Daily Journal 5/31/2017

Hello, everyone. It has been the craziest week for us. First, we live with someone who has multiple personalities and we never know which one we are dealing with half the time. She has been told several times and even before we moved in here that I am a writer who has deadlines and schedules, does that matter, no. Every time I turn around it is something with her. She can be so hardheaded that it makes me ill.

Yesterday, for example, she wanted to go to the store and get some things on credit, but when she got home and found that her available credit remaining on her prepaid power was only $6.oo, she began flipping out and tried to take off in her car knowing she can’t see. I pawned my laptop to be able to put some money on the power bill but she would not let me use the car, so I had to walk approximately three miles to the power company knowing I am not supposed to be walking that far without hurting really bad.

I made it there, but my sugar had dropped way too low and I called my husband to let him know I would be stopping for a little bit until my sugar can regulate. It isn’t fair that he gets pulled in between her and I and I am always apologizing to him for us being here in the first place. I regret moving here sincerely but I have informed his case worker we want a housing voucher that would get us into our own place. I have realized that she is a threat to my mental health and it needs to be corrected fast.

I apologize that I am throwing up my issues all over the place but sometimes you readers are my only outlet for my stress and anxiety. Tomorrow I plan to stick to my new schedule come hell or high water and will be soon finishing my second book since I have had a few days worth of setbacks. Thank you to everyone who listens when I rant and rave but everything will get better. I have to think positively. 🙂

I wish everyone a great day and be blessed in your endeavors.

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Daily Journal 5/29/2017

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Happy Memorial Day Everyone! Let’s have a moment of silence for all those brave men and women who have served in the military and lost their lives……

It is their bravery and courage that has made it possible for us to be free. they have sacrificed their lives to make sure we are safe and secure and I want to say “thank you”.

Today is a beautiful Spring day and I can hear the birds chirping outside my window. My dogs are up acting silly and my husband is having coffee watching television. It is a normal day here and I feel worn down but making myself motivated to get some writing done. My body is achy but that has been almost an everyday thing with me the past few months but I push through it with my writing.

One thing I do love and that is sharing my personal life with everyone. It gives you as the reader the sense that I am a real person with everyday real life issues and that makes it easier to get to know me.

I do anticipate all you readers getting to know me through my writing. I want everyone to live in my stories like I do. But that is just me and my thoughts. So off to continue writing I will go because I am on a deadline for manuscript writing. I wish everyone a happy and blessed day and remember those fallen military service men and women who gave their lives to save ours.

“Happy Memorial Day!”

Daily Journal 5/28/2017

Good morning friends and family. It is a beautiful day here in Dalton, Georgia after a nice thunderstorm last night. It smells so fresh and clean outside. My apologies for missing in action the last couple of days. It has been so hectic here with doctor appointments and then yesterday I tripped on some steps and strained my back a little but enough to make it hard to walk or sit. We have been doing some spring cleaning around here and getting donations together for the flea market this next weekend for my nonprofit that assists the homeless and needy.

I have gotten everything together and in place so that June first I will be back on schedule and everyone knows that I will NOT deviate from it unless it is for important things like doctor appointments or grocery shopping. My writing is important and also a coping mechanism for my mental health issues like anxiety. I have had a few good reviews on my short stories and I want to say thank you to them for the comments and that I appreciate you all very much.

It is that time again to end this so that I may get my day started and this coffee tastes so good right now and that I need to run to Walmart to get some things. I wish everyone an awesome Sunday and be blessed.

Daily Journal 5/25/2017

Good morning everyone! It is a cool Thursday morning here in Dalton, Georgia and an awesome day for writing. I want to thank everyone who has been following me and those who have just begun following me on Twitter. I really appreciate your support and to those on Facebook, you are very appreciated as well. I love writing my stories and have just finished another chapter in my second book which is fictional and I have a deadline of May 31st to have the first draft completed and ready for editing.

On Monday, I was supposed to have a procedure done on my neck for pain management but due to my sugar being in the 300’s they recommended that I reschedule for June 12th. I have been working on trying to control my diabetes and I have made some progress but continue to be positive.

I am almost back on my regular schedule now for writing and have found that I drift off into my stories and live them as I write. I have my calendar set up with deadlines and goals to have all my book outlines turned into written books and it is pretty easy to follow. Since its publishing back in April, I have sold twelve books and look forward to there being more in the coming months.

As far as my health and mental status are concerned, my writing is my outlet to disappear from all the stress and drama that surrounds me. It makes me feel better to write and be inside of my stories like I am right there in the action. I am maintaining six other blog sites for short stories each with their own theme or genre, so it seems I am always writing which is a good thing. It keeps me out of my husband’s hair as he puts it and he knows that it helps me with my stress and anxiety, so he supports me with my writing and has even helped me with some plots and outlines.

Well, I must get back to work and just wanted to give you an update on how I am doing thus far. Again, thank you for all your support and to those who purchase a copy of my book, if you could be so kind as to leave a review on the site where you found it I would really appreciate it. I wish everyone an awesome day and a blessed one.

Daily Journal 5/21/2017

Good morning everyone. I hope everyone is having a wonderful morning. It has been raining here all night which made for some good sleeping. I feel refreshed this morning and ready to get some writing done. I was up until three o’clock yesterday morning working out my goal and deadline calendar for my books and each goal every day is reachable. I have enough books to write until April of next year which should be approximately forty-three books published.

I have been awake for about thirty minutes now and my husband has made me a cup of coffee which tastes very good this morning. It is still a bit overcast outside but it feels fantastic. I look forward to completing my next book by the end of this month and having it ready for editing. It will be a freebie to all my subscribers and a sample of my fictional writing. I have already sold twelve copies of my first published book and I am very proud of that and expect to see that number rise over the next few months.

