October 19th, 2017 by kwmccabe

 

I know I’ve used the above image before, but it’s so appropriate and handy ^.^

Anyways, to the business at hand!

It has been a loooong time since I have posted – culpa mia, desculpame. I do, however, have some valid reasons – please hear me out!

After returning to California after the my husband’s funeral, I stayed with my family for awhile as they helped me and my two young children work through grief and readjust to our new circumstances.

Once my children and I had been there with my family long enough (trust me there is a time limit to how long anyone can bear living with their mother) I then proceeded to move me and my children two hours away to the wonderful, and hot, capitol of California.

That move, of course, required another period of readjustment as my oldest needed to be placed in the new school system, and my youngest needed to find a daycare.

While my oldest has succeeded in adjusting to her new life very well, my youngest is experiencing some small difficulties (not really small actually) and I’m currently considering homeschooling my youngest to prepare her for kindergarten.

If I do this, this will make any small amount of time I might have had to write nearly non-existent.

So here it is:

First, the bad news: I am struggling to finish the very last section of the last part of the book that will complete The Dragon Throne series, and it will most likely take alot of time. I don’t know how long considering my current situation. After it is completed, it will then have to be vigorously edited. I don’t know how long that will take either, although, if I compare other stories I have written of comparable length, it might take anywhere from an additional 6 months to a year. And that is just the edits. Then there is the preparation for publication – which actually doesn’t take all that long in comparison to actually writing the darn thing.

Second, the good news: I am almost done. I swear I am. I just don’t know how long it will take to write the last part!

 

So, there you have it!

I want to thank those of you who have been keeping tabs on me and the story – you are my motivation to finish – and finish as quickly as possible. You really don’t know how it touches my heart (both in the warm and fuzzy way, and in the painful guilty way) when I see your messages.

You all have been so patient with me, I beg your patience awhile longer!

Wish me luck.

 

March 13th, 2017 by kwmccabe

 

 

SOOOO…. After many weeks/months of drowning myself in the news, I’ve finally realized that “the News” has been strangling my ability to be creative. It strangled it to the point where I didn’t have the desire to write. I finally realized this after wondering what has been keeping me from writing lately.

I figured out a couple things:

A:
-I can’t write when I’m distracted
-I can’t write when my life situation is overwhelming or too busy
-I can’t write when I’m stressed

B:
-The News does all of these things to me

So, apparently, when I watch too much news – the desire to write goes down in comparison.

And, truthfully, the only thing in the news right now is stress, panic, and disaster. So, I’ve gotta take a break. I want to write again – I want to want to write again.

Alot of things have happened in the last four years that definitely damaged my ability to do that, but I miss the flow. I want it back. I hope it comes back.

Hopefully, this helps.

Wish me luck.

March 8th, 2017 by kwmccabe

Hello, World!

The site has finally after many many weeks of being obsolete, been updated. It came to my attention that the site was somewhat under a siege of technical difficulties when given notice by a reader. Thanks to that helpful individual!

In the meantime, carry-on ^.^

December 16th, 2016 by kwmccabe

 

 

I have received several notes and reviews regarding the short stories and flash fiction I’ve written and featured in Dreams Both Real and Strange, several of them requesting that I combine stories that had been split in two sections in two different books. As a result, I combined all of the stories that had been split and have re-featured them here, in this complete anthology, for the enjoyment of the reader. As always, I enjoy receiving feedback from readers, and endeavor to satisfy if at all possible.

For those of you who already downloaded/purchased copies of Dreams Both Real and Strange I, all you must do is go to your kindle account and update your download to receive the new material for free. For those of you who haven’t read Dreams Both Real and Strange I and it’s sequel- feel free to check out the link here: DREAMS UNSETTLED, UNBORN.

I thank you for your continued encouragement and support.

November 9th, 2016 by kwmccabe

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Wow.

Talk about unbelievable and momentous events.

