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BLEAK CHRISTMAS, HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was a bleak Christmas for my daughter and me. I wouldn't ask for help unless it was detrimental to us. The situation has gotten worse. My ex who was giving me a little money is in ICU and I fear that living on the streets has become more of a probability sooner than later. As the holiday season is coming to a close and everyone is enjoying all his or her gifts but for my daughter and me we don’t have that luxury.
It is time for me to make every effort to impress on you the seriousness of our situation. Many of you don’t know what it is like to live with the threat of being homeless; I have a couple of times but now I see it could happen. I’m scared. I have pets that count on me for their existence. My daughter keeps asking me if we are going to be homeless and I honestly can’t answer that question. I will beg for help for them and myself. Please help us so we aren’t out on the street and our pets would have to go to a local animal shelter. We know what happens there and I couldn’t bare it.
Please donate to my disabled daughter and me. Think if you were in my situation or maybe someone you know was on the edge of being homeless. Would you help him or her? How can you turn down someone begging for help? Would you turn down your mom, sister or daughter? I can’t express enough the fear of our horrible situation. What would it take for you to help us and spread the word? You would do it for your loved one. I don’t have any family to help us. How do you explain to your disabled daughter that we’re in deep shit?
If you have any question about us or any ideas on how to raise money, please let me know. Like, I said in an earlier post I have fibromyalgia and I’m waiting to hear about disability, as is my daughter. We have all the government help we qualify for and I don’t have any other way but to beg for help. Please donate and ask everyone you know to help; spread the word and life will get better or us. Thank you.

URGENT CHRISTMAS SPIRIT NEED!!!!!!!!!!!!

This time of year, everyone is busy with preparations for holiday celebrations. I for one- for many years gave to Toys for Tots, Salvation Army, baked cookies for local fire fighters and done whatever I could to help the less fortunate because many years ago I was one of the less fortunate. Would you turn your back on a desperate mother?
I never expected to be in this position again. To me the Christmas Spirit is to help people. Several years ago, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a horrible disease. I live with constant pain, tremors, memory loss and many other symptoms. My disease got so bad I had to quit my job and tried in hopes to find an office, sit down job. I’ve been looking for over eight months for an office job, I don’t have the experience like I use to and going back to school is out of the question because of my short-term memory loss. My daughter is disabled and waiting to get her disability check reinstated, she is also waiting to get into a disabled program.
To compound the situation I’m going through a horrible divorce. My ex is going to kick us out of our home; we have no car because it was repossessed because my ex wouldn’t pay the bill. I am only taking a few items so we are basically starting over from scratch.
I have applied for disability but as many of you know, it’s a long process. I came up with an idea to try to help myself until disability and alimony start. Go fund me was my idea to help my disabled daughter and myself but I’m not getting any donations. Today on the bus, I saw a man on the corner holding a sign, now mind you this man does it every year around this time. What happened, several cars stopped and gave him money. If I could, I would do the same thing but I can’t and riding the bus is jarring me to death, the pain is unbearable.
I know people have their own problems and find it hard to help but I’m not asking for a lot just to ask friends, family and yourself to donate a dollar or two. If I get everyone to spread the word and actually donate, I can get the help I need. I’ve tried all Community Service programs and I’m getting everything I qualify for, so I took it upon myself to do GO FUND ME. I don’t have family to help me so I’m turning to the wide world web for help. I am desperate and just want people not to turn the other way but to help me with donations.
Remember the Christmas Spirit and donate to someone a lot less fortunate than you. I thank you for your donation and spreading the word to help us. Merry Christmas.
http://www.gofundme.com/i5egbc

WHY I'VE BEEN M.I.A.

I don't know if I made this public knowledge but three years ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, it's a horrible disease. It has many symptoms but the ones that effect me the most is the pain all over my body which, especially in the winter is usually a ten on a pain scale.

The next symptom is memory. I forget everything I can't tell you how annoying it is not to be able how to remember how to spell words. Concentration- I can't remember what I'm writing and the pain is bad it makes it worse. I don't get restful sleep and my pain wakes me up all the time. It is taking me along time to cope and deal with this disease and how it has effected my life and my writing. I don't go out in the winter unless I absolutely have to. But as I get back slowly into writing I'll figure out shortcuts to help my memory. I no longer can hold a day job so things are very tight.

