Daily Journal 2/28/2018

Good afternoon all my East Coasters and good morning to all my West Coasters. How is everyone doing today? Happy Hump Day!! Two more days until the weekend and I know everyone is probably waiting with anticipation. I look forward to every morning when I wake up and feel my heart beating and the breath of air in my lungs. Today we go back home and take care of things there and visit with everyone.

I am already feeling the stress of returning and hope we are welcome back with open arms and that the house is not trashed. We have enjoyed our break away and look forward to coming back again. It is very relaxing here and I have been stress-free. We have four of our five dogs here with us and I will be happy to see our other dog who we left at home. It has been a week since we saw her and we have missed her so much.

I am off house cleaning today here because I have kept the house clean while they were gone and now she is doing the house and ordered me to relax while she does the cleaning, so I have time to sit and write. I will be getting some writing done today and yesterday I got some tweets out about my FREE ebook on this site. I have had several people download my book so far and some have enjoyed it very much.

Today, my goal is to get another chapter of one book done and write the first chapter of the second one since I have finished the detailed outline of it. I am happy when I am writing and when I spend time with my loving husband and dogs. That is what makes me truly happy and satisfied.

Since I began writing, I have found that my true passion is writing. It is my real escape from reality and each one of my short stories and books I find that there is a piece of me and my life inside each one even when it is fiction. It is good therapy and very enjoying for me. My husband being a gamer and myself a writer, it gives us space from each other even with us in the same room.

So, it is time for me to end this post and get things ready to go home after I take a shower. I will be here every day posting now that I will be in a stress-free environment and have the time to post and get everything done. So, everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday” and to everyone else, have an awesome day. Take care.

 

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Daily Journal 2/24/2018

Hello everyone. I just got finished cleaning the house and now I can sit and relax until dinner time. We are at our friends’ house sitting with their dad and it has been nice. We brought four of our five dogs with us and they get along great with their four small dogs. Our nine-month-old lab has gone into heat so we are just going to have a good old time with her. At least they only have two boys and one is gone with our friend and the other one here is too small to reach anything.

It has been nice being here and their dad is good people and we have awesome conversations. I have been able to sit and relax and now since everything is done I can work on my writing. It has been great weather here for being February. I call it a heat wave with our temperatures in the upper seventies and eighties.

I will be starting to write the second book that I finished the detailed outline on the other night so that will be two works in progress that I hope to publish soon. I have been doing some marketing and have had two of my book read in the Kindle lending library and a few downloads of my free book, “The Battle for Joshua”. I am having a great time writing and I know it will take patience before sales really start picking up more.

Well, I have a short story to finish and post on the site and wish everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday” and to everyone else an awesome weekend. 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. 🙂

 

Daily Journal 11/24/2017

Good morning all of my friends and family old and new. I do apologize for not posting yesterday but after doing the housework and then raking the yard, I guess I was so exhausted that I fell asleep about nine thirty last night. It is a few minutes before eight this morning and woke to frost on the ground and it is very cold.

I was up a few times last night and taking my dogs outside about four o’clock this morning in a pair of shorts because it was so warm in my room. It is thirty degrees outside right now and I don’t look forward to the next time they have to go out unless I can talk my husband into doing it, ;).

I am still a little fatigued this morning and trying to shake it off. I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving Day even though I missed it yesterday. I had finally gotten my new short story, “Rachel’s Deadly Past” published on the site under the crime drama thriller page. Please feel free to read it and would like any comments and feedback.

Well, it is time to get the day started and I wish everyone a Happy Friday and enjoy the rest of your weekend. Take care.

Daily Journal 11/22/2017

Hello everyone that is not traveling a long distance today to be with family. Those of you that are traveling, you will be in my prayers for a safe travel and return. Well, today I would be prepping for Thanksgiving dinner but this will the second year in a row that I am not cooking due to no money to purchase any food for dinner.

Tomorrow, my husband, sister-in-law, and I will be spending a quiet day and evening at home with each other. Usually, I am the one cooking and I cook a very large meal, but with finances being the way they are, we cannot do it this year. We probably won’t be celebrating Christmas either because of funds being low. It is okay though, we don’t need money to celebrate holidays.

I began writing some more on my short story which is over three thousand words right now and I still have quite a bit more to write. I will be leaving shortly to go to therapy and he would like to see samples of my writing which makes me feel good. I love writing so much that I go through withdrawals when I am not able to write. My husband thinks I’m crazy but my writing is my escape like his video games are his escape.

Anyway, I will keep this short and sweet today but I will be posting again tomorrow. Everyone whose birthday is today, “Happy Birthday” and everyone else be safe while traveling and have an awesome evening. Take Care.

Daily Journal 11/21/2017

Hello and good morning to all. Sorry for it being a few days for my post but I have been doing a massive house cleaning. By the time I was done I was exhausted and needed a nap. I got up and made dinner and have been sitting here working on my short story while eating butter flavored popcorn. I am doing okay so far mentally but still waiting for my medications to get into my system good and then I’ll be balanced out.

My writing is going along pretty good and I am excited and addicted. I can’t see myself doing anything else but writing. I have checked my writing through an app and it says that my readability is grade 6 or 7 so they are easy reads which is what I like because then most people can read my books. I don’t believe in using really big words and want them easy to read.

