Thursday, October 13, 2011

Alternative Words for SAID for WRITERS

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  • Accepted, Accused, Acknowledged, Admitted, Advertised, Affirm, Agonized, Agreed, Alleged, Announced, Answered, Appealed, Apply for, Arranged, Articulated, Asked, Asserted, Asseverate, Assumed, Assured, Attract, Aver, Avow,
  • Barked, Bawl, Bawled, Beamed, Beckoned, Begged, Bellowed, Beseeched, Blubbered, Blurted, Bossed, Breathed, Broadcast,
  • Cajole, Called, Carped, Cautioned, Censured......

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Update on "A Diary of a Friend" ebook

I have been working on editing book two. I will have excerpts about Taylor and her recovery and what she does next. Stay tuned..........

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Scrivener writing software

This software was a Mother's Day gift from my husband,Kevin. He surprised me with it and I love it. I am so lucky to have such a supportive and loving husband. To get started here is a good video to help. I am still watching and rewatching this video to make sure I understand it. This is for Mac, but they also offer it on PC.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Editing my Novel

It's finally ready for final edits and putting it up to Kindle. This is the easiest and least expensive format. The process on our software we downloaded and purchased at this site
This novel organizing software is very detailed. Scrivener assists you with setting it up on Kindle. It's great so far. Wish me luck on publishing this week if all goes well. There are even tutorials on how it works on this site.

A Precious Email about what .57 cents can do

Subject: what 57 cents can do...
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2011 20:08:42 -0700
A little girl stood near a small church from which she had been turned away because it was "too crowded."

"I can't go to Sunday School," she sobbed to the pastor as he walked by.
Seeing her shabby, unkempt appearance, the pastor guessed the reason and, taking her by the hand, took her inside and found a place for her in the Sunday school class. The child was so happy that they found room for her, and she went to bed that night thinking of the children who have no place to worship Jesus.

Some two years later, this child lay dead in one of the poor tenement buildings. Her parents called for the kindhearted pastor who had befriended their daughter to handle the final arrangements.

As her poor little body was being moved, a worn and crumpled red purse was found which seemed to have been rummaged from some trash dump.
Inside was found 57 cents and a note, scribbled in childish handwriting, which read: "This is to help build the little church bigger so more children can go to Sunday School."

For two years she had saved for this offering of love.

When the pastor tearfully read that note, he knew instantly what he would do. Carrying this note and the cracked, red pocketbook to the pulpit, he told the story of her unselfish love and devotion.

He challenged his deacons to get busy and raise enough money for the larger building.

But the story does not end there...

A newspaper learned of the story and published It. It was read by a wealthy realtor who offered them a parcel of land worth many thousands.

When told that the church could not pay so much, he offered to sell it to the little church for 57 cents.

Church members made large donations. Checks came from far and wide.
Within five years the little girl's gift had increased to $250,000.00--a huge sum for that time (near the turn of the century). Her unselfish love had paid large dividends.

When you are in the city of 
Philadelphia , look up Temple Baptist Church , with a seating capacity of 3,300. And be sure to visit TempleUniversity, where thousands of students are educated.

Have a look, too, at the Good Samaritan Hospital and at a Sunday School building which houses hundreds of beautiful children, built so that no child in the area will ever need to be left outside during Sunday school time.

In one of the rooms of this building may be seen the picture of the sweet face of the little girl whose 57 cents, so sacrificially saved, made such remarkable history. Alongside of it is a portrait of her kind pastor, Dr. Russell H. Conwell, author of the book, "Acres of Diamonds".

This is a true story, which goes to show what God can do for 57 cents.

May today there be peace within.
May you trust your highest power that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into our bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing and dance. It is there for each and every one of you.
Make a wish and  send this to seven  people within the next 5 minutes and your wish will come true.

I did not write this. I received this from my email but thought it was worth passing along. An amazing story that will touch your heart.


