Monday, May 18, 2015

Summer Schedule

It’s spring and almost summer!  This is my absolute favorite time of year.  I get refreshed, I feel inspired, and I lose the funk that I tend to hold onto from the first frost all the way until the first spring flowers begin to bloom. 

What that also means is that I get busy.  Busy outside in the garden and the yard.  Busy cleaning and clearing out the house from the winter.  Busy planting flowers and putting down mulch.  Most of all, I get busy writing.  I have been cranking out words by the thousands lately on my current manuscript.  What’s it about? I don’t want to say.  It’s a bit of a surprise.  However, what I can say is, the first draft is almost done all ready.  If I work on it this week as I have the last few, I may have it done this week.  I may not, but it is possible.  As I said above, I am feeling inspired.  Thank you sunshine!

I am also full swing within dance season for the tiny dancer.  Her hip is still an issue and causes her pain and frustration, but she is learning to deal with it and press on.  Some days are fine, some not so much.  I guess that is what determination is.  It’s awesome and frightening to see up close and person how very determined she is.  Only a few more weeks of the chaos of dance, then we get a decent break (like 6 whole weeks!!!!), before it all starts over in August.  One good thing about the crazy dance season is that I have a lot of time just sitting around, which I am filling with good books to read and even time spent plucking away at my WIP in some form or another.  I’m having fun.  Yes, its nuts and crazy and time consuming, add in a touch of drama and tears, a splash of hair emergencies, you just about have a picture of it.  The upcoming six weeks of break, I wont know what to do with myself. 

No, this is not a literary blog.  This is a welcome to my life blog.  It’s almost summer and I am thrilled.  I wont be blogging every week for the summer.  It will be more like every other week.  Mainly because I have a few projects that I really want to get working on and finished before the cold and rain comes back and I get dreary and sad.  I may even give agent hunting a go.  Maybe. 

Hopefully next blog I will be able to say I am done with my first draft of my new story.  I’m trying.   

Monday, May 4, 2015

May the 4th and Cinco De Mayo

Welcome to May the 4th.  I love this day, for two reasons actually.  One as, hello!  It’s funny and I like it. I’m a Star Wars child.  Grew up with Laya and Luke.  Had the records and the books.  My sister loved Yoda and had a ton of things with him.  He kinda creeped me out, but hey, when you share a room with your sibling, you don’t get much say (The purple!  My God, all the purple!  To this day, I am not a fan of purple).  Moving on.  So, enjoy the 4th,  just for the fun of it.

Tomorrow is Cinco De Mayo.  Why is this day awesome. Because!!!!!  It’s a feast day of Mexican goodness AND it’s also my birthday.  I get a festival on my birthday to celebrate my greatness.  Okay, so maybe not, but I can pretend.  I’m an author after all.  I have a great imagination. 

What am I doing for my grand event?  Nothing.  It’s not that I am not thrilled to have lived through another year (it was questionable a time or two).  I am not a big birthday person.  I try really hard to remember other people’s big day, I miss more than I remember, but again, I’m not big on birthdays.  Well, unless you are my Husband or my children and grandchildren, then I can’t forget you, as that’s just wrong, but the rest of my friends and family, if I remember to say anything about your special day, be grateful, as 90% I don’t.  Therefore, it’s seems a bit hypocritical to be all fanatical about my special day of birth, when I can’t remember anyone else’s. 

I wanted to post a baby photo of myself just for kicks, but apparently I don’t have one.  Sad.  I will give another hunt through later today if I can to post on my actual birthday, but as of now, I got nothing.  I’d post one of me now, but I am not a photogenic person.   Sorry about your luck. 

May the 4th be with you and have a wonderful week.