In the aftermath of the election, (or, if you didn’t vote for the President Elect, it might feel somewhat like a bloodbath,) people all across America, no matter their affiliation or lean are trying to see the way forward in a new era.

There have been some wonderful moments, moments where fellow Americans drag themselves up by their bootstraps, and pledge to remember that we are all Americans, even if we don’t like how our fellow patriots voted.

Then there are uglier moments, moments where the darkness shows through.

Moments like these:

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Needless to say that the divide in this country is deep and wide. Let’s see how the next four years play out.

Wish us all some luck.

July 31st, 2016 by kwmccabe

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I was delighted to discover that The Dragon’s Call Audiobook just received an amazingly thorough review! Check it out HERE.

 

Meanwhile, the reviewer notes that the sequel has been long delayed.

 

I have to apologize to those who have taken the time to read Cecily and Derek’s story. As the reviewer notes, I did experience a several personal tragedies while writing the sequel: my father passed, I experienced two separate miscarriages, then my husband passed during the writing of this story.

 

As a result it has taken a long time to stabilize and the word count has suffered as a result.

 

Derek and Cecily’s tale is still a work in progress though the actual writing process has been hampered.

 

The sequel to The Dragon’s Call will be named The Dragon Throne and, while the first half of the sequel is complete, the second half is still in the process of completion.

 

Nonetheless, it is always a wonderful boost when readers enjoy the story, and definitely helps boost the writing process forward.

 

I thank those who have read this story so much for their continued support along with the notes I have received from those who can’t wait to find out what happens to Derek and Cecily.

KW McCabe

July 18th, 2016 by kwmccabe

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I haven’t posted in a long time because of all the horrors crossing my television and my social media for the last two weeks. It has been heartbreaking, painful and traumatizing – but one thing is certain.

Something has to change.

I can not sit on the sidelines and say nothing when people are dying.

I can not stay silent while the blood of innocents rises up from the ground.

I don’t have much, but I do have this:

The ability to boycott. The ability to protest against the fear that a nation of beleaguered innocents face on a daily basis.

I will protest against this fear not just on behalf of others, but for myself and my children.

This is America, and all people have the right to live without flinching at the blink of flashing blue and red lights.

Others are mobilizing.

I am merely joining the fight.

Will you?

Check out the facebook events HERE and HERE.

June 16th, 2016 by kwmccabe

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So I haven’t posted in awhile because I’ve been totally engrossed in encouraging my daughter in what she wants to do.

Namely, she wants to become a fashion designer.

To be honest, I didn’t pay attention for a long time other than to become frustrated when she “redesigned” her clothes.

But I finally saw the light ^.^  You can read about that happened HERE.

We started a clothing label named after my daughter called “Get Yven” and Yve has been working so hard on gift bags for the opening launch. You can check out the pictures below.

Meanwhile, I’m working like a dog on the new website, trying to make a little girl’s dreams come true. You can check that out HERE, or the facebook page HERE.

Wish us tons of luck!

 

May 29th, 2016 by kwmccabe

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Wow, so this week has been a busy week!

My daughter Yve loves fashion, and in the spirit of encouraging her artistic abilities, I’m supporting her as she starts designing her own t shirts. Right now she’s struggling to choose between logos given by various talented designers.

If you could take a moment to support a 10 yr old’s dreams – check out the logos and let her know which one she should pick! CLICK HERE.

Meanwhile, the Here There Be Dragons Giveaway is going strong. Feel free to check it out for your free prize! CLICK HERE.

 

Thanks so much, and wish my daughter luck!

May 27th, 2016 by kwmccabe

The Dragon's Call audiobook

 

Welcome to the H3R3 THERE BE DRAGONS GIVEAWAY!

For a limited time I’m giving away free copies of The Dragon’s Call –  and all you have to do to enter is watch a 2min video!

There are very few copies so hurry up for your chance to win – click HERE!!!

Good Luck!