Daily Journal 4/23/2017

Good morning friends and family. It has been thundering and storming here since yesterday evening. When I got up about four this morning it was hailing outside and it got pretty loud since we are now inside of a metal garage. Other than that, it is pretty dismal here this morning but mentally I am okay so far.

Yesterday I had to revamp my daily schedule due to not meeting my word count goals so this coming week I had set two different sets of hour blocks so that I can work on two different books at the same time. The time blocks are three hours each which is plenty of time to work on each daily. I am excited to be writing and will be joining a webinar today to learn more about the writing process and marketing.

I am just waking up and having my first cup of coffee while writing this post. The dogs have gone out and are now back inside laying on the bed with my husband. We are actually having coffee together this morning since he is stuck inside and cannot work on the car. He will probably start playing video games here shortly which is his favorite thing to do.

I also began looking at and researching journals last night for submitting short stories and articles and will be submitting some soon. Plus, I have been looking for other authors who would like a little exposure to be featured in my newsletters. So anyone interested just message me and I will get some information from you to be placed in my weekly newsletters.

So, it has come time for me to wish everyone an awesome and blessed day because I need to get things going this morning to stay on schedule. I also want to wish anyone who has a birthday today a “Happy Birthday!” and have a great day.

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Daily Journal 4/21/2017

Good morning to all my friends and family old and new. It is a beautiful sunny morning here and actually quite cool. You can feel the cool moisture in the air and I hear the birds chirping. My husband is just now getting up and the dogs are still laying around. I have had one cup of coffee and my husband is making the next cup. I am looking forward to the day and my writing which makes me very happy. I was up a little late last night working on my next book. I am currently working on the second chapter and I already have 2500 words written for the current chapter.

I am thoroughly enjoying this book because I can immerse myself into the story and I write what I see and feel. I will have a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when I am ready to edit this book which will be a freebie. I cannot wait to share my stories with the world and I do believe they will be worth reading. I am very creative and I always find something to create whether it be a drawing I have done, arts and crafts projects which I recently made scented candles for a nonprofit fundraiser to help the homeless and needy families, or writing my books. I love what I do and encourage others to do what they love.

Today looks to be a good day so far and will get right to work on my book shortly. I hope everyone has visited my amazon page to see my first book which I have been told that it is a much-needed book and I feel the rest of the series will be my way of helping others. I would love and appreciate some reviews on it and will be building my ARC team soon for reviews. Well, it is time to get started while I have one and a half cups of coffee in me and I wish everyone a great and blessed day.

Daily Journal 4/20/2017

Hello, everyone. How is everyone doing this evening? I hope everyone had a great and prosperous day. I had a pretty good day. I took the last two days off of writing to step back and breathe. I feel better today and look forward to finishing up my freebie book for the horror and paranormal genre. I finished the first chapter the other day and will be writing the second chapter this evening and back on my schedule from here on out. I should have it finished on Sunday and then it is all about editing and cover design before offering it as a download.

This ebook giveaway is the precursor to my writing in the horror and paranormal genre. I still need to get things organized for other projects like storytelling with podcasts. I finally finished setting up my newsletter and will be getting with other authors to keep it moving. I feel good about everything and I am also getting adjusted to being a published author now and setting up all marketing plans. I do hope some of you are checking out my book on Amazon. It is a non-fiction book to a series that I feel can help many people dealing with serious issues. So check it out or tell someone else about it.

Well, it is getting later in the evening and it is time for me to dive back into the world of my book. I will keep everyone posted on its progress and will let you know when it is ready for upload. I want to wish everyone who has a birthday today a “Happy Birthday” and I will talk more tomorrow. Have a great night everyone.

Daily Journal 4/18/2017

Good afternoon everyone. How is everyone doing today? I wish I could say things were going good but in all actuality, we just found out that we have a blown head gasket and my husband is trying to fix it. We just got finished ordering the new gasket and we are also having to take our new alternator back due to it being bad. We should have all parts tomorrow afternoon and hopefully be back on the road.

Now as to writing, I finished the first chapter of my first freebie book last night and will begin with today’s writing goal shortly after publishing this post. I had to take a nap this morning because I went to bed early this morning and kept getting up and down for some unknown reason. I do feel pretty good right now and my head is clear. I also started working on a newsletter last night getting it set up has been an awesome experience. I am sort of brainstorming what to exactly put into it, but I will figure it out. I will be adding a sign-up form on my site for those who would like to receive it weekly. It has been an awesome experience finally becoming a published author and the stories just flow. I have every single book outline for every book I want to write this year completed and ready to go.

I know I seem like I’m rambling but that is just the excitement of moving forward. It is a beautiful day outside after a thunderstorm that lasted throughout the night and the critters are doing their thing. Well, I need to get writing so that I can hit my goal for the day. I wish everyone of my friends and family an awesome and blessed day.

Daily Journal 4/16/2017

Happy Easter Everyone!! Has the bunny come to see you yet? I want pictures when he does. Lol. I am feeling pretty good today because one, the producer accepted my offer to make my book into an audiobook. I am very excited it should be out at the end of the month. So, how is everyone this beautiful day? I am finishing an outline for my next book which will be a freebie and I will begin writing it tomorrow. I am still working on the second book in my series and it is a beast because it is full of so much information. So, I will be working on it over the weekends while writing my other books during the week.

