Sunday, November 11, 2018

11/11/2018

Good morning everyone. How are you on this blessed Sunday morning? It is five-thirty in the morning here in Dalton, Georgia and it is twenty-seven degrees outside. Brrr! We are in a freeze warning until ten o'clock this morning. Please, I hope everyone has their animals inside a warm place. All of the dogs just went outside to potty and are now snuggled back inside our bedroom on the bed with my husband sleeping comfortably.

I got everything moved out of the kitchen yesterday and all the walls and cabinets have been washed down and are now ready for painting which I will be doing after I finish this post. I have to get out the paint from the middle room and I will be painting the walls first and while they are drying I will be going to the grocery store and doing our food shopping for the house and for our Thanksgiving dinner.

I am doing the cooking this year as long as I don't get hurt in between now and then. It seems like every year that I have to cook, I either throw my back out or having a sprang somewhere on my body that makes it hard for me to move or function. One year, I sprung my tailbone and I was supposed to do the cooking. That was very painful and miserable for me because I couldn't sit or lay down without pain.

This year I have a new family to cook for which I am honored to share my Thanksgiving with. I have my list of dishes to make and have made my grocery list by that menu plus the household list for our regular food. I will probably be spending about an hour inside the store alone checking prices and using my coupons where I can.

This morning, I will be finishing this post, then painting the kitchen walls, then doing my morning coupons today, then going shopping. I will be going shopping alone since everyone hates being in the grocery store with me, and taking my time to make sure I get everything needed. I do hate being rushed because that seems to be when I forget stuff the most.

It will be considered my "me" time away from everyone and giving me time to concentrate on what I need to get. Once I get back and get all the cold stuff put away in the refrigerator and freezer, then I will go back to painting and doing the cabinets and then scrubbing the forty-year-old dirt off the floor and making the kitchen look new again.

After all this is done and the kitchen is back together, I plan on sitting down and writing another article for the paid site I write for. My article seems to get good readings on them which I am happy about. I see my erotica articles get a lot of reads and I am considering if I need to be writing an erotica book for everyone to enjoy?

Once my article is written and posted to the site, I will be working on my books in progress because I still have to meet those goals. There are some people who think that my writing is silly and that I should put it off and do it as a hobby, but it is serious to me and I hope to make it a supplemental income for my husband and I to live a little more comfortably than we do now struggling from check to check.

I only have four books published right now, but by the first of the year, I would like to have triple that amount to bring in the new year with. Right now, I am sitting on one book almost done with my personal final edit before sending it to the editor and three works in progress to finish writing. I am keeping positive about having these books done and published around the first of the month, but it depends on how quick my editor can get them done.

Well, it is time to get to work on painting before the newspapers get here and then it will be clipping my coupons and then heading out the door. So, I wish everyone a blessed day and to those celebrating a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and may you have many blessed birthdays to come. Take care.

P.S- Remember that a percentage of my royalties go into my nonprofit that assists the homeless in becoming self-sufficient, so check out my books and get your copy or two. Thanks and God Bless








Saturday, November 10, 2018

11/10/2018

Brrrr! Good morning everyone. It is thirty degrees outside here in Dalton, Georgia and the wind is howling which makes it even colder outside. We let the dogs out to potty and immediately brought them back inside our bedroom where it stays warm. They are nestled in their blanket on top of the bed and all going back to sleep.

Today, I am sitting in the living room because it is freezing in my back room and working up here, plus I will be painting the small kitchen and cabinets. I will still be taking breaks to get some writing done and it will not take long to paint it will just be time-consuming to do the cabinets and then put everything back.

My writing goals have not changed, nor am I going to change them. I just have some writing to catch up on and will be doing some serious writing here shortly once the kitchen is done and I will be spending most of my time writing. I should have had at least seven books ready for the editor, but life has stepped in and took over for a minute, so now I have to play catch up.

It will be a busy day, but a fun day. I love painting and making things look better and cleaner, it is part of my OCD and sometimes it will even drive me crazy. I will hopefully have a lot to post about tomorrow, but I want to get off here to get my day started.

I hope everyone has a great day and a blessed one. I want to wish everyone a "Happy Birthday" to those who are celebrating one today. It is a beautiful day and time to have a birthday. Take care everyone.

Friday, November 9, 2018

11/9/2018

Good morning everyone. It is me again. :) It is seven thirty in the morning and very rainy here. Today my husband has a doctor's appointment and will be going alone since he now has a driver's license which means I get to stay home and get things done. It frees up more time for my writing as well. While he is gone, I will get the house chores done and then be able to sit and write.

I still have several articles to write for this one website to catch up on it, then there is work that needs to be done for my nonprofit, then there is my actual book writing for which I have taken a couple of days off from to get my notes and other things done. Yesterday I spent a little bit organizing my desk drawers so that things are easier to find.

Sorry, my husband and I laid back down to rest for a bit, but now I am up and ready to get to work. It is nine thirty in the morning and still rainy and gloomy outside. I just got our room straightened up and this back room cleaned and smelling good. Now, I can get busy with the rest of today's stuff and hopefully have a full sheet of check off's.

My first order of business is to get the house chores done first so that the house is cleaned and then I can disappear back here to my room and get my work done. I look forward to working my list and getting things completed because it makes me feel accomplished.

Well, time is being spent and I need to get going since I have a full day worth of work to get done. I hope everyone has a very productive day and a blessed one. "Happy Birthday" to everyone who has one today and may you be blessed with many more. Take care.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

11/8/2018

Good morning everyone. It is now eleven sixteen in the morning, but I have been up since eight this morning. We had to go run an errand first thing this morning and now I am home taking care of some business things. I am trying to get my nonprofit back up and running and have things to do to set it all back up again. It has been slow with medical conditions stepping in and throwing things off, but I am motivated and ready to get it back in gear.

I have many things to do this morning and hopefully will be able to get it all done today. I published some articles last night on one website but I am taking this morning to revamp things to include my nonprofit work as well. I hope to kick off the new year with a bang. There is much that I need to do to set things back up plus get my writing done.

Now that my husband has his drivers license, it takes a lot off of me to do things so I can be home much more to work on things. I now have time that is freed up for writing and preparing my files and paperwork for my nonprofit. I am excited about it and I have faith that things will work out and that it will thrive.

A portion of my book royalties will go into the operation of my nonprofit, so I hope that a lot of you will support our efforts in fighting homelessness by buying one of my books. It will go to a good cause and our plans to help those afflicted help themselves in regaining their self-sufficiency.

Should you just want to make a donation, you can through Hope Station's website: http://hopestationusa.com/

Well, it's time to get to work because I have plenty of it to do. I want to wish everyone a blessed day and a "Happy Birthday" to everyone celebrating today. Take care.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

11/7/2018

Hello, everyone! Today has been an awesome day. My first half of the day has been the best part because my husband passed his road test today and is now a licensed driver once again. Now he can share the driving, lol. We went out and paid some bills afterward and then came home. I just got all my house chores done and now I can sit and get some of my stuff done again.

Now everyone is on my time, lol. I feel pretty good considering the sleepless night that I had. I could only sleep about an hour here and an hour there. I got up to use the bathroom at least eleven times last night, but no accidents, I guess because I was awake most of the night.

There are no appointments for tomorrow, only picking up medication and paying one more bill and that is it. I would then come home, do my house chores and then the rest of the day is mine to do what I please, which everyone knows that I will be writing, lol.

It has been sunny most of the morning, now it is gloomy and raining. This makes for good sleeping weather, but I have things to do that are important. Besides writing, I also have to make plans for the new year which will be here soon enough.

I have to plan out my writing, our budget, and for Hope Station USA which is a nonprofit that I founded back in two-thousand and nine. Here is the link to its website: http://hopestationusa.com/.
She is my baby because I feel just as passionate about helping the homeless as I do telling the world my stories.

Well, daylight is wasting and I promise to make my post longer tomorrow so I hope everyone has a safe and blessed day. "Happy Birthday" to everyone whose birthday is today and may you have many more. Take care.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

11/6/2018

Good morning everyone and how are we doing today? I feel better rested today since I am taking medication like I am supposed to be and getting enough sleep now. I still get up several times a night but I got to sleep in this morning which was a big help. It is sixty degrees here in Dalton, Georgia and rainy. The wind blew really hard all night but everything was okay this morning when I looked outside.

