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.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

9/11/2018

Good morning everyone. How are you? I am doing pretty good this morning, my motivation is slowly coming back to me. I got some things done last night and even got my coupons sorted and organized for some shopping today. I will have to go get some shopping done today because of sales and tomorrow because of the new sales. I love couponing!

I just got finished carpet cleaning this back room which I do about every six to eight weeks because of my dogs being back here a lot. I cleaned the rest of the house and have some laundry in the washer and dryer. My husband even made the bed and folded and put away laundry, woohoo. 😊

It is overcast outside which is making it pretty comfortable instead of being so hot and humid. Since I now Have the house cleaned and the other dogs in the house outside to potty, I can now sit and get to work on my writing and try not to take a nap and see how that goes. I will be going shopping later today after my writing time which will end at about four-thirty this afternoon.

I will be finishing up a short story for the website here within the next couple of hours and then on to book writing. I had to make some changes to one manuscript because instead of it being written in the third person, I was writing it in the first person, so I had to go back and make some changes.

This evening I will be writing a couple of articles for a website called Vocal and posting them which will help get some of my writing out there. I still have to finish some short stories for the free book I am working on to give out to my readers, but it will be a busy day for me now that everything around the house is done.

Well, I need to get to work and I hope everyone has a great day. To those having a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and may you have many more. I want to say "Happy Birthday" to my Uncle Mike who recently passed away this year and I miss him and his sarcasm very much.

Have a great and awesome day everyone. Prayers for my roommate and friends mom and dad who are in the hospital and nursing home. Pray for a speedy recovery and healing. Take care.

Monday, September 10, 2018

9/10/2018

Good afternoon everyone. How are you doing today? "Happy Monday!" It is the first day of the work week again and I know some of you are probably feeling pretty sluggish today after a good weekend.

First off, we had to rush my roommate's mother to the ER this morning by ambulance and just a little while ago found out she had a heart attack. There is still no word as of yet what they plan to do or their course of action, but I am asking everyone for prayers that she makes it through all of this and for her son who already has a lot on his plate. I am asking God for strength that he can overcome all of this. His father has been moved to a nursing home and now his mother with a heart attack, so please send your prayers this way for this family.

Now, on to other things, I am doing okay today. I went to see my mental health doctor this morning and we have a new plan of action to help me with things going on and more medication changes like I need it. I have come home and began mowing the lawn in the front yard to get a little exercise since my husband swept and mopped for me this morning. He can be so sweet and helpful at times.

I, again, am playing catch up on some things and just finished sending out and scheduling tweets about my free ebook promotion and my Kindle Countdown promotion on another recently published book. Yesterday alone, I gave away nine free ebooks and today another four more. The Kindle Countdown just began today so hurry and get your copy now.

My writing has tapered off a little due to some mental health and possibly some physical health issues. I will be doing a sleep study for narcolepsy and will go from there. I feel fine when I get up in the morning, but by dinner time, I need a nap. My one to two-hour power naps has now gone to full six and seven-hour naps. It could also be due to mental health issues like stress and severe anxiety that can be wearing me out to exhaustion which is causing my mind and body to shut down, but I will soon find out.

I now have four books in the editing stage and working on writing three more for this month. I have two that are simple edits while the other two need more extensive editing, but my schedule allows Sundays for editing while I can write during the week. I will probably cut back on writing for a week and just work on editing these books to make them ready for the editor before publishing.

It probably sounds like a lot, but I could do a book a week which would be more tiresome, so it breaks up the monotony to work on one book for an hour and a half and then move on to the next for the same amount of time until I have worked on three of them in one day. Although they will not all be published at the same time. I write as the story flows through my mind.

Well, it is time to get to work since I am getting a late start. I want to wish every one of you a blessed and happy Monday. Also, everyone with a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and wishing you many more to come. Take care.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

9/8/2018

Good Saturday morning to everyone. How are we doing this morning? I am okay being that I only slept about five hours last night. I feel pretty good and I have been working really hard to stay on my schedule, but things happen which make me lose one or two things on my daily goal list. I was proud of myself yesterday for completing six out of the nine things which I haven't been able to do in a while. It felt really good.

I am running a little behind on my schedule this morning but not by much. I had a few things to do this morning before I could do anything else and now that is done and I am free to resume my schedule. I am anxious for tomorrow because of the editing I have to do on two of my books before sending them to the editor for final editing. Then, it is time to publish them and I can't wait.

Is everyone enjoying their weekend so far? It is nice and sunny here in Dalton, Georgia and it is not so hot yet. Yesterday it was very muggy and I sat here pouring sweat in this back room which all I have is a fan. It was an add-on room which has no ducts for the AC to reach out here. I am having a good morning so far and no worries about anything.

My husband just woke up and the first thing he always asks me is what time I got up. I am usually up for about three to four hours before he wakes up because I love my quiet time while drinking my first cup of coffee. I love him to death but lately, he has been annoying at times with all the questions about things while I am writing. It is not such a bother sometimes because I need a break from writing.

Well, I need to get my day started and wish everyone a glorious and fun Saturday. To those who are celebrating a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and may you be blessed with many more. Take care.

Friday, September 7, 2018

9/7/2018

"Happy Friday!" It is the last workday of the week for most and the weekend is finally here, again. These days and weeks seem to be flying past us. Make your memories count with photos and the love you have for someone count because life is too short and we are not promised the next day. With Christmas and New Years around the corner, it is hard to keep up with everything. I have lost days because time is moving so quickly.

Today, I will be back on full schedule with everything and  I am sure that it will be an interesting day. It is always a new adventure in this house because you never know who is going to say something stupid. It would even come down to who did something and said it wasn' them. It will be a good day if it kills me.

I am working on another short story today which will be posted in a few days. Other than working on my books I will be doing some writing for other places and over the weekend I will be writing articles for submission to journals and magazines for publishing. I am looking to be the best writer I can be and hope that everyone can enjoy my writing.

Well, this will be a short post, but that is okay. Every minute that I can share with you is priceless, so I want to wish everyone a sweet and blessed Friday. To everyone celebrating a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and may you have many more. Take care.


Thursday, September 6, 2018

9/6/2018

Hello everyone. It is a good day today to start off with. We got back home last night and it felt so good to be able to sleep in our own bed. The dogs were happy to be home too. I got up a little late this morning but slept hard and comfortable only with a few times having to get up to go to the bathroom. Everyone slept good and I did especially after a hot shower.

This morning I got up and cleaned the house, filled the fish aquarium with more water and fed them, and then came back to my room to get some of my things done. It is kind of hot back here with the sun shining and everything a pretty green, but I can't wait for cooler weather to come. I hate sweating unless I am doing some landscaping around the house or yard work. Tomorrow we will be getting a burn permit to burn some brush in the backyard.

I have not started my books for this month, but I will be starting them today by getting my notes out and ready. I look forward to writing my next nonfiction and four fiction books which should be done this month. I am running behind on two books from last month, but I will be catching up so it will not be a problem. My writing is important to me and to my mental health as a coping mechanism. It allows me to disappear from reality and be a part of my stories. 

Two books will actually be published before the end of the month and others will be in the editing stages. My husband does not enjoy reading but he has heard them read back to me and enjoys the story very much. Writing is a part of my life and no one can take that from me.

Other than that, I will hopefully be getting my first podcast done tomorrow which will just be introductions on who I am and what I am doing along with some background on myself. I hope everyone gets a chance to hear it and give me some feedback on it. Youtube videos will be coming soon, but I hope to get one done over the weekend. The first one will be an introduction as well, and then it will go into what books I have published, working on, and maybe even some stories or information on the next work in progress.

Well, it is time to get some things done and I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. To those with a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and may you have many more. Take care.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

9/5/2018

Good morning everyone. It is six o'clock in the morning here in Georgia and the roosters are crowing but the sun has not peaked its head yet. How is everyone doing this morning? I have been up and down all night but I am trying to wake up now. My husband and I have just had coffee together and everyone else if getting up slowly.

It has been a long and hard past eight days for us with all the packing and loading the moving truck. Today is the big move and a chance to go back home which I am excited about. I want to be back in my own bed and able to be with my dogs more often instead of having them locked away in another room or backyard because of the dogs in the other room who are aggressive towards other dogs.

I have not been able to do any of my writing or editing which will be one of the first things I do when I get home. I have three books to start and one from last month that needs to be finished and ready for editing. This was an important move and I am glad that I could help. I get to drive the moving truck back home today.

I will be resuming my schedule tomorrow when I awake from own bed and with my girls around me. I figured a good and reasonable goal was to write three books a month so that it doesn't push me when I miss a day because of doctor's appointments. It gives me thirty days to work on three manuscripts before writing another three the next month. So, while I am writing three books, I will be editing three books and making them the best they can be before sending them to the editor for the last round of editing.

I am happy that my friend's mom is moving in with us because it also gives me another woman in the house to have coffee with and enjoy good conversation. I have gotten to spend some time with her getting to know her really good and like her as my own mother which I do call her which she feels she has gained a daughter who cares about her.

Well, it is time to get moving because there is so much more that has to be packed. Our goal is to have everything packed and loaded and be leaving for the interstate at least by one o'clock today. I look forward to going home. I want to wish everyone a "Happy Hump Day" and that your day is blessed and prosperous. Everyone celebrating a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and may you celebrate many more. Take care.

