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KR LaLonde

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  1. I'm trying to decide which email to keep or if I should get rid of all of them and start using something new. I have 3 already (yikes!). They are: Hotmail, Gmail & Yahoo. They all have their good points and their bad, so I'm kind of stuck. 😮 :( My Facebook techno-geek friend hasn't helped with this issue. ARGH!

    1. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      I thought I had synced them, but... 😮 😕

    2. Bob Leone

      Bob Leone

      if you add them to your Yahoo email account, then you click on them and it goes to that email account.

    3. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      I got it. Thanks. :)

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  2. I've made a few additions to my website. I've been thinking about turning it into just a blog but I'm not sure what good that will do. I've also changed the layout a tad (very little).

  3. I recently (as in yesterday) started rewriting The Heartbroken Trilogybook 1. So far I only have the prologue (it's too bad those are so unpopular now, but I don't think I have much of a choice about having one here).


    I'm actually pretty happy with how it turned out. Writing by hand first is so beneficial in a number of ways. I'm hoping to get what I wrote typed up today and continuing it (by hand first) this week. ^_^



    1. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      Well that was a major bust. I haven't written anything more for this story. I actually haven't written much of anything lately.


      *Feeling disheartened*

    2. Sarah Daffy

      Sarah Daffy

      Don’t be disheartened! I’ve been going through much of the same thing lately. I went like two weeks without writing a single word for my book because I felt like it was lousy. You’re not alone. You have a gift. 

  4. wanted to focus more on writing.

    Guess what I just did?!!

    -_- I don't get myself sometimes.

    72 dpi- Lost at sea.jpg

    1. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      😮 I thought it would be smaller this time!!

    2. HK1


      I like how you did the title!

  5. WOWSER!! I can relate to you on this! So much! PRAISE THE LORD!!!
  6. I'm not entirely certain why I'm doing this, but I'm refreshing my blogsite (blog+website). I plan on remaking several of the covers I was using and plan to use again. I also want to start posting stories that I think accompany certain covers I've already made well. I actually used my own name as the byline (?) for several covers. I was truly planning to write them. Maybe I still do. We'll see.

  7. The reason for the trilogy of novel/las I'm hoping to write - The Heartbroken Trilogy - is 3 failed "romantic flings". Writing is such a huge part of my life that when they happened I started writing about them. Mostly journalling, but also "novelling". That's how the trilogy came about, actually.


    And while they're difficult to write, I think it's been mildly helpful. But I still think about the jerks involved. 1 of them actually came to see me when I was hospitalized (or bedridden at home). He's married now and I think he has at least one child. Not sure.


    I don't mean to be using this account as a type of journal but I haven't written in an actual journal in a while (even though I have at least four I could use). 


    The Heartbroken Trilogy

    Book 1- Blue Heart

    Book 2- Through it all

    Book 3- The Other Prince Charming


    If you want to know more about the trilogy I'll hopefully be posting about it on my website soon. I'll give you the link if you like.

  8. I don't think I shared this link before. I hope I didn't. I pray I'm not disgusting you all.



  9. What do you think of this? It's my new about me page on my website. Do you think it will get people interested in exploring more?

    I am also wondering if the envelope icon works?



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    2. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      Hmm. This doesn't make sense. It says I've had over 99000 visitors. I don't know that many people!!

    3. Bob Leone

      Bob Leone

      You have to put in your starting number.

      Follow the instructions on their website.

    4. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde


      Unfortunately, I don't know how many people have actually visited. It's not many, but....


      Oh well. I'll start at zero for now.

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  10. The blast tore through building, shattering glass and throwing numerous loose items around. [PIeces of furniture] of all shapes and sizes were [thrown] around, causing more damage as they struck the inside walls and windows.

    1. HK1


      I hope this is the beginning of a story and not your real life...

    2. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      Yes. Sorry.

  11. 😮



  12. Did I mention my mom was in a "minor" car accident Friday? She had minor - if you can call it minor - surgery on her foot today to try and repair at least some of the damage. She'll be stuck on the couch for several weeks, and I'll probably be at her "beck and call" most days.


    I'll still do my best to write - and participate here - but I can't be sure of when she'll need me.


    Other than that, I have a cold I'm trying to ignore so I can be there for Mom. Dad'll be working a bit but at least he works mostly at home.

    1. HK1


      Sorry to hear that.  I'll be praying for her!

    2. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      I'll do my best to keep this post up-to-date.

      Well, maybe.

    3. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      So far, so good. I'm her "gopher" for the next couple of weeks.



  13. *chews nails*

    This is a blog post I recently started (just today, actually).

    I'm not sure if I'll keep the blog on Blogspot.com or use the one on Wix.com where my website actually "is".



    1. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      I started a post about why I hate politics (part 1, I'm sure) and it turned into a political, preachy piece. 😮

    2. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      Gonna keep my blog at Blogger.com for now. However, I'm only adding to the one on Wix right now.


      *fingers crossed* I hope I manage to put what needs to be there.

  14. Okay. I guess I should explain a little bit of why I don't read/comment or critique very much. It's mainly because others get there ahead of me and they say basically what I would. They actually tend to catch a lot more than I do.


