A Prepublished Novel in the Process of Revisions and Rewrites

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

As we enjoy the day off from work, the family barbeques, the day at the beach, let us remember those who have fallen to make a better life for us all.  Those who have fought for our freedom and continue to fight for peace and human rights.

Let us give thought to those innocents who have fallen needlessly to terroristic acts.

And finally, seek to create a better world.  Hope that if we all join together we can stamp out inhumanity, war, and needless killing and atrocities.

Peace and blessings on this Memorial Day.


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy New Year!

Well, another year has come and gone.  Time surely does not slow for anyone! At any rate, I haven't dropped of the face of this sweet earth. Merely caught up in my life and editing which some of you may know. I am a professional editor, as well, an author.  My muse has taken a back seat for some time now. But... That is about to change.

Dayana Knight is going to be very busy this year.  I have taken down my website, Roma Wolf Tales, and will be working on a brand new look.  I have several projects in the works for later this year. I will also be working on some restructure of this blog:) 


May this year be filled with prosperity, change, and success for all of us.



Friday, December 28, 2012

Time moves so quickly.  I am hardpressed to believe we are nearing yet another year's end.  However, with the new year comes a fresh start, new dreams and goals, another chance to accomplish all the things we didn't this past year.

With that said, this year will be productive. This year will be successful. This year will be a year of great accomplishment. Positive energy. Good kharma.

As the New Year approaches, I am reflective of missed opportunities to persue my goals and dreams.
I will not translate these missed opportunities to negatives.  I will tread forward, light of heart, driven by my motivation to accomplish all that I can.  I will look forward--never behind. Time carries on and so shall I.

With every breath I draw I am greatful. For every minute, hour, day, month, year I am given, I am thankful. 

Happy New Year!

May you prosper and be safe.

May you meet your most cherished desires.



Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy Halloween!
...and a
Busy writing, writing, writing...
Something new will be coming soon.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Well, it has been quite some time since I have been here...

Let's see. All I can say is life happens.  I say that with a big grin.  We sometimes need to step away in order to conclude our energy is not in the right space.  Does that make any sense?  To me it does.  I have had so much going on in my little slice of life that I became overwhelmed with the thought I have to write. I HAVE TO WRITE! WHEN WILL I HAVE TIME TO WRITE! Well... all that accomplished was to push me further and further away from the directive. 

No excuses. No guilt. I am living life.  When it is time for me to pick up my Dr. Grip Gel pen/laptop I will and with joy.  No longer will I be pressured to figure out what I want to write. Where my next story will go. How long my manuscript will be.  I will just write for the pure pleasure of writing. 

It's been 2 years or so since the Roma Wolftales series took off. Do I have a sequel? The answer is YES! But it will come when it is ready. As well, lots of other stories are brewing as well.  For now, I will enjoy life and my Zen on a positive plane.

I would like to share the antics for now that I experience as life lays fodder for stories before me. I am hopeful you will follow and enjoy the path along side me.

I leave you for now with a whimsical picture of my closest and most steadfast friends:)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

At a loss for words...

I've received very sad news today. A very talented author and friend has been lost to us.
A wonderful person who will be dearly missed.

Sharon Donovan, author of Romance, Suspense, Intrigue, and Inspiration,
has passed.

Please bestow your prayers and sympathies upon Sharon's soaring spirit and her family as well all who are hurt and saddened by her loss.

Thank you.

Bless you my friend and colleague.
You are forever in my heart.
Your memory imprinted in my mind.
Your words forever to be read and enjoyed.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

It's a new year...

The Moon Goddess amongst the orchids.
and with it the hope for a better one than the last--at least in the craft of writing.  Resolutions and goals don't always work out as neatly as on the written page.  The whole point is I need to get back to the written page--you think?  It has been quite some time. I've dabbled, I've promised, I've even worked hard at trying but...


I didn't give my writing the commitment that I should have. My bad.

So, here I am.  No promises, no timelines, no BS talk about when, where, what.

Just do it! Yep, as Nike laments. Just do it!


