Sunday, September 30, 2018


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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, September 29, 2018


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

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

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

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

Friday, September 28, 2018


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2018


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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Battle for Joshua


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

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

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

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

Saturday, September 22, 2018


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

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 21, 2018


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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 20, 2018


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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 18, 2018


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


"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


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


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


"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


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.