I can say some of my relationships are long distance and some weren’t easy one of them ended since he said time a part when really it was a break up and the other couldn’t handle a relationship. Now I’m in another and it is easier. He is in the same time zone and country which is awesome. It is way easier since I can call him or text him whenever I’m not working. Communication is my first tip since it is important to be able to communicate if not then might as well not try. Next is plan a time to actually meet up since it is easier knowing you have a time set to see the person. Like dating someone who didn’t tell you an exact time or date to meet was the worst. Schedule time to call each other or video it helps you get through the day knowing you will talk to your favorite person. Trust is also a big tip you have to trust the person you are with or else why are you with them in the first place? Another is find something fun you both enjoying doing together like we play Stardew Valley, Minecraft and Star Wars the Old Republic. And another awesome thing about him is he is a streamer like me so I can stream with him and mod for him when not streaming. Keep things interesting and above all know that in the end it is worth it!!
Sorry for the lack of posts last month was hard since it was my moms birthday which was hard. I have a 4 day weekend coming up so I wanna play more games like Star Wars the Old Republic and work on my books. I had to break away from a certain community since it was wrecking my health and was dealing with a break up. And family stuff I’ve also been adjusting to living with family. My books are being revamped so when it is posted I’ll let you know I’m also on Tiktok and Youtube posting game videos, alcohol and food reviews I also have a discord for my streams!
I have been moving the past few weeks and I’ll be living with another family member. I was so busy for the move I only retweeted the tour stops for my Afterlife blog tour. Here are all the links all together!
So I forgot to post this but I signed a contract for Celene Publishing to publish and translate my books in Greece and some are out now. So if you live in Greece you can pick some up and I’ll list them below!
Hey people Afterlife is out and available to purchase at various retailers. I should have made this post sooner but between working and watching streams I’ve been busy. So here is the stuff about afterlife!
What would you do when the fate of a realm lies on your shoulders?
Lilly finds herself in pure chaos while the realm gets corrupted by evil. Only a few months ago her mother passed away and on top of that Agatha, the new leader of the coven made it her goal to harass her for her ancestry.
Unable to stand up to these challenges, she lets herself get consumed by her grief til the day her father gives her a new purpose – to retrieve the magic stones so she can save the realm of the ever consuming evil. Her vampire soulmate Malachi stands by her side while she learns the shocking truth about her mothers death. Out now!
I HAVE everything I want now. My mom won’t come back to life, but at least I have a place to belong among the vampire Witches. Something evil was coming and we will stop it but it wasn’t always this way, in fact I was lost and drunk. The new Witch leader was a bully, and this is my story of how I stopped her and got my powers even stronger to help my mom’s soul rest.
My mom got sick at an early age, and that was unheard of in Witch history. It all started when she got a headache. She kept getting them and it didn’t stop. She was also losing weight, and no one knew why. She went to the Witch doctors since this was some‐ thing odd no one has ever heard of. It also drained her magic too, another odd thing since we are given unlimited powers over various elements. We never run out ever so this thing must not have been a normal illness. Even curses weren’t this bad. She had it so bad she was admitted to the hospital and stayed there.
The plain hospital beds and ghosts still haunt me to this day. I will never enjoy the smell either since disinfectant won’t be the same. Luxor hospital had its share of ghosts, creatures and spirits passing through. Spirits still are around here though I can feel them on the edge of my consciousness. I could feel but never see since it requires a special stone that I needed in order to even see which will give my powers a kick. I’m powerful but I could be even stronger.
They had a Witch ward that I stayed at with her. They have a separate area for di erent creatures. The Witch ward was my friend since they told me they couldn’t do anything to save her. She was placed in hospice care, and I cried for days. And since I was good with potions and she needed a ton of help, I was one of the only ones helping. Dad helped when he could since he had vampire business to attend to – not the other members though. My phone was never texting stu , but some of the people who bullied her had the nerve to visit. Luckily, one had an alcohol problem and I was able to get her barred from visiting.
