Lesson Learned

I learned an important lesson today. Don’t tell someone where you actually bought a piece of jewelry.

I found a really nice ring at a local pawn shop that had a unique green stone in it. While out with Mat this afternoon I stopped by a jeweler in Lafayette to see if he could tell me what it was.

He was curious why I wanted to know so I told him where I had found it and he went on to explain to me how it wasn’t worth his time. He went on to further tell me that the jewelry from pawn shops is worthless.

You don’t know how hard it was for me to bite my tongue. I happen to be friends with people that do run a pawn shop and know that some very nice jewelry can be purchased there.

I had already found a ring for sale at this jewelry store and was going to purchase it. The way he treated me I honestly had no qualms about telling the young sales girl that I had changed my mind.

I decided to let him know the reason I buy jewelry from pawn shops is that I like to reset the stones in more current settings.

Munchkin had also found her a necklace that she liked. His attitude cost him a sale.

As we were leaving I told Resa that is why we teach her to never judge a book by its cover. The jeweler judged the rings by where the stones were bought, not even looking at them and didn’t see me as a potential customer.

Ok, I guess I have ranted enough. One of these days I will find someone that can tell me what the gemstone is in this ring.

Book 6

My sixth book is really starting to take shape now. Only wrote 2000 more words since 6 pm, but I have a better idea on how the story will proceed.

I also figured out how the killer picks the victims and why he kills.

I even figured out how he manages to dispose of the bodies. Resa had an idea and it has taken me forever to figure out how to make it happen.

I still can’t believe how much she gets into helping me write. I see a future author

Deadly Seduction

Book 5 is almost complete. If it wouldn’t be for my MS acting up I would probably finish it tonight and send it off to be proofread.

Unfortunately my MS has been giving me problems today and I just can’t push myself any more today. Get to go see neuro tomorrow. Oh joy.

I already have my outlines for books 6-8. Can’t wait to get started on them. Sure wish I could type faster.

Have a good night

History Lesson

Last night I just couldn’t seem to get in the mood to write. I’m stuck on one section of the book and my mind just didn’t want to cooperate.

I went to my next door neighbor’s house to drop off something and we started talking about old New Orleans and Cajuns. After talking to her it got me thinking about my own Cajun heritage and how little I actually knew.

When I got back home I decided to research the Cajun heritage a little more in depth. The more I learned the more I knew I wanted to incorporate this into a book. So book 5 was put on the back burner and I started an outline for another book that will incorporate my heritage as well as a haunted plantation.

I really wish I could go back in time and ask my great grandparents and grandparents more about life back then. How I wish I had taken the time when they were alive to talk to them more about our ancestors.

What Have I Done

As I am sitting here finishing up Book 5 my mind starts to wander. 

It just dawned on me that I actually put myself out there for the world to see.  Sink or swim, my first book is out there for everyone to read. Now people will find out about the real me, not the person they think I am.  I present myself to some as quiet (and yes around some people I can be quiet).

Not only do I have a book available on Amazon (and soon Barnes and Noble), but I have started a blog, Facebook page, twitter, tumblr and google+.  Soon I will have a website and several more books published.

Maybe I didn’t think this through before I dove in.  I have always been the one who prefers to do things behind the scenes, not needing the attention.  Now everyone that knows me will find out that they never really knew the true me. 

I have opened myself up more in these last few months than I have ever done.  Only those that have ever been really close to me have known how my mind truly works. 

I’m not sure why I kept my true-self hidden, maybe it was the fear of what people would really think of me if they knew what really went through my head. 

WIth each book, I let a little more of myself show.  At first, I truly worried about publishing the book, wondering what people would think when they read it. 

Now I am glad I decided to take the chance and publish The Hideaway. 

Thank you all for your Support.   It has been a very humbling experience.