Hello and thank you to all the welcomes and hello's. Seriously said, I am 42 and this is my first blog posting. I actually could not figure it out last night, though it may have been a registration time delay. (I have had a design firm for 20 plus years, before apples and internet. And I can't post, now that is scary!) Thank you ahead of time for even taking the time! I have 4 little ones under 9, time is scarce and precious!
this was to be my first post: Hello everyone, this is my first post on your site. I came across a moving post from a beautiful young lady and horror-writer named Amber and her real-life-everyday-horrors we all struggle with and she now has a horrifying case of first novel-writers block. And, well it was like a raven picking away at my skull. Inspiration for a novelist horror writer...the only name that came to mind was Stephen King. Not a single other. So here I am kneeling before this group,and I am sure this is a very eclectic group of beings, wishfully thinking you may give her a few suggestions that has been gathered up from all the old souls here...maybe some fathers and daughters
Amber does not know me, I was looking up information about a relative of hers and fell across her personal struggles... so, please somehow don't bring me up, its not about me. And, even if one of you might reach out and send inspiration and therapy for the soul, then it was worth it! Sincerely, Liz
Posted on February 6, 2013 by Amber
It has been a rough couple of months. About two years ago, my Dad past away and just recently, my mom past away. And after losing both of your parents, well, itís not something that you just bounce back from. Itís particularly difficult to accept when I think that they were only in their 50s.
I havenít written anything for quite a while, blog or otherwise.
Why divulge the personal info? Well, what are blogs for? Conveniently enough, I happen to be reading a few books that seem to help. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain and The Complete ACOA Sourcebook. Itís given me a better handle on who I am and how I react to different situations. I highly recommend the first two, as they seem to apply to a wide variety of people.
Iím also taking a few psychology classes next term to shed light on my situation. Because if I can afford counseling, then I should be able to kick down the extra money to learn about it firsthand.
Anyway, this blog has steered far from its original intent. Iíll try to get it back on track. More about the writing, the books, the movies. Iíll probably rework it, change it a little bit, but I guess I just want to keep it going. No matter what Iím writing about, at least Iím writing.
About (Her) AmberLapraim.com
I'm a horror writer working on completing my first novel. I've written short stories, screenplays and a few poems, but it's been forever since I've actually written a poem. I'm a journal and pen fanatic. I love the sound a micro point pen makes as it scratches against a particularly heavy piece of paper. I read anything and everything. Some of my favorite authors are Dan Simmons, Stephen King, Cormac McCarthy, J.K Rowling and a couple dozen others. Above all else, I enjoy a good story and I sincerely hope that I can tell one that holds people's attention for a page or two. Stay tuned.