The Next is Up to You

10404526_288011414706587_7250011112143809633_nHello folks. It is very hard to believe that July is drawing to a close. With its end, the school season begins again, causing all sorts of crazy thing to happen. This is the first summer since college that I’ve had “off.” It’s not been much of a break with all of the turmoil and chaos, but nonetheless, I wasn’t working. That has recently changed, I’m happy to say.

The last episode of the Stages of Chaos is coming up very soon, aptly titled OVERCOMING. I sincerely hope that if you watched the series, you were encouraged. Working through the stages myself has been challenging, exhausting, and a tremendous learning experience; one I do not care to relive if at all possible. I will post to my blog when it airs.

10359539_278228029018259_8015382910982789449_nSo, what happens now? Honestly, I’m not sure what topics I’d like to explore. I’ll be starting back with Willow Cross for our radio show soon, which I’m sure will open up lots of topics. However, I find it useful to ask others what they want to talk about. This is your chance. I know life is busy and it’s hard to say how many people even read my blog, but nonetheless, I’m giving you the chance to tell me what you want. Tell me what you want me to research and talk about. After all, it’s not all about me. It’s about you, the viewer… the fan… the reader… the friend.

You make a suggestions one of two ways. You can reply to this blog post or you can contact me directly at http://traceeford.com. I sincerely hope I hear from you. Until then, have a blessed day!

Tracee Ford’s Stages of Chaos: Resolve

 

Hello folks. Thursday night the sixth stage of Chaos was posted on my youtube channel. We’re almost done with the series. I truly hope that anyone who has watched it has been helped by it. Working through those stages as I’ve produced the show has been a challenge for me. But, how can you present a point of view if you haven’t lived through it yourself?

Peace to you and have a great rest of your day!

Stages of Chaos: Depression

Depression is a very horrible place to be. It is consuming and horrifying. It makes things look worse than they sometimes are. Depression is the hardest stage of Chaos to get through. It’s what I call the “turning point” stage. This is the stage where you are going to find out just how strong you are and how strong others around you are. It’s the weeding out phase of the journey. I sincerely hope this helps you whatever you may be going through.

Stages of Chaos: Making Sense of the Rage

Hi everyone. I’ve miss you :)

Today I am posting the first three videos in the Stages of Chaos Series from my Youtube channel. I felt led to do this because in April my life was significantly impacted by chaos. The best way for me to work through such things is to learn about ways to overcome what I’m being faced with. I figured if I felt like that, surely others must feel that way also. I feel like my pain can help someone else who might be going through a similar situation. I also feel like these stages are sound, even if I did coin them myself. I am not a scientist, but I have a pretty good grasp on the human condition. I understand what it’s like to feel like you are facing darkness with no way out. So, that is where this series came from; my own darkness.

There is so much more I’d like to say, but I can’t at this point. When the time is right and I am permitted to expound upon what brought all of this on, I will share it with you. Someone out there may benefit from my story. In fact, I have considered writing a book about what is happening. I think it would be a great story: corruption, politics, hate, revenge, the main character being forced to make difficult choices just because of someone else’s thirst for power and control. It’s got all of the components of a best seller. So, perhaps that is why all of this has happened. Perhaps I am meant to tell the story, exposing those hiding behind their shallow morals and weak ethics, doing harm all in the name of what they say is right. We shall see, I suppose.

IMG_20140625_140946_100I am not working outside of the home, in case you haven’t figured that out by now. I am relaxing this summer, even though that wasn’t what others had planned for me. I think the ultimate plan was for me to be sitting in a corner crying somewhere, losing my mind as well as all of my worldly possessions. Trust me, I’ve had my share of crying since April, but here’s the thing people may not know about me. I am driven, I am strong, and most of all, I have faith. What was meant to destroy me has only made me more determined and has brought me back to a spiritual place where I can get close to my Creator. I guess you could say, the plan backfired for those who meant to do harm to me, at least that is how it looks from where I’m standing.

I take comfort in the fact that all things, even if completed in the dark, always comes to light. Even though things can appear a certain way on the surface, there’s always a deeper, even more sinister plan sometimes. Those actors in that play will be exposed. I am waiting for that to happen. That will help me move through the next to the last stage of chaos, resolve. Understand, I’m not revenge thirsty, but when someone maliciously puts a plan together to cripple me, my natural response is to fight. And that, my friends, is who I am. I was raised a fighter and I will always fight for injustice… okay, so that’s a little dramatic (now I do sound like Wonder Woman). Still, the basis is the same; I will not stand by and allow someone to run me over or try to destroy who I am and what I’ve worked for. I will admit my faults and seek repentance, but the accusers are often just as guilty as the person being accused. They are called hypocrites. They hide behind that shield of goodness and put on that innocent smile, but inside they are hollowed out and selfish. They are overconfident, pious, and proud. Guess what usually happens to those types of people? They fall… hard!

I am taking classes this summer to stay busy and there is a part-time job on the horizon as well as a possible full time job. Where those opportunities lie will remain close me; have to keep some people guessing. No, I won’t make a lot of money, but if the loss of my job has taught me anything it is that money doesn’t equal happiness. That is a lesson I will take with me forever. Even the most awful situations have a positive lesson to be learned, as I’ve said many times.

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Jayme Ronan

For those of you wondering what is happening with me in the publishing world, there is nothing coming right away. The second book in the Between Worlds Series was submitted for edits, but I don’t look for it to be out until the latter part of this year or the early part of next. The third book in the series is being co-authored by Jayme Ronan. So, when my classes are finished we’ll be hitting that book hard.

I also want to make you aware that I have deleted my “book” pages from Facebook. This means that there is no active page for The Fine LineIdolum, or Through Glass Darkly. All announcements regarding my books will come through my Facebook author page, http://www.facebook.com/AuthorTraceeFord.

