Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

I can not believe that the next time I write on this blog, it will be 2012!!! 

I don't think I'll be able to get online over the weekend, so I'm wishing everyone a fantabulous New year!!! 

Me? I'll be writing New Year's Eve... and probably reading... I'm halfway through Foretold, so I'll be doing a review of it hoping next week. 

Talk to everyone next year!!  Can't believe 2012 is literally two days away!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sophie & Carter

While other high school seniors are dreaming about their futures, Sophie and Carter are just trying to make it through each day. Carter is overwhelmed by issues at home as he struggles to support his mother. Meanwhile, next door neighbour Sophie is left to care for her three younger siblings in place of their absent and troubled mother. All that holds these two best friends together is each other, and knowing that each night they'll sit together on Sophie's front porch swing and escape from reality, if just for awhile. But as their relationship reaches a turning point and high school graduation nears, will their friendship become something more?

Totally wasn't expecting to read this last night, but I read it all in one night!  I loved this book!  It's a sad but endearing story, and I love the relationship these two have.  They've learned the hard way, that they have to rely on themselves and one another.  

Sophie has a lot to deal with, taking care of her siblings, and Carter is fighting a losing battle with his mother's mental instability.  

Very good read!  I can't believe I read it one night!!!! 

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Craziness of Christmas is over...

Well, both boys were up yesterday morning at 6:30am.  Me?  I was awake at 4:30am expecting to be woken up... as I have been woken up that early before.

The boys loved everything; Dylan was carrying around his transformers everywhere.  Sadly, my dad and brother could not come, as my dad put his back out picking up some plants during the week.  They are coming this coming weekend to do Christmas instead.  It's New Years Eve, but whatever.  The kids loved my dad's gifts.  Dylan got a 3DS from him, and Colin got a Kindle.  I've downloaded a few books for him to put on it. 

Now, I'm hoping to get back to normal... which for me means getting some writing done.  Couldn't get any done over the weekend, as it was just crazy at the house.  Between going to my MIL's and then Christmas Day, there was just no time to sit and get lost in my imagination.  So, tonight, I'm going to be playing catch up with my characters! 

Also, would love to get some reading done.  Haven't done in a long time, and would love to do some.  With the chaos of shopping for Christmas and the dinner... didn't have a lot of time to do much of anything!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Very Merry Christmas!!!!

I won't be able to get online over the weekend, so I'm wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!! 

I can not believe it's here already... and it looks like we won't be having a white Christmas this year, but still, I can't wait!! 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

I'm Done!! I'm Done!!

I am done all of my wrapping!!!  Finished last night with the last four more presents to wrap.  I just have some last minute things to get for Christmas dinner and some stocking stuffers to buy, and then I will 100% done and ready for Christmas!! 

I don't know how I did it, but I did it... I'm never this efficient, but I'm so happy it's all done.  All I have to do put out the gifts and fill the stockings, and I can relax!

I love it when this happens... because it's never happened before.  So happy I don't have to spend four hours wrapping on Christmas Eve!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Added These to my Library!!

I've gotten to know both of these amazing women on Twitter!  Raine, I consider one of dearest friends, even though I have never met her!  I'm reading Foretold at the moment, and I will finish it!  I'm so hyper focused on my writing right now, that reading is on hold at the moment.  I've gotten so much great advice from Raine regarding my own book, that at times, she is a lifesaver for a really hard scene that's giving my problems!  She was the one who gave me the final push to decide to write my book!

I feel so blessed to have met both of these awesome women!  Angeline has offered me so much support and given me advice on writing, and been just plain sweet to me!  I never thought that when I decided to publish my own work, that I would get support from such amazing people!  These two women are such great people, and I feel blessed to know them!!

Can't wait to start both of these books!!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Almost done...

We went shopping on Friday, got everyone done but my Dad, who is getting a gift card.  The good thing?  We got $60 in gift cards from Target.... hello Christmas pressie to me!!  Now... I just have to think about what I want!

I spent two evenings wrapping, and now have almost all of it done!!  I'm never this efficient!!  Usually I'm spending four hours wrapping on Christmas Eve, and I don't have to do that this year!  All I'll have to do is just put everything out!!  I can't wait!  I've bought stuff for dinner, and stuff for my apple pie that I'm making, and the ham that I'm cooking that night.  I am just happy that everything is getting done before the big day!  I'm usually out on Christmas Eve buying stuff for stockings, or last minutes gifts.  I don't think I have to do that this year!!

It's more wrapping tonight, and then writing!!  Writing, writing, and more writing!!  I'm making changes to Chapter One, and then continuing on Chapter Two.  Also, the stalker is telling me who he is, so I'm changing the prologue just a little bit.  I love this... I love how they are all talking to me... don't like that they talk to me just as I'm about to go to sleep, but I still love how the story is going!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Shopping Tonight....

Nick and I are going to be Christmas shopping tonight.  A week before the big day... yes I am crazy!!

I started Chapter Two of my book... and have changed it around because it wasn't working for me.  Well, it wasn't working for my character.  She was telling me to go a different way, so I had to listen to her.  She's telling me where the story is going, and I have to follow her.

