Archives

WORDS on WORDS by, Author Ellie Pulikonda.

 

Today’s Word: Letting Go

 

I’d be the first to admit that I’m a worrier who anguishes over small things to the point that it interferes with my sleep and my health.  Again and again, I remind myself that “this” is what it is, I can’t change it, and I need to quit reframing it and endlessly trying to get to a different outcome.

Alas, I’m preaching to the ‘choir’ when I do this.  I know that I can’t make a dent in the problem but I can seldom segue from acknowledging that reality to being able to actually let it go.  Whether the question is enormous, like what is this world coming to, or simply looms large on my personal radar screen, like why do I have to watch out for all those careless drivers every time I go to the grocery store, I obsess.  ‘It’s not fair!’  or some permutation of that thought is my usual mental response and I chew on it endlessly.

 

 

As an antidote to all this obsessing, I’ve decided to learn to take deep breaths, focus on improving my own thoughts and actions to the extent I can, and letting the rest go.  Well, I’ve decided that.  Now I only have to put it into practice and hold onto the practice until it becomes second nature.  We’ll see how well it works.

Until Next Time!

Ellie Pulikonda, Writer/Author

 

Advertisements

WORDS ON WORDS ~ By Ellie

 

Image result for Copyfree Images quotes of my new book

.

TODAYS WORD?   WORDS!

My novel, Willa, is written. All two hundred and twelve pages of my manuscript are covered in words. Now comes the hard part: re-writing to tighten phrases, eliminate redundancy, facilitate the flow, check spelling, grammar, and syntax, and make it a good read.

Words have been a lifelong love of mine. Even as a small child I loved hanging around words to see what they had to say. I was the brat who aced every vocabulary test, won every spelling bee and cheered when essays were assigned.

The tendency for a lover of words is to see every word of their own writing as perfect, precise, apt, and immovable. Removing words I have written down is almost as painful as having a splinter removed (and just as necessary).

.

Image result for Copyfree images quotes of Words In Books

.
So here I am, faced with the editing of two hundred plus pages of manuscript. I can procrastinate by sharpening pencils, (even though I’m using a computer), checking pagination, straightening the stack of papers on my desk again (and yet again). I then remember that I need to take something out of the freezer for dinner and straighten my closet and, yes, it’s time to walk the dog again. Even writing this blog is evasion.

So! Enough of this procrastination. I will give myself a good talking-to and get going on the re-write. Right after I put in a load of laundry and straighten up the living room. Oh, and clean the kitchen counters.

Writing is fun. Re-writing: not so much.

Ellie Pulikonda, Author & Writer,  (My new novel “Finding Faith” below)

Product Details 

Just received new Book Reviews on Amazon! Click book and purchase!

 

Book Review: Finding Faith by Ellie Pulikonda

I thank Vicki for this wonderful Book Review of my new novel , “Finding Faith.” Mean so much you don’t even know. Especially your Book Recommendation:
My Recommendation:

I was in tears in several places in this book and it touched my heart. There were great life lessons​ given in this book and I can highly recommend this to people that love a good plot and complex characters.

Thanks again Vicki!
Author, Ellie Pulikonds 🙂

The Page Turner

Finding FaithFinding Faith by Ellie Pulikonda

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Applegate Valley Publishing (May 24, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0996756574
  • ISBN-13: 978-0996756570
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    View original post 388 more words

    Awesome Author Interview With Writer Ellie Pulikonda and Her New Book: ‘Finding Faith’

    Hello Writers and Friends,
    Had to share this one since it IS about me! Lol. I just love Catherine’s blog.
    And she really knows her business of Book Promotions!
    Enjoy Reading! Then go get a copy of my new release 🙂

    Ellie Pulikonda

    "Welcome To Cat Lyon's Reading & Writing Den"

    Layout 1

    .

    ABOUT THE NOVEL


    Three women, each caught in circumstances which limit her freedom to be, to act, to live as she chooses. Each reaches out tentatively, only to fall back in anger and fear. Despair is their constant companion.

    Helping each other may be the only hope for each of them but their tentative bond is threatened by their fear. Trust is an elusive and alien concept to each. Moments, when they are in accord are rare but they do happen, perhaps giving them a glimmer of the hope and the will they need, to keep trying.

    Join Mae, Mira, and Carla as they navigate the tricky path of Finding Faith 

    An Author Guest Interview by Awesomegang of Ellie Pulikonda.

    cid_part1_09010609_02000208@illuminationgraphics-245x300

    .


    Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written?

