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Projects I’m working on

Projects I'm working on

Projects I’m Working On

Well with summer fast approaching I figured I’d take a few minutes to update you all on what projects I will be and I’mย  working on…so freaking many that’s what! LOL, but seriously I’ll give you guys a rundown of the projects I’m working on in the next few months to a year…yes I have things planned that far out in advance…I mean I have 4 books signings for next year lined up already. And just because they are next year doesn’t mean I can slack off with preparations. Those babies will be here before you know it! So in typical OCD behavior for me…I’m going to do this in list format ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ย Exclusive member ONLY content – I will be posting open discussions about Dark Indiscretions past, present, and future…member only giveaways and content will be posted in this part of the blog. You will need to have a log in to access this information. Sometimes there might be spoilers so if you haven’t started the series you are going to want to stay away from this part of the site.

 

  • The last three books in Dark Indiscretions – Rumspringa will be releasing July 3rd 2015 and I will be releasing the last two book Triple Cursed and Past Hunted by Spring 2016…I hope to get Triple Cursed out before this year is over around November/December and then I will be starting on Pasted Hunted once Triple Cursed is done and I plan to have it to you all before April/May 2016…but as it will be the last in the series I don’t want to rush it as I want things wrapped up. I do no have an other book directly linked to this series arc planned but I hope to do Dark Morsels which I will talk about in a bit…stay tuned!

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  • Callisto Carvanis: And A Legacy Was Born – this is the first in the spin-off of Dark Indiscretions that gives a bit more insight into certain characters that I couldn’t go fully into during Dark Indiscretions Series as there wasn’t a good place to add it. It will be a sort of companion read along side Dark Indiscretions…you can read Callisto without having read Dark Indiscretions but you are going to want to read Dark Indiscretions once you dive into Callisto if that makes sense. She will be releasing September 5, 2105.

Callisto Carvanis

Pre Order – Amazon special $1.99 until July 1st, 2015 then will be $3.99

  • Dark Indiscretions Insider’s Guide – That’s right peeps! I will be doing an insider’s guide of all things Dark Indiscretions…I have been working on it for the last year…updating it every timeย a new book comes outs…it will have all kinds of cool stuff…timelines, family trees, exclusive content and conversations, deleted scenes, characters/species charts…you name it, it will be in there…it will be available in ebook and exclusively in Hardback for signings…I may do paperback as well but not sure yet. More info to come next year ๐Ÿ™‚

 

  • Looking For Love – A Red Moon Killer Novel – I will be working on my first serial killer thriller after Dark Indiscretions Series is complete…Lark Adams, author or Twisted Eventide and owner of Wycked Ink did the cover for me….you saw it here first folks!!!

Projects I'm working on

 

  • Mythology Anthology – That’s right…I’m working on another one of these bad boys ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s coming next year in June 2016…keep on the lookout. I will be making a Facebook page for it very soon…

 

 

  • July 4th author ebook bash – Join the event for ebook giveaways galore!!! Just click here…Giveaways will be up all weekend to give everyone a chance to enter.

 

 

  • 4 book signings – That’s right folks! You will have 4 chances to meet me next year ๐Ÿ™‚

Rock and Read: Vegas Author Signingย – Jan. 16, 2016

Angels and Sirens Author Event Pittsburgh, PA – Mar. 12, 2016

Booking In Biloxi – Mississippi Mar. 19, 2016

Claddagh Author Event Dublin – Oct. 8, 2017

I hope to see you all at one or all of these! I will have special swag for each that you will only be able to get there ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m also sponsoring a few of these events so there will be exclusive swag from me in the VIP bags ๐Ÿ™‚

 

  • Poetry – I plan to release another book of poems but this time with more poems in the set…I’m thinking between 30-50…not sure yet when it will be release but I will def keep you guys posted.