I lived in our Witch house while I cared for her and spent the night there. There was a certain useless warlock and his Witch fiancée who didn’t bother. She was also appointed leader since Mom was too sick to help with coven duties. I gave her meds to help but watching her power draining slowly and wasting away was the worst feeling in the world. To make matters worse the ugly bitch leader began throwing her stuff away and never even bothered to ask if I wanted anything. Just took over like she owned the place even went through Mom’s good stuff and kept it for her own. She never even bothered asking me at all. All this was like watching a train wreck right before my eyes. It was discouraging trying spell after spell and having everything fail. I tried every‐ thing and at one point I was afraid of hope. Nurses were there too, and their dark uniforms weren’t reassuring since she was placed in the wing for Witches preparing to die. No one will know how badly it feels to have their mother pass unless it happens to them. Also, as the days passed, she barely moved, barely spoke and barely ate. She even developed bed sores and they smelled horrible when they changed her wounds. They looked and smelled like rotting zombie flesh and the skin looked like candle wax. I even had to help give my mom shots and I hate needles. It was one of the worst times in my life. And yet things were progressing worse and worse until that one day.
The thing about me is I’m also a Witch with an a nity for death. I can tell when someone is dying. And that day I knew it was time for her to go felt like yesterday. I woke up groggy since I stayed at the hospital more. I didn’t see any point in going back to the house because the bitch Agatha was there.
Mom’s blood pressure was dropping, her heartbeat got slower. She was progressing fast and it made my gut wrench even more just watching her fade. And I could feel her soul preparing to leave. Her powers were almost nothing now. Time ran out. I held her hand and so did the rest of the coven too since I called them to see their leader for one last time. Even dad was there crying red tears. Even Vampires cried because they were a bit human.
Her last words to me were, “I will miss you. I’m sorry. I love you. You are the best thing me and your dad had since you were part everything. You have the powers to see the dead. And Vampires will bow to you. The spirits will guide you to avenge me. And the one who did this will pay.” She said before she passed that someone is coming who will change my life. For me to wait until he strikes. I have no idea where to look. She also gave me a special necklace before she passed. A black opal re which is a stone to help with zombies and Vampires. I got it from her hand and the weight of it made me sure. I cried and vowed to avenge her. Rage took over since there was something bugging me. Even during the early days before I poured through books, websites, went to Witch shops to stop it but nothing helped. At all. She was getting skin reaction too and had hives her skin looked itchy and rushed a lot. Her blood pressure was constantly low. And she kept having trouble breathing and wheezed a lot with a swollen tongue and throat. Her pulse became weak and rapid over time, and she was constantly nauseous and would vomit a lot and use the restroom all the time. It kept getting worse and worse each time. Then she passed away after her breathing stopped completely. She looked at Agatha with such hatred that I wondered if it was an illness like they said or something worse. Agatha looked smug and my rage for her burned.
Dad was even surprised to see it and he was also helping me here and there with her care. He was busy with leader stu and I don’t blame him. I was taking care of mom watching her slowly die and everything was on hold. I did wonder if it was really an illness or just bullshit they used to cover something up.
That week was a blur since we had the funeral. My mom’s money was given to me and dad which was a good amount. Then it got worse since the new bitchy leader was o cially introduced to the coven. Agatha Harold was the o cial leader.
Things were good for a bit. Then it got worse since some of them hated my abilities. They all heard how di erent I was. One coven member close to the snobby leader forced me to move my car and got in my face about it. The bitch Helen couldn’t under‐ stand. And I didn’t want her blocking my car since she would park behind me even though she parked in a di erent spot. I didn’t want to ask someone to move their car every time. The bitchy snobby Witches were trying to slowly bully me. The dumb Witch even got in my face and yelled at me saying it was my fault the trash people couldn’t get the trash out. Spitting in my face as she yelled at me trying to make me feel horrible. I even moved the car somewhere else. She got mad over that too just looking for a way to make my life hell. ‘Oh god why did you move it there?’ Well, you were the bitch bullying me over a parking spot. She had an evil sister named Helen Zaas and she was ugly. Dull black hair and glacial blue eyes. She thought she and her sister were hot shits just because of their family and it made me sick.
