Monthly Archives: November 2011
|Posted by Sarah Elisabeth under Heart Thoughts|
Someone recently commented about her Facebook friends and their sunshiny status updates. God is good, life is great. Couldn’t be happier. No troubles, no disasters. Just living everyday without getting a scratch on them. She asked, “Do people really have those kinds of lives? If so, I must be doing something wrong!”
I chattered away about how “of course people don’t live like that.” They only put the good things in their life on display. Who wants to read about the bad? Who wants the world to know about their struggles and heartache and rejection they face on a daily basis?
Somewhere along those lines, I realized I’m one of those people. Really, how many depressing status updates of mine have you read? Do you get the impression my life is perfect? (Hold on until I can stop laughing…)
No, my life ain’t perfect. I cry on a regular basis. Hey, even the sight of a pot holder can bring up memories that send me sobbing. Pain and confusion run deep below the surface of my heart. Doubts about what in the world I’m supposed to be doing freeze me with fear at times.
I’m not happy with my weight (who is?), there’s my knee injury that gives me trouble at the oddest times, and there’s the adult acne battle going on for a number of years. My eyeglasses are twice as thick as your grandmother’s. I don’t have a car or much gas money. Most of my clothes are given to me by my “personal shoppers” as I like to call them. (I hate shopping anyway)
Then there are those disasters. I can joke that I live life in the breaks I get between crisis’s. I could recount the ones just since January of this year, but I don’t want to write that long of a post. (more…)
|Posted by Sarah Elisabeth under Inspirational Fiction, World of Fiction|
I decided to try a little (pun intended) micro fiction. Hope you enjoy this story with no title.
Susie stepped back to admire her latest painting. The accident had destroyed her right hand and forearm. It took years to recapture her love for art, and more years to train her other hand to stroke the canvas in elegance again.
A few more brushes, and she considered it complete. Her painting depicted Jesus on a white horse. He held the reigns in His left hand.
Have an idea for a title? Drop a comment and I just might go with it!
|Posted by Sarah Elisabeth under Music Review|
This was my first real taste of FFH. I’m not big into contemporary music, but this was gentler than I expected, some of the songs even soothing. It was a good blend of classics and modern Christmas tunes.
It’s hard to do a unique rendition of a classic. For me, FFH did a good job on most of their classic selections, only there were a few I didn’t care for. But I really enjoyed adding these new songs to my Christmas music repertoire.
|Posted by Sarah Elisabeth under eBook, Inspirational Fiction, World of Fiction|
Well, not me exactly. My new Facebook fan page! I finally have Sarah Elisabeth Writes up and running, looking smart with the welcome page featuring my first ebook cover. Here are 7 reasons to “LIKE” my fan page:
1. I’ll post things on it not available on my personal page
2. Occasionally, I’ll hold a drawing exclusively for fans of the page
3. I’m starting a series called “A Thousand Reasons to Praise God.” Be encouraged and join in with your reason of the day!
4. You can easily share my writing with your Facebook friends by inviting them to “LIKE” the page
5. When I need beta readers, I’ll ask my fans first
6. About once a month, I post one of my flash fiction stories
7. I’ll like you forever and ever!
That’s enough reasons to “LIKE” my fan page, right? I hope so, because I don’t want to take up anymore of your time talking about it. Oh, and thanks!
|Posted by Sarah Elisabeth under eBook, Heart Thoughts, Inspirational Fiction, World of Fiction|
These seven flash fictions are to give people who are unfamiliar with my writing a chance to try it for .99 cents. It also gives “fans” something to tide them over until the Complete Collection is finished, which should satisfy everyone until my first novella is released, which should then hold everyone over until my first novel dazzles the world, lol.
See? I have it all planned. And it begins with Third Side of the Coin, Seven Flash Fictions.
The production of an e-book for an indie author is emotionally, physically, and time draining. I formatted the book myself, a wonderful romp through HTML land with the guidance of Guido Henkel. My hat’s off to this man (though I don’t endorse horror novels). He personally answered all my questions via his blog and through email. If you decide to publish an e-book and don’t want to tackle the formatting yourself, I recommend you hire this expert.
Then there was the cover design. Wow. My mama, Lynda Kay, went through headache after headache with that, tweaking, redesigning, changing font, adding layer after layer after layer. She used the freebie, Paint.net, to create it from this free stock photo:
All that to say, our only resources were time and heart to invest in this project. Which brings me to the stories themselves. (more…)