Tag Archives: Knowledge

WORK IN PROGRESS BLOG HOP

Hello everyone, I was tagged by author Jane Dougherty to participate in the Work In Progress Blog Hop. Here, I will answer seven questions relating to my WIP, which is my first novel Selima and the Merfolk.

To view Jane Dougherty’s WIP click on this link Jane Dougherty’s Blog

SELIMA BOOK COVERQ1: What is the name of your character? Is he/she a fictional or a historical character?
My main character is Selima. She is a fictional character.

Q2: When and where is the story set?
The story is set in the early nineties, in Las Cuevas Bay, Trinidad. Las Cuevas Bay is a small fishing village on the north coast of Trinidad.

 Q3: What should we know about him/her?
Selima is a good girl, trying to do the right thing. However, she is a teenager, and she makes some naive decisions while she tries to follow her heart and be a good daughter at the same time.

 Q4: What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
Firstly, Selima unexpectedly goes to live with her estranged father. Then she falls in love with the fiancé of a beautiful mermaid.

 Q5: What is the personal goal of the character?
Selima wants to do what is right. Her relationship with her father is imperative to her, but she is in love.

 Q6: Is there a working title for this novel and can we read more about it?
Yes, Selima and the Merfolk. You can read the synopsis here Selima and the Merfolk Synopsis

 Q7: When can we expect the book to be published?
It will be available on Xlibris.com in about two weeks.

I have tagged author Anneli Purchase to carry on with this hop. Her blog is filled with many interesting posts, accompanied by beautiful photography.

I follow both Jane Dougherty’s and Anneli Purchase’s blogs. There is always something interesting to read.

SHINE ON SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS SERIES

spotlightThis post is an invitation to self-published authors to be featured in my Shine on Self-Published Authors Series.
All you need is to:
– Have a web link to purchase your book/books.
– Have at least one digital photo of yourself (jpg, png, gif).
– Write your journey to becoming a self-published author and what you have experienced now that you have published. Give advice if you can and note any new projects you are working on. Also, include your contact information.
No less than 1000 words.
*Please have your work properly edited.

Only one feature will be posted per week.
If you would like to be a part of this series, please send the information requested to selimaandthemerfolk@gmail.com by July 20th, 2014.

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THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS

ingredientsAny person who is in command of a project, whether they be a chef, a project manager or a mom, will tell you that you need the right ingredients to have a favorable outcome and for the process to move along smoothly. Any project can be completed, but to have it executed with little to no mishaps or better than expected is where actual skill and knowledge are needed.

On Thursday, I cooked stewed beef, which I had cooked several times before. I added curry and coconut power, and it made a huge difference in the dish. It was my best stewed beef yet. My older sister had added those ingredients to some stewed pork she had cooked when she visited me a few months ago, and as little sisters do, I copied her.

My beef tasted good the way I use to cook it, but including my sisters ingredients enhanced the flavor of the beef significantly. The moral of my story is this:  most of us can do things on our own; however, the more knowledgeable you are, the better your projects will turn out. Connecting with the right people and freeing your mind to unfamiliar concepts can make a world of a difference in anything that you do. Never be afraid to learn something new.