My husband and I are drinking our first cups of coffee and the dogs are asleep thank God, lol. They are usually pretty obnoxious first thing in the morning and wanting their attention. I get a break this morning, woohoo! Things are moving right along this morning, we have to take our roommate to go get his identification this morning.

I will be working on some articles when we return home. I wrote one last night and have some more to do to catch up on them. I also will be writing some more on my books today. I have taken a few days off of book writing to catch up on some other things but will resume book writing today to keep them moving forward.

I am looking towards having several books done by the end of the month and sending them to the editor for a final edit before publishing them. I am happy about getting back into book writing. I had a lapse in my mental health issues but I am back to feeling like myself today.

It is time to go to the driver services appointment for his identification, so I will end this post here and wish everyone a great day and a "Happy Birthday" to all those celebrating one today. Take care.

Monday, November 5, 2018

11/5/2018

Good morning everyone. It is fifty-one degrees here in Dalton, Georgia this morning and it has been raining all night. Everyone is up this morning and my husband and I are taking a roommate to get his new identification card and social security card. He lost them in the move up here and his identification card is expired, so we are getting him caught up on everything.

Hello everyone, Sorry this is a two-part post because we had to leave for a bit before I could finish this post. We got back from taking our roommate to the social security off and the DMV was closed today, so we are taking him tomorrow morning to get his new identification card. It is no problem for us to help him. He has been through a lot with moving up here, thieves breaking into their storage unit and taking a lot of stuff, and then his wife died soon after.

I came home and got my household chores done right away so that I could work on the back room with cleaning the carpet and moving some things. It wasn't much, but it had to be done as well. Now it smells so good in here and right now my husband and the dogs are taking a nap while I sit here typing up this post.

It is not so cold today and I can sit back here and work on my writing. I got behind on some articles which I will be getting them done here in a minute. I can feel my body destressing as I sit here in the peace and quiet. My mind is a little clearer even though my body is hurting a little. My medication has made me a little loopy today but it is tolerable enough for me to write my books.

Well, allow me to end this post here and get to work, daylight is a wasting. I hope everyone has had an awesome Monday and to everyone celebrating a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" to you and may you have many more to come. Take care.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

11/4/2018

Good morning everyone. It is now eight minutes after six in the morning and a chilly forty-one degrees outside here in Dalton, Georgia. Did everyone remember to turn their clocks back an hour last night? I have been up and down all night so it was easy for me to turn them back. I am just getting up this morning and sitting here with my first cup of coffee which I should dump over me to warm me up, lol.

I got my house chores done yesterday and a little writing but not as much as I wanted to, but today is a new day and I am finally getting set in my schedule to take care of the house and get my writing done all in the same day. I need it to be able to move forward with my book writing. I cannot stop now when everything is finally falling together.

The guys will be getting up soon to go to the flea market and that will make it easier for me to get up and get the cleaning done swiftly since I have to clean all the bedrooms today which doesn't take much. As soon as they are gone, I can start my cleaning and hopefully be done around noon and that's when I can sit down and do some writing and things for me.

I have to clean this back room up and clean the rug on the floor, but that can happen anytime today while I work on my stuff. It is more of a take a break kind of thing to break up any writer's block that might come my way. I don't understand why I can come up with stories while cleaning the house, but I have quite a bit of books to write as it is now.

I am actually enjoying these quiet mornings while everyone is still in bed because I can hear that little voice in my head telling me a story or what to write. Yes, I am mental health, lol, but some of our greatest writers in history had mental health issues. I think everyone walking on this wonderful planet has a bit of mental health issues inside them and that's what makes each of us tick.

Well, it is time to get going on house chores, the guys are getting ready to leave and that means I can get things done while no one is here. I hope everyone has a blessed day and a "Happy Birthday" to those celebrating today. Take care.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

11/3/2018

Good morning everyone. It is almost a quarter after eight in the morning and the temperature is thirty-seven degrees outside with a gray gloomy sky. I am not sure that I want to get out of bed this morning because I have been doing a lot of cleaning lately and running around that I have become a bit fatigued and the cold weather doesn't help much. I know a lot of people who love to just lay in bed when it is cold when they have nothing really to do that day. I have a lot of things to do today and need to get them done.

So far the bills are getting paid and we have almost everything we need for the house and things are looking good so far. I am feeling positive about our finances and the hopes of publishing a few books next month right in time for Christmas sales. I have come up with a checklist that will help me get things done and stay on track for everything else.

I will be working as quickly and efficiently as possible to get everything done today and see what progress I have made. If all works out the way I think they will, then I will have a final schedule that I can adhere to. It is just so frustrating when I have a schedule that keeps getting monkey wrenches thrown into the mix that keeps me from moving forward and not getting things done.

I have printed up a list of books that I should have done before December 1st and posted them on my wall above my desk so that I know where I stand with catching everything up to where I need to be. I already know that having every one of these books done might seem impossible but I will try my hardest to get most of them done.

Some of them will be easy ones to do like the children's books and some that are true life events and stories. All these books will be quick and easy to write with most being novellas. The fictional ones being from my imagination will be longer and full novels because when I let loose my imagination, it almost scares me where my mind can go. :)

Well, it is time to get to work if I am going to catch up on things and I have plenty of housework to do before sitting back down to take care of writing things. Everyone is still asleep, but they will just have to excuse me while working around them because they cannot stop my progress of meeting my goals today. I have important things to do and the effort I put into them will benefit my family.

So, to everyone celebrating a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and may you have many more. To everyone else, be blessed in your endeavors today and have a safe and happy weekend. Take care.

Friday, November 2, 2018

11/2/2018

"Happy November everyone!" It is fifty-five degrees here this morning in Dalton, Georgia and pretty nice even though it is cool outside. I have been up since right around eight this morning with a rough night of broken sleep. I got in the shower this morning to help wake me up and now I am sitting here with you great people having my first cup of coffee.

We have moved the new puppies who will be three weeks old this Sunday to a pen on the floor which they are loving because now momma can stretch out and feed them instead of being cooped up in that laundry basket. They are happy and so are the other dogs who have taken turns getting inside the pen and helping momma clean and make them poop.

They all seem to take on a momma role which is pretty cool to see even from another puppy who is just going to be a year old herself. I am working on getting all of the rest of the dogs fixed because we are not wanting any more puppies. We have been puppied out now and just want to enjoy the ones we have now.

It will be great when we can get our property because the babies will have a huge yard to run and play in and can be dogs. I had my mind racing yesterday with all the designing of our house and what the yard will look like and I know that it is part of my anxiety, but I can't help it.

I am sitting here right now and listening to the hoot owl outside who is close this morning and I have not heard any of our squirrel friends who come around and taunt the dogs on a daily basis. I guess they are busy stacking up for the winter.

Our finances have fallen through again the month on my being able to send my books to the editor but with some careful juggling of money I will have us good for next month and should be able to start sending the completed books that are ready to the editor and publishing one behind the other next month.

It is just so frustrating when my plans fall through with getting my books published and crowdfunding has proven wrong for me because no one cares about an author nowadays. They want to fund the future in AI. It's okay though, my season will come when all of my books are published and people are enjoying them.

Well, time to get my daily chores done so that I may sit and get some things done today. I hope everyone has an awesome Friday and a "Happy Birthday" to everyone who has a birthday today. I hope everyone is blessed and prosperous today. Take care.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

10/30/2018

Good morning everyone. It is thirty-eight degrees outside and I am feeling every bit of it in this back room with the door open to allow the dogs to go outside to potty. I have only been up a few minutes and sitting here with my first cup of coffee. My husband is joining me since he wants to drive me to my doctor's appointment this morning.

We are so happy he has his learner's permit to drive since his driver's license expired while he was locked up back in two- thousand and two. He goes for his road test in November to get his actual license to drive, but he is enjoying the fact that he gets to drive. I am happy because now long trips aren't so hard because he can share the driving time.

