New Beginnings…

At least I hope so.

There’s times when I sit here for hours, with a few tabs open, and wonder what the hell I’m doing.

I should be writing.  And I have every intention on doing just that.  But here’s the thing, how can I get my funk back to writing (or at least finish what I’ve started) when I have no idea where I want either story to go or to end?

I find myself going to the closet bookstore and looking through the shelves to see what’s out there.  What is getting people’s attention.  And what people will actually buy to want to read.

I managed to publish one book back in 2013 (and a cliffhanger at that) and I have two books that I’ve managed to get at least a quarter of the way started.  But now I’ve found myself stuck.  How do other authors do it?  To keep their focus and to spit out two or three books in a year?  I can hardly manage to get one done.

Other authors I follow on twitter will actually say that it’s not an easy life.  And I believe them.  When I started this journey, I was imagining myself writing book after book, becoming a best seller, living down south somewhere (because the snow and cold is really getting on my nerves), and living the best life I could imagine.

In reality, I’m sitting at my kitchen table (because I have no office space), eating smarties and drinking a glass of chocolate milk, tweeting with friends and wondering what the hell I’m doing?

I know I can’t focus on being the next JK Rowling.  The best I can do is just be the best ME I can be.  And how can I really do that when I have no freaking idea who I am?

Whoa!!!  That was deep. LOL

I guess the only thing I can do for myself is to make a list of things I want to accomplish for each day.  Even if it’s just being able to just get out of bed.  It’s anything that will make me feel accomplished.

So here’s to new beginnings.  To writing more, and tweeting (or facebooking) less.  If possible.

Because let’s face it, with the end of 2019 just around the corner, I want to be able to say on January 1st that I’ve done something productive with my life this year.

Thank you for popping by.

Until next time,

K ❤

Happy February!!

I know we’ve been into this month for the past 7 days, but hello February.

And looking back, the last time I posted in here was in November. That’s a bit of a break.  And it wasn’t intentional.  I really need to find things that’s interesting to write about.  I wonder if I should post a bit of pieces of what I write about?  Whether it’s short stories, poems, or something.

In the past I’ve asked my readers what they would like to see me write about.  Hence the reason for the long breaks in posts.  I suppose, if I had a general idea of what people find interesting, it would be easier on having something to write about.

I will not be posting about politics.  For one main reason, I hate it.  I find it brings out the worse in people.  So that’s off the table.

Actually, since November, we welcomed our new niece into the world.  Because she was a preemie, she had to stay in hospital for awhile.  But she’s home and doing awesomely.  I love being an aunt. And having just the two nieces, and a fur nephew Joey (my sisters cat), there’s no better feeling (other than being a mom of course, lol).

Now with school half way done for the year, I better start making plans for what to do on their off time.  We usually take the kids on a trip of sorts, camping usually.  This year might be a little different, can’t say what yet as we (hubby and I) haven’t really discussed things.

Then it’s another trip to Cuba.  Love that place, especially the people.  So I’m still crossing my fingers that happens this year.  Still waiting on the prices to drop more than what it is. 🙂

Of course I can’t forget Scifi on the Rock.  I’m NOT missing that convention.  Besides the guests (who are awesome this year), it’s a great mother-daughter weekend.  And it’s going to be wicked because we are dressing up.  Can’t say of what, going to leave that one for later.  But it will be a fun weekend.

I will have to leave this post as is for now.  I have some things to get done.  But I want to wish you all a great day.

Until next time.

K ❤

This, That & Everything else

Not sure how long this post will be, or if it will be exciting, but figured posting once a month is not often enough.  Then again, writing every day I was never any good at.  Even writing in a regular journal.  But perhaps I’d make more headway with one of those then to sit and type every day.  Especially when I’m supposed to be writing to finish off two books I’m doing.

I was doing so well starting off with the NaNoWriMo that I actually thought that this year I’d actually make it to the end and have a book finished and ready for publication.  It doesn’t look like that will happen now.  At least not in time for Christmas anyway.  With so much of life stuff happening of late, that I just don’t have the energy when I do finally get a moment to sit and relax with a cuppa tea to do anything but flake out on the couch and vegetate.

Being back and forth to the hospital visiting sis in-law, to now trying to catch up with housework, and trying to get time to visit our new niece in the NICU, (sis in-law had her last week).  Life is anything but dull around here.

I was able to see her when she was a day old.  And fell in love with her.  Christmas is definitely gonna be adventurous this year. 🙂

So for those of you waiting for the sequel, I really do apologize for this very long wait.  I don’t know how other authors do it.  Writing book after book and actually making a living at it.  I get so distracted that I was luck to get the first one out, LOL

But I am very trying.  I’m even considering on staying off social media until I get it done. And yes I know, I’ve said that before.  But trying to stay motivated and on track with writing is becoming harder to do when I have so much other things that needs doing.  This is when I’d love to have a maid 24/7 LOL.  And a butler would be nice too, to bring me fresh cups of tea. 🙂  Oh to dream of those days, LMAO.

But I’m sitting here as my tea is going cold trying to figure out where to take my characters in the 2 books I’m doing.  I know how the 2nd book will end, it’s just writing the journey is the problem I’m currently having.

As for the sequel.  Ugh!  That one is becoming a pain in my side.  Thinking back when I first had the idea of putting the story to publication, I should have finished writing it to give it a proper ending.  Never writing TO BE CONTINUED ever again!!!  I didn’t realize how hard it would be to ACTUALLY continue it. LOL.

If there’s other authors out there who read my blog, would you kindly give me suggestions as to how to get this sequel done.  Does it have to be the same page length as the first? Does it have to be the same amount of chapters?

Most people when they write, they do jot notes, have 3 or 4 drafts (maybe more) done, then they send it off to their publishers.  Well I’m not so lucky when it comes to that, as I’m the author, editor and publisher of my own works.  Which can get tedious when it comes to promotion especially.  Main reason is because I’m crap at it.  I know that I need to promote more, this is where friends come in handy, 🙂

I don’t write up drafts, at least in my mind that’s not what I call it.  If I misspell a word, then I correct it.  If a line doesn’t make sense, then I keep working at it until it does.  I know I should look past the mistakes and go back to it after the story is written, but those lines bug me and therefore I have to fix it.

Maybe that’s where I’m going wrong.  I’m trying to write something in it’s finished content that I’m stressing myself out in the process and waiting days before I tackle it again.

Please, any authors who read this, I need advice.  Just leave a comment below, I check the website often.  Anything would be appreciated at this point.

K ❤