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Chapter Teaser

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Hello Villagers,

I got a little sidetracked and ended up starting another chapter because all these idea’s began flowing like rushing current. below is an example of one of my chapters. Again I would enjoy some feedback.

Julia shivered as the crisp air massaged the back of her neck, finding her way to the beach; she kicked off her flip flops and sank her feet into the ice cold water. Holding her breath, her hand’s shivered. She pushed out the air from her lungs, quivering with each release, and began walking deeper into the water. She felt alive for the first time in a long time, she missed the ocean. She and Sean vacationed to The Hampton’s every summer to get away, and be inspired. She was an artist; a painter. The ocean was where something buried inside her came to life. Staring out and down at the water, she was now waist deep. Her limbs numb not noticing the biting temperature of the water anymore. Breathing in, the smell of salt and brine tickled the inside of her nose; she could taste the salt at the tip of her tongue with hints of sea weed. Listening to the low waves pushing onto the beach, she wiggled her toes deep into the sand feeling the grains dancing around her legs.

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NaNoWriMo

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Hello Villagers,

I wanted to announce that I’ve decided to take the challenge of NaNoWriMo
“National Novel Writing Month” Basically it starts in November, and I write a novel in a month!( I encourage all to check it out, its free) writers are allowed to start now, and I need to average at least 1000 or more words a day! isn’t that insane?
Below is a Teaser of my Prologue(which could change, like I said a teaser) its about 488 words, and I have chapter One started that a little over 1000! Honestly I have no title for my book-to-be yet, it will be a surprise, also I would love some feedback on this teaser I posted. Thanks a Million Villagers!

Julia Montgomery has hidden away, in a small town in Connecticut by the name of Britter Cover. Hiding from family and friends telling no one where she has gone; hoping that someday her heart will be mended from her tragic lost love.
Once a strong successful women Julia has now found herself alone filled with grief bartending in this small town and filled with the memory of the last time she held Sean’s hand as he closed his eyes , and his body became lifeless on that hospital bed. Battered and bruised inside and out, Julia was in shock unable to accept she would never see her fiancés face again, feel his touch, or hear his whispers in her ear, so she ran.
She never forgave herself she thought it was her fault, they should have stayed home that night, the rain was too heavy and the roads were too dark. Julia had just received a call from the bank approving her and Sean for a loan for small space her and Sean had their eye on for her art gallery, Sean insisted on taking her out that night to celebrate but It all happened so fast, Sean couldn’t see that deer standing in the middle of the road, the car rolled and everything went silent in slow motion she could hear Sean scream echoing in the darkness, his green eyes lit up reflecting off the review mirror, pupils completely dilated and then it was black.
Waking up confused, in a hospital bed she screamed out for Sean. Looking her left there he was lifeless; eyes closed his chest slowly rising but no other movement. She screamed his name rising from her bed, shaking; stiff and battered she ripped out her IV as doctors and nurses rushed into the room holding her back as she reached out for him, trying to push them away she was too weak, yelling, and sobbing she felt pressure swell to her head, again everything went black.
This time waking up, through her groggy eyes she could see a women, and feel a slight grip on her hands, it was her sister, Emily; sobbing, and preying under her breathe. Julia let out a sigh every muscle on her body ached; her sister sprang to life, calling the doctors in again.
It was all a blur, her sister was still sobbing, the doctors, and nurses where talking to fast, their voices fading in and out. She looked to her left calling for Sean, but all she could see was a blurred lifeless shadow, motionless through the curtain. She looked at her sister feeling dizzy, tears running down her face from her swollen eyes, rippling over her lips like small waterfalls, everything went silent focusing on her sister bleak face she squeezed her hand, leaning in she whispered in her ear “he’s gone, I’m so sorry, he’s gone” … it echoed in the whole room “he’s gone”. Julia couldn’t breathe.