Monday, September 3, 2018

9/3/2018

"Happy Labor Day!" I hope everyone enjoys their day off and the barbeque's that will happen today. I am up very early this morning since I went to bed really early. I am sitting here having coffee with my friend's mom and her husband. My husband is still sleeping and I will allow him to sleep until he wakes up from his medication. It has been a real experience packing this house.

We have four and a half days remaining to finish packing everything and have it ready for the move. Our friend is bringing a trailer to help move all the furniture and remaining boxes on Friday evening and we hope to have everything ready for the road on Saturday morning. I think we should be ready. We already have a trailer here to load up which is being loaded with stuff every day.

I brought my manuscripts to begin the editing phase but have not been working on them, but it is time to begin writing the next three books for this month. They need to be ready for editing at the end of the month, so I have some catching up to do on them, but I have confidence that it will be completed and on time. When we return home, I will jump right into working on them.

My mental health status is doing better this morning considering the stress that I endured the other day which almost made me pass out. I am feeling pretty good this morning so far but the day hasn't gotten started yet because it is still dark here and only four- thirty in the morning.

As far as the packing is concerned, I will be getting the bathroom, kitchen, and my friend's mom's room done today which will only leave another bedroom and her husband's room left. Maybe if I get things completed early today, I can do some editing, or even some writing done.

Well, I need to stop here and get some things done after finishing my coffee and I hope everyone enjoys their Labor Day and for everyone celebrating a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and may you have many more. Take care.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

9/1/2018

Good morning world. Welcome to September and four months until Christmas. Remember to get that shopping done early to avoid the chaos. I have been up since five o'clock and drinking coffee with everyone. It has been nice with our little vacation and we have been making good progress packing our friends mother for the move. We have the living room packed and cleaned, one of the bedrooms are almost packed, and the dining room. I begin the kitchen today which there isn't much to pack in there because we need essentials until we are ready to move.

I had a bad day yesterday with stress. It caused my head to hurt with a lot of pressure and then I almost passed out. I had my triggers go off when we got back home from shopping for cleaning supplies. They had to help me into the house quickly in case I did fall out. My head was numb but also full of pressure. We took my blood pressure and checked my sugar and everything was normal.

When the kitchen is done which won't take long, the rest of the day is ours because of our gameplan. We are still on schedule for packing. We are doing one room a day from packing to cleaning and everything is moving nicely.

How is everyone doing this Saturday morning? I am still waking up and trying to get motivated, but I wanted to check on my readers and see how you are doing? I am a human and care how everyone else is doing. Did everyone have a good night of partying or just enjoy a quiet night? I went to bed early last night because of how I felt.

Well, I will be working on some editing today after finishing the kitchen. I have four manuscripts that need editing and at least one will get its first round of editing done today. I am happy that I am still moving forward. Today I start another three manuscripts because of it being a new month.

Well, it is time to end this post so I will wish everyone a great and awesome day. To everyone celebrating a birthday, "Happy Birthday". Take care.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

8/30/2018

Good morning to everyone on this Thursday morning. We are down here outside of Jacksonville, Florida and it is four forty-five in the morning. We left Dalton at midnight yesterday for this seven to eight-hour drive and did have to stop a couple times to rest my eyes. I tried but could not sleep hours before our departure, so I did get a little tired while driving, but we made it here about ten o'clock yesterday morning.

Once we were here we both took a few hour naps before getting up and socializing with our hosts. We went out to dinner last night with them and then coming back to their house and my husband going back to bed. He was tired but I managed to stay up a little bit longer to hang out with my friend's mom. We are here to help them move and will be getting things going today.

We sat and got our game plan together on how we were going to do this house and it seems that it will work and will be on schedule as planned. Right now three of us are sitting here drinking coffee while my husband still sleeps. He is on his medication and will sleep a while longer while I didn't take mine last night because I had just taken my dinner medication and did not want to overdose on anything. So, I slept without them and slept quite a few hours.

I am not fully awake here at five o'clock in the morning, but will soon be motivated to get things done around here. My friend's mom is hurting really bad so I told her to just sit, relax, and dictate what goes where and what goes to the trash can. It will make it easier on them and give me some exercise too.

Well, I have some things to do this morning and need to get started. I wish everyone a wonderful day and everyone celebrating a birthday, "Happy Birthday" and may you have many more blessed ones. Take care.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

8/28/2018

Good morning everyone. This is your friendly book author sitting up at three forty-three in the morning finishing up some book writing that I needed to catch up on. I woke up at about two o'clock after napping since about eight o'clock. It is nice and quiet around here except for the dogs who bark at shadows outside.

I am getting ready to go lay back down and try to nap for another two and a half hours getting up at six o'clock to get my day started. I have some things to do before taking a trip to Florida Wednesday morning. I will still be writing my daily journal with updates and mostly packing a house up for a move back here. Should everything go right, we will have the gas money needed for the trip.

This month has been a struggle financially and with any hope, it will get straightened out. A few of our bills have been returned due to our account being over-drafted this month due to other important expenses that couldn't be helped. I will be able to move things around to help catch it up and take care of things that are still overdue.

I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon to vent some more anguish and anxiety and like she said to take it one day at a time which I have been doing at first, but it gets harder every day. Well, I will stop here temporarily until I get up in a couple hours. So, sweet dreams everyone.

Well, good morning all you late bloomers, I never made it back to sleep this morning, so I showered, ate my breakfast of grits, eggs, and toast, along with a hot cup of coffee. I am ready to get my day started now. I took my medication and insulin and fed the dogs. They thought I was starving them this morning because I was awake but not giving them any food. They just haven't realized that I have them on a feeding schedule of six thirty in the morning.

My husband is up now drinking his coffee and watching the news of a train vs eighteen-wheeler last night here in town. I am sitting here still waking up but ready to get myself motivated to get some things done this morning. I will probably take a short nap later, but that is okay and it is off to bed early tonight so that we can be up and out of here at six in the morning.

To everyone with a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and I wish an awesome day for everyone else. Take care.


Monday, August 27, 2018

8/27/2018

Morning to all, it is nine fifteen here in Dalton, Georgia and the sun is shining beautifully outside. Yesterday, my husband and I spent the day doing things around the house. We cleaned out the back room where I sit and write and organized things that went out to the shed out back. Then we organized what was left in the room.

Secondly, we raked up the backyard and bagged up some trash to take to the dump. It was a busy day. I still have some organizing left to do in this room and put cleans away, but it will get done here shortly. I can't deal with mess and chaos too long before it begins affecting me mentally. Everyone knows that I suffer from OCD and that it can become extreme.

My husband has adjusted to my OCD very well because about every three months I need to move furniture around and reorganize things. I can't help it, I just get bored with things that stay the same. I guess that goes into my everyday life as well. When things start to get boring, I change it up even if it is a routine, I do something different to make it seem like it is new and fresh.

Sorry, I just took a minute to clean the house up real quick and feed my dogs. I am now officially sweating and need to jump into a cool shower to rinse off and put new fresh clothing on. My husband is away helping his dad and friend while I sit in the house alone with nothing but my thoughts. I finished one of my manuscripts last night and should be finishing another today and maybe the third. I have to finish organizing my room first and if it stays quiet, I might actually get a podcast done. I will have to see what the day holds for me but I plan on getting quite a bit of stuff done today.

Well, time to get started, I just made my glass of diet soda and I am ready to get to work. I want to wish everyone a "Happy Monday" and to everyone celebrating a birthday today, "Happy Birthday". I look forward to posting tomorrow with my accomplishments from today and looking for any feedback. Take care.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

8/26/2018

Good morning everyone. Welcome to the last day of the weekend. This is what I used to call the day of rest and recovery from a hard weekend of partying, but that was years ago when I stopped drinking. I have been clean and sober ten years this month. I am so proud of myself for a great accomplishment. Most people have a hard time walking away from drugs and alcohol but I am here to testify it can be done, even without support.

My newest addiction is writing books, lol. I have a hard time when I am not writing. I get irritated when I have to go somewhere or do something and it messes with my writing. It is what gives me space from reality and stress. It has become a coping mechanism for my mental health and it reduces my stress and high blood pressure.

I will be finishing up another manuscript today and possibly the second one too. Then I will have four books in the editing phase. I am hoping to have the fifth one done tomorrow. I will just be sitting on them until I have the money to pay for the editing. It is hard being on disability and trying to pay for something like this after the bills. I will manage it though.

Today is a great day and I wish everyone a blessed day. This will be a short post today because I have coupons sitting here that I need to get done before writing. I am always saving money with my coupons and I have a good stockpile of items to get started with. So, everyone have a wonderful Sunday. "Happy Birthday" to all of you having a birthday today and may you have many more. Take care and God Bless.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

8/25/2018

Good morning everyone. How are you this Saturday morning? Everyone up watching Saturday morning cartoons? I got up on time today and ran to the store to get snacks before I got started writing this post. It is a cloudy rainy day here in Dalton, Georgia. How is the weather where you are? Today is going to be a positive day for me to get things done.