Well, it is time to get into my writing and I hope and wish everyone an awesome and blessed Sunday. Keep those smiles moving along and making a brighter day for someone else. Be blessed.

Daily Journal 5/17/2017

Hello to all of my friends and family old and new. I want to apologize for not keeping up with my journal and keeping in touch with each of you. It has been a trying month so far and it has taken a serious toll on me physically and mentally. We moved in with my cousin who has been declared legally blind so she needs some help around the house.

I have been cleaning the house for an entire nine days, pulling everything out of the cupboards, wiping them out and washing every dish in the house. You would think that it would be easy enough until you are continuously interrupted to do something else. I have been having other issues physically that makes it hard to stand for long periods and some dizzy spells. My husband has been so good with support and helping me get things done.

Today we finally got the kitchen and dining room completed with deck brushed floors and cleaned walls. There is still the living room to go but my husband has agreed to do it for me so that I can go back to writing where I am happy the most. I have missed my writing and I know that it disappoints some of my readers but I promise that things are going to get back to normal and my writing will thrive.

It has been hard for me mentally not being able to write and my husband and therapist noticed it clearly and are doing whatever they can to get me back to that point of being content. I am making some changes and will be initiating them tomorrow when I wake up. I have missed chatting with everyone and letting you know what I have been up too and writing updates. So, it is getting late and I want to get some things done to be ready for tomorrow. I wish everyone an awesome night and have a blessed morning.

Daily Journal 5/14/2017

Good morning everyone! it is so beautiful outside but still a little chilly for me. We are finally getting things together at my cousin’s house. We just got some bad news on our house back on Friday. We went to get the permit for the renovations and opened up a pandora’s box which included a septic tank inspection, the property having to be divided because of multiple houses on one parcel of land, and a whole lot of other hoops to jump through. After speaking with the owners of the property and informing them of the things that needed to be done, they informed us that they were not going to split the property and almost all of the paperwork on this property is missing. They say that the county office has lost the deed and other paperwork and it was just too much to handle, so we are pulling out everything we put into the house already and cutting our losses.

It was such a bad and sad day for us. We should have known that it was too good to be true. On the other hand, we are living at my cousin’s house who is bipolar and every day it is something new with her to complain about. I thought I left the in-laws house and got away from that drama just to come to a whole different drama. I have had to put my writing on hold because of trying to do a total re-clean of the entire house which is a mess in itself. The house is completely nasty and old stuff and roaches everywhere but we are getting a handle on things.

It has just been so hard for me to write after spending a whole day cleaning and playing with bleach. I finally had a breakdown last night because it has been about ten days since I have written anything and writing was my escape from reality. I lived and thrived inside my fictional worlds and it was a safe place for me to get away from the drama and stress of everyday life. Since I haven’t been writing all the anxiety, stress, and worry just decided to show its awful head and I had a huge sense of being overwhelmed with everything and sat crying uncontrollably with my husband worried because he didn’t know how to fix it or make it better.

I sat crying while he sat feeling bad because he couldn’t figure out how to help me through it. We finally came to an agreement after I made a list of everything that needed to be done, and he told me he will help me with the cleaning since my cousin has now been declared legally blind. With his help, I can get things done more efficiently and still be able to get back into writing. I do want to apologize to everyone for not keeping up with my daily writing and that things are going to change where we can spend some time together every day and I do look forward to hearing from some of you and getting those reviews on my writings.

Well, it is time for me to have to go and get ready for another journal entry tomorrow. I wish everyone a great and blessed day. Keep smiling.

Daily Journal 5/6/2017

Hello, Everyone!! It is so good to be back. I finally got my internet installed here at my cousin’s house and now I can go back to writing to all of you wonderful people who encourage me to share my stories. I would have written yesterday which was my plan but I ended up having a very bad and stressful day that caused me to isolate from everyone.

Then, to top it all off, I went down to code enforcement to get the permit for the electrical only to find myself opening a pandora’s box of other issues and now it looks like we will have to undo all of our hard work from this house and try to salvage what we can and at least get part of the money back. So, we are stuck here at my cousin’s house until we can find a place to live.

My cousin wants us to stay here but she is bipolar and that doesn’t mix well with our mental health issues, so this is only temporary. Every day is a new drama scenario which makes it very difficult to write or even keep a clear mind for creativity.

Today seems to be a better day and now I am able to sit and write. I am working on three books at the same time, writing a half of a chapter to a whole chapter almost every day. so they should all be ready for publishing at the same time. I have plenty of books to write this year and look forward to each story and being a part of that world. It will be a nice escape for me and I am seriously considering a writer’s retreat to get away and be to myself and my writing.

Well, I have some short stories to post and look forward to another day of writing. I wish everyone old and new a beautiful and blessed day. Don’t forget to give a smile to someone to brighten their day. Be blessed.

Daily Journal 5/2/2017

Good morning everyone! I do apologize for not being here lately, but we had an offer from my cousin to move into her house while working on our own house so that we are not living in a garage. It took us two days to move stuff by car but we are getting it done. We are having to refinish the bedroom floor so that we can move into the bedroom but for now we are sleeping in the livingroom, but WE ARE INDOORS, YAY!

I am still currently working on next book which looks like it will be a full-length novel but will be a freebie to all subscribers to the newsletter. I am actually working on three books at one time which are going to be freebies in three different genres. I am pushing right along. My husband cleaned out a year’s worth of trash from my cousin’s garage in exchange for a 1991 ford explorer which will be our second vehicle that will be used for our nonprofit helping the homeless and needy families.

I just wanted to give an update on what things are happening and to let everyone know we are okay. I wish everyone a glorious and blessed day.