Well folks you know what that means?? One week before FLAVA goes out on her first outing like in ummmmm..ummmm..a year or two with a ummm..gentleman?? ahhahah..Ok folks keep your mouths closed...a sistah yanno is on lockdown so you know most men running when they know the key has locked the door til marriage..ahhahah..oh well..anyway I get to meet this awesome friend of mine, who I spoke to yesterday..*waving at Myron*..lol...I have to plan something nice for us to do..we both have alot of same interest..the thing is..what do you do in VA?
Since I rarely go many places because of just being busy doing ..ummm...something..I had to enlist my sister to help me find the Museums, and sites to take him on. We suppose to go on the Spirit of Norfolk for Lunch..which I hope they have tickets and not booked. IF nice I have a few nice restaurants, movie, museum...We have Friday and Saturday to hang and then he leaves Sunday..*sigh*...but hey we talked yesterday and its a break for us both. Sometimes you have to force a break, he said to me and he right. I believe your mind needs to regroup many times from madness to get back in the groove...lol
This why today I rejoined my Paint Shop Pro Designers group to design tags for a while and to write. I think I need to balance things and not become too consumed with one thing. Dont you think thats sensible? Have you ever been so focused on one thing you burn yourself out? I think we all have a tendency to do that. Well Imma take time to do me. I sent a email to Kim at the Literary agency and said "Im dragging, but I'm getting there."...Hey at least Im not standing still.
Well im outta here..gotta work next 4 days...so Im going to be back and forth, but ummm..leave your blog address so I can post it to my sidebar.
And leave a comment or two..ehehhe..*smile*
Have a Blessed weekend!
FLAVA Literary and Hollywood CRITIC NOW? lol
Well folks usually I don't do the Hollywood gossip stuff, simply because I don't watch TV...but due to the fact I have my PC on and up here if not working to finish up my novel, I read occasionally these articles on AOL. Dang just like watching the news. Click the links for article folks..then read..if you like my Accessments..ahhah..like its important..roflmboooo
Well as I was nibbling on my turkey bacon, and egg omelette, I noticed the first article about the author of "A MILLION LITTLE PIECES" yanno the one by the man who made Oprah book club, James FREY.
Then I switched and read believe it or not the gossip on Brad Pitt and Angelina
FLAVA's Opinionated Accessment..*who cares?* roflmbooo on Angelina and Brad
Look folks..first before i rant about the first topic...imma skip to Angelina and Brad...well I was sipping on coffee at this time shaking my head...Yesss folks...Flava ready to get all opinonated...remember I ain't judging, but I am shaking my head at this couple....lol...Yes they are both gorgeous and yes they do all this community outreach. But folks...I know this Hollywood, but ummmm...why do people glorify a relationship based on adulterous affairs? I laugh when Pitt says Angelina not cause of marriage...well folks I was not in his house..so I can't say she wasn't..but ummmm..*coughing*..lets seeee now..a married man on vacation with a woman and her kids and his wife finding out by reading Enquirer...*sipping coffee*..Yeah i think thats grounds for me to do some Hollywood butt-kicking divorcing..roflmbooo..Yall bear with me..Im ranting..but you know because I have been in the marriage affair scenario..Yanno FLAVA gonna side with the wife...I mean yeah FLAVA its all Hollywood and it happens, but dang....Sistah girl pregnant now...Yeah the baby will have it going on in looks, some blogs reporting..but dang...Kids will read about their parents meeting and stuff....*sipping large gulp*..Has this woman every said she felt bad having affair? Has Brad? Dang....no wonder I don't watch TV..ahahhah.Oh well..Im just ranting folks...but hey I must...I know many may not agree, but I just shake my head at times at celebrity hood..and ummmm..yanno I'm taking notes...I can feel the Enquirer at my door..ahahhah..Ok...ok....enough Hollywood..lets move on to Literary Hollywood.
