Friday, October 22, 2010
Clark is alwys busy creating something awesome. Working on an indie sci-fi movie right now as well as building some guy a pirate ship for a Halloween party. He's also making a prosthetic face for one of my boy's costumes and some legit fangs for me. (= I will post pics!
To see some more things he has done check out THIS LINK.
Also just felt like mentioning that, in case you have not heard, Alex Cavenaugh's book, CassaStar came out this month! I for one, will get a copy.
Whenever someone gets their book out there I feel even more encouraged as I trudge through edits on my WIP. Sometimes I feel like I hate my book...but a little voice keeps telling me that it's worthwhile and that I shouldn't give up on it. In fact, I really think its going to be good--and I mean that in the least cocky way possible. I am so forunate to have a great writing group, Writers Cubed, who help keep me going. And a bunch of beta readers who gave me great feedback on my early drafts and helped me realize I was on to something special. To all my writing friends out there-- suround yourself with support and keep on writing!
Do something nice for someone--pass the good karma and have a fabulous weekend everyone. (=
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
If you want to see how the movie is looking and are interested in the chance to be a part of movie magic click this LINK. Seriously, check it out!
Stay tuned for when my husband, Clark Schaffer, will be getting his own indie film going on the same site. (=
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Patricia Timms at Simplicity in Volumes gave me this blog award! Thanks, girl. (=
For the sake of karma, I'm passing it along to some blogs that I have enjoyed.
Visit their blogs and leave comments!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
As a mother of a child who has suffered, and will face many challenges, I am sickened by this. I could go on and on about the social implications of the attitude, that those who are different or suffer should be snuffed out...It opens a scary Pandora's box. Mercy killings all 'round then.
"Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who tell you otherwise is selling something."- The Man in Black
But life is also joy. And my family, including my "unfortunate" son, experience joy on a daily basis.
Is what motivates us love or subconcious selfishness?
So, Virginia Ironside...You must have suffered through life with those social skills. Do you wish your mother had "lovingly" smothered you with a pillow as you slept?
Ok, that was snarky and I apologize. I'm sure she's not as horrible as she sounds-- in fact, she seems sincere, but also completely unqualified to make this statement. Until you have loved a child who has suffered, I'm not sure you should say anything like this.
Of course nobody likes to see suffering and we wish it could end...but the inference that a "good mom" would kill her child rather than care for and suffer with the child, is a bit twisted. We're not talking about shooting a horse with a bum leg here (though that seems rather severe to me also).
If anyone with a "smother pillow" even gets near this sleeping angel, the wrath of this "good mom" will swoop down on you like a Jo Storm.
What do you all think?