Yesterday got screwed up for my writing and schedule because I had to drive my roommate somewhere but it was okay because I got some writing done last night before going to bed. I am working on three manuscripts at one time and tomorrow I have two others that I have to begin editing.

I will be posting a short story today and I hope everyone enjoys reading it. I have three books for sale on Amazon and on this website if you want to purchase. The ones on the site will be autographed and personally sent from me. I have sold quite a few copies and people have enjoyed them. So, go check them out.

I am still going to meet my goal of finishing the first draft of all three manuscripts by the first of the month and then the editing of those begins. Well, I need to go to begin my schedule for the day and I hope everyone enjoys their Saturday.

I want to wish everyone with a birthday today, "Happy Birthday!" and may you have many more. Take care.

Friday, August 24, 2018

8/24/2018

Morning to all. I woke up late this morning because I was up all hours of the night. I took a nap yesterday from five o'clock until my husband woke me at eleven last night. This is happening too frequently for me. I get up a six-thirty in the morning and I am good until about five or six in the evening and then I'm out for the count.

When I take that nap, it screws my whole body clock up and then I am having a hard time sleeping during the night. I talked to my husband about it and think it might be better to adjust my schedule by a couple of hours so I am awake later in the evening and not getting up so early since I am good for about twelve hours lately.

Other than that, I finished my daily writing goals last night and got some more writing done on my books. I am happy about that and look to getting more done today. I have two manuscripts waiting for editing and I will be working on that over the weekend.

Right now, my husband is cleaning our room and making the bed. He is such a great husband. He takes care of things so that I can write. I should be posting a new short story today once I finish here, I will be finishing it up to get it published on the site.

So, allow me to get off here and post this so I can work on the short story and get it done. I wish for everyone today to have an awesome Friday and a very "Happy Birthday" to those celebrating a birthday today. May you have many more. Take care.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

8/23/2018

Good morning everyone. It is five fifty-one in the morning here and I cannot sleep anymore. I had such an exhausting day yesterday with three doctor's appointments in one day. I came home and laid down and that was all she wrote for me. I slept until about ten o'clock with a few times of getting up for the bathroom and then went back to bed and now I can't sleep anymore. I am very surprised that my body doesn't hurt from laying in the bed all that time, but it doesn't.

I feel guilty because I didn't do any writing yesterday or spend time with my husband, but he understood how I didn't feel well and allowed me to sleep undisturbed. I appreciate all he does for me and how much he takes care of me. He supports me in my writing even when he is having mood swings. He does a lot for me and for everyone else around here.

My coffee tastes good this morning and is really eye-opening. Maybe I will get stuff done today and keep moving in a forward direction. The first thing I am doing after getting coffee is sitting here talking to you my readers. That is how important you are to me and I count most of you, my friends. I appreciate all of you and love talking to you, even if you don't respond back. You listen and that is what matters.

Today I will be working on writing chapters in three books I am working on. I have two that need editing and I will be editing them during the weekend and getting them ready for the editor at the end of the month, but I am working on three new ones. I hope to have them ready for the editor towards the end of September. I know that it seems that writing books should take a while, but all I have to do is sit and write during the day and the stories are right there in my mind and I just need to type them up.

I have my to-do list and daily goal sheet out ready for my day which starts at six- thirty in the morning every day and my whole day is planned out up until ten-thirty at night. It is the best way to hold myself accountable for my writing and daily tasks. This post shouldn't have been done until seven- thirty but I was up early so I figured I would get an early start. Some of you have to get up to go to work and I want to give you a chance to read this before you go.

Well, it is time for me to go work on breakfast and get an early start at everything today. It will give me more time to write and tell my stories. I hope everyone has a great day at work and a very "Happy Birthday" to those that will be celebrating a birthday today. May you have many more. Take care.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

8/21/2018

Good morning everyone. It is midnight here and I guess I fell asleep early tonight watching television and just woke up a few minutes ago and ate two peanut butter sandwiches. I just wasn't feeling like myself tonight. It was one of those "blah" nights where I just couldn't get motivated to do anything and then my concentration was gone.

I might try to do some writing now with it being quiet before going back to bed. My husband is asleep and I don't know if he took his night time medication and he will be asleep all night or not. The dogs and I are sitting in my room together so they don't bother him.

They sleep with us in the bed and some on the blanket on the floor, but when I get up they get up and sit with me, especially when one is my service dog and goes with me everywhere to keep me calm. I am waiting on her vest stating she is a service dog, but have an ID for her.

I have a doctor's appointment in eight and a half hours for my pain management with my back and neck. I just took some medication so maybe it will help me go back to sleep soon. I am posting this now because I won't have time in the morning to do it and want everyone to know how I am this morning.

I hope everyone is having a great evening and most of you should be in bed to get up for work in the morning. I hope you have an awesome day at work and that you are happy and safe. I can't believe all of the things going on in the world with all the shootings and fires. California was beautiful and not it is burning. It is such a shame, but new growth comes after the fire.

I will probably work on my short story tonight so that I can get it posted and this weekend I will be submitting essays to be published in magazines and journals, so I look forward to that. Well, it is time to get something done and I hope everyone has a great night and a peaceful sleep.

Everyone that will be celebrating a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and everyone else, take care and be blessed in your endeavors. Take care and good night.

Monday, August 20, 2018

8/20/2018

Sorry for not posting yesterday but we had internet issues pretty much the whole day and then my feet were hurting so bad that I laid on the bed to stay off them. It has been another trying morning within myself today. I could not manage to get up when the alarm went off and I have little motivation, but my husband had a doctor's appointment and that screwed up some of my day.

I will be taking the rest of the day and fiddling around with some stuff and playing catch up on some projects. I have a short story to catch up on for posting and another to start to get caught up on my short story schedule. I just managed to get my coupons caught up and in their books. I have some clay and paper mache things to catch up on, so it is just a slow catch-up day.

I hope everyone is having a great Monday and in good health. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning which won't interfere with any of my writing goals for the day and then three appointments on Wednesday which will throw the day off as well.

My writing other than yesterday with no internet is moving along and I made my goal for each book to be three thousand words per day on each book which will have three books published each month once I get it up and running on schedule. I will still have two books ready for the editor on the first and then published next month which will make five books all together so far.

I am very proud of myself in keeping with my goals for writing and posting my short stories. I just have to get the courage up for Youtube videos and Podcasting stories because of my appearance. I am very conscientious about my appearance mainly because I have no teeth. I am fine with the rest of me, it is just the teeth issue.

I will get around to it, just not right this minute until I get caught up on everything. I am getting some things done now and back on track for tomorrow and maybe even get somethings done for Wednesday early. I need to get going so I will end this post here and wish everyone a great evening.

"Happy Birthday" to everyone with a birthday today and wishing many more. Take care. 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

8/18/2018

It is Saturday morning and it has been raining all night here in Dalton, Georgia. Good morning everyone. How are you this morning? I am sitting here drinking my first cup of coffee for the morning and listening to the sound of peace and quiet. There is no sound except for the chirping of crickets. The dogs have gone out to potty and are now back to sleep on their bed.

My alarm went off at six-thirty even though I didn't go to sleep until about two in the morning, but I am okay with getting up now. All my life I have survived off of only a few hours of sleep every night. Sometimes I sleep for only a few hours and sometimes I sleep for ten hours, it just depends on my body and how it feels.

I will be staying on my schedule today with my writing so that I can get things done. I have fallen a few days behind but nothing I can't catch up on. I will still make my goal of having these other two books done by the end of the month and ready for the editor. That is the goal.

Tomorrow, I will be starting the first round of editing on the other two finished manuscripts and getting them ready for the editor at the end of the month. I do not have a set schedule for Sundays so I do my editing then. Most of my books are novellas, but I will be writing full-length novels as time goes by.

I just had to wake my husband up to go to the flea market with our roommate, so I get to enjoy a cup of coffee with him. Well, it's that time where I have to get started with my day. I hope everyone enjoys their day today and spend it with family because they are precious to have and cherish.

To everyone celebrating a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and to everyone else, have an awesome and wonderful day. Take care.

Friday, August 17, 2018

8/17/2018

Good morning everyone. How are you this morning? I don't know how I am yet because I just woke up and finished my first cup of coffee but not fully awake yet. It usually takes me a few minutes to get my bearings together to be fully awake. "Happy Friday!" The weekend is here again so quickly. The days are moving so fast that I lose what day it is.

By the way, I finished another manuscript last night and I now have two books in the editing stages and will be seeing the editor at the end of the month. I am so proud of myself for keeping to my goals. I have another two works in progress that I hope to have finished by the end of the month and that would be four books ready for publishing.

Today I will be working on the two works in progress and finishing another chapter in each. Sundays will be my days for editing since I don't have much to do because I don't have Sundays on my daily goal list because I work with my coupons on Sundays.

Since it is Friday, what plans does everyone have? Myself, it will be writing and editing. I enjoy it and it helps with my therapy. I probably will be starting another book which will be a fantasy in the next few days. I have time allotted for each book and will need to fill that third book space since I finished one.

