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Synopsis: Fragmented Evidence

Monday, November 03, 2008

Synopsis: Fragmented Evidence

With a woman murdered and few clues as to who the killer is, Detective Gilbert Blyth picks up on an unseemly piece of evidence, a childrenís book. With nothing else to go on but the gut feeling that a child is in danger, he tries to convince his partner, Maryanne Lexin (Lexi for short) and Captain Donahue that their mystery isnít about who the murderer is but, is about the who and where of this unknown child. As Detective Blythe uncovers the clues he learns of his victimís life of abuse, redemption and attempt at a new start and itís a discovery that opens up old wounds and allows him to examine his own past and how it has continued to affect his life.

His self examination leaves him re-evaluating his relationship with his partner Detective Lexi and his brother Joseph. But before he can let go and allow himself to heal, the start of a new case and the end of his old case leave him with guilt as he yearns for the chance to move on with the possibility of a new love but finds that he can not let go of the responsibility, love and devotion brought on from his tragic past.

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D9MOM4 11/10/2008 4:10PM

    I want MORE!!!

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SSHOUP97 11/9/2008 5:06PM

    This sounds so intriguing. I really would love to read it!

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COMFYGRANNY 11/9/2008 10:11AM

    I love mysteries.

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GROOVYKARMA1 11/7/2008 10:07AM

  Ok I want to read this !

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TRECECOOKS 11/4/2008 4:46PM

    You've allowed yourself lots of room for character development, plus you've given us a lot of detail and space to ruminate about further plot twists. Good job!! Sounds kind of like CSI. . .

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JIBBIE49 11/3/2008 10:57AM

    Sounds interesting.

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    sounds interesting

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Day 1 of NANO

Saturday, November 01, 2008

As you can all tell I'm totally NANOed up!

Oct. 31st is a crazy night for me. Not only was I celebrating my favorite holiday but I also stayed up until midnight in order to celebrate NANO. I was POOPED but I managed to stay up for about 30 minutes and put in my first 1,000 words!!

I have changed my ticker. On the left it says 50,000 and on the right it states 0. The ticker will be making it's way from right to left to show my progress. Due to the fact that sparks time is way off from my actual time, I will not be putting in my true word count until later on in the day. Right now I stand at about 2k words but my goal is to reach 3k and I'm hoping for 4k by the time I go to bed...but I'm watching Nightmare on Elm Street movies with the kids...LOL

So day one has begun and I'm already ahead of the game. As long as I can put in 1667 words a day I can reach the site goal of 50,000.

Whoo hoo!!

Thanks to everyone who is supporting me through this.


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JIBBIE49 11/2/2008 6:50PM

    Fantastic. emoticon

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    Good luck!

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3 days till nano....

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Yes, 3 days until my life gets turned upside down...which doesn't make sense because it's done that already.

I'm still doing some research...which bites! I keep it all in my head but since I did book 2 last year, I've forgotten all those little minor characters. I think I should "freshen up" on them just in case I need to bring them back into the story.

Normally I wouldn't worry at all but...The prize for winning last years nano is a free proof read copy of your book. In short I have 6 months from the 23rd of Oct. to get it written, edited, a book cover and then sent in to Amazon for a print. Once they print it I get my copy for free and then can decide if I want to self publish. Hopefully I can get that all done and finished because I promised myself that I would get a print of the book to put on MY shelf no matter what. With this, I don't have to pay for that copy and I can still send it to a big publishing place.

So I'd like to get as much done right the first time if you know what I mean.

In the mean time, I'll be sending a lot of reading material your way. Not all will be about the novel, some will just be random writing. I'll be doing this because I might not have the time to do a lot of chatting and the such. This way everyone can step into my world...somewhat.


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SUPERDELUXE 10/31/2008 8:44PM

    Good luck with the Nano.

I've always thought about doing this, but I am already one serious project, my body!

Good luck


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WATOGA17 10/31/2008 8:11AM

    Good luck, Kat!