By T.Carrier
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Let Me In

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Beating, hammering, thrashing, pounding Beating, hammering, thrashing, pounding
Enough, enough, please, you whispered, you shivered; enough
the words didn’t sing from your mouth
there was no music in your voice
your  words sounded, no they didn’t sound they were soundless
weak, fragile
eyes, swollen with tears
falling heavy like rain fall
sounding like a snowflakes hitting the sidewalk
again soundless
If you are not looking for me, you can’t find me
let me in
you are soundless and lost
I am heavy, yet I am so light; see through
looking right at me, you can’t see me, you won’t see me
see-through; let me in
hold me tight
can’t you feel me?
I am lost, I am you, I am yours
don’t you understand?
Close your swollen, soundless eyes
Take a deep soundless breath
let me in
like a hammer to a nail, force me in
Beating, hammering, thrashing, pounding
Beating, hammering, thrashing, pounding
I want to get in
hear me, find me, feel me, hold me
keep me, and give me away
I am love
let me in
You are loved, Let me in
By. T.C
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Frenzy Fall

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I’ve posted the photo of myself above, not to be self-indulgent as if to say “look at me” Honestly there’s not much to look at besides the fact I just cut of at least 12 inches of hair! I feel lighter, as if i could float away? No, no, ha; but It’s a change I thought I would share.

Anyways, Fall as always has been beautiful, and inspiring I love sweater weather, but on that topic, I really need some new sweaters! ha ha. I’ve been thinking about writing excessively, but honestly, haven’t been doing any. I would love to share something about my ” book?:” But I can’t, I have not wrote a word to share, and I have misplaces the USB drive I kept my writing on during our move; How frustrating, right? Maybe it’s a sign to start over I wasn’t really sure where I was going with my writings, it just felt like jumbles of word vomit that was spiraling into a wall; villagers have you ever felt that way? what are some tips to get out of that “vomit-funk”?
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I do call this blog, the cat shack, here’s one of my kitty’s, this is mister Sam, can’t you get lost in those golden orange eyes?
I’ve been trying to lose weight and have been doing pilates, and yoga he always loves to join in! I have a long way to go, I injured my Achilles tendon (and I just joined the gym) again, fustrating, so I can do some basic yoga and Pilates and a medium paced walking it okay, but no big cardio that I’ve been hoping for!

Any who, Namaste villagers, and YES it’s thanksgiving weekend here in O’Canada! Happy thanksgiving, I’m thankful for being a part of this beautiful world, my family, my friends, and my love David.

Here is a photo of mine and Mr. Daves Feast! (now you know why he loves me)
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The summer of adventure and procrastination

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Wow, I Can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve wrote anything, I haven’t even looked at this blog since June 25th (Sorry) or touched my Ihavenoideawhatimwritingabout novel/short story to be!-I’m such a procrastinator, shame on me! But life has been good; actually it’s been pretty great! A lot of work but still some fun in the sun squeezed in here and there.

I’m interested in knowing what all of you lovely bloggers who still follow are have been doing this summer?  Vacationing in a faraway land? A stay-cation? Trying something new?  Bungee jumping? Maybe exploring the world of food and improving your cooking skills? Jumping out of your comfort zone? I want to hear all about it villagers.

To begin, my vacation started May 30th, a road trip with my better half to the Halifax, Nova Scotia airport…10597_10151687045080030_859895448_n

It was fantastic, we had a beautiful room enjoyed an amazing meal and had a nice dip in the hot tub at Hilton Garden Inn Halifax Airport. The staffs was more than accommodating and they served up one of the best battered fish dishes I’ve tasted, and what a bang for your buck! as you can see below!if you’re ever in the area this is a must stay hotel (just don’t get the nachos) Nova Scotia is not known for their Nachos! 390851_10151687935680030_446834185_n

