92 PAGES LEFT, UPLOADING, CREATESPACE, THE NEXT BOOK, WORK, WORK WORK

NEW SNGLE STONE KILLER CVRI can’t believe there are only 92 pages left to edit and we are finished.  God willing, we will upload THE STONE KILLER to Amazon Kindle by the 6th or 7th of September.  In a way it pisses me off that it has taken so long to finish this book.  It was partially written, about 25,000 words,  when we started on it in November or December last year.  But I suddenly remembered all the health issue I had after moving back to Colorado in August.  First I had to put the house in order.  That took some time.  I had to find new doctors, not that I’m sick that much, but they are necessary.  During all this time, I was adjusting to the altitude, recovering from flu, a visitor, a month straight of headaches, and then severe pain in my joints due to side effects from blood pressure meds.  Yes, I have a blood pressure problem.  It’s much better now.  During this time, I was working on the book off and on, but not daily.  Finally at the end of April, I was able to get back to writing full-time.  So, I guess when I look at it in that light,  finishing the book on July 8th AIN’T bad!  I thought it took so much longer.  Boy, am I surprised.

Well, I guess I’ll quit bitching about how long it took to write the book.  God willing, we can complete THE RECKONING  in record time.  And by the way, I just found in my documents file two more outlines for books in the Jonas Black series.   So now, we have storylines for six more books in the series.  They will all be paranormal, romantic crime thrillers.  I guess that is what we write and I hope you all like ghosts, romance, murder and mayhem.  There is plenty in the THE STONE KILLER story.  I have so many characters in my head wanting their stories told, sometimes I hate to leave my computer.  But I must give my brain, eyeballs and my body rest.   Like now.

Well, I am so tired tonight as I did not sleep well last night, and my Titan is pacing wanting me to go to bed so he can curl up beside me.  He’s my little bodyguard and is adorable.  I am so glad I adopted him.  Rescue and animal, they will give you so much love in return.

Everyone have a great Labor Day and stay safe.

Dreamah

THE WHY DO I QUESTIONS, WRITE MURDER STORIES, BELIEVE IN JUSTICE, LOVE CRIME PUZZLES, THE STONE KILLER

NEW SNGLE STONE KILLER CVREver now and then, actually more than that, I wonder why do I like writing murder stories so much? Is my dark side that dark.  I don’t think so as I don’t even like killing a bug unless it gets in my house.  Then it’s a dead bug.  I believe I write what I do because I see so much injustice in the world.  In my novels, I dish out the justice on behalf of the victim.  And I love puzzles.  Crime is a puzzle requiring the answers to who, what, when, where, how and the biggggggg  WHY.

My form of justice for some of these creeps is simple.  You kill me, I’m coming back as a ghost to get you.  You raped your child or daughter, I’ll cut your balls off and shove them down your throat.  You molest another person’s child, you lose both your balls and your prick.  I guess in my mind, I equalize the justice to the crime for the victim.

One reason I write about it is that I don’t look good in orange or stripes.  I avoid them at all cost.  And believe it or not folks, I HATE VIOLENCE.  It’s bad for my blood pressure.  In reality, I am a peaceful person at heart.  I love to do oil paintings, listen to soothing music and play with my critters, who I love dearly.  My family and good friends are the most important people to me, other than my readers.  My critters are like my children.  And yes, I dislike people who abuse animals as much as I despise a child molester.  Men or women, YOU DON’T HURT A CHILD OR AN ANIMAL!  You’ll end up in one of my novels and your punishment won’t be pretty, and I guarantee it will be painful.

I wrote this blog because with a name like Dreamah, I thought you all might wonder why I wrote THE STONE KILLER.  It developed in my mind because I read or heard a story on the news years ago about this man, in a country I won’t name, whose family stoned the daughter to death because she had supposedly dishonored their family by being raped.  Too bad it wasn’t the family being stoned for not killing the rapist instead of the child.

Well folks, I’m off my soap box.  Read THE STONE KILLER and you’ll understand a small part of me.

Everyone have a great weekend and stay safe.

Dreamah

TSK, WEATHER, PAGE 16, ETC.

This is my second try. I hope this one works. First, I want to apologize for my last blog. I have no idea what happened. The same thing happened yesterday while I was editing. I’m moving right along and all of a sudden, some of the text just disappears. It’s still out there in cyberspace. I want the entire world to know I HATE THIS COMPUTER. You have no idea what a mess page 16 is. I have plain text. italics cursive, and every other font that is on this piece of crap. I have lines that are all in yellow when I just wanted one stupid letter.
at one point, I had lines totally blacked out. You would have thought the kgb had gone over it. Plus part of the text is just plain gone. I can’t find it to bring it back. Not only that, the icons on my desk top are huge. I can’t find out how to make them smaller. Sister keeps laughing or yelling, Sometimes I can’t tell the difference. I think she ran face and eyeballs into a tree while riding her broom.
Well, I’ve bitched enough. I did manage to get a boatload of beans in the freezer. ‘tup, I would
I think maybe, we should just take page 16 out. Not much is going on anyway.
If we weren’t in such a hurry to get this book up, I would take today off and do something fun.
By the way why does my cursor jump around?
Have a good day
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THE STONE KILLER, THE RECKONING, STUPID MISTAKES, EDITING, GOING CRAZY

NEW SNGLE STONE KILLER CVRDo you folks have any idea, I’m sure other writers do, how creating a story can drive you nuts.  I’m already crazy, so I don’t need to go any farther around the bend of being nuts.  You work for months writing down a detailed story, and when you finally finish, you feel great.  Then comes the nightmare of the editing process.  Over and over you read and search for stupid mistakes until you almost hate the book.  That is the stage we are close to now.

