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Sunday, August 30, 2009

It's almost time...

I have my study cleaned out and my new desk set up and everything. Also, my husband and I look at our money situation and it wasn't as bad as we had feared. School has started, and I am finally getting the routine at work. I have a feeling sometime this week I will start writing again on the sequel to my finished book. I am so proud of myself! I can feel that book in me just waiting to pour out!

Had a great weekend! My parents and brother came up today to help us move some of the big stuff from the study but also to take me out for my birthday (I'll be 25 on Tuesday!). I got an ice cream cake! I hadn't had one since fifth grade! It was awesome!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Looking up

Things are starting to look somewhat positive for us now. My student loan money went in and we accepted it all since we don't know how long my husband will be without a job. He also got a mail from the unemployment people letting him know when to expect money and how much. It isn't nearly as much as he did make but it is something! He also has a few job leads so we are just praying that one of them will work out.

On another note:


Now, I have one book finished and just one chapter started on the sequel to it. I want to write more of it but things are just so chaotic right now it doesn't feel right. I just started a new job, school is back on, big scary mess with husband loosing his job. It makes me kind of scared because I don't want to be one of those people who writes just one book. I like the outline I have for my second and I have so many other ideas that I don't want to go to waste. I just hate not working on it. At least I go over it in my head (I love playing with the plot lines). Does this ever happen to anyone else? What do you do? Just wait it out I guess is all you can do.


Here's another thing I thought yesterday and it cracked me up. (Yes I laugh at myself) One of the agencies who has one of my partials twittered that they were reading queries. Nothing wrong with that, except the first thought that went through my head was," why in the world are they not reading all the partials they requested!?" Very selfish I know. It makes me think back once to an agents blog where they said sometimes query people get mad at them for not taking every day of the week to read queries. They do have clients, and clients would like and deserve their attention to. I just couldn't believe that I thought I was better then all the query people because I am a potential client! I wasn't aware that my mindset had changed.

No worries, I am well on my way to trying not to think selfish thoughts. It is a live long process. :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Blog Award!
















Thank's for the nomination cipherqueen!

Here's the rules.
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might not know.
5. Nominate other Bloggers.
6. Post links to the blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

Seven things you may not know:
1. I am married to the most wonderful man ever!
2. I was born in Missouri
3. I am dyslexic but still love to read and write
4. My best friend and my husband's best friend got married after we introduced them.
5. I love all of Jane Austen's novels.
6. I love to play Rock Band and the drums are my favorite.
7. I am addicted to more tv shows than I should be. The Office being number one.

Thank you Cipherqueen for the nomination and reading my little blog! Thanks for all the encouragement!

And now for the Nominations!
Cipherqueen

Sarah Bromley
ElanaJ




Sad times but still looking foward

We found out yesterday that my husband got let go from his job. He worked for a small company and this recession has hit the business hard. We are a little nervous but willing and ready to keep our faith in God that He will see us through this. Please keep us in your prayers. He made most of our money so it will be hard to go without it. He is an IT professional so if you know of anyone in the Indianapolis area who needs an IT guy let me know!


School is starting this week for me and I'm taking 9 credit hours. I hope my finical aid goes through so I can go! I don't know what to do for books since we are short one income. Any ideas?

Friday, August 21, 2009

It has been a GOOD week

So this week was my first week on the job by myself and I think I did alright. :)


Also, I got two partial requests for my novel!!! Thanks to everyone who helped me pump up my query letter! Just got to keep praying that things will go well!


Tomorrow is the first Sat. I don't have to wake up early in a long time! I so can't want to sleep in!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Just Finished: Shadowbridge by Gregory Frost

Here's a little bit about this book:

Orphaned 16-year-old Leodora, a talented puppeteer and storyteller, is forced to hide her identity and gender as she travels the spans and tunnels of the ocean-crossing Shadowbridge in Frost's exciting first of a diptych. Stubborn and god-touched, Leodora feels nearly friendless until she meets a youth with similar gifts. Diverus, an enslaved simpleton, is endowed with intelligence and uncanny musical abilities when an unpredictable deity visits his span. When Diverus plays and Leodora performs, their synergy creates magic and brings them instant fame. Only Leodora's mentor, the perpetually drunken Soter, realizes that their brilliance attracts dangerous chaos energy, and he must protect the young pair while keeping long-held secrets about the deaths of Leodora's parents and the dangers of her talent. Frost (Fitcher's Brides) draws richly detailed human characters and embellishes his multilayered stories with intriguing creatures—benevolent sea dragons, trickster foxes, death-eating snakes and capricious gods—that make this fantasy a sparkling gem of mythic invention and wonder.
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Now for my personal opinion. Well, I enjoyed this book a lot really. I decided to read it because I queried the agent he has and wanted to say that I read this book in my query letter. It was kind of slow at first but by the middle of the book I was hooked and will totally read the sequel, Lord Tophet when I get a chance.


The next book by my bed is Dragons perfer Blonds by Candace Havens. The title alone made me want to read it!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Just Watched: World Trade Center

Wow, what a great movie! I don't think I would want to see it again, just because it was so emotional, but it really made me remember that day and all of the pain and sadness we as American's felt that day. 5 stars

I was a sophomore in high school, and had just turned 16 on Sept. 11th. It was early in the morning and my principal told my teacher to turn the tv on. I watched as the second plane hit tower 2 and the buildings and people fell. I'm pretty sure I cried and I felt so proud to be an American. Where were you on Sept. 11th?

Friday, August 14, 2009

Just Watched: Lakeview Terrace

Well, I watch a lot of movies and read books so I thought that I could put my opinion out into the world (when I remember to do so) about the thing I had just seen or read. My husband and I just watched the movie Lakeview Terrace with Samuel L. Jackson.

I would give this movie 3 stars. I liked how it showed that white people can be discriminated against as well. I am white and have felt this in the work place sometimes. ( I had someone come in with a Black Panther's jacket on.) It it hard to know how to respond and I wish it was something no one of any race, sex, etc would have to experience. I also thought that having the raciest character be a cop was a good add to the plot line. It takes the story to a whole new level if you ask me, as far as the plot goes anyway.

Have you seen this movie? What did you think of it?

Monday, August 10, 2009

New Job

Sorry for not posting for a while all!

I am currently in my second week of training at my new spankin' job! Needless to say I have been very busy and distracted!

Here's the site to my new job: http://www.damar.org

It is a really awesome not-for-profit company and so far I LOVE everything they stand for and are about! Check it out!

I will be working in the CLASS program (adults with disabilities). Tomorrow is my first day on my shift, keep me in your prayers!

Hopefully when I get into this new routine I will be able to get back to my wonderful world of writing!