Then on to the morning, we did a park and fly and they shuttled us over to the airport( very awesome) I don’t know about you but I LOVE FLYING! it’s such a thrill the take off is the bed part, what a powerful feeling, now the landing I could argue, I’m just unlucky that my ears only plug when the planes getting ready to land and they don’t unplug till I don’t know, 2 hours later!? Like come on…But It was amazing nonetheless.223099_10151689554440030_693056997_n
The second part of our vacation began we were on the plane and very anxious to to land in the beautiful St.Johns Newfoundland to visit my loves family whom we haven’t see in about 2 years!  His brother lives in St.Johns we stayed with him and his girlfriend for a few amazing days of  sight seeing and food, let me just say OH-MY-GOD the food; just insane. I was full of excitement, adventure and FOOD the whole vacation.

When I look back on the vacation I feel so blessed to have these beautiful (crazy) people in my life to call MY family and open up there homes to us. I could not thank them enough for the time spent!  and who ever is reading this if you have not been to Newfoundland it is time to pack your bags and GET THERE! just do it. I can not say enough beautiful things about this “Rock”. I even saw a whale at Cape spear and the biggest waves I have ever seen, the whale was a little far away to get any photos but I was super excited, a Tee bit disappointed i didn’t see a puffin or iceberg but that will be another adventure!

We also bused it to Grand-falls/Windsor to visit Dave’s mom. Grand falls in a small town, we just relaxed, enjoyed some good food, and caught up on TV shows (you need to have some relaxing days to not burn out on your vacation) we were sad to leave, but it was nice to get home with all the great memories, vacation always goes by so fast.

My(not-so) baby sister also Graduated this summer from high school, I’m so proud of her. I shed a few tears watching her walk out in her graduation gown and I wish her all the best in her journey; full of life lessons.

While I was home for her graduation, a couple of my girlfriends I haven`t seen in lets just say FOREVER were in town (just the icing on the cake) we met up at the beach for an amazing bonfire, some much needed catching up and girl time; I love them so much.

Well fellow bloggers I`m beat and off to bed Night night, I posted a few photos below ENJOY!

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Chapter 1: HELP!

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182199_10151652807030030_393080854_nWhat an interesting day it has been. I had a set plan to end up in one place, but found myself in another due to a wrong turn. “I’ve been in the city over a year and still get lost.” I guess that’s all the fun.

I’ve been trying to focus on my writing today and it’s true the first chapter is the hardest,  to be honest I can’t figure out where my story is going if I have a chapter started or a prologue. I have all these ideas and can’t settle,however I do have 570 words written, they are flowing like a river and then they just come to a wall because yes I’m writing, but I haven’t thought through fully how I want to develop my characters or plot I keep thinking it will come to me; it will right?

What I really need is some advice, from any authors out there on their journey, any takers?

Thanks for reading bloggers,

Tiffany

Night & Day

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Through night and day our seasons end
Through fun and play our life begins
Through hurt and sorrow life starts to change
with old age, greys, wrinkles, and pain
But life goes on and it should
we live, we die
we could, we should
our past becomes our future
and our future our past
what was, will be
whats now, is then
whats over will start
until the end
as life slowly falls apart piece by piece
Until the quiet world, of the deceased.

I Wrote this a little over 5 years ago, and thought I would share, thanks for reading!

TC
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The Riddled Beat

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You make her feel like she’s the cure to your sickness.
You make her feel like she’s everything you ever wanted.

“Is this true?”
“Is she everything you want?”
“Does she make you beat? Help you heal?”
“Liar..”

She is not the cure for your sickness.
Your heart needs no healing…
It needs beating.
It’s silent, no sound, no emotion.
wake up!
I watch you stare…Lost.
I hear your thoughts…Lost.
Your eyes are loud spoken, and your lips are tight.
Still lost.

No she is not your cure
There is no sound in your heart for hers.
There is no sound at all.