Anyway, I will get a lot of things done today once we are out of my doctor's appointment. Before I go while I am drinking my coffee, I am going to work on our bills so that everything is ready for Thursday and I know what bills are going to have to be paid. We got in debt for a few months due to some prescriptions that my insurance wouldn't cover and we had to pay cash for, but we should be back in the black this month and out of debt and back on track.

How is everyone out there doing? I feel okay, but still a little sleepy because of medication. My neck has been hurting and is quite stiff this morning. I have my next procedure for my neck on the thirteenth and my husband's next procedure will be on Thursday. We both have bad backs and my neck as well. The doctor is also treating my pain management for my neuropathy which seems to have gotten worse in my feet.

I am going to stay positive and keep pushing forward. I have four chapters left in my one book to edit and then it will be ready to send to the editor for final editing. It is still on track with the goals of having some books ready for editing on the eighth of November. It will be quiet enough for me today to get some more writing done and having more books to publish.

I hope everyone has a glorious day and a blessed one. I will be sitting here hard at work writing and getting chapters done. For everyone celebrating a birthday today, I wish a very "Happy Birthday" to you as well. I still have seven weeks before mine. Take care everyone.

Monday, October 29, 2018

10/29/2018

Morning to all my friends and family old and new. It is eight forty-two this morning here in Dalton, Georgia and a cool forty-four degrees outside. I woke up around eight this morning and just woke my husband up with his hot cup of coffee. We have a recall inspection for our car this morning and then I have to take a friend to the doctor's to get his medication.

Well after picking up the pace a little yesterday I completed most of my check-off list except for three hours of writing. I did manage to get one hour of writing on one book done and after timing myself for an hour, I wrote sixteen hundred and seventy-five words in that hour.

I am still playing with this to figure out what the best way of doing this check-off list in order to complete everything I have listed. There really isn't much on there it is just that some are quick to do and some take time as the writing for instance. It is just playing around with it while still getting writing done.

I am starting to get my head woke up and need to get things together before I leave for the appointment, I wish everyone well this morning and a "Happy Birthday" to everyone celebrating today. Take care.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

10/28/2018

Brrr! It is a cold one this morning. Good morning to everyone out there in reader land. It is forty-three degrees here this morning and gloomy outside. I have not been up long and on my first cup of coffee which with it being so cold in this room, it doesn't stay hot for long. My husband is at the flea market again this morning with our roommate and I am here with the four-legged babies. Sorry for any typos because I am typing with gloves on my hands to keep them warm.

How is everyone doing on this Sunday morning? I am okay so far but the day is just getting started for me. I want to give an update on my checklist progress that I started yesterday. I got three-quarters of my list done, but I was not able to get to any writing last night. I need to either move quicker through my list or move some writing around to where I get an hour here and there to write to keep things moving forward.

I will have at least four books ready for the editor on the eighth of the November and that makes me happy, but I need to get in gear with my writing to keep my goals up to date. I will need to get at least four to seven books ready in November which shouldn't be a problem if I get in gear with writing them. I can do it if I set my mind to it and my hands, lol.

Today I will be going through my list as quickly as possible to see how much more I can get done in a day. I will need to make this post a little short to get started so I want to wish everyone a blessed day and a "Happy Birthday" to those celebrating one today. Take care.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

10/27/2018

Good Saturday morning to everyone. It is fifty-one degrees here in Dalton, Georgia and rainy with a side of gloomy. The dogs have been fed and are bundled up on the bed because it is cold back here. They are now quiet and I am allowed to get some work done. My babies are spoiled and always have to have momma's attention.

My husband went with our roommate to the flea market this morning and it gave me some quiet time. I am now on my second cup of coffee and thinking about how my day is going to go. I have ditched my schedule and went to a check-off list in return because it is almost impossible to get things done on a fixed time schedule when I could just get things done and check it off the list.

Today I will get back into writing but I am going to try an experiment with a timer. I will write for an hour on one book and see how many words I can type in an hour and that will give me a better time frame on how many words a book can be. Some of my books will be the length of a novella, and then I will have those that will be novel length.

My sales have not been great but they have been steady and constant which is okay. I am hoping that my sales will pick up during the holidays while I publish more books. I am not trying to get rich, I just want to supplement my income a little enough to live a little more relaxed.

I have two books that already have ten thousand words in them and they are not even close to being in the middle of the book yet. So, I know they will be long enough. I have a book that I am editing which is fifty-one thousand words and when I am done editing it before it goes to the editor it should still be about fifty thousand words.

I am happy writing and love when I can sit down and explore my imagination and be able to put it down on paper. It brings a part of me to life and I can live in my story where I control the outcomes and drama. It is a safe place for me to be when I am allowed to be there.

Well, it is time to get to work on something else and I wish for everyone to have a happy and safe Saturday. To those celebrating a birthday, "Happy Birthday" and may you have many more to come. Have a great day everyone and take care.

Friday, October 26, 2018

10/26/2018

"Happy Friday!!!" The weekend is here again. How is everyone doing today? I am feeling okay today. I just got some house chores done and now I am ready to sit down and get some things done for me. I have some things, just a couple, to get caught up on and then I will be back on track with my goals.

I went and saw my therapist the other day and my anxiety level was moderately high and she gave me some things to do to bring it back down. She is really pushing the fact that I need to start telling people "No" because it seems to make people want to walk all over me or take advantage of my kindness. I am going to try, but it will be hard.

I made up some lists last night almost like a daily check-off list like I used before which seemed to work instead of setting exact times to do things and I will see how well that works for my situation now. It was good for me in the past and I changed it because I had a husband and needed to make time in my hectic schedule for him.

Now I need to fit everything into my day to keep on track and to make myself accountable for my writing goals. I need to have so many published before the holidays really kick in so that my supplemental income will pick up and we can afford to have a Christmas this year. My sales are not that big right now but they are constant.

I have begun working on my second nonfictional book that is the second book in the "How I Survived" series. I am considering making a companion book to it as well which will have quizzes and worksheets in it. What do you think? I am looking forward to seeing how that book will come out. I know that it will be full of information that everyone can learn from.

My other books are moving right along and I am finding happiness while writing them. One of them is my absolute favorite because I get lost in the story. Most of my books are like that, but this one, in particular, catches my attention.

Well, it is time for me to get things going if I want to catch some things up and stay on target with my goals. I hope everyone is having a glorious Friday and a very "Happy Birthday" to everyone who is turning another year older today. Take care.


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

10/23/2018

Good morning world! How are you? I am okay this morning and finally waking up while still drinking my first cup of coffee. I even got up before my alarm went off this morning. I went to bed last night right after dinner because everything from the waist down was hurting so bad that I couldn't sit still. I took my medication and a pain pill and laid down in bed with my dogs and fell asleep. I think I only woke up once during the night for the bathroom.

Everyone left late last night heading for Florida to take care of some things since my friend's mother passed. They are going to finalize some things down there and should be home tonight. His father is here with us to look after. I just took care of him this morning and got his set up with whatever he needed before coming back here to write this post.

Once I am finished here, I will be cleaning the house up and taking care of all the dogs before doing some more writing and going along with my schedule. I have some cleaning of my bedroom but it is simple to make the bed and sweep and mop. I look forward to today and writing my stories. My husband is laying in the bed still but has had a cup of coffee with me while watching the little dogs act stupid this morning.

I have a little more editing to do on one book and then it will be ready to send to the editor before publishing. I will be picking out the next five book covers around the seventh of the month and having them ready for this set of books to publish. It is exciting to know that I will have more book published and up on Amazon.

I still have plenty of books to write which should keep me busy all the way up until May of next year. I anticipate having approximately forty books published by Summer of next year and being in our new home. My husband and I have been talking about what plans we want for the future and how we are going to go about getting them accomplished.

I am not trying to get rich with my writing, but it would be nice to have it supplement our income since we live on so little money every month. The majority of our money goes on bills and leaves us hardly any free money for us, but I am okay with that as long as the bills are paid.

