Playing Catch-up

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I’m not going to sugar coat anything. This last year has been a rough one, but I’m well on my way to being healthy. The goals have not changed, they are to blog three times a week.my next post will be on Wednesday.  Look for it to have pictures, at least one link, and a whole lot of catch up. Possible future topics will include spirituality, Scentsy, writing,  and crafts.

For now I want you all to know I’ve missed being here for you and have been thinking about y’all.

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One of the fin things I was able to do was go see the steam engine as it came through Pocatello this year. I’ve lived here all of my life and this is the first time I’d ever seen it.  ♥♥♥ the engine!

Peace out!

Time for a change up

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Things are starting to slow down again. After doing some author interviews I’m back yo doing my own thing. I tried to expand on the topics I write about, but the things that seem to work the best are when I talk about my writing, my spiritual experiences (including card reading) and crafts.

Over the last week or so I’ve been rewriting my latest book, The Bearclaw Coven: King Roman and adding new material to She Raged. I’m excited to say that the original draft had 10,000 words and in the three days I’ve spent rewriting it now has about 5,000. The old has yet to mix with the new, but it will happen. There’s three chapters and you can find them on Wattpad under Fuzzywriting.

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What King Roman looks like in my mind. Read about him and see him for yourself 🙂

Here is a brief overview of The Bearclaw Coven: King Roman:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/embed.animoto.com/play.html?w=swf/production/vp1&e=1480134560&f=p2IaVmGD3HazEltXVcRFhA&d=0&m=b&r=360p&volume=100&start_res=360p&i=m&asset_domain=s3-p.animoto.com&animoto_domain=animoto.com&options=<p><a href=”https://animoto.com/play/p2IaVmGD3HazEltXVcRFhA”>The Bearclaw Coven: King Roman</a></p>

It won’t be long before I’m back to blogging three times a week, again.

I also have a new adventure underway and I love hosting and going to parties. Currently we have our Christmas collection available through Scentsy. I hope you take time to check it out.

What am I doing now?

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Book two is underway.  It has been some time since I have had time to blog and I really have missed it.

The Bearclaw Coven: King Roman has two chapters. One night I was writing the sixth chapter and realized the scene I was working on should be the opening scene. It caused a total rewrite, but so far it’s well worth it.I can’t wait to share an excerpt from the story so you can decide for yourself if it’s something you’d want to read.

Just a teaser… The book is set in the 1600’s in Ireland. There’s a lot going on, at least in my mind, so far. Getting it on paper the way it is in my head will take time, but I’m sure it can be done.

The goal is to have the rough draft finished by May 2017 because there are at least three books to finish before December 31, 2017. This will be the second planned book to be finished in 2017. The first one is She Raged and that has a deadline of January 31, 2017.

Other things I’m doing include selling Scentsy. The holidays are right around the corner stop by my site and search for something your family members would like that smells great. We have laundry, body, cleaning supplies in addition to waxless candles.

Want something else? Check lulu.com for latest family book I have available. Still can’t find what you’re looking for, I have craft items available for sale.

Right now my top priority is writing and I hope to be able to bring you into my world and share the stories I know you’d love.

Come check me out via Facebook: Charity K. Henson Samora

Author Interview

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Name: Russell Pike

Question 1:

Q:  What Kind of Writing do you do?

A:  In a broad sense, I suppose you could call me a Speculative Science-Fiction author.  Speculative Science-Fiction covers any kind of fiction writing that asks ‘what if.’  Most books in this genre take place on fantastic worlds or distant planets and are populated with alien races and mystical beings.

 

Question 2:

Q:  Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?  If you write more than once, how do you balance them?

A:  I love the speculative aspects of both science fiction and fantasy.  I love exploring new worlds, alien races, magics and technologies through writing, then asking, how would normal people live in a world like this?  How would this change politics, travel and culture?  The series I’m writing now takes fantastic technology, magic powers, sword play and supernatural creature all tossed together in an exotic world.  It’s a fun mix that takes what I love best about each genre.

 

Question 3:

Q:  Where did your love of reading and writing come from?

A:  I’ve loved reading since I was a small child.  I especially loved the books that took me somewhere new.  I loved feeling like my face was pressed against a car window, staring wide eyed as exotic scenery rolled by.  I still feel like that, but now I’m sitting in the driver’s seat.

 

Question 4:

Q:  How long have you been writing?

A:  I’ve been writing seriously for the last four years.

 

Question 5:

Q:  Can you share some stories about the people you met while researching the book you’re working on?

A:  As a writer, I’ve joined critique groups and attended writer’s conferences.  These are great places to learn and meet other authors like you and your husband.  I’ve had the opportunity to meet some very talented people who aren’t writers themselves.  One of the people I’ve worked most closely with is Bob Beason, the artists who does the illustrations for my series.  You should definitely check out his work on deviant art, he posts as Dr. Strangebob.

 

Question 6:

Q:  What was the hardest part of writing this book?

A:  The hardest part of writing this series was world building.  There’s a lot of new information about our protagonist Kal and his hometown of Arkebis.  However, there’s nothing that chills a narrative quite like a massive information dump or long winded prologue.  I worked hard to weave the back story and new terms into the narrative without slowing down or sounding forced.  In the end, I think I was successful.

 

Question 7:

Q:  Are there vocabulary words or concepts in your book that may be new to people?

