Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday Quote

This is how you do it; 
you sit down at the keyboard and 
you put one word after another until its done. 
It's that easy, and that hard.
   --Neil Gaiman

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Paranormal is Popular on Television

There are a lot of paranormal shows on television.

For awhile the shows were more nonfiction based with the occasional prime time fictional show making it for a season or two before it was cancelled.

Quite a few paranormal shows have come and gone. Usually the ones I like don't last very long. It's strange. Many of the shows were good, but for whatever reason the networks cancelled them. Ironically, the next season, the same networks would premiere a new paranormal show. What's with this?

I'm currently watching several fiction paranormal shows, or rather, I record and watch them in my free time. DH is not a fan of paranormal stuff, though occasionally he will watch.

The vampire, Dracula, is resurrected in the 19th century. He presents himself as an American entrepreneur to London society, but in reality, he is seeking revenge against the order that cursed him with immortality and killed his wife.

A modern day cop leans he is descended from a family who hunts and kills supernatural creatures, especially fairytale monsters. The creatures are terrified of the hunters which are known as Grimms. The twist is our hero only hunts the bad supernatural creatures and helps others which has led him to a new group of friends.

Sleepy Hollow
Who doesn't love Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?
in the 21st century, the Headless Horseman has returned to Sleepy Hollow, and headless bodies are turning  up all over town. Ichabod Crane, who was put under a spell by Katrina, his beloved wife and witch, also awakens. His destiny is to stop the Headless Horseman and prevent the coming of the Four Horsemen who will bring about the destruction of the world.

Witches of East End
Based on the novel by Melissa de la Cruz, this show is about two sisters who learn they are really immortal witches, but they are doomed to die young and be reborn, which has happened many times over.

American Horror Story: Coven
I watched a couple episodes of the original American Horror Story, but didn't really care for it.Coven, on the other hand, I like. Basically, there is a group of girls who are witches, a powerful supreme witch who doesn't want to give up her powers and die, and a group of witch hunters that brings enemies together in a common fight against them.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Alice breaks out of a Victorian England asylum and goes back to the magical world of Wonderland to save the genie she loves.

I don't know much about this new show, other than what the trailer showed us. I'm recording the series but haven't had a chance to watch the first episode.

Some of the other paranormal shows include:
  • Lost Girl
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Vampire Diaries
  • The Walking Dead
  • The Originals

There are others I haven't listed, but like the few above, I, for different reasons, don't watch them.

I'm hoping to carve out some time so I can watch the first seasons of The Walking Dead. Maybe I'll be able to catch some of the others.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday Quote

Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE; 
the word itself says 'I'M POSSIBLE!'"
   --Audry Hepburn

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Chocolate bunnies
Dancing on the table tops
Children's happy screams.

I hope you and your family are having 
a wonderful Easter.

Colorful treasures
Hidden all around the yard
Waiting for small hands.

Sunday Picture

Photograph Property of Rayne Rachels

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Quote

It's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
     --Marilyn Monroe

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Picture

Photograph Property of Rayne Rachels
A saber-toothed cat.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Five TV Shows I Want to Watch

For a lot of different reasons, I record television series I want to watch, but sometimes some slip through and I don't record them, or I have recorded them, but haven't watched them yet.  So, here are some of the series I want to watch.

Walking Dead
This is one of the series I totally forgot to record, so I never started watching it. The Child has watched all the seasons so far and has told me I have to watch them. As he grew up, we watched a lot of horror movies and the behind the scenes, making of the movie stuff. DH doesn't care for horror movies or shows.

I wanted to watch this series, but DH was watching something at the same time it on, and we didn't have a recorder. Again, the Child has watched the entire series and has told me I won't be disappointed with it.

Game of Thrones
I haven't read the books, and totally forgot about the series when it started. Several friends have strongly recommended it.

I've recorded the first season and have started recording this season. I just need to find a day to sit back and watch them.

Battlestar Galactica
As a child, I loved the original series. I started watching the new series, but stopped.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Questions and Answers

Have you ever had one of those days where your brain does a huge hiccup and afterwards you can't remember where you put something?

I'm having one of those moments.

I do a huge amount of writing by hand. I've always got paper, a composition book, or spiral notebook with me at all times. And pens? You can pretty much name a color, and it's probably in my bag. Well, to make a long story short, I can't find the article I wrote. It's not in any of my normal "writing" places. As soon as I quit looking for it, the pesky paper will turn up. Argh!!!

Since I can't find the original piece, here's a Q and A.

What are you currently working on?
I'm working on the edits/rewrites of the first book in a new series called The Undead Right now, I only have two books planned. The series is not one of the planned series I'm developing, but rather one of those stories in which the character won't leave you alone until the thing is written.

Does it have a title?
I'm still working on the title. The manuscript has the working title of Undead 1, which is more of an identification than a title.

What is the genre?
The story is a vampire romance.

What's the story about?
There's a gorgeous vampire, a muscular werewolf, vampire hunters, and a curvy girl thrown into the middle of it all.

What other other stories are you working on?
I finished the outline for book 4 in the Bryant Station Curves series. In a week or so, I will read through it and fix any "holes" in the plot and make sure timelines are correct. I now have a binder full of information about the characters, timelines, and other such stuff.
And as always, I'm working on other story ideas.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday Quote

A girl should be two things, classy and fabulous.
   --Coco Chanel

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday Picture

Picture Property of Rayne Rachels

I've been on a mini research trip this weekend. It was nice. I managed to visit two of the sites on my list, but couldn't go to the third because the Texas weather refused to cooperate with me. The temperature dropped, the wind blew like crazy, and it rained. I took a lot of pictures and made several good contacts. I also managed to catch a cold. Leave it to me to go on vacation and come home sick. LOL!!!