Monday, January 25, 2010
Speaking of taxes, everything just happened to occur at the perfect time this year. We have tabs due on both vehicles, though that happens this time every year. We need new tires on one of our vehicles. The batteries in all three of our telephone handsets decided to quite functioning properly last week and now we are lucky to make it through the entire day with a charged phone. I am so grateful that we will have the funds to fix all of these things right away.
Life is chaotic, unorganized, and fun... and oh, how I love it!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
There you have it, my reasonable goal. :D
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
This poem is from 2001.
Let Me Grow Up
I am eighteen years old
The decisions I make are my own
The life I am living is mine
I am legally able to be an adult
So why do you still act as if I were a child
I do not choose to hurt you,
To lead you astray
I do not make my choices
So that I may forget you or avoid you
I choose to grow out
Out of the skin that has become so tight
The skin of a child I never was
I choose to grow away
Away from the memories that haunt my childhood
Away from the unfair demands of an older adult
I choose to grow apart
Apart from the lies I've been living through
Apart from a love that I've never been given
I choose to grow down
The truth is,
I've been grown up for so long
I cannot remember growing up
I've been grown up for so long
Because of reasons you would not understand
So, now I choose to grow up
Why won't you let me?
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Question of the day is: What's everyone's reaction when they find out you're writing a book?
I haven't told many people that I'm not actually close to. I post status updates on Facebook that are writing related and people who are interested are the people who respond. I've gotten generally good responses from people. Usually it is the actually genuine "Good for you." I also have people opening up conversations for me with the excited, "She's a writer." I usually blush and smile. I love having a base of people who are supportive of my choice to write.
The only thing I get from people that seems difficult to answer is the, "What's it about?" I wish I could answer that at this time, but I really can't just yet. I have the first 9.5 chapters complete and an outline. I don't know how the final two chapters are going to play out, but they will get there when I do. I don't think I will be able to properly answer that question until the first draft is complete.
I hope to keep people interested once the story is complete and I begin even more stories that burn in my mind. Right now, though, my train of thought has fizzled and is telling me I must go to bed. Goodnight and thank you for reading.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
**Snipped** Thank you for all the comments.
Monday, January 11, 2010
My goals for writing this week are:
- Write at least 30 minutes every day at naptime
- Write at least 30 minutes every night after the kids are in bed
- Finish Chapter 10
Currently, I have completed writing chapter nine of Serenity. I am anxious to get chapters ten through thirteen written so I can start with all the reveals. Chapter fourteen is where everything begins to unravel.Serenity word count 01/11/10: 20,319
I would state a word count goal, but it would not work well for my writing style. I have found that I need to take this story one chapter at a time. Hopefully, I can have my first draft completed by the end of February.
Keep checking in for more updates.
- Mondays will be titled Monday Mayhem. I intend to post writing updates and goals. I will update my progress from the prior week and post new goals and a word count.
- Tuesdays are Teasers. As I have been doing, I will post a snip from my current WIP. Each week I post a new teaser, the teaser from the following week will be removed.
- Wednesdays, I will follow along on a roadtrip. YA Highway posts a writing/reading related question on their blog. I hope to be able to start following along and add some interesting content to my blog.
- Thursdays will be Quotable. I will post a quote or two from my current WIP. That may be all that is in my post that day. I may add more, but don't expect it.
- Fridays I will Flashback. I will be sharing some of my old writing. I don't know how long it will be posted, so enjoy it while it is up.
There you have it, my intended blog schedule.
Friday, January 8, 2010
A poem from 1999
There you have it, my first flashback Friday :)
~Sometimes, the loss of a loved one is so great, we cannot go on.~
He tries to sleep
But he cannot bear
The pain and suffering
Of not having her there.
He sits by his window,
His tears falling like rain
His only company
Is his grieving pain.
"I cannot live without you."
He told her last night
He didn't know why he had said it
He just thought it felt right.
A lonely tear
Streamed down his face
As he thought
Of their last embrace.
Memories of last night
Spun throught the air
He cried as he thought,
"I should have been there!"
If only he were
She would have escaped her fate
And tonight would have been
Their first anniversary date.
She left last night
He wanted to follow
He felt it coming,
His heart felt hollow.
She crossed the street
He was out the door
He dropped to his knees
She fell to the floor
He could only scream
As the driver kept going
His heart stopped beating
As her blood started flowing
"If only I had left one minute before...
She would be with me today."
He came too late
And the man got away
His eyes filled with tears
When he saw her body on the ground
He screamed for help
But nobody was around.
She was slowly slipping away
He held her close to his heart
"I can't live without you,
I can't bear us apart."
He softly kissed her lips
As she took her last breath
She uttered these words,
"I'll love you forever, even past death."
The memories faded
He lay in his bed
He whispered into the night
"Why did you leave me, my love, my friend?"
He felt her by his side, he whispered,
"I can't live without you, it just isn't right."
She nodded her head
As love bade his eternal goodnight.