Well, it is getting later in the morning and I am getting a late start so I will end this post with wishing everyone with a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and to everyone else, have an awesome Friday. Take care and be blessed.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

8/16/2018

"Good morning friends and family old and new". It is a beautifully sunny day here in Dalton, Georgia. How is the weather where you are? I am feeling okay this morning since I am taking it one day at a time. How are you doing this morning? I just woke up about forty minutes ago and I am almost fully awake sitting here drinking my first cup of coffee. My husband is still asleep but will be waking up soon. This is what are medication does, it helps us sleep and with me, it keeps the nightmares and dreams at bay.

I woke up late but have thought about everything I need to get done today and feeling pretty motivated to get them done. I have looked over my daily goal chart and yesterday was a good day because I got three-quarters of my list done yesterday and that is good for me because I have struggled to get half of it done.

Once I finish this one chapter of one book I will have two books that need editing before publishing while I work on the other two books in progress. I am going to keep pressing forward no matter what pops up to block the way. Hurdles are easy to jump if you take your time and analyze the height of it and your speed. It takes confidence to jump any hurdle and I know I can do it, just like I know any of you can do it.

I will be finishing and be posting a short story today on the site and look forward to hearing any feedback on my stories. I am getting back into my groove with taking care of everything on my goal list. I had to make some changes to it for the better but it is still manageable. So, I will be leaving this post now to get started and I wish everyone an awesome day an be blessed.

To everyone with a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and may you have many more. Take care.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

8/15/2018

Good morning everyone. I am sitting here drinking my first cup of coffee and watching my dogs act silly this morning. I guess my husband got tired of my venting and needed a break because he went to a friends house last night to fix their son's Xbox and never came home last night. So, I am having coffee alone this morning and I am okay with it. I actually expected it sooner or later.

Anyway, I am up this morning and I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon so, I will be getting things done before having to leave. I am going to be finishing a short story and posting it today along with finishing the last chapter of one book, the second chapter of the second book, and the first chapter of the third. I am trying to get my motivation and passion for writing back regardless of my mental health.

I enjoy writing but my mental health has put up a block and is trying to stop me from writing. I will not give in to it and continue moving forward with my life. I hope everyone else is having a great morning and probably most of you are getting the kids off to school and ready for work. It is becoming a beautiful morning outside and the dogs have finally gone outside to play.

I will make this a short post because I think I did enough writing last night with my venting and I want to get things done that I will miss doing while at the doctor's appointment. My goal is still to have at least two books sent to the editor by the end of the month and ready for publishing in the next month. I am so excited about it.

Well, let me publish this post and get to work while it is quiet around here. I still have some sweeping and mopping to do beforehand so that the house will be cleaned and smelling good which will relax me enough to work. So, to everyone celebrating a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and to everyone else, I wish for you a blessed day. Take care.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

8/14/2018

Hello all! I just realized that I didn't post anything yesterday and I sincerely apologize. In a way, it wouldn't have been a good day to post because I had a very bad day yesterday. I cried, I got angry, and I zoned out a few times. It is just very stressful within myself. I made it to my therapist yesterday and couldn't stop crying because I was so angry and confused. The best advice she gave me was to take it one day at a time and keep myself safe.

On the drive there, I hoped I would have crashed the car into a tree, that is how bad I felt. I don't know what is going on inside me or with me. I feel like the best thing for me to do is to close up in my room and keep myself safe. My husband wouldn't understand why even though he knows that I have done it before. I would only come out of my room to shower, eat, and go to a doctor's appointment. I feel like I need to be alone for a bit and it isn't anything anyone has done.

All of this has to do with me and my mental illness, but I don't expect too many people to understand that. My therapist told me to sit down and do a self-reflection and try to narrow down what happened that made me change. I told my husband yesterday that I am not the same person. Something has changed or triggered a change in me that has caused a lot of conflict within myself. I am good one minute and then wanting to punch the wall the next, which I am not a violent person.

I thought I would be better today but things just keep happening that force me out of my comfort zone and I don't like it. I am trying to behave myself and keep all of my comments and thoughts to myself today so that no one will take things the wrong way. I have a hard time getting the words from my brain to my mouth correct and some things are twisted and people get the wrong meaning of what I am trying to convey.

I am hoping I can try to start over again tomorrow since it is a new day and maybe even feel better. I see my primary care physician tomorrow for an update on my diabetes and cholesterol which I am changing my diet and eating to the way they want me to eat so that I can lose weight and get everything under control. I have some goals made and pinned up over my desk so that I remember.

My goals are to lose fifty pounds, have seven more books published, and my A1C for my diabetes to be under seven all by Halloween. These are realistic goals for me and I know that I can do them. The stress has a lot to do with my weight though because I can't seem to lose any weight or even gain any weight. I am just stuck at my current weight with only a shift of three pounds either way.

I am going to discipline myself to stay on my routine and schedule come hell or high water. If I have a doctor's appointment, I will catch up on what I missed on my schedule before going to bed that night. I need to get things back to where they were or I will crash and burn and my husband has already stated that he doesn't want me going into the hospital because he needs me out here, but if it is for my own sanity I will.

Well, I think I made up for not posting yesterday and I apologize for it seeming like I was venting some frustration. I am not myself and need to fix it so I can be better. I will end here or I will get started again and don't want to talk your ear off or ruin your eyes trying to read all of this.

I wish a "Happy Birthday" to everyone with a birthday today, and to everyone else, have an awesome night. I want to send prayers out to a friend of mine who is in the hospital from having a stroke and wish him a speedy recovery. Take care.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

8/12/2018

Hello everyone. Just had a great couple of hours at a Florida beach. We are visiting a friends mother who only lives a few minutes from the Florida line and she took us to the beach which was my husbands first trip to a beach and he enjoyed it. We got to enjoy the sun and the water felt so good and not so cold. We are heading back to Dalton today, actually in about another hour. I can't wait to get back home and see my babies. I have missed and worried about them so much.

I finished a chapter of one book last night and will be finishing the book tomorrow and writing a couple of chapters in another book while beginning another book. Taking a couple of days off caused me to fall behind a couple days on writing but it can be made up and I can stay on schedule with books being finished on time and meeting my goals.

I tried working on the second book last night, but because of the seven-hour drive down here it completely exhausted me and I just couldn't find myself to write. I will be doing most of the driving today and will be getting home around eleven o'clock tonight. Tomorrow everything will go back to normal and my schedule will continue.

Well, let me get off of here and get some rest to make myself ready for this long drive. I wish everyone with a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and to everyone else have an awesome day.

Friday, August 10, 2018

8/10/2018

"Happy Friday!" The weekend is here upon us again. I know a lot of you love to see the weekend come, right? For me, the weekend brings no harassing telemarketing calls. They really annoy me throughout the week. How has your week been? Mine has been full of writing and self-reflection. I have been doing some searching inside myself and making goals and plans to get certain things done.

One of the goals that I set is to lose fifty pounds before Halloween. I know I can do it and yesterday was day one. I also made a writing goal to have another seven books published before Halloween. That goal is obtainable as well, I just have to stick to my daily goals and I will be there. One final goal is to have my diabetes under control and an A1C below seven. 

Tomorrow I begin my diet that the doctors want me on to help control my health conditions and even make them better. I will be shopping tomorrow for the house and also for me. I have been getting back on the treadmill and walking three-quarters of a mile per day to start. I look forward to seeing myself fifty pounds thinner and toned up better.

Well, it is cloudy again outside and we had flash flood rains yesterday. It was a good day to just sleep but I got up and got the house cleaned before sitting down to write. This morning my dogs woke me up at about five and I stayed awake until about six-thirty and went to lay back down. I just got back up about twenty minutes ago and now I am ready to get started with my schedule today.

Well, I need to get going to make up for the lost hour from sleeping. "Happy Birthday" to anyone with a birthday today and may you have many more. To everyone else, have a blessed and prosperous day. Take care.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

8/9/2018

Good morning everyone. How are you this morning? I am doing good so far, it is seven thirty and looks to be cloudy outside. I have been up since six thirty and I have just finished my first cup of coffee. I am fighting from being tired because I need to get myself motivated to stay on my routine every day.

I have had a few setbacks but I am beginning to gain my motivation back slowly and I have the need and desire to get things completed. At least two of my books will be going to the editor towards the end of the month and will be published and launched around the middle of September when I should have another couple books ready to go to the editor again. As long as I complete my goals every day that is what my future looks like.

My husband is still sleeping and I will allow him to sleep until he wants to wake up. We have no appointments until Monday so why should he get up early if he doesn't have too? It is now raining outside hard and the smell is intoxicating. I love the rain because it is renewing the air and cleansing it from pollutants.

Sorry, I took a moment to pickup this room from the dogs and make it smell really good. My dogs are almost all housebroken except when it rains. We have to make them go out in the rain to potty because they know if they get wet they can't get up on the furniture, so they won't go out and get wet. We do have puppy pads which work wonders for the smaller dogs and even one of my oldest.

Well, it is almost time to switch to my next daily goal which is cleaning up the house a little while everyone is gone to work. I have to run to the store quickly and I am trying to wait until the rain dies down some so that I don't get drenched. It seems to be dying down some and I need to get going, so I will end this post here and wish everyone a great and beautiful day.

To everyone with a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and a wish for many more. Well everyone, take care and enjoy your day.