TC

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Liebster Blog Award

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Thank You Amy Rostron at Chasing Dreams  for nominating me for the Liesbter Blog Award. This just made my day, I was at work on break scrolling through my email, when I saw I was nominated, I was very ecstatic considering I am defiantly a Blog-Procrastinator; the nomination gave me motivation to crack down to organize work life/home life/ me time/writing. Considering the fact I started the blog in 2011 to find some type of inspiration/motivation to start writing again, it’s time to me to take advantage of all the  interesting bloggers on word press, with tips for writing and just in general life story’s that keep me at the edge of my seat;Just Magic

So for those that I nominate – here is how you accept your nomination and continue circulating.

First is to accept the award, post the picture of the Liebster Award on the top of post and say who nominated you for the award and list their blog site.

  • Rule number 1 is to list 11 random facts about me.
  • Rule number 2 is to nominate 11 other bloggers for the Liebster Award and list their blogsites.
  • Rule number 3 is to notify the bloggers of their award.
  • Rule number 4 is to ask the award winners 11 questions to answer when they accept their Liebster Award.
  • Rule number 5  is I answer the questions left for me by the blogger who gave me the award.

I nominate…

  1. Quanta…  http://alexswanberg.wordpress.com/
  2. Briana…  http://whenibecameanauthor.wordpress.com/
  3. Andrew… http://andrewtoynbee.wordpress.com/
  4. Risa… http://risaroe.wordpress.com/
  5. Julianne… http://juliannealcott.wordpress.com/
  6. A Faded Romantic… http://afadedromantic.wordpress.com/
  7. Belinda… http://belindawilliamsbooks.com/
  8. Peachy… http://peachyks22.wordpress.com/
  9. Britton… http://brittonshay.wordpress.com/
  10. Butterfly… http://butterflyx3.wordpress.com/
  11. Chelsea… http://thejennymacbookblog.wordpress.com/

11 Random facts about me

  1. I love cooking; especially something new!
  2. If alone in my car I sing loudly..not very well might I add!
  3. I miss-place my glasses at least 10 times a day(thank god for my better half! He can always find them)
  4. I have 2 beautiful boy’s (Sam and Blacky)..My kittys
  5. My better half and I have the nick name Jerk-face for each other; That’s love!
  6. I’m IN-LOVE with Trevor Hall (everyone needs to give his music a try, just beautiful)
  7. Turquoise is beyond my favorite color/stone/anything
  8. I use to dislike red wine, now its a guilty pleasure of mine!
  9. I’m a Facebook creeper; can’t lie!
  10. I love Steven Madden designs
  11. The whole time I’ve been writing this my better half DAVID has been poking at me/bugging me/talking to me and ticking me off; the fact he’s alive means I love him! 🙂

