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May I Have Your Attention…

Hi! I’m creating a new blog. I hope you all will follow me over at that blog. I’ll post links to it here for a while before I stop posting altogether on here. The new page is spellboundscribbler.wordpress.com and please feel free to share it. I just posted my first blog at spellboundscribbler. Come on over and take a look!

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Progress

Progress is a dangerous word. I haven’t made a lot of progress lately. I finished a dress in time to wear it in a friend’s wedding. Finished a Christmas present around Valentines. Still have a gift for a baby shower to finish. The child is 3 months old now. I’ve not been so busy that I’ve lost ground. I have had a lot of emotional upheaval. It makes me set up bad habits. I get lazy and don’t work on stuff I want to get done. Remembering how to buckle down is easy. Actually doing it is hard. But I did sit down to write you another blog. That’s a step in the right direction. Only one thing left to say about. Suck it up, Buttercup.

Back to Basics

I’ve been staying with friends for a few weeks now. It still feels like I’m living out of a box. I was straightening up over the weekend and realized I needed my headphones. I use them with my music to focus, block out everything and everyone around me. While I was living alone I didn’t see the point in using them. They do come in handy with the roommate’s cat being in heat at the moment.

So here I sit, plugged in to my YouTube playlist writing a blog for you. Kicking it old school. Going back to basics. It feels like coming home. Weird how returning to a pattern you haven’t practiced in a while can feel so comforting. Some patterns are worth repeating. Just be sure you pay attention to what your patterns are and what outcomes you get from them. If they don’t benefit you in some way, break those patterns and don’t look back.

I’m doing something else I haven’t done in a while. I’m singing again. I was sick for the better part of a month and it was hard to sing when I could barely breathe. Now I’m singing in the car, at work, at home, belting out my favorite tunes just because I can. I surprised a friend at work singing along with Etta James on At Last. The friend was surprised enough that I liked music that much older than I am but she just kept staring at me when I sang it. Music has always felt right to me. Any kind of music, too, I’m not particular.

I have my headphones, my music, my voice is back and I’m writing. Let’s see what other trouble I can cause today.

Still kicking…

I survived the move. More or less. I’m staying with friends for a bit while I find something I can live with for a long time to come. It works. I still haven’t stopped sneezing. Decided to go for full-blown bronchitis. But I’m heavily medicated so we should be right as rain soon. Now that the move is over (for now), I’m trying to get back into my writing. I made sure not to pack all mytough writing gear into the storage unit. I have been making notes on a new alien story. I don’t usually write aliens but I can’t get this idea out of my head. I’ve let it stew long enough that it’s about ready for a full outline and some serious writing. It’s funny and has a point and I am liking this idea a lot. Now I just need to stop coughing…

Spring Cleaning

Yeah, yeah, I know what you’re saying. Isn’t it a little early for that? To give you a quick answer, No! I’ve decided not to buy the little house I’ve been staying in. It’s not so little and a bitch to keep warm and tons of stuff need fixed or freshened up. I’m just not that in love with the house.

That means I’m packing again. But it’s not just packing up all the stuff I have. I’m cleaning out, too. I’m asking myself if I really need all those empty binders and notebooks. Do I really need to keep the two dozen magazines I’ve not looked at in over a year? Do I need two dozen pairs of shoes when I only have about four pairs I wear regularly? How much stuff am I holding on to simply because I remember growing up without a lot of stuff? Cleaning-a-Window

Don’t get me wrong. My brother and I had everything we truly needed as kids. But we didn’t get a lot of the stuff we wanted because it wasn’t possible. So I’m cleaning out boxes and drawers and notebooks. I’m packing up the stuff I will use and need. I am not packing the other stuff. The fluff and detritus of 43 years. I’m trimming the fat, so to speak. And once I stop sneezing from all the dust, it’s going to feel really good.

Have you seen her? Karina Fabian is moving fast…

Just in case you missed it, Karina Fabian is touring a blog near you in celebration of the release of her latest novel, Live & Let Fly.  It’s a new adventure for DragonEye P.I.’s Vern and Sister Grace.

You can find Live & Let Fly at MuseItUp Publishing: http://tinyurl.com/LiveAndLetFlyIf you can’t wait until your copy arrives here’s a sneak peak from Karina:

Thanks again to Karina for giving us a great interview.  You can find her other works at her site: http://www.karinafabian.com .  Be sure to check the other blog stops if you haven’t.  Lots of great folks to visit.

Here is the entire blog tour schedule.  Keep track of the blogs marked HUNT.  That’s where you’ll find clues for the Live and Let Fly grand prize–books & fun stuff!

