a little witch in every woman

a little witch in every woman

Monday, January 11, 2016

Good Morning Followers....

So, hows you all doing? I hope the season just gone was good to you all and that the year ahead brings you many wonderful things.

Me well I'm still reeling from getting my first book Sorcery, out on Kindle (Amazon) and receiving this my authors page link...https://www.amazon.com/author/bridginamolloy , which will come in handy when I have the second book out.

I'm working on it right now, it's called Dimensions, and it's about a woman who has an accident at a convention in America and wakes up in an alternate Dimension populated by Superheros....I'm working on the final draft of this novel and enjoying every moment of it.

This year I intend to get at least another two books up there, and to get them all out on other e-book platforms, which reminds me, do you read e-books, and if so, what is your favorite device?


Saturday, December 12, 2015

Well I've only gone and done it now...

I've finally published Sorcery on Amazon, you'll find it when you follow the link attached to the books name

The image above is the fantastic image that my darling T did for me, I'm so proud of it, and so excited, and so nervous. At this point it's a case of 'well it's done now and what if no one likes it' lol. Here's hoping that those who do download it like it.

So, book number one done and dusted, and in the new year, in between moving and everything else we've planned, I have the second in the series to finish and put up as well. So I think now I can finally claim, as well as my title 'writer', Published Author. My wife is like the cat that got the cream, especially since I put her as the author by mistake and am working to rectify that.

If any of you decide to purchase it on Amazon, and read it, let me know what you think, good or bad, it will be helpful when doing the next one. Thanks so much for sticking with me on this journey. More fun to follow I hope.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Books I've read Recently

Reading since the last set of reviews that I did on this blog has been a bit slow. But recently I've read two very excellent books, and am working my way through a third (the third is proving a little more difficult to get through, as I don't mind setting it down in order to do something else). 

The Shepherds Crown - Sir Terry Pratchett.
A very poignant read, I was going to wait till yule and request a copy from my dear wife as a gift, but a good friend got there first (I will still pick up a copy to add to the collection). A most excellent story as all Pratchett stories are, but clearly unfinished as the note in the back states. 
Terry wasn't finished with it, there are still some things that have been left in the air, but as it said in the end, those are up to us to finish off in our own imagination. I really enjoyed reading this book, and took my time with it, knowing that it was the last book sir Terry wrote. It's a beautiful piece of work, well worth a read.

Big Magic; Creative Living Beyond Fear - Elizabeth Gilbert
Now this is a fantastic piece of work, done by the woman that brought us 'Eat, Pray, Love' (I have to admit, I didn't read that book, but did see the movie). This book was an excellent read, and spoke, shall we say directly to me as in I identified with a lot of what Elizabeth Gilbert had to say in the novel, and disagreed with some other stuff, but she herself says that not everyone will be happy with everything, and the thing is to be happy with it yourself, and I hope she is.
The book is all about creative living, and the points Gilbert makes in this book, are outlined with stories some of which are very amusing.There's lots of good advice about over doing things, and letting things go even if they aren't 'perfect', but 'good enough'. I love the writers sense of humor, and her directness as well. I would recommend this to budding writers, artists, musicians and people in general it is that good.  

The Beekeepers Apprentice - Laurie R. King
This is a good book, I like the style of it, and the fact that it's based around an older retired Sherlock Holmes. I'll let you know more when I finish it.


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Hi there...

...afternoon all.

Recently I started up a new blog on Wordpress, mainly to figure out how to use the site, and when I did, I was so stressed out with figuring out things, that the computer almost went through the window...but I persevered and 'The Road to Being a Published Writer: Adventures on writing and publishing on the web' was born, the only thing is, like the other blogs (this one, and my forty plus teenager, and the website blog), I haven't been keeping it up to date.

I am a very lazy blogger, I haven't built up the habit of writing in it yet, there always seems to be something else to do, and yes I realize that is not really an excuse, but if I am actually doing novel writing instead, does that count? Keeping up blogs can be time consuming, time that can be spent....oh I don't know, reading, knitting, watching TV...crafting...

With the Blogger blogs, I have no real excuse, I now how to use their platforms, they are relatively easy, my weebly one is too, I just forget I have that one, which reminds me, I've been thinking of updating that one for a year now and haven't gotten around to it yet either...but the Wordpress one...my, my, how complicated do you have to make something eh? It, for me is frustration city, which is why I haven't updated it in a while, but I think later on this evening, I might give it a go. It's this whole pages, putting posts on the right pages, categories and tags...seriously, does it have to be rocket science?

I don't want to jinx it, but I'm intending on updating blogs more often, I've kinda gone off the whole Facebook thing, it's depressing, and FB are constantly changing how things work, and what is, or isn't shown, so it's not really what I want. Twitter is grand, and Tumblr...well...I do like Instagram however.

Also there is the thing that most people with more than one blog, post the same thing across everything, I kinda don't want to do that, so coming up with different subjects that don't cross connect can be a little tiring, especially if you haven't done your 'real' writing yet.

Now I say 'real' writing, as some writers / authors don't see blogging as really writing, but that isn't the case for me, it's takes just as much concentration, and creativity as well as imagination, as does writing a novel. I'd be interested to know what you, the readers of this blog think about that.

Right, off to do something that isn't linked to a computer or writing to give my brain, neck and shoulders a wee rest. I hope the day is going well for ye, and don't forget, give me your opinion in the comments box.