Christmas is over and the house looks like a tornado ripped through it and didn’t leave any survivors. The game room still has boxes piled everywhere and my mother in law’s old room,which were going to use as a guest room, is a makeshift storage area.
My chest gets tight just looking at the mess,but then I remember that it’s not going to look like this forever.
The new year is just a few days away and I’ve decided on some resolutions for the new year….
1) If I Don’t need it, Don’t buy it.
2) Make a dent in my TBR pile. It falleth over.
3) Start taking my writing seriously.
4) Be Present in Keira’s life.
Im a homeowner!!! Well, sort of. Since our house fell through my mother in law decided that she needed some privacy in her personal life so she started looking for an apartment and is letting my husband and I stay here with the kiddo.Were finally getting our stuff out if storage and making it feel more homey.
So, I’ve been busy furnishing a house, working almost 40 hour weeks and finishing a novella. It’s a LGBT story and ive enjoyed writing with some wonderful authors and hope that it gets the publicity it needs and it also gets my name out since I’ve decided to start writing under my real name instead of my pen name.
I’m crazy. I signed up for CampNanowrimo and am actually attempting to write every day in hopes to finish another novel.I’ve been behind for a few days,but hope to catch up sometime soon. I’ve also had a short story release early, Maybe It’s You, which is in the anthology that my publisher,Rebel Ink put together and I’m trying to catch up on all my books on my Kindle that have been sitting there for a year now. But, I’m finding it hard to finish some of them because I’m not in the mood to read right now.
My husband and I are still waiting to hear about a closing date for our house,which has been going on since like April,and it’s frustrating as heck. So my life is boring.
I wish I had wine 😦
After being frustrated with my writing “career”, if you can call it that, I was actually thinking about throwing in the towel and taking a break from writing all together, until a fellow Rebel author Lori J. Gordon invited me to participate in an anthology to help “Smurf” the cat that had taken the internet by storm because of being dyed purple and thought to be used as a “chew” toy. As a fellow cat owner, I have four cats, I couldn’t turn away this opportunity. I saw it as a way to help a poor kitty and make some new friends in the process. Now, it’s getting closer to the book release and I can’t help but get excited! I just hope that this anthology that we all worked so hard on helps the shelter where he is and benefit other animals as well.
So, please join us August 1,2016 and get yourself a copy. My short story is called Maybe Just You, a sweet romance that will leave you wanting more 🙂
Date night. My husband and I got to cash in our free babysitting pass that my brother in law gave us for Christmas and after I got off work on Wednesday, we headed over to Applebee’s for dinner and then headed down to Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall to watch Nightwish and Delain perform. I’d heard a bit of their music from hubby before and I liked it,even though it’s metal,and I’m a country fan,so I was excited. I was actually kind of nervous to have a night out without kiddo. Sometimes you forget about the two of you and just concentrate on the kids and that’s what we’ve been doing lately. So,it was nice to be out just the two of us despite the rain. It started raining right as we got out of the car to go into dinner,so I walked into Applebee’s looking like a drowned rat.
But,I know that I’m a parent when I’m sitting at the concert and it’s only 9oclock and I’m falling asleep because it’s kiddos bedtime. I do have to admit,I did get a little cat nap in during the concert. There was even a girl next to me sleeping.
Now,it’s back to reality. Maybe we’ll get another date night when kiddo is in kindergarten, lol.
I just finished watching @PLL and felt inspired to run upstairs and actually pull out my laptop and work on my current WIP. It’s at 30k of a garbled mess at the moment, but I’m slowly piecing it back together and hope to have it ready to publish by the end of the year. Wither, I’ll send it to my publisher or try to venture out on my own is yet to be seen.
That being said, I received an email from my publisher today and originally they were going to re-release my novels Stealing Hearts and Forever Love as two paperbacks, but now have decided to publish them together as one volume in a digital compilation that due out on February 10th along with another novel, Catching You, which is going to be out in paperback.
And. I’ve only been with Rebel Ink for a year and have three novels out. Wow! That has to be some sort of record for me. No wonder I’m trying to finish my “UN-finished” manuscripts before sending them out into the world. At least that’s one of my goals for 2016.
The other one is to finish all of books I haven’t read yet before buying something new, but I’ve already failed at that one when I pre-ordered my fellow rec rat Heather Hambel Curley’s newest release, Haunt.
Well, I had every intention of staying up late and writing since I close tomorrow night, I can already feel my eyes getting heavy and think I’m going to try to get more than 2-3 hours of sleep before my daughter wakes up wanting rocked back to sleep. Maybe I’ll try to write a bit on my dinner break instead.
Such is the life of a “working writer”. I think I just coined a new phrase for myself.