Friday, December 7, 2012

It is Time to Get Back to It

This blog has been severely neglected, but I am ready to jump back in. My days have been busy as I decided to enroll in college. I am aiming for a Photography degree and an A.S. in Child Development. My days have been filled with kids, class, and homework.

On the writing front, I attempted and WON NanoWriMo this year! I have not completed the first draft of this novel, but I am very close, I'd say I'm about 80% through the story. This story has me very excited. It has challenged me, but I have enjoyed writing it.

Time to get back to my homework, but I hope you will follow me as I rediscover my love of writing. I hope to start my Teaser Tuesday posts again, those were my favorites.

Monday, September 12, 2011

A New Start

I have decided, now is the time to take myself seriously. I have dreams and wishes, yet, they all seem to be put on the back burner. No one and no thing puts them there, aside from myself. I don't give myself the confidence or support I need to do what I want; to be a person my family and I can be proud of; to stand out instead of blend in or fade away.

I am a wife and a mother, that is only one part of me, the only part that stays on the frontline in my life. I love to tell stories, through writing and photography. Starting now, I will be re-defining who I am, because where I take my life is up to me.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It's Tuesday... Where's the Teaser?

I have been hard at work trying to finish my first draft so that I am able to completely focus all my energy on finishing NaNoWriMo this November. I am very close to making my goal. Unfortunately, I will not have any teasers that are from the new writing as it may give too much away and it is all hand written in a notebook rather than on my computer.

Today's teaser comes from Chapter 10:


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

I have not done a Teaser in such a long time. I hadn't written anything new in such a long time, but now that I have some progress in my WIP, I decided to share some of my new writing. This is an unedited first draft piece from Chapter 11.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Little Progress

I have finished two more chapters of my current work in progress, Serenity. I have an ultimate goal now set for this novel. I am aiming to finish the first draft by October 1. I want to participate in NaNoWriMo and actually stand some kind of a chance. Writing this story and attempting to write another story simultaniously did not work out too well for me at all. My head was too wrapped up in my first story. This year, my first story will be complete. Come October, I will begin looking at the fifty other ideas I have floating around, do some character profiles, some plotting, some outlining, and I should be able to choose one of my new ideas for November.

Cross your fingers for me that I may be able to accomplish this goal. Hopefully, the writing spike will equal a blog post spike.

Let me know what you think of my new blog look. I fought with Blogger for 2 hours last night trying to get it just right. Still not perfect for my tastes, but close enough.

Until I post again, thank you for following :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Out of my funk?

I believe I may finally be out of my funk. I hope I can start getting a better writing time, but the last couple of months found me feeling a bit... ill. We will be welcoming a new addition to our family. That's right, I was not 100% because we have a beautiful surprise coming to us, due January 1, 2011.

That is all I have to write right now as we have cleaning to do.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Only in This House...

I have decided, what better way to write than to write randoms in my blog; thus incorporating my life and writing into one tidy little box. Although, my life is far from tidy, what with four kids (only two are my own) running around all day. We enjoy ourselves and that is what makes this chaotic life, absolutely beautiful. There are times that it is complete insanity and all the kids are fighting and yelling. Then there are times when everyone is getting along and all that can be seen are smiles and all that can be heard is the sweet sound of giggles and gut-busting laughter. We play our music too loud and dance around with the shades drawn up, not caring if a passerby stops to watch -- or laugh. The TV may be turned on with cartoons showing constantly, but the kids seldom watch for more than a few minutes at a time before imaginations are in full swing. Not one child notices when I switch off the TV, and if one does notice, there is rarely a tantrum and play is continued.

Only in this house, could window washing consist of princess dresses, baby wipes and giggles. Only in this house, could four children have so much fun wiping down windows and woodwork for twenty minutes without so much as a frusterated yelp. Only in this house...

<3 This life is Crazy....
This life is Beautiful...
This life, is Mine<3