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It’s Friday, time to be silly.  emoji

10 thoughts about family and getting old….

 

They say that having kids makes you feel young again.  That explains the tantrums, crying and always wanting a bottle.

My husband loves me just as I am.  Then again, he never had high standards.

I have more wrinkles than a Shar Pei puppy.

It’s okay to not fit in.  In my case, I don’t fit into my jeans.

I hope to live long enough to see my grandkids.  I’m going to teach them all their fathers’ bad habits.

I’m not a religious person, but I do worship my Keurig.

My teenage sons love me.  Especially around mealtime.

We will soon have four cats.  If we’re lucky, we will still have space on the bed for sleeping, but I’m not getting my hopes up.

My kids inherited my sense of humour.  My apologies to my future daughters-in-law.

I have a balanced diet.  Wine in one hand, coffee in the other.

 

For more silliness, check out It’s funny being a parent.

For some writing inspiration, check out My own little writing quotes.

 

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Have a great weekend!  🙂 🙂 🙂

Tina

 

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5 of the Coolest Weird Creatures on Earth

5 of the Coolest Weird Creatures on Earth

You know, I spend so much time checking out what’s going on in outer space, that I often forget that there is some pretty cool stuff down on this planet too.

Earth is home to some of the strangest creatures that you will ever see.  Who needs aliens when Mother Nature can create wildlife that would make a Hollywood creature creator jealous.

I’ve decided to pull together some of the oddest animals that I’ve ever seen.  Feel free as always to add any that you can think of in the Comments below.

So, in no particular order, here are some of the Coolest Weird Creatures on Earth!

The Anglerfish

Remember the “light bulb” fish from Finding Nemo?  That was none other than the Anglerfish, one of the ocean’s weirdest creatures.  It is actually the female that has the funky lure.  The video below, gives a great description of this odd and scary-looking fish.  The videos and link are from an article on http://www.rt.com

Here is the entire article (including the clip from Finding Nemo)

Finding Nemo monster is real: Rare black seadevil caught on video

The article also includes a hilarious True Facts video

The Peacock Spider

This colourful little guy goes all out to impress the ladies with his dance moves!  Found in Australia, there are 48 species of this tiny arachnid.  Check out this channel from Peacockspiderman, aka Jurgen Otto.

The Shoebill

This bird can chomp on a baby crocodile, and resembles something from the Earth’s past.  Presenting Africa’s Shoebill!  Read some fun facts from Zambia Tourism about this odd duck bird, and see what happens when a family encounters one at a zoo.

5 Facts About the Shoebill

The Platypus

We all know about its beaver tail and duckbill, but its “sixth sense” and venom????  The cute and odd platypus is actually an efficient killer.  Learn more from National Geographic.

The Platypus

 

The Stubby Squid

Looking like a child’s toy, this adorable-looking creature was found during an expedition by the EVNautilus.  Click the link for details, and the video for the discovery.

A Googly-Eyed Discovery

 

 

 

If you want to see more bizarre animals, I found this article from http://www.boredpanda.com.  Check it out!

22 Strange Animals – Part 1 and 2

 

 

 

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Novel Update Ramblings

Novel Update Ramblings

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!!

So…where to start.

First of all, I am continuing to work on my first book.  The fact that I haven’t been sharing anything, has more to do with my shyness than anything else.  Currently, the working title is still SCARS, but we’ll see if that changes down the road.

What I can say, is that I did a total rewrite of how two of my main characters, Raiman and Tony, meet.  This was a situation that I’ve gone back and forth on for a while.  I knew where I wanted things to end up, I even wrote that part down, but the “how they met” didn’t quit fit.  I had given my main character, Raiman, an unintentional case of “Stockholm syndrome”, feeling sympathy for someone who she shouldn’t, and that…well, that just wasn’t going to happen.   🙂

In changing this, I came up with a connection that wasn’t even in the picture when I started.  I like how it’s worked out.  It gives the reader a better understanding of why these two have connected, and why they end up doing the things that they do.  I am playing on the idea that some connections “just are”, call if Fate.  Even with an actual event that ties them together, the relationship evolves due to feelings that go beyound what’s on the surface.  This train of thought is something that my main character, Raiman, and the reader, discouver together.

Although my setting is supernatural in the real world, I have created two other characters that have views that are rooted in the very real world of prejudice, judging others on what they are, rather than who they are.

I have written the ending with the plan to have a sequel, and this prejudice notion is something that I plan to make a part of this world that I have created.

Like I mentioned, the genre is supernatural, in this case, werewolves.  The werewolf idea is not a new one, but I hope that readers find my explanation of how a werewolf is created, different from what they have read before.  The story is more of Raiman’s journey, than of full moons and fur.   🙂

My biggest hurdle is the word count.  I am sitting at just over 52,000, and while I have areas to fill out, my overall length isn’t huge.  I blame the way that I write.  I have a knack for pairing things down, stripping it down to the essentials.  That’s great for editing, not so great for description.

I think that I will enlist the help of a couple of friends of mine who are local authors.  One of them has already offered to help me out after I beta read his last book.  Of course, this will only happen when the I can use the words “free” and “time” together.  🙂  🙂

My school work is keeping me busier than I thought, which isn’t a bad thing.  I am LOVING my Library Tech program, so it’s all good.

I am currently using a text-to-speech program in Word to read my draft.  IT’S BEEN AWESOME!  I highly recommend it!  I have caught spelling/grammar errors, continuity blips and filled out spots that I never caught just doing a read through.

I have been approached by someone local that I know, who is a trained voice actress (we knew each other from my time with the library).  She saw my post on using the text-to-speech, and offered her services.  Could this mean a future audiobook for me???  Even though she’s aware that this is a LONG WAY OFF, I was thrilled with her offer.   🙂

I do have one question to my fellow blogging authors out there.  I would like to share specifics about my book to generate interest, but just how much information is too much?  I would like to share details, but I don’t want to give too much away.  Any suggestions?  Thanks in advance!

My feature picture is my favourite spot in the house, my CORNER OF CHAOS…

JUST ADD COFFEE.  🙂

Well, thanks as always guys for dropping by!

I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend!

-Tina

 

 

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