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An Interview with Eden Baylee (A Draft Post)

Well, here’s another draft post! This one is from June 12th, 2014 at 8:33 pm.

Eden has been a guest on my blog a few times sharing her book, Spring into Summer and has endured the hot seat on my “Wednesday Wonders” and we surprised her with a celebration HERE!

And I just found out that she has written her first novel and it is a psychological mystery.

Okay, that’s where the draft post ends. Now here are my thoughts.

First, her novel is “Stranger At Sunset” In fact, I have my signed copy sitting right here next to me. Loved it!

Eden has always been a big support to me. She’s a wonderful person and a great writer.

And evidently, this post was supposed to be an interview with her. Sorry, Eden.

But I was thinking that if Eden’s not too busy, she might like to do a guest post here on my blog and update us on all the fascinating things she has been up to.

So what do you think, Eden? Are you up for a guest post? Email me at kkrafts58 at gmail.com. 

Okay, that’s it for today and I will keep you posted!

And till next time, HUGS!

 

 

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Sketching up! (A Draft Post)

Another draft post. This one was started June 11, 2014 at 2 pm.

I was going to say catching up, but…

How was everyone’s Mother’s Day weekend? Mine was pretty good. I did do some house cleaning. Gave the dog a bath and a trim. Got some yard work done, but what I really enjoyed was

My youngest son, making me dinner…

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And with that, I took some time to sit down, relax, write a short story, and do some drawing. I even got an idea for a children’s book from one of my sketches. (Not to be revealed yet though. Sorry 🙂 )

(I have since been working on a few different children’s books and now I don’t remember which one I was referring too. 🙂 )

WOW! This one I need to remember. Mother’s day is coming up soon. I think he needs to make me dinner again. And if you’re curious as to what cooked, he made me spaghetti.

Till next week, HUGS!

Context and a Short Story (A Draft Post)

This one was started November 7th. 2013 at 10:00 am

Happy NaNoWriMo!

Well, it’s that time of year again. Time to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. Are you up to it? How’s your word count coming along so far? Me? Horrible!

A few weeks ago I did a post on part one of writing a story- Content– which consists of character, plot, description, and dialogue.

Find it HERE

Today let us look at part two of writing a story. Context, which consists of,  Theme and Mood.

Theme- The theme of your story could be holidays, childhood, life or death…To me the theme could also be considered a genre. Maybe your story is a mystery or a romance. How about a romance at Christmas time, or a murder on the high seas? What do you think theme means in your writing?

Mood- Let’s start with mood. There are plenty of moods to choose from. Happy, Sad, scared, angry, etc. and as you write your story you want your reader to feel all of themTo me, the mood of your story will most likely change throughout the entire book, unless of course, it is a very short story, but even then the mood can go from excited and scared to disappointment or relief, as in my short story below. So let’s set the mood and go from there!

Hide and Seek

   The air is heavy and humid as I crouch next to the tree. Looking up through the branches I can see the dark thunderous clouds moving in and blocking out the late afternoon sun. Darkness will be upon us soon. The wind whips up and blows the last few orange and brown leaves of the massive oak tree swirling down to my feet. The rumble of thunder startles me and I tick off the mere seconds waiting for the bolt of lightning to flash across the sky. An owl spotting its prey swoops down to my left.

Ten Tips For Surviving NaNoWriMo By  Pieces of April

http://crimsonleague.com/2013/11/06/five-critical-components-of-any-successful-novels-plot/

Not sure if the links work still but you can always check them out. And “Hide and Seek is still sitting in my “Prompted by a Photo” folder.

I still have 11 more draft posts sitting in my draft folder here on my blog. So another one next week.

Till then; HUGS!

Be Creative! Be Unique! Be You!(A Draft Post)

Okay, so here’s another draft post that I am not sure where I was going with it!

It is dated August 28th. 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

But I like the title! 🙂

This link doesn’t go where it should anymore. But it will take you to Marcia A. Richards site. So check it out.

http://marciaarichards.com/writing/how-to-know-for-sure-who-your-audience-really-is

And this next link will take you to the post that was written, but it does state that it is an older post.

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2013/07/16/write-what-you-know/

Funny, I actually talked about that last week. 🙂

So that’s it for this week’s draft post!

