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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Year. New Goals. New Plan of Action.

I've been MIA and with good reason, too.


I've been spending as much time with family through the holidays. My grandbabies are getting big, and quickly.

I've also been self-reflecting on where I'm going with my writing ... and where I'm going with this blog. 

If there's one thing I want and have prayed about, is this ... I want whatever I write to go along with what I believe. It doesn't matter if it's popular. What matters is if I actually help someone with my fiction.

I know I've already posted about the time I was into acting. And an agent asked, "Are you willing to do anything to be famous?" Right then and there, I knew my acting career would be null and void. But I'm glad that it is. Although, it was a great experience and I learned a lot about people in general, the world, and myself.
 
What am I trying to say? That I don't care if I'm famous and I don't care if people agree with me. There, I said it. But I hope with where ever my blog and novels and short stories go ... it goes to help someone or a lot of someones.

Anyhow, my blog will be changing a bit here. Since I'm a history buff, I will be writing more about conspiracy theories ...  which for the most part, I don't believe are unproven opinions ... conspiracy meaning: a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful and harmful; and theory meaning: a supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something, especially based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained. Put the two together and you get this meaning: a belief that some covert but influential organization is responsible for a circumstance or event. 
 
And no, I don't believe the Queen of England and her brood are a bunch of shape-shifting lizards. That's absurd!

As for my novels, Killer Stilettos, my second book, in the Lila's Journey's Series, its being stripped of the unnecessary and re-molded. The plan is to get it from 80,000 words to 50,000.

Combat Boots, the third book, in the Lila's Journey Series, has pretty much written itself. But changes will be made there as well.

Time on Her Side is being added to. I don't believe this will be a series though. And it's taking quite a bit of research on my part, since it is a time travel piece.

My White Trash and Pill Heads series is on the shelf for now. But I am missing it. Especially Joe Soften, a hoarding-gun-toting-pot-smoking-hopelessly-in-love-with-his-ex-wife-apocolyptic-red-neck-kind-of-guy. Know anybody like this?

And sometime before Christmas, I turned in 2 pieces to Chicken Soup for the Soul, on their upcoming dream and premonition book. The Secret and The Storm.

So sigh, sigh, sigh. A lot is going on. Not to mention, that it's been crazy busy at The Salon. Been doing 20 to 28 haircuts a day the last 2 weeks. I'm exhausted to say the least.

Oh and I got the edits back on Samah Ronit. Once, I get that perfected it will go off to the Copyright Office. Once I get my number, it will be onto the formatter. I know for a fact that this one will be out by Summer.

Okay. This was my update. But before I go, I wanted to leave you with this question. WHAT IF EVERY TIME YOU TURNED ON YOUR TELEVISION SET, YOU CAME UNDER A SPELL? ARE THE POWERS THAT BE TWISTING AND RESHAPING OUR MINDS WITH SYMBOLS AND PROPAGANDA? ARE WE IN DANGER? Could be. Never know. These questions will begin a blog I'll post next week.
 
And for fun, I couldn't resist ...
 

Hope good things for everyone in the New Year! And hope I can catch up on my blog reading.
I am seriously behind.
 
Hugs and chocolate, all!
Shelly






30 comments:

  1. That definitely sounds like you were very busy over the holidays.

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    1. It was way busy. I'm functioning on fumes right now.

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  2. That's cool you turned in two pieces.
    Conspiracy theories sounds cool. As an former X-Files junkie, I will enjoy that.
    Happy New Year, Shelly.

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  3. X-files was my show as well. Loved it! And I don't watch much TV now except for the news and The Walking Dead. Although, in March, it looks like a good show Dig will be coming. I for sure want to watch that.

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  4. I am happy to read that you're gonna go for it. Just be yourself and have fun. It's your blog, enjoy it.

    So many others I read don't even like their blog, or they're so busy using their blogs as a platform, worried about followers, comments, and all that.

    Fuck that. Have fun and enjoy.

    I'm looking forward to reading about whatever you're excited about.

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    1. LOL! You're so right. I get so tired of platform blogs. I like to read personal stuff or things that mean something.

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    2. Cool beans. I realized after I published it that I don't know you well enough yet, to drop an F-bomb. My bad.

      But that being said, I look forward to your new journey. Keep on postin' and I'll keep on reading.

      Cheers and boogie boogie.

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    3. F-bombs happen. I try to keep it clean in whatever I write. But I do have a few characters that drop them from time to time.

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  5. I am always happy to read with you write !
    It is your blog ! Do what you want.

    cheers, parsnip

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  6. You've got a lot on your plate! Do what makes you happy.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Always got a lot on my plate. I don't know what I'd do if I had nothing to do.

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  7. Keep plugging, Shelly. Happy New Year!

    I'm looking forward to your conspiracy posts. Happily, I don't have to worry about the TV's diabolical power until baseball season...thus I'm safe for three months. LOL

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    1. Funny. Baseball isn't a problem. It's other things.

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  8. Hi, Shelly,

    Wow you are so busy... sounds like you have so many fun and cool project going on. Good for you. I am amazed how so many writers write SO MUCH while living their day lives and balancing family as well.

    I don't know how you all do it! But I hope to gain that talent at some point. For me the house whiz by and I get so little accomplished. Hopefully this year I will find at the gift to organize my time better...

    All the best this year to you and your family!!!!

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  9. Such beautiful grandbabies! I'm glad you feel good about where you are and what you do, Shelly. That speaks volumes about your wisdom and confidence. I hope you have a marvelous 2015!

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  10. My goodness you are busy, girl! Glad to hear the update on stuff. Good for you on all of it! I'll stop in and see what's going on here from time to time. Good luck on all of it!

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    1. Oh my goodness! My busy-ness gives me panic attacks sometimes.

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  11. I found your question intriguing. Most of the people I know who think the TV is controlling their minds think they are the healthy ones in our crazy society. It would be truly scary to believe that they are.

    It should be an interesting thing to write about.

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    1. Well, I'll be exploring that question. Our minds are like computers. We're sponges and if we're not sure of our beliefs we can be swayed into anything.

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  12. I look forward to reading your new blog posts!

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  13. As I told you on Facebook, Shelly, I think you have the plot for a book there with the TV possession idea.

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    1. I've outlined something. It's on a shelf.

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  14. You're doing so much, so many series and interests. Wow! I'm such a snail, comparatively. Your grandkids are adorable! Good luck with the new directions you're taking!

    BTW, I’ve taken over hosting the Celebrate the Small Things hop, and we have a new linky for 2015. If you're still interested you can drop by my blog and sign up, so hop members can see your link and continue to visit.
    http://lexacain.blogspot.com/2015/01/celebrate-small-things.html

    Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Lexa. Maybe I'll do it with a different twist.

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  15. If you're not true to yourself then you are lying to the world and will eventually be outed as a fraud. I like your plan and your philosophy.

    Conspiracies are almost always interesting especially when credible and having strong evidence to back them up. I like the TV idea--I kind of believe that one as well.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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I'm dying to know what you think.