Wednesday, March 30, 2011

When Co-Workers Attack!!

Good morning! Today I decided to work out because I only lost one pound at this week’s weigh in at my Weight Watchers meeting which isn’t bad but isn’t good either. So far I’ve lost a total of 10 pounds so I need to lose about 6.5 more to meet the Weight Watchers goal and for my own personal goal, I need to push myself a bit harder and hit another 10 pounds. Nothing else new going on this week... Just gearing up for a few trips during the next few months, still struggling to find time to write and still going home every night and doing nothing to help my book progress!

On another note, one of my co-workers/friend is currently pregnant and will be going on leave soon which I’m not looking forward to at all because that means I’m going to be stuck in the office for a month and a half without anyone to talk to because I really don’t get along nor talk to any of my other co-workers. I’m so not looking forward her leaving!!!  Oh that reminds me of a funny story, well not funny but just a random story. One of my “not-so-friendly” co-workers is hell bent on stealing my position and not only is she new to the job whereas I’ve been here for YEARS but she doesn’t know anything and tries to turn everything into a big deal so that it seems like she know something others don’t! Do you know how annoying it is to have someone trying to steal your job who is a MORON and who thinks they know everything but knows NOTHING! Every day I have to come in and hope she has not totally wrecked anything in her futile attempt to feel important!

On and here’s the funny part, she has also some how convinced our boss that she knows what she’s doing, I feel no need to set him straight because I look at it like this, when I leave for good and she has a field day ruining everything that I organized and built over the years, those actions will speak for themselves!






Happy Blogging!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Limitless Or Not...


Not much going on right now. I think I have writers block or something less sinister like “laziness block”! Yesterday I was so ready to work on my novel, I went home and went into my home officer, cleared my desk and nothing! It’s not that I can’t write, I mean I have the basic idea and theme of the book in my head but it’s that I’m too tired to actually do it! And when I do get free time I want to get some rest! School, work and family life is kicking my butt and wearing me out!


I finished my book in 4 days!

 I don’t know if any of you saw Limitless over the weekend but I did and it was good, the point is Bradley Cooper played a writer in this film and he took some sort of magic pill that allowed him to write his entire novel in less than 4 days! Can you comprehend how great that would be for me!?! That’s what I need a magic limitless pill to get my butt in gear and get writing! I don’t know what’s wrong with me , I love to write and have dreamed of being a writer my entire life so now that I actually  have a solid theme and idea for a book why can’t I just write it??!! Could I have some sort of subconscious fear of failure or of maybe actually getting a book contract deal and I’m afraid to go down that route because it’s unfamiliar to me??  I don’t know??

Maybe I need to quit my job so I have more time and am not so tired when I get home!! Ha-ha don’t I wish... I need my job in order to support my shopping habit until my book career takes off!! So in a nut shell, there is no new progress on my book so far...

If you’re a writer please chime in and tell me I’m not alone here!! 

Keep reading, 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Once Upon A Time...


 Well, my book is going along quite nicely, that is of course in my head, I just need to get it down on paper! Let’s recap from the last time I posted; I finished my first chapter and was struggling to get down to business and start the second one however, last week as I was running my errands, I had a revolution, a new idea or concept if you will for my book. I decided to sit on it for a few days and see if it would pass but it kept coming back, keeping me up at night, creeping into my thoughts throughout my work day so finally, on Thursday I sat down and wrote it all out and it was wonderful, the bad part though: of course there’s a bad part to this story, my life wouldn’t be complete without something bad happening, so the bad part of this new revolution was that it’s a completely new theme and direction of the book and it did not match anything that I had previously written so I had to scrap the first chapter that I had worked so hard on. I didn’t mind because I’m actually more pleased with where this new idea is taking me and since it’s somewhat based around my own personal experiences, the story seems to be flowing more naturally that the first idea.

Right I have 5 pages of a new book sitting in a file on my computer at home so now I need to “force” (I despise that word) myself to get back to writing. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE writing but imagine if you will, I wake up at about 4:50am every morning, get ready for work and head out, arrive at work and attempt to do some school work (I normally have at least 1 paper due a week and that paper is usually about 5-6 pages long). Then I have actual real work to do otherwise I’ll get fired and lose my job, that wouldn’t be good! I head home and might do a bit more school work, then cook dinner, clean up and start getting ready for work the next day (ironing, packing lunch, etc…) while attempting to spend time with my husband and our dog, who by the way is feeling really neglected right now. By now it’s about 7:45 or 8:00pm so I’m tired and try to relax and watch a bit of TV or read a book, of course I could write some more pages of my book but I’ve been writing all day, either for school or for work and my eyes don’t want to stare at another computer monitor again until in the morning. So you see my dilemma? 

Either way, I’m writing tonight since I don’t really have any school work due until tomorrow.  Oh the journey of writing a book, isn’t it great!? 

Keep Reading, 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Book Writing....

Well readers, I have not posted a blog in a while nor have I edited my site because I’m in the process of beginning to write my very first novel and though I absolutely love my blog, I really want to be successful in my book but so far I’ve only been able to write about the first chapter. Then with the whole time change thing, it really throw off my schedule and I have not written in about a week (I know I’m horrible!) So I need to get back to it but with that being said, writing my book is going to take time away from my website and my blogging efforts. Please bear with me in this process and I promise that I’ll post when I can! I’ll keep blog updates on how my book is coming along and the good thing is I was able to make some really good contacts through my blog and website this year
and I now have a published author who has agreed to be my mentor in my book writing process!!

I’m so excited to have her help and so far she has given me some great tips and advice. I won’t mention her name because I don’t know how she would feel about that but she knows show she is so “Thank you again!”


So today I’m pledging to get back to my book hopefully tomorrow. I like to write few pages a day and I know at that rate it might take me a while but really all that matters is that I’m on the right path to get where I want to go.

I’ve basically finished my first chapter and feel pretty good about it so now on to chapter 2! Oi Vay!!

I’ll keep you updated as I go along! Wish me luck! 

Keep Reading, 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Writing A Book Is A Lot Of Work...


I’ve been super busy with life and have not posted in about a week so I wanted to apologize for that. I’m actually in the process of beginning to write my first book and feel it’s really going to take a lot of focus, energy and time to get it done in the allotted time that I have set for myself. So I might not be posting as often as I’d like. Right now I’m working a full time job, writing for my two blogs and a running a personal website, going to school and of course I can’t forget taking care of my home and my husband so I worry that I’ll have to shift my attention from one of these so that I have more time for my book. It just makes more sense to me to put that energy into the book instead of blogging right now. So dear readers, I love my blogs but will not be posting as much as I’d like for the next few months or until my book is released.

Thank you for understanding and check back often for updates on how my book is coming along.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

70's Style Remix

Fall fashion trends are out and the 70’s are coming back with a vengeance!! Raid you mothers attic or basement for some vintage finds and you'll be ahead of the game! I love thrift shops and boutiques that sell used items at lower costs.

The 70's may have been the generation of failure but their fashion trends were something of an icon! 

   
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