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In case any of my friends or family members actually read this Blog, please consider all Names, Characters, Places and Incidents to be the product of the author's imagination and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or locales are entirely COINCIDENTAL...Muaaah!! Now, really, about me: I bring the crazy wherever I go, so I've been told...I make fun of myself more than anyone else ever could. I hate: the awkward silence in elevators, watches with no numbers, picky eaters, Cancer and legalism. I love: coffee, stalking Hugh Jackman, my Spanx, COMMENTS, sarcasm and writing: Middle Grade, NA, YA Paranormal and Urban Fantasy.

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Happy Holidays and Book Release


Merry Christmas!
Hey Everyone!! Rest assured I have not forgotten about my blogging friends; you are all in my thoughts and always on my mind. Unfortunately, my health has still not improved. I've really been struggling these past few months. Don't want to whine about it- it is what it is. But I'm definitely praying for a happy, healthy New Year over here at the Bird's Nest, that's for sure!  Wishing you and yours  a wonderful, blessed, joyous and HEALTHY  holiday season. Hope to get back to my regular posting schedule soon. Love and Best Wishes to You All~ Jaybird

OOPS: I almost forgot!! My brother Chris just released his book, Convergence, Sola Hominidae, over on LuLu. Check it out if you are into Sci-fi/Fantasy. Personally, I think he's brilliant and his book is pretty stinking awesome. (I'm not biased or anything) I am certainly thrilled at least one of us Birds got it together and  launched a book this year!! LOL. Below is the cover and a little bit about it. You can give it a preview or purchase it over on LuLu. 



Seeing himself through the recorded memories of his adversaries gives Daniel a unique, nearly omniscient perspective. No tragedy, comedy, or embarrassment is lost to his memory or hidden from sight. Despite being culturally distinct from his neighbors, Daniel does everything in his power to be near them. His self-hating behavior and the inevitable rejection he suffers at the hands of those from whom he seeks approval ends in violence. The events of his life mirror those of a flawed biblical character. However, technology creates the cultural rift in Daniel's world. The tension of his world can be seen even now in the stares of smartphone users as they gaze upon those with inferior devices. When the line between human and device is blurred through electronic and genetic engineering, a mindless, homogenized, socially awkward future is assured; and, nature dictates, the survival of only the fittest.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

December Insecure Writer's Support Group


This first Wednesday of every month is set aside for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. At least it's supposed to be. For some reason or another, I keep missing that deadline and wind up having to post a day late. (Yesterday was my birthday. I'd like to say I spent the day doing really fun birthday-related activities. Instead, I spent the day running errands and sick kids back and forth to the doctor's office.) I'm posting today with the optimistic mind set of better late than never. I hope you will all humor me and that optimism. Thanks so much!


Dear Insecure Blogging Friends: This month, more than any other, I am in dire need of your encouragement. The time between my posts have been growing further and further apart, much to my dismay. Maybe you have noticed that I haven't been around to drop comments and check in with you all-and I hate that. These past few months I have been consumed with poor health, a very crazy and stressful schedule and an overall lack of inspiration. These past few months have also been the least prolific (and most depressing) I  have ever had in my writing life.

I've fallen into a deep slump and I can't get up! I'm not sure what can pull me up out of this writing black hole. Every time I think I have a second to sit down and write or even an inkling of inspiration, some kind of major catastrophe happens requiring my immediate attention. Overall, this lack of creativity and production has left me feeling like a complete hack. I'm so discouraged. Exhausted. Depleted. Worn out. Ready to throw in the towel and just give up. Why did I ever think I had what it takes to be a writer in the first place?  Oh, yeah. It's that bad. I'm flirting with the idea of giving up on my writing completely. Like I said before, I'm in dire need of encouragement. Or an intervention. Or a vacation...  So, any comments, suggestions or inspirational quotes thrown my way would be much appreciated ~ Jaybird