Friday, December 31, 2010

Pt 14 Wheels of Steel the Novel~completed~

It feels strange to finally come to the end of Wheels of Steel.  This has been an endeavor that I've worked on for nearly a year.  It is a whopping 701 pages and 235,739 words.  This is the biggest piece of work that I've ever written. It wasn't easy but it has been very rewarding.

Ho-Z is my inspiration for this story; not just the comment that he sent me, which is what set me off onto this journey, but how he actually lives his life.  He's not Jason because there is not a mean bone in his body.  But something he once said has stuck with me.  He said that every word he typed, every move he made, even every piece of art he created, was a struggle in which he had to command every single move.  Wow...that blew me away to consider that.  Yes, I write this story with all of you in mind that have to put in more effort to get by, whether it's physical, mental, social or economic.  

But I also want to dedicate this story to my friend Kim.  She is my Belinda and writing about friendship and pain as well as forgiveness allowed me to cope with the events that circled her life...and death, as well as the life and death of my own father.  This has been true writing therapy for me!  I'm pretty sure that I don't need it anymore...

Pt 14 Wheels of Steel; the Novel
Musical Therapy


Monday, December 27, 2010

A Tribute to Teena Marie...RIP

I just saw this as I got up this morning and it shook me.  Teena Marie has died at the age of 54.  I intend to do a tribute to her because she has been an inspiration to me in so many ways; from being a strong woman that held her own in the music industry, working almost exclusively with black artist and fighting for the Blue Eyed Soul movement.  Teena Marie will live on through her awesome music!

RIP Lady T

...And I Can Feel This For SureIf Hate Is On Your Mind And U Can't Give Love in KindIf Anger Is Your FriendDon't U Know When U Die You Will Come Back AgainIn The Master's Plan, You Will Come Back Woman Or Man.If Your Life Is Full Of Sin,Don't U Know When U Die U Will Come Back Again!I Thank God! I Thank God! I Thank God!I Am Not Coming Back No More!I've Been Here Before. I Thank God! I Thank God! I Thank God! (I Don't Want To Come Back No More!)  
Teena Marie Playlist by Pepper Pace

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Photos of Pep's Characters

I thought I'd create a thread of photos representing the characters in my stories.  Nikki sent the first one.  Shawn White, sexy ginger snowboarder!

Shawn White: Jason (WOS) by Nikki

Baby Girl and the Mean Boss-Pep's Pick

Sanaa Lathan: Nikki

Stone Cold Steve Austin: Marty
Bruce Willis: Marty by Lizzybelle
Marty by Pep

Bill Goldberg as Marty by Mokkelke

Josh Blue Jason(WOS) by Pep

Josh Blue, standup comedian with Cerebral Palsy.  He inspired me with that wild red hair. Doesn't really look like my vision of Jason but he is funny as shit and he's got the hair thing down pat!  Lizzybelle agrees.

Travis Fimmel Jason (WOS) by NikkiNix
Travis Fimmel Peter/Link (WOS) by Pep

 I'm picturing Jason Lewis Link/Peter out of his wheelchair and in bed...


"Rain" Jun Jihoon: Tony

Jet Li: Tony, Miscegenist Sabishii by Nikki Nix
Vanna Black as Nikki: Miscegenist Sabishii by Casey

Caleb Landry Jones as Jason (WOS) by Casey. But add a few years


Lee (They Save Love Is Blind) by Casey
David Gandy: Lee
I'm so bad for this one...
Jill Scott as Tory by Nikki Nix

Wheels of Steel: Robin Mathena

Amerie: Robin Mathena by Pep. But add grey/green eyes

Niketa Calame by Casey

This Random girl is who I first pictured when I thought of Robin

The Mom's of WOS
Lonette McKee: Betty Mathena

Carrie Preston: Joyce Hamilton

Russel Crowe: Chase (Jason's Dad WOS) by Pep

Dakota Fanning: Amberly by NikkiNix
Ellen Page by Pep

Mila Kunis by Pep


Could these random girls be Belinda from WOS?

Belinda (WOS) by NikkiNix

Kelly Osbourne by Lizzybelle
Pink Belinda (WOS) by Mokkelke

Lady Gaga: Belinda by anonymous
Diablo Cody: Belinda by Casey

Amy Lee: Belinda by Nadia

Robyn: Belinda by Anonymous

Jason Michael Carrol Jason (WOS) by Jay
Prince Harry: Jason by Nadia

They Say Love Is Blind

Queen Latifah: Tory by Mokkelke
Simon Baker: Lee by Mokkelke

Nina Malone & Tatum Channing
Jamie & Kenny (The Way Home) by Casey

Urban Vampire

 Janet Jackson: Kim by Pep

Janet Jackson: Kim
Naveen Andrews: Alex by Pep

Theodoris: Alex by Pep

DeAngelo: Tony by Pep
Tyrese Gibson: Tony by Pep
Mark Wahlberg: Paul by Pep

Kevin McKidd: Chase by NikkiNix

Sean Bean: Chase by NikkiNix

Blair Underwood: Raymond (WOS) by Lizzybelle

Josh Holloway: Marshall (Stranded) by Pep

Christina Milan: Ocean (Stranded) by Pep

Sam Worthington: Marty (Baby Girl and the Mean Boss) by Ladyrose
Sharon Leal: Nikki by Ladyrose

Daniel Henney: Tony by Ladyrose

Toccara: Nikki by Ladyrose

Chrisette Michelle & Rodrigo Guiaro-Diaz: Lita & Lee (They Say Love is Blind) by Ladyrose

Lisa Boney: Leslie (Angel Over My Shoulder) by TaiChi


Lt. Christopher Jameson-Beast by Telecia Sparks

Jaime Presley: Alma from  BEAST by Telecia Sparks

Kat Graham: Kendra by Telecia Sparks

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Lance by Telecia Sparks     

Paul Walker: Lance by Telecia Sparks
Tamala Mann as Ashleigh (but younger) by Telecia

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