Hey all! Happy New Year!
Out with the old and in with the New right? I don’t know about you but this year has been something dramatic novel! I feel as if a lot of what has happened the past few years has been surreal. Some great moments, among some very tying times. As if I was someone else watching my life as it happened. I can not at this time go into details of everything. In short Its been hard emotionally, mentally, and physically. My faith has truly been tested. There were times I thought I wouldn’t’t be able to handle it. Sometimes you are forced to make hard choices. I had to yet gain put my books on hold for various reasons.
I was surprised tho this Christmas when I received a gift from one of my biggest supporters. She gave me a Mac Pro laptop computer. It is not huge, but its is way more then I could have asked for or though to request. In return she expects me to publish some books this year. The wonderful woman is going though so much right now and yet she invested in me. I sure hope I don’t let her or any of you down. The Mac is so different from what I am used to. I do not have the programs, adaptor port, or mouse that I need yet. However, that will be rectified in a matter of days. From what I have discovered so far the Mac pro is amazing. This touch pad is great. I feel so bad, that still haven’t published any books since “God Supplies and Miracles Happen”. I have been without a computer for several moths. Plus Money has been extra tight. I feel truly blessed and completely surprised. I don’t feel worth it somedays. At times I felt I should give up… But then I am surprised you all still are here believing in me. I am truly humbled! I pray I can live up to your expectations and then some. I have an amazing group people in my life and a wonderful family. I want to remind you, God is bigger then the situations we are in. I sure pray this coming year is better for all of you. I love you all I am truly truly grateful! May this year bring you an abundance of blessings and open doors. God bless you today and always!😁
Hello Dear friends,
I ask you a question…. To Scrivener or Not to Scrivener?
It is a writing program I had a long time ago and it has changed since then. I Think it could be a great asset better then most out there… Hmmm. I just downloaded this file for the trial. thought you may like it too watch the video then decide its 40$ to buy but it may be very handy for you. at the end of this video he says their is a 20% off coupon but I haven’t got that far yet. I am half way done I am following text description and watching the video. I had the old version on my old computer and forgot what it was called till last week when I was talking to a friend and fellow Novelist. I have done a bit of research on it and its a little like “Ywrite5” which is free but much more… Just watch the video and decide if this is for you. It is pricey but I feel it is well with it my dear writer friends… I had a house full of people but I will be testing it out this week and will be able to fully to decide… I am wondering what you use if you write… I think this will come in handy with my fictions. Especially with organizations… I get stuck often because I keep everything in one folder for each story and some times that can be overwhelming and I get tired of going back and forth. So I want a handy tool where I can keep my mess and make it neat. I may not have the most organized house but when it comes to writing and my projects I am very organized and picky. I have to say the video and images made me expected something a little more high-tech then what I downloaded. Possibly the trial is 1.o but the the video is 2.0…. I have to look deeper into that when I am more awake….
Here are some links:
*35 min overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DthBJhBrYs
*1 hour and 30 Min: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLXjMLEZ00E
You can get the free trial and buy it here: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php
After doing some research I found out why my Scrivener looks different in the videos. I knew it was a mac, and I had my guess they were using 2.0 and I had 1.0 well… I was right…. There is definitely a 20.0 But only for mac users….. So I will be waiting to buy… That’s to much money to put out twice… I’m disappointed…. Oh well….
God bless you today and always!
ღ╮╭ღ╯ Amy Jane ╰ღ╮╭ღ╯
Talk about an adrenalin rush!! I just cleaned out my office ( for the most part) in under an hour!!! Along with unpacking 3 boxes, dishes, sweeping, and watching an hour show!! I got more done in this hour then I have had time to do in weeks!!! Do you have times like these too? It is so amazing how much you can done when you work like that. Yet it happens; I moved so fast. I felt like the woman from “No Ordinary Family” with her super speed!! Seriously, WOW! If I had a before and after picture of that room you would be amazed.
It seemed like; Every time I started working on just that room, something would always come up… Good thing, my aunt and uncle surprised me and are coming in the morning!! They will be the first relatives to see my house besides my baby sister, and my parents since I moved in… I though I had more time like til the end of the month when my Nanna and Baca (grandma n’ grandpa) are coming; and soon after my boyfriend early October . Good thing I started doing the other chores yesterday and this morning. My house has not been so clean since my sister visited. It is not hard to clean but I was pet sitting and and not putting things away, not folding, kind of adds up ;p
I am glad they are coming. I meant to sleep but didn’t wanna leave the main stuff for morning.. Now I just have lil things to do… shower, and clear off dining room table, and hopefully finish folding the clean cloths ( in 3 garbage bags…) That is the chore I hate most! folding, boo! I don’t have a dryer, it is in the lease that the washer and dryer belong to the land lord. Even if I could get one I can’t afford one, so thankfully I can wash my stuff at my beloved parents house not to far from here. God is so Good!
In the last 8 months I have really leaned to treasure the little things, the pleasure of a shower, a cozy bed to sleep in at night, a vehicle to get around, doctors, pots n’n pans, dishes, silverware, hot water, soap, loved ones, a helping hand, patience, joy, health, food, internet, a phone! Praise God I have them! After living out of a suitcase for 5 months travling back and forth from family homes, it is so nice to have a place to be proud of, a place God has blessed me with to keep me safe, and where I can share my time with people who are important to me!!
