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Todays accomplishments!

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So…I’ve recovered from this mornings bout of insane silliness. I still lack an A string, so I cant be all musical.

I took a much needed nap, then got up and opened some word documents to stare at them a bit to see what they had to say to me.

I started working on one that I haven’t touched in, like…a year now. And was promptly told by spell-check that it didn’t have a clue as to what word I was grasping at.

THESAURUS.COM time!

I haven’t gotten any actual work done on the book I’m SUPPOSED to be working on. I seem to keep going back to older works and fleshing them out a little. Some could be posted here on the blog I imagine…they aren’t graphically smutty or anything. Just kind of long, and I don’t know if a blog post would do them justice.

My truck is in the shop, I’m stranded at home. I hate that to no end. I love to just be able to get up, toss my laptop in the truck any time the mood strikes and head to the coffee shop. Hopefully my truck will be fixed by next week.

I do more productive work at the coffee shop.

I’m trying to stay away from Netflix or I get sucked into that vortex.

So I am letting music guide me. Now that I cant practice my own, I have a killer playlist lined up.

I could always go back to bed. Everybody complains I don’t sleep enough. I feel like I might miss something. What? I have no clue…lol.

So, today’s accomplishments so far….ZIP! NADA! NUTTIN’! Not a thang…~head desks~


Todays accomplishments!

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So…I’ve recovered from this mornings bout of insane silliness. I still lack an A string, so I cant be all musical.

I took a much needed nap, then got up and opened some word documents to stare at them a bit to see what they had to say to me.

I started working on one that I haven’t touched in, like…a year now. And was promptly told by spell-check that it didn’t have a clue as to what word I was grasping at.

THESAURUS.COM time!

I haven’t gotten any actual work done on the book I’m SUPPOSED to be working on. I seem to keep going back to older works and fleshing them out a little. Some could be posted here on the blog I imagine…they aren’t graphically smutty or anything. Just kind of long, and I don’t know if a blog post would do them justice.

My truck is in the shop, I’m stranded at home. I hate that to no end. I love to just be able to get up, toss my laptop in the truck any time the mood strikes and head to the coffee shop. Hopefully my truck will be fixed by next week.

I do more productive work at the coffee shop.

I’m trying to stay away from Netflix or I get sucked into that vortex.

So I am letting music guide me. Now that I cant practice my own, I have a killer playlist lined up.

I could always go back to bed. Everybody complains I don’t sleep enough. I feel like I might miss something. What? I have no clue…lol.

So, today’s accomplishments so far….ZIP! NADA! NUTTIN’! Not a thang…~head desks~


Back to work….book two

IMG_20150120_100452Dakota Coffee Works, Enterprise, Alabama. Back to work for me. No, I don’t work there…I do my most productive working FROM there. No one bothers me, all the girls know what I drink, and the other regular customers all smile, ask how things are and we all live our merry lives.

This is where I like to work on my writing. I get a good bit done from home, but I seem more productive when I’m here at the coffee shop. More focused. I don’t know why that is. I enjoy it though.

So book two will finally get smoothed out, edited and I’ll decide which ending its going to be getting. I have three possibles. I love all three.

Initially book two was going to be the end of the saga. The end of the story.

Now, two of the newer endings I’ve come up with could 1. leave it open for a possible third, or 2. leave it open to be a full series.

I’m very torn on what to do. I was hoping feedback on book one The Road of Darkness would help me in my decision on which way to go, but I’ve only gotten two reviews on Amazon. No other feedback, so I don’t know if this is something people would want to see as more than just two books. BAH!!!

Then there is the erotica series. Two series actually, each series being between 3-5 books, depending on how I structure all I’ve written.

So, I guess I’ll focus on cleaning up what I have of book two for now. I plan on releasing it May or June of this year. I have everything for it already…ISBNs, cover art, etc..

My blog posts may become more sporadic. I like to do at least a post a day, but, well, yanno what I did yesterday? I slept all day. Really. Woke up to eat and take meds, then back off to sleep more. I really wasn’t feeling too great. The cold is still lingering, but what pained me the most yesterday was my back.

I’m feeling pretty good today though, and in the right mindset to get my tail back to work on my writing.

The weekly spotlight on other authors and bloggers will still be happening! I like it…it helps others, and that makes me feel good.