Well, I need to get going on today's work and keeping up with my schedule. I hope everyone has a prosperous and blessed day and a "Happy Birthday" to everyone with a birthday today. Take care.

Monday, October 22, 2018

10/22/2018

Good morning everyone. "Happy Monday!" It is very cold this morning with it being thirty-five degrees outside. I know it is colder in other places but for me down here in the south, it is downright cold. I'm still a bit sick and feeling like a mucus factory since last night. We had all the dogs in bed with us last night to keep them warm and they made me sweat all night.

I am sitting here in this cold room alone after allowing the dogs to go out to potty and then putting them back in the bedroom where it is warmer. I came in here long enough to write this post and drink a cup of coffee to warm the bones a little. My hands are getting stiff because of the cold so this might be a short post so that I can get back into the warmer room.

I did manage to get some things done yesterday and reached ten-thousand words in y second book which I know will be a long book because I am only dealing with the first murder for now. My other book has hit fifteen-thousand words and I am excited to be possibly finishing them both by the end of this week because they are going to be long and I missed a few days with being sick.

I am also working on a special project for my non-profit to assist the homeless and I just began working on this idea and playing with the idea for now, but it will be a special one I think because it has been running through my mind for a few days nonstop.

I am finally managing to get the bills caught up and getting our finances in place. So, hopefully, I will be sending two books to the editor around the seventh of the month and getting my book covers done. It will be another accomplishment for me and I am very happy about that.

Well, the cold is getting to my hands so I will end this post here, but when the sun comes up and it warms up a little, I will be back out here working on my books. So I want to wish everyone a wonderful day and a "Happy Birthday" to those having one today. Take care.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

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10/21/2018

Good morning everyone! It is nine thirty-eight here in Dalton, Georgia and a cold morning. It is forty-one degrees outside but feels like thirty-five. Brrr! I am sitting here wrapped in my blanket at my computer because this room is normally the screened in porch that leads out to the pool and it is not insulated and just closed in with cheap plywood that has cracks everywhere. So, it is cold in here while the door that leads into our bedroom is closed to keep the heat in there.

What makes it so bad outside is that the wind is blowing and causing our windchill to drop lower in temperature. It is time for me to buy gloves, a scarf, and a hat. Or, I could just snuggle up to my husband with my freezing cold hands against his warm skin and stay in bed until it warms up. Bears have the right idea to hibernate in the winter, I just wish humans would catch on, lol.

I published another article last night- http://gamers.media/he-s-the-gamer-in-the-house and it has already had many views on it which makes me feel good to know that people like my writing. I will be posting another one today under their horror category. It will be a short story and will be published around two o'clock this afternoon.

Sorry for any typos this post might have. My fingers are frozen and kind of stiff. But, today is going to be a good day. I am getting writing done which I did some last night and also got some editing done on the finished manuscript. Another two or three days of editing and I will have another book ready for the editor.

I am still working on multiple books at a time and find it to be fun and it breaks up any monotony because the stories are still fresh in my head. "The Battle for Joshua" sat in my head for a year before it was put on to paper. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C6Z52V8. I live in my stories and that is what makes them coping mechanisms for my mental illness.

Well, time to get to work. I wish everyone a blessed Sunday and to those who have a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and may you have many more. Take care.


Saturday, October 20, 2018

10/20/2018

Good morning everyone. How are you? I wish I could say that I am good this morning, but I have been sick for the past few days and to the point where my body hurts all over. I am doing good this morning to sit here writing to you all, but I can only lay down for so long and then my body will hurt worse. I have been sneezing, coughing, body aches, stuffed up head, and all in all just don't feel good.

I have stayed away from writing the past few days except I was able to write an article last night for a website and that was it. I could not stand sitting up and feeling achy, so I went back to bed. It has been this crazy weather with it being hot one day and cold the next. Everyone in the house is getting sick. Today, I feel like a mucus factory with my sinuses draining and nose running.

I am going to try and get some things done today to play catch up again because with me being sick I have not been doing any writing the last few days which has put me behind on my goals by a few days. I should have had two of my books completed by the end of this weekend but it seems it will be a few days late, but the two children's books won't take me too long to write either.

I have to force myself to stay up today and get some writing done so that I can play catch up and to update everyone, my free giveaway on one of my books was a success being that I gave away a good number of them and now I need to see what my $0.99 Fetish book will do in sales. I have sold quite a few of them and look forward to the time it comes to writing it's other book the hardcore side. I hope that many of you check out my Amazon page and get your copies of any of my books.

Well, it is that time again where I need to get started with my day being that it will be a long one while I am sick. I hope everyone has an awesome Saturday and for everyone having a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and I want to wish you many more to come. Take care.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

10/17/2018

Good morning everyone. It is now seven o'clock in the morning here in Dalton, Georgia and it is still dark outside. I got up just a few minutes before my alarm went off at six thirty. I am now drinking my first cup of coffee while listening to the crickets outside. The dogs are still sleeping in the bed with my husband who had three teeth taken out yesterday.

I have some goals to accomplish today like finishing the editing of my book that is done and it will be shelved until the first of the month when finances will allow me to send it to the editor. I will also be working on the other books that are in progress and hopefully will have two of them ready for editing by the end of the weekend.

This will leave room for me to get the two children's books done the following week. I have a lot of writing to get done since I have so many outlines done for at least another twenty books. I look forward to getting them out for the world to see.

The doctor raised the dosage of one of my nerve pain medications and it really seems to be helping. My feet are not burning like they were, but they still have shooting pains every so often. We will have to see if it really works with time.

I hear the school buses going done the road already and picking up the children around our neighborhood. Sometimes I miss being in school but every day is a learning experience for me. I enjoy every day when I am not depressed or stressed out. Then, it becomes a whole different ball game.

How are you doing this morning? Is everyone up and getting ready for another day at work? I hope that you have a blessed day at work and for you to not have so much stress or chaos. It is "hump day" which means that the weekend is fast approaching and it is all downhill from here.

Well, time for me to get woke up good so that I can begin my day of writing and editing. I hope that everyone has a good day and is prosperous and a "Happy Birthday" to all those celebrating one today. Take care.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

10/16/2018

Morning to all. It is eight forty-three here in Dalton, Georgia this morning. I tried to get up earlier but I had a rough night last night with my neck hurting enough to give me headaches all night. I am sitting here trying to drink my first cup of coffee and will have to wake up my husband here shortly because he has a dentist appointment this morning.

I looked this morning and I have sold the first ebook of my new book that was published the other day. That makes me happy and I have given away several of my free books which will get my book into the hands of readers. This is all good news and I feel accomplished.

Well, it is about that time for me to get him up and ready to go. I know this post will be short and I apologize. I will write another post when I return home from his appointment. I look forward to today because I will be finished with the editing phase of my vampire book and will be shelving it until the finances allow me to send it to the editor at the beginning of next month.

I will be going back to working on my other books today as well. I am hoping to have two of them finished by the end of the weekend and ready for editing. I will then have two others that I will need to finish which will be done this month plus two children's books. That will give me six books done this month and I will be very proud of that accomplishment.

Well, let me get off here and get ready to go. I hope everyone has an awesome day and a "Happy Birthday" to all those celebrating one today. Take care.

Monday, October 15, 2018

10/15/2018

Hello to my friends and family old and new. How are you today? Are we enjoying this awesome Monday? I just got back from the doctor's office and picked up my medication refills. I am feeling a little loopy right now due to an increase in my pain medications because of my neuropathy getting worse. Other than that, I am good so far but it is still early, lol.

My husband is staying close by because when I came home he was on the verge of a panic attack for an unknown reason. I am feeling okay today and not so depressed. Last night, I was able to get two articles written for this one site that I can get paid for.

I am feeling a bit OCD right now because I came into the room where I sit and write and my desk looked like a tornado hit it. I cannot handle things that are not organized. It drives me a little crazy. I still have to sweep my room out and pick up a pile of trash out in the backyard outside the door.

Today, I will be getting some more writing done and finish up the editing on my vampire book so that I can send it to the editor. I have already begun writing the sequel book to the first vampire book. I plan on being ready for publishing next month.