I had this whole other blog I was gonna write, but it will have to wait till latter, sleep has finally come and now I am saying good night! God bless you, and take time to remember and treasure the people and little thing in your life that are important.
Welcome to my page…Here are my latest news and wants..
FIRST: and most important. I really need a BETA reader. You will get to read all my works before anyone else. But I will have to ask you not to share them with anyone till I am done.. If interested please comment here.
Second: I am Looking for an Artist to illustrate some very interesting ideas for me, as an ongoing team effort. I have many “panel” comic ideas. Not a manga comic but more like a weekly strip. I asked a friend but she is busy and I don’t want to distract her form her own agenda. So if you are interested please. So I am looking for an artist to draw some news paper like comics for me that I have ideas for. A once a month strip.. I would be a different thing each time. Thank you. I have info about it on my deviant art page I would like to hold a contest for it but am not sure on what I could do for a prize. Maybe sneak peaks at my books.. “Anjiu” My DA page..
Third: I have been writing a lot for http://deeplyrootedinhim.wordpress.com and I am starting the progress of puting it in book format while re-writing some of the stuff there.
Forth: Do you get annoyed about how I do lists, I can’t help it though, I like to be organized. Any ways… For my personal updates..
* I have great news. My mother got office 2007 for me. Yes it isn’t the best but it comes with the word 2007 which I had for a short time on my laptop, which I loved when it first came out, and now I have it again!! Isn’t that awesome!! So that makes me want to write more, and I will…
* We got a new puppy. He is a beauty. When I figure out how to add pictures I will do a blog of just them or a page for you. He is so handsome, he is a Great Dane 9 weeks old. White with Grey patches and spots. He has one blue eye and one silver eye. His name is Linus. ❤ AND he is a huge handful. Bur a blessing.. Furthermore my sister is buying another, which we will get in a two to three weeks. EEKKK!
That will keep me busy but I plan on writing a lot. SO PLEASE check back here often. I will let you know how I am doing as I go.. Also I will post more Pages and Books as I can..
Ps. Some feed back would be awesome…
Hello My Dear Friends,
I am so sorry it has been a while almost three months since I have posted any news or really worked on my books. You see.. My family and I have been hit with a lot of things. Finances; Vehicle troubles; My baby sister’s new baby; Hose work, errands, re- doing my room (yes – after a year it is still a work in progress); Romance problems; The Swine Flu; Misunderstanding with a few Friends, and of course some Deaths: A Friend, My Grandpa, and then Our dog.
*sigh* I have been meaning to write I started a few journals but I didn’t know what to say and to be honest I really didn’t want to write.. I was doubting my dreams. Thinking about all the things I have wanted to do and does’t seem to be happening. I am 28 single for three years, no children.. I have 4 cats, 1 bird, my and my 2007 nitro… I watch my nephew five days a week, and pet and house sit when I can.
I have been so wrapped up in not having what I really want (A Husband, yes I like some one. I need to get the courage to tell him.) And not doing anything worth wile in a while I forgot all I need to do is get off my ass and do it. So the past three months I have been doing just hat. Getting things done at my Church, helping my family more, and my friends and doing every thing but writing and my room..
The good news: We are getting a new puppy as soon as he is old enough next month!! Our Life group is going well, I have a steady flow of money again, I am working out again, I am keeping up with the chores, I have new determination, and most of all – Conner is taking 1 long nap a day where I get time to write now! Woot!! Praise God!
So this month coming I promise to write more and to get my ass in gear and finish my room, well at least get it as close as I can to an office till I can afford new tile and paint.. I got a new door this weekend!! Thats a start!!!
I am still hoping I can find an artist to turn my books into comics as I write them, of course I would share the royalties, but no one has had the time because most the authors I like have a busy life right now as well.. I think I will hold a contest in a month or two as I get more of my main books done..
Again I am sorry I have been away, though I don’t really think I have any serious fans yet… If you read this, thank you!
God bless you today and always!
~Amy Jane ~Anjiu SutoMu
WOW, New friends! Thank you!!
The Bad news:
1a. Well the site my friend was hosting for me crashed and I lost all I had up there… But is ok. I back up my work…
2a. I made my posts here of my books privet. Since they are really bad and since I re-wrote them. I just have to get around to posting them. Word and net don’t cooperate well and I just don’t have the time right now to play with it..
3a. My Desk top crashed, and I can not get word to work when I had it fixed.. Only my Game Sims 2 will work. (Not complaining to much about that)
4a. I have very little time to write currently, but no where to write..
The Good news:
1b. I have a new site.. But it is Blank still.
2b. The newly re written chapters in my books are sooooo much better then they were! When I read them I think to my self. “Did I really write that!”
I can not wait to share them!! I wish I knew an artist who would
like to draw my stories for me. So I could have comic versions too..
3b. I have word on my lap top FINALLY, the most basic one, I am saving for 2007 student though…
4b. My sister is due to have a baby so my time has been crazy and my room (where I write for now) is a huge mess because I have been helping get hers done and keeping the house clean while they work. Plus I am going to the gym more and out with a friend.
I STILL NEED A BETA reader…. To catch my errors where I miss. My friend who was doing it now works full time and has a child to watch over,. If interested please coment.
Now I must get back to the house chores and ect…. Thank you new friends!!! I promise to be better and give u a sneak peak soon!
( I AM WORKING HARDER to be published in the coming years.)