Wednesday, February 24, 2016

If Woman Manifested Had A Music Playlist

On a Tuesday night after a long day of work I decided to put together a music playlist for my book Woman Manifested. The following are what I came up with.

  • Ludacris My Chick Bad Remix
  • Rasheeda Bedrock Remix
  • Jhene Aiko Pretty Bird
  • K. Michelle I Love The Money
  • Gwen Stefani Hollaback Girl 
  • Destiny's Child Survivor
  • Gangsta Boo I'll Be The Other Woman
  • Brownstone If You Love Me
  • En Vogue Giving Him Something He Can Feel
  • Salt N Pepa Shoop 
  • Anhayla Turn On The Lights
  • Wale Sabotage
  • August Alsina Song Cry
  • John Dough Naked
  • Prince Breakfast Can Wait 
  • Erykah Badu What's Your Phone Number 
  • Three 6 Mafia ft. La Chat Baby Mama 

Woman Manifested will be available in print and digital March 1, 2016.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

When The Writer & A Head Full of Blue Hair Meets

A head full of blue hair was once the dream, but now it's a reality. 

I watched the youtube video of Sadora Paris demonstrating her ombre blue crochet braids a million times. She held a couple of senegalese twists to the side of her head. She showed what they looked like before untwisting. She demonstrated cutting. She showed how the finishing look should be. I was in awe. The idea of having a head full of blue hair was just a dream, but her video was the start of making it a reality. 

Making a reality is what I started out doing. I ordered the brand she was wearing. While the hair in her video is short, or cut shorter, I saw each twist was a full 24 inches. While short hair is cute, long hair warms my heart. I was super excited and let my Facebook friends know.

Some of them might have thought my idea of blue hair is crazy, but they should be used to my plans by now. I've done almost everything I've set my mind to. One of the few things I haven't followed through with yet is moving out of Texas. Back to my hair...

I set an appointment for a Sunday and Sunday came. It took the stylist approximately 3 and a half hours. My appointment was for 12 pm. She was still working on another client's head. Because it was the salon in Walmart people came in asking about products, so she had to stop and help them. At 3 pm she finished, but I wanted the twists undone to look like Sadora's. In between that half hour she washed another client's head and stuck her under the dryer before finishing me. She moved pretty fast for all the activity that was going on. 

Of course when leaving I got a lot of stares, but I loved my hair. Later on that day I attempted to cut it some. That 24 inches is entirely too long. My hair still currently looks long and I'm in Blue hair heaven. Oh, and a little bit of purple heaven too. 

P.S. As you can see the hair doesn't exactly look like the youtube video. It looks and feels a lot thicker. 

My book, Woman Manifested, comes out March 1, 2016 It'll be available on Create Space, Amazon, and Kindle

Friday, February 19, 2016

Woman Manifested: One Inspiration Behind The Book

Hey. Hello. What's Up? Woman Manifested, A Poetic Tale by Lashuntrice (me) will be available March 1st. You can preorder now if you enjoy reading books on Kindle.

I've been working hard on getting my book ready for you all to read and I want to share some inspirations behind it. One huge inspiration is Hip Hop. I'm a part of the generation that was raised on Hip Hop. It's hard to hide. I breathe, eat, and sleep musical lyrics sometimes. I can't eat chicken without thinking of Future's lyrics "chicken wings and fries, we don't go on dates," so it shouldn't be any surprise that a writer like me would use music to create.

One song that helped my imagination years ago when I was going through a tough time was Ludacris' My Chick Bad remix. It was my last semester in college and I had absolutely no idea what to do with my life after graduation. Hearing a song like this didn't help my goals, but it did inspire me to want the luxuries that life office. In the song Rappers' Diamond, Trina, and Eve joined together and spit a whole lot of female empowerment. Well, they were also saying to meet a man that will spoil us. It was total awesomeness. This isn't actually in the book, but feel nostalgic with me and watch that video.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Woman Manifested Is Currently In the Hands of An Editor

I'm excited. I'm scared. I'm worried that this editor will take my baby and rip her to shreds, but I've ben told too many times I'm a good writer. Soon I can add author to my name. Are you all ready? I hope you are.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Friend Zone Him or Forget Him?

It's 2016 and I've been wanting to do something different. This might get me in trouble if any of the men I've met get nosy enough, but oh well. 

It was his second time cancelling so maybe this time he just didn't find it important to mention again that he had planned to hang out with me for the day. Does this mean I got stood up? He mentioned us hanging together almost a week ago, but then he said something about a friend needing his help. The only reason he mentioned going to help that friend was because we were speaking about something else. In the conversation this guy did not mention the previous plans with me that were supposed to happen on the same day. I didn't care enough to remind him though. 

This is not some guy that was just interested in sex. Even if he was interested in only sex, I shut that down when we met. I told him that I have to feel an attraction to a guy to even get to that level. He seemed like a nice person. He made me laugh during our conversation, but I didn't feel like there could be anything past a friendship. Actually I was slightly annoyed that I had to go to his job, a bar, to even meet him. 

That time at the bar was the last time I saw him. Although he's a nice guy, I haven't felt like getting any more free drinks and it's been very cold at night. His job is sitting outside and checking ID's and then helping close the bar at the end of the night. I'm also tired of being the one that has to go out of my way to make shit happen. 

I went out of my way to meet this guy. He was someone from Tinder, so the expectation was to meet him at some point. But who really wants to meet a person at their work place? However, his lack of money and lacking of being able to go through with his plans is unattractive. 

Or is this unattractive? This guy does not come off as some random weirdo. He really just seems to be an overworked, underpaid, and sometimes forgetful man. Would you be cool with him? Even if he didn't come off as boyfriend material, would you even want to friend zone him?