Well, it is time to get things going around here before it gets too late. I hope everyone is having an awesome Monday and I wish a very "Happy Birthday" to everyone celebrating one today. My newest book that was published has gone live on Amazon and today through Friday you can get a free ebook of mine off of Amazon. It is called "The Battle for Joshua" and everyone loves reading it and gives me good reviews about it, so check it out. Take care.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C6Z52V8




Sunday, October 14, 2018

10/14/2018

Good morning everyone. How are you this morning? It is eight o'clock here in Dalton, Georgia and very cloudy and overcast outside. Daylight didn't begin coming up until about seven thirty this morning. I went outside for a minute to grab my newspapers and felt a few raindrops fall on my face. It is supposed to rain this morning and I will love it because it makes for better writing mostly because it is relaxing weather.

I have been up since five-thirty this morning and now the movie Halloween is on the television. I have finished my first cup of coffee and moving on to my water now. I am excited because I published another book last night and it is up for sale this morning on Amazon. It will not cater to everyone's niche but I do figure it's sales will be good.

Tomorrow begins a free giveaway on my book, "The Battle for Joshua" and will run until Friday. I look forward to it moving into the hands of readers. I still have a few other books to edit before publishing and a couple more that needs to be finished so that they can be edited. I figure I should have at least five books sent to the editor and published in total for this month.

I am progressing forward and I am very excited about my near future with many books published and many more to be written. I have changed my schedule around to where I will be writing in the evenings so that I can do other things during the day like helping to take care of my roommate/friend's father who is in a hospital bed from a stroke.

Sometimes he and I sit and chat about things and life and laugh together while I take care of him. It is good to see him laugh. I just heard my husband rustled around in the next room. Maybe he will be getting up soon. I have to go clean the house and get things started and check on the father.

I am really feeling good today because of publishing my latest book last night. It makes me feel proud. Well, I have to get going now and wish everyone a good and blessed day. "Happy Birthday" to all those celebrating today. Take care.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

10/13/2018



Good morning everyone. How are you today? I am doing okay this morning. I slept a little better than the night before but I am okay. It started getting chilly here at night to where everyone is bundled up in our bed at night. All eight dogs are either in our bed or bundled in the blanket on the floor. It feels good during the day and not so hot back here in my room where I am writing this post.

I sat here last night working on one of my shorter books and will be publishing it today up on Amazon. I am excited to have another book publishing which will make four books now. I just finished working on the cover for it last night and because it is a shorter book, the cover was going to be simple enough that I could do it by myself.

Monday will be the first day that a free book promotion is going on for one of my books. "The Battle for Joshua" will begin on Monday with a free ebook giveaway so pick up your copy of it and tell your friends. The promotion will run through Friday and then it goes back to the original price.

My husband just woke up and I gave him his first cup of coffee. He usually sleeps longer than me because I have to get up and get things going for the morning. Plus, I enjoy the peace and quiet while I wake up myself with my coffee. I have some things to do this morning so I will be cutting this post a little short.

I want to wish everyone an awesome Saturday and to everyone celebrating a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and may you have many more. Have a great day everyone and be on the lookout for my new book. Take care.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

10/10/2018

Good morning everyone. How are you this morning? I have been up for a little over an hour now and daylight is just peaking with an overcast look and feel outside. My husband has been up pretty much most of the night on puppy patrol because they and their mother are in a laundry basket nice and comfortable and on the bed between my husband and the wall. he had to protect them from all the other dogs who are curious about the noises.

Now that I am up he can go to sleep because I have all the other dogs out here in the room with me, so it is just the mother, puppies, and him in the bedroom together resting. The mother is doing good this morning. She had six puppies but one was stillborn, so there are five healthy puppies with four black girls and one white and tan boy. I love them so much :).

I didn't get much done yesterday with everything going on, but I am ready this morning to finish editing one book and then editing the second one done and then that will be two books ready to go to the editor when the finances allow. I still have three other works in progress that I will get back to writing today and should hopefully have them done sometime next week and ready for their editing.

I should have at least four books ready for the editor by the end of the month if not more. So, be on the lookout for new books being published next month. I am trying to get books out for the holiday season and ready for a whole new year of book writing. I love my passion for writing and it is a pleasure to see my books in a physical form that I can hold in my hand.

I will be keeping my books up on the site for sale should you want to buy a copy that is autographed if you don't want to get a non-autographed copy off of Amazon. I keep copies here at home with me in case someone buys a copy from the site and then I ship it from home to the buyer.

Anyway, it is time to get to work now so that I can remain on schedule and I want to wish everyone an amazing day and a "Happy Birthday" to those celebrating today. Take care and be blessed.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

10/09/2018

Good morning everyone. How are you this morning? It is seven in the morning here in Dalton, Georgia and the sky is still dark. I have a couple of things that I would like to share with everyone one being a happy moment and one being a sad moment. First, I want to share that I got to see my dad on Thursday for the first time in twenty years. He got to meet my husband for the first time and I got to meet his new wife, my stepmother for the first time.

We met up with them for dinner as they were passing through town on their travels. They were traveling around seeing all of their kids and family members. My dad still looks the same as he did twenty years ago but a little older. his hair is short and he wears glasses. I love my dad and my stepmother. She is nice and seems to be a good fit for him. She will keep him in line, lol.

Another happy but sad note, our little terrier chihuahua mix is having her puppies but one was born dead, so we had to deal with that but one is still alive and moving around. The mother is doing fine and being such a good mother. We are anxious to see how many she has. She is five years old and this is her second litter which she had five but one died and left us with four. We plan on having her fixed within the next couple of months.

On a sadder note, we lost our roommate's mother yesterday who passed away here at home surrounded by those who loved her. It was a sad day. Please say a prayer for the family. She dealt with so much pain and it was comforting to know that she felt no pain when she took her last breath. My prayers are for her husband who she left behind that he will be strong and comforted to know that she is not in any more pain.

Today will be a busy day for me because I am doing the final edit on one book and then it will be ready for the editor and publishing. Then, I have another that I will begin editing today and should have it done and ready tomorrow. I still have four books in the process of writing and will continue working on them as well.

I am still planning to have several books done and ready for the editor by the end of the month. It is taking me some time to work on my addictions book because there are so many notes and information to sort through, but I am working on it. Most of my books are fictional and I love the storylines to them.

Well, I need to get going so that I may get things finished. I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday and now it is back to work. Everyone celebrating a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and may you have many more. Take care everyone.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

10/6/2018

Morning everyone. How are you? I wish I could say that I am good, but I evidently slept the wrong way last night because my left shoulder is really sore and my neck is hurting again. I also have negative thoughts in my mind that I need to be left alone today so that I don't say things I don't mean. I had a hard time staying asleep last night but somehow I manage to stay in one position last night.

I am sitting here drinking my first cup of coffee and trying to wake up off my medication even though I tried to take it early enough last night and went to bed at a decent time, I am still groggy from it. I am hoping that I can shake all this off today and move forward but my feelings were a little hurt and I need to get over it.

Today, I will be concentrating on editing two of my books so that they will be completed and ready for the editor as soon as money becomes available. Once I finish them and set them aside, I will go back to working on the others that have been started and working towards completing them. I need to have eleven books done by the end of the month to be caught up on my monthly goals, but I know that that might be impossible so, I am shooting for at least seven of them total.

Two of them will be really short because they will be children's books that will teach children the basic things like animals, transportation, etc. They will be early readers which I should have them done this month and will have to get with an illustrator to get the inside pictures done unless I choose to do them myself, but they will be counted in the seven I want to have done this month.

I will just stack books and publish them as the money allows and keep writing. I have plenty of books to write with the outlines already completed and ready to go. I am excited about writing and having my books in the hands of everyone in the world.

Well, I have a few things to do as far as cleaning goes before sitting down to edit some books, so I want to wish everyone a happy and awesome Saturday. To everyone celebrating a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and wishing many more for you. Take care.

Friday, October 5, 2018

10/5/2018

Good morning everyone. How are you? I am doing pretty good this morning. it is twelve after seven in the morning and daylight is just appearing. My apologies for not posting yesterday because it was an exciting day for me. I got to see my dad for the first time in twenty years face to face. We met him and my new stepmother for dinner as they were passing through town coming from a military reunion in Charleston, SC.

