Saturday, May 21, 2011

"A Candlelit World" co-author Amanda Waley has published her 2nd book!

This is a momentous occasion indeed! I am excited to announce the publication of Amanda's second book of poetry, "Second Thoughts" which is available for purchase at Lulu.com!

"Second Thoughts" took only three years to complete, and when I buy a copy and read it for myself, a proper review will be given. In the meantime, won't you be one of the first lucky ones to buy your very own copy?

Click here to buy "Second Thoughts: A Collection of Poetry" by Amanda Waley today!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Dragging my feet...

So what else is new?

I got my webcam on Monday, spent the evening playing around with it and made my first video which is posted on my Facebook page. I don't consider it YouTube worthy (lol) as it's mostly a shout out to my buds. The webcam works great, and it is indeed everything I need and easy to use. I couldn't be happier with it.

On Tuesday my pet cockatiel Tweaker flew out the back door and as of 6:45pm that evening there has been no sign of him. I have placed his cage outside and handed out missing posters to all of the more popular businesses in town, plus I have friends and family spreading the word too, so hopefully I will get some good news soon. He's been my birdy bird for 10 years, I feel like my own child has run away from home. I've been in a deep depression about it all week. Some people have suggested I simply get another bird, but that is the furthest thing from my mind right now. While I would love to open my home up to a new feathered friend, I don't want to do it so soon. There is a female cockatiel for sale in a local ad, which I may eventually get...best case scenario, Tweaker will come home and have a new companion waiting for him.

Because of this tragedy, I have put YouTubing on the back burner for the moment. This weekend I have the apartment to myself so once I finish catching up on housework, maybe I will have some time to devote to practicing my reading skills and shooting some test videos. Maybe I will have my first one up by the end of the weekend, but don't hold your breath. Writing has been at a standstill for months now...hit another dry spell. I've got some new ideas for poems but haven't had the time or energy to bring them to life. Maybe I can do that this weekend too.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Coming soon...YouTube!

I have had an account on YouTube for years, but have never thought about using it for more than watching videos until very recently, thanks to my friend Matthew, whose channel I plugged in my last post.

I ordered a webcam and am waiting for it to arrive in the mail, and once I learn how to use it and practice enough at reading my poetry out loud, I will be uploading videos.

Best case scenario, I will be getting more exposure for my books and maybe even win a few fans...but in all honesty I am not expecting much to come of it. But who knows...I could get lucky.

Here is the link...check it out and be one of my first subscribers.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Matthew Nolan on YouTube!

My friend Matthew has a channel on YouTube now! Check out his video below on how to conquer writer's block, then head over to aNewOrLeANspoet and see him read a few of his poems. Be sure to subscribe to his channel too!





This is making me think about doing the same for my poems...though I'm way less confident that anyone will watch them. Would you?


Oh, and I know I'm a few days late but...this month's poll is up. I wouldn't mind some suggestions on what polls to have in the near future, I always want some input :)