Friday, July 22, 2011

View of Marina at Sheraton Resort

This is the marina at San Diego off of Harbor Island Dr. This view is the view outside our hotel room at the Sheraton. Very nice hotel, but lousy checking in service almost 1 hour to check in on a Sunday at 3pm. I took this from the street view to get a really cool shot.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Dinosaur Robotic Museum in California

Dinosaur Robotic Museum in California

Author at 26

Author at 26

How Women Prefer to Get Into The Mood

How Women Prefer to Get Into The Mood

Summer Rain in July

California is definitely has the strangest weather. In Riverside on the 4th of July, it was muggy, cloudy, and uncomfortable. In the Cherry Valley/Yucaipa/Calimesa area,  where I live, it was pouring down buckets. I spent most of the day reading articles from other writers and the other part with my family. It is so cool to spend time with my hubby, my son,Nic, and our newest edition, Sophie,  whopping 15 lbs at  3 months old.

 I absolutely love being a mom. I  love teaching my kids. I love hugging them and seeing them smile. Even though, we could not go outside. We watched the rain come down for about a half an hour. Nic excitedly yells out " Rain! Rain! Rain!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

How to Get Approved Your Google Adsense Account? | Webupon

How to Get Approved Your Google Adsense Account? | Webupon

Triond community

If you are looking for a place to write, learn, and fine tune your writing sign up on  with my referring link. The comments are brief,but you will see what topics are popular that you write, what people from different countries write about, the large two popular countries are the Philippines and India, but I find people from Pakistan and other countries I have not found on other sites. So check it out with an International community of writers. You can always send them messages asking for comments and help. Writers from all walks of lives.

Saturday, July 2, 2011 Community

This was the first writing site I signed up on and I really enjoy reading the works of other writers. I like the community I have joined. I have also joined and, but is so much more user friendly for writers like me. I have not made tons of money, but for me it is an outlet for my writing. Somewhere I go to learn and exchange ideas. I am now learning from also. I hope to find more writers like me on twitter and FB.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tent Camping at Lake Buena Vista

One  night at Lake Buena Vista was AWESOME!!!! Our strategy worked: leave early in the morning around 6am when kids were still tired. Bring a movie to watch on the way for my 2 year old son if he wakes up. My little girl slept the whole way except for the last 10 minutes before reaching the camp. We pulled into the last gas station before arriving at the lake at 9:30am. 

We went out on the boat with all the other 4 toddlers after lunch and nap time ( 11am). Here is a shot of the lake and myself on a tube for the first time behind a boat. I went out with my son and then by myself. I love water sports. I learned about another sport called skurfing. It's basically surfing behind the boat with out a rope. I didn't try it, but my hubby did. It was hard to stand up he said. 

The Night Before

We could not sleep but we tried. Our first camping adventure with the kids( 2 yr. old and 3month old) and we weren't sure if they would handle the 3.5 hour drive or the 1 night over in the campground. Quiet time starts at 10pm to 7am, would our kids get up in the middle of the night and cry? Will we be able to handle their early morning cries? Or would we have to pack up and go to a hotel? Did they have hotels out there?

Friday, June 24, 2011

Working on designing Book Cover

This is my current project to turn my novel into a series of books for young adults/girls. It is fiction but traces of me are inside my book, A Diary of a Friend, which I have been writing since 91. It has gone through a series of edits by me. I finally got the idea from my husband to break it up into books. It is an action packed drama similar to Beverly Hills 90210 yet geared toward self-awareness and discovery through  the journey of a young girl graduating from high school and making the leap into college. The decisions she makes to maintain her values while emerging into the club scene with her band. Can she survive the temptations of popularity, fame, and money? Stay tuned. I am looking toward ebook with Amazon. Wish me luck.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Who is Bookworm Momma?

I grew up in California and still here. I have travelled to Italy, Spain, and parts of the Caribbean. I enjoy spending time with my family, writing, teaching my two kids, hanging out with other mommas, and reading. I have been crazy about books all my life. In junior high, I helped out my librarian open up the library and during lunch I would put away books. I always had a book in my hand unless I was at the park swimming. My family spent most of the time in the library even during summer. I profess I am such a nerd, I love office stuff and organizing things. My dream is to become a published ebook writer on Amazon. 

 I am in the process of working on a cover for my ebook I hope to publish this year. I write for young adults and young women. 

My passion is my family. So my writing comes 2nd, but my dreams are frequent and this is where my stories come from. So if I die before I finish my stories, I will leave them for my family and friends to finish at leisure.