A:  Well, since this series takes place in its own unique world, there are some new terms.  For example, people use an energy known as Alch to power everything from flying ships to robotic creatures.  There’s also a supernatural energy known as weiyld that is produced by suns.  At attunweiyld is a person who has been trained to harness weiyld energy to grant himself or herself magical abilities.  Kal is an attunweiyld.  In addition, he works for an organization called the Aleph Association which believes in spreading this knowledge. There’s plenty more, but don’t sweat it.  As I said above, I’ve worked hard to introduce new terms in a way that makes sense.

 

Question 8:

Q:  What do you want you readers to know about you?

A:  I love good stories as much as you do.  I love exploring new worlds and meeting new people through books, it’s why I do this.  When I’m not writing, I’m probably being a massive nerd while discussing my favorite books and TV series or arguing about who would win in a fight between Gandalf and Elminster.  (in case you’re wondering, it’s Elminster.)

 

Question 9:

Q:  Who are some of your favorite authors that you feel were influential in your work?  What impact have they had on your writing?

A:  I love just about (ok, everything) by Jim Butcher, especially his characters like Harry Dresden.  Harry’s a wizard with mighty magic at his command, but he still has trouble paying his rent.  Powerful, interesting but still very relatable.   I took this idea to heart when creating Kal.  Kal lives in an amazing world, sure, but he still has to deal with everyday problems at home and at his job.  He gets behind on his paperwork, he has money trouble, and of course, his relationships aren’t perfect.  Kal has powerful arcane abilities at his command, but his enemies are even stronger so he needs courage and quick thinking to win the day.

I also love the Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny.  He fast paced books can tell an incredible amount of story in a short amount of time without sacrificing plot complexity.  I’ve incorporated that into my own stories, keeping my pacing fast and throwing enough curve balls to keep the plot from bogging down.

 

Question 10:

Q:  Tell us a bit about your series.

A:  The story I’m writing right now is called “Mechanical Dreams.”  It’s the first full story in the “Under the Nine Suns” series.  Our story follows Kalrin Vallis, Kal to his friends.  Kal is an investigator, defender and truth seeker.  Think Sam Spade meets Roland Deschain with a lightning gun and magic powers.  In “Mechanical Dreams” Kal is approached by a broken hearted young man whose fiancé has gone missing.  Kal agrees to help, but the woman had been gone for some time and the situation looks grim.  To make matters worse, a mysterious third party and rogue mechanical horror are stalking the city.  On top of all that, Kal becomes aware of a massive conspiracy deep within his home town of Arkebis.  Kal won’t back down, but he may be dragged into the darkness he seeks to stand against.

You can (and should) check out my writing by following this link http://eepurl.com/b78dxL and signing up for my email list.  When you do, you’ll get a free novelette written about one of Kal’s earlier adventures.  You can also learn more about me and my writing by visiting my website.  http://www.undertheninesuns.com/

9/26/2016 Reading

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There are a lot of big changes coming in my life and I’m terrified of what could happen. This card helps me to know there is divine guidance and that things are going just the way they there supposed to be.

Courage is not the absence of fear. Fear of the unknown can be faced and the unknown becomes the known. This transition I’m in is full of all kinds of emotions including fear. The future holds unknown pieces and after living in the dark for so long, so speak, finding the light is just as scary as living in the dark has been, if not more so.

Agoraphobia is one of the hardest things to get over. More than 20  years has gone by since I really enjoyed life. Finding yourself and and pushing your comfort zone to its limits and even beyond can definitely be empowering, if you only have the courage to push through.

Daily Reading

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Introduction to Animal Messages.  This is my favorite deck.  The Llama represents the the past.  I had to face some situations that were difficult but I was able to get through it with the guidance of the Llama.  Currently I’ve learned the death of old ways can lead to new and exciting things.  My bad health has gone to the wayside leaving good health.  My future holds peace and tranquility.  By breathing and meditating and it’s possible to relax, cleanse my soul and house.

This is my reading.  What’s your reading and how do you interpret it?  Does it affect how you live or what you believe?

Change up

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There’s no author interview this week so I thought I’d take this moment to catch up. I feel blessed. There’s a lot going on, but I’m not sure where to start. I’ve had an emotional month or so and was ready to give everything up.  But thanks to some extremely wonderful people I am standing here, strong (well technically I’m sitting lol). This weekend was a hard one, but well worth it. Saturday’s plans fell through but it proved to be a blessing in disguise because  Some progress was made on She Raged. Three generic outlines were started for other books in The Bearclaw Coven series.

Yesterday and this morning I moved books from an old book case to a new one. Now there’s room to add even more books to the collection.  There are so many books to add to the collection and I can’t wait to get them. V.C. Andrews, Piers Anthony, both have books that need to be added to the collection. In addition to the Xanth novels, of which I have 99% of them, I need to get the Incarnation series.

I’m waiting on pins and needles while waiting for The Bearclaw Coven to come back from the editor.  A lot of changes have been made since it’s first release. It’s not the same book at all. A goal for sending the manuscript has been set and I’m hoping it can be reached. It all depends on what other suggestions the editor has.

Read stories on Wattpad, you can follow me: https://www.wattpad.com/user/Fuzzywriting One story will be deleted because it’s no longer in the Bearclaw Coven series. It needs to be completely rewritten . The other book is for those who are 18 and over because of graphic scenes and vulgarity. When it’s done it’ll be a good read.

The Bearclaw Coven started out as fantasy, but with all of the changes it is now to be considered paranormal historical fiction. Isn’t it funny how out books tend to take over and write themselves, putting them in a different category than we originally planned.

Are there any books or series you’d recommend? What kind of books do you read?