Too Funny

A few weeks ago, I was trying to figure out the brand name of my favorite doll. I needed to know it for an upcoming Q&A, but for some reason, I couldn’t remember the type of doll she was. I knew that the doll resembled a Black stuffed doll and had a little baby in her arms, but that was it.

Soooooooo, I texted my Mom to see if she remembered and her response was absolutely hilarious. My Mom is one of those people who says what she thinks. Most of the time she’s not trying to be funny, but she is. I love it! My Mom doesn’t care for texting, but check out her reply. She inserts the best emojis. 😂

The good news is that my oldest sister remembered the brand name and when I goggled it, she popped right up! She was a Hugga Bunch doll.

I had the cutest name for her, but I won’t reveal her name here until after my Q&A. When I texted my Mom the picture she said, “Yeah, that’s it.” Mom was right, she did have a big head and a little baby in her arms!

Mom, you are so awesome!

Until next time…

Strong, Brave and Gritty 

Yes, those words describe my next literary work perfectly. I’m about to embark on writing my second novel and I can’t wait to start on it. Once again I’m drawing inspiration from within my own family to craft another unconventional and inspiring story. 

It took several months for my next novel idea to take shape, but that doesn’t bother me one bit. I don’t like to force an idea for writing, I’d much rather it come to me on its own. If you ask me, it’s much better that way. Once I decide on my next novel’s title, I’m going to post it here. My titles, like with anything I write, has to be different. Any other way just wouldn’t be right or acceptable to me. 

I’m also brainstorming different book covers as well. It’s very important to me that my book covers reflect what my stories are about. To me, that just makes sense. I anticipate my second novel’s release mid January or February of 2018. Are you ready? I know I am. This is going to be fun!! Stay tuned for updates, giveaways and teasers. 

Until next time… 

Today Is A Good Day! 

​Ahhhhhhh Shucky Ducky now!!! I am smiling from ear to ear. Why? Because I am getting closer and closer to my writing dreams. I had to wait almost two years for things to finally start lining up and I could not be more happier. Independent writers have to work twice as hard to prove they have what it takes to be a good writer. It is easy to feel the need to spend a whole lot of money to get yourself out there because you want to show the world what you got. Trust me I know the feeling, but sometimes you have to just wait and be patient. As hard as that may sound, it is the truth. 

I can remember wanting to spend a whole lot of money on marketing and book promotions, but I had to restrain myself because I knew that could possibly hurt me in the end. I have read heart breaking stories from published and self published authors who spent thousands and thousands of dollars on promoting and marketing their book with little to no results. I personally find that hurtful because I want everyone to be able to accomplish their goals and their dreams. 

Truth be told, I have spent less than three hundred dollars on marketing and promotions because I wanted to see how well Poka City Blues would do in book contests and competitions. The responses and critiques have been very positive which is why I am working so hard to make this ebook readily available in paperback. 

At the present moment, I have yet to spend anywhere near a thousand dollars. Every move I make is well thought out and planned. It may seem like I am at a standstill, but I am not. It is all about playing your cards right, being patient and never losing hope that what you have is  something wonderful to offer. 

I have other stories that I plan to get out there, but I am taking things one at a time. You may be thinking that two years is a long time to be holding out hope when it comes to my writing, but you are going to soon see that it was worth it! For all you struggling writers out there, do not become discouraged. Keep that head up and never stop writing!! 

I usually do not post silly selfies, but since I am in such a good mood, I am going to post one tonight! 

Alright, that is enough. Time to get back serious. 

Until next time… 

A Big Thumbs Up! 

​Here’s a BIG thumbs up to all the writers, authors, poets and bloggers! Writing can be a bit daunting and even frustrating sometimes, but we stick with it because it is a worthwhile profession. Here’s to sticking to your dreams and never giving up no matter what! You are doing the #write thing! 

On a side note, I seriously wish my left thumb went all the way up. 

Until next time… 

Coffee, Anyone? 

​You know, I have never been a big coffee drinker. Never have been come to think of it. As a matter of fact, I used to hate the smell of it. Since I embarked on my journey as a writer, I have been having all types of coffee cravings. Can you believe that?! Holy cow! What in the world is happening to me???

I used to wonder why coffee was always associated with writers and why almost every writer in a movie had a cup of Joe in their hand. Now, I think I know the answer why. When I started to pursue my passion for writing in the year 2015, I started to get my first cravings for coffee then. Not because I liked the taste of it, but to see if it would keep me awake. Sure enough, it did. Hmm? So is that why writers always keep a cup of coffee near? Yep, yes it is. Ha! Eureka!!! Now it all makes sense. That’s my answer and I’m sticking to it! 

Fast forward two years later and now it seems I have to have a cup of coffee almost every other day. And you know what? I even like the taste of it now. Good thing I am not a full blown coffee addict or else I would have some serious problems. I honestly do not like the fact that I have to have a cup of coffee every other day so I am going to make a conscious effort to start cutting back. Yes, my semi love affair with coffee will be a little hard to break, but it is something that has to be done. Until then…. 

Happy reading and writing folks!

An Ancestral Ode

It is Sunday and you know what that means? It is time for a Sunday blog share. I am coming to you today with an ode / poem that I penned about my Maternal Great Grandmother. I love my lineage because those who came before me were incredibly strong, beautiful and unique in their own special way. I am who I am because of them. They are one of the reasons why I write and why I will continue to write. 

Check it out and as always, enjoy! 

Until next time… 

Writer Fears? 

Good evening to all! I know it’s been a few days since I last posted, but I’m back now. I’m ready to hit you with one of my shortest posts ever. Can you believe that?! Let’s do this! 

I was asked if I had any fears as a writer or when it comes to writing. If I had any fears, I had to make an Instagram post about it. As you can see below, I only have one. As long as I can write, everything is alright. 

Until next time…