it would.  I have gone ahead and submitted the new changes to Amazon and the third edition is now available!

I debated on having my own book cover designed.  A friend of mine told me about Fiverr and I have been looking around on there for a month or two.  I finally found someone who I thought could design what I was looking for, not only for the E-book but for a hard copy if I choose to go that route. He did a fantastic job!  I am very satisfied with his design!  Here is the final print...



I am looking into printing my book through Createspace through Amazon.  I am also looking into submitting the book to some agents.  I am still working on book two and I am excited to have Alerrandre design the next cover as well! 

Please share the link to my e-book and download if you have not done so already!

Theia's Moons Eyes Wide Shut

And if you are looking for a graphic designer, here is Alerrandre's link:


Thanks friends!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Our Amazing Universe

All my life I have been fascinated by our universe.  The unknown and our steady and slow learning of what is really happening out there has consistently pulled me in.  As a child I dreamed of becoming an astronaut.  I dreamed of being able to explore new worlds and find new species of life.  My young life story telling consisted of different worlds, with unusual animals and diverse species and beings.  When I watch videos like this one below, my mind begins to take flight and I return to my imaginations.

Our universe is ever expanding.  It is enormous.  There is so much out there and it is mind blowing to think of what we could discover if we had the ability to travel at light speed.  My imagination takes me there instead and that is where my writing has come to light.  My fascination with what may be out there, is brought out in my book and many of my earlier writings.  I can only hope I can do my writing justice and bring out the wonderment in other people's minds!

I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did!



Thursday, September 11, 2014

United As Humans



Being a day of remembrance, my mind has been in over drive.  I have been thinking of this day, 13 years ago and the moment I saw the first plane hit the World Trade Center.  I sat there in disbelief, believing for a moment the news was showing us a trailer for a new movie.  It did not take me long to realize this was REAL.  From that moment on my life changed, as I know many others have as well.

Reflecting on us as humans, I began thinking of seeing us from the outside.  What if we were being watched?  What if we really were someone’s science project?  What if there is a god of some sort and this god is wanting to see what we do with our Earth and each other?  What if there was an E.T. out there watching us?  What would they all think?  How would they feel watching us destroy, mangle and hurt one another?

I am sure someone else has asked all of these questions, if not more.  However, the reality of it all really hit me today.  We can be awful to each other.  Watching the news makes me cringe and fear for my children.  I do not want to be that person who pretends the world is full of only good deeds and empathetic humans.  However, sometimes burying my head in the sand and acting like my little life bubble is reality sounds like the best idea ever.

Here’s the thing… I have seen humans do some amazing things.  I have been a part of these events, sometimes I have even been the one doing them all on my lonesome, but for the most part I have observed the amazing actions of humans.  I know we have it in us.  I know we can let go of our ego and transcend to a more eloquent being.  I have seen it not only on TV and the internet, but I have seen it in real life.  We are capable of some pretty fantastic movements and evolving into a much higher state of being.

No matter what a person’s belief, whether religious, agnostic, Wiccan, atheist, new age, or whatever it may be, there is a higher state of being.  Whether you believe it is your soul, your connection to god or just a state of mind, we all have it in us.  We continue to divide each other, by nations, by ethnic group, by gender, by financial status, by religion or lack of, etc. etc. etc.  Why?  Why do we struggle to see ourselves as one race?  We are humans.  We are all made of tissue and blood.  We all breathe the same air.  We share so much, but for some strange reason we divide ourselves. 

We have the ability to be united as humans, as people living on this Earth.  We are capable of creating an amazing world.  As I look out and see my life, I can only hope I can make an impactful and positive difference in this world.  Whatever that may be…  I finally understand John Lennon’s, Imagine.  So I leave you with this.  Namaste friends ;)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Gratitude

Dreams… I have not always been following my dreams.  In fact, there was a time I thought I was too old to go back to even dreaming.  Then I attended Impact Trainings and my whole life and perspective changed. 


I remember before these trainings I would look at others accomplishments and successes and I would feel the twinge of jealousy, sadness and a feeling of failure in some way or other.  I was happy for them, but sad for my lack of success in the world.  Sure, I had received a bachelor’s degree.  And I had created two amazing children, which in my eyes were my number one success and still are (along with the third rugrat as well). 


However, I had lost my way when it came to my passion. 


You know… that one or many things which makes your heart feel free and flying.


Writing has always been it for me.  I began writing when I was very young, along with reading anything I could get my hands on.  There was something about disappearing into the land of fantasy and fiction and I could not get enough of it.  English and writing were my favorite subjects in high school and college and I continued to write as much as possible.  However, after marriage and kids my path changed significantly.  I would read on occasion, but my writing became less and less.  I was losing my passion in life and I did not even see it coming.


It was not until these trainings that I remembered I could still have these dreams and passions.  I could pick up where I had left off so many years before and do what I love most in life.


At first it was small.  I began my first blog and wrote small entries here and there and it felt satisfying.  It wasn’t that I got a mass amount of traffic, because I didn’t.  The part that was fulfilling was writing what I wanted and putting it out there for the world to see. 


A few years of blogging small, I began pushing my blog out there for others to see more of.  To this day it is not a top blog (not even close), but I get regular traffic, even when I have not written anything for a while.


I also began writing my novel.


Seriously, this was my thrill!


My passion was becoming more and more alive!


It did take me four years to finish, re-write, edit and then finally publish on Amazon, but I did it.  Some say self-publishing an e-book does not make you an author and maybe they are right, however I do not worry about those people.


I am doing.


I am not sitting around waiting for life to happen.


I am following my dreams and passions.


I am happy!


I feel successful. 


I also am very aware this is only the beginning and I am okay with that.  I am excited to move forward and see where life goes.


I have an amazing support system.  Friends and family who jumped in.  They did not wait to see if I would be successful.  They did not sit back and see if others responded first.  They jumped in with both feet and have supported me from day one. 


These people are my heroes.


They are the people I look at with admiration.


They did not question my abilities as a writer.  They believed in me without the proof.  

I am full of gratitude for these people.  I am the lucky one to have people like them in my life!!

I am on my third month with my book on Amazon and I am working on the second book.  I feel excited for my life.  Yes, writing is not the only thing that creates this excitement in my life, but it definitely is in my top three!  



I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read my blogs, follow my writings and shares in my success.  Thank you for taking the time, because as a working mother I understand the lack of time in a person’s life!


For those who are seeing this for the first time, the link to my e-book is below.  If you feel you could take the time to download it and hopefully read it, I would greatly appreciate it.  And as always, let me know what you think.  Feedback is my drug right now.  I want to know how I impact others.  All of it, even the bad.  So, please post a review on Amazon, my blog, facebook, email or even PM me. 



Thanks friends!