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.

Daily Journal 4/7/2017

I am so excited today. I just published my first book and it is live on Amazon. Here is the link to check it out.

https://www.amazon.com/author/brandipayne

I am having a good day so far and now it is time to get my marketing on the ball.

I am setting up my email list and working on some novellas, or short novels, and will be giving away some freebies soon. I hope everyone is having an awesome day and be blessed.

Daily Journal 4/5/2017

Good morning to all my friends and family. I just woke up to a nice thunderstorm outside. I went to bed about four o’clock this morning because I wasn’t tired and was sitting here working on outlines for my books. I am setting them up so when it is time to write a specific book I already have the outline done. I am waiting for coffee to brew and I have a bit of a sore throat but other than that I feel pretty good and ready to write.

Writing is my coping mechanism for stress and depression. It is very relaxing to me and I seem to think better. I find that my best time to write is in the morning even though I write all day long and work on my drafts to manuscripts. I am on schedule with my goals and very excited as June gets here to publish at least three books.

My husband had to fix a few leaks in the tent this morning so that we don’t get flooded so we will see what happens. He is sitting here playing his video games and had to go to a church this morning to get food and brought me some snacks. The thunder outside is getting pretty loud but I love thunderstorms. Ahh, my coffee is done and it tastes so good.

My mental status is pretty good this morning but like I said before, the day isn’t over with yet. We are not going to the house until the weekend to continue working on it. It won’t be until May that we can get it inspected and for me to have the money for the utility deposit which means some of the bills are not going to get paid. But that has been the norm lately.

So, my day is going to be good because I am going to think positively and keep pushing forward. I hope everyone has a great hump day and be blessed.

Daily Journal 4/4/2017

Good morning to all my friends and family. It is about ten o’clock this morning and I am sitting here drinking coffee with my husband looking forward to the day of writing. My spirits are pretty good this morning just trying to wake up. I hope everyone is having a good morning and most of you are probably at work by now except for my West Coast family and friends who should just about now crawling out of bed.

It is a beautiful day outside and I can hear the birds chirping and singing. I pretty much slept most of the night and it felt pretty good. I got some things together last night and set some writing goals for me to complete. If all goes as scheduled I should be able to have at least thirty plus books published this year. Which will make me very excited to be a published author. I have word count goals for every day and it should be very fun to see my stories come to life on paper.

I will begin publishing books in June but for now, I am going to be writing them and holding them until I have the money to get them published which will be June but I do have crowdfunding campaigns going to help out just no donors as of yet.  Well, I should get off of here to get to work and I wish everyone a great and blessed day.

Daily Journal 4/3/2017

Today I came home but my day started off crappy because when I went to get in the car to go it wouldn’t start. I tried several times and then it would start, run for a few minute’s, then it would die. My sister-in-law’s fiancee had to drive out to pick up my husband to come fix it. When he arrived he instantly found out the problem and corrected it and then we drove home. When we pulled into the driveway, we were met by my other dogs who were ecstatic to see me. I want to say it felt good to be home, but it really wasn’t. I was happy to be reunited with my husband and dogs, but I seemed to get depressed with the thought of being here again.

I appreciate everything my father-in-law has done for us but his wife just gets under my skin too quickly. Everything was going great today until I went to make some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches since that was all we ate today when my step-mother-in-law started in on me again about how we need to help pay their bills and put food in the house. I have already explained to my husband why I refuse to put any food in their house because one, our food money has gone way down below a hundred dollars, and two, she wastes so much food. She could make a full pot of spaghetti that we eat half of at dinner and then wants to throw the rest to her dogs.

She doesn’t believe in leftovers except for her nasty pinto beans that we have to have two nights in a row. We took care of them for almost seven months with food and paid half of their electric bill for a couple of months and that doesn’t mean anything to her. We are living in a tent and running power by a drop chord so I know that we are not running that much electric but she has to complain about everything except for her side of the family who can do no wrong. They are perfect and better than everyone else.

Anyway, we are going to sit down with them tomorrow and talk and we might just have to leave and be out in the streets until we get this house inspected which now has been pushed to the first week of May due to financial reasons. We gave them the last thirty dollars we have and it isn’t good enough for her. So, whatever happens tomorrow I will keep you updated.

On a quick brighter note, I have got my whole plan of writing set up for the rest of the year. I have my goals set in place and will work towards that to keep my spirits up. Well, I wish everyone a good night and sweet dreams. Be blessed.