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 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 4/2/2017

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday. It has been a beautiful day at my sister-in-law’s house and have spoken to my husband twice today. It’s doing me some good to get away from the tent and my stepmother and I am feeling pretty relaxed. I have been spending most of the day taking notes from some book publishing courses and will be doing some writing here shortly. I was up with my sister-in-law until about one o’clock this morning working on my book.

I have one of my older dogs with me here and miss the other three at home. I miss my husband but we needed this time apart from each other. I will be going home tomorrow and then back to the new house on Tuesday to do some more work on it. It is hard to get it done fast on a fixed income but we are managing. My sister-in-law is pretty agitated with her current situation and wanted some company so we can lean on each other.

I have gotten back on my medications regularly now and I seem to be leveling out and becoming more stable. For most of the people around me, that is a good thing. Well, it is early evening here and the sunset is beautiful. I am able to sit relaxed and think a little more clearly and have become a little more productive instead of sitting in a funk because of my mental status. Everyone has been very supportive and enlightening.

I have learned some new things within my publishing notes, webinars, and study courses. It has been an awesome experience learning all these new things to get my books ready for the world of becoming a published author. I learn things through my writer groups on facebook and see how many of them are very supportive. I look forward to checking in every day and seeing what new things have been going on and what I might have missed.

So, everything on my end is mellowing out for now and I can only do things to keep positive but God knows I am going to hate to have to go back to that house and tent tomorrow. I have to because I miss my husband and other dogs and they are the only reason I am going back. Well, let me get off of here and get some writing done and I look forward to my next update tomorrow so I wish everyone an awesome and blessed day.

 

Daily Journal 03/29/2017

Hello, everyone. Today could not be much more beautiful than it is right now. It is in the lower 80’s, slight breeze, and all of God’s creatures doing their daily habits. Yesterday was a bad day in disguise. I was okay at my sister-in-law’s house and around family, but once we got home to our tent, things went south. There was a power loss while we were away which fried our wireless router to start things off. Then, having to deal with the internet provider to send someone out to check things and bring us a new router. Before all of this, on the drive home I started to feel anguish, torment, and depression all at once. By the time we had gotten home I was in full blown fallout which caused the first argument my husband and I have ever had in our three and a half year marriage.

The funny thing about it, it was blown all out of proportion by the stupidest thing, the car overheating. I am canceling my therapy sessions this week because I really don’t want to be around anyone, I guess that is why the writer’s lifestyle is a perfect match for me. I am just so done with living in this tent and being around this woman that really just makes me sick because she thinks she is so much more above everyone else.

I now know that it is time for us to get into this house before I have a complete meltdown and tell this woman what I really think of her and cause more undue stress for my father-in-law who doesn’t deserve it. Yes, he has enabled her to be like she is, but I don’t want to be the reason he has a heart attack or stroke because of her over-the-top complaining and bitching. The guys have asked me to bite my tongue but I don’t know how much more stress I can take. To just hear this woman’s voice makes my skin crawl, and I am not exaggerating. So, I will go lie down for a minute because my head is scrambled right now and it is taking a toll on my body. I wish everyone an awesome Spring day and be blessed.

Daily Journal 3/27/2017

Good morning everyone! It’s me again with my cup of coffee in hand and a mind full of stories. I am feeling pretty good this morning and ready to begin my day. My husband is awake also and having coffee with me while he watches the ID Discovery channel. I worked on my book last night until about twelve thirty before going to bed.

I got up a few times last night but I feel pretty rested this morning. We are going to go visit with my sister-in-law today to check up on her. I have my pile of notes sitting here on my desk that needs to be put into my book and it is about six inches high. So I have my work cut out for me. It looks like it will be nice outside so I might walk away from my desk and go sit outside on a blanket and work on my book.

You can tell it is Monday because I can’t even wake up before the telemarketers start calling. They have been bad here lately and are aggravating. This will be a short posting this morning but I will update it later after seeing how my day is going. Have a good day at work everyone and be blessed.

