Even in darkness.

Good morning loves, it’s so very early but I just can’t sleep, which means I need to write.

I would just like to point out to everyone that your life is yours, and no one should be telling you how to live it. If you feel a certain way about something such as where you live, who your with, what job you want, or anything. Even if people tell you it’s wrong or it’s bad for you. In The end your never really gonna know until you go through whatever it is. You mind will always wonder if your body never does. 

Once you have went through whatever it was, if it was good for you.. That’s fantastic! Embrace your new changes, don’t rub it in people’s faces that you were right, just keep your new positive and move forward…

If it was bad, don’t let people’s reactions of your new decisions break you, even if people say I told you so, dont listen to them. Don’t let life get you down just because of one mistake. Because now that you have went through whatever it was you have learned not to let whatever it was break you again. 

Life is one crazy ride, but you can do it if you keep your self positive even in darkness. 

Have a great day merfolk. – Shelby

Be Kind.

Between work and everything going on in my home life it seems like I don’t even have time for writing down my thoughts anymore which sucks because writing has always been something that has helped me in situations when talking never could. It’s like putting my thoughts into words is so much more easy than actually speaking them.

The positives in my life come back and fourth in waves, but here lately it seems like its that way for everybody and not just me. So, just so everyone knows, your not alone.

Everyone is fighting a battle that you know nothing about so make sure that you are always kind to people. I can’t stress that enough to people. Some people don’t even show when they are truly unhappy. They will just go about there day, because they don’t want to be a bother to people.

Tip for the day: Say something positive to someone you don’t know. You never know if it could be just what they needed to hear.

Have a goodnight merfolk. – Shelby

Changes.

Time has a way of changing things.. and when I say things I mean everything. Life, the people your around, the jobs you work, the things that are important to you, the things that are going to be in your life forever. They all change. Lately my life has been pretty crazy with change. Lucky for me, my changes have all been pretty positive.

My friends list has grown smaller, but I feel like the important people are still here, because each of them make me happy, and I can be my complete self around. 

My love life has finally become a breath of fresh air thanks to this man I found who has helped my happiness stay at a higher level. Which is very important.

I just got recently promoted at my job, so a few minor changes have happened there but nothing to stressful.

My release date for book two has been pushed back but don’t worry, I have lots of new ideas in store for you guys! Things are going to be great. 

I’m sorry I haven’t been able to keep you all as updated as I should. I promise to do better. My love for you all will never change. Thanks again for your continued support. 

Good evening Merfolk. – Shelby

Don’t lose hope yet.

Lately my life has been a bit crazy. Not the bad crazy though! The good kind. The kind that makes you feel alive. 

I’m sorry that I haven’t done a very good job of keeping the followers of TheSirenStone that updated but I have lots of good things in store for you all. 

I have so many ideas, that I just need to make a move and put into place, and believe me. I will. 

Don’t give up on me yet Merfolk. 

– Shelby

Live your life.

People will always be the ones to judge you in life. It could be your friends, coworkers or even your own family.

 You may love your job, but to them it’s just a waste of time. You make love your house, but to them it may not be in the right part of town. You may love your partner and are finally happy in life, but to them you could do better..

But let me tell you something coming straight from Shelby here… STOP LETTING PEOPLES OPINIONS RUN YOUR LIFE. 

If you lived your entire life based on other peoples opinions on how you should live it, then your not really living YOUR life are you, your living the one they are creating for you.

Be your own person, work where you want to work, live where you wanna live, be with who you wanna be with, get that tattoo, move, splurge on yourself when you can, eat the food you want, buy the clothes you want. Live for you.

Rant over. Good day Merfolk. – Shelby

Little Things…

Finally I have found my happiness. It didn’t come in the form of books, tv shows, makeup, painting, or writing. Even though I love all of those things my happiness came in the form of a person. A person who has been in my life forever, but I’m just now realizing has been right in front of my face the whole time.

So just a little advice from me to you, don’t overlook the things or people you think are just little things. In the end it may just be everything you wanted and needed in my life. 

Goodnight Merfolk – Shelby

Get ready for ADVENTURE. 

So many adventures have been going on in my life lately I’m not sure if I even know where to start with all of it. I try so hard to get my feelings out into words, but it always seems like I wait until last minute to do anything. 

Take my book two for example. It goes on sale October 1st and I’m not even near done with it. I’ll get there but just in in the nick of time. 

Lately I have been trying to wrap my head around lots of things, things im not used to but I thank God for daily. The first being my boyfriend. Lately he has been my encouragement for almost everything in life. I can come to him stressed about a problem and he can make me feel like I am crazy for being stressed about something so small. He makes me feel happy and protected. He always lets me know how he feels and I crave his opinions. It’s like my life was so constant and routine before I met him, but he helped me out of my shell and I think our friendship of 7 years before we ever dated helped that.

