Holiday Ramblings and Wishes

Since it’s Christmas, I decided to skip Six Sentence Sunday this week. I’d like to take a moment to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. Those of us fortunate to have family and friends around us, as well as health, safety, food, and shelter, need to remember to be grateful for all our blessings. It doesn’t have to be religious, just a moment to reflect and be glad for all the good in our lives. So many in this world have none of those things.

Our family has always had a fairly traditional Christmas, though there were lean years when any gifts consisted solely of the socks and underwear variety. We’ve always given as many homemade gifts as possible, because we believe that taking the time and energy to make a gift for a loved one gives us time to anticipate how they will love our gift, and to remember how important they are to us. Most importantly, we’ve always placed far more importance on spending quality time with those we love, and the religious significance is another aspect of family and love for us.

Over the next few days, I’ll be thinking of the New Year, and all the things I’d like to accomplish in 2012. I already know several of my goals, both personal and professional. Some are entirely new, while others are continuations of things I’ve already worked on in 2011. Most of the thinking will be centered on planning exactly how to accomplish all those goals.

Next Sunday, I’ll share a few of my goals and plans – I don’t call them New Years’ Resolutions, because when I do, I rarely take them seriously enough to accomplish them.

I hope you all have a wondrous Christmas, and time to share it peacefully with loved ones. Forget the stress often associated with holidays and family gatherings, and allow yourself to simply enjoy.

{{{{All of you}}}}

Kenra

 

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Six Sentence Sunday

This week’s Six is from BLOOD DRAGON II, still in first draft. From the perspective of Cam, the twin brother of the main antagonist, Ryn, the scene shows just how monstrous the antagonist is. The pair have been sitting in a car, outside King’s apartment, watching for him. Ryn has just tortured Cam, re-traumatizing a knee injury, then sent him off to get coffee.

He started off toward the corner, long legs eating up the distance, despite the bad knee. People he met took one glance at his face, and looked away fast. Not that he could blame them. The knife wound that caused the scar from forehead to chin had also ruined his right eye, and lifted the right side of his mouth in a permanent sneer. The wide, angry scar glowed stark red against his tanned skin. He would look away, too, if he could.

Cam is as decent as his twin is evil, but commits whatever crimes he’s ordered to, feeling there is no escape from Ryn’s wrath. Is it possible for such a damaged person to find love? Unknowingly, he’s about to find out.

Six Sentence Sunday

This week’s SSS is from BLOOD DRAGON.

Kiellen and Jaden are getting ready to confront James Redinger, the antagonist. Redinger was involved with Jaden’s kidnapping and torture.

And there was Redinger’s motive. He was in love with Rhee. Did the contradiction signal a larger, concealed split of his mind? Did she know what a monster her hero slash boss slash friend was? She probably wouldn’t be discussing the merits of breastfeeding her children with him if she did. Or so willingly be alone with him.

The outline for BLOOD DRAGON II, is almost finished.