Daily Journal 3/16/2018

Good morning to all my friends and family. It is about ten minutes to ten in the morning and the day looks beautiful. I started planting my seeds the other day to start our garden and have been tending to them daily. I can’t wait to see my little seedlings just so that I can begin talking to them.

Sorry I had to stop and go back to bed. I saw my back doctor yesterday and he increased my pain medication which took it all out of me this morning since I hadn’t had medication in a couple of days. That is part of the reason why I haven’t posted as much because of the discomfort and pain that I was having to endure.

When they did the neck procedure on me, it relieved about seventy percent of the pain in my neck but opened it up for me to feel everything going on in my lower back. From the lower back all the way to the bottom of my feet I feel pain and discomfort enough to keep me from concentrating on what needs to be done. It was an awful experience for me. I do not tolerate pain very well.

Anyway, I am doing better today and look forward to catching up on everything. I want to get back to writing my books and seeing them published soon. The goal now is to have two books published next month. I have two works in progress and I am having an awesome time writing them. I have missed writing here and keeping you all up to date on my life and events.

Anyone with a birthday today let me wish you a very “Happy Birthday” and I hope everyone else has a very awesome Friday and “Happy Weekend”. I need to go now and get some things done and completed before the day’s end. Have a great Friday night and will post again soon.

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Daily Journal 2/26/2018

Good afternoon everyone. How are we doing today? I am feeling pretty good today and looking forward to the rest of my day with some writing. The house is smelling good and clean and some smooth music is playing while I am posting this. I write better when there is nice music playing. It seems to drown out all the noise around me.

It has been raining off and on all morning and I have sat out on the porch for a bit while getting the dogs out. I love the smell in the air after a good rain. So, did everyone have a good weekend? Mine was very relaxing and I took somewhat of a break from writing to clear my head and feel that there is no stress here like there is at home.

I had to go to my site and change the code for the free ebook so now everyone should have no problem downloading it. I have had some people say that they have enjoyed reading it, but it will only be free for a little while longer before going up on Amazon for sale. Please get your copy now while it is free.

Well, my day is full of getting things done with the two books that I am writing because my deadline is getting close to having them sent to the editor. I am excited about being a published author and look ahead to all the other books that I will write. I have a short story that I have to finish for the site so I will end this post here and wish everyone a “Happy Monday” and will post again soon.

Everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday” and to everyone else have a great and prosperous day. Take care.

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 1/13/2018

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 11/25/2017

Good Morning everyone. How are we doing this morning?  I woke up feeling pretty good this morning and have been doing things around the house and I have made my to-do list for the day. Everyone is having coffee together and watching one of the nieces play the PS4. It has been a pretty good morning so far and I look forward to the rest of the day.

My writing is progressing nicely and I am still on schedule towards my goals for publishing. I spent a few hours last night editing the next chapter of “The Battle for Joshua” and it will be the freebie for my mailing list. I will be writing the fourth chapter to my next book today which is part of my goal because I have a plan to write a chapter every day.

As far as my long distance goal is concerned, I have enough books to write until December of next year. It will be a couple of books per month which will build my list of published books. I want to be a career writer which is my main goal.

My husband and I are looking into buying some property in another state which will be better for us in the long run. We are tired of renting and always having the threat of being evicted and having slumlords who don’t want to fix anything but want their rent money.

We are looking to have something we own and enough space for what we need to be comfortable. We will be homesteading while we build our dream house. It will be a fresh start for us and we have been needing this for a while. We are very excited about this and are making our plans to get started.

Well, I hope everyone is having an awesome Saturday morning and to everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday” and to everyone else, have a good and relaxing day and enjoy your family time this weekend. Take care.

Daily Journal 11/13/2017

It’s Monday!! I hope everyone has a great first day of the week. I woke up about an hour ago and noticed that it is very overcast outside and gloomy. I feel pretty good since I don’t have to get up early in the morning to take kids to school. Although, it did allow me to feel like a mother since I have to deal with infertility.

I love my great nephews to death, even when they are hellions at times. I love having kids around and watching my husband play games with them is even more fun. He is their favorite uncle and they also love him.