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    Hang in there, stick to your goals!

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A Total Loss!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

For those who don't know, I made a "daring attempt" to "run" my van into another car and did so with much "success" .


While the whole deal of "trying" to take my life and the life of those around me does NOT in any way thrill me, the fact that the van is a total loss does.

I would have preferred to have ran that van into an empty building than another car and would have waited until it was just me (no kids though dh would be fine). But as it seems, things didn't work out that way. I can only be thankful for that fact that no one was killed...and the fact that THE VAN IS A TOTAL LOSS!

Really, I hated the damn thing from the day I got it. I didn't want it at all but I needed something and dh is a lazy "ass" and wasn't going to take me to shop around so I found something a couple blocks up and ta-da.

The van "drives" but lord it was an embaressement. I'm only 28 years old(25 at the time I got it) and I'm already in a mini-van! Then I get to tote around a bunch of kids to the YMCA...Plus I got a military decal on it so everyone knows I'm a military wife and to top it off...I'm FAT!

So I'm like the worst that you expect when it comes to sterotypes-Fat Military Wife/Soccer Mom toting around a bunch of bad ass kids.

But then I had to have the "Crap" van to boot!

Yeah try passing other moms in their mini-vans and they need to tell you something about the PTA/PTO "Really quick" and yet you got to do sign language to let them know to hold on cus ...you ain't got no power windows.

Yep, car in park, undo seat belt, pull up arm rest REACH all the way over and start manually rolling down the window...all while holding up the line.


Then you can't honk back at the idiot having a fit cus your horn doesn't work!
...along with your air bag...

I think the worst was when I went to K-Mart to ask if they still sold " whycassette tapes"...the kid there was clueless and I had to explain what they were. Then he asked what it was for and I told him my van and he said, "They still make cars with those things?!!" and then he proceeded to laugh...

I know, I know...I shouldn't be so...shallow...so...vain...but gosh darn it if I'm gonna go all out in a mini van (while in my 20's mind you!) then I want to go all out in a damn mini van! Power windows...CD PLAYER! ...a WORKING HORN...not so many rusty dent's from some kid throwing a base ball at it.


I just received a call from the people I hit! That was a bit scary. I've not been able to call them cus I had my tooth removed on monday and wanted to be able to talk without sounding drugged...drunk...or high. LOL

I guess I'm a really sweet person...at least according to them, and they wanted to call and help out.

I can say that Dh was amazed at how well I handled things. The other woman panicked but I was totally calm. I sat with her the majority of the time and then I sat with her daughter and her friend. I did the whole "rub your back, talk to you the whole time" and even when they took her to be checked out I caressed her face, kissed her cheek and talked to her telling her that everyone was okay, she was okay, "I'm right here with you and I'm going to make sure they take good care of you." and I stayed with her until she got into the ambulance and then stayed with the girls until they were picked up.

Dh was amazed at how calm and under control I was. He said that I kept a good sense of humor, never got stressed and more importantly...didn't go into shock.

So they called and said that I was really kind to them and they wanted to keep in touch.... they invited us to the pumpkin patch because they knew that's where we were going and that we were lost.


You just don't get people like that anymore. Most people would be trying to sue your pants off or screaming into the phone. In fact my insurance company told me not to call them for those reasons.

I didn't call cus like I said...pulled tooth...slurring...sounds like a good reason to say "see, she's drunk even now!"

no...I was not drinking...

Nor am I drinking now...

Dang it...I'm not explaining myself!


hugs and kisses-Kat

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SEESKO 10/28/2008 8:30AM

    Glad all is okay. I love how you can always see the silver lining.

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AMBERMNANCE 10/28/2008 2:32AM

    Thats awsome that they are so interested in staying in touch. Well sorry to hear about the van Although i am thinking your not lol Glad that no one was hurt way to go staying calm...

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SARAIPHIM 10/19/2008 4:11AM

    Sounds interesting . . . good no one was hurt. Being that you hated that van thank goodness it's gone!

