Sunday, April 27, 2014

I am struggling to write a blog post lately.
It's not block (perish the thought) because I'm writing. I'm just not writing here.
I think the best writing is emotion driven. For me anyway.  If something is weighing heavy on my mind, I feel flooded with words.  It's like they all coming running to the door waving their little word-hands and screaming, "Write me! Write me!" I choose them carefully, and since I am primarily a fiction writer, most of them wear a disguise.
Knowledge.  Vulnerability.  Yearning.  Freedom. Peace.
I would say these are central themes of my thirties.  Acquiring knowledge and learning what I want.  Knowing what I want and being vulnerable enough to admit it... and telling people as needed.  Once I've admitted it and let it be known, yearning for it with every flutter of my soul and truth in my energy.  And once I have it... once I am living life as it is intended... well...
I'll be free.
...and with freedom comes peace.
I think there is a little bit of that in all my writing these days.  At varying stages. 
My latest work is about yearning.  The more I say the word.  The more I love it.  Say it out loud. It tastes bitter, with a possibility of sweet.
Nia Long, Love Jones

Merriam-Webster describes yearning as a tender or urgent longing
I immediately conjure up images of a young woman sitting at a table in an empty room, her forehead nestled into the corner of her elbow, tears wetting the bare skin beneath her and her mind filled with images of something she wants more than her life.  Something she wants so badly, she is finding it hard to function... hard to bring the right words to her lips.  Hard to string together coherent thoughts.
The thing about yearning is, it can come in various forms.  Is she dreaming of love, motherhood, her declining health, a deceased family member... a long overdue career change?
I haven't decided.
But she wants something.  She needs something.
And as an artist, that desire is filled up and fed with possibility. 
So, I'm writing.  Just not here. But I promise I'll share it soon.


Love and Light,
Faye

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the downloads, reviews, tweets and comments in support of Dani's Belts! What started as a Halloween project turned into a short story series and I am SO very proud of how it all turned out.  For those of you who didn't read my interview with Graveyard Shift Sisters or get to the end of Black Belt, I am proud to say I am currently working on turning the series into a graphic novel!  I am so excited to bring Dani, Rob, Michelle, Coral, Tubbs and the many eaters to life. I am also excited about continuing their stories.  I will keep everyone posted on its progress.



While I am working on getting the graphic novel squared away, I will also be publishing a novella later this Spring.  It is a departure from the horror genre.  It is a nostalgic literary highlight reel of a short, obsessive relationship between a career driven young woman and a charismatic coffee shop barista.  It's told in little vignettes.  It is funny, sexy and a tad disturbing.  I think you guys will really enjoy it. 

I've had a few disappointments lately and some really awesome victories.  I am filled with gratitude for everyone taking this journey with me. For everyone who keeps getting back up with me.  Thanks for being gentle with all the pieces of me I've left across these here internets. Words and me go back.  Like recliners and old men.  Thanks for believing we have a future.


Love and Light,
Faye

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

After a few minor glitches, we are up and running! Special shout out to the Amazon team for their super fast response time.  Thumbs up for Kindle Direct Publishing! So, without further ado...
 

When you're done, please click "Write a Review" and tell me your thoughts! I'm committed to this writer business, folks, and I value every syllable of your feedback!



Thanks to all those who have been following Dani's journey! It's been so much fun. Rest assured, it is not over for Dani.  I am working hard on turning the series into a graphic novel.  I promise to fill you in on more details later!  For now... there is a pillow calling my name.  More words later.

Love and Light,
Faye

Monday, April 7, 2014

Tomorrow!

Sorry folks, I was a little delayed in uploading Black Belt to Kindle!  It will be up in less than 12 hours which may still actually be today but it may not (all depends on the Amazon Digital Gods).  Good news though.  Orange Belt is still FREE today, April 7 through Wednesday, April 9 AND you can still enter to win FREE copies of both White Belt and Yellow Belt by entering HERE!

If that still doesn't make up for it, watch this... it always puts me in the forgiving mood.




Love and Light,
Faye

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The final installment in Dani's Belts, Black Belt is coming out tomorrow April 8!!!



 
In honor of it's debut, Orange Belt will be FREE April 7 through April 9!
 
Also, you can enter to win here for FREE copies of White Belt and Yellow Belt! 
http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/31a3643/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway



 
Winner Announced Wednesday, April 9!

Good luck!

Love and Light,
Faye

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Say it with me….

A Dreamer’s Pledge by Faye McCray
© Faye McCray, 2014

I will fight to protect my dreams.
I will keep getting back up.
I will believe in myself when no one else does.
I will keep getting back up.
I will swallow criticism to the extent it makes me better.
I will keep getting back up.
I will improve.
I will keep getting back up.
I will grow.
I will keep getting back up.
I will be everything my children believe I am.
I will keep getting back up.
 
I will succeed to prove the people who believe in me right, not to prove insignificant people wrong.
 
I will keep getting back up.
I will be inspired by greatness, not threatened by my own infancy.
I will keep getting back up.
I will act with gratitude, passion and greater purpose.
I will keep getting back up.
I will repel negativity.
I will keep getting back up.
For every step forward, I will reach my hand back.
I will keep getting back up
I will remain humble and kind.
I will keep getting back up.
I will not settle.
I will keep getting back up.
I will be present in my journey, struggle and pain.
I will keep getting back up.
I will stay true to myself.
I will keep getting back up.
 



Love and light,
Faye 



 
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