Daily Journal 1/31/2018

Hello everyone. How are you doing today? Happy Hump Day! The weekend is coming closer for all those who don’t work weekends. This morning I had the procedure on my neck and it went very well. I thought I would panic with them putting injections in my cervical spine but I felt hardly anything. It could have been with all the pain medication I had in me, I don’t know. I woke up from it a little while ago and the only discomfort I have right now is a slight tension headache.

I just had a rough morning because I couldn’t drink any coffee this morning or even water and that sucked. I’m doing okay today which is surprising. Yesterday I was subpoenaed to court for my nephew’s divorce hearing which the only thing that happened was the judge wants them to go to mediation first to see if they can agree on custody of the children. She has not been a parent to these kids since they were in diapers and only comes to see them when it is convenient and now she wants full custody.

Anyway, things can ease down now a little and I can finish writing my next two books which is the goal right now and doing some marketing for the first three books that have been published. I know it will take some time for sales to jump up there but I have patience and I know it will come. I have a list of places that I can market them and I will probably get that started tomorrow and getting them up everywhere. I love my passion for writing and telling my stories.

It is now time for me to move to the next thing on my schedule for today and I will definitely be here tomorrow to keep everyone updated on my progress and to let everyone know how I am doing mentally and physically. Isn’t it nice to have someone put their everyday problems and achievements out there publicly to let you know that there are other people out there that can relate and for you to get to personally know them? I consider you all my friends and family even the new people who get to know me and I appreciate everyone of you.

So let me say good evening to everyone and to everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday” and for everyone else I wish the very best evening for you. Take care.

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Daily Journal 1/29/2018

It’s a quarter to midnight here and I am about to play some games to wind down for bed. It has been a grueling day for me with so much going on. I got up this morning, had one cup of coffee, and then had to clean house since it isn’t going to clean itself.

There are three grown adults in this house but I seem to be the only one who cares what the house looks and smells like. Everyone curses the roaches but doesn’t seem to help me get rid of them and keep them away.

I have cleaned my room and the dogs’ room every day and took a break from cleaning the kitchen to see if anyone else would clean it? It sat with almost every dish dirty in the sink and on the counter, but no one seems to care.

To me, a filthy house is chaos. It drives me crazy. I guess that is part of my OCD. Everything has to be clean and organized before I can even sit and relax. So today I started cleaning the kitchen but was not happy about it and I made it clear to everyone in the house.

I seem to be everyone’s maid, cook, and secretary. No one can seem to help or do stuff for themselves and I can’t wait to see my therapist in the morning so I can vent to him, lol. Tomorrow is my nephews’ divorce court hearing and I had to print up the divorce packet, fill it out, and then drag him down to the courthouse to file it.

I understand that he has mental issues but this is the third time I have filed this paperwork for him because his wife manipulates him. She threatens to take his kids who he has custody of unless he cancels the divorce hearing and so he does.

Everyone relies on me too much to do things for them and I have to figure out a way to break the cycle. If I take a break from cleaning, the house will get filthier and then it will just drive me crazy and I can’t function enough to write or do anything else for that matter.

It’s like I try to concentrate on writing, but the house has to be clean and smelling good for me to relax enough to get the creative juices flowing. So I get up and do everything just so I can sit and focus. Everyone gets on to me because I sit locked away in my room writing and working on things for my book like advertising, blogging, and tweeting.

I love being alone in that sense and don’t care if I ever go outside as long as there are books to write. There are not enough hours in a day for me to get everything done. Right now everyone is asleep and I enjoy the peace and quiet to be able to write.

Sometimes I get up early in the morning and get the coffee going and dogs out so that I can get some writing done before the chaos and drama wakes up around here. I will figure something out soon. I just have to have some faith. So I want to say goodnight to everyone and “Happy Birthday” to everyone who had a birthday today. I wish you many more. Take care everyone.

Daily Journal 1/27/2018

Good morning everyone. I am up early this morning when I should be sleeping in on a Saturday. I know most of you must have had a long Friday night and are sleeping off the partying, lol. My husband and I are having coffee right now and I have taken the dogs out and then they wanted playtime which it is too early for that right now.

I am beginning my schedule this morning with this posting being the first thing on my schedule, so all of you come first every morning. I am doing pretty good this morning and I think the depression is coming under control now. It was a hard couple of weeks battling it. It looks promising this morning for me to get things done.

I have finished another chapter in my next manuscript which I have two manuscripts in progress at the same time. I hope everyone has grabbed a FREE copy of my latest ebook from this site? It has had a couple of good reviews and it is a very interesting story I think. Some of my family has enjoyed reading it. I am looking for some feedback on it, so if you have a few minutes please share it or comment on it. It took a few months to finish it, but I finally got it published and the paperback is on Amazon, but you can get a Free copy of the ebook before it goes on Amazon.

