Tabitha Edson

Creating New Worlds Through Imagination

Archive for the month “December, 2012”

Ringing in the New Year with style

For the new year, I put “Encountering the Mind” on sale for free today and tomorrow. After this round it will be at the .99 cent price. I’m trying to get people to try my work out. It might not be the normal fare of novella or novel, but this book has plenty to offer. The poetry is mainly free form and has a lot of images. It asks the reader to enter onto a journey. They are short and simple. A lot of things in a short amount of time and space occur. The shorty stories deal with different themes and ideas.

My work has an element of death intertwined. It’s a theme that I have worked with for a very a long time. But death isn’t just about the loss of life. So many things can die: life, dreams, relationships, friendships, ideals. There are many more, but these few are in everyone’s life. But like the mythical Phoenix, life can spring from death. New dreams and ideals can be formed. New relationships and friendships can be forged. Even a new life can be formed if a spiritual death has taken place.

Please take a journey into this maze, this mind.


What the New Year may bring…

I know that there are still a few days left in this year, but I’m looking into the new year already. There is something that I was meaning to do for so long, but just didn’t want to do it. I needed to move my desk. But not only did I have to move the desk, I had to move another piece of furniture and lots of paperbacks. I used to love working at the desk, but I was staring at a blank wall. Sure I could have put up a pretty picture but I have a window with a beautiful view of some trees. Now granted I am also looking out and over at the neighboring apartment building; however, I can open the window and feel the nice air waft through. Yes I know that it is December, but this is Florida and it’s nice weather in the afternoons.

So I did it. I packed up the books into boxes to be placed on bookshelves later (keeping out the books that I refuse to put away) and moved the furniture around. I now have that window open, a bit of music, and a nice breeze to write by.

This year is bringing changes. I need to embrace those changes and make the best of them. These last couple of months have already started the ball rolling and it will continue to keep going. Let’s hope that this year turns out better than the last. Not that this last year has been bad, but there has been stress. I moved in with my now husband, graduated with my BA, lost my grandmother, got married, published my collection of short stories and poetry, and have gone on my honeymoon. I think it’s time I sat down and took a deep breath.

Happy New Year everyone!!!

Encountering the Mind is Free! (for 3 days)

For Christmas this year, I’m giving away “Encountering the Mind.” With it being a holiday, I thought it would be the best time to see about people getting to know my work. This work is really a showcase of my poetry because let’s face it, poetry is the hardest written work to sell. I added the short stories to give the work some extra length. The short stories have a dual purpose as well. My voice and style are intertwined with the words. These stories are a small sampling of what my novels will be.

Here’s the link:

A quick update on my novels. I’m only about 30K from finishing my rewrite or my assassin novel. This was going to be a series when I first started writing it in 2007 and as I write it, I can still see it being one, but at this time I have several other projects that I want to finish and publish. At that point, I can go back and continue with that story world. I love writing in a lot of different genres but there is usually a romantic element throughout.

With tomorrow being Christmas, I have a lot to accomplish. I worked at my part time job this past week and have so much to do and that includes a word count.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Merry/ Happy everything else!!!!!!

Best wishes for the new year.


This past week I have been on my honeymoon. We decided that we would go to Vegas and stay on the Strip where everything is within reach or a quick bus ride away. What we didn’t know was that the Rodeo was in town and the big fight between Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez was happening at the MGM. That was in addition to the normal things that happen in Vegas.


It was also the perfect time to people watch. That single activity is perfect to do when you are a writer. Mannerisms along with the way people dress can be used subtly in your work. I noticed shoes a lot on this trip. Maybe it was because of the Rodeo, but I was on the lookout for cowboy boots. In my mind, it was a tell that would tell me the reason why they were in the city. In the process, I saw some of the cutest boots that I would have loved to have in my closet and lots of heels. I wondered how these women could walk up and down the strip in these heels and not have blisters later. One of my favorite pairs of boots that I saw were black and looked like lace. I think I may have to have a character wearing those boots. This is the best match that I could find. I also noticed clothing and with the weather in the 30s and 40s I wondered what people were thinking wearing shorts or dresses that were micro-minis. I was cold and I had on jeans and a jacket at all times. Plus the casinos that we went into hardly ever had the heat on.