So, off to work I get now, dragging book two out!!!


Back to work….book two

IMG_20150120_100452Dakota Coffee Works, Enterprise, Alabama. Back to work for me. No, I don’t work there…I do my most productive working FROM there. No one bothers me, all the girls know what I drink, and the other regular customers all smile, ask how things are and we all live our merry lives.

This is where I like to work on my writing. I get a good bit done from home, but I seem more productive when I’m here at the coffee shop. More focused. I don’t know why that is. I enjoy it though.

So book two will finally get smoothed out, edited and I’ll decide which ending its going to be getting. I have three possibles. I love all three.

Initially book two was going to be the end of the saga. The end of the story.

Now, two of the newer endings I’ve come up with could 1. leave it open for a possible third, or 2. leave it open to be a full series.

I’m very torn on what to do. I was hoping feedback on book one The Road of Darkness would help me in my decision on which way to go, but I’ve only gotten two reviews on Amazon. No other feedback, so I don’t know if this is something people would want to see as more than just two books. BAH!!!

Then there is the erotica series. Two series actually, each series being between 3-5 books, depending on how I structure all I’ve written.

So, I guess I’ll focus on cleaning up what I have of book two for now. I plan on releasing it May or June of this year. I have everything for it already…ISBNs, cover art, etc..

My blog posts may become more sporadic. I like to do at least a post a day, but, well, yanno what I did yesterday? I slept all day. Really. Woke up to eat and take meds, then back off to sleep more. I really wasn’t feeling too great. The cold is still lingering, but what pained me the most yesterday was my back.

I’m feeling pretty good today though, and in the right mindset to get my tail back to work on my writing.

The weekly spotlight on other authors and bloggers will still be happening! I like it…it helps others, and that makes me feel good.

So, off to work I get now, dragging book two out!!!


My life in is a series of ooops's

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Unloading something from the back of the truck…smack my knee on the insanely large trailer hitch sticking off the back. Ow.

Cleaned up my office. I mean, really cleaned. Dusted, vacuumed, rearranged. I am now happy with my writing and creativity space. Though, when shoving things into the closet, I broke the closet door. oops. It took a bit of reorganizing the monstrosities I keep hidden in the closet, but I got that done too and fixed the door.

The next challenge for the day is taking down the idiotic Christmas tree. I wanted to do it yesterday, but was just sorta ‘meh’.

I think this will be the last year of the tree. My kid is grown, and thankfully she isn’t squirting out and grand-kids at me, I have no reason to put one up. Besides, it nearly kills me putting it up…then taking it down.

I would LOVE to move my drafting table out of my office and into the dining room with some book cases I have in the spare room….my mother would have a fit when she comes to visit next though. Yanno, cause apparently its only acceptable to have a dining room table and chairs in your dining room.

And then there is my older sister who mocks my choice in paintings for above my dining room table. She hates it and I don’t know why. Its a lovely painting. Its a forest scene…in fall…with a stream…and a deer, yanno, just hanging out and having deer thoughts. I like it. I’d like to shoot it. Its at least an 8 pointer.

Anyway.

So I have a weee bit more organizing to do in my office. Thankfully its not moving any more furnishings, because that would mean more squawks of me going ‘oops’. I have some paperwork to organize and file. I have some books I want to read.

And its high time I start on book two…the followup to The Road of Darkness. The book is done, minus the ending. I have two…I am torn which ending to use. Then its off to be edited. I’m thinking an April or May release time.

OH! I’ve signed up for Blogging 101, which starts Monday. I’m kind of excited. I want to do things proper, gain a good audience and following, and build my name as an author.

I’m trying to stay positive for this new year. Its tough for a pessimist like me…lol.

Well, off to clean and reorganize and tackle that tree.

Listen closely and you can probably hear a series of ‘oops’ coming on the winds from Alabama.


2015. Yeah, its here. My lucky year?

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So its officially 2015. The year I try to create my own luck.

Fat cat is refusing to stay off my desk so I can type this. I put her down, she jumps back up. I put her down, she growls and whines then jumps back up. I am so her bitch.

My plans for this year?

Hope and pray that The Road of Darkness sells and is enjoyed by people.

