Sunday, September 25, 2011

Slow month...

So I'm very disappointed.  I've barely written anything these last few weeks, but I'm not quitting.  I got back in there today and started working on my next chapter.

I think life is really weighing me down right now.

My daughter has been ill for nearly two weeks and my husband and I have been in and out of doctor's offices and the hospital.  Thank the Lord she is starting to feel better.... Needless to say we will not be having any more shots for a while, especially the flu shot.  The ER doctors said she had a terrible reaction to it.

Then my husbands job has been really slow and he has been looking for a new one, so money has been scarce.  Praise the Lord, he found a new job, benefits, salary, and all, but he doesn't start until October.... So stretching the pennies until then.

Then my mom found out this last week that she is getting laid off from her job.  That's been really hard.

So anyway, I guess what I'm saying is that writing has been kinda squelched and I'm just here letting you know that I'm picking myself up by my bootstraps and moving forward.

Go me!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Productive Weekend

So this weekend is progressing well.  I have been writing on "Tonia" with renewed vigor and editing a friend's MS at the same time.  It feels so good to be making progress.  It's not as fast as I would like, but I will not complain about words getting on the screen.  Here's a few sentences from "Tonia" to whet your appetite.

“That will teach him to come barging in,” Byron growled.  Tonia cuffed him lightly on the arm.
     “Be nice, you are laying on top of me on the floor of your study.  I’m not sure he will ever look at this rug the same way again.  That poor boy.” 
     Byron rolled off of her to the side, bellowing with laughter.  She smiled; glad to have distracted him at least momentarily.  The sound of his laughter relaxed her and she stared contentedly at the oak beams running the length of the ceiling.  What was she going to do for two weeks without him?

Friday, September 2, 2011

Holiday Weekend!

I'm so excited for the weekend.  I can catch a breath from the students at school.  They are always crazy at the beginning of the school year.  Ahhh!  If I hear the word procedure one more time though, I might scream.  Just let me teach, please.

I'm looking forward to writing this weekend.  I have been so busy these last two weeks that I haven't felt motivated to write anything.  My 17month old daughter had a cold from her first week at daycare, yuck.......  It's just been an adjustment.  I always forget how hard it is to get back into the swing of things after being off work for the summer.

I'm getting my groove back so I'm feeling good.