Then it was the people watching and man was there plenty to watch. There are so many diverse people walking the Strip or in some cases living homeless on the Strip. The antics of some people are funny, but there were times that they were scary. I can’t wait to add a few of them into my writing. That also includes the way people acted while they watched shows.

We went to several shows, did a zip line down Fremont Street, saw the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon, went dune buggy racing, ate lots of food, and generally walked around seeing the sights of the city. It’s a big city and then we had a car. It wasn’t fun driving in that traffic or have to watch out for jay walkers. We also were in a Crown Victoria and man was that a large car to drive. People’s reactions to the car was funny as well as annoying.

It’s time that I worked on my novel to try and get the final draft off to an editor and then the revisions will come into play. Everyone have a wonderful holiday even as we keep the tragedy in our minds.


Publishing can be a scary thing. It has been a scary experience to say the least. I didn’t know what to expect when I hit that button. but it has been good. I’m excited that people get to read work that I have written. Even if what I have put out there isn’t something that everyone enjoys,I have still know that I have accomplished something in this journey.

It’s one thing to say I’m going to write something and then actually do it. This has been a goal of mine for so many years and to have done it has been a life experience that I wouldn’t change. “Encountering the Mind” is a collection of work that I compiled from several years. The short stories went through several edits that only made them better and stronger. The poetry was grouped together in a way that tells a story. But as we all know, the mind doesn’t function in a straight manner.

This was a small project that taught me how Amazon and Kindle works. I learned how to format the text and went through edits. Everything that goes into being an indie author. It’s a process that I will use for my full length works once they have been completed.

I will be more active once I have tried home from my honeymoon. I will have more details that I will be able to use. People watching where I’m at has been interesting to say the least. That means that my characters will also end up with some interesting characteristics.

I should get back to the fun of my honeymoon. If you purchase “Encountering the Mind”and you like it, please leave a review and recommend it to others. If you didn’t like it, please be respectful.

Encountering the Mind Published

Last night I got the final edits back and I hit the publish button. It was a little scary. This is my first published work, but I feel that I needed to share it. Another reason that it was nerve wracking to hit that button is because this contains poetry. Poetry is probably one of the hardest things to write just due to the emotions that drive it. It’s more personal than just a short story or even a novel.

Here’s the link:

I had a lot of fun putting this together. It was a journey for me. I know that this is just a stepping stone and can’t wait until I have a full length novel done and out there.

Have a wonderful holiday season. 🙂Image

Almost There

So I am really close in getting my first piece published for the masses. It is going through a quick edit. I have read over it several times and thought that I had caught everything, but when one writes something, they can’t always see the mistakes. I try to see them and yet because I know what it should be, that’s what I see. I am grateful that it’s getting a new pair of eyes on it. Then I’ll make the recommended changes that should be made for the grammar. Not sure about what suggestions there will be otherwise, but I’ll look at them and make the changes if I think that they are the right ones to make. One never really knows.

I am preparing myself for a wonderful Honeymoon that is going to be a blast. It’s something that we have prepared for and planned. I can’t wait to break my camera in some more. (The wedding started breaking it in.)

Christmas is also right around the corner. I have a tree that has decided to grow a mind and throw itself onto the floor. I have cleaned up broken bulbs twice now. Why tree have you decided  now is the time that you want to throw a tantrum? It has been a wonderful tree up until last night. Still trying to guess as to why it is doing this. Anyway, it’s still a beautiful tree.

I had better get back to writing one of my novels. Maybe I’ll be able to get one completed for editing and then be able to actually publish a full length work. We shall see. I am hopeful in that I will be able to get a lot accomplished even while on the Honeymoon.

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