Day 52 of 90: Don’t give up #ASMSG #IARTG #IAN1 #SupportIndieAuthors #Inspiration

I heard from a friend today, one that has grown close over the past few months as a pen pal. He was involved in an accident, and is having problems since then.

It was good to see him though, and I’m sure he’ll be back at a hundred percent soon enough. Still, it brought home some of the things I used to see as a CNA that I never really considered. I have worked with all sorts of patients, suffering from various injuries in accidents. One thing stays true, the accident can change you.

Now, sometimes there are just somethings you cannot control. Physical injuries and handicaps can be particularly had to overcome, if you don’t believe in yourself. And even if you believe in yourself, sometimes things just don’t happen. This is not the time to give up.

You need to work yourself, constantly, to the edge of your ability. The more you use your different functions, the more in tune you’ll grow with them. Think of it this way, if you injure your shoulder, and it has been in a cast for a long time, it takes awhile to rebuild the muscles that control your arm. You need to do stretches, range of motion exercises, and other physical activity in order to get back to where you were before.

There’s so much in life that we take for granted, don’t let your abilities be one of them.

Cruisin’ through books cause books make life worth living with Aly 3/30/2016 part 4

Give It Back by Danielle Esplin

This book kept me interested and guessing till the end!  I think this is a great book.  I loved it. This book changed POV quite often and most of the time, I don’t like this, but I was surprised that is worked well for this author.  She is a great author, I can tell!  I was very impressed with this book.  * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*  5/5

Cruisin’ through books cause books make life worth living with Aly 3/30/2016 part 3

The Knaasts Saga: No Secrets Trilogy complete by Luciana Correa

This was a long read for me.  But I liked it in the end.  I work full time so I don’t feel like I get as much time as I would like to read.  So long books take me so much longer to finish.  This book had some good twists and turns and I was excited by the characters.   Ella was a character I liked.  There was so much in this book, angels and demons and much more.  You need to check out this book and see what you think.  * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*  4/5

Cruisin’ through books cause books make life worth living with Aly 3/30/2016 part 2

Rayne: Luminescence by Quoleena Sbrocca

What a unique and interesting world this author has created in this book.  I was captured from the beginning.  The characters were engaging and strong.  I felt a connection with Rayne. I think this would be a great book for a teen as well.  * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*  4/5

Day 51 of 90: Schrodinger’s box #asmsg #iartg #ian1 #SupportIndieAuthors

I’m a firm believer in immersing yourself in other people’s work in order to help get the creative juices flowing. One of my favorite things to do is go onto different picture sites, and just see what people post.

Everything from everyday life, to fantastical masterpieces of art, they all can be good fuel for writing and creating your worlds.

Seeing how different creatures jump from the page, powerful creations that almost make you believe they could be real.

The same with movies, television, and books.

An emotional scene from a movie or television can help you deal with a similar situation in your writing.

The way a character attacks a given situation can give you insight into your own characters.

As creators, I believe we have to absorb as much as we create. We have to pay constant attention to the world around us, while channeling what we see with our vision onto the page.

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, ‘the eyes are the window of the soul’. Well, I believe they’re projectors as well. Until our eyes light upon said object, and we project our observations onto it, the item may not truly be there. Maybe we’re all just cats in Schrodinger’s box.

Cruisin’ through books cause books make life worth living with Aly 3/29/2016 part 2

Shots Fired in the Melting Pot by T.C. Clover

 Add people who are completely opposite into a apartment and stir.  This book was interesting and had some good moments.  But I was just not that much into it.  I don’t watch much reality TV so for me I just felt like that is what this book was trying to do.  * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*  3/5