For all you people who believe that being an author is easy, try it, see how well you edit your work.

I have no doubts THE STONE KILLER should be finished by now and all the editing done.  And, it is, almost.  We are working on the final edit.  I have finished the first half, sister is working on the last half, and then we switch section.  She will review what I checked, and I will go over and do the correction she has made.  Then we plan on uploading the book to Kindle.  Pray for us pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee, that we don’t find any more errors.

Well, we have decided on a book cover for THE RECKONING, and I hope everyone will like it.  Once it is completed, we’ll post it to Facebook or in a blog for everyone’s reaction.  It really fits the storyline of the book.  That novel is coming along nicely.  Jonas Black is going to have a rough time with this killer and connecting all the dots.

I’ll give you all the titles for this series so far, as each book has already been started.  Beginning with the first book, THE STONE KILLER, THE RECKONING, REDEMPTION, RETRIBUTION and the last one so far, REPRISAL.  I got stuck on the ‘Rs’.  All these books and characters are racing through my mind demanding I put the words into my computer.  And you wonder why I have trouble sleeping at night.  You would too if you were being haunted by all these characters.  I told you, I was crazy.  Now you know why.

I can only set my behind in this chair writing for so long before I must have a break or I end up with a headache.  Advil here I come.

Well, back to work or we’ll never get done with the editing.  I can hear all those characters screaming at me now.

Everyone have a great day and stay safe.

Dreamah

SON, EDITING, ERRORS, NEW COMPUTER

MY SON AND HIS WIFE ARE ON THEIR WAY BACK TO FL.  This move is good for his career, but very hard on his mother.  I’m sure Joni will be happier as that is where their children live. Let me just mention here, WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT BUY A TOUCH SCREEN COMPUTER.  I AM GOING OUT OF MY MIND WITH THIS THING.  Sister has tried to help me, she knows computers, but we have had no luck in just deleting a simple document.

Got that off my chest.  Now to the subject at hand.  Please make sure of your facts.  If you have someone chewing on an Oleander twig, be prepared to write a hospital scene.

 

THE STONE KILLER, THE RECKONING, EDITING, EDITING, EDITING , AND LOTS OF CUSS WORDS

NEW SNGLE STONE KILLER CVRI would like to scream out a bunch of cuss words right now.  THE STONE KILLER, you edit, and edit, and edit, and edit some more and your mind’s eye inserts the proper word or skips over your error and you go right along reading and miss the mistake.  SOB!  Professional editors must be able to catch ever typo because they didn’t write the book.  That is what I think.  Anyway, we were all set to upload the novel, when on a lark, I decide to check the spelling of a name one last time.  Sure enough, there are two spellings for one of the characters.  SOB!  Then, I check further.  Sure enough, I found other errors.

Mind you, sister and I have read this book out loud, word by word, sentence by sentence, and still there are blasted mistakes!  Dammit all to hell and back.  So now, we will be going over this story again, word by word, sentence by sentence.  The best laid plans. . . .SOB, SOB, SOB!!!!!!!!!!!  And my SOB does not mean I’m crying.

One good thing during all this process, the next book in the Jonas Black series, THE RECKONING, is flowing right along.  Also the others in the series, REDEMPTION and RETRIBUTION have been started.  REPRISAL  has not been started as yet.  It will be as soon as the killer starts to tell me what he/she plans.

Well, blast it all,  I think SHE just did, and boy is she pissed off!

Don’t ask me how I am able to work on three stories at the same time, I don’t know.  All I can tell you is that when something comes to mind involving one of the other novels, I write it down.  The storylines are all formed and the characters are talking a mile a minutes when I’m on each book.  They want their story out there, and so do I; I just can’t seem to write fast enough.

As a means of relaxing my brain, I have started working on my oil paintings again.  Crazy me, I have two going at the same time.  I guess that is the only way I know how to work.

Well, time to get back to work so we can get this book uploaded as soon as possible.  Everyone have a great day and stay safe.  Life is short, don’t waste it.  Tell those you care about, that you love them.  Treat them as if this is the last day they will be alive.  It may be.

The best to you and yours,

Dreamah

 

MORNING, SON, BLOG, TSK

I got up to a very grey morning, but I don’t mind.  I actually get tired of the sunshine.  When I lived in FL, I prayed for a blustery day.  We seldom had one.

I am fighting a bout of depression these days.  My son is moving back to FL.  Oh, it comes with a promotion and more money, as well as, a chance to move up in the company.  But gosh I am going to miss them.  And it probably means we have to make that dreaded trip to the cesspool of the world, Florida.

I have 148 more pages to edit on TSK, then Sister will do her thing.  It should be up on Amazon in a couple of weeks.  She has already started working on the next in the series, and honest to Pete, I can’t remember the name of it.  But it will be good, so get your eyeballs ready for a good read.

Does anyone know how to grow a Lilac bush?  It bloomed this spring and then keeled over and died. It broke my heart too.  That is one of my favorite flowers.

Bella just came into the office so there will be chewing of something going on.  I need to give her her Prozac before it gets too far gone in the day.

You all be good to yourselves and don’t forget to edit, edit, edit.

We’ll talk later

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