New Chapters Up

A new chapter up for Bottled Lightening.

A new story has been posted, Beta.




Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.Isaac Asimov

I have been cranking out the writing, even getting up at night to jot down ideas that will not leave. My book is finally filling out and I have been cranking out a ton of short stories whenever I hit a rough spot in my novel. I have also been talking books and writing a lot with friends and family. For Christmas I was given a ton of journals, more than I could ever use in a year :).

My resolution this year is to finish the book and to work on my health. The last year has been rough with work and I let my health slide a good bit. This is my year to correct this. I will be starting a new job soon and moving but I am determined to get moving more.

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and a great New Year.


Rosemary and Rue

Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1)Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“October “Toby” Daye, a changeling who is half human and half fae, has been an outsider from birth. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the Faerie world, retreating to a “normal” life. Unfortunately for her, the Faerie world has other ideas…”

“The murder of Countess Evening Winterrose pulls Toby back into the fae world. Unable to resist Evening’s dying curse, which binds her to investigate, Toby must resume her former position as knight errant and renew old alliances. As she steps back into fae society, dealing with a cast of characters not entirely good or evil, she realizes that more than her own life will be forfeited if she cannot find Evening’s killer.”

I truly loved this character. My father read this book after me and utterly hated it but I was drawn to the main character. I have spoken with others and this seems to be a book you either love or loathe right off. There is a lot of back story and world building in this first book so I can see where it might turn people off but it was the characters that got me interested. I love the broken moodiness of October. Her life had been stolen from her, sure it was a life that had problems, but it was hers. After being turned into a fish for 13 years, she awakes to find the world moved on without her, her daughter hates her guts thinking she left them with no warning, and she has lost her home and all her possessions along the way. The main thrust of the book is October working through her demons and rebuilding a small part of her life.

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Writing Prompt: Make

Prompt: Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?

The last thing I made was a novel. Well, a novel and a half. One is complete and just needs to be typed and polished, the other needs to be finished and edited.  I was getting burnt out at my pharmacy job working crazy hours and having to fight for everyday off.  To keep from blowing up I wrote. And wrote. And wrote. I wrote an entire murder mystery novel by hand in spiral notebooks. Once that was done I started on my current novel, a fantasy. I will have been in my new job a year in April, while I have not been writing as I did while in the pharmacy, the work atmosphere is a hundred times better.