Publish the follow-up book ‘The Path of Redemption’ by the spring, maybe around April or May?

Publish at least two more books in an unrelated series that I have done. Those are mature audience books. Smut. ~grins~

Stop being so nice to people who don’t deserve it. That isn’t a negative statement. I have a bad habit of being nice to people who generally treat me like poo. I don’t need those people in my life. Its time to cut them out.

Lose some more weight and firm up some of the jigglies from the last 100lbs I’ve lost.

Mourn the loss of my bewbs.

Rejoice in my better, fit body.

Travel as much as I can when the opportunity presents itself.

Get my passport renewed.

Try my hand at entering writing competitions and contest. Whats the worse that can happen? I lose? I think it will be helpful in my attempts at writing short stories and flash fiction.

Try different writing styles.

Stop eating noodles so much. Okay, that’s not going to happen.

Open up and offer whatever help I can to aspiring authors. Be it advice on totally indie-publishing, writing tips, things to avoid, to cross promotion and interviews.

Write a list of my mistakes and share it so others can avoid the same mishaps in their journey of self publishing.

Promote myself more. How? I dunno.

Keep up this winning streak of not cussing and cursing on my blog. You people just don’t know that I actually have a vocabulary to make a drunken sailor blush. When I run out of the good curse words, hell, I just start making them up.

Get more organized. I am generally pretty organized as it is, but really, I could do with an overhaul.

Revamp my office. A good space for writing needs to make you feel comfortable. At the moment, my office isn’t offering me comfort. Time to get rid of some of my silly toys and clutter.

Remind my kid that she’s a beautiful person inside and out, and not to just ‘settle’. She is worth way more than she thinks.

Blogger and google+. I should interact there more. It just gives me the heebies sometimes.

Facebook. Continue hating it and wishing it would burn down.

Learn to do the tweeter twitter thingymabob more.

Keep interacting with people. WordPress has become my happy place.

Keep hoping for the Zombie Apocalypse.

Well, that’s all that comes to my foggy mind at the moment.

~takes a superhero stance~ Off to the coffee machine! ~flies~


So not feeling it…

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Totally not feeling good things today.

Not feeling Christmas.

Not feeling excitement over the book release.

Blahs. I have the blahs.

I even made some noodles to maybe perk myself up.

Nope.

Not feeling it.

I am thinking that perhaps for Christmas I’ll go down to Pensacola Beach again. I’d love to get the same room I had last time. I think I’ll give them a call and see if it can be arranged.

BLAH.

I’ve never been the ‘oh happy happy its the holidays’ sort. This year is worse. Maybe its the stress and reservations and self doubt rolling around about the book release. I mean, I am human after all, its normal to feel this way, I suppose.

So, after finishing my noodles, I do believe I’ll call the hotel, then I think I might grab fat cat, who by the way has been especially clingy today, and perhaps take a nap. Or at least wallow around in bed.

Wallowing. It sounds like a good plan!


Nervousness and Noodles

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I am nearly a wreck.

I have been cruising around the different retailers, looking at my book, gathering links, joining FB groups and looking for more publicity, marketing and possible reviewers.

Monday is the BIG day. I’m nervous, scared, self conscious. All these questions running through my head. What if people hate the book? What if NO ONE READS the book? What if I get hate mail? What if…what if..what if…

Between my net cruising and info gathering, I’ve been distracting myself with getting my house ready for the holidays. Granted, my kid is an adult with no kid (thank ya lawdy!), so there’s no toys to buy, no gifts to wrap. The kid is all about the money. HOWEVER…she has to earn that gift money, as I come up with new and more irritating ways to make it harder for her to open whatever I’ve put the money in. ~snickers~

I’ve dusted the house. I’ve done the small amount of dishes there were. There’s no laundry to be done.

I’ve made the fat cat mad at me. All the time she wants up here in my face. She doesn’t realize she isn’t an itty bitty kitty anymore. She steps on the keyboard, she puts her fat butt on it. Oh, and don’t let me try to have a Skype conversation with someone…they see a fluffy paw patting my head, poking my cheeks, poking my ear, or a flat out bite to the mouth by the fat cat demanding attention. Yes, she truly believes she is the center of my universe. Well, most of the time she is.