April 1
* DragonEye PI (http://dragoneyepi.net) Serial Story Continues
* Caprice Hokstad (http://caprice.splashdownbooks.com) Info
April 2
* Fabianspace (http://fabianspace.blogspot.com) Kickoff
April 3
* Tracy Morris (www.tracysmorris.com) Five Not-So-Simple Rules about Humor
* Kelsoglyphs (http://www.sylviakelso.com) Info
April 4
* DragonEye PI (http://dragoneyepi.net) Serial Story Continues
* The New Book Reviews (http://www.thenewbookreview.blogspot.com/2012/04/waiting-for-next-three-way-collision-of.html) Review of Magic, Mensa and Mayhem, the First DragonEye Book
* Reality Skimming (http://okalrel.org/blog) Interview w/Vern/HUNT
* Sense of Fiction (http://ksrwriter.blogspot.com) Interview
April 5
* Jennifer Walker(http://www.jennifersbookreviews.blogspot.com) Merging Faith w/ Fantasy
April 6
* Writing and Marketing (http://karencioffiwritingandmarketing.com) Effective Book Marketing
* Writers & Authors (http://writersandauthors.blogspot.com/) On Video Book Trailers
April 7
* Lincoln Crisler (http://lincolncrisler.info/?p=991) Writing and Being a Military Spouse
April 8
* DragonEye PI (http://dragoneyepi.net) Serial Story Continues
* Rebecca Ryals Russell (http://rryalsrussell.com/blog/) The Name Game/HUNT
April 9
* Fabianspace (http://fabianspace.blogspot.com) Vern as a Guy/HUNT
*Time w/Tannia (http://timewithtannia.tripod.com) Interview
* You Gotta Read (http://yougottareadreviews.blogspot.com) Something Completely Different
April 10
* Teen Word Factory (http://www.teenwordfactory.com/) Why I wrote L&LF
April 11
* DragonEye PI (http://dragoneyepi.net) Serial Story Continues
* Sally Christie (http://sallyfranklinchristie.com/wp/) Interview w/Karina & Vern/HUNT
* Diana’s Writing Den (http://diannaswritingden.com/) On the Submission Process
April 12
April 13
* Gloria Oren (http://gloriascorner.com/) What Vern & Grace have been up to
* Gary Olson (http://www.garywolson.com/blog/) Interview
* Barbara’s Meanderings (http://barbaraehrentreu.blogspot.com/) On Norse Mythology/HUNT
April 14
* Flowers on the Fence (http://flowersonthefence.blogspot.com) Vern’s Apologia on Extortion/HUNT
April 15
* DragonEye PI (http://dragoneyepi.net) Serial Story Continues
* Paper Dragon, Inc. (http://paperdragonink.com) Interview
* Sandra Saidak (http://sandrasaidak.com/) Interview
* Roxanne Bland (http://roxannebland.com/) Interview, About Stan Rakness
April 16
* Fabianspace (http://fabianspace.blogspot.com) Editing L&LF
April 17
April 18
* DragonEye PI (http://dragoneyepi.net) Serial Story Continues
* Michelle Pickett (www.Michelle-Pickett.com) Interview
April 19—Karina’s Birthday!
April 20 – Live and Let Fly Published!
* Escape Velocity (http://kerryadrienne.com) Info/HUNT
April 21
* The Baptized Imagination (http://baptizedimagination.com) Interview
April 22
* DragonEye PI (http://dragoneyepi.net) Serial Story Continues
* Catholic Creativity (http://www.catholiccreativity.net) Interview
* Catholic Fiction (http://catholicflashfiction.wordpress.com)  Excerpt-Vern Confesses/HUNT
* The Writers Chat Room (http://writerschatroom.com) 7 PM Eastern-Guest Chat
April 23
* Fabianspace (http://fabianspace.blogspot.com) About the Cover

* Becca Butcher (https://beccabutcher.wordpress.com) Interview
April 24
* Teresa Schnellmann (www.twfendley.com) Info + Give-away
* Biblio Paradise (http://biblioparadise.wordpress.com) Interview
* Plotting Princesses (http://plottingprincesses.blogspot.com) Interview
April 25
* Snoring Scholar (http://snoringscholar.com) Review/HUNT
* Erin Hartshorn (http://www.erinmhartshorn.com/blog/) Review, Writing about Interesting Times, & Giveaway
* Theresa’s Simplicity in Words (www.teribelle.wordpress.com) Review & Give Away
April 26
* Where Love and Fantasy Take Flight (http://NicoleZoltack.blogspot.com) Info/HUNT
* Far Edge of Normal (http://jaletaclegg.blogspot.com/) Vern talks food
April 27
* Catholic Dads Online (http://www.catholicdadsonline.org) Review
* Book Reviews & More (http://bookreviewsandmore.ca) Review
* A Frank Review (http://blog.frankcreed.com) Info
* Becca Butcher (https://beccabutcher.wordpress.com) Information
April 28
* Helene Prevost (www.hmprevost.com) Interview, Review
April 29
*J.Q. Rose (www.jqroseauthor.blogspot.com) Writing & the Twisted Mind
April 30
* Catholic Writers Guild (http://blog.catholicwritersguild.com) About Sister Grace/HUNT
*”Siren Spell” (the story of Sister Grace) Flying Island Press (www.flyingislandpress.com)
* Fabianspace (http://fabianspace.blogspot.com) Wrap-up
May 15
* Writers & Authors (http://writersandauthors.blogspot.com/) Interview