Tuesday, June 30, 2015

It's here! It's Here!

When in the course of one's life, they finally achieve something they have been dreaming about, Their heart has been longing for the day when hence it finally arrives...

OK enough poetic junk! My book is finally published. Unrequited is here and arrived with a lot of heart and formatting issues. But, she's here.  It is a story that has a lot of meaning in my life. I have been striving to be present and be grateful of the things I have in life. I haven't been in the past and this book explores what that can do to a person and the life around them. The grass may be greener on the other side but that doesn't mean you need to go there. The story is about woman stuck in her past. Because of her unwillingness to let go and move forward, she stands to lose the life she has built.

This has been a journey over the last few years that i thought would never get done. I was either not writing enough or I was writing too much and then my schedule got crazy. Life got hectic and I had to slow that shit down.

Then came time for final edits and formatting issues. I went round and round with my computer. I went round and round with myself. I am not tech savvy in any way. The fact that I or my computer hasn't exploded is amazing. This was truly a labor of love. Right now the e-book is on Kindle. The hard copy should be soon to follow in the next couple of weeks.

 I'm not going to lie, I have googled myself and done searches on Amazon just to see if it would pop up. And of course it does. I don't think it's set in yet. I haven't had a review yet and I still haven't seen the actual book itself. It would be cool to be a best-selling author, but I am also grateful and proud that I got this done. I finished:)

So if you want to grab copy on Kindle and read to your heart's content, do it now!

I am working on another one that I hope to have completed by the holidays. Well at the very least, I would like to have a few drafts in.

I do need to thank Margaret Schwartz. Not only was she an amazing editor, but she laid out my book cover, and she dealt with my incessant need to have help. God bless her.

Opal Galliano was the cover artist and she did a phenomenal job.

It takes a village...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Oh man has it been a while!!!!

Hello World!

It has been such a crazy time these last few months. I have been a busy bee. I will have to make list with commentary in order to get it all in one blog.

#1. My crazy business has increased. The hair gig is a lovely thing but man it has been exhausting. I inherited a few clients from some ladies that moved from salon. That added to the clientele I was already growing. I am grateful and my feet hurt. ON the plus side, we hired an assistant for the salon and she is awesome!

#2. I finally decided to leave L'ANZA Healing Haircare after five years of devotion, many plane rides, and frequently delayed flights. It was a big decision in my career but it was necessary. Sometimes you have to step back when ethics just don't line up. I still love my people and I will always send them love.

#3. I finished the book!! I should have the cover uploaded and then it will be on its way. I am so excited and I can't wait for you all to read it. I have already started on my second one. Hopefully I stay on track and I get it done.

#4. I have been auditioning and even called three times for three different roles for one tv show and still no luck It has been frustrating but I am hanging in there. I  just need to book it! The life of an actor I suppose .

#5. We moved into a new house. That has been hectic and rewarding. I love two things about moving; getting into a new place and getting rid of junk. You always get rid of crap when you move. At least I do. I'm not a huge fan of too much stuff and moving is very cleansing. We also have space and privacy. Most of you don't know that my mother lives with us and that is a novel waiting to happen.

#6. I am also planning on producing a play or a short film in the near future. I just have to see which one pans out first.

#7. My mom and my husband's mom decided that they would have heart issues at the same time. So I have been here in Austin taking care of my mom well my husband makes the long trek to Beaumont for his mother. It's what has to happen right?

Life has been one big ball of busy for me. I am checking off my list of goals this year. I would say I am half way there. There is more to do. I have plan and a destination. Let's hope I get there. That's my story and I am sticking to it. In the mean time, I will be thinking about how I can get you guys to read my book! Take care friends and I will be keeping you posted.