Monday, August 6, 2018

8/6/2018

I have to apologize again for being a no-show the last few days. I have not taken my mental health medication and have not been myself. It was one of those days where you didn't give a damn, but my anxiety and mood swings have been a problem even with the medication. I have not been able to sleep good and I get scatterbrained. The one bad thing about it all is that I can be motivated and ecstatic one minute an then on the drop of a dime, hate everyone or become so depressed or moody that it can be detrimental to my well-being and book writing.

I have not had energy or motivation to write which is not like me because it is therapy for me to write. I cannot even focus on anything right now. I took my husband to his doctor's appointment this morning and kept trying to fall asleep and then my sugar began dropping. When we got home, I tried to get this post and some other things done, but couldn't focus on anything and it was hard to deal with so I laid down and took a nap.

When my husband woke me up this afternoon, I felt a little better but was still a little foggy in the head. This usually comes and goes and that is when you find me locked away in my room so that my mood swings won't affect anyone else. I have taken my medication now and waiting for it to kick in so I can go to sleep which I haven't been able to sleep in a few days again.

I am trying to get my head back together and working on my writing again. I will be sending two books to the editor by the end of this month and begin the editing on the third and writing the next one. I am working on my motivation and hope to see it flourishing again soon.

Wel, it is time to say goodnight and I hope everyone had an awesome and blessed day? I wish everyone that had a birthday today "Happy Birthday" and I will chat more again tomorrow. Sleep well.

Friday, August 3, 2018

8/3/2018

Good morning to all my friends and family old and new. It is seven thirty here in Georgia and a rainy cloudy day. I just woke up not too long ago and I am on my first cup of coffee. The dogs are just waking up too. I am feeling a little foggy this morning but okay. I guess I slept hard because I woke up in the same position I went to sleep in.

Well, I got some writing done last night and I am closer to finishing the one book, but I think I can finish it today. It would make my day. I will be finishing the second chapter of the new book today and possibly be doing a little editing on the book already done. I am just trying to get these books pumped out but making them the best they can be.

I am doing the best I can do with my mental health status and staying on my medication but things are a little stressful at times or I feel mood swings but that is when I sit and write more because it takes me from the mood swing into my story and gives me time to get past it without serious repercussions.

My husband went to a friends house last night to help fix a bathroom and stayed the night because they worked late into the night, so I got the king size bed to myself, with the dogs of course. He should be coming home sometime this morning and I am hoping to have some things done before he gets home.

My dad has been on my mind lately so I am going to sit and write him a letter and mail it out. I have lost some family members in the last couple of years and it is starting to bother me because my dad is in his seventies and I would hate to lose him. He is the one person that keeps me strong because I want him to be proud of me and he is mainly the reason I am a survivor.

It is now time to get things started and my next cup of coffee. I hope everyone has an awesome Friday and the weekend is here. Those of you who have a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and I wish many more birthdays for you. Well, I need to get going, so be blessed and prosperous today. Take care.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

8/2/2018

Good early morning everyone. It is almost four thirty in the morning here in Georgia. I am awake so early because I pretty much slept since the afternoon yesterday and all through the night. There were a few times where I tried to get up and stay awake, but it was just impossible. I was so tired and exhausted from stressing over bills.

Everyone here is still asleep and it is a good time for me to relax, drink my coffee, and get some things done like talking to everyone else here who is awake right now. Sometimes I really hate being up this early, but your body can only take so much laying down. I hurt all over if I have laid down for so long, but I guess I needed the much-needed sleep and rest for my body.

My sugar has been doing really good and I haven't had to take hardly any insulin which is good. I have started to eat again which is also hard for me because of my past with not knowing where my next meal was going to be. You get used to hardly eating and because it was for so many years that my body had been programmed that way.

I am sitting here looking at my to-do list for the day and pretty much most of it looks simple enough with a few things being arts and crafts and the rest mostly writing. I have some things to catch up on with writing, but because I am up so early I can start this morning and get an early start on it. Most of what I have to do is write a couple short stories and then finish my second book off to which I am writing the last chapter already.

I took a shower last night at one of the many times I tried to get up and be productive and put on some comfy pajamas and slipper socks to make sure I was comfortable. We have no other doctor appointments this week which is good because it gives me a chance to do more writing and marketing.

Well, I just woke my husband up and gave him a cup of coffee, but I don't know if he is going to stay up or go back to sleep. If he goes back to sleep, he will sleep for a few more hours which gives me more quiet time. I just went out to the car and grabbed the new bag of dog food because the brats wouldn't leave me alone until they knew there was food in their bowl.

Once I put food in their bowl, they are all laying around nice and calm and quiet. We go through this every morning like the brats they are. Sometimes I wonder if I should make a trough and just pour a fifty-pound bag in it and let them go at it and maybe they will leave me alone for a few days, NOT. They keep me up on everything so that I don't forget.

The first thing we do in the morning, is I give each one a few minutes of my attention loving on them and with six dogs, it takes about an hour to go through all of them. Most of them are so spoiled and they do act like brats and children that do throw temper tantrums.

So, for today, I have some writing to do and hopefully will be done with another book and be working on the third before the end of the day. I will also be doing my first podcast today which will be an introduction podcast and then they will be me reading short stories that I have written to give everyone something enjoyable to listen to.

It is now after five o'clock in the morning and I will end this post here. I want to wish everyone with a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and everyone else to have an awesome Thursday. Be blessed and take care.









Wednesday, August 1, 2018

8/1/2018

Well, here it is the first of August and the holidays right around the corner. I am not looking forward to them because we will be in the middle of building our house. Today it rained like crazy and I had a panic attack while driving because of all the people an traffic there was plus the downpour. I did manage to get a couple of bills paid and stopped by the store to pick up a couple of items that were on sale.

I stayed up as long as I could and then took the dogs for a nap and quiet time. they are trained to take naps which would be my quiet time. they are just like kids to me. I manage to finish one manuscript and almost done with another one. the money that was supposed to be used for editing and publishing went for bills.

I am feeling a bit of stress right now and secluded myself away as to not take out the frustration on anyone in the house. I have my to-do list ready for tomorrow which is about a dozen things, but with the seclusion, I should be able to get them done.

well it is getting late and the dogs want my attention so I will end this here "Happy Birthday" to anyone with a birthday today and to everyone else, have an awesome night. Take care.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

7/29/2018

Good morning everyone! How are we doing this morning? I woke up about forty-seven minutes ago and enjoying my cup of coffee and posting this to all of you wonderful people. I just got finished sorting my ten newspapers for coupons and I will be clipping them sometime today, but first I will be getting some writing done. I finished one manuscript last night and printed it up for some major editing. I need to do some fill-in work on it because I left some stuff out and remembered it later.

I am also going to be getting my to-do list together here in a minute to remind me what I have to do today. It is my temporary goal list every day and it makes sure I stay on track with moving forward. I had a long night last night with sleep and was even up at three in the morning drinking a cup of coffee and letting the dogs out. Then, I went back to bed.

It is kind of nice outside and I am sitting here with the back door open to get some of the cool air. I am waking up and getting myself motivated to get some stuff done. My husband went to the flea market with our friend and I am going to be here working. Some people don't consider my writing to be working, but it is. I have to sit here and type and write for hours, so it all, it is like being a secretary that sits and types for eight hours.

The plan is to have the second manuscript done today and printed for some editing. I am working on a third book now which the first chapter is complete and will hopefully have time to get a second chapter done today. I also have a short story freebie book that I am working on and need to get another short story done for it. See, I have lots of writing to get done and, so it is work. Eventually, it will bring in an income so, again, it is work.

Well, it is getting late for me to get started and will be going for the second cup of coffee and have tea to make for the day. I will be ending this post here and I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Everyone with a birthday today, I want to wish you a very "Happy Birthday" and may you have many more. The rest of you, I hope your day is full of blessings and will talk again soon. Take care.

Friday, July 27, 2018

7/27/2018

Morning everyone. I woke up about twenty minutes ago and enjoying my first cup of coffee. It is beautiful outside and I just fed my dogs, so they are now happy. Yesterday I got out in the front yard and mowed the lawn for my daily exercise and also did some clean up in the backyard. I did quite a bit yesterday plus cleaned the kitchen.

Last night I was actually able to get some more writing done. I am almost finished with one book, got the first chapter of a new book done and I will try to get the second book done today because it will involve a lot of editing and adding some more stuff to it, but it will get done. I enjoy my writing because it is good therapy for me even when things bother me or get to me, I just sit down and write.

I am looking forward to having a positive day and getting things done to move forward in my writing. I have been working on some arts and crafts with paper mache and will be putting the details of the face on one of them. I also have some other arts and crafts things I will be working on. I am just trying to keep busy.

How is everyone doing today? I forgot to say, "Happy Friday". I cannot believe how fast these weeks are going by. It almost seems like in a few weeks it will be Christmas again. that is how fast these weeks seem to be going by. So, the weekend is here again and let the partying begin. I don't party anymore, those days have been gone. I prefer quiet time and writing. I guess that means I am getting older, lol.