I was very happy to see my dad and we had a good time catching up. He got to meet my husband for the first time which was a good thing and I got to meet my stepmother for the first time. She is really nice and I like her. My dad seems very happy and looks really good for being seventy-two next month.

Today is going back on schedule and I have accomplished getting two of my new books up to ten-thousand words each and another not far behind so I will be getting a lot of writing done today. I will inform everyone that I am going to put a hold on my short stories, for now, to get my books caught up to where they should be as far as my monthly goals are concerned.

I have some editing to do on a couple others to make them ready for the editor and then on to publishing them. I am working as hard as I can to get caught up per my schedule and will need the time to write and edit them. I will still be posting here every morning to give everyone updates, but I have plenty of books to get finished and ready for publishing. I will be wearing my red pens out here for a while as I self-edit them before sending them off to be edited.

Our wedding anniversary is Sunday and we will be celebrating five years which it doesn't seem that long but we are still having fun and enjoying each other's companionship. So, I want to say "I love you, baby! 😙

Well, time to get things going this morning and I want to wish everyone an awesome Friday and to those celebrating a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and may you have many more to come. Have a great day everyone! Take care.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

10/2/2018

Good morning everyone. It is almost five thirty in the morning here in Dalton, Georgia. I woke up early and figured while I was up I could go ahead and say good morning to everyone. I am still quite sleepy but I am slowly waking up. I am having my first cup of coffee and doing some stretches. It is just taking me a minute to wake up fully.

I got all my errands ran yesterday and got some things accomplished, but by the time I came home, I went out into the backyard and did some yard work. When I got finished with most of it, I felt so tired it was nap time which was a mistake because I know that when I lay down it would be hours before I got back up. Sure enough, my husband woke me up about six thirty last night and my writing time was over.

I have to find a way to stay awake during the day in order to make my writing goals. I know that I will complete them it is just trying to keep myself awake during the day. I am going to try today to stay awake. I might have to go back to sleep for about an hour this morning since I woke up and hour early, but I wanted to say good morning to all of you, my readers.

I want to wish everyone a blessed day this morning in whatever your endeavors are today. I have the whole week off from doctor's appointments except for seeing my dad on Friday so, I have plenty of time for writing and playing catch up on some things that I missed yesterday.

My goals are my goals and I will stick to them to achieve what I set out to do. My writing is important to me and I am blessed that my husband supports me. Some people think that because I sit at home all day that I do not work, but writing is work and it can be mentally draining and exhausting just like physical labor can make you physically exhausted.

I have not earned a lot from my published books yet, but I am patient and know that it will come, but mainly I write to entertain readers with my stories. I am not in it to get rich, I just want something to help supplement my income. A portion of the royalties will go towards helping the homeless become self-sufficient and get back on their feet.

That too has been my passion for many years, but the funding is slow to come in. So, a percentage of my royalties will help benefit my organization to help them. so, from a different aspect, my writing is also important.

Well, it is getting to be that time, so I will stop here and again wish every an awesome day and for those celebrating a birthday, "Happy Birthday". May everyone be blessed with many more years to come. Take care.

Monday, October 1, 2018

10/1/2018

"Happy October!" It is almost Halloween everyone and I can't wait. The time is seven twenty here in Dalton, Georgia and daylight is approaching. I feel pretty good this morning now that I am back on my medication correctly. I am feeling anxious though because I will be seeing my dad in a few days for the first time in many years. I am very happy about that.

We have a few errands to run this morning so this post might be a bit short. I am doing my schedule now and it feels good to be back writing again. I am going to be finishing some books this weekend. I sat down and wrote out my monthly goals for this month and feel that I can accomplish them with no problems.

I should have at least one if not two books going to the editor by the end of this month if the finances hold up. I am trying to get us out of this hole and we are almost there, just a little more to go. My stress is lower this morning than it has been in a long while and my sugar is finally coming under control. It has been less than two-hundred every day now which is good considering that it used to be in the four to a five-hundred range.

Well, I need to get going so that I am not running too late on my schedule. Have an awesome Monday everyone and to everyone celebrating a birthday, "Happy Birthday". Take care.



Sunday, September 30, 2018

9/30/2018

Good Sunday morning everyone! The sun has not begun to come up yet and it is seven o'clock in the morning here in Dalton, Georgia. My husband is up having coffee with me and the dogs are playing. I just went outside and got all ten of my Sunday newspapers for coupon clipping. Yes, I am an extreme couponer who loves sales and getting things for less than a dollar. It is one of my Sunday rituals along with everything else.

I have been up since five-thirty this morning and got the coffee started for the house. I am writing this post and then I will be going to get in the shower before really starting my day. I have some garbage to move out in the backyard and then grass that needs to be cut and then the backyard is done. Hopefully, it will dry out outside so I can get a burn permit to burn some brush and that will clear up some more of the backyard.

Today I will be doing some editing on works that have been written and are just waiting for editing. Tomorrow starts a new month and I am supposed to be starting new books but I have fallen a little behind which I will catch up, but October was going to be a busy month for book writing. I am feeling the motivation come back and the energy to get writing and completing books.

I keep telling myself to not give up and to just keep writing because there will be a time when enough money will come in to go ahead and publish two or three books at once. I will just keep pumping them out and publishing when finances allow. I find solace and peace in writing so much that it has become a part of me.

Well, daylight is beginning and I need to get in the shower so I will stop here but not before wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday. "Happy Birthday" to everyone with a birthday today and may you be blessed with many more. Just remember that life is too short to not enjoy the life you have today. Take care.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

9/29/2018

Good Saturday morning to everyone. I just got up a few minutes ago and drinking my first cup of coffee. After so much rain and flood warnings, the sun is finally making an appearance. It looks beautiful outside and I do enjoy and appreciate the rain because it washes everything clean and renews things. I can actually hear a few birds outside chirping and a squirrel just went by on the top of the fence, so it must be a wonderful morning outside.

My eyes have not opened fully yet because I slept really well last night. I got up once or twice throughout the night but feel somewhat rested body wise. My husband is still in the bed and the dogs are in here playing, but it is still pretty quiet and I missed my alarm clock this morning so, I am running just a little behind but I am going to catch up this morning.

I look forward to getting into my book writing today with fresh eyes and mind. I have missed writing because it is my escape but things had to be done around here too. I am one of those people who have to change things up every few months because it becomes boring or monotonous and it will begin driving me crazy.

Well, in order to catch up I need to get going. I appreciate every one of my readers and enjoy the feedback I get. I want to wish everyone an awesome Saturday and enjoy the family today. Everyone celebrating a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and may you be blessed with many more. Take care.

Friday, September 28, 2018

9/28/2018

Hello, everyone. "Happy Friday!" The weekend is here again and Christmas is quickly around the corner. I have been busy since Wednesday with my husband having his procedure on his lower spine and then I decide to tear up this back room to reorganize and just finally finished carpet cleaning about an hour ago. It has taken me the better part of the last three days to get this room done with my feet being on fire the whole time.

I apologize for not being here until now but I have tried to keep the momentum going of finishing the room. I have done nothing but work on this room and then cry myself to sleep because my feet burn and hurt so bad. I am waiting for an appointment with a neurologist to see what we can do about fixing my feet so that I can get up and do things.

In a way, not writing these few days gave my mind a break and now I feel I can start fresh tomorrow with a clear mind and let the stories flow. I began withdrawals this morning from my mental health medication because I realized that I had not taken any in these past few days. Nor, have I checked my sugar or taken insulin because as long as I am active my sugar will stay low.

My husband and I began drinking flavored water now because we were told that we are both dehydrated by lab work and that the doctors want us to drink more water, so we are going to split our drinks up between diet sodas, juice, and flavored water. We are still working on the not smoking idea, but eventually, we will get there.

Our finances are slowly getting back under control and will soon be back on track. It has just been very stressful for me and that causes me to spiral out of control a bit, but soon I get back in the game with a better mindset. We are still in the whole by a little and our car insurance is going to hit which will put us deeper, but it will be manageable.