I'm hoping to get some more done this weekend.  It shouldn't be too busy, as we did all the decorating last week.  I only have to pick up the boys tomorrow morning from my MIL's, and not much else... only some mild cleaning and then some writing.  Hopefully...

Have a great weekend everyone!  I'll talk to you all Monday!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I finally bought it!!!

I went to BJ's and checked to see if they had it.  To my absolute happiness, they did, and I grabbed it!!  I'm so happy, as I've been wanting this since I've heard about it.  I love this author, and love the Mortal Instrument Series. 

Can not wait to start this book!  I love it when books make me this happy!!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

I was right...

I said it Friday... I was in for a hectic weekend!!  I was right.  Friday was quiet, and I was happy for that.  I got some writing done, which was good, as that's the only time I had to get any done all weekend.  Saturday, Nick was painting the living room, then we went and got our Christmas tree.  Other then mud, it was a nice time out with the boys.  We decided to put it up and let it fall over night, then we were off to Wal-mart for some shopping.  Another nice time out with the boys, but by the time we got home, I was tired; and I still had dinner to make!

Sunday, it was time for Christmas decorating.  Nick put on the lights, and the boys and I decorated it.  Of course a lot of the ornaments needed to be relocated, as Dylan put a lot of them in the same area.  Nick put up the little village that we put up underneath the tree, and then we decided to go out and see some Christmas lights.  A friend of Nicks has like 20,000 lights set up to music, so we went out to go and see them.  On our way through the village, we heard a log of sirens, only to see one of the apartments on fire.  It makes me sad... two weeks before Christmas, and there is a family now with no place to live.  We saw one person in an ambulence, so I'm hoping no one was majorly hurt by it.

Tonight, I'm not planning on doing anything.  I am going to sit down with my tea and my computer and relax.  I'm going to write a little bit, as I didn't get as much as I wanted done over the weekend.  Got some reading, but I noticed when I would sit down and open a book, Nick would be needed something!!  I'm thinking he timed that...

Friday, December 9, 2011

Busy Weekend Ahead

I have a busy weekend ahead of me.  Nick is planning on painting the rest of the living room.  He decided the living room had to be green, and has got it three quarters of the way done.  He brought up two rolls of tape up, so I know the taping may... MAY get done tonight.  There's been reasons all week as to why he couldn't finish it, as he originally told me he wanted it done by the middle of the week.  That never happened.... surprise surprise....

Sunday, that is the day we are getting our Christmas Tree.  We go to a tree farm every year and cut it down ourselves.  It's a family day out, and the kids love going.  They really like the ride back on the big tractor.  It's a fun day out, but it is exhausting... a lot of walking looking for the perfect tree!

Two big things on my list of things to do this weekend... getting some writing in and definitely some reading!  If I have to, I will make time to do both.  I'm on a roll with my writing so far, and I never really need an excuse to read anything.  It's just finding the time to do it.  My boys keep me busy most of the time, but I have to be diligent about scheduling myself properly.

Have a great weekend everyone!!! I'll talk to you all Monday!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Iron King and The Iron Daughter

I broke down and bought these... along with the two ebooks that go with them.  Love that one of them was free!!  Wasn't expecting that, and I love it when that happens!!

I love my writing!!

Now that I've decided on what my story is going to be, what characters are going to be in it, I love doing it!  I have all these ideas coming to me that I'm going to be using in another book.  The fact I'm thinking of writing another one after this one, is awesome to me.  I've never believed my writing has been good enough, and sharing it with people never happened.  It's something that has always been very close to my heart, and extremely personal to me. 

I love being called a writer!  Even though I haven't been published yet, I love that I'm called a writer!  I get excited at the thought of turning on my computer at night and getting lost in my imagination!  Publishing a book is something I've wanted since I was a kid!  Since I wrote my first story at twelve I have wanted to be a published author.  Who knew it would finally be coming true!?!?! 

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

What pisses me off with this... is that this isn't the first book in the series like I thought when I bought it.  It's #4.  So, now I have to buy the first one before I even start this one!

Sigh... oh well... from what I read on the inside cover, it's a really good story.

So, I'm going to go and buy the The Iron King, and start reading that.. after I'm done with Foretold.  I am going to finish it!  I'm just so focused on my writing right now...

Friday, December 2, 2011

Girls Night Tonight!!

Tonight is Breaking Dawn night!!  I have been looking forward to this night for weeks!!  My best friend is coming up and we're going out to dinner and a movie. 

EDWARD!!!  I love him....

Then, after that I'm going to be spending the weekend doing some writing.  I'm going with a whole new angle (yes AGAIN!) on my book.  Thinking of writing a thriller romance, instead of just a romance.  Loving this so far, and have even started writing the sinister prologue for it.  It's hard, as I'm not that type of person, but I have to get in this guy's head to do it. 

Also, am going to be getting some reading done.  Would love to finish Foretold.  I've been focusing so much on my own writing, that it's kind of been put to the back burner.  Sorry for that Raine! 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Colin!

I cannot believe you are eight already!!  How did this happen??  It seems like yesterday I was just in the hospital having you!  Time certainly flies...

So, Happy Birthday to my amazing little boy, and please don't grow up too quickly...

I love you so much!!


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