 

  • Dark Morsels – exclusive member ONLY content will figure crazy antics from everyone you love in the Dark Indiscretions world…from conversations, spells, or more secrets revealed…you will need a log in to access this part of the blog as well ๐Ÿ™‚

 

  • The Mooyer Society – exclusive member ONLY content and will have all things Mooyer Society that you won’t get from the books. From the training packets, to the underhanded practices, and just all things secret society! You will also have exclusive giveaways for Mooyer Society trinkets like the chocker that is for sell in my store on my website. There will also be a way for you to become an honorary member of the society if you are #TeamMooyer over #TeamTarnished (the name the society has given the paranormal species)

 

  • The Out Of Time Series – is the next series I have planned after Dark Indiscretions is complete…I have a few notes outlined and I plan for it to be 6 books. It is Sci-Fi M/M with a bit of paranormal thrown in…I will be doing this series different as I plan to have all books completed before releasing any at all…right now the tentative release of book 1 is 2017…but before that I will release a companion guide to introduce you to this new world…I’m nervous and excited as it’s like nothing I’ve done or will do in my writing…I have all the covers done and they will be revealed in the companion…

 

  • What’s out now! – Click here to see all books I currently have out. Most are KDP exclusive, meaning you can borrow them for FREE! Please leave reviews regardless of if you loved or hated the books! I want to know your honest opinions…I can’t grow as a writer if I don’t know what you all are enjoying or not! I have also release my first non-fiction piece called Letters To Kyle…it is in ebook only and will be in audio very soon ๐Ÿ™‚ I just love Hillary’s voice. She did an amazing jobs not only on my poems but she brought life into Letters To Kyle!

 

  • A year break – yes that’s right…I will be taking a break to work on The Out Of Time Series and to grow as an author…I will still be online and all my works that are out will still be available and I will still be at any signings I can. I promise…I just might not release as much or at all in this time. I will still be posting the exclusive content on the blog and posting things on my Facebook page. I’m not going anywhere I promise…I just need to get all these WIPs under control ๐Ÿ™‚

That’s all the updates I have for now…I will be using my blog or at least attempting to A LOT more this summer…especially with the exclusive content stuff so make sure you are subscribed and you comment, like, and share my ramblings…

 

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Updates and whatnot!

Hello lovelies! I know it’s been awhile but school is nuts and writing is crazy. Just a few updates from me in case you missed anything…

1. I am on Wattpad and I’m currently uploading two stories…

– Dark Indiscretions Book 1 a chapter ever Wed and Fri, which is also available FREE wherever ebooks are sold it you don’t wanna wait but I hope you go and follow me and comment and vote if you are so inclined.

– Letters To Kyle an entry every Wed and Sun, which are real letters I wrote to an ex during our time together.

2. I’m currently working on a 6 part erotica serial entitled Kiss And Tell: Encounters of a Prostitute. The books in order are:

Story Releases – this is a serial and therefore should be read in order.

Vixen: Kiss And Tell: Encounters of a Prostitute Vol. 1 June 1, 2015
Diamond: Kiss And Tell: Encounters of a Prostitute Vol. 2 June 8, 2015
Candy: Kiss And Tell: Encounters of a Prostitute Vol. 3 June 15, 2015
Madeline: Kiss And Tell: Encounters of a Prostitute Vol. 4 June 22, 2015
Star: Kiss And Tell: Encounters of a Prostitute Vol. 5 June 29, 2015
Asterisk: Kiss And Tell: Encounters of a Prostitute Vol. 6 July 6, 2015

Kiss And Tell: Encounters of a Prostitute Vol. 1-6 Box Set July 20, 2015

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25364729-vixen

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25364734-diamond

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25364736-candy

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25364741-madeline

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25364745-star

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25364748-asterisk

There is a Facebook event where covers will be revealed and releases posted with lots of fun, games and prizes.

I’ve also put together a Thunderclap if you could help support that would be awesome!

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3. I’m in the process of putting Heart Speak: The Complete Work of Inside The Heart Of My Soul and Days To Come poetry collections in an audiobook which will be read by Hillary Hawkins. Updates to come when they become available.

That’s pretty much all I have for now…for recent updates and items from my shop check out my website.

