June 10th, 2012

Last Sunday I found myself wanting more at the Season Finale of Game of Thrones. This weekend I find myself in the same predicament with the Season Premiere of TruBlood.     For those that don’t watch the show, missed the last episode of last season, or haven’t caught up to the end of last season- well, things have changed a little. Sookie is still annoying, Bill and Eric still fight for Sookie’s love and attention blah blah blah.   However, I’m curious about Tara. She’s one of my favorite characters on the show, besides Lafayette and Jason. During the last episode, she was shot by Debbie who aimed for Sookie. Sookie then shot Debbie. The viewers were left with Sookie cradling a bloody Tara on the kitchen floor, calling for help.   Like many other viewers, I wondered if Tara was dead or perhaps, turned. I’m hoping that she survives either way. Writing her character off the show would be a great disservice to the fans in my opinion.   I’m also looking forward to Christopher Meloni’s character this season and more explanation on the Authority. I love Meloni from Law and Order and seeing him in TruBlood, as a vampire, really juices up the show for me.   Oh and the return of Russell Edgington . . . Hmm how I love me some Russell.   http://youtu.be/yKn7hhgLPes

My week at a glance

So this week has been hectic. It started with my trip to Toronto. If you don’t know by now, besides writing I also play video games . . . professionally. Yes, it can be done and people are sponsored do it. So in my case, I don’t have to pay for trip, hotel, or entry fees into the tournament. All I need to worry about is spending money for food, shopping ect. I spent the whole weekend there and left Monday. I didn’t do as good as I wanted to in the tournament. However, I had a blast. I was one of 3 American players there. I was treated well (like royalty) and I didn’t want to leave. This weekend I was supposed to go to Chicago for another tournament. On my way to Dallas my tire blew, ruining my rotor. I decided to skip the Chicago tournament and to get my car fixed. My boyfriend was also a little upset that I was leaving two weekends in a row. I was only  home for two days before I had to leave.  So I have a free weekend and I’m going to spend it writing, catching up on life, and relaxing with my boyfriend because next week I have to start training to prepare for another tournament in mid June in Orlando.

My Week at a Glance

So this week has been hectic.   It started with my trip to Toronto. If you don’t know by now, besides writing I also play video games . . . professionally.   Yes, it can be done and people are sponsored do it. So in my case, I don’t have to pay for trip, hotel, or entry fees into the tournament. All I need to worry about is spending money for food, shopping ect.   I spent the whole weekend there and left Monday. I didn’t do as good as I wanted to in the tournament. However, I had a blast. I was one of 3 American players there. I was treated well (like royalty) and I didn’t want to leave.   This weekend I was supposed to go to Chicago for another tournament. On my way to Dallas my tire blew, ruining my rotor. I decided to skip the Chicago tournament and to get my car fixed. My boyfriend was also a little upset that I was leaving two weekends in a row. I was only  home for two days before I had to leave.   So I have a free weekend and I’m going to spend it writing, catching up on life, and relaxing with my boyfriend because next week I have to start training to prepare for another tournament in mid June in Orlando.

Where have the bloody vamps gone?

Begin rant~ Lately I’ve found myself surfing the internet. Not because I’m bored but because I’ve been hearing a lot lately about self publishing vs traditional publishing. As an up and coming author I see the benefits of both sides. However, when I read blog posts or comments from those supporting traditional publishing, I see nothing but negativity. Is self publishing THAT bad? Yes, there are a few who have become successful via the self publishing route. They outnumber the unsuccessful. But I wouldn’t count self publishing out just yet. I don’t want to get too much into it. I have thought about it though. Like many up and coming authors, you struggle with constant rejection letters and waiting for what feels like forever. In the meantime you might purchase a book on Amazon, published by a traditional publisher and only a few chapters into the novel think, “How did this get published?” That’s been happening a lot to me lately. I think I’ve spent over $100 dollars on books, ebooks. I can count on the right hand how many of those books I’ve finished and actually enjoyed. I do remember a time when I couldn’t wait to read the next book of *insert author here* or choosing a book because of its book cover and not regretting my decision.Now, I don’t even know what to think. The reason I’ve decided to rant about this (just a small rant) is . . . well . . . the best horror novel I’ve read this month didn’t come from a traditional publisher but from a self published author. Yes, a self published author. Not saying that this is the norm. What I’m saying is that this day and age I really can’t use traditional pub vs self pub to distinguish a good book from a bad book. I could use the fact that most self pub books are in need of an editor but I would have to buy the book to come to that conclusion. That’s not easy with the recession. My splurge fund is going to “traditional” published books that I can’t even finish reading because it’s wretched to me. I enjoy horror novels. I love vampires, werewolves, ghosts, paranormal- stories with dark plots, twisted plots and endings. A book doesn’t have to make me “jump from my seat” but if I have to sleep with the light on at night then I think it did its job. I don’t like my vampires to sparkle. I want them to be bloody and mean. A vampire falling in love with a human . . .yeah, that’s fine but I hope the author doesn’t make the reader forget that a vampire is what it is . . . a vampire. To put it bluntly, give them back their balls for God’s sake. Where have all the bloody vamps gone? Are they truly dead? Don’t tell me I have to get used to the whimpy vampires. I won’t allow it. Now werewolves falling in love with humans . . . not my thing but again, I can tolerate it only if the author reminds us that we’re dealing with werewolves. Sometimes I think that maybe it’s just me. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe I don’t know any better and that I’m asking for too much. What I do know is lately, I can’t find a good book to read. I don’t want to continue the “buy a book and can’t get pass the first chapter” rollercoaster I’ve been on. It’s a waste of my time and not to mention money. End rant.~

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Welcome to my blog. Sorry for the lack of information. It isn’t easy transferring blog posts from one website to another. Hopefully this will be completed in time. Until then, follow me on twitter and facebook! -Isaiyan Morrison

Welcome to my Blog!

Welcome to my blog.   Sorry for the lack of information. It isn’t easy transferring blog posts from one website to another. Hopefully this will be completed in time.   Until then, follow me on twitter and facebook!     -Isaiyan Morrison