Oh boy!

Going on vaca tomorrow, but DON’T YOU WORRY YOUR LITTLE SELVES!  I will be writing still.  And I’ll probably be deleting it all when I get back in two weeks.  Why?  Because I intend on drinking pretty much every moment I’m awake, and writing and drinking don’t mix.  Unless your intent is a bunch of garbage that you probably won’t remember typing in the first place.

IT’S GONNA BE FANTASTIC!  I CAN’T WAIT!

(ugh)

A little help, please…

So, today is my wedding anniversary, and my hubby is off saving lives (he’s working.)  It’s six years, which isn’t one of the important years, but the fact that he tried to get it off and was denied because no one would cover his shift for him makes me, well, sad.  Not only that, but he found out last night that he has to work Father’s Day as well.  I took five days off work to spend with my husband, and I’ll only have seen him on two—yesterday and (hopefully) Monday.  🙁

But, I got to spend the day with my family which is always rejuvenating.  My son got to scream and play with his cousins.  Much Mexican lasagna was consumed by all (except my son because unless the food has sugar, natural or man-made, he won’t eat it.)

I got some more writing done.  Two more parts published on WattPad today.  A prologue (which gives us a little peek into what Az was like pre-Jocelyn) and another part for Lawson.

I spent about two hours last night while hubby was out mowing the lawn writing down the plot lines of the story and combining them which took a lot more work than I thought it would.  I had originally started X-Team as three separate story lines that weren’t going to collide.  But I had a change of heart and have managed to combine them all into quite the little novel.  There are still a few kinks that need to be worked out, but the plot line is pretty much done.  Phew!

One last thing:  as a new writer on WattPad, the one and only thing I would love to know is whether it’s just family and friends reading my work or if strangers are enjoying it, too.  If you guys know anyone who might be interested in paranormal stories, share the WattPad link for my story with them.  It’s been entered into a contest (yay!) but I need to widen my reader base.  Like, A LOT.  So, any help you guys can provide would be awesome.

Part 11 is up

This means the next part will be back to Lawson and his fellow shifters.  But his story is finally going to start getting interesting.  After all, the worst thing that could happen to a shifter is to be seen by human eyes.  Or is it?  (Dun Dun Duuun)

More happy news.  I HAVE THE NEXT FIVE DAYS OFF!  That means more writing, more spending time with my son, and more sleep.  Three of my top favorite things!

Ahhhh…life is good.

I’m baaaaaaaack!

First of all, I’m sorry I’ve been gone for so long.  Whatever caused that computer issue I had before was so bad that I had to buy another laptop, and I’ve been very careful with this new one.  So careful that I was avoiding my blog for fear that it may have been my problem with the last one.  (It began shortly after I started the blog.  So 1+1=2.)

Secondly, I miss blogging, and the only way I’ll be able to find out if the blog caused the problem is to, well, blog.  It has the possibility of being a costly experiment, yes.  But at least I’ll be able to come down on WordPress if it happens again.

So, anyway, I’m still writing.  A lot.  A LOT.  My brain has been cracked and in the frying pan lately, however, which means I have about 15 different stories started and only one finished.  Part of the problem is that my work schedule has changed.  A LOT.  I got a promotion and now I’m not on the streets as much anymore, working 7am-5pm Monday thru Friday behind a desk.  I love my new position, but it doesn’t leave much time for writing.  I get in what I can, but I’m not making the same progress I was before my promotion.

I’ve restarted the blog/Wattpad story, however.  X-Team 3, in case you need a reminder.  (I know I did.)  I’m in the middle of Lawson’s 2nd part, and it’s going well.  I hope to have it posted to Wattpad sometime this weekend so keep an eye out for it.

That’s about it for this post.  Oh, one other update before I go.  I won’t be posting daily like I was before.  That’ll be a little too much between work, writing, and spending time with my family so I’ll post at least once a week, but probably more.  If you’re subscribed, you’ll be notified when I post so don’t worry too much about it.

I’m not partial to Minnie Mouse

 

See this balloon?  My son gave it to me for my birthday.  It’s currently floating in our family room, being all unassuming and balloon-like.  Well, want to know what the count is for how many times this sucker has scared the crap out of me?  At least ten.  You’d think I’d move it or something after I’ve seen it floating around in my peripheral vision so many times, but no.  I leave it where it is so it can scare me again and again.  ‘Cause apparently I like thinking there’s stranger standing in my family room–at least that’s what my peripheral vision keeps telling me every time I see this damn thing.20150106_185319

Anyone?

Who’s read Game of Thrones? Does it get better? I’m about 100 pages in, and I’ve barely been able to stifle my yawns. I thought this was supposed to be an awesome book.

I’m doing a 2015 book list challenge and one of the books I have to read has to be over 500 pages. So I thought I’d be safe with Game of Thrones seeing as its so good they made a TV series out of it. So far, I’m wishing I had picked something else.

97???

So, last night, I was sitting in my recliner half watching, half not watching The Lego Movie with my son when, suddenly, I get this email from WordPress stating that there’s been an unusual amount of traffic on my website today.  I see this, and I think to myself:  Yeah, okay.  I’m sure that means that ten people have viewed my page instead of the regular four.

Well, jokes on me.  I check my stats:  97 people looked at my website yesterday!

My inner critic is telling me that WordPress made a mistake.  I checked if a search engine brought all these people to my site–no.  I checked if Facebook brought all these people–no.  So, I have no idea where these people came from.  This is why I think it’s a mistake.  Some sort of bug.

Then, this morning, I realized that I’ve been using tags on all of my posts.  All someone would have to do is go on WordPress and type in a word in the search box that I’ve used as a tag, and BAM!  Up pops the post with that tag.  This is the only explanation for the sudden spike in views, and I’m still tempted to believe that it’s a mistake.  We’ll see what happens today.  If I get another spike, then I’ll start believing.  If not, it’s a mistake.

I’m soooo ready for December to end

As far as I’m concerned, I’m screwed. I fell last Sunday at work, and my right shoulder has been bothering me ever since. It got so bad today that I ended up having to call off the rest of my shift. I reported the injury to my employer, and now we just wait. I’m praying it’s nothing too bad. I’m hoping that all it needs is a few shifts off and I’ll come back 100%.

The worst part about all this:  it hurts to type. I don’t know why, but typing on my computer hurts my shoulder. That means I can only write in spurts. I’m going to have a ton of time off work and I can’t write.

I’m in hell.