Flava's Opinon on James Frey story..yeah..yeah..yada..yada
Lawd hammercy...folks screaming that some of the facts in Frey story is not true..that he lied to Oprah. First of all did anyone research the facts? Did the publisher? Well if they didn't and now yelling..shame on them...BUT LET ME SAY THIS...people will hate on writers after reading stories claiming some FACTS NOT TRUE...well folks..*Drum roll*....WRITERS ADD DRAMA even to TRUE LIFE to SPICE UP STORIES...HELLLLOOOOO!!! *giving Kisha a high five*....I hate to be sooo shocking folks....From what I'm reading..some of the events happened, but he added extra drama to it...ummm..is he lying to the public? *scratching my head*...well I didn't see the interview..but if he did get on Oprah and SAY HE DID THOSE THINGS...well shame on him for not admitting in reality some things were exaggerated....now thats intentionally lying...BUT as for as writing a book, PLEASE folks...I don't care what book you read, exaggerations are there...I do believe the man may have exaggerated or that News company crazy and ready to pay out their tails to him and his lawyers...Lawd Kisha, we gotta take notes on this thing..lol...I must say for example..Kisha and I collabo on "LITERARY BABYLON" is based on FACTS folks..but ummmmm...yeah we added a little spice to it..because folks THAT SELLS...now when we both get on OPRAH with our Donna Karan designer suits and Gucci shades...WE WILL SAY SOME PARTs are FICTIONAL, but its BASED ON FACTS...so yall don't be trying to take our business to AOL and have our BLOGS filled up with HATE mail..ahahha....But yanno FLAVA still won't go PRIVATE like STAR JONES...or whoever that is..roflmboooo..YESSS im in rare form today...lol....
In a Nutshell FLAVA saying:
Ok for those who saying..OH NO SHE NOT DEFENDING THE WRITER BUT DISSING FINE BRAD AND GORGEOUS ANGELINA....LOL...no folks...Im just looking at things differently...Yes both stories may have that Lie twist in them...Im saying....Marital affairs and Literary works are different....in my opinion..I may be wrong...
I always think affairs wrong..PERIOD...now if Frey is walking around saying stuff true...he ummm...should stop and just admit the truth...my point is in A BOOK please don't expect everything to be FACTS...people trying to sell books...like going back to STAR JONES blog thing..lawd folks..the woman book is out...can you say..PUBLICITY??lol....yanno I was telling someone..that was my first intention when I made a blog..to PROMOTE my book and gain readers...but ummmm..I got connected with yall crazy folks..heheheheheh....but seriously...Life is to taken in stride...don't get so caught up in someone life that it effects yours...In all seriousness...I don't judge anyone..but I do have opinions on issues and as a writer...I can say to a point..I do have the responsibility to tell my readers if they reading pure facts or mixture.. soo ummm.maybe im talking out both sides of my neck...lol...well i guess when you actually talking to folks....thats when the truth and your integrity matters.
Ok now that I have ranted...WHAT THE HECK AM I TALKING ABOUT?? roflmboooo...I dont know..blame it on the turkey bacon!
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
FRANK A. CLARK
I know its not the end of the year folks, but you know Flava loves her some quotes...One day I am going to find the largest Quotable Quote books I can find. Quotes have simple truths drizzled with wisdom in them. They make you think and say..."Aha thats soo true." I was particularly drawn to this one as I reflected on the year ending. Yes folks Flava going deep today. Even once in a way I try to switch the mode and give you all a piece of FLAVA WISDOM..ahahahh..yeah right...well back to the scheduled program.
I think on all the trials and tribulations I encountered with none other than "Savior FLAVA"...Of course the hassles and lies I encountered leave a bitter taste in my mouth, the false friendships, backbiting and such would make one run from Literary Babylon..Yet I had to sit back and say..."What has become of all this? What are the positives? Did this road I treaded on leave me with anything positive?" Well I have my answer..YES!!!