I haven’t gone to the coffee shop to work on things in the last two days. I warned them so they wouldn’t put out an APB or file a missing persons report.

I miss my coffee shop. I like working from there. But I realize I do need to be home sometimes. That, and my PC rocks socks. So much better than my laptop.

Nervous rambling!!! I couldn’t think of a decent on point topic to talk about. My brain is here and there and everywhere…as are my emotions! CRIPES!

You want to know what I did to help feel a little better?

I MADE NOODLES!!!! I love me some hot and sour ramen noodles. Or Kimchee flavored. Good stuff.

I tried playing my games to distract myself. Nope, didn’t work.

So here I sit, pondering another bowl of noodles. If I made one, there’s no way I could eat it. I do that a lot. Eyes are bigger than my stomach.

Nervous ramble, nervous ramble…

There are some things I’m putting off, simply because they make the nervousness worse…like completing my Goodreads author profile…lol. Super easy…dun wanna do it…~head desks~

I’m a nervous noodle.


An Award Nom and my reservations on such things

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First of all, thank you to Veena at http://thinkdowrite.wordpress.com/

I’ve been nominated for a Liebster or Lobster award thing before…I dismissed it.

I have my reasons, and I will share.

The rules for these nominations are as follows:

Rules:

Thank the person who nominated you by linking his/her blog and display the award logo.

Nominate at least 15 other blogs (more or less). Link their blogs and inform them about the nomination.

Mention three things that inspired you the most this week (you can talk about last week’s inspiration too).

My reservations with this is nominating other blogs. While there are LOADS I LOVE, sometimes these nominations can be seen as ‘spam’ in a way. I mean, I appreciate it and all, but its sort of like a chain letter. I will be breaking the norm and not sending off nominations.

The reason you may ask…well, I know the blogging world is a very different one. As one of my FAVORITE bloggers recently said “”WordPress as a giant newspaper”” http://aopinionatedman.com/2014/12/17/i-am-a-reader/

I LOVE THIS MAN.

okay, okay, back on topic. Blogging isn’t a competition. Awards to me equate to competition. Why? I guess because of my experience as a Role-play writer. You see, we, on many of the gaming forums, have an ‘RP of the Month’ competition. It dwindles down to a ‘who’s the cool kids table’ in the end. You win based not on your writing, but how many hits you get and how many friends vote for you.

It makes me very leery about being nominated for things.

The downside of this way of thinking, is that being nominated for something in the blogging world is probably a big deal…I mean, it could increase traffic to my page, and in turn, boost my book sales and promotion. Am I hurting myself here? Probably so.

I am my own worst enemy after all.

I do appreciate being nominated for things whole-kindheartedly however. It means the world to me that people are reading my content, taking notice and enjoying the drivel that I post.

But I am a rebel! I tend to break the norm, even if it will hurt me in the end.

Thank you, for all who read and follow me. I do appreciate each and every follower, reader and commenter.

I want to be a success. As an author and, in a sense, an entertainer, as blogging is about keeping your readers engaged and entertained.

Still, the process of actually winning one of these Blog Awards is a bit too much for me. Nominating 15 or so other people is a tough choice.

I don’t like playing favorites.

Except with Jason. ~gets all Annie Wilkes~


Dec 16, 2014: Primping Day

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Before and After. The poor fat cat. The price of beauty and the end of hairballs.

Its beautification day here in my household. The lovely fat cat went from fluffy fat ‘shed my hair everywhere and watch you eat it’, to sleek and smooth…ish. She’s a little flabby…lol. Of course I leave her head fluffy and a poof on her tail. She looks like a lion. rawr.

As for me, its purple time! Time for a touch up on the hair as my lovely purple hues seem to fade so quick.

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Much better. All praise the power of the purple.

The house underwent beautifying, too. Dishes, laundry…cleaned the bathroom. Blech. And have pretty much not messed with my online gaming much at all. I’m quite proud of myself. I’ve sat down for breaks here and there and read/commented here on WordPress. I’ve looked around for ideas to spiffify my own pages. This book isn’t going to promote itself!!

I am working on some written material for my blog and others for the book. Some good summaries, why I wrote it, what kept me motivated, etc..

Good things in days to come!!

For now, its time to kick back, enjoy some music and coffee, and take the rest of the day off. Sort of.


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