Phantom Ending for NaNoWriMo.org and on Wattpad

Meeting in the tunnel
Meeting in the tunnel

I finished writing ‘Phantom Ending’ for NaNoWriMo.org this year. I’m posting it on wattpad and since it has an isbn with createspace, I may print it for my personal collection. Is it fanfiction? It has elements from Gaston Leroux’s story and maybe one or two details from ALW’s movie/musical but the twists are mine, the lyrics are mine with music coming soon. First I have to edit the heck out of this beast.

Also I am now three weeks no smoking and I’m happy for it. I was told that a craving for anything lasts 3-7 minutes. I got through it because I didn’t want to poison anyone any more and I want to have the healthiest lungs I can by December 10th for my surgery. Thymectomy.

If I can do it, so can you! Never stop dreaming, always keep writing, sing to the music!

Finding an Editor is like finding a Dentist!

Finding an Editor for my self-published book plus several titles I am working on, is like finding a dentist. Both have one thing in common: I cannot afford either of them!

So my first book sits on several sites like Amazon, iBooks, and about 4 more sites, with no reviews. It has two reviews from Smashwords and I am so grateful! I listened to what they said and changed the book and cover.

I’m disabled on disability with two teenage boys who eat all the time, bills are a joke and I help my mom take care of my grandma/her mom, and I help my mom when her MS is bad. I have an eye disorder too so SEEING mistakes in my books is harder.

I could never afford an Editor because my goal is to keep my work at FREE pricing. Can’t do that on Amazon but through Draft2Digital I can get it on Barnes and Noble, iBooks and more priced at FREE!

This title has been out since December of last year, I did a giveaway on goodreads for ten books and it is free on Smashwords too but before that I had it on Amazon through their 3 month program where I could offer it for free lending. So I know someone must have read it! Two are confirmed.

As I work on finishing a new title, the weight of my world coupled with my seemingly lack of talent haunts my mind. Stop smoking, take care of my depression, anxiety, ADD, and Myasthenia Gravis and everything else under this roof (autistic son, one who has no “I’m full” trigger) and know my work is out in this world not shining like a jewel because I have been the only proofreader but maybe it’s just a piece of fool’s gold. I told myself I was publishing my books for myself, self satisfaction not for money or fame or even one review. It was important to me to get my first book published quickly because I needed my grandma to see it. She can pass away at any moment right now.

I have American Indian blood of the Chickasaw tribe in Oklahoma. If I lived there instead of California, I could get free dental work, health care and a house. A house in the middle of scorpions, ticks and tarantulas along with tornados. I’ll stick with earthquakes here in California. Besides the one and only time I went to Oklahoma was to see my birth father, where the indian blood came from, and my half brother tried to shoot me for fun, because he was bored! Nope. Not going back.

There is a TV show in the USA right now called Smile. It showcases people who get free dental work. Circumstances in their lives that has led to their rotting teeth is extraordinary but i can relate. I was born early and was too premature. I can’t afford a dentist to fix my teeth so I just have one here and there pull the tooth out. It sets me back financially of course but that’s all I can do. I don’t smile because of my teeth or missing teeth. I’ll never date. Shoot, I’m making myself depressed.

Life is a gift, and we can view it in a positive light or a negative cloud.  Pushing through all the muck around me, I’m grasping at the light, holding on to it with all my strength and promising myself that no matter what, I’ll never let go.

Day 2 of quitting smoking! And Myasthenia Gravis!

I had lost total control over my hands and fingers. Couldn’t hold a fork. I couldn’t walk very far without stumbling forward as if I was drunk but not.  My right eye was malfunctioning called ptosis where I could not control opening and closing my eye especially in the sun. Couldn’t brush my teeth or hair, or take care of my grandma and mom and my two boys as I have been doing. I couldn’t turn the keys to turn the car on, I couldn’t swallow food well or chew it, my kids said I always looked mad but I wasn’t feeling that way it was my facial muscles going nuts. The scariest part, other than useless hands and fingers was the scary breathing problem. My throat would close up and I could barely get air. It happened during extreme physical movement and terribly high anxiety times.