BTW - the second picture on my blog is oil pastel. ^_~

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DREAMNSCHEME 10/16/2008 3:50PM

    emoticon congrats on no more mini van! Silver lining!

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Just a little Bio...

Thursday, October 09, 2008

I did a little bio of myself on one of my other sites and I thought I would put it up. It's nothing at all special but it's got some info on me.

I am 28 years old, married with 3 children. I'm a writer and artist and so I see the world differently from most. I love to love people and in no way does that make bi or a slut. It just makes me a person who finds the positive in others and I easily appreciate it and learn to accept them for who they are.

Why am I here: I'm here for my friends. Look them up on my page they are all sweet people. I have friends of all races, cultural backgrounds, faiths, sexual orientation, social class, political beliefs, musical taste, shapes and sizes and of both sex. I don't care if they eat meat or live off of soy nuts, believe in pro-choice or pro-life or that my beliefs are a crock of crap. As long as they respect me and love me I'm peachy.

Hobbies: Writing is my biggest hobbie. I write short stories, novels, poetry and children's pieces. Everything from mystery, romance, song lyrics, sci fi and fantasy. I work with children and teens. I'm also an artist and love to draw, paint, do photography and crafts. I also love to workout!

Movies: B-Movie and Cult Classic lover! Can you say "Living Dead"? That is totally me! Day of the Dead Is my favorite. I also like Terrorvision, Blood Sucker from Outer Space and many more. I also love the Kung-fu movies such as 7 Ninja Kids and just about anything black and white-Betty Davis and James Stewart!

T.V.: I don't watch much t.v. but when I do lately it's been House, Scrubs, Law and Order (all of them!) Dexter, The Closer and the such. I hate reality shows and don't keep up with that whole deal.

Music: Anything and everything just about. Counting Crows, Andrea Bocceli, Tracy Chapman, Ani Difranco, The Visionaries, Atmosphere, Primus, Atiff Aslam, Moriyama Naotaro, Fear Factory, Korn, Jane's Addiction, Mudvayne. White Zombie, Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Brian Mcknight, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Martina Mcbride, Kenny Chesney oh and Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole...get the idea?

My Favorite Books: Illiad, Collection of Emily Dickinson, The Baby Catcher, Summer of My German Soldier, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, Little Witch, and many, many more.

I Love: I love who you are, who you say you are because I believe that even if it's not true, it's still who you want to be, it's still a part of you. I love the fact that you want to be that beautiful person, that you believe and know you are. I love the fact that you are such a great person that even when you don't know someone "in person", you still support them and tell them that you care. How can I not love that about you? How can anyone not love that about you? I will tell you that, that person I know is truly beautiful, utterly amazing and inspires me everyday to change and become the person I want to be and know I truly am.

I Hate: Dumbasses. I can't stand people who can't take a joke, can't see the funny and the good. I can't stand people who just push their ways onto others to the point that it's hurtful.

So there you go all. As you may have noticed, the "I love" section comes from my blog on here.


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TRECECOOKS 11/3/2008 5:00PM

    Love you back, baby!!

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STACEY-P 10/14/2008 2:50PM

    And I thought you were awesome before...Now I think you are even more awesomer (love that good English)!! We are kindred spirits! We have sooo much in common it is unbelievable. I am a little more math/science/book smart but I do have a creative side that comes out and when it does, watch out! Thanks for sharing!!

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    You are the bomb!

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CGVALLE1 10/9/2008 11:59PM

    WOW.....you are AWESOME!!! I am an artist as well and it's funny...every artist I meet loves all different types of music just like me. I guess we just can appreciate the creativity? What do you think? HMMMM...interesting... emoticon

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KATRINIA17 10/9/2008 6:53PM

    Some how I forgot Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole...oh I'm a bad girl...*sigh*.

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CONSTANCELG 10/9/2008 4:41PM

    WooHoo I love YOU!!!!

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