Sunday, April 18, 2010

M's Corner

So M is nine and wanting a blog of her very own. Can you believe how quick these kids grow up? So to help her enter the blogging world I am introducing a new feature here called M's corner. When you see a title with that you can know you are getting the facts straight from the Queen Bee herself! Hope you enjoy and feel free to let M know what you think!


Almost every day I have soccer. The only days I don't are Sunday and Tuesday, which on Tuesdays C has soccer. I'm basically always busy with, soccer, school work, and spending time with my family. My life is so fun even though I don't play with friends often, I still have soccer friends and school friends. I play with them at soccer practice and school. Life for me is as busy as a bee.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Written in the Stars

I want to be a better blogger. To record all the awesome stuff I am doing or thinking, but the truth is, I am just too busy. And I mean that in the best way possible. Yes it is soccer season. Yes, I am in the last three weeks of the semester and finals, papers, and group assignments are starting to pop up. Yes I have a house to run, and am doing an okay job. Going on about a month now where I've kept the house in a state of "if someone were to show up right now I would not be mortified" state. And if that was not enough to keep me busy, I am trying to pump out 10,000 words on AND THE SKY FULL OF STARS. Hit 39,000 tonight so that is about 6,000 for the month. I am updating as often as possible on the side bar, so if you come around and don't see me look to the right. If nothing is there I may just be lazy, but hopefully what you see will mean that a lot of good things are being written in the stars!

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Thorn

Another day, Another Blog tour. Thanks to my friend Tristi at Valor Publishing I get the opportunity to review new books coming out. Today I am going to be reviewing The Thorn by Daron D. Fraley.

Three tribes are at war on the planet Gan, unaware that the sign of Christ's birth on an unknown world-Earth-is about to appear in the heavens.
During a bloody skirmish with Gideonite troops, Jonathan of Daniel spares Pekah, a young enemy soldier, gaining his trust forever. These two distant brothers from estranged tribes covenant with each other to end the war being waged by a self-proclaimed emperor, and soon discover the intentions of a far more dangerous foe-a sinister general bent on ruling those he can bring into subjection and destroying all others.

The good: What I liked about this book is that Pekah, one of the main characters is very loyal. He is the type of friend you want to have on your side. I like the idea of thinking what life on other planets would be like when thinking of it from a religious POV and I think the author does a good job of thinking this out.

The not so good: Two of the main characters were supposed to be about 30 in age and they acted, spoke and behaved like teenagers. In fact, when the love interest was finally brought in (a little too late for me) I was surprised. I had a hard time taking them seriously for this reason. Also, most of the conflicts were handled a little too easy for me. I say make them suffer! :)

Who will like this book? I see this book having a good following. There is action, romance, and religion. There are places that make you think and wonder what you would do in that situation and that is always a good thing in my opinion.

The Thorn is the first book in a series. Look for your copy on Amazon.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I Have A Goal!

April, what can I say about it? For a mother with three young children who all play soccer, who is in her last month of a semester and has 12 page papers, and finals, and group presentations due, who wants to keep her house clean, and spend some time with her family in a setting that doesn't include driving to and from soccer only, well April is a crazy month. Now add to that that I want to write. That I need to finish this book so I can go on to the next idea I have and you can see why I needed to make a goal. I originally wanted to do 30,000 words this month, but then I came back to reality and set my sights a little lower. So for April I am making a goal of adding 10,000 words to my 33,199 that I have as of this moment. I will be keeping track on the side of the blog so feel free to yell at me if you see any zero's on days other than Sunday. That is my goal and I hope I can make it and still survive! What is your goal for the month?