All of a sudden the caregiver needed her own caregiver!

Felt drained, similar to low iron feeling but deeper. Went to neurologist and got a blood test done, came back positive for Myasthenia Gravis. They prescribed me Mestinon (generic, under $2 for a month’s supply), 1/2 a tab (30 mg) every six hours.

AMAZING!
With the help of this tiny chalky pill, I’m nearly normal looking now. I no longer wear my wrist braces, I can walk without feeling exhausted after ten steps, I can do everything now, my eye works normal, I just get tired and sometimes, overheated. At those times, I lay down in bed with my fan and freeze myself, sleep a bit and get up after an hour or so feeling nearly normal again. Thank goodness this medication does not interfere with my depression, anxiety and ADD meds.

But I found that if I smoked a cigarette (Marlboro Special Blend), it made me dizzy and sick. I was smoking up to 6 cigarettes a day. I quit cold turkey yesterday and found I only missed the actions of going outside and looking at the roses, listening to the birds, feeling the sun or wind, etc. I did not miss the taste of the cigarettes. I did not miss inhaling the smoke that would make my eyes water.

So Day 2 is here and I have no interest in going outside and having a cigarette, there is a slight pull to follow my old routine of smoking but I stomp on it.. No one is telling me I have to stop smoking but myself. I do not want to feel sick AND it is a good example for my two boys.

Am I eating more? Not really. I can type again now and I have had troubles with my cell phone carrier so they turned my service off so now my phone is a glorified ipod. I play spider solitaire, read via kindle app and other games that grab my attention. I’m not biting my nails and I can’t crunch on ice as it breaks my already fragile teeth. But I’m surviving.

Having my hands back, my eye back in my control, my body back in my control is amazing! I am waiting for a scheduled MRI of my brain and a CAT scan with and without contrast for my chest. It seems we have this thing inside of us located at the top of our lungs, connected between them and we use it during childhood and by puberty, it begins to atrophy. But it plays an important role in Myasthenia Gravis. Sometimes there is a tumor on the thymus gland and much like Alien(s)chestbuster, they cut ya open and remove the thing.

How do we go through our lives, I am 41, and never know about this thing inside? I can’t call it an organ. It’s so weird.

So yay for a diagnosis, yay for a medication that is affordable and WORKS! and yay for day 2 of no more smoking! Sometimes there are days where I am very tired, and it is a disease that cannot be seen. Like MS too. People don’t understand that I had to use the handicap parking (only when there were more than 15 spots like at Target) when I couldn’t walk anymore.

So even if you can’t see something, it surely doesn’t mean that something is not there! Pay attention to your body, research using the internet (but don’t go all hypochondriac!) before seeing a doctor. I told my neurologist what I thought I had and he told me I was absolutely right! How many times do you hear a doctor say that?

Be safe!

Colleen

Me but now without the braces!
Me but now without the braces!

No more!

Fractured Legacy Book Blog Tour update

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Please check out my updates for the Fractured Legacy Book Blog Tour. I just finished reading this book and it is AWESOME!  It is one of the best books I have read in my life, I like it that much.

 

RE: Smoking. I’m working hard on it.  I have one a day but they no longer appeal to me. I hate the way my skin smells and my hair and clothing. I know I’m carrying it inside where my boys, both with asthma will be affected. I know it is bad and I am trying my best, honestly, to stop. I turn 40 on November 30th and my son and I agreed I could have one a day until I could get myself off them altogether but my absolute deadline is my birthday.  I chew a lot of ice. I don’t go for gum, ice cream or candy. Just ice.  I’m working on replacing my reactions to stress with other activities that don’t include smoking which causes cancer and is a bad example for my boys.  My great grandmother died of lung cancer. Cancer runs in the family in many forms.  I’m pushing my luck I know but like my grandma said the other day, You have to WANT to stop.  I’m getting there.  I’m human and I know I have the strength within me to stop. Now if I could exchange the social aspect, where we women go outside to talk about things the children don’t need to hear, that would be great.  Working on that too.

