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

 

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Daily Journal 2/2/2017

Woke up about seven thirty this morning which was about thirty minutes ago and still a little groggy but I’m here writing and talking silly with my husband as we drink our coffee. I just took my insulin and waking up a little more. I hope today will be a blessed day. My husband was going to work on our car today but guess what? It’s raining, lol. My mind is starting to wake up and full of book ideas which are running amuck in my mind right now. I decided to write another chapter for my first book so I have been doing a lot of research for content and it is almost ready to be added to the book. I’m also finishing up my research notes for book number two which will be a long book but full of information that can help people. Well, I will be cutting this short and sweet because I need to get some short stories wrote. Have a great and blessed day today everyone. 🙂

Daily Journal 1/30/2017

Well, it’s a new day and a new week for me and for creative thinking and writing. I have spent the last two weeks doing research for my second book while my first book is being edited. I have been up since 6 am and I have had my first cup of coffee and now I am ready to start my day. The sun is just coming up and I feel pretty good so far. I had a weekend of not feeling well with lower back pain but I am still here writing and being creative. I am anxious about this week and where my creative mind will go. I have my list of blogs to write and trying to follow my schedule but I also have a doctor’s appointment today for my back since we are trying to find out what is wrong with it. Other than that I will get my day started and will write soon. Please post those comments about my writing and give me some feedback. Have a great day everyone and keep those creative juices thriving.

Daily Journal 1/24/2017

Well, it is going on eight o’clock this morning and having my first cup of coffee while I wake up. I am on schedule so far and everything is going okay. Hubby is still asleep which makes for better writing, lol. My girls(dogs) are still in bed with daddy and everything is quiet. I am trying to wake up and still a bit tired but I must press on and get things done like any writer should. My lower back is still a little achy but tolerable. I am ready to begin my day of writing. I have two short stories for a book done, I will be writing some short stories for sites, and working on some more research for the second book while the first book is in the third round of editing. Today will be a good day. My hubby has been such a great supporter of my writing and I love him dearly. Who knows maybe I’ll write a book about how we met and got married, lol. Well, time to get to work, I am half done with the first cup of coffee and ready to start the day. Have a blessed and progressive day everyone.

Daily Journal 1/23/2017

With it raining all night our tent floor is wet and had a few little leaks last night. I went to bed somewhat early last night to get a full night sleep to which I only got up once last night which is good for me. I got up about 6 am this morning and I am beginning my day. I am listening to the coffee brewing and can’t wait for that first cup. Besides this daily journal, I keep a written journal every day. I am somewhat achy this morning in my lower back and hips but I have taken my meds and starting today with a fresh start. Hubby is still asleep so I can concentrate on my writing quietly and have decided to add another chapter to my first book and almost ready to start writing the second book of the series. It has taken the better part of ten days to do research on the second book and I am anxious to start writing. I have a lot of information for this book and it will be full length while the first book is a novella of about thirty thousand words. I am also working on putting a newsletter together so keep an eye out for it. Okay so let me tackle the day before hubby gets up. I wish everyone a great day and may you have a very productive day. God Bless.

Daily Journal 1/8/2017

Woke up to freezing weather in this tent this morning with it feeling like one degree outside and trying to keep warm. I hardly slept at all last night, had sister-in-law spending the night with us in this tent. I am enjoying my second cup of coffee and everyone else is waking up. I plan on working on my second book today. Just trying to catch up wth everything today. Doctor put me on different medication and I am waiting to see if it will work and have back doctor appointment tomorrow so hopefully, I will find out what is wrong with my back and get something to help with it. So other than freezing I am doing pretty good and feel okay, but the day has just started. I hope everyone has a great day and happy writing.

Forgiveness Forgives All

The one thing I have noticed in my life is that forgiveness forgives all. Once I commit to forgiving someone it feels as though this huge rock on my shoulder finally rolls off hitting the ground. I feel less burdened and like I can finally walk straight with my head held high. Whether the other person forgives or accepts your forgiveness is on them but I will not take any resentment, anger, or grudge to those pearly gates with me. Once you have forgiven others, ask God to forgive you and He will. God only gives us what we can bear and He always gives us a way out. I have carried grudges, anger, and resentment most of my life and it has beaten my body down. My body feels 40 years older than it should because of all that extra weight I was carrying around for years. Once I decided to let it all go and move forward, I can now stand up straight with my head high and not feel burdened anymore. Do you ever stop to think that your body aches and pains could be because of a rock that is sitting on your shoulders, or the extra weight you are carrying around? Believe me, if you commit to forgiving others, and yourself, it will lift that load off of you and your body will thank you for it. So when you have time, stand in front of a mirror, or across from another empty chair and talk to that person and tell them you forgive them. Once that is done, forgive yourself for holding all that inside and not letting it go when you should have. Once you have done that, ask God for forgiveness and immediately you will feel the release of the chains that have held that rock or weight on your shoulders. Feel the weight roll off of your back and hear it crashing to the ground. Now stand up straight, look in the mirror and smile at the new person standing there before you. I challenge you to commit to forgiveness and see how much it can do for your life. Become a new creature and experience life with new eyes and sight. Have a blessed day.

Daily Journal 1/1/2017

Good morning world! Happy New Year! I feel great today and it is a new year. It is time for new things and a fresh start. Sorry, I have not been here in a minute, I have been doing some final touches on my first book to get it ready for publishing. Time to start my new schedule and get things going. It is a brand new year and the possibilities are endless. Last year was a hard year but we made it and the world did not come crashing down on us, yet. It’s time to let bygones be bygones and move forward into a new year without any undue stress or resentment. Let’s all be happy and make this year a year to remember. I am already working on book number two of my nonfiction series and should have the whole series done this year plus a few extra books on the side. I have my goals in place and set, now all I need to do is sprint to the finish line. I hope everyone has a great day and a Happy New Year!! 🙂

Turning the Other Cheek

Some people say that turning the other cheek is a hard thing to do and I will agree with that, but only through God are you able to do it. He gives you the strength to turn the other cheek to someone and most of the time it is someone who doesn’t know God that will tempt you. Satan is very cunning and sometimes will even use those closest to you to tempt you into a confrontation. I am not sure if it was God who instilled in me to turn the other cheek but I do know that it has been an easy thing for me to do throughout the years. Don’t get me wrong I have held grudges against people but eventually, I have asked for forgiveness from them and from God. It used to feel like I was being bullied but in all aspect I pretty much was, but I could never find it inside myself to confront the person back. I know that sometimes it can be hard and I do understand that but I always keep telling myself that if someone does me wrong they always get something done back to them later on but never by my hand. God seeks revenge in His own time so it might be years down the road but they will pay the consequences for what they have done. So, just keep in mind that when someone hits you, wrongs you, or sins against you, just turn the other cheek and move on. They will get theirs in the long run.

Daily Journal 12/18/2016

So far this morning hasn’t been so bad for me. I only got up once during the night and was only up for an hour before going back to bed. I got up when my alarm went off at 7 am this morning and have been in front of my computer with coffee in hand. I have my schedule set where I am not doing so much on the weekends but this weekend is playing catch up with everything due to house renovations during the week. I have a great outlook on today and look forward to sharing more of my stories with the world. My deadline is still set to publish my first book in January and I am so looking forward to it. I have it already set up in a budget where half of my royalties will go to Hope Station USA to assist the homeless, one-quarter will be saved and put into the budget for author expenses, and the other one-quarter will be for me. That is how I am going to set everything up. I am not greedy and it isn’t so much about the money as it is in helping people and plus I have a passion for writing. Now on to start my writing. Have a great day everyone and I look forward to your comments and feedback. 🙂