Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March IWSG: Dental Work and Blogging are Not a Good Match

I really thought I'd be up to posting today after my dental appointment. Not so much. I went in at 8:00 a.m. for crown work, and well, it's 4:19 p.m. and I woke up five minutes ago! Yay for sedation!! Apparently, I took the "2 yellow pills an hour ahead of appt. time" and had to be wheel-chaired into the office (and out). So much for "conscious sedation."

It'll be a short but sweet post today.

I'm good. The writing has been slow, as I'm feeling a bit stuck waiting on word on my other manuscript out there. I think on a subconscious level, I need to get that one wrapped up before I venture on to the next project. I have started something new, it's just moving along at a snail's pace.

On the other hand, I've been painting. A lot.

Well, I have a cup of coffee calling my name. And besides, it's close to 5:00 p.m. and I'm quite certain the family will be whining about dinner soon.

But first let me tell you about a really fabulous group of people. The Insecure Writer's Support Group. From their website you can see what they're all about, sign up, and even find the link to their facebook group. You'll discover an amazing support system there. I promise you won't be disappointed. :)

Hope everyone is off to a great March. If you're writing--keep at it! If you're editing--keep going! If you're doing March Madness or gearing up for A to Z, best to you!

Remember, you can do it. Really. You just have to put your mind to it. And put your butt in the chair.

Maybe in a few days, I'll put up another post, one with some actual meat in it. Until then, write on, folks!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Happy Belated IWSG

I didn't forget. Really. Just swamped with getting a few projects wrapped up and my Etsy shop back up and running. Wednesdays are my only full day off, and I needed to get the work done. So, forgive me.

I have no (new) insecurities to expose. Just the usual, am I good enough to be a published writer insecurity. This one always creeps in when I'm in between projects, like now.

So, what's a creative soul to do to nurture her creativity while she's in between writing projects? Well, it's simple.

I recently got access to hundreds of outdated (not worth anything) tattered, hardcover non-fiction books. If I don't rescue them, they will be buried in the rubble of the house in which they are housed, soon to be bulldozed. Atrocious, I tell you. Even though I'd love to, I can't save them all. (At least I don't think I can. But maybe...) I have ten set aside for an altered book project I'm calling The Tattered Book Project. You can keep up with the progress on my facebook art page Gypsy Chick Art. Big <3 thank yous up front to all who "like" my new page. :D

Here's my favorite so far.

Front Cover (check out vintage spools)
Back Cover

Yes, they are old glasses attached to the top. 
Close up of her face

I've used various forms of ephemera under the paintings. Example is behind her face on the close up. You can somewhat make out the print from an old dictionary page. Each finished piece will include a "mini story". Like all forms of art, there's always a story to be revealed.


The Insecure Writer's Support Group
IWSG Facebook Page

Check out the IWSG website. It's a cyber safe haven where writers around the world can release their writerly fears or offer support and encouragement to others. A huge shout out to the co-hosts this month!

 Gwen Gardner, Dolorah, Sarah Foster,and M. Pax!

~Be well, friends!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Drum Roll Please... It's Time for the Cover Reveal of THE ONE THING!

*tosses confetti*

I have the honor of taking part in the cover reveal of THE ONE THING, written by my wickedly talented agency sister and twin Lyn, Marci Lyn Curtis! I'm currently reading THE ONE THING, and folks, it is a-maaaze-ing!

But enough from me, let's get to the awesomesauce!

Stunning cover, right?!

Now, prepare to swoon...


Coming September 8th, 2015


A soaring tale of life and love, of sacrifice and renewal, and learning to see people as they really are.

Maggie Sanders might be blind, but she won't invite anyone to her pity party. Ever since losing her sight six months ago, Maggie's rebellious streak has taken on a life of its own, culminating with an elaborate school prank. Maggie called it genius. The judge called it illegal.

Now Maggie has a probation officer. But she isn't interested in rehabilitation, not when she's still mourning the loss of her professional soccer dreams, and furious at her so-called friends, who lost interest in her as soon as she could no longer lead the team to victory.

When Maggie first meets Ben, she thinks she can add crazy to her list of problems. But the precocious ten-year-old isn't a hallucination. Maggie can actually see him. She immediately befriends the kid, desperate for any chance to see again.

It turns out Ben's older brother is Mason Milton, the ridiculously hot lead singer of Maggie's new favorite band. Music is the first thing that has made Maggie feel alive since losing her sight. But when she learns the real reason she can see Ben, Maggie must find the courage to face a once-unimaginable future...before she loses everything she has grown to love.

*Cue in Ooohs & Ahhhs*

Let me introduce, my gorgeous twin Lyn, Marci Lyn Curtis!

Marci Curtis grew up in Northern California, where she went to college and met an amazing guy in a military uniform. Two college-aged kids and one dachshund later, she lives in Maryland, where she laughs too loudly and eats peanut butter off spoons. Her YA contemporary debut, The One Thing, comes out September 8th, 2015 via Disney-Hyperion. Learn more about Marci at her website.

Marci's having a giveaway over at her website. You don't want to miss out on a chance of winning THESE. Adorableness!

Where can you find out more? Well, I'm glad you asked!


Thanks for stopping by! I'm sure I speak for Marci as well, we're gushing with gratitude! <3

~Write on, y'all! Be back on Wed. for my IWSG post.