2019 Review (sort of)

So, I was hoping to have started this back in January.  But remembering what happened 11 months ago is nearly impossible.  So I’ll just write with how my year went.

I’ll most likely go backwards as the earliest memories will be easier to remember, LOL

Well December there was a few things that happened. Besides my birthday, I got a surprise package from a friend who had met Dom Sherwood and had sent me what she done during that convention. Not only did she send me the picture of her photo op with him, but he was holding up a shirt she had designed (for a lack of a better word), and the shirt of which he signed. I done an Instagram live so she could see my reaction when I opened it. And yes, there were tears.

As well in December, Fan Central TV was doing a 12 Days of Fanmas on their YouTube channel and you were able to get a chance to win what each video contained by answering a question (or whatever she needed you to do). I was waiting patiently for Shadowhunter goodies, and the days were passing by and y birthday was getting closer. It just so happened that my birthday was the last day for the Fanman giveaway and sure enough, it was on my birthday. You can watch the video here to see the prizes.

So I watched said video. Couldn’t help but laugh while watching. And then I answered her question in the comments. I was crossing everything I had to cross to give myself the good luck I could muster to actually win this. Mainly because it was years since I won anything online.

Low and behold I seen them make a tweet of the list of winners for the 12 TV series and seen a “Karen Ford” for Shadowhunters.  I congratulated all winners until I took a double take on the name and had to ask if that was actually me?  It was and then I danced around the house.  I was in shock, to be honest. I’ll do a video of me opening the package once I get it. 🙂  Thank you again Fan Central TV.  ❤ ❤ ❤

I also had another friend surprise me with a Clace autographed picture.  She originally had an extra Kat McNamara photo, so she had me pick from the ones she sent me for a favourite of mine to have signed.  So I had one chosen and didn’t think anything of it when she was trying to choose a various of Clace pictures.  So when I helped her with one I thought she was getting for herself, Well, you can guess I was in shock when I got a package from her with the picture of both Kat’s and Dom’s signature on it.  She also sent me a small piece of paper with Dom’s writing on it for me as I have plans for a future tattoo.

I feel very blessed to have the friends I’ve made on Twitter thanks to a show that got cancelled after only 3 seasons.  And I’ll be forever grateful to them. ❤ ❤ ❤

I also won a signed autograph of Chai Hansen, who played Jordan Kyle from Shadowhunters.  I hope to meet him, as well as the rest of the cast, someday.  They are all a blessing to so many of us who draw on them for different reasons.  Thank you again Tiff. ❤

 

I feel that everything so far is Shadowhunter related as to how my year went.  And for the most part it is.  From books being released, to having my own marathons via NetFlix.

Besides birthdays and anniversaries, we (my hubby and I) went back to Cuba for the 4th time, back in April.  And yes, to the same resort.  They have become family to us.  We are really hoping to take our kids (tho not really kids) with us this time.  We want to take them to a place where we felt the most welcome.  Melia Las Antillas.  It’s an older resort, but it’s the people who always brings us back when we can.

This is not much of a review of my year in 2019, but I promise to make a better one for 2020.

So on that note, thank you for visiting my blog.  Thank you for reading, and most of all, thank you for sticking around to see what I post next.

Sending you all lots of love.

K ❤

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 ❤

More Procrastinating, Less Writing

So apparently I done the complete opposite since the last post. Typical.  LOL.

I swear I need supervision when I say I’m going to do something.  Oh look!!! Shiny thing.

You would think that I’d get things done that I need to get done with the extra time I’ve got lately.  But ohhhhhh noooooo.  I’m gonna just sit back and do nothing.

I feel bad too as I have 2 projects 1/4 of the ways written, but no motivation to finish.  How to real authors do it?  Do they have times where they are just not sure if writing is for them? Or do they just carry on and hope and pray that what they wrote doesn’t suck?

I’m at the point where I know where I want the 2 stories to end up, but it’s the process.

I also have to look at myself as an author and stop thinking of what it would be like to be like someone else.  We each have our own writing styles, frustratingly enough, I have yet to find my niche.  I hope to find it soon.

My biggest distractions are Twitter and Facebook.  Mainly Twitter to keep up with what the latest news is with Shadowhunters.  That’s a whole other blog in itself. 😀

And on that note, I’m leaving it at that.

Until next time.

Karen ❤