HAPPY NEW YEAR –

Well, considering this is the middle of January of a New Year, What does that say about me and Procrastination?
I choose to say it speaks about Commitment. Let me add, you can never be to hasty to make conclusions, especially before all the facts have been presented. Now back to my point about commitment.
The reason for this blogs being written now rather than right after the all the New Year’s confetti settled, was ‘yours truly,’  was diligently working on, not one, but two short stories with due dates which fell with in days of one another. With another project who’s deadline coming mid February, blog, will be a “two-for” to make up for lost time.
This First (short one) is to encourage my sisters, of the cloth and the guys too. The writers, who day in and pound the keys on their desktops, laptop, recording devices, dragons, or good old-fashion typewriter ( manual or electric),bringing life to the characters inside. Sharing a part of themselves with you, their audience, the readers, the caregivers of that part for them they (we hold most dear.) our characters. Their lives, and the places they come from, are almost as real to us as our own families. We know what they think and feel, we have developed intimate interrelationships with them in ways we sometimes don’t realize how it happened ( especially in a series) until its over; and the loss you feel, we feel it as well.  The happiness, the sadness, the angst along with the other Crayola box of emotions that color our world, flow from our head, through our hands to our fingers, and with any luck, touch you heart.
~Like a water drop on the still surface of a pond, the ever concentric circles ripple, expand, incessantly outward…until it reaches outer limits.
That’s what I hope our words (Authors)have done. It is what I aspire to do–to touch, just one person, then I am happy.

Water drop

Water drop

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NaNo Day 24

We are down to the wire, coming around the bend, in the final stretch of this horse race….

Well, that is what I feel like. I finally manned up to participate int the NaNo writing month. After initially embarking on this project with an entirely different genre in mine, I lost a few days.. okay four to be exact. So now I have to make up for lost time. I am now with eight days to go and 15k left to reach my goal…so

where am I now, other than losing my friggin mind, trying to find my focus, and still wear my many hats. I feel like the man in Caps For Sale Each day brings another challenge and more issues, like the man’s hats, they are piling up on me.

But then again, I’ve never been one to back down. Nor have I given my word and fail to finish the task at hand.

Well that being said. it’s one o’clock. let’s see what I can do by three. “I want  3k dog-gone-it!” She shrieked at her inner writer.

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Areana~

Ahhhh Fall

The heat of the summer is dissipating,

Light jackets and sweaters are making an appearance.

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The leaves are beginning to get a dash of color.

It is the time for football, tailgating and homecomings.

Even the department stores are gearing up for the Christmas rush, with displays more about St, Nick that Thanksgiving, and it is just October. Yep It is that time alright. Time to bundle up with a good book oh and don’t forget the  cup of Cocoa or a hot buttered rum.

Yes, nothing spells delight in my book, like comfort food, friends and a fiction or two on those “transitional” nights when Mother Nature sends a chill that make you wanna hike up your leggings, snuggle down in a pair of oversized flannels and big fluffy house-shoes.

Just the thought of sitting alone curled up (Fireplace-optional) and settling into a good one, gets me all tingly.

So without further ado here are a few fall releases out this month and some (freebies as well):

Forbidden Forest (The Legends of Regia) by Tenaya Jayne  (free)

Dark Witch: Book One of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy by Nora Roberts

 

Timeless Night (New Camelot) by Torie James

Release (Iris Series) by Rebecca Lynn (free)

I Love My Breakup (Jessica’s Romance) by Sabrina Lacey (free)

Five Sisters: A Novel by Leen Elle (1.99)

The First Book of Demons (The Book of Demons Saga)’ by Raquel Dove (free)

Carpe DiEmily (Part 1): A Free Romantic Comedy Chick Lit Adventure by Riley J. Ford (free)

Maybe Never by Nia Forrester (1.99)

Doing It Wild (New Adult Erotic Romance) Book 1 by Clarissa Wild (.99)

Vampire Love Story (#1) by H.T. Night (free)

Redemption (Redemption Series) by R.K. Ryals, Melanie Bruce, Eden Crane Design and Audrey Welch (Free)

Well that is all for now. But do check out all the releases on Amazon for great deals.

My book Sensory Overload, will be back on sale for one more final day Nov 1st.  What’s that??? Can’t wait? you can get it now.  🙂

Love you all

Areana Senoj

Well the day has finally arrived

BookCoverfrontensory overload

Hello everyone,

I am happy to announce the “coming out” party for my debut novella

Sensory Overload.

To celebrate, this month I am offering up my “baby: for free on Amazon for two weekends During the

Sizzling Sensory Overload, September Celebration.