Well, I will go ahead and post this now, I have quite a bit of stuff to get done today and I don't think there will be enough hours in the whole day to get them done but I will try my hardest. Have a great Friday everyone and be blessed. "Happy Birthday" to those with a birthday today and may you have many more.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

7/25/2018

Good morning everyone. "Happy Humpday!" I cannot believe the weekend is rolling around again so soon. I have been up and down all night for unknown reasons but I wanted to give you an update to my doctor's appointment which was to have steroid injections in my neck. It went good and when I go back for the post-op appointment we will be scheduling another procedure for ablation which is burning the nerve ending in my neck. If I can tolerate the procedure we are all good, but if I cannot they will just do steroid injections on the other side of my neck.

After my neck is taken care of, then they want to move on to injections in my lower back to help deal with the pain there. I wasn't as loopy as I was last time, so I got up as much as possible and cleaned the house since it was my day to do so. I tried laying down but I fought it to do some writing and I have nearly finished the last chapter of one book.

I already have the outline for the next book out and have gotten the first paragraph of it done. Which I did last night before going to bed. I am beginning to get back into the habit of writing and it will be a struggle for a minute because I fell behind a little in how many books I wanted to have published this year, which if I can kick it into gear, I should have close to my goal done before January first.

I love writing and I know it seems to be a lot to write a book a week but I think I can do it. The children's books won't take a whole week, so it gives me an extra day or so extra to complete a longer book if need be. I will need to get an illustrator for those books that are early readers and will have plans for that.

Well, it is almost seven thirty in the morning here and I have an appointment at eleven, so I want to get a few writing things taken care of before I go. I wanted to give you all an update on my procedure yesterday and to inform you of where I am in my writing. I should be posting another short story today or tomorrow but I have to check my short story planner and see where I am on that. My plan is to get one posted every three days as long as nothing hinders me.

Well, I will end here and get things going while I'm almost finished with my first cup of coffee. I want to wish everyone with a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and to all the rest of my friends and family an awesome and blessed day. Take care.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

7/24/208

Morning everyone. I  just got back from the doctor and feeling a little loopy, so please excuse my writing. I am seeing double if not triple but feeling no pain or anything, but I am going to still make progress today. I am on my last chapter of one book to have it finished and ready for editing I will do three rounds of editing before sending it to the editor. I love writing and publishing makes me feel accomplished.

I will end this post here for now due to the inability to write. I wish everyone an awesome day and a "Happy Birthday" to everyone with aa birthday today. Take Care.

Monday, July 23, 2018

7/23/2018

"Happy Monday Everyone!!" It is that time of the week when everyone goes back to work and the work week begins. How was everyone's weekend? Mine was nice and quiet and full of writing. I do apologize, however, for my not being here posting because my internet was acting up and we lost power on Saturday due to a severe thunderstorm. 

It is a cloudy and rainy looking day outside and I am waiting for my arthritis to kick in because it feels like it is going to rain all day. It is overcast outside and a bit chilly. I did manage to almost finish writing one of my books, I just have to finish the chapter and it is done and ready for editing. The other one is going to take a bit longer, so I will put it on the back burner for now and begin writing the next one. 

my husband is cleaning up the house while I sit here and write and I have to get two loads of laundry done today and that is it until next weekend. I am still a little tired and I have had two cups of coffee, so we know the coffee isn't working and will try drinking a soda and see what happens. I am being positive about everything and will continue to move forward.

This will be a short post because I have to get motivated this morning, I wish everyone with a birthday today, "Happy Birthday to You", and to the rest, have an awesome Monday. Take care.

Friday, July 20, 2018

7/20/2018

Good morning and "Happy Friday" everyone. The weekend is finally here again and I can't believe how fast the year is going by. I woke up earlier but was still tired so I laid back down and just got back up. I am ready for another day of writing because I will have both books done by Sunday evening and ready to print up for editing.

It must be nice outside because I can hear the birds chirping and some sunlight showing through the room. The dogs are playing and paying around while my husband is sitting watching television. I am so glad that it is Friday because my neck procedure is on Tuesday and I can't wait. My neck has been hurting for the past few weeks. 

I am glad to be here talking to all my followers, friends, and family. I look forward to posting my life to you every day whether it is good or bad. This is the one place I like to vent until we head for an amusement park where screaming and yelling look normal, lol. 

I was up late last night working on some writing and will be doing some more after we get back from my husband's doctor's appointment this afternoon. I am so excited to actually have them done by the end of the weekend. It has been one big journey writing them and I have enjoyed it so much. There are many other books that are waiting to be written and my heart is set on making my goal this year.

My plan is to have a book a week written and ready for editing and thanks to software on my computer, it will make the editing process easier with it reading it back to me while I follow along on the printed version to catch any mistakes and adding any remarks to the side. I tried the dictation part but it is hard for me for some reason to speak the story from my head but I have no problem writing it from my head.

Well, it is time to go get busy. I have a room to clean and laundry to catch up on and then some other things before his appointment. I wish everyone with a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and to everyone else, have a wonderful and hopefully short day. Take care.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

7/19/2018

Good morning to all. I haven't been outside yet to tell you what it looks like or how hot or cold it is. I do know that it is cool here in the back room without any fans or AC on. The dogs are playing and my husband is still laying in the bed. I actually got a lot accomplished yesterday and a chapter is done in each book. I have two remaining chapters to go to finish one book which I realized last night that I will have to break two chapters up into other chapters because they are each going to be thirty pages long if I don't.

The other book I should have done by the end of the weekend which I am happy about. I am still writing short stories for my other two books which will be done by the end of the month. I am moving right along. The editing process will be fun, but I look forward to having both of these books ready for publishing by the middle of next month.

The short story books should be ready for editing at the end of this month and hopefully published the middle of next month. I will be editing the two and working on writing the next one which would fall into the genre of a paranoid crime thriller. I love working on two or three books at once, it breaks up the monotony and keeps it from being boring to me.

Sometimes writer's block happens with one and so I move to the other book and have no problem writing on it. I just feel the need to pump books out because I have a goal for the year which I intend to make. The stories are there in my mind and the outlines are done, I just need to write them. once I pull out the outline, the writing becomes easy as the storyline just falls into place in my mind.

Other than that, everything is good so far and now I have been outside and it is beautiful and not so hot, yet. We have had some really high temperatures here lately and the hottest month is not even here yet which is August. We are trying to stay cool and I am trying to keep functioning and it seems to be working.

Well, here it is that time again that I must get to work and I wish everyone a blessed and prosperous day. "Happy Birthday" to everyone with a birthday today. Take care.



Wednesday, July 18, 2018

7/18/2018

Morning everyone, it is four twenty in the morning and I am up this early due to taking a late nap yesterday evening. It is okay though because everyone else is asleep and it is nice and quiet. I am hurting a little this morning in my neck and shoulder area but I can function a little. Mentally I am doing better than yesterday. I was a little unstable yesterday and did not feel safe enough to make it to my therapy appointment so I rescheduled.

I was not able to complete my daily goal sheet for the day but I did manage to get a lot of other important things done. I will complete my goal sheet today since I am up so early. I am looking forward to the day and getting some more things done to help increase books sales as well as my nonprofit stuff.

I have fed the dogs and it is hard to keep them from chasing and barking after ghosts outside, lol. They are very good guard dogs but sometimes they can take it overboard, but I love them anyway. I am on my first cup of coffee this morning and see this as a two or three cup morning since it being early and still dark outside.

I will be getting a chapter if not more done on my books today and two short stories done for my other two books. One will be a freebie for signing up for my weekly newsletter and the other will go up on Amazon.

I sat down the other day and started throwing together a design for our house and hopefully will soon begin the building process. I look forward to having our own house will a lot of room for the dogs to run. We will be having a mini farm with the goal of becoming self-sufficient. We will have our own meat, a garden for fruits and vegetables, a well for water, and solar panels for electricity. That is the plan for our future and if everything goes right, we will complete that goal as well.

Well, it is time to publish this post and begin my day with writing. I hope everyone enjoys their "Hump Day" because it means the weekend is close, so take care and remember to love everyone. Take care until tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Unknown Killer

He felt the coldness of the blade as it touches his throat slowly
slicing away at it. His hands tied tightly behind his back as he
could see each burst of dark red blood from his throat with
every heartbeat. He is being held by his hair as he feels his
body grow cold. He knows he will die and the last thing he will
hear is the creepy high-pitched laugh from behind him.


His eyes begin to droop as he is slowly losing consciousness.
His body going limp as his attacker releases him from his grip.
He looks down as he falls forward into a pool of his own blood on
the cold concrete floor. His face covered with blood as he takes
his last breath. He is now dead and gone to a better place.

A few weeks later, neighbors have called the police to report a
horrific odor coming from an abandoned building. When they
arrive, they too can smell the aroma of death that fills the
neighborhood air. They begin their search of the old creepy
building. Several officers are on scene and do a sweep of the
house one room at a time.

Clearing each room as they go, two officers find a hidden door
that leads down to the basement. Upon opening the door, the
foul odor slaps them in the face as they cover their noses to
visit the dismal dark room under the house. Walking slowly
down the creaking old steps taking care not to fall through
them. This house is so old that anything can be assumed and
expected.

Once in the basement, they shine their flashlights to each
corner of the concrete-walled room seeing mold and spiders
everywhere. As they walk through the darkness, the vulgar
smell gets stronger until one of them happens to kick into
something soft and flimsy. When shining his flashlight down in
front of him, he sees the deteriorating body in a thick pool of
drying blood.