I am finding myself beginning to become motivated again for my writing since a lot of the housework I had is complete. I still have to clean up the backyard tomorrow but it is not bad. I look forward to my writing time tomorrow and creating my stories with a fresh mind.

I have plenty of works in progress to finish and I think it will flow evenly among all of them. I write for an hour on each one which allows me to get more than one written. The first copy is always the trash one and then the editing makes it more interesting of a story.

So, tomorrow I can get back on my daily schedule full throttle and start getting back to where I need to be. I will be anticipating it when the morning comes. I took a few days off to get some household things done and now I am ready to get back into gear.

Well, I will say good night here and wish everyone a beautiful night and to everyone who had a birthday today, "Happy Birthday". May you have many more. Take care.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

9/26/2018

Good morning everyone. Happy Hump Day! It is twenty minutes to six here in Dalton, Georgia and pouring rain outside. My husband has been awake for a while and I just got up a few minutes ago. I have to take my husband to the doctor for a procedure on his back this morning and then he will be down for a few days recovering. I am also supposed to be taking my roommate's daughter for her road test to get her driver's license, but I am not sure if they will allow her to take it if it is raining outside?

I will be carrying my notes on my nonfiction book with me and working on it while waiting for my husband to get finished with the doctor. I need to get working on it because it will be a rather large book full of information. I have been working on the other books I have going and I will probably fall short of having them finished by Sunday, but that is okay because I will just keep writing on them until they are done.

The nonfiction and one of the fiction books are the second books in a series, so I have some time to work on them but I will just keep pressing along until they are done. I have added an hour every day for editing so that I can get the books I have written and completed ready for the editor and then publishing.

I lost my motivation there for a minute with the trip to Florida to help with the move, but I am slowly getting it back and back into my routine. Things have been slow for a few weeks but now I am ready to get back to work and begin pumping out words into my computer. I am not going to give up on writing because it is a part of me and will always be good therapy.

My husband has even given me some good story plots for books and it makes me feel good that he is being a part of it and a part of something that is good for me. Every time I get up from the computer, I always come back to see little love notes typed on the screen which makes me smile. I love him so much.

Well, time to get some stuff done before taking him to the doctor. I want and wish for everyone to have a great and blessed day, and a "Happy Birthday" to those celebrating a birthday today. Be blessed and take care everyone.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Battle for Joshua

9/25/2018

Good morning everyone. How are you this morning? I have been up since six thirty and the sun is trying to make its way through the clouds. It has rained all night and even a little this morning. I had a restless night with my whole body hurting all night. I finally got up this morning and jumped into a hot shower to try and make my body feel better which it did for the most part. I still hurt a little, but it is almost tolerable.

Today, I will be working strictly on some of my books to get them a little further than they should be. A lot has been going on this month which has caused me to fall behind again in my writing goals and I should be done with at least three books by the end of the month, which that doesn't look like it is going to happen. I am going to discipline myself for the remaining days of this month to get them done and some of the others edited and ready to be sent to the editor.

I have a lot to do with getting these books done this week and will be putting everything else on hold to get them finished. It is time to get serious with my writing whether anyone else thinks that it is serious, but this is going to change the way my family lives. Right now any little income is better than no income at all. I am a writer and I should act like one and get down to business finishing my books and getting them published and out to the world.

Well, it is that time again that I need to get to work. I wish everyone an awesome day and a "Happy Birthday" to those celebrating today. Take care.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

9/22/2018

Good morning to everyone. How is everyone doing this morning? I have been up since six thirty and still, the sun has not come up yet. I just got the dogs outside and drinking my first cup of coffee. I am finding it a little hard to get moving around this morning, but I need to. I have to finish cleaning this room and then sweeping and mopping the house.

Then, I have some writing to do because I am due to post my next short story on the site. I worked on this room quite a bit yesterday and last night and we got a lot thrown out that was just sitting here taking up space. The stuff that remains, I have to find places for it to go. It is looking better in here,

Today, I shall get some more writing done and putting my notes together for my addictions book as well. I have a few works in progress and will be finishing up at least two of them if not more by the end of the month as long as I sit down and write them. When I say finish them, it means that I have finished writing them and that does not count the editing phase.

The editing phase, to me, is the fun part because I get to read my whole complete story at once and not bits and pieces here or there. The editing of each book shouldn't take too long, and then they sit until I have the money to send them to the editor for one final round of editing.

Well, time for me to get to work. Everyone with a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and to everyone else, have an awesome Saturday. Take care.


Friday, September 21, 2018

9/21/2018

"Happy Friday!" It is the weekend already again and I am so glad for that because I am so tired of telemarketers calling my phone and having to run back and forth to doctors' appointments. I want to just sit in my back room here and do my work.

I got up this morning feeling pretty good and motivated to do things but it quickly got turned around. I am taking care of some things back here in my room today with my husband's help. I am going to throw a lot of our stuff out today because it is clustered back here and I feel like I am suffocating, plus it doesn't do any good for my mental health status.

Today I will be catching up on a few things and getting some more of my books written, but only after the room gets clean so that I can concentrate. I also want to let everyone know that we have both my roommates mother and father home again. They are doing okay so far and have plenty of people to look after them. Everyone is so happy that they are home, "welcome home you two".

Today will be a good day for writing and getting another chapter in each book written. I finished a chapter in two books last night and I love my stories. It gives me someplace other than where I am to disappear to. When I am stressed, I disappear inside my stories where I can calm down and relax.

Well, it is time to get started on cleaning this room and then to my writing. I have a busy day ahead of me and look forward to it. I want to wish everyone an awesome and great Friday and to everyone celebrating a birthday, "Happy Birthday". Take care.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

9/20/2018

Good morning everyone. How are you? I am doing better this morning since my neck procedure on Tuesday. I was still a little foggy yesterday but had other doctor's appointments yesterday and was constantly running yesterday until about four o'clock until I finally ate something and then went and laid down where I slept until two this morning. I missed dinner and everything.

My husband slept with me and is now up drinking coffee with me. We both slept without medication last night, I guess we were that exhausted over the last two days. Now I have one doctor's appointment this afternoon and that is it until Monday when I have to go do my sleep study. They are going to check me for Narcolepsy because I am taking long naps in the afternoon.

This weekend we are going to do the flea market to try and get rid of some of the stuff we have accumulated in this back room where I am at. There is a lot of stuff back here. I need to make room so that I can get to my craft table and refrigerator.

I am hoping to get some writing down because I am running short on days this month to make my goals. I need to buckle down and get them done. The one book that will probably run over into next month with be my addictions book because it will be rather large. But I am confident that I will get the others done by the end of the month and ready for editing. I changed my daily schedule around to incorporate an hour of editing so that I am not bogged down on Sundays with editing all of my books that are ready.

Well, it is time to get started, but I wanted to give all of my readers an update on what's been happening with me. I wish everyone an awesome day and to those celebrating a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and may you be blessed with many more. Take care.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

9/18/2018

Good morning to all my friends and family, old and new. Today is going to be a head spin because I have my neck procedure this morning and I will be incoherent probably for the rest of the day. I will be leaving here in a few minutes and wanted to give everyone an update. So far, I am not nervous or anxious except when it comes to the finances.

The thing is if we don't get this loan from a friend, or get as much money as we can into the bank, the bank will be taking almost all of our checks on the first leaving us nothing to pay bills with which will put us further into debt. I am trying my hardest to get us out of this situation since his lawyer told us to expect his settlement right around the first of the year, so I have to do what must be done to fix things.

My dad, whom I haven't seen since nineteen ninety-eight, will be out this way in October and I will get to see him so I don't want to be stressed about bills when I see him. I will be so glad to see him and it will make me happy to see how well he is doing being that he is getting up there in age.

I don't know how I will actually feel when I get home, but I hope that later today I will be able to write some. I will have to see. Well, I need to get dressed for my procedure and wish everyone a great day and to everyone celebrating a birthday, "Happy Birthday". Take care.

