Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Don't the hours grow shorter as the days go by
You never get to stop and open your eyes
One day you're waiting for the sky to fall
The next you're dazzled by the beauty of it all...
Sometimes you're made to feel as if your love's a crime
But nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight
Got to kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight...
Who remembers this song? Barenaked Ladies.
It's been stuck in my head for the last thirty minutes...randomly... as I racked my brain for which of the million and one things I wanted to write about today. I have no idea where it came from.
But the lyrics keep repeating.
I used to do a "Words for Wednesday" post every week. Usually it was inspired by a specific quote or phrase or song I'd heard at some point. These particular words seemed fitting for a mini revival of that exercise.
The song is called "Lovers in a Dangerous Time".
I'm a Dreamer. I have always been a dreamer. I suspect I will always be a dreamer. People often tell me I just don't see things the way the real world presents them. The way they're meant to be seen.
I think they're right. But I also like to think perception is open to interpretation.
I wouldn't want to be anything else. Maybe a part of me will always retain my inner child. It makes me sad how as we grow older, we start to lose our wonder, that spark, the joy in the belief that anything is possible...anything...
It hasn't been easy. The last few years have been... difficult... interesting... to say the least. But I wouldn't change a second of it.
Nothing worth having usually comes without some kind of a fight.
Don't you value and appreciate the things you had to work for much more than what's been handed to you? Those glittering, shattered shards you had to fight for with all your heart and soul? They didn't come easy, they kept you up at night...they pushed you forwards... they made you try harder... they made you wish upon that star...
We do indeed live in a dangerous time... where moments disappear in the blink of an eye. Where yesterday's highs crash as quickly as today's lows vault up.
Got to kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight...
Life keeps moving. It never stops. The sun always rises though, doesn't it?
Keep fighting for your dream. Keep kicking at the darkness. Eventually you will find that crack... the silver lining that evaded your grasp, but was always there.
And it will grow. It will flourish and it will thrive.
Even on those days when it seems like everything is falling apart. You will fall back together again. I promise.
Okay... question time... naturally ;)
Are you a dreamer or grounded in reality? A little bit of both? What is something you're currently fighting for? And who was (is) a fan of this song?
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Ahem... Knock, knock... Anybody home...?
Hello again friends :)
It's been a VERY long time. Far too long...
I'm having a hard time believing that my last post was in February, 4 years ago. 4 years ago guys...
As a result, it seemed quite fitting to return in February too.
I've truly MISSED all of you!! And I will freely admit that I have silently creeped on most of you over the last few years. Come on... could I really stay away? ;)
I'm sad to see some of you have stopped blogging, or taken a break (although I'm not one to talk ;)), yet ecstatic that so many of my other favorites are still going strong. I will be around to visit each and every one of you over the coming weeks, I promise :)
I'm sorry for disappearing.
It wasn't planned, nor was it expected. Life took... an interesting turn, to say the least. It's funny how people always say, "well, life got in the way"... I'm not sure I really understood what that meant until now. Life does indeed get in the way. Sometimes, life has other plans for you.. and suddenly, without warning, you find yourself on a completely unintended path, winding down an unfamiliar river, all the while hoping you emerge somewhere safe and dry.
I've meant to return to blogging for quite some time now. It feels like a part of me was missing the entire time I was away. Yet I was struggling. Struggling with where I was, what I wanted, where I was going....but mostly...how to make my life my own again... While I could see the end goal.. I couldn't quite reach it... couldn't quite touch it...
These last few years have been filled with change... with the unexpected... with loads of uncertainty at every turn, each corner met with an uncanny mixture of unprecedented endings, and hopeful new beginnings.
Sort of like some of my favorite books ;)
While so much has changed...in the grander scheme of things, it also seems like it all stayed the same. I've grown, I've evolved, I've learned, I've loved, I've fallen apart. I've felt like my very soul was being ripped out at times... But somehow...most of all... I'm still me... I'm still here.
I will have some updates of my journey over the upcoming weeks, as well as a possible revamp of the blog.
I'm still writing, I'm still hoping, I'm still dreaming.
I hope you are too.
Now... your turn! Tell me, fill me in... I want to know everything! How have you guys been? What's new? What's changed?
Any one of you wonderful, amazing writers get signed while I was gone? Do you have books out? New series? I hope you did, I hope you do and I can't wait to celebrate with you!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Today is the Catch Fire Blog Party, celebrating the release of CassaFire by Alex J. Cavanaugh! The goal is to help CassaFire “catch fire” on the best seller charts and achieve the success of the first book, CassaStar.
There’s also a special package of prizes being given away at the author’s blog (copies of CassaFire, CassaStar, tote bag, mug, and bookmarks) as well as book giveaways during his two-week blog tour (February 27 - March 9).
Check it out!!
See Alex’s site for additional details: http://alexjcavanaugh.
by Alex J. Cavanaugh
CassaStar was just the beginning…
The Vindicarn War is a distant memory and Byron’s days of piloting Cosbolt fighters are over. He has kept the promise he made to his fallen mentor and friend - to probe space on an exploration vessel. Shuttle work is dull, but it’s a free and solitary existence. The senior officer is content with his life aboard the Rennather.
The detection of alien ruins sends the exploration ship to the distant planet of Tgren. If their scientists can decipher the language, they can unlock the secrets of this device. Is it a key to the Tgren’s civilization or a weapon of unimaginable power? Tensions mount as their new allies are suspicious of the Cassan’s technology and strange mental abilities.
To complicate matters, the Tgrens are showing signs of mental powers themselves; the strongest of which belongs to a pilot named Athee, a woman whose skills rival Byron’s unique abilities. Forced to train her mind and further develop her flying aptitude, he finds his patience strained. Add a reluctant friendship with a young scientist, and he feels invaded on every level. All Byron wanted was his privacy…
CassaFire is the sequel to Cavanaugh’s first book, CassaStar, an Amazon Top Ten Best Seller:
“…calls to mind the youthful focus of Robert Heinlein’s early military sf, as well as the excitement of space opera epitomized by the many Star Wars novels. Fast-paced military action and a youthful protagonist make this a good choice for both young adult and adult fans of space wars.” - Library Journal
Okay... are you still here? Why are you still here? Go get your copy of CassaFire today!!! :)