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My Writing Process โ€“ Blog Tour

IMG_0556Hello and welcome to the My Writing Process – Blog Tour!!!!! Today we will be examining a bit about my writing process and why I do what I do ๐Ÿ™‚

My amazing fellow Indie Author and new friend ELR Jones tagged me in this amazing event!

And now to answer a few questions….


What am I working on…

I’m currently working on too many things at once. I’m in the process of polishing up and formatting book 2 in my Dark Indiscretions Series, Dark Indiscretions: Monster Unleashed, that gives the ‘bad guys’ story of day to day life. Their hopes, fears, and dreams. I’m working on a Prequel novella to my Dark Indiscretions Series that gives a bit of back story before I go into book 3 in the series. I have a total of 7 books planned in this series at the moment…it can be summed up with this line: Dark Indiscretions…where even the bad guys are afraid of the dark.

I also had an idea for a YA short story that I’m six chapters in about a Amish type group of elemental coven of withches who go through a Rumspringa of sorts to determine which element they will lead with the rest of their lives at 16. It’s in fact titled Rumspringa. It’s very different my Dark Indiscretions Series. Only thing it has in common is the paranormal/supernatural aspect.

Then there is this project I’m working on called Sacrifice Broken. I can’t go into many details at the moment because this is going to be a whole new mythology/world I’m building basically from scratch. I have a few basic ideas and doing a bit of research to get a basic fill but I will be putting my own brand of quirky to the paranormal/supernatural creatures we all know and love. It’s going to be a huge novel because right now it’s a stand alone in my mind. It’s going to be the biggest project I’ve ever done. My currently books are around 35-40K and this one will be a wayyyyyyy bigger than that. Probably around 400-600 pages.

Lastly, I am a poet as well and published a small collection of my poems that is out now called Inside The Heart Of My Soul currently available on Smashwords, BN, and Amazon.

DIBook 1 in my Dark Indiscretions Series is also available online at Amazon for print and ebook and online at BN for print. Clicking the book image will take you to the Amazon page and wouldn’t you know it…it’s FREE today! Happy St. Patty’s Day!

How does my work differ from others of its genre…

My work is a twist on the traditional vampires, werewolves, or whatever else. I didn’t want to write about such and such being so good and wholesome. I wrote about the bad guys. The guys we love to hate. I wanted to show that even though they kill and don’t have the same morals and the next person, that they are not different. They want what we all want. Love, loyalty, and family. They kill because it’s necessary to their survival. They don’t do it for fun…well not all of them. They try to stay under the radar but sometimes things get out of hand. Half the times it’s the ones closest to us that inflict the most damage. I wanted to bring something to the paranormal world that hadn’t been explored yet. I kind of spliced some creatures characteristics together and made a whole new type of paranormal. My characters say things that other think but will never say.

Why do I write what I do…

I write paranormal/supernatural because I love anything fantasy, mythology, and folktale based. It’s so cool to read about magic and the unknown. You can play around some much in this genre and that’s what I love about it. I can change up things and maybe people will be shocked at first but slowly they start excepting that this is a different style and take on the traditional. There are only so many times you can read about the same old paranormal. I wanted to write new paranormals as well as a new story line dynamic and I don’t think I would have had as much fun writing contemporary romances about everyday life. Not that everyday life can’t be exciting but it just makes it all the more fun to write about enhanced supernatural creatures that defy human logic ๐Ÿ™‚

Ultimately I write because I enjoy it.

How does your writing process work…

I thought I knew my process…the first book I wrote I sat down and cranked it out chapter by chapter. Well second book was nothing like that. I had scene notes all over my iPhone, notebook, or word document. They would come at random times and in no particular order. I would still go through the book chapter by chapter but I had all these scenes that I wasn’t sure where they were going until I go to it. It eventually all came together in the end. Now the huge project I’m working on I tried Scrivener for a trial and love it. The organization is crazy and that’s just what I need for this one. Character sheets, setting sheets, and the like. All in kind of note card order and can be complied into one document later if you want. I love it.