He looks upon it in horror because this is the first dead body he
has ever seen. He calls his partner over who just happens to
slide into the pool of blood which was not seen. His shoes
covered in the deceased body’s blood he too looks upon it with
the feeling of nausea in the pit of his gut. After viewing it, they
finally call to everyone else on their findings and the location.

A few minutes later, several other officers cautiously make
their way down the creaky stairs. Once standing with their
fellow officers, they peer down with flashlights at the gruesome
sight of a cold-blooded murder victim. An officer calls over his
radio to send the coroner for a pickup and gives the address
and location in the house. Several officers feeling faint and full
of nausea make their way back up the stairs and outside to get
a breath of fresh air.

As they spoke among themselves, two detectives pull up in a
gray Ford Crown Victoria. Getting out of the car, they make
their way past the crime scene tape and into the abandoned
house. Hearing the call over the radio for the coroner, the
detectives know the location inside the house where the victim
is located. Following the directions, they find the doorway
down to the basement and begin their descent. Not standing
the vulgar odor, they stop to apply a cream under their noses
to prevent from smelling it.

They continue their way down feeling the decrepit steps
beneath their feet. Feeling them give and wondering if they
were going to make it down into the basement. After stepping
from the last step, the two detectives walk over to where the
victim lies. Officers have placed several flood lights around
giving light to the dark damp room.

The coroner has already arrived and is looking over the
deceased body taking samples while the officers walk the
perimeter searching for any clues or evidence of who could
have done this. The detectives begin asking questions of the
coroner of what happened and how the man died.

After taking a sample from the victim’s hair, he looked up to
the detectives and informed them that his throat was slit, and
he suffocated on his own blood not to mention the mass blood
loss which lay on the floor. The time of death was approximately
two to three weeks ago and that the body has laid here for
some time. He suffered his ordeal greatly.

The detectives looked at each other and one made the
statement that this is the third murder in five weeks and all
with the same modus operandi. The victims’ throats slit,
and they were left in old abandoned houses. They now know
that they had a serial killer on the loose and needed to find him
before another person is killed.

They watched as the victim was sealed in the coroner’s black
bag and hauled up the stairs to be loaded in the van and taken
to the morgue where the other bodies are. The detectives
questioned all the officers to see if any clues were found in that
damp basement? No one found anything because of the
decomposition of the body and no murder weapon was found.

When ready to leave the room and head back upstairs, the
basement door had partially closed, and something was seen
on the back of the door. One of the detectives closed the door
to expose the number three written in blood on it. They had
verification now that it is a serial killer who left the number of
victims he has killed.

The manhunt was now on. Everyone convened back at the
police station after sealing up the house as a crime scene. They
sat and everyone including the detectives went back over all
three case files of the murders to see if anything could be
construed as a clue to who this madman was. Nothing made
sense and they could not put all the pieces together to identify
the killer. So far, he was labeled the unknown killer.

Everyone did all they could and scrambled around trying to find
him. Meanwhile, the killer now kidnapped two young women.
He picked them up at a college campus each walking alone back
to their dorms. Both chloroformed and rendered unconscious
to be taken to a farmhouse that had not been lived in years.
Both girls, in their twenties, were tied both wrists and ankles
with steer rope that was inescapable.

His interest was not in sexually harming them but to see them
die slowly and gasping for their last breath. Now he had moved
up to having another victim watch as he slices the young tender
throat of her companion. Something that would terrify the
other victim into fighting and struggling for her life. They could
not see the face of their abductor which was hidden partly in
the shadows but could hear that creepy spine-chilling laugh as
he took a very sharp blade to the throat of the young college
girl.

Her companion in all this could see the glimmering light of the
steel blade that became covered in blood as he held the girls
head back by her hair while almost decapitating her from his
arousal. Her eyes and mouth wide open screaming as every
inch of her skin was being sliced like melted butter. She looked
down at her blood pouring from her body onto the floor.

The other victim having to turn her head to keep from seeing
the gruesome event knew she was next. While he lavished in
his deed of killing the one college student, the other was trying
to work at loosening the rope from her fragile wrists. Once he
was done and slowly letting her hair slip from his fingers into
the pool of blood, looked over at the other seeing her struggle
to get loose.

Not a sound came from him except that gory laugh which made
the hair on her arms and neck stand on end. He walked over to
his other victim grabbing her by her hair and dragging her over
to the dead body on the floor and pushing her into the pool of
blood. She screamed out louder thinking that she would be
heard but the sounds of crows muffled her noise.

He lifted her to her knees in front of him while standing behind
her. He took the blood-soaked blade and waved it in her face
drawing more fear from his young victim. He pulled her head
back stretching her neck to show off those beautiful arteries
which he was about to filet. She could hardly breathe in that
position which made it harder to scream out.

Then she felt the cold steel slide across her neck not knowing
that her throat had been cut yet until she felt the warm fluid
soak her blouse and making it even harder to breathe. All she
could do was gurgle on her own blood as she felt the cool air
lightly blow into her exposed flesh.

The last thing she heard before taking her last breath was that
gory high-pitched laugh of her captor. She felt herself go cold
as her blood ran from her body. The last few images in her mind
flashed as she drifted away in her captor’s hand. He then
dropped her limp body to the floor in her own pool of blood. He
took his knife and used her dry clothing to clean that cold steel
knife.

After his fun was over and he cleaned his knife, he felt the
satisfaction of killing his victims and it was time to search out
new ones. So, he grabbed his things and went back to the van
to leave that farmhouse where his last victims lay on a
blood-soaked floor. He did wonder for a moment how long it
would be before they were discovered being that this house
had not been lived in for many years. It only lasted a moment
before his van pulled away driving down the dirt path to the
nearby road.

It had days before anyone at the college noticed that the girls
were missing before calling the police. When they showed up at
the college, they noticed that the girls hadn’t been to their
dorm lately and the search was on. They put out a bulletin to
find these girls and when the detectives got word they knew
in their minds that they were the next victims they would find.

Since the last victim was found in an abandoned house, they put
out the word to check all abandoned houses and buildings for
the missing girls. As the search went on, the detectives and
officers searching for the girls were becoming exhausted, but
they had to find them.

It had been a month of searching before the call came in that
two decomposed bodies were found in an old farmhouse at the
edge of the city. The detectives grabbed their jackets and things
hurrying out of the police station to their car. After getting in,
the detective driving fumbled to get his keys due to the
thought of finding these two girls deceased.

They headed out to the farmhouse and pulled up the dirt path
which was the entrance to the farmhouse. They pulled up to
the front yard and turned off the ignition while staring at this
old decrepit house. The reporting officer was there and walked
up to their car informing them that the girls were inside. He
informed them that it was a gruesome sight and to cover their
noses due to the smell of decaying flesh.

The detectives got out of the car and walked up to the house
walking towards the front door. Before getting to the door, they
could smell the stench of decay. Covering their noses, they
walked in the front door and headed for the room where they
were found.

As they got closer to the room, the stench got worse. As they
entered the room, they saw two decaying bodies almost
unrecognizable. They could tell it was two females and
automatically they knew it was the two college girls that were
missing.

As they began working the crime scene, the coroner arrived. He
looked at the bodies and informed the detectives that it was,
in fact, two young females. He said it looked like they had
been there a while. The detectives already knew the timeline
of when the girls went missing. It was the killers second and
third victims, so they automatically knew they had a serial killer
making his way through the city.

They watched as the coroner bagged up the bodies to carry
them away. It was a sad day for the parents of the victims who
showed up at the scene as they watched the bodies of their
daughters being carried from the house. One arm of the victims
fell from the bag that was partially zipped and the bracelet on
the wrist told the parents which bag their daughter was.

The parents broke down crying as their daughters were being
put in the coroner’s van and taken off. The detectives walked up
to the parents and informed them they will catch their
daughters’ killer. One of the officers came from the house and
told the detectives that no trace of the killer was found. There
were no clues as to who he was.

One of the officers outside called the detectives over to show
them the tire tracks that he had found and then they called a
specialist with tire markings to make a cast of the tire track to
use in their evidence. If anything, they could track down what
kind of vehicle he is driving and then move to catch him.

As the detectives got back inside their car to go back to the
station, one made the comment that they had an unknown killer
on their hands. The other agreed and informed him that they
need to work harder at catching him. Most of the officers stayed
behind searching for any more clues as to who it could be.

As the detectives made it back to the station, they were
informed that the specialist had made a cast and was on his way
back to the station with it. When he arrived and walked into the
office of the detectives, he right away told them that it was a
van. They took the cast and asked the specialist if he knew what
kind of van, so they could start searching for it. He stated that it
was some sort of cargo van because of the weight it took to
make that tire track.

With this information, now the detectives had something to go
on. They began their search for all cargo vans in the city, but it
seemed a little troublesome because there were many cargo
vans in the city. They decided to print up the list and hand it out
to everyone so each officer could search for so many of them at
one time.

While the detectives worked the case, the unknown killer was
searching out his next victim. He drove around looking for
someone who is alone and, in some place, less public. He
searched alleys and dead-end roads. No one was around due to
the news coverage of the killer and for everyone to stay inside
if they have no place important to be. They also stated that if
any person had to leave their homes to go with someone else.

