Me Update

Here is a run through of what I have been up to. I feel like I have been slacking off this month because I haven’t finished reading one book on my TBR list, but I think everything else makes up for that.

So I’m still powering through “Sherlock Holmes,” roughly 38% done. It just seems really dry and am not that fired up to get through it because it’s dry.

I’ve been trying to work on “The Price of War” my upcoming historical fiction novel, but not getting far with it.

“Drug Deal” (working title subject to change, a book I’ve placed on the back burner for lack of ideas, has been moved to the forefront. I have written two or three chapters for it so far and still on a roll.

Book 3 in my Legend series, “Shattered,” has been started but not much farther than the first chapter.

Been trying to get college classes started again so I can get my BA. I have been accepted but my financial aid hasn’t gone through yet.

I just revealed my cover for “Naturally Luna.” However, that book is also at a stand still. Stupid characters won’t talk to me like they used to.

Naturally Luna 1

Updated my author website: and that is about it. Aside from watching my TV shows, heck I’m even backed up on them. I am a slacker, but there just aren’t enough hours in the day. pUpside though, I’ve been writing a post a day this month. That is a whole lot better since I started this blog, and better than last month where I missed a few days.

#Research, research, research!

While writing, we authors do a lot of research in order to make sure the information is correct. The thing is, it seems like the research never ends! Every time we turn around it seems like there is even more information than there was two seconds ago. I am currently in the process of writing a WWII historical fiction piece and as it is a very big part of heart I want everything pertaining to the war to be correct. I have buried myself in papers, websites, books, and movies to make sure I have everything I need.

I was on YouTube earlier, completely not thinking about my book or the war, when I found a video about the top ten movies about WWII. Of course I had to check it out, and sadly, most of them I have yet to see. Yes Schindler’s List is first on the list, and everyone has seen The Piano or The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas, but what about In the Darkness? It tells the true story of Leopold Socha, a thief, who saved Jews by moving them through the sewers. This is based on a true story, yet not many people I know of have seen it.

Birthday Weirdness

My birthday is December 23. I (and am sure many others) find it interesting to see who else I share a birthday with. It is kind of cool to know that someone famous was born the same day as you. So I was goofing around and looked it yesterday, and found some cool people, like Alexander I Tsar of Russia. I find that awesome, because I was always a little fascinated with the story of their family.

With the good, also comes the bad. It’s going to happen, but it puts a damper on your birthday if you know you share(d) the day with a notorious serial killer. For instance, I share my birthday with Kurt Meyer aka Panzermeyer. He was an officer in the Waffen-SS. A bad dude to share a birthday with, it could have been worse but still bad.

Then I also noticed a pattern, I could just be crazy and it is a coincidence, but there were also a lot of writers throughout the years born on December 23. I also looked up my cousin’s birthday, to see if a pattern could be fashioned, and he is no musician or politician but there were tons of both on that day (August 29). That is where the pattern fell apart, but I think that if he took better care of himself he could be a good politician.

If our birthday were to depict the type of profession we enter, than I could be a writer or a murderer (among other things). What would you be?

You be Beethoven and  I’ll be Bach,

Courtney M. Wendleton