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Doctor Who ??? love that guy

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I love, love love…. Doctor Who… and watching Peter Capaldi & Jenna Coleman¬†travel through space and time has been my favorite pastime… now… if you haven’t watched the latest season, look away… there will be spoilers… with mild ranting and lots of raving… lol…

if you watched the specials and podcasts, then you were waiting for the big Clara death scene… but maybe like me you were holding your breath, waiting for the doctor to find a way to fix things, to find a way to keep Clara by his side… but OMG… dang it Doctor, you made me cry… Clara really did get killed off… and the Doctor went through mammoth grief… time-lord style… how do I deal with this… wellll….

I cross my fingers that there really will be a spin off with Clara and Me (Maisie Williams) will come to fruition … will Clara remain living in the moment between heartbeats, will she one day meet back up with the doctor, or will the show become a Clara hit run-away… Who the heck knows…

I swear, I think they killed or almost killed Clara at least three or four times… and each time, I would think, this is it… no more Clara… why, oh why… ūüėõ I think she is my favorite doctor companion… and can totally carry her own show… but still… I would love to see her back with the doctor one day… her character has changed almost as often as she has changed doctors… it has been wonderful to watch and I can’t wait for whatever comes next…

happy wordage, tracey

R&R Sherlock

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okay, I have high standards for my Sherlock… so this is going to be more of a Rant than a Rave… (avoid in case of spoilers, if you haven’t watched)

so the Raving part… Benedict Cumberbatch is my favorite sociopath… lol… I got hooked on the show mainly because of him… and I enjoyed his performance… as well as the acting by all the other wonderful cast… Martin Freeman is picture perfect Watson… Mr and Mrs Watson scenes are always fun…

but once I get done raving about the acting skills, I slid into Rant mode… I mean, you have to wait years to get a new mini-movie/series and I for one expect to love it… this is not so… the story line fell flat for me… i kept waiting for the story line to move forward, completely missing the fact that i was already in the middle of the plot… i am hoping that it was the long wait that has caused this reaction, and that re-watching the show in a few days with yield better results… i would hate to lose Sherlock as one of my go to entertainments… i tend to be quite picky, but very loyal once i find something that i love…

Still… i will push on, and come back for more when they come up with another show… fingers crossed that it actually happens (i haven’t checked to see if there is one scheduled) and that it doesn’t take years to get here…

Alrighty… now back to writing… happy wordage, tracey

Monthly Goods

I have been thinking… blogging is very important to a writer but what do I really have to say to people besides my writing??? So what did I come up with??? Monthly goods, or more accurately, weekly goods… Like the first week of every month I could update the world on book progress…

The second week of every month??? How about Multiple Sclerosis facts from my point of view… I mean, we all have issues and problems that we have to deal with on a daily basis… it is only through exposure that the scary and unknown can be faced… as human beings we have a very long history of lashing out at what we don’t understand… I actually had a woman screaming in my face when i parked in a handicapped parking space… not cool… but when you first look at me, i ¬†look healthy and in the prime of life… HA… after I was near tears and screaming back that she could call my doctor up for my latest MRI (possible foul language involved) she became meek and started explaining all the reasons why her behavior was acceptable…. still not cool… I know that explaining my day to day MS blues might not help with parking lot attacks, but if those I know and those I interact with know what MS is and how it can affect my reactions and health, then hopefully misunderstandings can be avoided… but lets be a little more fun with the topic… lots of facts, and some oops, the MS made me do it stories… (like the time I threw my diet coke in my own face because of an arm twitch…)

Week three??? Lets do art time… I love all things art… and when I need to recharge (aka: give my brain a rest) I put down the evil edits and do something artsey… paint an oil painting, design a bracelet, and I plan to start making my own pendants…. the clay has been bought, and soon the pendants will be created… muhahahaha… not to mention the design book mom picked out for one of my Christmas presents (shhh, don’t tell)

And finally we rap up the month with Random Chat… like ranting and raving about my favorite shows and movies, the local restaurants, and vacation fun… and everything has to be full of pinterest pictures as well as my own pictures…

But that only takes up four days out of every month… that is a lot of days left un-blogged… boooo…. these are the early days of my writing career… which means I have time to put in a few more blogs than the more famous authors… So lets put in a few book reviews when I have read something new (which is my other pass-time) and random daily insanity posts… woo who… for now, happy wordage every one, Tracey Clark

Ups and Downs/MS Blues

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For the most part, I deal with my illness (Multiple Sclerosis) and limitations with a positive spin. It isn’t easy but I look for the high points I can still have. Butttt… the ups and downs are still there. Looking for and sharing the UP moments helps me and those around me to deal with this scary reality.