Daily Journal 3/26/2017

Good afternoon everyone. Happy Sunday! Get plenty of rest because you go back to work tomorrow to begin your work week all over again.  I have been up and down most of the night and finally decided to get up and get to work on my writing. I have begun writing my second book as scheduled and almost finished with the next short story. After finishing all my research for the book I decided to walk away for a couple of days to take a break before writing it. I am now working on it and it has been fulfilling thus far. I am excited about it and also the fact that it will help people who are struggling with certain issues.

I have even thought about the idea of starting a support group to also help people struggling and given that with my experiences I could run it myself along with having guest speakers on the subjects. It was just an idea but one never knows what the future holds. I could still write my books while traveling and maybe even publish a newsletter concerning the topics and what progress we have made with our groups. If anyone has any feedback on this please leave a comment.

Other than that, it is a very beautiful day here in Dalton, Georgia where the sun is shining, a few Spring showers here and there, and watching all of the flowers blooming. There is a nice cool breeze for which I am sitting next to an open window in the tent and feeling the breeze. My husband is doing what he does best and that is playing his video games. The dogs are laying out in the sunshine and chasing wood bees. I love Spring days they are so relaxing and make work more productive when it comes to writing.

I have so much research for this second book that sometimes it makes my head spin trying to get it written. I feel pretty confident about writing it and can’t wait to see the physical copy in my hands. I already have a marketing plan in place and I am excited about that as well. I hope everyone is having a great day too. We all should be lying by the pool enjoying the water and soaking up the sunshine. I will have that maybe one day. Well, it’s time for me to go back to writing and I wish everyone a happy relaxing and safe day. Be blessed.

 

 

Daily Journal 3/19/2017

Greetings everyone! What a wonderful day to be alive. The sun is shining, birds chirping, and a nice breeze blowing. Well, I got half of the garage cleaned yesterday and until the guys move the stack of wood tomorrow to the house then I can clean the rest. I am doing laundry today and the tent is cleaned, the dogs are laying outside the tent in the sun. It is an awesome day.

I am feeling pretty good today and ready for whatever the day throws at me. My husband is playing his video games and giving me peace and quiet to do some writing. I worked on some more research and notes last night and will be finishing them up after writing this journal entry. After I finish writing down the rest of my research notes I will be implementing them into my writing software to organize. I plan to begin writing that book tomorrow as expected and look forward to spending probably about a month on writing it.

If you want to see what all the books in the series will be about, I will be posting the book covers for them on the book launch information page of this site directly after posting this journal entry as well. The dates below the last three are approximate publishing dates due to the graphic nature detailed in each one. Writing them will cause me to have to remember each event and reliving them again in my mind so it might take a minute to write them. I will keep them updated in case the dates change.

After publishing this, I will also be posting a chapter from the first book. Just keep in mind that it still needs professional editing before publishing. It will give you an idea of what things the book will be talking about. I feel good about sharing my story and helping someone else through my experiences.

Well, it is time for me to get started and I wish everyone a great and blessed day. 🙂

Daily Journal 3/18/2017

Hello, everyone. It is such a beautiful day outside. It is sunny with some clouds and that is because the wind is blowing the storm clouds in, but it is still beautiful. It sure does beat the cold and freezing temperatures, the rain, and the snow. I am ready for Spring. I didn’t get to bed until around four this morning and my husband woke me up around noon just so he could go back to bed. 🙂 I am sitting here drinking some ice tea because it was too hot and humid when I woke up to drink any coffee. My motivation is picking up a little and I have some projects to complete here today before sitting down comfortably to write.

I am feeling pretty good right now and my energy is getting better, still a little congested but it will go away eventually. I am excited about getting some short stories posted today on my blog sites and finishing my note organization to begin writing the second book on Monday. There is just so much research and information going into this second book and that is mostly the reason for it taking so long to begin writing. It will be a novel and not a novella.

