Monday, July 16, 2012

Running Away

At one time or another, we all wish we could run away.

Don't you?  I know over my life, I've desired to do that.  When difficult situations arise, the need to escape...run away is overpowering.  I never have done it. Somehow I've found the strength to carry on. Yet I've realized that I'm running away from my writing.  Right now I working through two difficult scenes in my current WIP.


Why are they difficult? Because they deal with abuse and the aftereffects on the person who was abused.  I've been through a lot of stuff in my life.  I wouldn't say a ton of it was abuse but the way it affected me and my reaction was very similar to what is happening to my character.

It's hard.

I am putting off writing the critical points in the scenes.

It's too much of a reminder of what happened to me.

You think because years go by that it won't hurt anymore but though the pain is not as fresh, if you dig deep enough, the wound still oozes. It's taken me a long time to realize what I've been doing.  I don't want to write these scenes.  I want to let my character be happy without them but his story is there and it has to be told so I am going to do my best to put the words on the page.

Will what I'm feeling help this story?

I think so...I hope so.

Anyway, thought I'd share with you guys.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Beth Revis' Blog and Les Floyd's place!

I found two cool blogs.

The first was one I came across on twitter.  I love this author's outlook.  She has some great ideas and suggestions so be sure and check out Beth Revis' blog.  Here's the Link.


And yes, I am going to do some shameless promo for her.  (I don't know the woman but I do adore her blog.  Helps other authors and that's a huge plus in my book!)


A love out of time.

A spaceship built of secrets and murder. When Amy is frozen aboard the interstellar spaceship, she expects to be woken in 300 years on a new planet. Instead, someone wakes her up early…and if Amy doesn’t figure out soon, the next people woken up might not survive–including her parents.

So if you want to read some great posts, go check out her place!

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The other blog is from a guy who followed me on Twitter.  I usually check out the websites of the people who follow me cause you just don't know what to expect from some people these days.  Anyway, I went to his blog for one main reason.  I couldn't figure out what the heck Lesism was so off I clicked.  I ended up on  an informative and insightful blog.


So be sure and check him out too.  Here's the link to his blog.


Judith Leger

Monday, July 2, 2012

Wow, this year is almost GONE!

And to think, in less than 6 months, the world will come to an end.



Sure. I sooo believe that.

But the Mayans said it's true!

Uh, well, maybe some of them.

Have you guys read about this new find?  It's really interesting.  There are so many places yet to be discovered and this is just one that was recently found.

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/story/2012-05-08/maya-apocalypse-calendar-2012/54879760/1

So yeah, I can definitely see this happening. The Mayans were an expansive people.  They did things BIG. Look at all their buildings. So limiting themselves to a certain time span seems really out of character for them.

Still the thought of some horrendous destruction of the planet in less than 6 months really gives the imagination food for thought. Yep, I have scenes and scenes floating around where the world is over and the survivors have to...well, survive.


Here's the video about the find. I love these types of discoveries. There's so much here on land and I believe, under the sea, that we have yet to discover. Look at the site off the coast of Japan.  They estimate it to be over 10,000 years old.  This was a time scientists believed men hadn't created any large structures. Most scientists believed men were still hunter/gathers at this time. But who knows?  Who says it's impossible for men to have created such structures during that time? Look at the world's major sites  with the pyramid structures throughout the world. Similar but different. How did people from different areas around the world come up with the same shape?

Makes you wonder, doesn't it?




Any thoughts on the subject?  Just post and let me know!



Judith Leger