I must say that I have met some great friends, one being Kisha, and I mention her because Number 1..she dont mind being mentioned..ahahhahah..But I got to say that in the beginning we held things down to pursue our dreams, regardless of the times when we did not see the same way and parted for a season, we put things aside and then began to evaluate the source of the issue..Thats mature adult behavior. Two heads working together instead of separately can accomplish many things. In the long run, we did what we had to do..stuck together and came out winners. Sistah girl can research her behind off...and now we free...We knowledgeable of our trade...We empowered more than ever by our negatives and pressing forward. We encourage one another..because folks when you out on that road and you feel you alone...Its not a good feeling...But every once in a while...You get a note froma friend..saying..."GREAT JOB" You know you not alone...I have to Thank Otiz, Who I havent seen in a while for just listening to me and letting me know..."YOU A WRITER and a GOOD ONE" dont let anything deter you...All my other friends in J-Land...Who I met from this writing blog..I couldn't possibly mention all the names...but I gotta say Hi to Celeste, Rebecca, Darla, Hadon, Liza, Jodi, Gabi, Pennie,Viv, Cyndy..Ok let me stop because its soooo many who just leave those words of kindness and emails and cards..Im like WHOA can't nobody tell me the INTERNET is all bad...I applaud you all for taking the moment to push this writing sistah on...I mean just knowing people care..make me try harder to be better in my writing..Im reading more books to develop my skills which gets me to thank my new Editor...Ms C...you awesome and you just good!!! I mean you showing me sooo much and sooo patient..you know this book is one project that I want to hit the mark..and you right there with me...And without my issues with the great CPN Publishers...I would have not met many of these people I mentioned...really any...because I never thought of a blog til my writings...So Yes there are positivity on the road I traveled and still traveling.
I think about the children at the school who I met and develop friendships. What greater blessing can there be than influencing today's generation of young people. Its a great responsibility, but the reward of seeing a child progress under your direction is countless. I gave freely of a talent that God has blessed me with..and I know in the long run things will go as my heart desires...Which gets me to this point.
Yesterday as I was driving on the real road...I had to say.."GOD I NEED TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH YOU"..Really folks..I been busy, working, writing and then I had to say..Have I read my Bible as I should??? I had to ask myself this because, I know I come off as weird..but the true source of my strength on this road of life is Jesus Christ, the Father God and the Holy Spirit that guides me...God has just kept me up when I wanted to fall. I know I wasn't alone on the road...Many times I wanted to just collapse and give up, but his voice kept pushing me and letting me know that the purpose that he has for me will be accomplished. What is the true purpose of this God that I serve. The purpose is to use my life as a light to draw people to his love and his mercy. To show people that goodness and kindness exist in humans. To show them the source of my strength is not OLIVIA but GOD himself...The true source of all things on this earth. Folks I know we all may have varying views and this not a religious speech...Personally Im not "religious"that word leaves a bitter taste in my mouth,but Im a Spirit- filled woman who loves the Lord...Yes I have faults and many times on this road...I can't say I handled things in the correct manner, but I can tell you this...Im woman enough to go to the one I have wronged and correct it...Not many can say that...but once you learn this..that road will once again become less lonely.. A great person is one who can say..HEY I WAS WRONG...I admire that in someone.
Well also in closing...I can say walking on this path has let me know...I have the potential to do anything I put my mind to. I never thought a book cover I designed would be in book stores. I never thought for real..I would actually have a book published. Now I take the publishing wounds I encounter and look at them as a growing process. This allows me to heal. Folks you gotta let wounds heal. Wounds heal by recognizing they are there and then paying attention and applying the right medicine to it..The right medicine may be an apology, it may be time alone, it may be cutting someone off...it may be a variety of things..the key thing is...RECOGNIZE and LET IT HEAL...
Well Im finished for now..but I think you all get the point...If the road has obstacles...Deal with them and move forward. Count your blessings that you still have a mind to press forward...and when you get there...give God the Praise for bringing you through.
Now move over Oprah! That was a FLAVA MOMENT!! roflmboooo..
Peace and Christmas Presents!!!