Friday, April 22, 2011

Sugar and Spitfire!

When I blog, I like to think I'm blogging for everyone ~ readers, other writers, other bloggers and the public in general because that often affects what kind of blog I write.

I really don't like to be told what to write. I think of myself as a free spirit so it's hard for me to do a hop-a-long-blog thing where I answer someone elses questions, or support someone elses books or review because someone asked me to. I would rather do that of my own volition! That's not saying I don't go to blogs where others have reviewed books or go read said questions etc. But it's just me and how I am. If I'm asked a question I answer to the best of my ability and also with regard to how much information on said question I wish to reveal, especially if it's a personal question. Does all that make sense? And is it so “politically wrong” to feel this way? In oher words I'm not a follow the leader type person. I'm a dance to my own tune kind of girl.

I used to be the type of girl who had free reign to be inappropriate and silly and sometimes to vent and complain about anything I want because who cares? But not anymore. I don't like to hurt peoples feelings nor be thought of as a negative, bitchy type person. But then again because I am my own spirit some may look at me that way.

It seems now I have so much to think about and say. I want to talk about my path goals as a writer. I want to talk about how grateful I am for my readers and some of the really inspirational things they say to me in messages on Facebook or on Twitter. I don't get a lot of fanmail yet but maybe someday I will.

I really wish I could talk about my books and the things I have coming up but for some reason I dont feel I can because in this day and age it seems there is always someone who takes the idea and runs with it. Then there are times when I just want to talk about the latest movie I've seen or the latest book I've read but then do people really care about that? Is it appropriate to talk about those things in my blog? Well I think so because truly this blog is about me and about what I do which is write books and also some music AND watch movies and read. But on this blog, The Story Tree I'll just be talking mainly about books and things that have to do with them. WHICH by the way have you read Water for Elephants written by Sara Gruen ? I can't wait to see the movie which is coming out today!! Now right there is an example where I can talk about books and movies!! YAY!!

To define myself I write books, music and lyrics. I'm so greatful for all the ability to connect with others in this  personal way. I've read more books than I can probably ever write and not written as many songs as I would like to. I know people want to see characters and read stories that they've never heard before and I'm going to atempt to achieve this. I'm very humbled and thankful to those who have benefited from the words I write and the music I have created. I want to thank you all.

Of course being a writer is not all I am. I'm a daughter, a sister a great grand daughter a friend and am partial to cats. I still live at home. I take care of my disabled mother who can't walk and isn't eligible for disability because she quit her wonderful job with the government to take care of me and not because I HAVE to but because I WANT to. She has given so much to me and it is the least I can do for her. Soon my father is to have more surgery. Five years ago he had open heart surgery, a quadruple bipass and we all lived through that. Now he has to have more surgery in May so I'm going to be on double duty. I do have a sister here to help out sometimes but not always. So this all may drag me down time wise with my writing but family to me comes first and always will. It bothers me to read or hear about others complaining about their families. If you don't like it then either deal or get out. I guess that sounds rude and cruel but good grief are we not the true benefactors of our own destiny? I just tell others to first look at the good. If the good outweighs the bad then stick with it. Don't over vent if you do then seek counseling. Oh well that's just me.

When I'm not doing things around the house I live on the computer. I'm always writing and editing, trying to answer emails or keep up with Facebook and Twitter. So far so good but maybe not as much as I would like. I am so, so grateful for life but I'm truly overwhelmed sometimes. I still haven't figured out how to manage my time which is ridiculous. But I'm getting there.

I can't do and be everything everybody wants me to do all the time. I can't have it all I realize that, but if I can make a decent living by my books and music then that would be good. I'm going to give it a try and see where it takes me. I'm not a fame or attention whore or a me me me look what I did bragadocia kind of person I can't be everything to everyone. I can only be me, and I will always try to do the best I can and do right by everybody I come across and treat people with respect.

Right now I'm working on trailers for my books using Maya. I've just learned how to use Maya which a dear friend gave to me a while back. I'm pretty proficent at photoshop though not as good as Phatpuppy who rocks. So I'm messing with book covers. I don't think I did such a bad job on the book cover for my book For The Love Of Cyprus. But then tha'ts just me. I can do better.

So I just wanted to say all of this so you can get to know me, Khole and a few things that make me click. I will be writing things of interest to some in this blog now and then but not rambling or answering questions that don't interest me nor I think will interest others. Does that sound bad?

I hope to be able to relate helpful things and items of interest in these pages for you, the reader's, enjoyment. Now you have a little more insight to me. So have a great day and enjoy what ever it is you're doing or working on. If you get frustrated take a break and count your blessings then go back to what you're doing. Remember, love one another.

Much Love ~ Khloe <3


  1. I understand the feeling of not wanting to follow-the-leader. It's something I've always had problems with, and I also think it's something that has probably made success harder... especially my tendency to follow-a-leader for a little while, then point out when the Emperor has no clothes. If you know what I mean.

    Anyhow, nice to see a post from you. Keep having fun.

  2. Aww thank you Chrysoula for your understanding and I just had to say how I feel and tell others a little about me. lol @ Emperor has no clothes and I do know what you mean. No no you just keep going on because following the leader isn't what it's all about. Having and making friends and keeping them and those who like what we write are important. Much Love and thank you again. ♥

  3. I understand your feelings about being free to dance to your own muse Khloe. And it's okay to feel that way... it means you're comfortable in your own skin and happy to be you.
    You're good as a stand alone.
    The older I get, the more I love authenticity in people. People who know themselves and are true to that. It is important to know yourself,but it's good to keep changing and growing and learning and evolving.
    There is a Max Lucado book the internet reminds me of... I must go dig it up in my kids' old books in the basement. But it was about people just striving for stickers of approval. Those who didn't meet with popular approval got 'x's. And one day the boy with all the x's met a girl who had ... nothing. No stickers of approval or disapproval. And she was completely happy with herself.
    Me, I want to have lots of big numbers, but more than numbers, I want to have relationships and quality with those I interact with. Because friendships, interaction, relationships, laughter & empathy with others...
    that's really the most important thing.
    Be You Khloe! Luv ya the way YOU are!

  4. Thank you Pam. I just wanted others to know a little bit more about me. Thank you for your support and recognition as a friend. You always enlighten me and make me smile which is a good thing and I truly can't say that for everyone I've ever met online or off. You have a blessed Easter and a happy weekend with your family and again Thank you. Much Love 8-) ♥

  5. Hi Khloe. I understand how you feel about what you do and don't want to share on your blog. I have the same kinds of feelings about mine. I named it "Buddy Gott's Writing And Reading Place," but I already find myself wanting to talk about other things than writing and reading. I say we just do whatever we feel like doing on our blogs. :-)

    P.S. - I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter. Enjoy!

  6. Thank you Buddy and you too. *smiles* I'm just going to share on my blog what I want and when I want lol. I don't have time to blog every day because well I'm busy but I will when I feel it's necessary or I just want to say something. You have a wonderful Easter too and Enjoy 8-) ♥

  7. Congrats on your successes so far and I certainly understand about not blogging every day. You can be proud you're a good daughter. I've written mostly personal essays on my blog, but how they relate to current fiction projects or life in general. I also like to put in links to other writers' sites that are interesting or helpful. Please stop by, if you have the time and visit a spell: Really like your header! Take care