Today I have a garage to clean out and organize, a tent to straighten up, I need to put some ice and water bottles in the cooler, and a rabbit to feed. 🙂 I guess I should also add cleaning out the car to that list as well. As much as I would just love to sit here and write, I can not resolve to forget about my other responsibilities. When we were living in a house the first thing I did every day after coffee was to clean the house and take care of feeding the dogs before doing anything else. That was my routine because I could not get comfortable until the house was clean and smelling good.

Well, enough about what I have to do and get up and start doing it. I will be back later and I hope everyone has a great and blessed Saturday.

Daily Journal 3/17/2017

Happy St. Patricks Day Everyone! Did you have your green on today? Did you kiss the Blarney Stone or were you too busy chasing that little leprechaun trying to catch his pot of gold? It was an okay day for me, not too much going on. My husband and I had doctor appointments this morning and we only had enough money to get his prescriptions but I am good on medicine until the first of the month. He needs his more than I need mine is the way I look at it. After that, we came home to the tent and went back to sleep for a couple more hours since we had to get up so early.

My lower back has been burning and hurting all day, so much that I almost went to tears. I took my pain medicine and it just didn’t seem to help. I take it like it is prescribed and sometimes only as needed because I am not one who likes being “high” and without control. If I have to drive somewhere in the morning, I will skip the morning dose because I don’t drive under the influence.

I haven’t been sleeping well lately and my anxiety is up there. My anxiety and nerves are so bad that it is causing me to have hives again. I am still battling with some depression or the after effects of it because there is little motivation and I have to sit here and force myself to write because I have placed goals and deadlines on myself for my writing. I do not want to see failure and feel the regret of not finishing or completing my goal.

Being in this tent plays a large part in my depression because I want to be in this house so bad. I want to be back indoors living a normal life even though I try to live a normal one now in this tent. I stay isolated to this tent because I also suffer from a social disorder and I feel safe isolated away from everyone. That is what makes me a good writer because I have no distractions and no social life except for my husband and sister-in-law. My husband thinks it is funny when I have to go shopping because he can never keep up and he says it is like I am running a marathon because I can’t sit still very long around people. I feel that I am prepared enough that I can just go in get what I need and get out. So he stays in the car while I shop so I don’t wear him out.

The dogs have been really good since we have been here and my father-in-law says they are great at killing the rats around here. 🙂 We have a rabbit outside in a pen that the dogs just love to go inside and play with her. We have had her since she was a baby. She likes to play with us and it is funny to see her slap the food bag out of your hands. My animals are what keeps me going although I still have bad days where my mind is full of bad thoughts. I’m sorry if it seems like I am rambling on but I see no sense in sugarcoating anything and I feel that I need to tell it like it is.

If it weren’t for my husband I think I would have fallen apart long ago. He is my rock and shoulder to cry on when needed. He has his issues, but he places mine before his mostly. It is so hard for me to sit here right now because my back and hips are really achy. Well, I think I have bored everyone enough now so I will end here and I wish everyone a great evening. God Bless.

Daily Journal 3/14/2017

Hello, everyone! As you can see, I’m here writing. It has been raining, sleeting, and snowing here since this morning and I do not drive in that mess. I woke up feeling pretty good today and ready to get back in the craft of writing. My husband is here doing his favorite thing and that is playing video games but it doesn’t bother me while writing because I have learned how to tune it out.

I have had my coffee and cigarette and I am now ready to get into my writing. I lost my computer over the weekend due to technical difficulties but I now have it fixed and ready to finish up my notes for the second book which should have been done over the weekend but things happen. I guess it forced me to take a break from racking my brain on my writing.

I am bundled up here while sitting in front of the computer and getting my thoughts together on where to start first. I have a short story that needs finishing to be published on a blog site and I need to finish up my little notes to begin writing my second book. Where to start?  So everyone, have a blessed day and let me get started.