Then the dumb bitch leader Agatha marries the loser warlock who has no car and no license. Her parents put together a snobby Witch wedding since she is a spoiled bitch who always gets her way. She has it a month later after my mom passes and says she did it all for her like I cared. I was already at my wits end with grief and these Witches acted like it didn’t take a long time to heal from something traumatic. They were insensitive and went out of their way to bully me during a shitty time. They made me feel like absolute shit and anything out of her ugly, volatile mouth would be petty drama.
Not like anything worked. When the dumbasses had the wedding for the horrid leader who was slowly introducing dark magic to the coven like it was no big deal they put the good witches outside as a punishment. At least they gave free booze. It was also done like a warlock wedding as if the witch’s side didn’t matter. Some of the Witches in the coven were already having a slowly dark tint to their magic like a disease. I wasn’t happy over the way they treated the older members either since they tried to put one of them outside and it was hot. Those dipshits even forgot my name there like I didn’t matter. And I got mad and cried since those assholes brought back all those feelings of not being wanted. No one ever understands unless it happens to them. They were so insensitive to me that I went home since I couldn’t stand to be there.
Agatha texted me since apparently according to her I was ruining her wedding. She was bitching about me crying at her reception and that it is the rst thing she sees ignoring the fact that my mom just died. She tried to turn it on me and claimed I stressed out her family. She is lucky I even went since the last thing I wanted to do a month after burying my mom, is to go to a wedding of an evil bitch of a leader. The ugly bitch even had the balls to tell me to move out or leave her alone like she owned the place. Now looking back, I should have killed her before she became an issue.
She was treating me like I was the one causing issues when she was corrupting people’s magic one by one. I feel sorry for the warlock she married since she isn’t cut out for Witch politics, always trying to look strong at my expense. I was also dealing with a sick cat dragon who is now my guardian and always with me and needs my care. Her dumbass husband didn’t drive and he claimed it was because of anxiety. The bitch bullied me just because I live there to pick him up when it wasn’t my job to take care of her husband. One of the days I took him there and that same day the bitch sent me a nasty bitchy text asking why I can’t pick him up when he never asked me in the first place. The husband is a bully too. She called me lazy and selfish because I didn’t want to go out of my way to help her with her husband. She thinks she is all that just because she took my mom’s position as leader. I think she wanted to take her position for a while, and out of all the coven members I was one of the only ones who didn’t kiss her ass. And she threatened my pet’s life by saying she will take her outside. Her husband even stepped in as if I should be nice to his ugly wife and asked me to apologize to her for calling her names. The douche took my work and witch stuff and held it over my head like a douche. That day I almost set his ass on re since he was dangling it over my head since the bastard was taller than me. I wanted him to die. He had no right to touch my stuff . Only took another member for the ugly bully to listen. And his pants were set ablaze since I couldn’t control it. He nally backed down and looked at me with fear.
I called her names since she was threatening to put my cat dragon to sleep this time. And the ugly Witch even laid a hand on me The last straw came when she took my mom’s herbs and the stuff I paid for and did not even bother to ask me if it was okay. I had to leave the horrible place since they were wrecking my already fragile mental health. Ever since Mom passed things haven’t been the same. She was my rock and voice of reason now she is gone. Her passing means the coven members thought they could just bully me without consequences. Agatha even has repeatedly said I was the issue and I should stop starting stuff . They are the worst witches I’ve ever dealt with. I moved to a Witch apartment away from them. They tried to act like victims one too many times and will do anything and everything to bring someone down. The happiest moment was me leaving for good. She was a low level Witch anyway. My cat dragon has to be put to sleep since the bitches’ pet carried fleas and it killed her. She took the creatures body, too after she passed. I wondered why since I thought she was a good but lazy Witch. There are the bad Witches and there are the good ones and some in the middle. Bad ones use creature parts or blood. Another reason to leave since I had a shitty feeling Mom’s death was no accident since Agatha constantly went against everything mom tried to do to steer us in the right direction. After she passed, a lot of the members would gather with her to perform secret rituals I was excluded from. It wasn’t looking like a normal coven but about the bitchy leader and her drama. I nally left the coven at age 22. I was done with them bossing me around and all the ghts made me sick. I caught Agatha trying to steal my mom’s spell book and blasted her for it. This book couldn’t get into her shitty hands
I’m going to be working on book 16 which is the last AngelWitch book in the series and after that is out I plan on releasing a boxed set of AngelWitch books 1-6 and it will even include Vampire Witches Mina and Lilly! I want to make the boxed set a hard cover so there is plans. I still have the Scarlet Summers series and a few other projects in the Queue!