Till next week, Hugs!

 

 

Finding Justus, A Review! (A Draft Post)

Okay, it is Wednesday and time for another draft post.

This one was started August 27, 2013 at 9:47 pm.

I have been doing quite a bit of reading the last few days and finished  “Finding Justus” by Amanda Bretz, yesterday.

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Finding Justus is the story of a young woman, Justus, who is an interior designer and is engaged to be married to Alex, but a few weeks before the wedding she catches him cheating on her. The wedding is off, but what about the cruise they were to take for their honeymoon? Justus decides to take her best friend on the cruise. Can Justus find herself and open her heart to love again? Read “Finding Justus”, to find out. I really liked this story. The characters and descriptions were  awesome, but I felt that this was a heavy read. Some people call it a slow read.  I love dialogue when reading a book. I like the interactions between characters to show with their words.

Okay, so that’s where I left off.  To sum it up, to me there was not enough dialogue.

One thing I did find really interesting in this story was Justus’ back history. My grandmother on my dad’s side went through the same thing! LOL.

And one other thing, “Finding Justus” is no longer listed on Amazon. 

Okay then. Same time next week?

Hugs till then!

Sunshine Award! (A Draft Post)

Another draft post from June 9, 2013.

I had a good day today! Watched The French Open this morning. YAY, Rafa! Congrats! And then I went to a classic’s car show. The Old Farts, That’s the name of their car club! 🙂 Here’s a few of the pictures I took

 

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And it’s my sister Linda’s birthday today. Happy Birthday Linda! Love you!

I have received 3 blog awards in the past month, wait maybe it’s 4…Hmm…I’ll have to check. Anyway I figured I better get busy and Thank everyone that nominated my blog.

The Sunshine Award from Belinda Witzenhausen

If you want to join in the fun, and continue the process, the rules are to:

(1) Thank the person who gave you the award in your blog post.

(2) Complete the Q&A below in your blog post.

(3) Pass on the award to 10-12 deserving and inspiring bloggers, inform them and link to their blogs.

http://bwitzenhausen.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/sunshine-award-from-the-wonderful-and-talented-honore-dupuis/

Favorite Color – Hmm…I don’t really have one, but I do have a favorite color group which would be autumn. I love oranges, browns, yellows, and greens.

Favorite Animal  – Not fair! These are hard questions! 🙂 Well I have 2 dogs and a desert tortoise and I love all 3 of them, but I’ll go with the dog.

Favorite Number –  three

Favorite Non-Alcoholic drink – coffee! No question here.

Facebook or Twitter –   Both. Neither. Depends on what I want to get across and who I want to talk to…And what kind of mood I’m in. 🙂

Your Passion-  Passion at everything I attempt, is my passion!

Giving or Getting Presents – Giving

Favorite Day – Of the week? Of the month? A holiday? I’ll go with Halloween.

Favorite Flowers – Purple iris.

Beautiful Blogger Award From Gary Alan Henson

Thank you Gary I am honored.

The Rules:
1. Copy and place the Beautiful Blogger Award in your post.
2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
3. Tell 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 7 fellow bloggers for the Beautiful Blogger Award, tell them by posting a comment on their blogs.

And The Very Inspiring Blogger Award from Nadine Tomlinson

The Rules

1. Display Blog Award Logo

2. Link To The Person Who Gave You The Award

3. State Seven Things About Yourself

4. Nominate 15 Other Bloggers

I think you can see why I didn’t publish when I first wrote this. But I do thank everyone for the awards!

Till next week; HUGS!

Writing

Today I want to talk about writing. Nothing in particular and everything in general.

Let’s start with, “write what you know.” New writers hear that all the time. Heck if I wrote what I know, I could probably come up with twenty books depending on the subject or maybe I could eek out a sentence or two. I really don’t know much about nothing. 🙂 But I think you should write how you feel, how you would react, or what would you do? in any given situation. I mean, how many writers have been thrown into the trunk of a car? Raise your hands if you have been? Or snatched off the street into a van filled with maniacs? Chased by zombies? Yeah, I don’t think so. So we have to think about how we would react to any given situation because there are some things we just don’t know.