Well, it is time to get going on the rest of my schedule and I do wish everyone an awesome Saturday. “Happy Birthday” to everyone with a birthday today and many wishes for more to come. Take care.

Daily Journal 1/26/208

Good morning everyone. It is three thirty-four here in Dalton, Georgia and I woke up having to use the bathroom and now I sit at my computer thinking about doing some writing on one of my manuscripts. I don’t know how long I will last before getting tired enough to go back to sleep.

The weekend is finally here and I will have plenty of time to get some more chapters written. I am still on schedule with my goals for book publishing and I look forward to adding more books to my author page on Amazon.

The one thing I do know is that every time I publish a book I am very proud of myself and it is one more accomplishment in my book. I just have to keep moving forward with my goals and not allow anything or anyone to deter me from my path.

It is now time to go back to bed and get some more rest before starting my day. I hope that everyone enjoys their Friday and a very “Happy Birthday” to those who will celebrate a birthday today. May you have many more to come. Goodnight and take care.

Daily Journal 1/24/2018

Hello, everyone. I am sincerely apologetic for not keeping up with my posting. Even though I am on antidepressants sometimes the depression does seep through. I have had blah days and feeling depressed for about the last week to ten days. It seems the more I try to fight it the stronger it gets. I have spent a lot of the time in bed and having no motivation.

Today I feel a little better and I am trying to get things done and caught up. Sometimes it is just hard to get motivated when your entire body hurts and you feel so tired. Getting my third book published finally has been exciting and I have been working on two other manuscripts with the goal to have at least two books published a month.

Believe it or not, the writing has been good therapy for me and it gives me a break from reality while I write. I get to disappear into a world that I created and it feels like I am right there watching the story unfold. Yes, the problems will still be there but with a mental break from them, when I come back out of the story my mind has had a break and I am more apt to deal with them instead of letting them stress me out.

I hope everyone had an awesome weekend and completed the plans they had made. We have had some nice sunny days here and I have been going outside to feel the sun on my face. It is so relaxing to be outside for me.  I will try to come out of the depression and post every day just so everyone can see how I am and what progress I have made. I wish everyone an awesome evening and a “Happy Birthday” to everyone with a birthday today. Take care.

Daily Journal 1/13/2018

Good morning everyone. To those I missed twelve days ago, “Happy New Year!!” It is a very arctic cold morning here in Dalton, Georgia. The weather is reading that it is twenty- eight degrees but feels like sixteen outside. Brrr! I have been weatherizing every time I have to take the dogs out. Everyone in the house has just gotten up and we are enjoying some freshly brewed coffee together.

It has been a crazy week with my new book being finished up and published. You can find it here https://www.amazon.com/dp/1976845238 to purchase the paperback but if you go here http://brandidpayne.com/ and scroll down the page you will see a link to get the FREE ebook. It has been a long struggle to get this book published which by my writing schedule it should have been done a few months back. I am just so excited that it is finally done and up for the world to see.

I am still working on my next two books which I am hoping to have published by the end of the month. I just have stories flowing through my being and wanting to explode out to the world. I have been working on my schedule now that all my lists and goals have been edited and made easy to do. You will see my daily journal postings every day now updating you on whats going on here on my side of the world.

Well, it is time to get started and getting my second cup of coffee. Please share this post with all your friends and family so that they can get a chance to get the FREE ebook and enjoy some of my short stories which I will be posting another one today. I wish everyone an awesome Saturday and a “Happy Birthday” to everyone with a birthday today. Take care. 🙂

 

Happy New Year!!

I apologize for not writing sooner but I have been getting year-end things done and I just sent my next book to the editor which I should have back today. If everything goes well today I will be formatting it and then get a hold of the cover designer and then on to publishing.

Things have been really good so far with a few ups and downs, but we have been managing. My goal for the new year is to stop smoking and my husband has been very supportive of it. I was up to smoking two to three packs a day so we know that quitting cold turkey would not be an option because I woke up New Year’s day and didn’t have a cigarette until four o’clock in the afternoon but went through withdraws like nausea, headache, and fatigue.

My husband is working with me on it as a challenge. He has me smoking a cigarette every four hours for the next two days and then Thursday will be a cigarette every six hours and this is possible and workable for me, but he loves me enough to help and support me with it to make sure I meet my goal.

Other than that I have my goals and plans set with writing and I am currently working on two different books at the same time to break up the monotony and will is a nonfiction and the other fiction. The fiction will be shorter of the two so it will probably publish before the fiction which shouldn’t be too far behind it.

I am excited about the new year and I feel I will meet all my goals and plans I have set up. I hope everyone else had a great New Years. My husband and I sat at home, watched the ball drop on the television, got our first kiss of the new year, and then went to bed. Well, I am going to end this post here and get started on my day’s to-do list to get some things finished and caught up. I wish a “Happy Birthday” to anyone with a birthday today and a great day for everyone else. Take care.