There have also been issues with people trolling my Facebook’s personal account as well as my page, so I am becoming very picky as to who I friend and have made several announcements about spies who have been watching my page for the purposes of doing harm to me (not physically, but emotionally, i.e., creating more problems for me in the work force). I won’t tolerate my life being put under a microscope. Even though I am an author, I expect some personal respect and space.

I have also deleted my LinkedIn profile. I have restricted various components on my Facebook accounts as well. I never thought I would have to amp up that kind of privacy.

The second issue of Jungle of Dreamin’ is coming out July 1st. This quarter’s featured authors include M.R. Joseph, Kaprice Potter, and Meaghan Fisher.

So, I think I’m done ranting. Please, enjoy the Stages of Chaos Series. I’ll post the rest of the installments as they air. Have a great day followers, readers, and fans! Remember to dream big and no matter what you do, be WONDERFUL at it!

SHOCK

DENIAL, FEAR, SURVIVAL

ANGER & RESENTMENT

Silver Lining Events: Kaprice Potter’s Fantabulous Release Day Party!

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Tomorrow night we will be partying to celebrate Kaprice Potter’s debut release! Her party link is https://www.facebook.com/events/714910358550459

She is up and running on my my website and has been featured not only on my blog, but also on my  Google+ page. Look for her also in the next issue of Jungle of Dreamin’  coming in July.

I want to personally thank her for using Silver Lining Events to make her celebration SPARKLE!

Author PicBio :

Kaprice Potter began reading romance at a young age, starting with Anne of Green Gables.  Swooning over the story of Anne and Gilbert, she dreamed of someday marrying a man that would be her best friend.

Now living in rural Minnesota with her husband and three children, she still likes to lose herself in those stories, and she has started writing them as well.  And as a mother to young boys, she alternates between fear that they will be the bad boys every girl dreams of, and hope that she will be able to teach them that romance is not only in fiction.

Author Links :

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/KapricePotter

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/29946263-kaprice-potter

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KapPotter

Website: http://kapricepotter.blogspot.com

Book Links :

Goodreads  : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22072098-braided-strings?from_search=true

Amazon : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1499105622/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Barnes and Noble  : http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/braided-strings-kaprice-potter/1119461541?ean=2940149408528

Braided StringsBraided Strings Synopsis :

CARA WYATT fell in love with her best friend.

She’d been afraid to share her feelings with him, until one day, when an impulsive decision gave them the opportunity at a relationship that they’d been denying for years…

 DELANEY BLAKE was in love with Cara from the moment he met her. 

He knew she relied on him, but Cara didn’t realize he relied on her just as much. However, he had plans. A strict outline of what his future should be, and he was determined to make them happen.

When Delaney was faced with having to choose between her and his future, he panicked, and Cara pushed him away believing it was better than facing potential rejection.

More than a year later, she has to risk facing that rejection, and even worse, anger for the SECRETS she kept from him when it all fell apart…

Silver Lining Events presents Kaprice Potter

Silver Lining Events is hosting another online event for talented author, Kaprice Potter. Her party link is https://www.facebook.com/events/714910358550459

The date is set for June 19th at 5 p.m. CST.

She is featured on my website. She will also be on my Google+ page, my author page on Facebook, Silver Lining Event’s page on Facebook, and will be spotlighted in Jungle of Dreamin’ in July’s issue. Her event will also be advertised on Sparkling Promos on my YouTube channel on June 11th and 18th at 8 p.m. EST.

Author PicBio :

Kaprice Potter began reading romance at a young age, starting with Anne of Green Gables.  Swooning over the story of Anne and Gilbert, she dreamed of someday marrying a man that would be her best friend.

Now living in rural Minnesota with her husband and three children, she still likes to lose herself in those stories, and she has started writing them as well.  And as a mother to young boys, she alternates between fear that they will be the bad boys every girl dreams of, and hope that she will be able to teach them that romance is not only in fiction.

Author Links :

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/KapricePotter

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/29946263-kaprice-potter

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KapPotter

Website: http://kapricepotter.blogspot.com

Book Links :

Goodreads  : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22072098-braided-strings?from_search=true

Amazon : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1499105622/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Barnes and Noble  : http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/braided-strings-kaprice-potter/1119461541?ean=2940149408528

Braided StringsBraided Strings Synopsis :

CARA WYATT fell in love with her best friend.

She’d been afraid to share her feelings with him, until one day, when an impulsive decision gave them the opportunity at a relationship that they’d been denying for years…

 DELANEY BLAKE was in love with Cara from the moment he met her. 

He knew she relied on him, but Cara didn’t realize he relied on her just as much. However, he had plans. A strict outline of what his future should be, and he was determined to make them happen.

When Delaney was faced with having to choose between her and his future, he panicked, and Cara pushed him away believing it was better than facing potential rejection.

More than a year later, she has to risk facing that rejection, and even worse, anger for the SECRETS she kept from him when it all fell apart…

 

Silver Lining Events Presents MR Joseph’s Cover Reveal Party & Blog Tour

First I want to thank MR Joseph for choosing Silver Lining Events to coordinate her Cover Reveal Party & Blog Tour. This is no ordinary cover reveal either. It’s a party! We are going to have games and lots of fun! There’s also a blog tour connected with the event so that thousands of people can be reached for this SPARKLING event. The event is up on Facebook and is public so all you have to do is click the link and join the awesomeness!

June 11th at 8 p.m. EST

https://www.facebook.com/events/525901120868888/?ref_notif_type=like&source=1

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And what’s next for Ms. Joseph? Her release day party! MORE TO COME ON THAT!!!!

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