Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Daylight in print.

DAYLIGHT is now available online at Smashwords. 

DAYLIGHT. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/506000

STALKER. http://www.amazon.com/Aestas-2014-Miscellaneous-authors/dp/1503233790/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417143337&sr=8-1&keywords=aestas+2014

WHEELS http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00DQ3PIZK/ref=redir_mdp_mobile



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Shout out for novel input...

It is now my choice to gather notes, files, blog entries, pictures, journals, and memories into one form called a novel. This is quite a task, and most days I'm sure I'm not up for it. Then I have those days when I just sit down for hours and do it. I would like to ask all those who have faithfully read, followed, joined, and maybe discarded my entries to re-read them. Let me know if there is anything you absolutely do not want me to leave out of my book. You needn't limit your comments to this blog. If there is any part of Kent and my journey that you would like me to tell, let me know. Or if you want to include a part of your journey with us, I will also consider those entries. I greatly appreciate your time, efforts, and input and will be sure to add your name to a long list of people I can thank when I actually have a book.  You can post your comments here, or email me at nomadrena@gmail.com

It is now my task to slog through pages and pages of blog writings, journals, notes and memories. I then need to attempt to compile all this material into a format called a novel. I invite you, all of you that have faithfully joined, read, or even discarded my blog to check in, re-read, and let me know if there is any material that you absolutely do not want me to leave out of my book. Your input will be much appreciated. You may add your comments directly on my blog. Or anywhere else you have contact with me.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Today I started my novel, which will be a mixture of Kent's story, my story, and my grief walkabout - trip around the world. I've collated information into Scrivener and will start this process. It is daunting, starting a novel. And in some ways, especially nowadays when everyone is or wants to be, a writer. I don't just want to write a novel. I want to feel that feeling of ascending myself, going beyond who I am...going to that faraway planet where I've said something I could never imagine I had the wit, courage, or stamina to say. I remember when I first started writing short stories again, what a high mountain that seemed from beginning to publication. Now, although it's still a challenge, it's not the monster under the bed it used to be.

I have a graphic artist/editor who will help me with createaspace, and an artist friend who is interested in doing the cover. I have three possible titles. I'm thinking that I'll do a contest for the title, and maybe even do t-shirts, but that's just my imagination running away from the real work, which is facing what happened again. I envision a book filled with flashbacks, dreams, stories, photographs, based in grief and joy. I feel like I'm strong enough to write this book, although I know it is going to put me through some changes. Like I told a friend today, "I'm scared, but that's never stopped me." Wish me Luck.