11 Questions to answer from Amy

  1. Where’s your dream location?
    My dream location has to  be somewhere fun not hot; this is a tricky one, I work in the tourism and hospitality field and see places everyday I’d love to go to- I know it sound’s childish but I love to go to Orlando, Fl to visit Disney, universal, sea-world etc…and Niagara Falls, ON. also  Bali, I have to say after reading eat,prey,love I had the urge to travel there; as you can see I’m very indecisive can’t have just one dream location!
  2. What 3 people (anybody past or present) would you invite for dinner if you could?
    1.Trevor Hall-His music is beautiful and upon first hearing him it made me want to be a better human being ;I’ve always wanted to meet him/see him live.
    2.Adam Sandler– Hilarious individual since Lunch Lady-Land his comedy and films have always had a special place in my funny bone.
    3.Nicholas Sparks- He has always been and inspiration to my writing since I was in high school and first read A Bend In The Road.
  3. Who’s your Idol?
    My idols have fluctuated over the years since I first learned what a idol was from Elisha Woods to Pink and her deep songs I felt I related to in my middle school years. When I look back the only person who stands out in my mind is a counselor I had in middle school, and part of high school her name was  Mrs April her “Girls Group” I was part of helped me develop my self esteem and have confidence in myself, I haven’t seen her in a few years, and we’re not in touch but I hope she knows how much she had/has helped me.
  4. What’s your favorite book?
    I’m strange, my favorite books are always the one I’m reading I can’t have just ONE favorite it’s not fair to all the authors. Right now I’m reading FEED by Mira Grant, Interesting take on news reporters, the end of the world and zombies.
  5. Whats your dream job?
    I can’t honestly say I have a dream job off the top of my head; besides working for myself. I just want to be happy and respected where ever I end up; a job is only as good and you think it is, which I’ve told myself on those mornings I don’t want to get up for work! Always make time for yourself and loved ones, don’t let yourself be devalued by others, and make changes where changes need to be made is my advice to myself.
  6. Whats your perfect date?
    Well, I’m a foodie I love to go to a restaurant with great food  and then out for a drink to listen to some live music. I Love Date-Night every other Friday is our date night we usually go out for food then home to watch a movie/play video games too if nothings going on up town, that’s a perfect date for me.
  7. What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done/had done for you?
    Something I’ve done that’s really cheesy was in high school. I want to be unconventional and got my boyfriend a rose,  thought that was pretty romantic at the time, but honestly that’s not my definition of romance. The most romantic thing i’ve have done for me was my better half taking an interest in the things I love, and remembering the things I say that I may have forgot about and surprising me with something simple like  Dexter bobble head for my birthday(I was ecstatic), and also showing up at work with a dozen roses for me he got mega brownie points for that.
  8. What’s your guilty pleasure?
    Grape sugar coated candy I love to head down to Freak Lunch box and get a big bag it never last long and im left with a guilty tummy ache and a sugar rush.
  9. What’s your favorite food?
    Well my favorite fast food is Chinese food always has been, my mother has work at a Chinese restaurant for 25 years and I’m still not sick of it, this could go under a guilty pleasure of mine as-well! other than that I don’t have 1 food that I could consider a favorite.
  10. What would you do first if you won a million $?
    Well, upon being told I won a million,at first I would jump, scream and pass-out all in that order! I would pay off all my debts, help my family and friends who have always been there for me, take a year off to travel, get married and buy a home!
  11. Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
    In 5 years I hope to have publish a novel I’m currently writing, Maybe a supervisor where I work now, and Possibly a mother and a wife.

My questions for my nominees

  1. What made you start blogging?
  2. What are your top 3 locations you would love to travel?
  3. What are your top 2 novels?
  4. What was the most interesting food you tried?
  5. If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what would you say?
  6. Who is your idol?
  7. How would you explain your basic life philosophy?
  8. What’s your guilty pleasure?
  9. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  10. If you could try out any job for a day, what would you like to try?
  11. What’s the biggest personal change you’ve ever made?

Maternal Monday’s

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Good Morning, Bloggers!

Is everybody as enthusiastic, that it’s Monday as I am? (I’m typing this with complete sarcasm and eye-rolls) I thought today would be a superb morning to sleep in before having to fully rejuvenate my brain to get in work mode for 230pm (yes I work late hours!)…However this is not the case 7:20am I’m awake, children in the hallway; laughter, jumping, and screaming! Hey it’s an apartment I’m use to that by now, right? I close my eyes only to have the constant urge to throw off my blanket and do some laundry, HONESTLY BRAIN? At the sound of children you crave laundry, maternal instincts much?

So there I am basket full of clothes taking the elevator to the 2nd floor listening to whispers of the busy apartment building as I pass each floor.

In the laundry room, my first machine of choice eats my change, “FANTASTIC” I think.
Now after all the washing is said and done, and about an hour of waiting for the dryer goes by, I reach into the dryer only to find that my clothes are COMPLETELY damp, Just great! So $4.50 later I’m hanging damp clothes in our spare room! I still think to myself “If this is the worst thing that happens today, I’m In the clear”

On a positive, more productive note, I did focus on my “to be” novel this morning, and got some writing in! Well Bloggers time to hopefully get a nap in!