Remember this time last year when I was shy and nervous about my first event ever?!?! Well, I'm headed back to PTown but this time with a ton of new, wonderful friends, a successful book #1 under my belt and a little bit more responsibility for BSB. I am a moderator for one panel and on several others. I am better prepared and have a few items to hand out to those who have supported me the last year and for the new fans I will meet. I am a fortunate woman. I have a beautiful, successful life full of love, happiness and peace. I wish you all the same.
I get that selfies are a way to let the world know how, what, when, where and why you are doing what you are doing, but really my life is pretty simple. I look the same. Some days my hair is messier than others, but it's still just me. Molly looks the same, but she is far cuter and has better hair so I am fine with flooding Facebook with her gorgeous polar bear face. Sometimes mysterious is good. I'm going with that logic. Here's my monthly selfie. Me and Mols enjoying the afternoon!
So I have this giant 8' long scratch on my car. Ordinarily I wouldn't care and would leave it because a car is a car, but the scratch is down to the metal. I'm afraid it will rust and then I'll really look like I'm from the meth capitol of the world. I decided to use my insurance's express service where I drop it off at said location and they are there to evaluate and hand me the keys to a rental. Sounds easy, right? Well I had to deal with incompetence during the entire process! Grrrrr! I'm an easy going person but they really got under my skin yesterday. I can't wait for the survey. I know it won't really matter, but I will feel better about bitching. The rental car place got an earful yesterday. I feel a little bad about chewing the guy up, but not too bad. I told you all when I started this job again...the bitch is back!! Sigh.
This time of year always confuses me. The Royals are still playing and the Chiefs are starting their season. The mornings are cold (50s) and the afternoons are hot (80s). I start with hot tea and end with iced tea. It's all about the layers. T shirt under long sleeves under a hoodie or jacket. Fall really screws me up. The beautiful greenery of summer dies and disappears. Cold sets in and I only leave my house for the essentials...work, grocery store, vet. If it's windy? Forget it. That's pure hell for me. So I'm pretty much miserable from October until April. In a way that's good because then I write. I will finish up this novella and then work on book #4. I have an idea for it. It will be a love hate relationship that takes place in a different country. I'm trying not to focus so much on it because I really need to get the novella out of my head first. I really do enjoy writing. It's too bad I don't have enough under my belt to be able to do this full time. 😐 That would be ideal. So if you win the lottery, please keep me in mind. Support the cause.
Since starting my new old job, I haven't spent any time writing. I know this will definitely change as the weather turns because I hate being out on cold weather, but I'm kind of disappointed in myself for not being more diligent about a schedule. SO this weekend I will write. I will write 3,000 words if not more. That does't sound like a lot, but once you are out of it, it's baby steps getting back. I will also have edits on both Whirlwind and Taste at some point so it's better to be in the groove than out of it. Stay on me. Hold me accountable.
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