Monday, September 17, 2018

9/17/2018

Good morning everyone. It is five forty-eight in the morning here in Dalton, Georgia and the sun is not up yet. I can hear the crickets outside and everything else in the house is quiet. I just started the coffee and waiting for my first cup. I have been up and down a few times during the night, yet I did go to bed early.

Everyone has to be at the hospital early this morning for a meeting with the doctors about my roommate's mom. We found out she has stage four lung cancer with two spots on her spine and a small spot on her brain. We are going to fight this with her, but she needs prayer from everyone. So, if you could please send prayers her way it would be greatly appreciated.

I finally got the outline set up for my next nonfiction book in the "How I Survived" series and it is going to be a rather large book full of helpful information about addictions. I still have three other books being written while I have three that are in the editing phase. My husband and I talked about the financial situation and my writing last night. His opinion is to keep writing and when the finances are better, he said to publish a couple at a time. I agreed with him.

So, I will keep writing and just holding on to them until the finances allow me to publish them. That means I will probably be publishing two books at a time which is okay with me because I still have many outlines for book ready to be written. It will still be good therapy for me to keep writing them and it will be even better for me when I begin publishing them.

The alarm was going off while I was getting our coffee and now my husband is enjoying coffee with me. I do love him so much even though he can be a real pain in my butt sometimes. But anyway, I will go ahead and finish this post here so that I can get ready to go to the hospital and I wish everyone a very "Happy Monday". "Happy Birthday" to everyone celebrating one today and be blessed with many more. Take care.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

9/16/2018

Morning everyone. How are you? Are you having a good weekend? Mine was okay at first, but right now I am numb possibly due to medication, but because financially we are hurting which is going to cause me to have to possibly put off publishing some books which has brought sadness to my heart.

Writing books and publishing them is what makes me very happy and good therapy for me, but we will not have enough money for our bills this coming month which will keep us in the hole unless I come up with some money from somewhere to knock down the debt in the bank account.

We were not equipped enough for the trip down south financially and it caused me to spend some money we didn't have which caused a few bills to overdraft which caused the snowball effect with all of the other bills and every time we put money into the bank account another bill hits and it puts us back where we were at in the hole.

It is just frustrating to be so far in debt and the fear of losing things we worked so hard to get will be gone. I don't know what else to do, I created crowdfunding campaigns to help with book publishing expenses and still have not received any money from that, so it all comes out of my pocket. Book sales have been slow because of summertime and expect them to pick back up during Christmas time, but it doesn't help us now.

Sorry to vent but I write these daily journal posts to allow people to know that just because I'm a published author I am still just like everyone else. I go through the same things that others do and I am normal just like everyone else. This journal also gives me a place to vent as well, knowing that someone will listen and not judge me.

Well, I need to get off of here and run to the store before I clean the house and then find something to do unless I do decide to write today. It feels like it doesn't even make sense to write being that I can't publish anything which makes me happy. I will figure it out and then do what I must do.

Have a great Sunday everyone and "Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating one today. Be blessed and take care.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

9/15/2018

Good morning to all my friends and family, old and new. It is seven fifteen in the morning here in Dalton, Georgia and it is just becoming daylight outside. All I hear right now are the crickets outside. I got woke up by my alarm at six thirty and I now have my first cup of coffee with me.

I was so exhausted last night after doing a power cleaning of the living room because we got a new living room set last night and we are preparing for my roommate's father to come home from the nursing home in about five days. So we cleaned the living room because his hospital bed will be in there. There were a few of us helping and working but after it was said and done last night, my husband and I were completely wore out and hurting.

I didn't get any writing done yesterday but I am here today and I will be writing books today. I have three that I am working on and two that need editing, while another two need severe editing and some adding to them. So, there are quite a few that can be done around the same time and that I will have books being published one after the other.

I am hopeful that the first one will be going to the editor around the first week of October and the rest will follow suit after that. I am excited about finishing them and then moving on to the others on my list that I have outlines already made up for.

Well, my dogs are telling me it is time to get them fed and I need to clean up this back room which I call the dogs' room because this is where they spend a lot of their time at and more when I am back here working. So, I want to wish everyone an awesome Saturday and a "Happy Birthday" to those celebrating one today. Take care and be blessed.

Friday, September 14, 2018

9/14/2018

Good morning everyone. Such a glorious and beautiful morning outside. The sun is shining and I can already feel the heat, the birds are talking, and my dogs are acting silly with my biggest and middle baby in heat. We have all females and I am so glad for that and she is kept locked up in the backyard so no threat of an escape or visitors, lol.

So, today is a busy day because not only will I be working my schedule stuff, but they are going to be bringing my roommate's dad home from the nursing home in about a week and we are going to power clean the living room so that his hospital bed can be put in there where he is around everyone and we can look after him better.

His mother has been diagnosed with Cancer throughout her body and they are going to get her into a Cancer treatment facility to fight this. She is being very strong and her attitude is that she is not ready to die and there are plenty of us fighting this fight with her. She is a strong woman who has endured a lot within the past year. Both her brother and sister have died this past year and she is the only sibling left, so I give her props for what she has gone through and is still sane.

My husband will be busy painting the ceilings today while we clean, but I will be hopefully taking breaks to get some of my own things done and it shouldn't take us but a couple of hours to get the living room done and ready.

I am writing into the next chapter in my fantasy book and also working on my thriller book as well. I have to set up the sequence for my next nonfictional book before I can begin writing it. So I have a lot of work to get done but with hope, I can do it. it will be another milestone in my mental health recovery to finish the next nonfiction book because I too had a drug habit for many years and this month, I am ten years clean and sober. (pat on the back) :) My habit was extreme and I know if I can do it, anyone can do it.

Well, got to get started, so everyone have an awesome Friday and be blessed. "Happy Birthday" to everyone celebrating one today. Take care.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

9/13/2018

Good morning everyone. It is a beautiful day outside after a few quick downpours yesterday. My husband turned off my alarm this morning and decided to let me sleep in which I just got up about twenty minutes ago. I feel a little sore in my neck but the rest of me is waking up slowly.

I have plenty of things to do today and since I woke up a little late I haven't missed much. I will be working on another short story for the site today and should have it posting the day after tomorrow. I usually take three days per each story because they average around five-thousand words and to fit it in the timeframe of my schedule I can do about fifteen hundred a day. My next short story will be posted under the faith and love page of the site so, be looking out for it on Saturday.

I am almost done with my first cup of coffee and will be getting a second one here in a minute. I just wanted to update everyone this morning on what's going on with me and to let everyone know you are always on my mind and that I do care about everyone.

This is a very short post this morning and I do apologize for that but I am running just a little late and I want to catch up so that I can get a full day worth of goals completed. I wish everyone a happy Thursday and to everyone with a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and many more. Take care.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

9/12/2018

Good evening everyone. How are you doing tonight? I am okay, just had a stressful day of my husband's doctor's appointment, visiting my roommates mom in the hospital which today they did a biopsy of the mass in her lung and an MRI and they think she has cancer everywhere in her body, so please send your prayers that she can beat this. She needs every bit of help she can get. My roommate is taking her to the Cancer Treatment Center's of America down in Atlanta and well will be supporting her all the way. She states that she is not ready to die, so please send your prayers for her and for her son, my roommate.

I was writing on one of my books last night which will be a crime thriller and I got lost in the story and saw it playing out in my mind as I wrote it. It was pretty creepy to me but it was the opening to my book and it goes right into some action. I will be having fun with it while writing it because I am into these types of books and movies myself.

We are done with doctor's appointments this week so I will have time to get busy writing and hopefully this weekend I will finish editing the next one to be published next month. I have been doing some advertising for my free ebook and my kindle countdown book and have some good response to them. Thank you to everyone who has gotten one and I hope to see some reviews left on Amazon as to how you liked it.

Well, it has been a long day and I have tried to stay up all day and not take a nap just to see if I could do it, but now I am feeling very sleepy so hopefully, I will be able to get a good night sleep since it has been a long time. I will make this one short but I will be back in the morning to give another update so have a good night everyone and a very "Happy Birthday" to those whose birthday was today. Take care.