Day #1, no smoking, post-apocalyptic free ebooks! Help an author!

Today is day 1 of my new life of no smoking, a gift my now ten year old asked me to give him for his birthday.  Stop smoking.  So I’m keeping it real and honest and posting it along with the other things I post. I’m human. Quitting cold turkey is hard but I love my children. And I will honor this promise.

 

These were off the top 100 free POST-APOCALYPTIC BOOKS!

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Lying in apathetic slumber for a thousand years, an ancient race of reclusive clairvoyants suddenly awakens. The elder leader seeks to alter the tides of war by introducing a super weapon: a soldier that can be recycled on the field of battle, negating wounds …and even death itself. While research is being conducted on a remote planet, the weapon escapes creating a collision between worlds.

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Recently promoted police homicide detective Johnny Roman thinks he has reached the pinnacle of his law enforcement career until his investigation into a bizarre array of murders gripping the city threatens not only his career, but his life as well. Finding himself in over his head, Detective Roman attains the help of unlikely allies in the form of a timid coroner technician and an enigmatic group of elite soldiers.

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Following a civil war that left the United States in ruins, the remaining few who managed to escape the Imperialistic Army and the horrors of their death camps must unite and fight to reclaim their country.

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How and where did the virus begin?

For five friends returning from a month-long camping trip, there are no immediate answers. They slowly discover that the world has turned horribly wrong, that the entire east coast of Australia has been ravaged by a virus.

The dead now walk the land, seeking flesh and blood.

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From the bestselling author of ‘Disaster’ and ‘Hard Road’

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In the aftermath of an apocalyptic event tough decisions have to be made. Wanda is as tough as they come. Hits the ground running from the first sentence and doesn’t let up to the end. Hard core survival.

Wanda doesn’t like people, houses or roads. What really irks her are those who think there are no repercussions for doing evil deeds. She has a sure fire way of dealing with them.

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Product Description: The citizens of Cinnamon City grow restless under the Dome Shield, and the Security Forces are stretched to breaking point.

Major Rachel Henson feels like something is changing inside her, but she doesn’t want to face the truth even though her strange new abilities grow stronger day by day.

In the South, the Kamari are raising an army to challenge Central Command, and the Battle of Havers Compound is about to begin.

Lord Hades knows that technology will be the end of man, but he is powerless to stop the factions of the Orange Zone from fighting each other. He knows that the race is on to create ever more disturbing machines to win yet another war.

In his dreams, Lord Hades fears the coming of the Second Black Day.

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Will Rachel learn to accept what she must become?

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A MYTHOS NOVELLA

Beneath the Ice is a story of creeping horror. In the dark days of WW2 a detachment of soldiers and scientists are dispatched to the Ice of Greenland. Their goal is to find the mysterious terror below them and deal with it. A tale in the vein of HP Lovecraft Beneath The Ice is a Mythos tale for a new generation … and an older one.
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The world’s recent economic upheavals are over, and Rich Fournier is looking forward to getting his first real job with his newly acquired degree, but at present he’s stuck working part-time at a retail warehouse on the U.S.’s West coast. Maybe once he’s earned enough money he can get himself a sub-derm implant and join the rest of the modern world immersed in the virtuality.

Meanwhile, in his palace half-a-world away, President David Jurgen of Zimbabwe unleashes a weapon against the world using the global sub-derm network that will bring humanity to its knees. His goal being to populate the entire earth with the followers of the Danvers Church (who currently make up the population of the once great African state), once he has eradicated the rest of humanity.

