Here is Volume 9 of Bomaw...I can't believe how far that drama series has come. And yet, soon I'll hit volume 11 - because we believe it will make it to 11 with the material already written - and once it does, it will be time to start writing the new, fresh material for it. All 9 volumes are available at amazon.com - well, all except 4, 8 & 9 = at the time of this blog release, however, in a few weeks, they too will be there to purchase the paperbacks. Thing is, I never knew how time consuming being a writer could be.
And it's not just writing that consumes me - before I discovered that I was a writer, I was an artist. I loved to draw. Me and my pencil - with an image to look at, I could duplicate it pretty well. That was inherited from my mother's side of the family. Quite a few artists on her side, which includes, her, me, and my oldest daughter, she's pretty good at it.
That had been my first passion - but life and circumstances made me lose that skill, after all, if you don't use it, you lose it... and I did. Then, while writing and needing urgently, a means to illustrate my novels - I discovered Poser - a program that let's you, create scenes of almost any you can imagine - in 3D form, to render and use as you please. I found this not only pleasing, but right up my alley for what I needed. In fact, that bookcover to the right was done with 3D graphics. As all of my novels were. While it's not the best of artistic illustrations, the visual aid does enhance thing things for the readers. The main program that I use now, is called Daz Studio - you can download that for free here, at the link below.
This new and incredible means of expressing myself, my artistic side, while at the same time, taking care of my publishing needs - thrills me to no end. The down-side to this is, that anyone can get a hold of the program and sad to say, that it's also been used to create images depicting porn - and because you can also animate with it, guess what? Yep, you guessed it, also create porn movies or clips with it. But then, I supposed that it's better than using living human beings, because with it, no persons - women or men, are being abused with it. Just some textured cyber digits. Oh well, that is the case with anything isn't it? Something created for a good, gets in the wrong hands, and is turned to a very bad use. Thus, the world we live in.
Some of the places where I can be found, displaying my art... is at http://renderosity.com
just look for the artist gallery for MKeyes. There you will see what I've been up to while not writing. Because let's face it, no matter how good a writer you are, no one can write ALL THE TIME - with out let up. Well, I should correct that - I CAN'T - I have too many things within wishing to be let out, and doing artistic renders is one of them.
This is one I did as a depiction of Sasha O'Bama - not sure what inspired it, but I felt it and so, there it is. I have many others of course, but I won't bore you with them, hmmm... maybe I will, at a later date when I work on my gallery - which you can find at my website. For now... this is the end of this blog. I'm not a dedicated blogger, I have to FORCE myself to blog, because my mind is often all over the place, and seldom can I get it to come here and blog, when I have so much to write. It needs to count - you know what I mean? Count as in, writing episode 99. As in, writing more on the "Fancy" - as in, writing more to "Saoirse" - yep - all works that are waiting to be done by yours truly.
Laz and I went for a lovely walk, and now that I'm so refreshed, probably why I decided to blog - I can get something else done. This is what I have on the burners...
Getting Laz's website done... http://ljproductions.org.uk
Getting my graphics site done... http://eboneswann.org
Getting Ms Dunlap's site redone... http://tonidunlap.com
Getting episode 85 read and published - TODAY!
Getting another image of "Odd Socks" - our children's fantasy book - Done!
And chilling... well, that will happen around 11:45pm - that's what it's been the last few days. We'll see... guess I'll go twitter now. Hmmm, what shall I say... Hey! I know... bye!