It has been a while since I have updated my blog, and there is not any major news yet. I’m still working on various projects, and the first Scarlet book is actually in the middle of the first draft. The second book I’m 8 chapters in for that draft, and I’m working on the second retail novel. It’s been a long summer due to working and writing. Things are pretty much normal now since I’ve been slowly getting my life back together, and I start school this month which means things will be the busy chaos I love. I miss school since it kept me busy throw in work and writing and I always had something to do. I have been reading more ebooks and books, and working on writing exercises. It is hard to come up with 1,000 words based on images. I can do it though, and I have learned more lessons this summer then I have any other since I’ve gained more then I’ve lost. It was a wild ride too, and I have talked to more people then ever. I love hearing their stories, and their pasts. Everyone has one, and it makes them who they are. People are interesting to me, and I enjoy life now that I’m not miserable. I will update this more as I go along because once my writing picks up more, and I am able to publish more books I will definitely have more to talk about. Right now its all about taking notes, and writing while waiting for VCU to start.
I have been very busy with work and school so much that this is one of the only days I can get without going to work and school. It was my birthday on the 25th, and I am one year older now. And for my birthday I got an early birthday present..An Ipad 1st generation. I traded in my 3ds and Ds XL for it all the games and accessories and a few xbox games I am not playing I paid a good amount under 200! I got it from Gamestop, and the device will get me through writing on the go and college! I am pretty happy with it, and I will do a review on it with the post for writers. I have been making progress on the retail novel still putting in changes…I have been busy with work and school, and rewrites have been slowly getting there. I have decided to do a blog post every monday called Mad Mondays where I write about the stuff that makes me mad because it would be a fun thing to do for the blog. I am done with a major fight scene, but it does need polishing I will work on it. Hopefully everything can be done by Christmas maybe? No promises since my life is nonstop busy, and now for a Mad Monday post.
Mad Monday: Topic: Driving..
One of the things that makes me mad is truck drivers, and I am talking about the situation that happened to me recently. I stopped at a stop light, and a young guy stops so close to me he will hit me if he gets hit from behind. I try to pull up to get some space and he fills in the gap by moving closer. It makes me so angry I honk at him, and yell at him when he moves up more. I mean really give me some space because if I get hit because of some moron stopping to close I am suing him, and he will be paying for my car too! Another driving related thing is not! reading the road signs like look around because there is an intersection that merges and there are several signs saying that, but people don’t listen especially if there is an accident they want to race ahead! I did not let some guy in because he did not read the signs and wanted to race ahead of the people stopping because there was an accident. Another thing is tailing I HATE that period it is so annoying if you are on the road and some jerk thinks it is funny to ride the car. Get off! If you want to get somewhere that badly go the hell around my car and get off it!
That is it for Mad Mondays..
Until next time,
Tell me readers what makes you mad when it comes to the road?
I had issues when I was little that I could never complete my tasks, and that I would give up easily. I still struggle with the issue of giving up easily once in a while, but I can complete my tasks. I have improved on the trying something before giving up issue. I was bullied by people and in turn it made me feel like I was worthless, and that I could not do it. That I could not handle anything at all, and even if I try I would not be able to do it because of a relationship with a toxic person. He would jokingly call me names and put me down. He never told the truth either. He would tell me hurtful things, and honestly being rid of him was the happiest day ever.
Now I was finally free of a toxic relationship, but one issue was still present: He still left scars that affect me even to this day, and little by little I am building myself up. I am learning to try before saying I can’t do it, and thanks to the people around me being honest I now have people willing to help me. People who teach me that I can do it instead of can’t. If I did give up easily I would not have self-published, or even tried to. I would have seen the road, and gone. “Nope I cannot do it. It is too much work.” Instead I try to push myself even if I feel like giving up. I had to do a task that I thought was impossible like emptying a display with 4 sides of flip-flops. After it was emptied there was three baskets full. I was freaking out, but then I worked with a few co-workers on it, and I did it with their help.
I was ready to give up because I thought it was such an impossible task, but the people around me helped me see that I doubted myself way too early. I end up getting it finished, and little by little I am trying to change things from I can’t too I can. That is why I am having issues submitting my stuff because I think I can’t do it because of this or that when really I can…..
What about you? Have you ever felt that way about something? What did you do to overcome it?
I have had trouble with balancing everything lately. I know I have been slacking in my writing which is not good, but I have found more ideas to play with novel-wise. For instance writing a story about a girl that cannot let go of the boy she dumped. I plan on even combining a few short stories into one novel too.
Work though has been keeping me busy. I will blog more from now on, and it is important to me. I will hopefully publish the revenge anthology in a month maybe. Minus school writing will be much easier to keep up with. I said goodbye to the past, and I blocked someone from contacting me since I have other things to worry about. I use my past in my writing as a form of therapy. Retail and life in general is teaching me about people, and about personalities. That is all for now.