The Stories in my Head
Carey's Random Thoughts
October 6, 2020
The world has not turned right side up yet. It's been six months since the world shut down. Some people have chosen to throw caution to the wind and bet their lives on the idea that this is all a hoax. Others have been frightened into reclusiveness. This environment is just not conducive to creativity. All I can say is hang in there. Do what you have to do to be safe. Make sure you tell your loved ones how much you love them.
June 24, 2020
The world has turned upside down. The unthinkable is here. The world shut down for two month and now the "essential" are sacrificed to the needs of the fortunate. Everyone had to slow down and look around at the world they created. Some became humble while others became restless. Amidst this catastrophe a mirror has been held to the faces of many and the backlash has been heavy. Its been very difficult to day dream during this down time. Its been hard to dream completely. There's too much reality hitting us all in the face. I cry daily as the feeling of helplessness and lost consume me. Our world is in utter chaos and at this point we dont know if it will ever be the same. It surely doesn't feel like it.
February 21, 2020
One of the worst feelings is after you submit your work and you wait for feedback. UGH! Do they like it? Do they hate it? Only time will tell. UGH! Banging my head against the wall as I wait.
Waiting! Waiting! Waiting! Did I mention, waiting!!
February 17, 2020
(Rubs forehead) I know I've had random thoughts in the past year. Has it been that long since I told you something random? I can't believe it's been this long since I've said anything. I can truly say my life has been crazy. If you follow my blog you can see why. As I watched this child snarf down their noodles I realized that I hadn't said anything random in a long time. I finished PCOP, and I'm now working on Letting Go. At the same time I'm working on Scorned. Vonda came burning in my mind one day. As I started conversing with Vonda I saw a picture of Ivan and I asked her to tell me more about him. Vonda's so hurt, she's in such an abusive relationship that I feel like I need to be with her. Getting eye contact with this woman is difficult. I'm hoping to tell her story quickly, but that seems to always be the plan. It just never seems to work out that way. We'll see.
Why didn't anyone tell me that Atlanta was so fun? Rolling On The Floor Laughing For Real!
FOAS (Face Of A Stranger) releases tomorrow, after you download yours, tell a friend to do the same.
March 15, 2019
I know! I know I fell off. No random thoughts shared. No musings. I've had to make a lot of adjustments in my personal life. That hasn't left me with much time to day dream. BUT!!! I'm here today. Yesterday was my "Random Thoughts" Anniversary! YAY! Of course I will continue to be random. I'm still working on PCOP, but that illustrates how busy my life has been. Hopefully I'll get close to the end soon. Meanwhile, I'm trying to see the Madea funeral movie. But I'm glued to this spot on my bed.
A car without gasoline will not run, so make sure you keep the windshield wiper blades fresh.
November 16, 2018
LITS releases on Tuesday 11/20. The nervousness each time I release a new book. I hope you like it. Now that it's up and ready for release on eBook. I can look into other things.
There are Wallace's and Cardell's in LITS... that's all I'm going to say about that.
October 19, 2018
Preparation for the release of LITS has begun. I cant wait for everyone to read it. I hope everyone enjoys Jasper and Lyla's story just like the rest.
I have a big head!
October 8, 2018
So I've decided to release LITS next. FOAS is just not ready and needs a lot of work before it will be ready. Meanwhile, I'm constantly thinking about PCOP. All this thinking without writing is not my idea of fun. So many errands and no time to rest. Pretty soon we will be able to buckle down. Looking forward to it.
If you chew up a peanut it won't taste like peanut butter, it will taste like a peanut mixed with your saliva. You're welcome.
August 26, 2018
I was just thinking... what will I be remembered for? In the end I would love to be remembered for the love I've shown. More than likely I'll e remembered for this... a. LOL!
I wrote a song about it, wanna hear it, here it go! I wanna be remembered for the love I've shown. But you'll remember me for being random... IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!
July 30, 2018
Never take it for granted when someone loves you. It hurts when you take their love for granted, and it's not reciprocated. The day you realize they stopped loving you will hurt more than you thought it would.
Don't write songs about it later either. Cause Keke does not love you!
July 3, 2018
Looking Into The Sun can cause blindness... so just don't do it. LOL!
I still dont have an appropriate ending for LITS! UGH!
June 18, 2018
Books and movies, that's how I cope with reality. How about you?
Everything has its season, everything has it's time. Show me a reason and I'll soon show you a rhyme... Got to find my corner... OF THE SKY!!!!
June 14, 2018
Ahem! Incredibles 2 comes out tomorrow!!! That is all!
Well go watch it of course!
June 2, 2018
Yay! Yay! It's back! They're back! They're talking! It's happening! It is happening! Not going to over think it.
Yay spelled backwards is still a celebration in a word.
May 18, 2018
"Sometimes you have to cover your ears, ignore the noise, and embrace the silence." I said that three years ago and I still stand behind that statement. When you spent a life with most people screaming at you, its best to unplug and enjoy a place where noise doesn't exist.