The second is my job and coworkers. I have never worked at a place where I have felt so at home and at peace with everyone. I love what I do, and the people I get to surround myself with everyday more than anyone will ever know. I went through so many jobs where I was unhappy or dealing with people who were always fighting or had something to say and now I’m just at a place where I am happy and content and hope to stay there for a long time.

The third is my best friend Lacey. I just don’t know where I would be without her constant guidance in my life. When my boyfriend can’t help, my bestfriend can. She’s my motivation, she sees things way before I see them and I’m forever greatful of that. 

The fourth is a tiny adventure I can’t quite share with you guys yet but trust me, when I do your gonna be just as blown away as I am. 

Thank you all for your continued support in everything I do. 

Love you. Have a great day Merfolk. – Shelby

Waves of life.

My happiness lately has been coming in waves, so I’m sorry if I have confused anyone with some of my more recent post. I think about writing when something is going on in my life, so it’s really not as chaotic as it seems in words. 

As the time for my second book gets closer and closer I get nervous, and so I write all these blog post when really I should be working on my book. lol Story of my life I guess.

Keeping you guys updated for real though is one of my favorite things to do. Getting out all of my pent up feelings is really calming.. If that’s even the right word. Thank God for the few people keeping me sane lately.. Idk where I would be without you all. 

In the life of Shelby, something new happens everyday. I hope to be able to actual get into more detail later but for now just know I’m good! 👍🏻

Love you. Have a great day Merfolk! – Shelby

Deep Breath. Now Breathe.

The best feeling in the world is the feeling of taking a deep breath and letting it out slow. Especially when you have been fighting for something for a long time and you finally have accomplished it.

I’ve been having that feeling a lot lately.. Especially when I’m around one person in particular. 

When I’m around him it’s like a breath that I have needed to take from being underwater for to long, like my soul just kinda looked at him and was like “Oh there you are, I’ve been looking for you”, a feeling of peace comes from him. 

Just pure happiness I wanted to share. Never take things for granted. Never give up on something you really want. 

Have a good day Merfolk. – Shelby

Author Q&A. (The Siren Stone) 

I have finally compiled some of the questions I have recieved on my Twitter/Website/Blog and put them all here so I can answer them for you guys.

So here goes nothing…

What were you like at school? – Back when I was in school I was a really social person. I had all kinds of friends. It was once I got out of school that a barely talked to anyone. My friends list became smaller once I graduated.

Were you good at English? – I was never really good at English until I got in college where I really became more interested in it. 
What are your ambitions for your writing career? – I never really thought I could write a book. It just kind of happened one day. Some dreams I was having I just kind of made reality on paper, all because I was mad.
Which writers inspire you? – JK Rowling, and Kira Cass were always always favorites of mine. 
So, what have you written? (*Include books, novellas, short stories, poems, blogs, awards or anything of interest.)  – So far the only things I have written are one of the series books and blogs. 
Where can we buy or see them? – You can currently purchase the book wherever books are sold and my blog is located on sirenstoneshelby@wordpress.com
Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special? – My current main Characters are Aspen who is special because he is the one who is hearing the music and finds the other half of the mermaids stone. The other character is Sophia who is the mermaid the book revolves around. 
What are you working on at the minute? – currently I am working on book two and three of the siren stone series.

Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book? – This is a hard one because all of my characters are my actual friends so I would have to find someone who looks like them. 
How much research do you do? – The only research I have done is a little more into mermaids.
When did you decide to become a writer? – Like I said before I didn’t think it would happen. It just kinda did.
Why do you write? – writing brings me to a place no one else can.
What made you decide to sit down and actually start something? – I became mad at a boy for two weeks. I started writing about him to help me get over the fact that I was mad.
Do you write full-time or part-time? – just whenever I can really.
Where do the your ideas come from? – my friends, and my life.
Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you? – normally I just pick up where I left off. 🙂
What is the hardest thing about writing? – the hardest thing for me is since my characters are based on my friends, the “friends” I don’t talk to anymore that are still in the story.
How long on average does it take you to write a book? – depends on my mood.
Do you ever get writer’s Block? – Yessssss!
Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block? – I wish! If you think of any let me nbke!
How do you relax? – coffee
What is your favourite positive saying? –  choose happiness.

What advice would you give to aspiring writers? – you got this! If I can do it. You can do it.

Thank you guys so much for all your support.

Good evening Merfolk – Shelby