Introducing Save the Cat!®Story Cards, consisting of Save the Cat! Beat Cards and Save the Cat! Scene Cards, all designed to outline and develop your story.
Save the Cat! Beat Cards
Crack your story from the “Opening Image” to the “Final Image.” Save the Cat!® Beat Cards provide writers with the 15 key plot points to map out your script or novel. Every set contains 15 individual index cards with helpful explanations of each beat to form the foundation of your story.
Save the Cat! Scene Cards
Every scene of your story needs to communicate “place,” “basic action,” “emotional transformation,” and “outcome.” The Save the Cat!® Scene Cards help writers nail the purpose of every scene. Each set of cards contains 40 color-coded cards broken down by act, with 10 extra cards because we know you’ll need them.
Once Save a Cat had these story cards I knew I had to try them out. I love using them for stories since it has all the points discussed in the book. I loved the book since it went over how to plot a story and for my example I use the hero/heroine arc more than anything. They have beat cards where you can write down all the various beats to your novel and they also have the scene cards. Both are helpful for outlining your novel. It is actually fun to use these cards since it is like using them to outline your novel. They are very helpful in helping you plot out the story since it goes through these various beat cards: OPENING IMAGE, THEME STATED, SETUP, CATALYST, DEBATE, BREAK INTO 2, B STORY, FUN AND GAMES, MIDPOINT, BAD GUYS CLOSE IN, ALL IS LOST, DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL, BREAK INTO 3, FINALE, and the final image. They also have scene cards with location, moment, the emotional change and you can even put the conflict with the good guy and the obstacle. These are very helpful for breaking down a novel and I loved using them to help me plot Afterlife. These pretty much lay the foundation for your book and help you outline using the Save a Cat book plan. For a more detailed review I’ll link the book review here: https://jessicasamuelsauthor.com/2020/05/02/save-the-cat-writes-a-novel-book-review/
I suggest you use them both to help you outline your novel. I would definitely recommend them since they help you thoroughly outline your book. Everything you ever need to write and outline a novel is in these cards. I definitely plan on using them for future books when I plan my novels. I’ve finished two chapters of Afterlife, and I’m trying to take my time with this. I hope you enjoyed the review and I will see you in the next post.
I did my first writing stream on January 29th and it was fine. It was harder then I though to type it up but I had no issues planning it out and talking over the worlds. However, the writing flows better when I write it by hand so if I do another stream it might be me typing it up since to stream I have to have more to talk about since writing isn’t exactly interactive. It will also be a rough draft which is the first part of the process. Finishing is another story but in order to do that I’ll need to carve out time to write. I want to do this full time and stream full time. This is my journey unlike any other. I’ll be streaming the process here and there and writing about it on my website. The concept of Afterlife came about since my mom passed and you will see the character going through the grieving process. No one will really understand unless it happens to them. When I wrote more it also took a life of it’s own since I recently learned about Dungeons and Dragons and Minecraft. So this book will be more fantasy then others. This is hard work really and something few people understand. There will be more articles to come!
As you know my mom died of cancer. It sucks and it effects peoples lives drastically. So my friend Tori is having a fundraiser to raise money for people affected by cancer. I loved that since it is near and dear to my heart.
Besides it being my birthday I have been publishing Mina’s Vampire Mate to the rest of the platforms. I am also on vacation since I have needed a break to focus on me and my stuff. I am working on AngelWitch book 6 and Afterlife which is one of the books in my Vampire Witch series. You will see Mina in it since she will play a part in the last AngelWitch book.
I also plan on streaming games like Phasmophobia, Among Us, Dead by Daylight. The Sims 4 and other games.