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Posts tagged as “Duality”

We Have Reached Beta!

I realize that there has been radio silence here at Always Ametra as of late. But, for good reason! For the last three weeks, I have spent roughly 18 hours out of every weekend doing nothing but writing. Yes, I continued to write every evening during the week after work, but it became the norm to get in on Friday before 5 pm and spend the next eight hours at my desk writing and editing…

Reading is Fun and Mental

Last night, I finished reading a novel that I started sometime last August or September. It isn’t because I’m slow at reading by any means. I can usually, when Life allows, plow through the average novel in a day or so. The reason this particular novel took so long to complete is because I couldn’t find a redeemable character anywhere in it. The novel, based upon historical accounts of actual events, was well put together.…

Editing…The Horror!

Had anyone told me that editing a novel might take as long as it did to actually write the novel, I’d have thought them insane. I will admit to being very naive as to what the editing process would entail. After all, I’ve been writing for years, but this is my first official foray into becoming a published author. Editing a novel is also not at all like the research papers we had to write in…

From Conception to Fruition

It’s been roughly ten months since I started writing Duality. There wasn’t much about the day itself that stands out for me now, except the feeling I had that things were going pretty well overall. I was at work removing things one at a time from my task list when a call came in. I’ve mentioned that call here before: an irate woman by the name of Marjorie decided that it was her job to tell me…

The Little Things

Have you ever experienced the dizzying feeling of finding cash in your pockets as you rifle through them before doing laundry? It’s a, “Eureka!” moment, and you get the rush of warm and fuzzies because it’s such a pleasant surprise. That is how I felt earlier this week when I realized that I have roughly half a dozen clips recorded to my phone that I’d somehow forgotten about. We’ve already gone over how, when inspiration…

Programming Note

I’ve been sidelined by a wicked bit of flu for over a week now. It left me with barely enough energy to do much and, now that I’m starting to be up and around again, I’ve been catching up on things I was otherwise unable to do during that time. One bit of fun I found in my sickbed was to go back through some of my blog posts and transform them into videos. This one was…

Nuggets of Goodness

I hoped to have Writer’s Block Exercise #3 ready to post today; however, I’ve run into a bit of an issue. When I first received The Writer’s Block as a gift, it was my plan to randomly pick a page each week and do the suggested exercise. That has worked well for the first couple of entries but has now hit a snag. The premise of the book is that it contains, “768 ideas to…

Waves of Inspiration

Water is considered to be a conduit for many things. Some video games have portrayed water as the means to move between realms. It was also highlighted in the movie, “Constantine,” when the title character filled a bathtub with water, assisting another with her travel from our world to Hell after she was submerged.  I don’t know that my experiences are anywhere near as deep as that, but I can definitely say that I’ve gotten some…

Just when you thought it was safe…

YES! I am finally BACK! You know you missed me. As I mentioned in my last post, it was necessary (though not at all enjoyable) for me to take a hiatus. Real life sometimes means that we have to be an adult and handle actual business. My business had to do with passing an extremely important certification exam that is vital to keeping my day job. I’m obviously not yet at the point in my…

The Bottomless Bag

It has been an amazing last few weeks, so much so that it barely seems as though twenty-one days have passed since I made the announcement of the title of my first novel.  I hoped to try very hard to not let there be so much time in-between posts, but I obviously need to try harder. It’s all for a good reason, though. Several good reasons, in fact! Not all will be shared here at…