Thursday, 3 July 2014

An open window

This is an image of one of my beautiful horses. If you look closely you can see the sky and trees! It was taken by a friend of mine and it inspired me to write. Horses have been a passion of mine since I was a child and I wish everyone respected them as much as I do. Enjoy!

An Open Window
When you look into my eyes tell me, what do you see?
Do you see what is only on the surface, or can you see deeper?
Can you see the sky and the clouds?
Can you see the trees?
I was born under that sky, like so many of us before me.
We once ran wild and free, until one day we became a part of you.
Do you see our history, do you see our paths?
We are courageous and brave, so we came when you asked.
We eased your burdens, and became your friends and yes sometimes your slaves.
We helped fight in your wars, costing many lives.
My heart breaks at what we lost on both our sides.
We were there when you rebuilt, and when you chose to leave.
We travelled with you across great seas to lands we had never seen.
We started over and helped you shape that too.
We pulled your buggies and carts, sped to doctors when your children were sick,
worked your fields even when you were too tired and needed to sit.
Many years passed and what we did seemed to fade,
our ultimate price seemed to have been paid.
We got to rest and some of us were forgotten,
we didn't understand but we knew you would return.
When you did, it was mostly for fun,
we were glad our fighting days were done.
I wish I could tell you how I feel, and show you what I have seen.
I wish you knew what flows through our souls.
Horses and humans have been together for a long time,
We began this journey together and that will be how it ends.
I am happy I am yours but understand you are mine as well.
We all chose to be with you, if your hearts are true.
So tell me is that what you see when you look into my eyes?
I know that it is, otherwise I wouldn't be here,
and you would just be looking out an open window.
 Cindy Lyle

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

The end.... just for a little while!

Hey everyone! I first of all wanted to thank everyone who voted for me during the public voting stage of the RONE awards. I didn't make it to the final round but it was still pretty awesome to be nominated! Thank you so much for your support, I wouldn't have made it this far without you! So with that being said I hope I don't disappoint some of you with what I am about to write.

I have been doing a lot of thinking and soul searching and I 've come to the conclusion that I'm going to take a break from the novel world for a little while. Please understand that I'm not quitting or giving up because I have worked too hard for that! I just have other things happening that I want to focus on more. I'm currently about 3/4 finished with the second book of the Creation chronicle but you will have to wait a little longer than I planned to read it. I know for some of you its been a long time coming but circumstances and just life in general are getting in my way. I'm finding it's causing me quite a bit of stress and it's time for me to walk away for a little while.

So I will make you all a promise. I am going to finish this series and I am going to publish it, its just going to take longer than I wanted. I'm not going to give you date because I honestly don't know, but it will get done, I promise! I wish you all luck with your current and future works in progress! Believe in yourself, work hard and stay positive. Have an amazing summer and I'll talk to you soon.


Tuesday, 11 March 2014

The Dragon Within is nominated for a RONE Award!!!!

Hi!! Look what The Dragon Within got! I'm so excited. Public voting for my category starts April 14th to the 20th at InD'Tale magazine. At the end of the six weeks, the books with the highest number of votes will become finalists and proceed to the professional judging round which will determine the RONÉ Award winner of “Best Indie or Small Published book of 2013.”  The awards will be presented at the gala RONÉ awards ceremony and event July 11th at the Golden Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.  in conjunction with the huge RNConvention. this is the link you can follow to cast your vote.
(The voting can also be found under the “Fun Stuff” tab on the homepage of the InD’tale website.)
I will post reminders closer to the date and I hope you will take the time and vote for me!
Talk to you all soon!!!

Friday, 14 February 2014

Happy Valentines Day and other news

Hey Everyone! I hope your day is going fantastic! If you celebrate Valentines day I hope you are spending time with the ones you love. You should be doing that everyday anyway but today for some reason gets special attention. I really love the idea of this day but I wish that everyone would devote more days to love and peace than just once a year. Love is one of the most important emotions we have and we don't nurture nearly enough.

Anyway on to other news! I will be part of daughters school Literacy night this coming Feb. 20TH, which is my b-day! I'm really looking forward to it, but I'm also nervous. This will be my first public speaking event as an author and it's giving me nightmares. If any of you are in the neighbourhood here is the link for the invite . I would love to see you there.

Also this month I'm featured on Here are the links for my interview and their FB page. . I would love for you to check it out and give it share!

Finally I'm almost done the second instalment of The Creation Chronicles. I know it's taken me a long time and I'm sorry but republishing The Dragon Within took up a lot of my time. So don't worry I promise The Dragon Calls should be in your hands sometime in the summer.

So I guess that's it, short and sweet! Please stay tuned for more updates and enjoy this wonderful day filled with love and life. Enjoy it and never take it for granted.