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Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Blog!

I am posting this to get my followers and new followers (if that's possible) to follow me also on my newest blog for my Erotic Short stories of the infamous Hadley Jones.

http://moonluscious.blogspot.com/2011/06/secret.html

Pay me a visit!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Author bits and bits

I believe I can write, or so I'm told by many, those who are authors themselves, but one can never know the true depths that goes into publishing a book unless you experience it yourself. Oh sure, you can read what published authors have to say and the trials that they go through...just like you're reading right now! But now that I am published and writing the sequel to Birthright, I find that it's a work in progress, it never stops!

I don't know how many times I have read and re-read my novel,and just before I was done with the edits before handing it over to my publisher, I struggled to get through it. I thought if I read one more "Candra this" and "Kane that" I would scream, but you know, I'd do it all again in a heart beat because it's not just a novel, it is your talent, your pride and if you don't show your best, why even bother going through all that being an author has to do! Really, why then bother with finding typos, or wrong tenses or change a paragraph or two just so that it sounds perfect...why?

I am a perfectionist and I am with not just my writing, I was when I was a ballerina and I am with my artwork. Half the time I don't like what I've done, but that's the perfectionist in me coming out. I am very hard on myself.

Dancing for me was a struggle, although I excelled in it and performed in the Nutcracker several times and had my own dance studio, I never thought I was good. Could I do a double pirouette, no, well, yes, very slowly and it was like flying the first time I achieved it, totally magical, but I couldn't do a fouetté rond de jambe en tournant if my life depended on it and I so wanted to be able to do it. I worked my butt off everyday in class though and that's what I do now.

To make this short, if you want to come across as a professional, your work has to show it. It's you, it not only shows who you are, but it also tells the reader what kind of writer you are as well. Oh, and one thing, no matter how bad the review may be, don't and I repeat "don't" show your anger or disapproval, that is one sure way of looking unprofessional and what following you did have or want to have will be short lived.

Well, that's my speech, I'm not pointing fingers at anyone, just getting my voice out there.

Happy writing and reading to you all!

Friday, June 17, 2011

NEW UPDATE

Seeing how my Short Story called "Moon Lust" got such great reviews, I have decided to create...

"FangFiction" a Chronicle of the life and times of Hadley Jones the Dhampire. I'm hoping to post them all on Vamplit Publishing as a special section or just under my name (Sue Mydliak) that's already there. Not sure how I want to go about doing this.

You think this be a good idea? Then I thought, when I get enough collected, publish it.

Got a great cover already in mind! LOL

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Horror Book Covers

Designing book covers is like giving birth, it can be a "pain" and sometimes no "labor" at all. There is a pleasure in the end result, when everything you put into it finally comes together and says, "THAT'S IT!" Not always does it come right away, but after many trials and errors (and I haven't had many of them)you find something that works and it unfolds in front of you.

My most difficult cover was "Water Hazard" took me weeks only because the author couldn't make up his mind and when he did, he didn't quite like it and it needed to be tweaked a bit (more like ALOT), and when the cover was finally to his liking...he didn't use it!

Now, of course, he wasn't an author from Vamplit, because all authors from Vamplit are awesome! Am I right?! I've never, ever had a problem with doing a cover for Vamplit, NEVER. In fact, I can usually spit out a cover in record time and have it turn out perfect usually the first time round.

So, all you authors, if ever you need a book cover come see me, I am the one who works for Vamplit now and solely does the covers, Gaynor may do one here and there, but it's mainly me. If you have already put in your manuscript with her and it's been accepted, you need to see me next and tell me what you want in a book cover.

Hope to see you all soon!

PsyVamps

Info On PsyVamps
from LadyChrys

Basically on feeding, we do not have to bite; we can be in a crowd and feed off the person, some people with high clairvoyance can see these purple like tentacles around the psyvamp spreading out toward the person or group of people the psyvamp happens to be feeding off of. Energy feeding and hunger is alot like blood craving; psyvamps also crave blood, -- and I happen to be both Blood and Psy, so I crave it big time.

Basically anything with a "Lifeforce" we can feed from. I have fed from other psyvamps, mortals, animals, storms, I know it sounds weird but the power and energy in a thunderstorm can get you really high on energy.

I tend to lean more to the blood side but every once in a while I take energy. I get this parched feeling, like cracked, dry earth feels in a summer heat wave, and I can not describe how I do feed, -- it's basically instinct, and I reach out with my mind, and I begin to feel a drawing feeling around in my third eye, and sometimes my stomach feels like something is merging with me... Yeah it sounds weird but it's even weirder to experience and can be quite scary when you're being fed off of when no one's around you, and you're by yourself it feels like someone's trying to pull your soul out of your body... If you ever have panic attacks, this feels like a panic attack to me maginified by 1000.

Blood Vamps don't see Psyvamps as complete vampyres, and there's a truth side to that. They are somewhere classified between witch and a vampire, I figure; but they aren't completely mortal, as they are hunters and feed just as ruthlessly as blood vamps can, and it's quite interesting to be both Psyvamp and Blood Vamp. I was born naturally a PsyVamp and begin using my powers about 3, and then I was embraced or turned at 19 fully. *S* Of course, I didn't know anything about psyvampirism until I was 19 also but then I looked back at my childhood and it sunk in...no pun intended.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Book Cover Website updates

I've been busy making book covers and book trailers, so I've had no time to write my sequel, plus, I've been a bit blue. Anyway! I just wanted to let you guys know I'm here still, not ignoring you and I wanted you to see my updated site!

"In the name of FANGS....BITE THEM ALL!"

http://www.wix.com/suesart/vamplitbookcovers?ref=nf

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Stone and Modern Science (Continuation of the Philosopher's Stone)

Though the notion of a simple philosopher's stone of the alchemic sense fell out of scientific conception by at least the 19th century, its metaphors and imagery persisted: man's attempt to discover the essential secret of the universe, redemptively transforming not just lead into gold, but death into life.

In 1901, Ernest Rutherford and Frederick Soddy discovered that radioactivity was a sign of fundamental changes within elements, and it was Soddy who quickly made the connection between this and the ancient search for the philosopher's stone (Soddy had studied alchemy extensively as a hobby). At the moment of realization that their radioactive thorium was converting itself into radium, bit by bit, Soddy later recalled that he shouted out: "Rutherford, this is transmutation!" Rutherford snapped back, "For Christ's sake, Soddy, don't call it transmutation. They'll have our heads off as alchemists." However the term stuck, in part because it drew the new discoveries in nuclear physics into a longer cultural and mystical web.

When it was discovered that radioactivity was also tapping into a latent source of energy bound inside atoms, this furthered the thought that radioactive decay might be the ultimate philosopher's stone. Later, the discovery of nuclear fission would become consciously connected into the same narrative, especially with optimistic hopes of energy "too cheap to meter" and great utopian cities of the future run on nuclear energy.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

New Review!

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Review by: sarkysod1 on May. 30, 2011 :
MY WIFE FOUND THIS TO BE ENJOYABLE WITH A GOOD USE OF CHARACTERS AND PLOT
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

I haven't been around, busy making book covers, but I had to post yet another great review about Birthright!

Will be back to post my thoughts, I have a book cover to tend too!