September14th and 15th

and then again on

September 20th and 21st. I hope you will get a copy and teell your friends. you can also like my author page on

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/areana.senoj

https://www.facebook.com/areanasenojfanpage#

and follow me here and on Twitter, twitter.com, /AreanaSFemlycan

and my blogs linked to my site http://areanasenoj.com/

and Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Areana-Senoj/e/B00FAX2EO2/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1379641651&sr=1-1

Wishing you the best for a scintillating September

Areana Senoj

Music and Mood

 

What is it about music that seems to set the mood/tone for any action or response to said stimuli?

I’d like to think it is the outward expression of ones emotional state of being at a given point in time.

For the sake of argument, I don’t think that advertisers would be very successful in selling their particular client’s  product, if the right music weren’t added to the presentation via, television or radio spots. For that matter, Movies and television shows rely heavily on composers to create  an auditory masterpiece that  will set the tone, express  a mood and will compliment an action sequence of their visual work of art.

More often than not, the music that is added to a trailer ( movie or otherwise),which will generate more interest and  more successfully than just the words or visuals alone. The consumer is savvy, either wittingly or otherwise to this point.

They are drawn to music.  For many individuals,  it is what makes their day, so to speak.

Some people need coffee, some tobacco to function on a daily basis. Speaking for myself, I crave music, It is natural for me to go on a ‘mood-music piece’, before I even put pen to paper…um well, fingers to keyboard. Whether or not I am selecting  something for a trailer or to get myself motivated to write a scene, music gets me  ready to work.

Some sites offer free royalty music for you to use in you productions, while others charge a nominal fee. Where others have epic pieces for movies. Here is a link to find out more.

where to find trailer music

Here is one example  Book Trailer with Trailerhead

I want to hear your thoughts, Talk to me

You and Love

What is it that moves you- gets you in the mood for love? Is it a song, a scene from a movie or situation in a novel you’ve been reading that have you staring in the lead role? Or could it be a fragrance, color or some celestial phenomena say, a waining or full moon in a starry sky that get you all goose-bumpy. Maybe it is the idea of getting caught in the rain with the one you love and huddle together in a barn which could lead to other things. yea those are nice fantasies.

I find that, for me, there is no set button that one can push, to “get me doe-eyed” of can send shivers down my arms. Although I am learning that I’m attracted to mental strength, and wit. Add in an arresting gaze–and that will catch my attention.

I think that is true for the majority of people–it is a combination of situation, location and circumstance . We all have our triggers, hat somtime send out senses, and or libidos into overdrive,  that is only human nature. To borrow a turn of phrase: “The Law of attraction”, certainly applies here.

It is true, though I’m new to the ideology, That while opposites attract, it is how you present “you”, ( how you view the world and your role in it, that has a major impact on what returns to you.

We’ve always heard, “You get back ,what you put in, You reap what you sow, What goes around comes around or even the phrase Karma is a B… well you get the idea. It is true, negativity breeds negativity. We have heard the sayings, Birds of a feather, flock together; and the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I feel that if you are to truly be happy and loved, you need to do two things ( and I am talking to myself also) You have to love yourself, where you are,  and if you wish to “fix some area you have your “I’d rather-s”…then by all means do it. Love yourself. Find what makes you happy and try to focus on that. So when the nay sayers or dream stealer’s come you way…and they will, you will have your shield up to insulate yourself from things that will dampen you mood. Only when you are full of love for yourself, can you hope to share that with others tat will be drawn to you that also are like minded.

Now there will be posers that will come around, but your belief system so firmly in place,  that it will repel anything that is not for you in your life.

So in this segment, I want you to ask yourself, What is it that will make me happy? (internally) After you discover that is, ( that intrinsic iridescent pearl that gives you pleasure), I want you to hold on to that and remember what makes you special.

Many people have figured that out. Some have not. It is that inner peace, or joy that draws people, that you need or want in your life, that may say “Man, that guy is handsome or she is so pretty.” or “Wow they are so smart.” or successful. That is external praises, your true joy is that you are pleased with yourself.

So are we saying? What is it you want in your life? Love, peace, happiness or  a combination of all of the above– Inner happiness, confidence peace of mind?

What is it, you want to show to the world? What is beauty and truth in your life? What is it that makes you happy?  Hold on to it and others will see the attractiveness in you, because you have mad peace with yourself~ and it will draw the right types of people to you, that are best for your life

My pick for the week of what exemplifies love are these lovely older couples in love~ they have come to love themselves and in turn have the love that is meant for them.

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