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New Song Wednesday!!!

Time for changes!!

I was super tired when I got up this morning, mostly due to my partner have a strange bout of insomnia. It’s crazy how your use to sleeping next to someone and when they aren’t there you can’t sleep.

For the rest of the week I have to work 6am to 6pm so I know my weeks going to suck. If I had a clear cut job description my life would be easier. But I do not. That’s because I work for a company that uses its employees like robots.

I work in the billing department and it means I should spend all day working on bills, but that’s not the case. I have to answer phones, emails, look up information between three different computer programs. It’s craziness. i feel like I am fighting a battle I cannot win. Therefore I have made the decision to look for a new job.

I have been hoping that the job would get better over time, but it’s only gotten worse.

I have three Bachelor’s degrees and I am currently working on a Master’s of Arts in Creative Writing, so I have options. Here’s hoping I find something I love doing.

It’s Friday

As I look back over the week I think I have made a few changes. These are my accomplishments:

I blogged more than once

Went on a few walks 

Started writing fan fiction

 

So this is what I’ve done. 

What about you? 

I will aim higher next weeker!

Humor Post for the Day!!!

Finding Carter

 

So this is a new show on MTV and I am bummed about it. I thought it was going to be really good, but I think there was a push to rush production and that left me with tons of questions unanswered. Not that obvious questions. 

Just the whole concept doesn’t make sense. i am going to continue watching it and I am sure just like the Lying Game it will get better. I am not too keen on the actors chosen to play the parts and there just seems to be a disconnect going on with a few of the main characters. 

Also what about police procedure? Did anyone even check into what happens when a lost child is found? I mean it seems like the girl leaves with her biological family the morning after. I mean does that even happen. 

So I have researched the information and it seems a bit sketchy that this would happen. They want to put the kid back with it’s biological family but there are systems in place to prevent further damage to the child’s psyche.

So that’s all for now, would you watch it? Also look at my previous post and offer some advice is you’ve got it. 

Till then folks!!

Someone Like Me–Query

Hey hey, This is a query I am working on!! Let me know what you think, the good bad and ugly!!

Mali, a fourteen year old servant girl at the Red Moon Hotel in Thailand, never expected her life to change when she opened the door to greet a customer.

Mr. Hamel, an ex-military man, informs Mali that she’s been chosen to be reunited with her birth family in America. She always knew she was different, her straw-colored hair and light eyes made her an instant outside in a sea of darkness.

Reuniting with her family turns out to be harder than she expected. For starters she has sisters and even a new name to contend with.

Someone Like Me, is a 70,000 young adult story about a slave girl from Thailand doing her best to navigate in a brand new world and learning how to love and fit into a family that she doesn’t understand.  

7 Maladies That Will Sicken Your Writing

Great Tips!!!

Ramona DeFelice Long

RamonaGravitarThe body is a temple, a key to the soul. In fiction, a character’s body can reveal emotion and habits, but this can go awry. Below are seven body functions that can creep into writing in clichéd, ineffective, and colorless ways to weaken your prose.

  1. Respiratory Problems: Does your character take a breath before he performs a mundane activity, such as make a phone call, answer a question, or walk out the door? Does she release a breath she’s been holding, but never knew she was holding it? Does she take a deep breath before a more stressful activity, as if you are telling the reader, “Yes, she’s going to run into live gunfire, but she took a deep breath, so don’t worry, she’ll be okay!” Deep breaths are not force fields, and breathing is not a telling activity. The only time breathing is interesting is when a character…

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Happy Hump Day!!!

So it’s Wednesday and I did promise I woul start blogging more this week and I am keeping true to what I said. Woot Go me! It’s the small steps back to reality that matter right?

So I have done a lot of thinking of what I want to do with my life. I know I’m in my thirties. I was always one of those kids that wanted to be something different every day. But I think I finally figured it out and I wanted to share it with you.

So after I obtain my Master of Arts with an emphasis of Creative Writing, I hope to teach a few online classes and also pursue my dream job of being an admissions counselor.

I know I have high hopes right.

But I want to go to inner city schools or even rural areas and ignite the passion of learning at a higher education. I want to give presentations about the importance of high education. It’s not just to get a good job. It’s an experience and it helps you figure out who you are as well.

Most colleges are all about money. I learned this the hard way. But as I was helping my step brother figure out what he was going to do after high school I realized that some colleges are ridiculous!

There are two private schools in his town of Fulton MO and one cost 33,000 a year and the other 22,000 a year.

It’s crazy. I have 45,000 in student loan debt, but that’s three bachelor degrees and two minors. All that for the price of one year of college. I don’t think so! That college better teach you how to grow money on trees. I mean by the time you graduate with a teaching degree you would owe as much as a fricken doctor. How do they even justify that?

Education is something that has fallen downhill But the message of this blog is look at the cost for your kids’ sake before sending them out the door for a higher learning.

That’s all for now folks.

Oh and did you hear they rewrote Thor as a chick!! CRAZY!! Just make a Shera comic already!

Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert

People are crazy!!

So today I posted a pair of One Direction tickets on a re-sale site for my sister in law. It’s called Madison County Yardsale and its on facebook.

Now I have seen half used bottles of shampoo and perfume on this site as plus as well as a bunch of questionable items that look right out of the trash.

So right away people want to complain about the price and I’m like they aren’t mine, no change on the price. Now as far as I know the show is sold out!.

So while I’m at work sick as a dog mind you, a bunch of angry mothers are posting on my post.

Then before I even read them the admin asks me to lower my price. What part of “they aren’t mine” do these people not get?

So I deleted the post and said sianara to the group. I ain’t got tine for stupid Madison County drama!

What are your thoughts?

Saturday Reckonings….

So I have decided on trying to streamline my life by putting myself on a routine that embodies everything that I love doing.

What are your thoughts on routines? Are they helpful? Or are you one of those people that has everything figured out. If so please tell me your secret.

I feel like I am drowning in the sea of life. It’s overwhelming.

I need a floatation device of sorts. Any ideas?

I feel that all the joy has seeped out of me in one loud pop. Yes it’s obvious that I’m still grieving. I know I promised happy go lucky or in your fact commentary on my life. But it’s just not happening.

Death is so ….overrated. Not that I have been there, but …it’s not fun and it affects so many people. I wish I was one of those people that could believe that she’s in a better place, or is dancing around to fifties music singing with her friends, but I’m selfish. I don’t know if she’s okay, because she’s not with me. I took care of her.

There’s so much emptiness….what am I supposed to do now?

There are bags to unpack….things to sell…and even people to call. But it’s still not right.

My world is in shambles.

That is why I am going to get on a schedule!

Thanks for listening.

Til Then!

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