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Thursday, December 3, 2015

My YouTube Channel

I started a YouTube channel!
That's right I really did.
What is it about you ask?
Oh, glad you asked.
Its going to be me in a nutshell.
I'm wacky and goofy and at times TOO professional.
I'm going to do an Ipsy review/unboxing each month.
Beauty product hauls, Favorites videos, and I'll even keep you filled in on
my editing and publishing process
for  my new book!

I'm sure there will be other themes too. So keep checking back with me.
I have 2 videos up right now and 2 more that I am editing. So they will be up by the
end of the week.

I Dyed my hair purple! lol
Check out the video. I Dyed Purple!

I may do a post about that later. :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Nano 15 has come & gone.

Summer Under My Quilt
By Crystal Sellers
So Nanowrimo is gone. another year down.
I failed yet again.
But I got the furthest I ever got. I had over 20K words.
Yay me!
I don't consider it too big a fail. I beat myself.
Plus I got very busy working on my first novel.
It will be on Amazon by Christmas.

I am doing final edits.
I have redesigned the back cover.
I changed up an entire chapter.
And I am on my final read through.
All in the last week!

This novel is my baby. Sometimes when I write I surprise myself.
Because I'm a pantser, (writes by the seat of my pants) I never know what might actually spill forth from my brain.
And when I go back over things I wrote at times I cant
believe it was me.

But I have poured myself into this story for 5 years. And I was not a
professional trained writer. I did read books to make it better and I perfected
over the years. (Perfected the story, Not my writing lol)
I have sought advice from others.
And now I am ready to Let it Go! Let it go!

For those of you that read it, I hope you enjoy it.
I hope you can see little hints of me.
But Mostly I hope you have Wonderful Holidays this year!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Publishing soon

Most of you know I have been working on a novel for a few years now.
I am very close to putting it out on Amazon. 
I decided to go the self-publish route.

I did submit it to a independent publishing house a couple years ago and they requested the rest of it but decided to pass. I had actually sent it in too soon It still had some of the last chapter that were rough.
So I have worked on it more and this time I decided to try my hand at publishing it myself.
There is a lot to do even after your book is done before you can get it out there to the masses.
But it has been fun. I hope to have it up by my birthday which is just over 30 days away.

If you have thought about publishing a book I will say this, its hard to put your work out.
I write very personal.
I have realized that there is so much of me in this first novel.
That can make it embarrassing  at times.
If I can blog about my life then this should be easier, right? :)

I hope that you all enjoy it.
More info to come soon.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Talented Amazing

Sounds coming from my 13-year old son's bed room late at night. 
Music plays out. And he's singing and teaching his self how to play the guitar.

Its only a chord or two so far but such sweet sounds too a mom's ears.
You have this little baby and you hope and dream for them. You do your best and know when you fail.
When you see how amazing they are that's when you realize the real gift from God that you got.
The talent that I see come from my son almost daily astounds me. 
He's more than I ever thought I could have. I feared what having a child would be for me. Unable to walk or run, how could I raise one?
I have help yes. But it's rare that I ask. He's mine and me and my husband have always done what we could with out much help at all. Its our responsibility. And this year I have really seen him grow and shine.
He began the school year in advanced classes for the first time. The choir teacher called to tell me what an amazing singer he is and I cried. I hung up and called my husband and told him that even if we never did anything else right, we got it right with Zach. 
Proud doesn't even begin to let you know what we feel for him. 
He was a football player and track star while continuing the violin and choir adding select choir half way they the year. And now I hear him teaching himself a new talent.
Its a very wonderful day coming to an end at our house.