    Then there's my 'broken brain'. That's what I call it because it basically says it all. It might bring about questions from people to know more in depth what I mean, but that pretty much says it all.


    Of course, my broken brain doesn't exactly help when it comes to writing. I actually seem to have more success (in my mind, at least) when it comes to making book covers. And the reason why is a novella in itself. I've been meaning to write that story, but it's a bit difficult.


    As you may notice, I tend to write more in posts than I do in posted stories. Why is that? I've pretty much said it already: my broken brain. You might get tired of me using that as a reason for not writing, or reviewing, or critiquing. But it really is a major problem.


    Writing about my TBI has been on my mind (what's left of it, anyway) for a lot of years. But what writing that story would require is what I think of as costly and extremely difficult. Not to mention I don't want to basically "force" my parents to relive some of those difficult times. I guess I could write a majority of it in the fictional sense, but then what?

  15. 😕 I might end up making book covers only and never write another word.

    1. Sarah Daffy

      Sarah Daffy

      You should keep writing. :D

    2. HK1


      Definitely keep writing.  I really think you'd regret giving it up.  And you should keep making covers.  You're good at both.  Just trust me on that because I know you can't see it :)

  16. #1: Thanks for the info about the #, Mrs. Mosher. #2: So Wordpress is free? I shouldn't need to worry about suddenly being charged for using it? #3: I've never tried Weebly, but I've heard it's a good site. I've wanted to try it in the past, but often wonder "why bother?"
  17. I just noticed the (+) with the number 1,121 beside it. What does it mean?
  18. I'm honestly not certain how I got started doing this, but I ended up on Wordpress.com where I had my website before [though it was through WitnessToday for the platform (?)]. I don't know what to do anymore. I want a better place to have the blog/website, but I can't afford something that costs a pretty penny every month. I just can't. 😕 Right now, my "blog/website" is on Wix.com which is free (for the most part?). But it doesn't have all of the great widgets and such that places like Wordpress have. *sigh*
  19. I'm going to do my best to read all the comments and look up the link you posted, Mrs. Mosher. That way I won't ask the same question as someone else already has. Then again, knowing me, it's possible I will anyway. I used to have a site on Wordpress, but for some reason I can no longer access it. That's why I chose to go with Wix. It's working out okay, but it's pretty limited. Thankfully, though, I don't have much use for the more advanced apps on it. The things that actually cost.
  20. Well, I've made 3-4 book covers for an author friend on Facebook. She's reacted rather enthusiastically, in fact. She's actually asked me to remake the two I (not that I remember it) made for her before, plus a few more. So I've been pretty busy the last couple of days. I have a few more covers to go, but she doesn't appear to be in a hurry. *smile*


    My creative juices are flowing. 



    1. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      I started working on a cover for a new author friend. She's in a group I'm in on Facebook. I guess she's not online right now, since I haven't heard anything from her for a bit. I hope she likes what I did. And/or that there won't be many changes to make to the cover if she wants to use it.


      Then again, I've considered "pawning her business off" to one of my cover artist friends. They're actually better than me.

  21. So a few people have suggested that I write the ending first. The following ending would be for one of my main novellas. I admit, though, it’s not been that high on my list of writing projects lately.


    Blue Heart (ending)


    Renee stared off into the distance, trying her best to see the glimmering dot of brightness in the obscurity. Aaron once told her seeing only the blackness was seeing the glass half empty.

    Of course, that was before he went and shattered her dreams with his honest replies to her emails.


    Never mind that I was too forward. He didn’t have to go and be so blunt about his feelings. He could have been kinder about it. Renee reached up, twisting her long hair around her cold fingers hoping to warm them somehow. She glanced at her watch.


    Gasped. It was half past eight and she would be late if she didn’t head for home right away.

    Spinning and heading for the tree against which she propped her bike upon arriving at the place she deemed her Thinking Spot, she grasped the handle bars and threw one leg over the seat, pressing the [pedal] and picking up enough speed to begin pedaling.


    Arriving at the back door she locked her bicycle up using the porch and walked inside. Her father watched the news as her mother worked over something in the kitchen. Renee allowed a smile to quirk her lips, hoping it was some kind of dessert. Her brother was probably in his room either doing homework or playing on his Xbox.


    Probably the latter, she frowned. Entering the kitchen she retrieved a glass from the cupboard and filled it with water from the pitcher in the fridge. Moving a few steps away so her mother would have access to the [refrigerator] if necessary and proceeding to gulp down about half the contents, she let out a sigh as she lowered her arm.


    “Where’ve you been?” Her mother’s question was not unexpected, but Renee felt unprepared to answer just now. If she told her mother she had gone to be alone and cry, she would want to know why. And Renee didn’t yet want to discuss why.


    More to come.


    1. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      Or maybe you think the place I stopped is where it should end?

    2. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      Is this of no interest to anyone? Should I delete it?

    3. HK1


      I've never started with the end (mainly because I never know where my story is going :D), but I think it could be helpful. 


      I enjoyed reading it!  You've got a great start here!

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  22. I just thought of something for that cover. Not everyone writes historical stories. I know I never have. It could be a look back from today so not everything is set in the past. Like an interview or something.
  23. I think I posted a photo with about twenty or thirty covers on it a while back. If you can find it you can look at some of them there.
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