Monday, July 23, 2018

Behind Blue Eyes

Book Seven will be out soon! I have an editor now and everything is going as planned, just a bit behind schedule. I am going to expose a certain something that I didn’t intentionally leave out of my other books. I think that you will find it interesting and as always, I hope to inspire and help at least one person. LOVE-PEACE-HAPPINESS-STRENGTH-susie 
Sweet Melissa Book Seven- Behind Blue Eyes 
Because no one knows what it’s like...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The American Opioid Epidemic and Mental Illness

Someone Like Me-Is there a connection between addiction and mental illness? I say there is!

Some people say that addiction is a choice, but I know for a fact that it’s not. Mental illness plays a big part in a persons decision making process and lifestyle choices. I am now in the middle of writing my 7th book and I will explain in detail how my chemically imbalanced mind thinks and reacts.  Well, at least how mine did before treatment
anyway! Sure, I am no pro and I am not a doctor, but I have a genuine real life experience and a story to tell. I hope that you will open your mind to the possibility, or shall I say the reality, that addiction is indeed a disease and not a choice.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Sweet Melissa Special Edition

I am in the middle of writing or shall I say rewriting Book One.  I left out so many things and so so much emotion and descriptive value that I thought I would give it another try! I have reunited with certain people (all are doing good and drug-free) and somehow memories have resurfaced and I felt the need to share! So, I am about mid way through my new book, “Someone Like Me” and I am hoping to have it available in March sometime or at the latest April!  I am recording Book 2 right now also now and all this is quite overwhelming at times, but I will get it done! I wish I had an assistant!  I am freezing my butt off in the mountains right now because it’s snowing and I drove up to the studio to record, but with my reindeer jammies on I will get the job done!
PEACE-LOVE-HAPPINESS-STRENGTH-susie

Saturday, January 20, 2018

30 More Pages To Go! NAMM Show in 5 Days!

When you work for yourself...

I think I need more hours in the day or possibly someone to help me.  I am determined to do this on my own and since I am so stubborn I have to keep fixing things as they pop up or are pointed out to me.  I guess people don’t realize that I ran the streets for decades and didn’t go to college. It’s a struggle but I am driven.  I wrote the Sweet Melissa Series as a  learning experience and as an outline for what’s to come.  I continue to learn each day and well those commas I feel I have to omit them completely to make the over judgemental reviewer happy.  Someone sent me some information on “The new editing style” and they don’t use “Serial Commas”anymore.  I thought it quite funny that “Serial Commas” actually is a real term.  Well, so much to learn and so little time.  LOVE-PEACE-HAPPINESS-STRENGTH-susie

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Revising Book Two-Content and Cover

Revising book two now and trying to decide on a cover.  So many options, so little time.  Happy Holidays to everyone!
LOVE-PEACE-HAPPINESS-STRENGTH-susie

Saturday, December 2, 2017

My Name is Susie and I’m a Comma Addict

Editing a manuscript is like editing your life! Search for the mistakes and fix them!

Book One of The Sweet Melissa Memoir Series has been revised!  No worries! I’m sure it has plenty of commas stuck in the wrong place! It also has dialogue and a more descriptive value including what? EMOTION,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,#Recovery #Adiction #OneDayAtATime
If you need to hire an editor/life coach then do it!  If you’re stubborn like me and you want to do it alone, then be prepared for the criticism. Go through the pages of your manuscript/life one word at a time.  Find an easy flow. Don’t make it complicated with terms you don’t understand and ask for help when you can.  There’s one thing I’ve found to be true, and that’s putting comma’s in the right place.  I habitually overuse them
.  I guess they are my “NEW DRUG of CHOICE” and sometimes I follow my own rules of punctuation. If I need a pause or a break, I shove one in!  I am a comma addict, but I’m a happy one!  My name is Susie and I’m a comma addict!
LOVE-PEACE-HAPPINESS-STRENTH-susie

Saturday, November 18, 2017

To Be Grateful for The Little Things

Yesterday-I remember having to take showers with shoes on my feet...
Today-I am grateful for shoeless showers...
Yesterday-I remember being face down on cold asphalt in the rain...
Today-I am grateful for the sand on the beach that tickles my toes...
Yesterday-I remember the never ending noise...
Today-I am grateful for the silence...
Yesterday-I remember repetition...
Today-I am grateful for spontaneity...
Yesterday-I remember signing a list to use a phone...
Today-I have my own phone...
Yesterday-I remember hate...
Today-I am grateful for love...
Yesterday-I remember control...
Today-I am grateful for freedom...
Yesterday-I remember loneliness...
Today-I am grateful for family and friends...
Yesterday-I remember hopelessness...
Today-I am grateful for confidence...
Yesterday-I remember gray skies...
Today-I am grateful for rainbows...
Yesterday-I remember addiction...
Today-I am grateful for sobriety...
Yesterday-I remember prison...
Today-I am grateful for a roof over my head...
Yesterday-I remember shopping canteen once a month(if I had money)
Today-I am grateful to shop on any day and at any time...
Yesterday-I remember violence...
Today-I am grateful for peace...
Yesterday-I remember dying...
Today-I am grateful to live...

Behind Blue Eyes

Book Seven will be out soon! I have an editor now and everything is going as planned, just a bit behind schedule. I am going to expose a cer...