    I am a retired librarian indulging my long-held dream of writing novels. I live in beautiful…

    View original post 923 more words

    WordPress Meet and Greet – All Bloggers Welcome

    Who doesn’t love meeting new bloggers and learning more about what they DO? Thanks for sharing this Jason. I just enjoy visiting your blog 🙂

    Ellie Pulikonda, Writer/Author of the book, Split Second 🙂

    HarsH ReaLiTy

    Well this is the third post I have done like this so far and I have seen some great connections. I’ll keep doing these off and on and I think they provide a great way for “active bloggers” to network. This post now has over 2,000 active bloggers waiting to connect in it. I encourage anyone looking for new blogs to view or people to converse with to browse through the comment section and network.

    View original post 91 more words

    Time For Another “Words on Words” by Writer Ellie Pulikonda.

    Hello and Welcome Writers, Readers and Friends,

    Now Today’s Word? Adage  . . .


    .

    That’s a little used word today but it pretty much means ‘old wisdom.’ Take, for example, the invitation to ‘sit a spell’. The old folks knew that it was a good idea to just sit and rest sometimes, let our conversation wander or ruminate about things in general. It meant to give yourself permission to rest your mind while you rested your body and let your thoughts roam wherever they wanted to go.

    Today, hardly anybody but the really ancient (read that ‘outdated’) old folks spend any time just sitting a spell and talking a bit. Most of us now have electronic devices to fill up those moments when we might have relaxed a while.   Instead, we chose to ‘nudge’ someone else’s electronic device rather than carry on a conversation with someone nearby.   We don’t even slow down enough to spell out our messages. “LOL’” and ‘OMG’ allow us to speed write to someone super quick so we can move on to speed writing to someone else or check to see if someone has speeded a message to us. LOL
    .

    .
    A while back I was in a vet’s waiting room with my little dog when a father came in with his two young sons. As he came through the door he was ‘thumbing’ a message on a hand-held device. Still typing, he came over and sat down, continuing to write and alternately check for incoming messages. His two small sons tried very hard to get his attention but he completely ignored them. In the fifteen or twenty minutes we all sat there waiting, he did not once interact with his sons. His thumbs were frantically sending out messages to people not present.   I could see how much the boys would have loved it if he would just ‘sit a spell’ with them, if only to reassure them about their puppy.

    So, maybe ‘sitting a spell’ is outmoded and outdated but I think there is some wisdom to the idea that we should slow down sometimes and notice what’s right there instead of what’s on the device. Those old adages have a grain of truth in them.

    Write On!

    Ellie Pulikonda, Writer/Author

    Product Details
    $2.99to buyKindle Edition

    Words on Words and a Milestone.

    Hello Readers, Friends and Welcome All,

    I want to start by saying, “Thank You” to all who have come to visit, like and follow my little writers blog here on WordPress. You are the reason I have made my first WordPress Milestone. And this is my 20th blog post as well.

    .

    50 Likes
    Congratulations on getting 50 total likes on Ellie Pulikonda, Prolific Writer & Author.

    Your current tally is 51 .  .  .  . Now on to my new Words On Words!

    .
    This week’s Word? “SMOKE” Yes, this week’s word is “smoke.” As in, ‘smoke gets in your eyes’ and noses and lungs. There is an out–of-control forest fire raging just north of us which blows smoke to us when prevailing winds aid and abet it. Today, the smoke is thick and acrid, not the worst day since the fire started but surely not the best. Air quality is sometimes officially listed as ‘unhealthy’.

    This summer, and for the past couple of years, the drought conditions have set up the perfect storm, with lightening streaking down on forested lands and igniting fires that destroy thousands of acres of forestland, not to mention homes and farms that are in the path of the flames. This one below is closest to where I live in Southern Oregon.

    The Stouts Fire is the largest among them, having burned approximately 19,971 acres. It is located 11 miles east of Canyonville near Milo, Oregon on forest lands protected by Douglas Forest Protective Association. Firefighters have the blaze about 20 percent contained. Officials have ordered level 1 and level 2 evacuations in the area. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


    .
    When prevailing winds are just right, the smoke from these fires can make it difficult to breathe and difficult to see the beauty that we consider our right. Normally, our valley is a beautiful place to be, with evergreens covering mountains, hills, and valleys. Rivers and streams gurgle through the town, and the air is so fresh and clean it’s like drinking in premium champagne.

    When the fires come the smoke hides the natural beauty all around us and makes life more difficult and certainly less beautiful.

    But the ocean is only about ninety minutes away and if things get too smoky, we can always head to the coast for a day or two and breathe in the fresh salt air. And enjoy the amazing forested road that gets us there. The next blog may well be from the beach. Ah, there’s a lovely word: beach . . . .

    I wish you all a ‘smoke free’ week.
    Ellie Pulikonda, Author/Writer