Time is zipping on!

 

So this last few weeks have really been a whirlwind of things. I’ve been so busy with listening to Audio for TSK, and in catching up with things for the team on scrib, I’ve barely had time to think about anything other than get up, work, sleep…

This weeks not going to get any better, we’ve a couple of people down in work and that makes for much harder for us to get in, and booked in like the usual. I love my job, but sometimes I really wish I could go part time. That is my main goal, to write like this as the day job in the end, so all the things I am striving and working so hard for are working towards that goal. For me, and for everyone on the team.

As a company we made some decisions last weekend. Which we’re putting into fruition over the next few weeks. These are good things 🙂

AudioBook for TSK’s Lethao is almost ready! squee. I’m very excited about this.

AudioBook shorts from Holly are also nearly there, with a few tweaks to our cover design, they’re now so fab it’s unreal!

http://www.thesecretking.com/membership

Our membership only section is FREE so register and get in NOW, there you’ll all have access to the Lacria dictionary and Time App, with all other goodies as we post them.

TSK’s first short – The Truth Hurts is also in there as a  free read 🙂 so get in and check it out, we’re starting our promo campaign for this in the next few days. And so far so good, response on that is amazing!

TSK’s second book is on target and set for release in Sept.

The shorts anthology also will be set for release as soon as we’ve proofed it over 🙂 Excited for this the art work by Andrew is just amazing!

Ugggh – on a personal level, I think I really just make everything so much harder for myself, and I don’t know why I do it.. haha. Started out with a sore ankle, and now I’ve a very sore leg and knee, Hubby says I should go the docs, but I never have time! so naughty…. I actually think I’m getting out my van wrong in work or something I’m doing during the day is making it bad. shrugs…

So, I’ve yet again addressed a few things, and hopefully, I can sort those out. I am running out of time for myself, and taking a day off is now going to be part of my routine. I’ve got to do it. I need some me time. And my me time, should be getting out the house to do something I enjoy…. mmm I need to think on that one a little more.

Onwards and upwards everyone, never give up on your dreams, with determination anything is possible.

hugs,

Dawn

 

 

Book Review – Think Happy Club-Friendship

 

I’ve had the great pleasure of being sought out to write some book/and AudioBook reviews this last few weeks,  (more so than the usual requests) and I have been doing them on and off for sometime, yet I’ve never really posted them to my blog before. So this is the first. There will be more to come I promise you that.

I will post it here because it was such a wonderful reminder of friendship, how we should act and how we need to work at things to keep those we love around us. Which more often than not, never really happens. True friends will stick with you for a life time, others just come and go.

This wonderful book written by Anne Saucer and Grace Snoke was pointed in my direction this week and here’s a link to my review 🙂 –

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B010GEJ7W6?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_d_detailpage_o00_

Review of Think Happy Club – Friendship

I was given a copy of this in exchange for an honest review, but I enjoyed it so much I bought it… 🙂

What I found in these pages was not only a wonderful message for the younger person, (I have to say I’m not really sure about children although the characters in the book are much younger, I think the messages is for older kids, teens, but I have to admit I’m debating this one a lot lately because so many young children are just really tiny adults. Sigh ) But the content here really does resonate with us as adults as well. We could learn a lot from this book.

It has some great motivational aspects, from ‘Listen’ to ‘Fight if you have to’ because not everyone gets along all of the time and better to sort things out than to keep it bottled up.

A couple of my more favourite moments are ‘Accept the differences’ and ‘Plan an Adventure’ because how many of us actually do that. Life is so full on that I believe a lot of our real friendships go by the wayside, and we should fight for those who have been around us and supported us.

So that leaves me to the best part, for me, it’s been a reminder that friendship is to be nurtured and cherished. Thank you so much for this, it will have a lasting effect on my day and my week.

Review 4 stars, I gave it this award because although it was lovely, I wasn’t sure the artwork was quite the right age. Even with youngsters growing up as fast as they are.

 

TSK- moving forwards.

Hey there everyone.

As I said yesterday, with the new year and all that ‘building work’ finally out of the way. (6 whole weeks where I had to step away from the writing side of things)  we’re back at it.

Organisation took over this weekend, and I’m happy to say that we’re got a good plan for the year. A very action packed and full year of course, but an exciting one.

The art work for the short stories is coming in nice now, and we’re about to really launch and start marketing our members only section with them in mind. It’s fab to be able to see how these have come along in the last 6 mths.  Formatting the stories and the artwork together, they look, simply amazing.

At the beginning of December, as the company we advertised and took on 3 other writers. 3 very good writers, who took on the projects given to them with great enthusiasm. I’m very excited that we’ve had some submissions for the short stories from them already, and we’ll be extremely happy to be adding their names permanently to the TSK Team. 🙂

However with the added writers and their amazing ‘minds’ the shorts, have gone from a possible 16- to an infinite amount! lol  Some of TSK’s other characters are now being developed on a deeper level. With each authors interpretation of their lives and events. This is fab and is in my mind collaboration at it’s best.

Here’s one of the pics from our first short, just as a reminder…. we’ve circulated a few of them on facebook and twitter, and when I went to meet Andrew and I saw them in the flesh they blew me away. (Art Gallery opening soon) lol

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The particular scene is from Lethao 🙂

Watch this space. The first short story will be out soon! and we’ve a fab schedule for the others and I’m back to working on book 2’s beta edits. This will be one heck of a year. Stick with us this will be fun.

Dawn

Pond Build Pt 3

Yeah seems to be taking me ages to get to where I want, the actual fill in…

Here are some of the next few pictures. Hopefully the next post will then be with water 🙂

Too much water, so it was a shaky start to the blockwork. But up it goes.

This will house the filter and all the other bits and bobs.

Blocks done. Not a bad job, we’ve other bits and bobs to start now.

Next was to get the bottom drain in, carpet and then sand.

Job done all around, we then left the hose pipe on over night to fill the pond, nice and slow.

Water in, all starting to look good. Soon after some tests we can add fish 🙂

Awesome.

02/05/11

Ok,  so here are a few pics of our new additions.

Got home in just over 4 and a half hours which was really good going, didn’t hit any traffic. The Koi were calm and seemed only slightly stressed, the female more than the male.

So we introduced them slowly, but the female freaked out right away and tried to escape the pond. The male settled in nosed all the other fish and then had a freak out for about 40 mins. He kept coming up for extra air…

Now that he has stopped doing it, and is more interested in chasing the pregnant female… she has started to bob up to the surface.

I’m sure they will settle in totally soon… just nerve racking watching them stress out.

Dawn

 

he male before we brought him home. And some of the male and female in our bowl. Not big enough though as the male couldn’t stretch out properly.

Will try and get pics when they settle down and are feeding with the others.

Dawn

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Not brill  pics I know, but, oh well….