So Sorry

So sorry I haven’t posted anything in a month.  Earlier this month I had to make a mad dash to the ER because the left side of my face went numb.  Don’t worry, it wasn’t anything truly serious.  Somehow I contracted Bells Palsy.  I was laid out for a week because my eye kept getting inflamed because I couldn’t blink or truly close it.  I am better now but I have been playing catch up at work ever since.

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It’s EOG time.  Oh boy.  Please note my lack of enthusiasm.  anigif_enhanced-18169-1432159960-9

But on the plus side, there’s only  12 days of school left for me!  I’m so looking forward to Summer Break.  0e2cfd2f-285d-404b-8761-bd13ad2d5c47

So here’s what’s going on with Souls in the Dark.

First, I have finished five chapters and am planning to sit down and get some editing done over the long weekend

Second, for those on Goodreads, you can add it to your to read list.

And third, I’m nearly done outlining and have finally hashed out exactly how the story will end.  (I wasn’t entirely sure how I wanted it to)

Yeah!

Well that’s it for now.  I should get back to speed shortly.  Till next time folks!

 

Whew! Glad this week’s over

Man, I thought going back to work after Christmas break was tough.  I think Spring Break is even worse.  Not only are the kids starting to stress out over EOGs, but they are also extra catty with each other.  I think by the end of the week, I was ready to rip my hair out.  But at least the worst is over.  They’ll be a little shaky on Monday, but they’ll start to get back into the swing of things…hopefully.anigif_enhanced-18625-1400109503-2

But on a happier note, I planted my garden and my radishes are already coming up.  Yeah!  I just want my tomatoes and hot peppers to hurry up and grow!  Ha- ha  I love gardening.  There’s something so relaxing about it.  Plus you can’t help but get excited when you start to see the little sprouts popping up.  I was talking to my neighbor the other day about how I wish I could do more, but because I’m renting right now, I can’t.  Oh well.

I guess I’ve slacked off long enough.  Time to get back to work, and my work I mean writing.  But I do love it!  Till next time people!

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Outlining

So after weeks of neglecting my writing (I know, I know) I ‘m in serious outlining mode.   I had previously gotten up to six chapters but I had hit a wall.  I started writing in hopes of breaking through my blockage.  Well, it worked.  I’m outlining up a storm and if things keep on the way they are, Souls in the Dark will end up being bigger than The Lost Guardian.  I’m not sure how I feel about this.  I mean, as long as the story is told well I really shouldn’t care about the size, but I’m slightly worried that I’m adding too much.  I guess I’ll have to wait till I start writing the newly outlined chapters to know for sure.  But on the other hand, I’m very excited.

I’ve often marveled at authors who can write such large, but well written stories.  One of my goals is to one day write such a novel myself.  Well, that’s enough slacking off for me.  I have to get back to work if I want to keep up with my deadline.

‘Til next time folks!

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Poem of the Month

This poem isn’t mine.  It’s from a book that I bought years ago.  Now normally I would put one of my old poems up here, but if truth be told, many of them are cringe worthy.  So instead of posting nothing, I wanted to share one of my favorites.  I might do this from time to time.  I like poetry, there’s something to the rhythm.  Anyways, this poem is from the 9 th century, no one knows who the author is but I hope you guys like it as much as I do.

 

Pangur Ban

I and Pangur Ban my cat,
‘Tis a like task we are at:
Hunting mice is his delight,
Hunting words I sit all night.

Better far than praise of men
‘Tis to sit with book and pen;
Pangur bears me no ill-will,
He too plies his simple skill.

‘Tis a merry task to see
At our tasks how glad are we,
When at home we sit and find
Entertainment to our mind.

Oftentimes a mouse will stray
In the hero Pangur’s way;
Oftentimes my keen thought set
Takes a meaning in its net.

‘Gainst the wall he sets his eye
Full and fierce and sharp and sly;
‘Gainst the wall of knowledge I
All my little wisdom try.

When a mouse darts from its den,
O how glad is Pangur then!
O what gladness do I prove
When I solve the doubts I love!

So in peace our task we ply,
Pangur Ban, my cat, and I;
In our arts we find our bliss,
I have mine and he has his.

Practice every day has made
Pangur perfect in his trade;
I get wisdom day and night
Turning darkness into light.

 

TGIF

Thank flipping god it’s Friday!

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I don’t think I could have lasted another day.  Right now I’m trying to stave off sleep in order to get some editing done but I think sleep may win out before too long.  I can feel my eyes starting to burn a little.  I know I should sleep, but my brain is in hyper drive.  Although, last night, apparently, I passed out as soon as my head hit the pillow.  I don’t think I have been this tired since my Marine Corps days.

Hopefully next week will be a little easier for me.  I really want to try and spend a little more time writing than I have been, but when you get pulled to drive a bus for a week and deal with children who have all decided to loose their minds at one time, but 4 o’clock you’re more like this:

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Than this:

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I’ll try to get as much as I can before I can’t keep my eyes open any longer.  Till next time people!

A Time to Ponder

Just recently I celebrated my 29th birthday.  My husband took me out and we had a nice evening.  I’m starting to get to the age where I don’t really care much for doing the whole birthday party thing.  I rather have a nice quiet evening.  The only thing I usually ask for is to not have to cook.  Ha-ha.

On the way home my husband and I talked a bit about how we’re not exactly where we thought we would be at this point in our lives.  We’re happy, mostly, just not where we thought we would be.  We also talked a bit about our bucket lists.  So here’s what we want to do in no particular order:

 

  1. See the Red Square
  2. Drive the drift mountains in Japan
  3. See the Great Wall
  4. Go to the Guinness factory in Dublin
  5. Sail around the Mediterranean
  6. Visit Egypt
  7. Visit Stonehenge
  8. Have a cappuccino in Italy
  9. See Dracula’s Castle
  10. Eat in Paris
  11. Go to Mardi Gras
  12. Go to a luau
  13. Go ice skating at the Rockefeller rink
  14. Take an Alaskan cruise

 

I know this doesn’t seem like a long list, but there isn’t that much that we want to do or see.  We’re actually planning a trip to Russia now.  I don’t think it’s because of this list though.  I think it has more to do with my husband getting a little home sick.  I can understand the feeling.

Do you guys have a bucket list?  If so, what do you have on it?  Till next time!

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