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Why am I sharing this with you guys? Because it is human nature to fear and avoid what we don’t understand. I have found that being upfront and completely (the embarrassing, funny, scary, ludicrous, and at the painful) honest helps to bridge the awkward moments when I lose my words, break into tears, or look at a simple phrase with a million mile stare.

But dude… I grew up dealing with dyslexia, a little word soup is nothing new. I learned to laugh at my Duh moments. I learned to enjoy the fact that reading upside-down or backwards was a breeze.

Learning to deal and laugh about my brain and body having incorrect responses took a little longer but for the most part I have learned to roll with the punches and enjoy the things I still have in my life. I got my vision back, I relearned how to create my arts and craft hobbies, once in a while I have the energy to cook again, and best of all… I learned to create stories for others to enjoy. The edits are still a pain and at times near impossible, but I have others willing to help me out by stopping my missed words.

I’m thinking of making some MS themed swag for next year when I take my book baby, Shocking Finds, and hopefully his little sister to the Rebels and Readers book signing… over three hundred authors asked to sign up for the event, but only about 75 of us were able to make it in. I can’t wait to sit among my fellow writers and experience the event from their perspective. Okay… I am a little freaked out but excited… ūüėõ¬†I¬†plan to locate a chair that will allow me to sit through the hours without as much pain…¬†most seating is a killer…. even if I have to pad the thing with pillows, I will be there…

That will be a definite¬†UP moment… something to balance out the¬†DOWN moments. Like Scorpion… I love that show, but omg … I cried my eyes out as I watched Walter’s sister die. I had held up hope that the geniuses of the show would find a way to¬†help her at the last moment, but instead I sat there watching my worst fears. It took a few days and my mother’s support to bounce back to my positive outlook.

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I swear, I couldn’t stop crying… and not silent tears.. NOOOOO… there was mucus, hiccupping sobs that interfered with my breathing, and swollen eyes. It wasn’t pretty. When I went upstairs and saw Mom, I warned her not to watch if she didn’t want to cry. She told me I shouldn’t be watching Scorpion. At which point, I burst back into tears and almost shouted, “It’s not like they can kill her twice.” lol… just one of those over the top emotional moments for this MS gal… And it’s true… it was horrible but it isn’t a moment that the TV show can repeat, at least not to that degree. Now… if they kill off Ralph, the cute genius kid, I will have to call it quits… I love his character… brainiac kids are sooo adorable…

Besides… it is the awareness brought to the disease by Scorpion, Shemar Moore’s Baby Girl clothing, and other celebrity involvement/exposure that will spread the word and help the world to understand and want to help out with the further the cure cause.

And now that Thanksgiving is over and my down moment has passed, I am headed back to edits. I still¬†have a couple of days left of NaNoWriMo to add to my word count.¬†I already hit the 50k goal line… wooo who… in fact, Book Two is now at 72k words.¬†It is looking like Book Two will be in the 80k range, shorter than Book One –¬†Shocking Finds. But then¬†Book¬†One in the Finder’s Keepers¬†Series took on the heavier burden of opening up the world of Marin and Kyland.¬†I can’t wait to wrap up the edit rounds, and start looking for Beta Readers.

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Every day is all about admitting what I want, and then understanding what I can take on today and what has to wait for another day. Understand that those you know with MS may be hiding a multitude of pain, they may have uncontrollable emotions and freak out when the sun beats down, or move slow with their actions and reactions… but everyday is different… all they need is your understanding and support… I hope to see you all at Rebels and Readers Nov 2016 and even if you might tear up, you should definitely check out Scorpion… Happy wordage, Tracey