I am sitting here drinking my second cup of coffee trying to wake up because I have a doctor’s appointment this morning and then I get to come home and clean the rest of the house up before sitting down to get some work done. I have my list done and ready for the day’s work and will be getting things done today.

I am excited about getting some writing done along with editing a finished manuscript. I am close to getting both of them published and look forward to it. Money is tight but I am the budgeter and always stretch money to cover everything. I am waiting for my birthday and Christmas money from my dad to get any books that I have done published.

I have been working on some more short stories that will be another book, but some are for my website. It is now time to get ready for my appointment and I wish everyone with a birthday today a very “Happy Birthday” to everyone else an awesome Monday. Take care.

Daily Journal 10/17/2017

Hey all! How is your day going? My husband and I were up at four thirty this morning drinking coffee with my sister-in-law and I stayed up until about seven o’clock before having to go back to bed to sleep off medication. I feel pretty good this morning and did some errands today.

I am going back to couponing to create a stockpile of stuff again. I find it relaxing and it keeps me focused. Plus, I like saving money. I have bought about five hundred dollars worth of food and only paid one hundred and thirty dollars for it.

I have been editing “The Battle for Joshua” one chapter at a time with two rounds of editing. I have already gone through the whole manuscript with the red pen and now I am using my editing software for the second round. The third round will be having it recorded and listening and following along to see if I missed anything. After that, it goes to an editor for professional editing. I am looking forward to it getting published.

I have already written the third chapter of the next book and will continue to write some more on the book this evening. It will about thirteen chapters and I feel it will be a good story. It is the first book in a series that will be very interesting to read.

Well, I am going to finish this post so that I can begin working on my book again. “Happy Birthday” to all that have a birthday today. Everyone else I hope you have a very pleasant evening. Take care.

Daily Journal 10/7/2017

Good morning everyone. Happy Saturday! I hope everyone didn’t party too much last night? I went to bed early last night on account of not feeling good mentally and got up early this morning and cleaned the house and I am not sitting here after two cups of coffee drinking a diet soda and getting my daily stuff done.

Everyone is still asleep and it is quiet around here being eight o’clock in the morning. I made my enchilada’s last night for dinner with a small bowl of ice cream for dessert before going to sleep in my husband’s arms. Even the dogs are still in bed with daddy.

I am looking forward to a beautiful day that is overcast right now but it could be raining outside and I would still call it beautiful because the rain washes the air clean of pollutants. I was not able to stick to my goal last night due to mental issues but will be getting them done this morning.

I also need to get some marketing done for my two books that are already published on Amazon so I can see more book sales. I have started chapter three of the new book and it looks promising as far as my friends say because I have given them the first two chapters to read and give me some feedback.

This is the best time for me to write when everyone is still asleep because it is quiet with no distractions except the washing machine since I have many loads of laundry to do today because Saturday is when all rugs and bedding get washed and changed.

I know this is a holiday weekend for most of you and I hope you enjoy it to the fullest. It is time for me to get to work before everyone gets up and to everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday” and everyone else I wish for you to have an awesome Saturday and weekend and may your dreams and aspirations come true for you. Take care.

Daily Journal 9/1/2017

“Happy September 1st, everyone!!” I cannot believe this year is almost over and how fast it flew by. First, I want to send my prayers to Texas for their tragedy and wish the very best for them. Secondly, our power situation has been taken care of and everything can get back to normal. I am thankful that everything works itself out if you are just patient.

I am now working on my schedule since coming back from buying things for the house. I look forward to finishing my manuscript and beginning the editing process so that it can be published. I am excited to see my books published and shared with the world. I have one and a half chapters left to write before the first round of editing.

I am feeling pretty good today but still have some house work to do as well and have about two loads of wash to get done. The kids have had their dinner and are playing in their room so I can get the house cleaned and wash done. My mental status and anxiety have come down quite a bit and doing better.

Well, I have to stop here to get things done but to everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday”, and to everyone else have an awesome Friday night. Take care.

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.