Will Rich and his co-workers survive the ensuing destruction….and what will the future hold for them.
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The End – Visions of Apocalypse [Kindle Edition]
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Snap! The world didn’t end on December 21st, 2012! Oh, well, look on the bright side: You got plenty of time to read this excellent anthology of apocalyptic stories.

This compilation brings together short stories by award-winning science fiction and fantasy authors Hugh Howey, Michael J. Sullivan and Tristis Ward, with fresh, new voices selected by their peers at SFFWorld.com – all brought to you in this first-of-its-kind anthology.

Each story explores a different end of the world. What is the limit of a computer virus? Can we save the world by stopping time itself, or will we just wither away in the relentless winds of the apocalypse?

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Flee the hills …

“He had dozed off, feeling safe and exhausted, in the middle of nowhere. He laid his head back just for a second, listening to the madness on the satellite radio. America has fallen! Russia has fallen! The Middle East has fallen! He fell asleep. His eyes snapped open. A shuffle of dirt caught his ear. He wiped the drool from his mouth. The rearview mirror showed nothing. His heart raced. Something was out there. A flicker of movement caught his eye in the side view mirror. He jerked out of the way just as a hand clutched for his neck. He scrambled through the passenger side door and rolled outside.”

The Facility is what the Washington D.C. officials call it. It is a day care for zombie children, tucked deep in the east coast hills. Is there a cure for the zombies? The children of the undead give them the best hope. There are those who think the zombie threat is harmless…and those that don’t. The World Humanitarian Society wants to protect the zombies…or do they? Friends, family and colleagues are set at odds, dealing with the deadly dilemma. What about the zombies? What rights do they have in all of this? Or are they just a means to another diabolical end?
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APOCALYPSE 2073 (Volume 1) “The Prophecy” [Kindle Edition]
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The Apocalypse – Doomsday – Armageddon. It had been called so many things, always an ever-present possibility in the back of mankind’s collective psyche. Our story begins in the far distant future, Erin Conyers suspended in animation for over 52 years, farther out in space than any had ever been. Ten years prior to the catastrophe that changed the face of the planet forever, mankind had been forewarned by an unknown intelligence of an impending disaster. One of the relatively few to survive, these are her remembrances of those very dark days, when the world collapsed in a hail of nuclear destruction occurring on an unimaginable scale.

From the Author: In a sense I suppose I should price this higher than zero, but as the first volume in a three volume set I enjoy having it read, and if those who do read it find that they enjoy the story, the omnibus edition (links at the back of the book) is available for $1.99. If not, then no harm done. In all humility, my goal is to give away 100,000 copies (perhaps a bit of a pipe dream), but I do hope you enjoy the read.
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Voyage of the Dead – Book One Sovereign Spirit Saga [Kindle Edition]
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Voyage of the Dead is the first book of the Sovereign Spirit Saga detailing the adventures of several groups of survivors of the Zombie Apocalypse. Most of them are aboard a ship that is well equipped to survive the end of civilization, while others struggle to survive in a world suddenly overrun by undead cannibals. This is a science fiction adventure set within a horror genre, full of blood, guts, violence and the human emotions that fuel our survival instincts. While some scenes include graphic violence, it is intended to be more exciting than disgusting and more about using your brains than eating them. Enjoy the ride!

Book length is 100,000 words. This is the edited and revised edition. The sequels, “Flotilla of the Dead” and “Deluge of the Dead” are also available on Amazon.
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The Purifier’s Tale: A Gothic, Post-Apocalyptic Short Story [Kindle Edition]
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Breen, a werewolf-vampire hybrid, is the greatest human hunter ever to live. But when he discovers a secret kept for eons by the Emperor, it could not only change his life, but devastate his entire dark, Gothic world.
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Obsolescence [Kindle Edition]
Gregory Mattix (Author)
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CorpSec officer James Mason enjoys his work for Thorne Industries. He routinely gets to kick in doors, round up dangerous criminals and terrorists, and eliminate the dregs of society. Plus, he has access to all the latest toys: weapons and equipment he could have only dreamed about in his previous job as a District cop.

