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 ❤

Typical me

Well apparently nothing exciting happened during the whole month of July that warranted me to not write about it.

It’s funny actually.  I could be on the phone and talk to friends for hours on end, but to write a simple blog about my adventures eludes me. LOL.

So, besides the last day of school for my kids, as well as my oldest going to his graduation, we’ve launched our boat about 15 minutes away to get it ready for the food fishery.  Have to stock up on fish for the winter.

Then we made a list if things or places we wanted to see or visit on our camping trip.  Which didn’t happen due to crappy weather.  But we have awesome friends who took us in for the 4 days that we were supposed to be roughing it.  And with hubby back to work now, we might have to wait for a long weekend to go camping in the tent.

As much as the kids (and yes, me too) love our tech, camping was one thing that we loved doing to unplug from social media and connect with each other.  Then again, we can do that at any time really, if we put our minds to it.

I certainly need to unplug if I’m going to get any amount of writing done.  And this being the 2nd of August, I really need to summon more willpower to stay offline long enough to get both books done.

Yes, I said both.  And I know I’ve blogged about the fact that I’m writing 2 stories at the same time.  I’m either insane or smart.  The jury’s still out on that one. LOL

Either way, I’ll try to keep everyone up to date with what I’m doing.  If you are interested that is.  But in any case, off I go to get more chapters written.  I’m on chapter 5 of the sequel and chapter 5 of the other one.  I still have a ways to go with the other one, but I don’t think the sequel will have as many pages as the first.  But I’m hoping to stretch it out.  Gotta love Microsoft Word.  It helps me with any editing or typos that I miss the first time around.

Anyway, until next time.

Have a great day.

K ❤

Updates…

Good day everyone.

Today I thought I’d give everyone the heads up as to what my adventures will be in the days and weeks to come.

Well, for the next 2 weeks, I’ll be concentrating on getting as much writing done as possible while the kids are still in school.  Yes, there’s only 2 weeks left and they will be finished school for the summer break and therefore will interrupt my writing.

Mind you, I won’t be abandoning writing altogether for the two and half months they have during the summer break.  I’ll be taking every moment I have to add more words to the screen as I can to get this accomplished.

What’s the date for my books to be finally published?  Answer to that is,, Not a friggen clue. LOL

I try to give myself due dates and they all fail.  Miserably.  So the only thing I can tell everyone is,, have patience and send me all the luck you can to help get this done.

No, that’s not a typo.  I did say books.  I’m courageously  writing 2 of them at the same time.  Not sure if that’s clever or insane.  Either way, I’m about on par with both of them, so instead of only having the one book done and published,, I will most likely have both books ready for my readers.

The one thing I’m definitely looking into though as I’m writing these is an agent to help me promote and keep me on track with the writing-to-publishing deadlines.  Frankly I suck at promotion.  Especially for myself.  I’m awesome with getting the word out there to help others with their projects, movies, tv shows, whatever they have on the go.  But I’m really bad at my own accomplishments.  Maybe I should take a page out of J.K. Rowling’s book on not giving up.  I might actually get somewhere with it.

As for the 2 months of summer vacation, that’s a whole other list of things right there.  I’ll be camping with my family, visiting friends who we missed last time and writing.  I’ll either be taking the laptop with me, or doing it the old fashioned way – pencil & paper.

So I’ll be trying to focus more onto the writing bit.  I do have access to my various social media sites for communication with friends (or anyone who leaves me a message for that matter).  I have an author Facebook page and Twitter.  I also have a comments section here on this site for those of you who wish to send me messages (or you can comment to any post I’ve made).  I also have Instagram if you wish to follow me on there as well.

So starting tomorrow I’ll be MIA for a while until I get these projects done.  But like I said, those options I have highlighted above are the only ways to reach me.  I’ll still be writing my occasional post here and there, so I’m not that far away from you all, 🙂

Anyway,, I’m signing off.  Have a great day.

Until next time,

K ❤