The Struggling Author

That would be me, Paula Hardin and many others out there in the writing world. I’ve learned so much since I started. When I look back at my first book that I ever wrote it’s a painful thing. Once I entered it in a contest and a judge told me, I should hire a ghostwriter to write my stories. I have to admit, I cried and afterwards couldn’t write for months. Not to mention hurt and also furious. How dare someone tell me to hire someone else to write my stories. I can look back now and realize at the time she may have been right. I didn’t know what I was doing. I thought I did, but I know now that I still don’t know everything, but I’m learning my way.

I’m not the best at blogging, I have twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and I even have google+, and Pinterest. I’m in the process of recovering my first book’s cover so I can do a relaunch. In September4th through the 6th I’ll be going to the Writers for New Orleans and I’ll actually have a table at the book signing. This December at the Geekonomicon 2015 Convention in Biloxi, MS I’m going to have a table and there working out the details but I might also be on a panel or two. I’ll keep you posted.

Here is my link to: Forever Lost, and The Unforeseen Rescue, which is in ebook and paperbacks.

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The Mortuary

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This is a Victorian Mansion on Canal Street in New Orleans, It was originally built as a family home later sold to a Notary in 1923, and in 1928 information was brought to attention that it was purchased on on behalf of PJ McMahon which turned it into a grand funeral home. It has over a mile radius of graves and in between the year of 1930 to 2003 over 20,000 funerals took place and their body fluids flushed down the basement. Not to mention being surrounded by the city of the dead. It is documented by a paranormal investigation team. Now it has switched hands and is a Haunted House and only opened at Halloween. For what you mean, they turned it into a HAUNTED HOUSE. I’ve been to see this place of wonder at night, and my daughter screaming to me that she seen a ghost in the cemetery connected to the house as we pulled away. It sent shivers down my spine. And the legend

Writing Under Pressure

Sorry this is late… I let it slip my mind. I have seen my mentor write under some extreme pressures and thought to myself how does she do it. Lately my personal life has hit bottom. I will not go into details, but I have to say I totally get it. For a few days I couldn’t write I became distraught, but I thought to myself if I was under contract I’d have to write. So, I pulled myself out from under the covers and started working and with some help I learned about POV and so, I’m working on my story to fix it.
It’s a slow process trying to change things around without losing the story. I have cussed a few times, and wanted to throw the computer.
The thing is my friends. I learned something new while struggling personally, and by using the negative against myself I changed it into something positive. Thank you Rita, and my sister Runere. You are my lifeline and I love you more then all the stars in the sky.

Steam Punk Genre

Happy Thursday and wishing you a great holiday weekend. Since I can’t post parts of stories now, I am finding blogging a little difficult. My life is boring, I don’t have fun exciting things happening at home, all the hunky guys has it day, history is taken, so this leave me, flatlined.  So, here is something interesting which has happened in my life recently and I thought maybe this would be fun to write about.  I have discovered STEAM-PUNK through Runere. Thank you for the introduction. What an exciting genre. I love art and in this genre I see it as a wild range of possibilities, and things you can put together like media art. My mind feels like it’s about to burst with ideas, and than I have my darkness, and the combination is endless. I’m at a crossroads where I don’t know what to call myself. (Laughing) I find as a person, we’re always growing, and learning new things. It’s never enough for me I love to learn something new everyday.

It’s sort of like gothic and paranormal, some people really dress like this during the everyday functions. Some would consider them  eccentric’s, and frown upon them. A person of unconventional and slightly strange views or behavior and some would even ridicule them.
It makes my heart pound with adrenaline as a writer. To me, it’s wild and it’s crazy and looks like a great deal of fun. There are websites, blogs, and actual conferences for their obsessiveness need to express themselves. I’m getting all excited just thinking about it. 

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As a writer- or a day dreamer, what can you do with this in your head. It’s mind boggling. Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction,alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980’s and early 1990s. Specifically, steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. developed earlier in an alternate history.

One of their weapons of choice is.. a nurf gun. They take a regular toy gun that your children play with, and take it apart, spray paint it and put it back together with other pieces sometimes to give it realistic. Who thought of this? This is wild, and shows such creativity. A Steam punk belly dancer  There is so much out there.. This is just an example.

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