The killer was more aroused now that they were searching for
him and that made his search more fun. He drove around and
finally found someone sitting in a park where there was no one
else around. He noticed the man when he got up was blind and
more easily to subdue.

He walked up to the man who was walking with his feeler stick
and asked if he needed any help? The blind man stated that he
was making his way to the store a block down from the park.
The killer offered to take him, but instead of walking him
towards the store, he walked him right up to his van and then
hit him with chloroform knocking the man out and placing him
inside his van.

As he walked around to the driver side he gave out his creepy
laugh with arousal knowing he had another victim. He drove
around heading for the city limit and crossed over into another
county looking for an abandoned house to play with his victim.
He thought going into another county would set the detectives
off his trail.

After driving about five miles into the neighboring county, he
finally found a house that was condemned. He pulled up into
the driveway and then over the grass to hide his van around
back. Once he was parked, he got out of the van and walked
around to the side door to get his victim out. The man was
coming to and began panicking as to who had kidnapped him.

He felt strong hands grab him as he let out a yell for anyone
nearby to help him, but this house was a country house with
acreage and the nearest neighbor was miles away. The killer
took him inside the house through the back door. There he
threw his victim to the floor before tying him up at the ankles
and wrists. The blind man began pleading for his life and all he
heard was that gruesome laugh of the killer.

After laying on the floor for a few minutes, the killer picked him
up and placed him on his knees while the blind man again pled
for his life. The killer laughed as he drew out his shiny steel
blade and rubbed it against the blind man’s face. This frightened
the blind man as he now began to cry for his life and prayed
to God.

It was a few minutes before the blind man felt the cold hand of
the killer placed on his forehead. He pulled his head back as far
as it would go and removed the glasses the blind man was
wearing because the killer wanted to look into his eyes as he
bled over himself and took his last breath.

Seeing the tears trickle down his face made the killer more
aroused with his sadistic homicidal ways. As the man cried and
pled for life, the killer took his blade and very slowly cut the
blind man’s throat from one ear to the next making sure to hit
the carotid arteries.

As the killer slowly sliced away, the man who was pleading for
his life began gurgling on his own blood never finishing his
sentence. The killer began laughing as the blood squirt from
the blind man’s throat. The blind man felt his artery cut and
then felt his own heartbeat as each ounce of blood left his body.
His eyes had the look of surprise as the killer made the knife
end his cut over the other carotid artery.

By now, blood was rushing out and the blind man became
weaker as he slowly fell over towards the ground but still held
up by the killer. The killer watched his face as the blind man’s
eyes began to roll up inside his head.  He was ready to take his
final breath and the killer was there to watch. It was his
pleasurable moment to see how death takes a person because
all deaths are not the same. If they were, it would get boring
and the killer would have to find something else to do
instead of killing.

When the last drop of blood poured from his neck, the killer
dropped his body to the floor. He then covered him up with an
old blanket that he found in the house. While standing over the
blanket-covered body, he took a piece of the man’s clothing
and wiped the blood from his knife. Once it was clean, he put it
away in its sheath attached to his belt and then took one last
look at the covered body on the ground while letting out that
creepy high-pitched laugh that all his victims heard before dying.

He left the man there and walked back out to his van getting in
and pulling away down the driveway. He was very aroused by
this killing because the man was blind and could not see the
terrible things happening to him. It made the killer thrilled and
was back out looking for his next victim.

About a month later, the detectives got a phone call from the
neighboring county who had been keeping tabs on their killer.
He notified them that they just found a body that could be
related. This peaked the detective’s interest, so he agreed to
meet the sheriff at the crime scene.

The detective grabbed his things relating to the case and his
partner and walked out of the police station heading for their
car. They got inside, buckled up, and were on their way to the
next county over. It was going to be about a fifty-mile drive,
so the detectives began reviewing the case as they drove.

Once the detectives arrived on the scene, they met the sheriff
who briefed them on everything before going into the old
country house and seeing the victim. Once inside, they saw
how old and decrepit the house was. The floors creaked, there
were spider webs everywhere and cracked and chipped paint
on the walls. It looked like the house hadn’t been taken care of
in a long time.

When they reached the room where the victim was, they saw
the old blanket that he was covered with and asked for it to be
analyzed for any DNA possibly from the killer. The sheriff
had it sent off immediately while they continued their
investigation. The sheriff informed the detectives that the
victim was a blind man and probably didn’t see this coming.

The detectives noticed the knife wound on his neck and knew
it well to be that from the same killer they were looking for.
Now, they knew that the killer was moving further out and
making the search of a wider area. One of the detectives got on
the radio and called back to the office informing them that the
killer has entered another county and to widen the search area
and put out a curfew.

Meanwhile, the killer was parked in a truck stop taking a nap
when he heard the broadcast come over the radio about the
all-out curfew set in all neighboring counties. He became more
aroused by the fact that now he was a wanted man in several
counties. It wasn’t his main goal, but it was nice to know that
everyone wanted him.

He got himself woke up and dressed and felt like doing another
killing just to satisfy his craving for the day. Everyone knew him
there at the truck stop, so he couldn’t just nab someone there
without being seen and reported. He got behind the wheel and
turned over the van to hear its engine roar which gave him the
spunk to go out searching.

He filled up his gas tank right there at the truck stop before
leaving and headed out in the opposite direction of his last kill.
It made him excited with pleasure to know that it became a cat
and mouse game with law enforcement. He headed out and
once he made it to the next county over, he searched out his
next victim.

He drove for about two hours before finding a young girl
somewhere in her teens walking alone down the sidewalk.
He pulled up beside her and asked where she was headed?
The young girl told him that she was going over to a girlfriend’s
house and that she was late. He offered her a ride stating he
was going in that direction and that she wouldn’t be so late if
he takes her.

The young girl agreed and jumped inside the van. As they drove,
he offered her a soda from his special cooler which contained
knock out drugs. She took the soda and began drinking it and
within a few minutes became very groggy. She started talking
gibberish and not making any sense when he pulled over
along the side of the road.

He got out and walked around to her side of the van opening
her door and began to tie up her feet and wrists. There was
no struggle from her being that she was almost knocked out. He
then pulled her toward him throwing her up over his shoulder
and taking her to the side door where no one would see him
put her in the back of the van.

Once he had her inside the back, he closed the door and got
back inside the driver’s seat and started off to find someplace
private. He drove out of the area of her kidnapping and drove
for the outskirts of town where he was sure to find somewhere
vacant. He looked back and noticed she was sleeping soundly
and continued to drive.

He finally found a construction site where no one was working
because of it being the weekend and decided that this might be
fun. His mind was becoming more sadistic and cruel the longer
he kept killing. There were nice homes already up and covered
and decided to check one of them out.

He parked his van around the back of one of the houses and got
out. He walked from house to house looking for that special
spot for his craving. At last, he found it, a house that was almost
completely ready for interior painting. This is where his victim
will be found.

Now that he had a place, he went back to the van to claim his
victim. She was still unconscious in the back of the van, so he
picked her up and carried her to the house that he found. He
took her inside closing the door behind them and took her to an
upstairs bedroom with no carpet or flooring yet.

He left her tied and placed her on the floor while he searched
out some items that he needed. He found a paint try, a paint
roller, and some plastic to which he was going to do some
decorating. He took these items back to the room where she
laid.

The young victim had not moved an inch and he had to make
sure she was still alive by placing his fingers on her carotid
artery to make sure blood was still pumping and that there was
a heartbeat. Sure enough, she was still alive just out cold.

He grabbed his victim and knew that she was not going to wake
up so easily but knew he had a time constraint for the location
he was in, so he got started anyway. He pulled her up to her
knees and while holding her, he kicked the paint try beneath
the front of her. As he held her by her hair, he used his other
hand to stroke the softness of it and ran his hand across her
soft face.

He thought to himself that it was such a shame he had to kill
her, but his mind wanted this craving satisfied. So, he reached
to his side and took out his cold-steeled knife from its sheath
and wiped it across his hand to make sure it was clean from
dust. Then, as he held her head back seeing those veins
pumping her young blood through them, he took his knife and
began slicing her frail skin from one side to the other which
was his signature mark.

Only this time, when her blood began to pour from her throat,
he leaned her forward catching her blood in the paint tray.
Once the tray was filled, he laid her head down on the concrete
floor while he took the tray and paint roller and began painting
the walls with the young vital fluid. It was almost a sick prank.

Once he ran out of blood, he looked over to his victim to see
that she still had a little left oozing from her arteries, so he
walked over and tried to fill the tray up again with her blood.
As he painted the new walls with her blood, he laughed that
creepy laugh as if to enjoy it thoroughly.

Once he was done, he didn’t even bother covering her up but
did cut the ropes free at her ankles and wrists. He placed her
so angelic on the floor as if she was only sleeping. He then left
the paint roller in the blood covered tray and began walking out
of the house. He climbed into his van and began driving out of
the construction site and headed for the freeway.

He drove up onto the freeway never to be seen or heard from
again. Some wonder if it was that young girl that made him
disappear, or he just kept going to places unknown only to be
the unknown killer.