My husband is a tech geek and is sitting here hooking up the surround sound to the television. Every time he gets something new he can’t wait to play with it. He is just a big kid but I love him anyway. Things have finally settled down since we moved from the tent to the garage and there is so much room and a nice breeze during the day. I am hopeful that we can be in the house mid-May. I want the inspections done the first week of May and then it will be waiting on the utilities to be turned on and the internet set up. I look forward to it. I want to be in my own house.

Other than that I have been also working on another site which is titled “You Don’t Have to Be A Victim” where I share my story and events throughout my life in hopes that it will help someone else. There are too many things going on in the world and people should not have to be victims of anything posted on the site. I want to be a mentor as well as an author. So, if you want to check out my site I am leaving the link below this posting and all comments are appreciated. Well, it is time for me to get busy and again, I wish everyone a blessed and happy Easter day.

http://youdonthavetobeavictim.simplesite.com/434159372

 

Daily Journal 4/13/2017

Hello, everyone. Yesterday started out very hectic and tiring. With our vehicle down due to my husband’s neglect of not putting the radiator cap back on the vehicle we now have blown head gaskets and a bad alternator. We ended up walking four miles roundtrip to the grocery store for food and picked up our new alternator which we now find out that it is bad. We only found out that our gasket was blown when the guys checked the oil and saw that it was milky. Yet, I told them the other day that I think the heads were cracked but with me being a woman I don’t know anything. So, imagine the smile on my face when they found out about the heads.

Our tent blew out the back side and we ended up moving up to my father-in-law’s garage where there is actually more room and a lot cooler. So before the four-mile trek, we had just spent the day in the heat moving everything out of the tent and into the garage. This made my whole body ache and after taking my meds last night I don’t remember a thing except my husband waking me this morning with coffee. Today, I spent the better part of the day setting everything up and putting things away before sitting down to begin writing this and my body still aches.

I am glad to be here writing to you all with updates and it makes me happy to see all of the likes on my postings. You, the reader, bring happiness to my life and I got a sense of joy sharing my writing with you being it in one of my books or here online. So, I want to say thank you to you all for being an ear to listen. Well, it is time to get my book outline finished for my next book, and by the way, I got to see my book in physical form because my therapist bought a copy and she wanted it autographed. So, until next time, I wish everyone a great evening and may you be blessed in your endeavors.

Daily Journal 4/11/2017

Good morning to all my friends and family old and new. It is a gorgeous Spring day here with the sun shining and the woodpeckers doing their thing. Well, it is official, our tent is unlivable. The last thunderstorm we had with high winds ripped the whole backside of the tent at the bottom. We are moving up to the garage where we can stay out of the weather. It will only be for about a month because my goal is to have the house inspected during the first week of May and be in it by the middle of May. I am staying positive because we put too much money into this house to let it go now.

Today is a good day too. It is also shopping day for food. There are some pretty good deals going on that I am going to take advantage of. My husband hates to go shopping with me but I feel it is spending quality time with each other. Now, as far as my writing is concerned I have almost all of my outlines done for my coming books and the freebies too. When it comes time to write that book the outline is already done and I just need to pull it and begin writing the book.

Well, I need to get going I have many things to do today and time is wasting away so I hope everyone has a great day and be blessed.

Daily Journal 4/10/2017

Good morning everyone!! Such a beautiful day outside and peaceful. I have had my cup of coffee and I am now ready to get my day started. I hope everyone had a great weekend? As for myself, I have been sitting outside on a blanket brainstorming some books and enjoying the outdoors. I keep telling my husband it is time to start going fishing which I love to do in my free time. I find that very relaxing too but not as much as writing.

I am going to be working on my marketing strategy today and advertising my book everywhere I can. Becoming a published author was a goal for me and I am so glad that I accomplished it. It feels good to know that my story is being told and I hope that it helps so many people.

I have my to-do list ready for today and I will be going through receipts for my nonprofit organization so that I may complete its tax return. A percentage of my royalties will go towards the organization so that I may continue to help the homeless and poverished families. That too was a goal for me since I spent twenty-three years being homeless. I have compassion for those still out there trying to survive and want to help them become self-sufficient before they die out there.

Well, this will be all for now but I wish everyone an awesome Monday and a blessed one. Keep those heads up and those smiles going because anything is possible.

Daily Journal 4/9/2017

Hello everyone, sorry I haven’t posted in a few days. I have been working on my marketing strategy for my first book that was published a couple days ago. It is my first book in a series of nonfiction and I just found out that I have sold two copies already. I am so excited and have been working on my second book for that series which is a beast because it is going to be full of so much information. While I work on that I have been setting up outlines for several other books which are fictional.

I have been sitting outside in the yard feeling the breeze as I brainstorm information for these other books and have found it to be very exhilarating and relaxing all at once. I am now a published author and look forward to a brighter future. My book is in ebook and paperback, and I have already had a couple of auditions to have it in audiobook as well. My husband cannot believe I have sold some books this fast. He is proud of me and my efforts.

My husband has been sitting with me outside with our dogs and it is actually productive and quality time together. He has even had his input into some of my books so I am glad and happy that he wants to help me. It gives me another point of view as well as some ideas. I am thinking that our future is going to be brighter than it is right now. Well, time to stop here, just wanted to give everyone an update and now to go finish some short stories that are half done. I wish everyone and awesome Sunday and a blessed one.