"Whispers are always more effective than screams. They require more focus." ~ Carey Anderson
May 11, 2018
Like I posted on IG, "Can You Feel It? Can You Feel It? CAN YOU FEEL IT? So now the story's coming to me. YAY! YAY!
This post has been brought to you from the pure joy of inspiration.... carry on.
May 8, 2018
Black Panther was released on DVD today and next week on the 15th it will be available on Blu-Ray. Can I just say, it's Tuesday night. I'm not feeling the void so much right now. New title and new direction. YAY! Let me kick this story out before I lose my mojo again.
What if the Hanky Panky really is what it's all about????
April 29, 2018
(BANGS HEAD ON WALL!!!!!) AVENGERS, Infinity War was like reading the Together We Are Strong series after only reading At Last and No Regrets. I've never seen any of the Dr. Strange, Thor, or Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Oh and I didn't see Age of Ultron either. I felt out of the loop. Most importantly the ending... (BANGS HEAD ON WALL SOME MORE!!!!)
Look both ways when you cross the street.
April 26, 2018
I met him! Met him! I'm besides myself with excitement and it was a week ago. EJD's the BEST! He was friendly, he was patient, and he was kind. He signed my favorites book, and he chatted with me. I've been watching as many interviews of his as I can. Checkout my blog for ramblings about the best day EVER!
Yesterday I woke up thinking about stuffed animals.
April 15, 2018
Sitting on bed staring at my keyboard. Procrastination at it's finest. I should be writing or editing. What am I doing? You wanna know? You really wanna know? I'm watching videos of Beyonce at Coachella yesterday. Can you believe that while I was having dinner in the city with my love she was blowing people's mind with her performance that paid tribute to HBCU's? Everytime she stands still and looks around, I think about Michael Jackson when he called it sizzling. See how I'm off into another place, the place of being entertained instead of entertaining.
I need to get moving on something. I've been on break over a month now. The longest break I've ever taken in 5 years. Normally the story burns inside of me until I put it on paper. You seen what happened last month though. I had to throw it all away. So now I'm waiting to start over.
MEANWHILE! EJD's newest release comes out TUESDAY! I feel like Norbit, "TUESDAY! TUESDAY! TUESDAY! TUESDAY! TUESDAY! TUESDAY! TUESDAY!" I cant wait for the day when someone feels like that about my work. When you have thousands hovering over their computers and physical bookstores dying to get their hands on your latest book.
Kelp makes your mouth feel like you took a tablespoon of salt. I NEED WATER!
March 28, 2018
DAG NABIT! It's happening AGAIN! Um, I think this thought is worthy of a blog. Going to my blog to work this thought out. Until we meet again. I'll add the link to the blog post for this random thought in just a moment. Click Here
Running from feelings makes me write as well.
March 20, 2018
Earlier today I thought of something AMAZING to share with you. Something to tickle your side just a little. Then I had to wait until I got home to post it. By the time I got here I forgot. It was going to be FUNNY! I'll have to think of it tomorrow. Next time I will write it down. Yes! Next time I'll write it down. Good night!
Apparently I obsess over people... (Coughs) M'Baku! That is all!
March 17, 2018
So I was reading my December 2017 blog post about the finale to the Wallace and Latour Saga. I made myself laugh as I read my summation of the finale. Check it out:
So you want to know what you can expect in this finale? You remember what happened that time in Present right? What Comes Next is exactly that! In a nutshell 🥜 here's what happens in the finale. Not necessarily in this order:
People grow up!
Malcolm goes off!
Cars blow up!
New people are born!
People are smart!
Darryl makes you laugh! "Goo Goo Ga Ga!"
People are dumb!
People are emotional! (Not just Tracy and Lanie)
People get together!
People break up!
People let go and move on!
What Comes Next
Season 2 of the
Together We Are Strong series.
Now that you've read it, wouldn't you agree? LOL! That's about it.
I want some peach upside down cake. I think I'm going to make it. Kiss my diet GOODBYE!
March 16, 2018
One of my Beta Readers and I have been talking over the past few days about the final version of the finale of my series. I think sometimes I take it for granted that my Beta Readers know where I'm going with details that I insert the stories. My beta readers let me know if I've written something worth reading. Their reactions are so crucial to my entire process. I am forever grateful for them.
GO SEE BLACK PANTHER! M'BAKU AND I THANK YOU!
March 14, 2018
I like to laugh, I actually feel like there aren't enough opportunities to laugh. I WISH I was as funny as Darryl! Between my brother and my sister I do get to have regular laughs though. They are hilarious! Just thought I'd share something random with you.
Did you know I have inspiration boards on Pinterest? I've used a picture of a Black Panther to represent Malcolm since the beginning. I'm waiting for an actor to surface who could embody Malcolm for me (us).
Come back soon, I may have something else random to say at another time.
GO SEE BLACK PANTHER! M'BAKU AND I THANK YOU!