Surrounded by genetically enhanced clones and augmented grunts, he wonders if he still has what it takes to keep up in a unit full of men and women who are stronger, faster, and more obedient. When his former colleagues suddenly start to get transferred, replaced, and even turn up dead under suspicious circumstances, he wonders if he will be next. With the impending doom of the approaching Cataclysm, will he be able to protect his family and stay alive?

Obsolescence is a 13,000 word short story set in the world of Extensis Vitae.
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The Lost Journal of Private Kenji Yoshida (A Secret Apocalypse Story) [Kindle Edition]
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This is the journal of Private Kenji Yoshida of the U.S. Marine Corps. It details his experiences in the field with the Oz virus and in particular the initial outbreak at the small outback town of Woomera – the beginnings of what is now known as the Secret Apocalypse.

It also details his relationship with Rebecca Robinson, the only known survivor of the Oz virus.

The journal was recovered from deep within hositle territory by an advanced recon team. It is classified ‘Above Top Secret’.

The Lost Journal of Private Kenji Yoshida is set in the weeks leading up to the events that take place in The Secret Apocalypse.
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The Lost Journal of Private Kenji Yoshida – Part 2 (A Secret Apocalypse Story) [Kindle Edition]
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THE LOST JOURNAL OF PRIVATE KENJI YOSHIDA – PART 2

3 WEEKS AGO
An outbreak of a deadly new virus is reported within an immigration center in the Australian outback town of Woomera.

The virus is 100% lethal.

2 WEEKS AGO
The town of Woomera is placed under an unofficial quarantine.
The residents of Woomera are tested for infection.
A military force led by the U.S. Marines enforces the quarantine.

1 WEEK AGO
The virus continues to spread.
The military lose control of operations in Woomera.
Air strikes are ordered to contain the infection.

SIX DAYS AGO
The Australian Press first report the outbreak at Woomera.

American scientists confirm the virus is multi-resistant. They have named it the ‘Oz virus’.

The World Health Organization has declared a phase 4 Pandemic alert. Phase 4 = multiple cases reported and human to human transmission of virus has been confirmed.

FIVE DAYS AGO
Nationwide quarantine is ordered.
All flights in and out of Australia are grounded.
Australian communication networks are shut down.

ONE DAY AGO

Military containment protocol is initiated.

Firebombing of Sydney and Melbourne commences.

A nuclear warhead is dropped on Melbourne.

SYDNEY IS NEXT…

Private Kenji Yoshida is running for his life.
He is trapped in the middle of Sydney.
He is surrounded by the infected and the military who want him dead.
He must use all his training and survival skills to stay alive.

This is his story.

Part 2 of The Lost Journal of Private Kenji Yoshida takes place between The Secret Apocalypse and Extinction Level (Book 2 in the Secret Apocalypse series.)
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Racing the Dark [Kindle Edition]
Alaya Dawn Johnson (Author)
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Publication Date: September 28, 2007
A brilliant new novel from a 25-year-old debut author, Racing the Dark is set in a land of volcanoes and earthquakes, plagues and typhoons, of island nations bound by fear of the spirits they imprisoned to control their volatile environment. Lana, a teenaged girl on a nameless backwater island, finds an ominous blood-red jewel that marks her as someone with power, setting in motion events that drive her away from her family and into an apprenticeship with a mysterious one-armed witch. Lana begins to learn the spells and incantations, each of which requires some form of sacrifice from the person who employs it. As Lana becomes more powerful, she is deceived into a sacrifice she is unwilling to make — the life of her own mother. When Lana dares to use a dark, ancient spell to save her mother’s life, she is set onto a path toward becoming a creature beyond her wildest imaginings. This is an unforgettable coming-of-age story set in a world where wielding the power of magic requires understanding the true meaning of sacrifice.
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