Forgetfulness

Posted: November 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

Sooooo, over the weekend I came up with a great idea for today’s blog. I remember thinking it was going to be super easy to write….

I have no idea what it was.

I even remember thinking that I didn’t need to write it down because it was so good, I would totally remember.

Yeah. No.

General Round Up

Posted: November 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

I don’t have a particular topic today so, we’re just going to wing it.

I’m trying real hard not so use my nerf gun in the office cause that would be unprofessional if I hit a person in the forehead with a suction cup dart. Or so my staff tells me.

Scarlett pooped in the bathtub last night and she freaked THE FUCK out. It was hilarious. Ross cleaned that one up.

We have woodpeckers making nesting holes in our house. So, there’s that. If it’s not squirrels then its woodpeckers cause of course it is.

Umm, the holidays are coming up and my list of shit to do keeps getting longer and longer. I’m not really sure if there is more to do or if I just forgot. At this point, I give zero fucks. That’s like my new mantra.

We’re putting up Scarlett’s big girl bed this weekend because I can’t get in and out of the damned tiny toddler bed anymore. That’s just stupid. We are grown ups and she’s big enough that she’s banking off the edges. It’s time.

I haven’t written anything all week which is stressing me out. It’s been a crazy week and I can’t seem to carve out any time. And honestly, I’m wondering if I can count the words I write in the blog 3 times a week as part of Nanowrimo because evidently I need to cheat to make my word count. They’re words. I wrote them. They count. I feel zero shame about that.

That’s about all I have.

Neighborhood Facebook Pages

Posted: November 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

Do any of you have neighborhood facebook pages? I LOVE mine! It’s like watching a train wreck in slow motion. I mean, don’t get me wrong, there are alot of posts of things for sale, free shit sitting on someone’s porch, shaming neighborhood children for riding their bikes and stuff – you know, the shit kids do. There are also quite a few people asking the entire neighborhood if their internet is working? I do now know not to buy WOW cable/internet cause that shit is always going out according to the feed. But once in a while, you get a gem.

Question about the Buckeye Trees at our entrance on Street XXX……I assume someone actually owns those trees and I’m so curious if the owner is the one who harvests all the nuts every year or if someone is coming in the night and stealing them all! Lol My family and I have lived here three years now and we always notice that the nuts are there one day and then ALL gone the next! And it always seems to happen several weeks before the nuts are actually ready to harvest (they are probably still white and soft on the inside this early). Just curious if the tree owner is getting all the Buckeyes or if we have a recurring Buckeye Thief on our hands! Lol

What? They’re clearly not your trees so why do you care? Is it because you want to steal some.

I came home this morning to find someone had cut branches off our trees on both sides of the sidewalk. It appears a trimmer was used. It happened to at least two houses on Street XXY. If you have information please message me. TY

This descended into endless comments of some old guy going around and cutting branches away from the sidewalk. It was amazing. They were all SO MAD…

I get all giddy when facebook gives me notification of a new post. It’s like Christmas morning.

God, I have problems.

Car Buying

Posted: November 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

We bought a car!

Car Buying Stress

Posted: November 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

We are buying a new car. Thank God, I don’t do this very often. The process of buying the car isn’t the stressful part. I mean, I don’t like paying money. That part sucks. I like my money where it is, in the bank.

The stress is coming from dealing with people. I have to talk to people. I have to call and have things arranged. Why can’t I do this via email? Why didn’t you say there was a $500 deposit requirement to hold a car on the lot? I would have just given you a check when we test drove the damned thing.

 

I’m really just trying to cut down the amount of time Ross and I are making bad jokes to each other while sitting in the car dealership. The less time I’m there, the less likely I am to be annoyed, hangry, and bitchy. Nobody wants that. Especially not the car salesman. Let’s be honest.

Plus, Friday is an extra day off and I have shit to do. None of it involves sitting for six hours at a dealership when that shit could have been cleared up in 10 minutes.

There are no morning showing for Ragnarok on Friday, which is stupid. I have been waiting months to see this stupid movie and this was the only day I had available. Because there are no morning showings, I’m going to have to do the car thing first thing in the morning and hope we get out of there at a reasonable hour. JFC. My Friday is already sucking and I haven’t gotten there yet.

Weekend Goals

Posted: November 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

I had a lot of goals this weekend. A lot.

  1. Get mani/pedi
  2. Laundry
  3. Test drive cars
  4. Meal plan
  5. Food Prep
  6. Make Banana Bread
  7. Make Quiche
  8. Write 3500 words

I got all but the last one completed…#EPICFAIL

 

Nanowrimo

Posted: November 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

November is national novel writing month – hence the nanowrimo┬átitle. This is the drive to get up off your ass and put some words down on paper. In years past, I’d participate and basically work on two at the same time, cause I was an ass like that. I never had a problem putting words down on paper. Don’t get me wrong, not all of them were good. Hell, I wrote Pool of Crimson three times before I got it right. That’s a lot of words.

This time around, I’ve got my current work in progress logged in there. Maybe this will be the drive to make me finish this. My books and my writing have taken a back seat to everything else in my life, especially my daughter. And, honestly, that’s how it should be but I need this in my life to make me feel whole. This book and Violet Abyss have been hard. Hard getting the ideas on paper. Hard to get through the plot points. Hard to make it to THE END.

There are a few reasons for this. First, I write some pretty sick shit. There’s a lot of graphic violence, sex, the mood and atmosphere are dark, and I write about metaphysical mumbo jumbo. Some of this takes a lot of research. Some of this just requires me to be in the right head space to be able to visualize and put on paper how having your guts ripped out would look, feel, smell, and taste. I can’t really do that with my toddler screaming at me to read sesame street. I used to be able to wallow in that kind of mindset for hours on end. I got a lot done when I did that.

If you go to any of these writing conferences, workshops and etc., they tell you to write everyday even if it’s for 15 minutes or an hour. That doesn’t work work me! It takes me that long to get into the swing of what I’m doing and in the darkest places of my story.

So, here’s the importance of Nanowrimo. This requires you to log a word count each day of the month. And for those of you that know me, I’m SUPER competitive, even with myself. So, maybe I can pull this out and finish this book by the end of the month. That leaves me December to edit and fix it. Cause, it will need fixed. My first drafts are shit but I can edit like a fiend. So, there’s that.

And, my editor, doesn’t actual give me deadlines because I’m an A type personality and I haven’t been late before. She might need to give me deadlines.

 

So, I’m hoping that Nanowrimo will help me get my ass in gear and finish this damned book. Otherwise, this could set me back a year and nobody wants that.