A few months ago my oldest daughter contacted me, whom I haven't had contact with in 14 years. She was in a hospital she had tried suicide, she had been living with my dad- whom I haven't spoke to in 14 years. But that is a whole different wreck of a story. My oldest daughter did ultimately move in with us. She acted just like my dad. She treated our home like a hotel staying in her room on a role play site or on her cell phone, only to come out for a cigarette, food or the bathroom. The final straw was she became aggressive towards my youngest daughter a couple different times. There are too many problems to air here. My oldest daughter decided that living by my rules which are as followed: clean her room, limit time on the computer, wash the dishes once a day and to take an active roll in being a family member. She wouldn't even help decorate the tree. She left and went back to my dad's house. He told her many lies about me and I can't forgive him for that. I haven't heard from her again. It turned my house upside down, she has many problems that I tried to help her with. A lot of stress causes me more pain and she didn't care.

So this is the cause for my absence, I hope my fans understand. Thank you for reading The Logan Wolf Chronicles and I'm slowly working on the next book, BLOOD ON THE MOON.

L. A. Burton

News

Well it has been a while since I posted to my blog. I have seen my daughter go to prom, graduate and start college. Maybe that is a part of my sadness, which is getting a lot better. I can remember doing all these things myself. Ugh. I have had my mom pass but her spirit lingers around me for some odd reason.

My book STORM OF MAGICK has hit the top ten on Amazon Kindle several times and BLOOD ON THE MOON will be coming to a close soon then edits. My next project BLOOD AND ROSES the first book in my Young Adult series makes me excited and that’s a great feeling.
A few health concerns will be addressed in the coming weeks and I’m positive that all will be okay. Dragging myself out of depression was a struggle but if I keep doing what I’m, doing that won’t be an issue again. Fibromyalgia is a disease that I will have to deal with for the rest of my life and I’m sure I will figure out a way.

I’m looking forward to Halloween, the witches New Year. It’s a new beginning and we all can use that.

Next few months:
Write and finish book 1 of Blood and Roses series
Book 3 of the Logan Wolf Chronicles –Magick Harvest
Book 2 of Blood and Roses series

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Dialog

I thought I would switch it up and actually write about writing. I love all my characters in the different series and what I find that the more connected I am with the main character the easy it is to step into those shoes and become that character to know what they would say. As I have said before on some level, your characters are an extension of you.

Since I have been with Logan the longest, we know each other the best. If people would hear writers talk about their characters, they would think we were talking about real living breathing people. That is how easy the dialog should flow. Is it easy for you to write dialog?

Dialog should sound natural, not forced. When I’m writing a scene, I can see and hear it in my head. I know that sounds weird but that’s how I write. Back in the day, I tried to write an outline for each chapter but I was constantly fighting with Logan. So, I stopped writing what I think is going to happen and just let Logan tell me what’s going to happen. What is the most difficult thing about writing dialog for you?

I couldn’t stop myself from updating you on a few things. If any of you follow me on Facebook you know I lost my voice, the longest that I have up-to-date an impressive 6 weeks. My fibromyalgia isn’t killing me at the moment knock on wood. But I have for the longest time needed to get on a healthier way of life. We’ll see how I go about that new idea.

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Not so morbid.

I know my last post was a bit morbid but I've been in such a strange place lately and I just don't know how to get out of it. My Mother's Day was spent at my day job and I was just too tired to work on BLOOD, I get so irrated at myself. I used to write everyday into the wee hours of the morning but I don't seem to be able to do that anymore.

I'm hoping to get more writing done. How do you drink enough energy drinks to be energized to work on my book, my problem is I haven't found one that works. I need something. Anyone have any ideas? Today as usual my schedule is filled with writing later in the day I really want to get through this scene.

My daughter got me a silver locket with her birth stone in it. It's very beautiful. I also got to watch the season finally of ONCE UPON A TIME- very good. I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day.

