Time flies

June.  Today is the first day of June.  Wait!!  WHAT???

How did this happen?

One moment it felt like I was sending my kids off for their first day of school.  And now, they are almost done.  Seriously, time really did fly.

This year is half over and I still have so much to get done before 2016 rolls in.  One thing of course is my sequel that I’m still writing.  Yes.  I know.  That should’ve been done ages ago.  But you know when you have people out there who goes out of their way to put you down, or to constantly be a thorn in your side, it seems that their voices are the loudest that linger in my head.  I know that I shouldn’t let the haters win.  And that’s what they are,, are haters, jealous little dweebs that’s got nothing better to do than to put others down to make themselves look good.  Well, eventually, their luck will run out and they won’t have anyone else who will want to listen to them constantly put others down.

Luckily I have the most awesome friends out there who are always there when I need a shoulder.  Anyway,, I’m not going to dwell on such matters.  I’m going to move on.  Enough of the drama.

So anyway, about my projects.

Yes, I’m still writing the sequel to my first novel – The One: Love found in unexpected places.  If you’ve read the first one,, rest assured that this one is not so graffic as The One.  LOL.  And there will be a proper ending.  I will be ending off this storyline so I can start on another story idea that keeps screaming around in my head.  So in order for me to get that one written,, I really have to finish off this sequel.

I have a title for it, I have for the longest time now,, but once I’m almost done writing, I’ll share the title, along with it’s cover.  I have a friend who’s willing to do me a new cover for the sequel.  Mainly because the picture I found online, I have no idea who the actual owner is.  And because I don’t need the bad name of ripping someone off of their work, I have decided to ask a friend for a bit of help.  Besides,, I’m not one for taking something that’s not mine and taking credit for it.  Even if I edited it,, I will know it’s not totally mine, and so will the real owner if she or he sees it.  It’s not in my nature.

I know a few of my friends on Twitter are patiently waiting for my new web series to happen.  Don’t worry friends, it will happen.  My co-host and awesome friend is having some time to herself, but no worries,, it will happen.  Though, with the summer holidays upon us, we will most likely aim for September.  Albeit, I haven’t ran that past her yet, so don’t be surprised if I make a small post to update that, 🙂

Anyway,, with my writing, and a highly probable web series happening,, this will prove to be another awesome adventure.  Now if I can keep Oreo off the table and squeezing herself between me and the laptop. LOL.  I love you kitty, but not when I have work to do.  Good thing I know where the keys are that I dont’ have to look at the keyboard when typing.  LOL.

So like always,, have a great day (or night), and we’ll chat again soon.

Until next time.

K. ❤

Finding friends in the unlikeliest of places

From an early age, you are drawn to a certain bunch of people who usually stay life-long friends. Even when you graduate from high school, you all manage to keep in touch. Well, for most people I’d like to think this to be true. And for the most part it is. But for me,,, I’ve had my disappointments time and time again.

To say that I have trust issues is putting it mildly.  I’ve been so many people’s scapegoat  for their own misfortunes instead of owning up to their faults just to make themselves look like angels in their family’s eyes, that they didn’t care how it would make me look to those who knew us.  Mind you, only one friend ever came forward and apologized to me.  I’ll never get that from the other.

Then there was that website I used to volunteer write for.  Longest 2 years of my life.  Sometimes I feel that I wasted my time on there, but then I wouldn’t have found out that I can write.  And write well.  Being dyslexic was hard during my school days.  And sometimes it still is.  Diagnosing myself with the problem at age 14 was the biggest light bulb moment of my life.  I no longer felt stupid.  That there was a reason for a lot of things.

I actually wrote and published my first ever book.  And yes,,  to those of you who have a copy of it,, I’m still working on the sequel.  LOL.  It’s something I thought I’d never ever do.  But with the love and support of awesome friends, I done it!!

Only one friend growing up, that knew me very well, was there to support me.  She knows who she is.  There’s no words I can write to let her know how much I appreciated her standing by my side.  OK, well, not literally standing next to me,, that’s impossible as she’s on the mainland, LOL.  But you get my point. 🙂

All the other friends are those I met later in life, and most of them are online friends.  People I’ve never met, and may never get to meet in person either, but I know they’ve been there for me every step of the way.

And even like the past, being drawn to certain people, it does happen again.  But this time it has a different feeling.  It’s doesn’t feel like those who are only pretending to be your friend, this time it’s with people who genuinely care.

I’ve made friends with the most unlikeliest of people thanks to Facebook (and later on Twitter).  We’ve cried together, laughed together, even laughed until we cried together. They are the friendships that I’ll hold dear.

So being one of the biggest Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit geek out there,, I’ll leave you with this quote from Bilbo.  “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” 

Until next time.

K  

September updates,,,,

Wow!!!  September, where did you go??

A month is gone, and it only feels like the kids have been in school for a few days.  I guess when things are going great, time seems to take off.

September brought me a few ups and downs.  But now it’s time to move on from that,, learn from it and carry on.

I know I sound like I’m repeating myself here, but I’m going to really try to type something each day,,, even if it’s just a quote from someone inspirational.  And trust me,, I have many people who  I look up to.  Some are my friends,, others are aquantiances.  OK,, most are aquantiances.  But they are awesome people and I appreciate them each day.

As for my sequel.  Yes, I’m still writing it.  Even though I got that one hater who left a review for the first one questioning weather I should finish the story at all.  But, after talking with a few friends,, one in particular, he’s told me that you’re not successful until you have haters.  He congratulated me in having my first one.  Though, I doubt this hater will stop.  I started rethinking if I should continue with the sequel because of this cowardly person.  But that will only let them win,,, so I’m continuing with the storyline, so I can end it off.  Then I can start another book that I have in mind to write.  I’m even going to take some of my life’s experiences and incoorporate it into the book.

Congratulations dear hater.  Only thing you have succeeded on was to motivate me to continue doing what I enjoy doing… writing stories.  I’m just sad for you that you feel the need to put others down to make yourself feel good.

But I won’t dwell,, “And we’re walking.”  :p

Anyway,, I have to head off now.  Not much of an update for September.  Sorry about that,, but I’ll make a better effort from this point on.

Until tomorrow.

K, xo