Sunday, July 31, 2011

True to True Blood?

I have been watching True Blood and just finished season one consequently moved on to season two and watched the first episode last night.  In retrospect, I love to watch or test watch all the shows/movies in the genre I love best, of course! Research, don't you know:) Well, I will say the jury is still out on this show.  I can't seem to toss it aside as I did with Vampire Diaries--did not like that one in the least.  I will admit, in a strange way, I am hooked on TB.  At times I'm really not sure why I continue to watch but others I reflect on an episode and chuckle to myself.  The characters at times are so dumb and backwards but then that seems part of the dark charm of this series.  I find myself laughing outloud at something humorus every single episode as well as saddened by a death--by the way, if they keep killing of the regulars there won't be anyone left!

I'm not that big of a fan of Bill but I do like Sookie.  I love Lafayette--who wouldn't? Maryanne is very strange and I haven't entirely figured out what the heck she is. Tara and Sam are likeable as well.  I have to laugh at the poor Iraq vet and the waitress that surely reminds me of Flo from Mel's Diner(if anyone remembers her and "Kiss my grits!").  I did like Rene until he turned out to be the serial killer who by the way offed my most favorite character, Sookie and Jason's grandmother!  I so loved her. She reminded me of my own sweet grandmother, God Bless her soul.

Anyway, I guess you can say though I'm still not quite sold, I will keep watching--at least for now.

I am curious at what you all think. Please feel free to pipe in and voice your thoughts on this one.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

And time marches on...

Spring has come and gone, the dog days of summer are upon us and still my life seems to sway against my sitting down and writing.  I know you all have been through this. Been busy with an array of things lately. Day job demands are greater and grabbing overtime(these days we all need the extra dollars, don't we?).  Implicated an exercise program into my agenda for stress relief as well brain food and alertness.  Family life is always at the heart of matters, so...

Speaking of exercise, has anyone grabbed onto Zumba?  I am loving it! I love to dance so this program is right up my alley:) Like most people, I tend to become bored with diet and exercise programs but this one is fun.  I also change it up which keeps me interested. I add biking, walking, etc.  So far, it's working well for me.

Gonna head out and do some wicked weeding in a bit.  Whoa! Even my gardening has slacked.  Funny how we cycle through life.  Hot and heavy, cool off, then move full circle again. 

Writing?  It's coming in its on good time.  Festering, I am, conniving, scheming, projects in hand.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Whew! Rough week but I'm still standing!

Laptop crashed and burned last Monday evening! Panic? Not yet.  Tried everything we could think of for two days to coax the machine to cooperate and come back up.  Turn it off/turn it on. F8 to start in safemode. But all it did was cycle off and on.  Okay now the panic is ebbing in.  Although I, for the most part, save my documents and back up the system on a regular basis, I hadn't saved them in several days! Okay, I told myself, you can recover them from the hard drive.  That is assuming the hard drive isn't damaged, as well. Oh but we won't go there as I am a 'glass is half full' type of gal:)

Okay, I call a friend who aids me in removing said hard drive and go get a nifty adapter/box so I can test the waters to see if it is, in fact, okay. It is! And as luck would have it I have a borrowed back up laptop because wouldn't you know, like the girl scout I used to be, I am pretty much always prepared. My particular laptop, a HP Pavillion Plug and Play, is involved in a class action law suit of which I have recently filed my claim. So onward and upwards.  But... Yes there's that incessant but.  Little by little things trickled into my mind that were most likely lost.  One such thing was my AOL filing cabinet.  All my important files regarding correspondence bit the dust--we are talking years of stuff that were necessary keeps!

Lesson here: if you do nothing else on a daily basis back up your system, your files, and your mailboxes!

I do have a happy ending, however.  Although my filing cabinet and all correspondence as of Monday are toast along with my laptop, I brought a brand new laptop yesterday, have the promise of a replacement machine from HP sometime in the near or distant future(who knows with litigation cases), and a lot more techie knowledge than I ever had:)  Next purchase: A large external hard drive that will be programmed to back up system daily!