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Rough

As most of you know I lost my mother last month and even though I have been estranged from her for several years as well as the rest of my family. As a child there wasn’t anything in my life more important to my than my mom. I don’t think I could’ve been any closer to her. Even though I thought I had worked through her death, all I’ve actually done was to push it deep inside and not process it.

I was talking to a dear friend, Elizabeth, and told her that the image of my mom lying in a hospital bed and not in the best of shape is stuck in my head. I just can’t get it out of my mind.

Maybe because I’ve not felt well in a long time. My fibromyalgia is getting worse and several other things are going on at the same time. Sometimes it’s hard for me to write through the pain, physical and other pain. I’m going to work on BotM I’ve got to get it done. I could really use some good vibes sent my way if you can spare some.

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My Writing

As long as I can remember, I’ve been a somber person. Don’t get me wrong I have happy times but they’ve always been a little clouded. I mean when something good happens something bad shrouds it. If you looked at my life from the outside it would appear that, I wouldn’t have much to complain about but that would be wrong.

As a child my sister was special needs, not severe more of a slow learner but in the 60’s the doctors didn’t know much. So, growing up I was ignored and stayed in my room a lot. I can remember at the age of 8 or 9 sitting at my desk writing stories. I can’t remember now what I wrote about but I think it was fantasy. I do remember wishing I had different parents. I felt unwanted and learned growing up not to trust anyone. I still fight with myself with those same feelings. Why am I telling you this? Because if it wasn’t for those feelings I don’t think, I would write the way I do.

I also think it’s a past-life thing. If you through in my mom just passing away, things change you. Stay wicked and I’ll do the same.

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New Things for new readers

I have mentioned my book is available on Kindle Select so please go download it. Please put up ratings at Amazon even if you don't want to post a review. The program helped me reach a whole new country, Germany.

I'm working my hardest to finish the second book BLOOD ON THE MOON. After that I will be working on the first book of my YA series BLOOD AND ROSES. My main character Alison Rose is a 17 year old blind vampire. I'm really looking forward to working with her.

Also to all my new readers please friend me on Facebook. I also have a fan page on Facebook if you email me put 'Logan Wolf' in the subject line so you don't get deleted as junk mail. I look forward to hearing from you.


Wickedly Yours,
L. A. Burton

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Interview with Lawna Mackie


1. Tell the readers a little about yourself?

I’m an avid lover of paranormal/romantic fantasies. I enjoy reading them and writing them. Animals are a great passion of mine and I always try to write them in my books. I have completed three books. Two full length novels and one novella.

2. How did you come up this your idea?

I came up with the idea for Enchantment while on holidays one summer. I usually get my ideas from dreams, or just things that have happened to me…or somebody else. I had a very interesting childhood so many of my stories come from the past.

3. Do you have ideas for more stories? If its a series, is there a set number of novels?

Yes, I have many ideas for novels. My next novel will be a paranormal romance, taking place between Egypt and Romania. I just started writing it so I’m very excited.

All my novels seem to lead to a sequel, but for now I’m only planning on writing a sequel for my novella.

4. What is your favorite thing about being a writer?

I love that writing sends me to whatever place or world I’m describing. I travel to many places. This week my mind was transported to Romania! Perhaps someday I’ll get to visit in real life.

5. What is your writing schedule like? What time of day do you write?

Like many others I have a difficult time finding the time to write. Sometimes I write while I’m at work during my lunch hour, or for a bit after dinner. Many times I write in the morning hours just before my workday starts.


6. How do you prepare yourself to write?
I like to write by hand. For some reason I like to see my pen scrawling across the page, it usually looks like scribbles. LOL.
When I finally get onto the computer, I don’t allow myself to check emails, or open the internet. If I do I’m distracted right off the get go.
I also listen to music and try to find songs that reflect the mood I’m writing. It’s not always easy, which can also be distracting.
Like many other tasks needing to be done throughout the day, I just have to sit down and do it.
Thanks very much for having me as part of our interview today.


Here's a link to her site. http://www.lawnamackie.ca/

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