Like the time I almost ran a guy over who was being chased by a pack of dogs. Lucky for him I hit my brakes and swerved, scaring the dogs back into the field and he made it across the street in one piece. I mean how would you feel if you were being chased by a pack of dogs? I’ve personally never been chased by a pack of dogs but I can imagine his heart was pounding. Maybe wet his pants. Bet he wanted to cry. (I would have) These are things that we can write about even though we have never experienced them.

Moving on.

My niece sent me a PM on Facebook, “I see you have quite a few books out there even a couple I haven’t read! Have you made a lot of money on these? Doing them self publishing?”

Bet you’ve heard that question before and sadly to say, “Nope. I’m one of those starving artists.” I did okay on ebook sales when the books first came out, but you’ve got to keep putting books out there and the last couple of years I think I have been trying to find what fits for me. But I will continue to write. There are a lot of stories in my head that want to be shared.

I was going to talk about ebooks vs paperback but I think I will leave that until next time.

HUGS till then! 

 

Getting Back To Writing (A draft post)

This draft was started July 22nd. 2012 10:19 a.m. And there was nothing written for it except the title.

Wow! A totally blank draft. Okay, guess I really didn’t have anything to say that day.

But I can tell you that July 22nd. 2012 was my Uncle Willard’s  75th birthday.

Okay, fess up! How many of these types of drafts do you have?

Will share another one next week! Hopefully, it will have a little bit more to it.

Till then, HUGS!

 

 

My Middle Son (A Draft Post)

I did a post months ago on my Oldest Son and was reading “My Write Spot” ‘s blog post and it triggered all the memories of my middle son growing up and I knew I needed to do a post on him.

My son Adam has always been the “hands on” type of boy. From the time he was three or four, we had to hide all the tools from him. He’d go in search of a screwdriver or wrench and before you knew it, doorknobs, light switch covers and anything else that could be unscrewed or taken apart, could be found laying on the floor.

When he was five we took him to visit my uncle Willard and Adam spied an open end 1/2″ wrench and my uncle told him he could take it home, but he had to take care of it and if my uncle wanted it back, he had to give it back. Adam has had that wrench for 22 years now and every time my uncle comes to visit he inquires if Adam still has it.

When Adam was 12 he did a science project on model rockets. Put them together, painted and decorated them and then we spent hours on the high school football field shooting them off and trying to gauge just how high they flew. After that he got this crazy idea, take apart the remote control car he had, cut a heavy piece of wood to go under the body, reattach the wheel base, drill a hole in the back end of the wood and insert a model rocket. Let me tell you, that thing practically flew down the street! But it worked! I have a video of it on a floppy disc somewhere, but no computer with a floppy drive. As soon as I can find one, I will happily share!

When Adam was 14 he had been saving up money to buy a car, so we helped him out and he got a 1967 Ford Mustang with no engine or trans. He did odd jobs for everyone in the neighborhood and picked up an old engine and rebuilt it. He then picked up an old used transmission, rebuilt it, but it didn’t work. He ended up trying three different transmissions, before getting the right one. The whole project took him 3 years. He’s had that car for 10 years now and has added more to his projects. One car he bought and had started rebuilding he ended up having to sell, because he had lost his job but someday, I can see him getting another one. Here are the pictures of his three cars. The Mustang and the 1960 Ford Starliner he still has, the 1929 Model A was the one he had to sell. And as soon as I find that video…

This blog post draft was started April 25th, 2012 at 4:16 p.m.

Don’t know where I was going with it, but I am proud of him. As to sharing the photos…Every time I go into ‘add media’ my computer freezes. Haha guess sharing my drafts are not meant to be. 🙂 

And on a final moment; My Uncle Willard passed away on June 2nd. 2016. He will be missed and yes, Adam still has his wrench.

See you next week and till then;

Hugs for a Happy Valentine’s day! And Happy birthday to my sister Joyce!

 

 

 

 

Drafts!

I have 16 blog post drafts that I had started and never finished.

A couple of them date back to 2012!

And looking through them, I don’t even know where I was going with some of them.

I bet all bloggers have those. Some maybe even more than me.

So I decided I would start sharing one of my drafts, once a week. Maybe you can help me figure out what I was thinking and where I was going. LOL!

And Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 looks like a good day to share the first one!

 

Till then; HUGS!

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