Tag Archive | inspiration

A Calm State of Mind

The following are from the countryside in Chiba, Japan.  Just enjoy.  * Play music at the bottom of this post before going through the pictures for an awesome experience.

 

 

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20 Subscribers, Thank You!

Hello groovy people.  It has been 2 years since I joined wordpress.  I am so excited that I kept something this long LOL.  I am usually not so dedicated to anything social media related.

I also want to thank all of my subscribers for tuning in and viewing my posts.  20 may not seem like a lot to today’s tech savvy people.  However, I am very happy that I can share my experiences and thoughts with others.  Even if it were 1 subscriber, that’s one other person that shares my thoughts.  That feels good.

Until next time…

Kickstarter is Live!

Hello groovy people.  After a long year, my book is finally finished, edited, and ready to publish.  However, being a self published author is tough.  I made a kickstarter to raise funds so I can use Lulu.com to help me bring the book to the public.  Please go to the link to check it out.

 

 

There’s no pressure to pledge money.  However, if you’re feeling generous, or know someone else who has spare coins, please feel free to support.

 

Editing and Editing/ Fabulous Dreams!

Hello Groovy People!

So now that I have completed my book, 23 days ago, I am in the process of editing it.  It is a long process because I have to reread everything.  I must pay close attention to my grammar, and all the other stuff.  I am not the best at editing, but I will try really hard.  I am happy that it is finished, and I’m almost done working in Japan.  It has been a long year.

Once I finish editing, I have to copyright my book.  So many parts, and so little time.  As tired as I am after work, I continue to edit at night.  Hopefully I can get a proofreader to edit my book too.

I have this great idea, where I sell my book on iBooks and Amazon.  Then maybe I can save money on printing.  Once I save more money, I can make physical copies.  My dad gave me a great idea of selling them at a book fair.  I can maybe buy a small space and sell it like a vendor.  The exposure could be good for me.

There are many options, but for now, I have to edit.  Uh, the lovely process of editing.

Till then groovy people.

I am finally finished! Book 3 is done!

Hello groovy people, I am finally done with my third novel.  I am now in the process of proofreading it, then I will copyright it.  After that I will find an editor to do a full edit.  Finally, I will try to open a kickstarter page to gather funds to self publish.  I wish I could let you know more about the book, but details have to be secret until it is copywritten.  I can tell you the title, Journey’s End.

So this book started in 2005 as an idea, and the process for completing it was long.  I mean I would start writing, originally in a journal, then stop.  Years went by and I started writing it again in 2008 through early 2009.  Then I stopped until the summer of 2015.  Then I stopped again!  Realizing I didn’t like the story, I revamped it by the end of 2015 and during the early part of 2016.  I took another break and started it in the summer of 2016.  So 12 years!  To be honest, most of my books take years to complete.  My biggest issue is that I make excuses as to why I can’t write.  I’m too tired, I’m too busy, I’m not inspired.  It is best, for me, to just write.  Once I start, I can’t stop.  Pushing myself even when I’m lazy is hard, but worth it.

I am excited to tell you more about the story, but till then stay tuned.

Chapter 14…Updates?

Hello,  I have been on Chapter 14 for a few months now.  In November I was not feeling so great, and put my writing on hold.  I decided to reread everything in December so that I could edit what I had thus far.

Luckily for me, I am back to writing.  The constant search for editors, publishers, and print presses, is long, but reassuring.  I am also planning on my departure from Japan for April of this year!  So yeah, I’m a little busy.

As much as I adore my students, I am happy to leave the company, and begin life as an author!  Unfortunately, I did not finish my book by January as I intended to.  However, this set back will not deter me from my goal.  I will continue to write, and work hard to publish in April.

I am also a scatter brained person, so I am having issues with the ending of my book.  I am not sure what direction to take it in, but I must push through.  Wish me luck, I’ll definitely, need it.

Chapter 12!

I’m very happy to let you know the writing is still going strong!  Today was extra great because I was even more inspired than usual. I feel this is going to be my longest book. Originally the book would have ended by now, but the new draft has taken a life of its own. Seriously, when I write I feel that the book takes over and I’m just there to jot things down. It may sound “strange” to others, but if you have ever written, you know that this feeling of true inspiration can really motivate you. Not to mention, it keeps you writing and pushing the story further along. It also brings boundless joy!

I am eager for the week to end so that I can write once more.