Some times I like to write in a blank notebook and some times I like to type it out. Just depends really. I don’t outline though. I don’t decide where the story is going. I just let it flow as it comes. I get aha moments in my own world and I’m like I didn’t see that coming. Not outlining keeps the anxiety away. That way if something goes left field I don’t have to change anything. I just work around it and make it flow, if that makes sense.

And that’s my little mini story about my writing journey. I’m always learning something new everyday and daydreaming about the next scene. I love it. I’ve turned a hobby into a part-time job (more like full-time) and met some great people along the way. I look forward to bringing many more stories into the world!

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Coming up next week!!

Michelle Abbot

I’m a self-published author of new adult romance, and like to write about heroes who begin as the underdog and are protective of their girl.ย I’m an avid reader of romance, am addicted to coffee and love wine and chocolate, so yeah, not the most healthy eating and drinking habits ๐Ÿ™‚ I spend way too much time online when I should be writing. I collect teddy bears and occasionally knit a couple of rows on a sweater I started years ago, which I may eventually finish in time to wear for my funeral ๐Ÿ™‚
My latest work is a new adult contemporary romance titled, Just Stay. I hope to have it published within the next month.

Looking Through The Looking Glass

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Looking through the looking glass
I saw my life
I saw my past
Heartbreak
Sorrow
Blinding fear
All those times I tried to hold you near
To my heart
What a bad start
To a road that disappeared
From sight
Looking through the looking glass
I saw my life
My here
My now
Triumph
Stronger
Made from steel
Everything just seems unreal
Things I’ve done
I never thought possible
Look at me I’ve become unstoppable
Looking through the looking glass
I saw my life
The future I wish to have
It’s soon to be within my grasp
Love
Success
My dreams come true
Only thing I see when I close my eyes at night
Is you
By my side
Full of pride
For me
Looking through the looking glass
I saw my life
It wasn’t so bad

Broken

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My soul screams out in sadness
My heart screams out in pain
A head that should know better
A heart that dares to hope again
A feeling that speaks of yearning
Of wanting to love again
A heart that has been shattered
Well beyond repair
A dream of things to far from reach
Of sorrows broken free
On wings of eagles soaring high
To heal what some can’t see
A smile no longer hides the sorrow
When laughter fades from both my eyes
The soothing sounds of music no longer sing to me
My mind can only touch darkness
Happiness seems to far to reach
A body almost too battered
To be what it was meant to be

Incoherent Nonsense

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What makes a good poem? Does it need to rhyme? Should it mean something to you? These are the questions I ask myself every time I write a poem. Well those are the questions I used to ask myself anytime I wrote a poem. Then I stopped caring if it rhymed or made sense to anyone that wasn’t me. I stopped worrying about what made a poem good and just wrote what was in my heart at the time. Why I can write a poem better with a battered heart than when I’m content in my feelings? That I may never have the answer to. If I just wanted to sit and write a poem it’s hard and I find I have nothing to say but in that moment when you feel like your world is crashing down all around you the words come from some place deep within your soul that you didn’t even know existed until this moment. The moment when your heart was open, raw, exposed in such a way that you didn’t want anyone to see. But instead of shielding your heart away you show it along with your soul to anyone would would listen in words. Not actions but words. Words are powerful alone but together they can be unstoppable. Words have the power to turn a bad day good and a good day bad. Writing the words of my heart places a balm to my soul. It’s uplifting and helps ease what was broken. It helps cleanse me of the emotion by putting it on paper. If written correctly if can cause the emotion again when read later. It will bring up the memory of those words and make you feel again what you felt when you wrote it. It this a good thing? Sometimes it is because if I can’t feel the same emotion I was feeling when I originally wrote it then I didn’t capture it correctly. Why am I rambling on about a bunch of nonsense? Well it’s because I can’t write. I’ve been trying the last two days. I’ve got nothing. Tried to finish a poem that’s pretty much almost finished and I’m at a loss for the words. I remember why I was writing it but don’t know how to close it. It’s quite annoying. I did manage to write a bit on the follow up to my first novel but it’s not the same as poetry. I wanted to get back into it. It was my first love when I started writing after journaling. Now it’s like I can’t do it unless I feel like my heart is being ripped out of my chest. I want to do it when I’m happy and not just when I’m sad. They say “practice makes perfect”, but how am I supposed to practice writing when it’s so emotionally based for me? Writing without the emotion doesn’t seem real to me. It just seems like I’m trying to make everything rhyme, because good poetry doesn’t necessarily have to rhyme. It just has to have emotion. Atleast that’s my opinion anyway.

