Another Year, Another Chance

Hello all  my freaky friends!

It is almost the new year! I do hope the holidays were good for all of you. I mostly moped around here as my writer was busy with rewrites on my story, and spending time with her family.

This weekend marks the end of yet another year. I have seen many in my lifetime, and my in my vampire lifetime as well. No matter how rough the year before was (and there were a few) I always hold onto the thought that I made it through. A new beginning awaits us all on the other side of midnight, December 31. It is a chance to start over, to reach for your goals.

For me, the trick with goals is consistency. I’ve learned to set small goals that I consistently achieve, do not be too hard if I do not reach it this time, try again tomorrow, and recalculate. I know it’s kind of like moving the finish line but it works for me. I can look back and know I made it from goal a to goal b, then to goal c. Soon, I will only have a little more to go. If I do not do it this way, I focus on the failures. And I am my own worst enemy.

My dark ones, what are your goals? Looking back, do you see your successes this year? You should. You made it another year! That is an accomplishment. Did you learn anything? Maybe you learned a lot of ways to NOT do things. If so, then you are still working toward your goal. If you achieved at least one of your goals, that is success! Do not be too hard on yourselves. Humans are fragile with short life spans. Enjoy being alive.

My writer is entirely too hard on herself sometimes. She is focused right now on the fact that she didn’t get a book out this year and she didn’t get my book done. I would rather wait a few weeks and have my story told well than to have her rush it. I’m hoping this weekend I can ring in the new year with her and get her to accept things.

Enough of me going on about new starts, goals, renewals, and all that. I’d better get off the laptop and let my writer get to bed.




Books and MORE Books

hello, my little darklings!

What a last few weeks! My writer hit a rough patch, where for some reason she was doubting her abilities as a writer. Through the help of many amazing friends, she was able finally to get back into the swing of things!

SO, the other day we were in the beautiful city of Emporia, Kansas. She decided to listen to one of her mentors and stop in a new bookstore. Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore. It’s up near the college, and be ready to be amazed. The sensible front of the building hides a wealth of books, jewelry, superb coffee, and more! The store has the BIGGEST selection of local authors I’ve ever seen! All genres! HOWEVER, it must be of good quality. No unedited, half-finished works allowed!

My writer figured she’d leave one or two books in the store. She was almost in tears when they wanted all she’d written!! This is a dream come true for her!

Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore is worth the drive. It is a hidden gem along Commercial Street. The selection is ever-expanding and I wished I had more money and more time to really peruse the shelves. (My writer had to get home and get back to work, so we had to hurry. At least I had a superb cup of coffee!)

When you go inside, take your time. Savor the quality selection of the works inside. PLEASE tell  everyone about it. This business is one willing to take a chance on idie authors and is focused on BOOKS.

AAAND, there’s more! This weekend on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. we will be at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library at 1515 SW 10th Street, Topeka, Kansas. The Great Writers, Right Here event will be going on. The lineup is star-studded! R.L. Naquin, Kevin Wohler, Deborah Dalton, Dennis Smirl, Aimee Gross, Annette Billings, Sheila Dalrymple, Angel Edenburn, and MORE will be there! If you don’t know who these authors are, look them up! They are all excellent writers and all different genres! This event is free. yes, FREE!!! You can go see them, talk to them, get books signed by them and all for no admission charge!!!

Uh oh. My writer is back and looking for the laptop. She’s trying to get my story finished and out because she has three more books at the very least to get written. Make sure you go visit the book store in Emporia. Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore. 1101 Commercial Street. Check out the blog at And the Great Writers, Right Here. Make sure you go see them! It’s so worth it!

Gotta go. I’m busted. My writer is lurking and glaring at me to turn over the computer.

Merry Christmas and all!