I woke up around nine o’clock this morning and the first thing I had to do other than using the restroom was taking my dogs out while trying to drink my first cup of coffee. It has been getting a little colder outside and feels like a winter morning with the temperatures being in the thirties all week overnight. So, since I don’t really like the cold due to my arthritis it gives me an excuse to stay in and work on my writing.

Since I started writing, I have become somewhat of a hermit because of my addiction to writing. I try to spend time with my husband and dogs as much as possible but he stays in his video games a lot so it gives me another excuse to sit at my desk and write. My day usually consists of working on the next short story, writing on the new book, and editing the finished book plus using social media to announce my progress and accomplishments.

I am pretty busy but still manage to keep the house cleaned and meals cooked. I manage the household money and make sure the bills get paid. I have plenty of books to write that will get me through the next year and look forward to the next adventure in writing. Well, I will stop here and wish everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday” and everyone else a glorious day. Take care.

 

Daily Journal 11/18/2017

Good Evening everyone. How is your weekend going so far? I am good today, my husband says that my new medication is working because for the past few nights I have not been fighting in my sleep or beating on him. I have been sleeping soundly and not able to hear anything. My husband gets to play his game in peace while I sleep or write.

That brings me to this morning. I got so caught up in my writing last night that my husband was waking me up from my sleep because I fell asleep at my desk. He made me go get to bed. He laid back down with me until I fell back to sleep and then he got up and made the coffee. I woke up at fifteen after seven and felt wide awake until a few hours later when I was nodding off again at my desk trying to get some more work done.

I started to write a short story last night and will be finishing it tonight. It will be placed on my website under crime drama thriller page. I love writing because I can express myself and it is a coping mechanism for stress and anxiety. My sister-in-law loves reading my stories along with some other people. I have so many stories in my head that need to come on paper and I plan to get every one of them into books for everyone to read.

How was everyone’s Friday night? Did anyone party a little too much, lol? It did not even feel like it was Friday night. I stayed home with my husband watching movies before getting on my computer to write.  He is waiting for me to get another book done so he can read it. Well, it time to get to work and I wish everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday” and to everyone else have an incredible Saturday. Take care.

Daily Journal 11/17/2017

Morning dear friends and family. How are we doing this morning? I woke up feeling pretty good and I know it is because they increased the dosage in some of my medications plus gave me a new one to keep the nightmares away. Thank you so much doctor for that because that is the main reason why I haven’t been sleeping much and beating my husband up while I sleep and he thanks you for that, lol.

It is another beautiful day here in Dalton, Georgia with the sun shining and hardly any breeze but there is a mild chill in the air. It was decent enough to take my dogs out and hang outside for a while. I came back in and made the bed and cleaned up around the house and now I am ready to get to work.

I sat here last night and got another chapter edited and will be back to writing on the new book today. I am so excited to get back to writing that it isn’t even funny. I have been going through withdrawals not being able to write. Now that things are pretty much calmed down I can take care of business. It has been a slow progress with all the drama that has been going on but now it is over and a nice quiet place to sit and work on my writing.

I’m hoping to have two books ready for the first of the month to publish and get out into the world and a few more in December ready for the first of the year. I am looking for people who would like to read an early copy and only asking for those people to leave a review on the Amazon website. If interested please send me a message with your email address and I will put you on the list to receive a copy once they are edited and before their launch.

Well, it is time to stop here and get to work. I have a short story to write and post on the site and I wish everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday” and to everyone else have an awesome Friday. Take care.

Daily Journal 11/15/2017

Hello everyone. It is a very nice day outside the sun is shining but it is still a little chilly. I got up this morning and I am on my second cup of coffee. I have gotten the laundry started and the bed linen changed. I plan on getting some stuff done today with my writing. I finished and posted a short story last night and hope everyone gets a chance to read it.

Everyone is up and getting motivated to start their day. My sister-in-law is having coffee with us this morning. They are watching world’s funniest videos and laughing so much. I am sitting here looking over my to-do list to see what I have to get done today and it involves writing and posting tweets.

I will be putting short stories together for another compilation book while working on my manuscripts. I feel very motivated today and look forward to getting stuff done today. My husband has been supporting my writing and I love him so much for it.

I took the dogs out this morning and played with them while I had my first cup of coffee. I love spending time with them since they are one of my coping mechanisms when I don’t feel good. We had to buy a king size bed so we had room while they slept in the bed with us. My two oldest have slept in the bed with me since I first got them at five weeks old and my husband has adjusted to it.

Well, I am glad I got to post this morning but it is time to get going this morning and I hope to get plenty done today. I hope everyone has an awesome humpday and to everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday” and will talk later. Take care everyone.

Daily Journal 11/14/2017

Good morning to all. It is chilly outside but nice at the same time. I started some new medication last night from my doctor visit yesterday and it seemed to help me sleep better. My husband said I didn’t beat him last night so evidently, it is helping. I feel pretty rested and ready to start my day and almost ready to post a new short story. It will be posted under the faith and love section of this website so I hope everyone gets a chance to read it.

My day is filled with writing tasks and getting things done since I have no appointments today except taking my great nephews to see a counselor this afternoon. I have some cleaning left but not much plus getting some laundry done. I am anxious about getting back to writing and finishing my next manuscript. I’m almost done editing one and sending it to the editor before publishing.

I will probably be publishing a couple books at one time in different genres. Money is tight right now so I will be using some money in December to cover the costs of editing and cover design. It is a process but I am going to enjoy it.

Well, time to get to work so I will wish everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday” and everyone else have a great day and don’t work too hard. Take care.