The Day My Heart Beat Stilled

Picture I made on my iPad of a forest at night
Picture I made on my iPad of a forest at night

 

The feeling you get when some days are better than others… Well that’s how I would describe my writing. Some days I won’t write anything and others if I don’t write anything I feel like I could explode with all the things I need to say. This is what was going on when I wrote this poem. It was all in my feelings and instead of sitting in the corner crying and feeling sorry for myself, why not just write the words on paper. Sometimes that makes the emotions seem to real and like that day really happened and now you can’t block it out because you’ve put words to memory. Now when you look at this thing that you have written you will remember why you wrote it in the first place. I am a writer. It’s what I do. I write. It’s the only time where I can completely say what it is I’m trying to say without wondering if I explained it well enough. I’m not a fan of too much emotion but there’s so much emotion in my writing. Maybe the problem is I don’t show enough emotion when I’m not writing. It’s just easier to express emotion when I’m writing versus day-to-day life. Anyway here is a poem I wrote last night.

Cold and lonely
The day my heart beat stilled
Even the kindest words cut deep
The day my heart beat stilled
Images of your perfect face
The day my heart beat stilled
Never fail to bring tears to my eyes
The day my heart beat stilled
I can still here your voice calling out to me
The day my heart beat stilled
About what a great girl I am
The day my heart beat stilled
And how you don’t want to be tied down
The day my heart beat stilled
But what I heard where the things you didn’t say
The day my heart beat stilled
They lies you forgot you told me
The day my heart beat stilled
But every word I will always remember
They day my heart beat stilled
But in the end I’m stronger
Because my heart beats still

Echoes Of A Lonely Heart

Posted this a couple weeks back. Finally found the words to finish it. My poetry always seems to take on a tortured theme. Oh well.

I’m standing in this open place
Wishing you would share a space with me
Close as can be
But yet so far away from me
I just want to hold your hand
But all you did was pull away from me
I reach out my hand to touch your face
But you slap my hand away
I go to stand right next to you
But you quickly walk away
What did I do to make you act this way
Was it maybe something I said or did
Doing my best to ease the pain
That starts to spread inside me
My heart begins to slow its beat
From the mental and physical ways you’ve pushed me aside
My soul tries to reach out to yours
With no answer in return
And all I hear around me
Are the echoes of my lonely heart

Great Wood Work

Plaque Poem

A friend of mine Jessica is making these lovely wood plaques. She makes them in all shapes and sizes with just about anything you can think of. This is the one she did for me of my poem “Dance The Dance”. I am in love with this beautiful rendition of art work. My poem seems so much more amazing than it really is. If you want to see more of her work or to request a piece done for yourself her Facebook page link is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rumph-Rustic-Designs/619291941425515. Go over and like her page and check out her other works.

Ode To Sorrow

New poem I’m working on. It’s not finished. It’s missing something not quite sure what yet. Might change some lines around and I def want to add more but here it is so far.

Ode To Sorrow

My soul screams out in sadness
My heart screams out in pain
A head that should know better
A heart that dares to hope again
A feeling that speaks of yearning
Of wanting to love again
A heart that has been shattered
Well beyond repair
A dream of things to far from reach
Of sorrow broken free
On wings of eagles soaring high
To heal what some can’t see
A smile no longer hides the sorrow
When laughter fades from both my eyes