[RL]…

My MacBook is doing something… special. I’ve no idea what it is and have zero idea of how to fix it.

*sigh* I’ve gotta wait now until someone I know I’d awake because Google was no help.

(This is what happens when you write at night– everyone else is sleeping.)

God willing it can be fixed because I’m not gonna be happy if I’m hit with “You need a new computer.” I’m not EVEN gonna touch on if my manuscript is now lost…

Yall pray for me.

 

 

#writerWednesday– One small step!

I’m really not sure if this is a small step, or a mid-size one, but I’ve finally outlined the story for my children’s picture book!

I’ve had an idea for a kid’s story involving my dog, and while I was working on that, this other story came to mind about a little boy and that idea just took off! So I followed and made it a goal for this month to sit and outline the story and its characters. After using most of my writing day to handle #reallife challenges, I finally had some time tonight and I’m so happy it’s done!

(I need to stop doing that. Writing day is for writing only– real life can wait an extra day. Except if it’s a crisis, then it’s ok.)

I don’t care how dorky it may seem, I’m celebrating every step– no matter how small or large– of this endeavor. And my work’s not done yet– gotta tighten up the script, storyboard, and then I’ll check to see what’s next.

Speaking of monthly goals, I still have 4 more chapters of my novel to write in 5 days… ugh! But we’ll see, maybe it can be done. If not, I’ll just have to write 6 chapters next month.

It never ends, and I love it!

[Journal Challenge] Today

What are 3 thoughts that made you smile today?

Mine are:

  1. I’ve already completed my reading goal for this month. I may read more– more than likely I will– when I’m done with my writing assignments this month.
  2. A new idea for a spec script came to mind yesterday and I’m excited to flesh it out. I don’t anticipate that the script will go anywhere– it’ll be a spec. But I’m just excited to craft something that I wish I could’ve seen on tv.
  3. Just got word that I’m expecting a visitor next week and I’m über excited!

What made you smile today? Share below!

 

 

Happy Summer Solstice!

It’s officially summer! Today in Maryland, we received about 15 hours of daylight. Of course I had to look that up because I woke up just before noon, so I didn’t see the sun rise. I didn’t really do anything summery– just had a bunch of errands to run and still have a few more to do. So I’m going to head back to my “To do” list while y’all enjoy the song. Later!

[Ramblings] Since [I’ve] been gone…

 

Hey guys!

I seriously apologize for the lack of entries on here—real life has been more challenging this year than before ::insert sad face::. I’m still recovering from another upper respiratory infection—balls—that has hampered some of my real life plans. But the good news is that the worst of the sickness has passed. I still have a lingering cough, which triggers my asthma, but a new medication is easing that. So within the last couple of days, I’ve had a little more energy.

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[Ramblings] Who is you?!

No, the title isn’t a mistake. I purposefully typed it out that way. Because sometimes, you just gotta ask “Who is you?!” with the o_O face.

The above image has really become my favorite meme since I’d found it sometime a couple of years ago. But tonight as I looked through my Instagram feed, I found a post I wanted to apply it to. And because of that rant inside my head, I was inspired to write this post.

(Shame that you can’t post images in the comments on IG, because I would’ve posted this there!)

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[Reblog] Being Your Authentic Self

Sorry I’ve been behind on the posts here. But here’s a rundown:

1. A snow storm passed through and I gained a snow day yesterday, which was much-needed!
2. #MarchMadness will start soon.
3. Spring is officially next week, so we’ll see if the snow will stick around.
4. Got feedback on my beginning chapters of my novel, and I’m super geeked about it!
5. [For the time being] not sick!

Earlier, I’d come across this blog entry and since I’m a big fan of Noor’s, I wanted to share this with y’all. Enjoy!

Biased Bull Blog

So for all you avid readers that have been eagerly sitting by your computer all day mechanically pressing refresh in expectation of my latest daily blog (so basically you, mother), your agonizing anticipation has finally come to an end. Before you march  (those seem to be in vogue these days) to Milwaukee, pitchforks in hand to passively aggressively critique my lack of punctuality, let me first explain myself. The tardiness of this latest installment is for a very good reason.

Tonight at 8PM I attended a speech given by Noor Tagouri, a muslim American on air reporter who currently works for the website Newsy. Now there are many superlatives that could be applied to Miss Tagouri; brilliant, competitive, trailblazer, passionate etc. but I am choosing a far more direct and considerably less elegant phrase— total motherfreakin badass.

I don’t throw around the phrase “badass” very often, in fact, I don’t think…

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