Monthly Archives: January 2012

Energy and Focus – a question.

Such a cute idea, and so cheap and easy to make. 

There are few things that take more energy and focus than starting a new lifestyle, especially when it’s drastically different from your old lifestyle. When you’re used to grabbing a microwave burrito from the freezer, covering it with cheese and calling it breakfast, making a conscious decision to eat better is work!

I’ve decided recently to take control of my life as much as I can and that includes getting healthier. While I can’t take control over everything (the doctor’s still don’t know the bleeding hasn’t stopped) I can take control over what I eat and how much I exercise.

I’m still writing but I haven’t been writing about writing for a while. I was thinking I should start talking about my journey towards better health.

I’m just not sure where I want to write about it.

So, I ask you, my regular readers, do want to read about it on this blog or should I start a new one, complete with pictures and recipes? Let me know it the comments.



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Steampunk Mid-week Motivation – Dieselpunk

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Steampunk Sunday: Doctor Who

I’ll be honest, it’s been a rough week and I needed a bit of a pick me up. The Doctor always makes it better. 
Posted without comment, Steampunk Doctor Who:

Now, I’m off to wait for my madman in a big blue box!


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Life Happens . . .

There are times when Life just happens and you just have to roll with it. I had planned to be a lot further along with the multiple projects I’ve been working with. Instead, I’ve been spending my time with doctor’s and specialists, taking tests and describing symptoms. At the moment, I’m a medical mystery and that thought is terrifying.

So, today I’m editing like mad. I’m hoping to have the book I’m working on to the publisher by tomorrow and I will get January’s ebook up before February.

Have patience and keep checking back, I promise I’ll be back.

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Steampunk Mid-Week Motivation

Hey, remember that corset I featured a while back?

This is the right way to wear it.

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Steampunk Sunday: Tech Mods

I love Steampunk mods on everyday tech. 
Like this bluetooth. 
to go with this cellphone. 

Have a steampunked computer? How about this mouse to go with it?

 Steampunk watch, anybody?

 A wrist-mounted gun? Why not?

 I’ve heard of electric guitars but a steam guitar?

 What else were you going to do with that old camera?

So much beautiful tech, these are just a sample of some of the awesome steampunk mods out there. If you have a favorite, leave a link to it in the comments. 


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Flash Fiction Friday – Introducing Lady Lark

Introducing Lady Lark

The door to the tavern opened and a woman walked through the door. She was not the kind of woman the regular patrons of the bar were used to seeing. Tall for a woman, her waist length hair was almost a blinding white, her green dress embroidered with realistic looking flames and creatures of flames, the string of the bow she carried was made of flame. All this was but a detail to the people looking at her. Instead, they saw her sweet, heart-shaped face and a figure that could make strong men weep.

When she spoke, it was in a throaty voice that made those hearing it think of candle-light caught in a drop of sweat on a lover’s shoulder. “I’m looking for a couple elves that came through here a few weeks ago; they were brothers, one was a magic user and the other was a fighter.”
The bartender shifted uncomfortably. “They were here, my lady, but they left the same day they came.”
“Did they indeed?” She smiled at him. “Does anybody know what happened to them?”
The tavern erupted in men clamoring for her attention, telling her their parts in the altercation they all assumed had killed the elves. Their bodies had been thrown out into the streets and one of the temples had come to collect them; they weren’t sure which one.
She raised a hand to silence the noise of the tavern. “So, you killed the children and threw their bodies into the street. Thank you, gentlemen, you’ve told me everything I needed to know.”
“Children?” The bartender asked.
“Adolescents, really, running away from home,” she brought up her bow, an arrow knocked. “You might want to duck but it won’t help.”
She let the arrow fly into the wall of spirits behind the bar. The resulting explosion followed her out the door but was stopped by a rainbow colored wall that sprang up behind her. The two men waiting for her outside caught her as she started to sob. “All that alcohol!”


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