Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Well I didn't blog everyday for shame

We've been so busy still unpacking stuff. I really hate moving and I swear I will not buy another teapot or figural cat again. Unless of course I get rid of one or two. Or its something I just can't live without.

While unpacking I found some of the stories I did for my writing class back in '96. When I was at Hudson Valley CC. What joy! What fun! My Prof actually liked a couple a lot. He told me that I should do more. I forgot all of that. Not the stories I wrote, one short story, first part of chapter one, an article, and that is all I found but I thought it was all gone. So I am happy. I might just work-up the story I had in mind when I started chapter one. Its a ghost story. Hey and what class am I taking this month, learning about ghosts from one of the RWA chapters. LRWA gives great classes. I wish I could be more involved with the classes but something always comes up and I end up just downloading the lectures. I'm going to Fl. on the 12th and will be gone for two weeks. But I am taking my lap top and I should be able to con't with this study. It will be really great.

No writing today. I have to start back on book #1 I am going to save #2 for November.  I am also going to try and rewrite the short story I wrote back in '96. Its a murder mystery and it was a lot of fun writing it. I know I lost my voice by doing so many rewrites but I think I can get it back to where it should be. Its funny I had this typewriter that took a disk for the ink. It was a Brother and I really liked it but they stopped making the ink. Anyway I was typing up my story and ran out of ink. Its like 2 in the morning and there is no where, no store I can go to buy more. I had to hand this in the next day. The Prof. had told a story of the same thing happening to him and how his Prof took it. I felt really silly about this and I hoped that he didn't think that I was making this up. Part of it was typed and part handwritten. The really bad part is that a lot of people complained about my handwriting. I don't know why, I thought it was pretty good. I write back hand even though I am a righty, anyway I guess he got though it OK I think I got an A. Yeah I did. The other nurses that I worked with told me that my writing was getting as bad as the Dr's and to stop it. LOL I still get complaints at times. I wrote my Dad a letter one time and my Mom had to read it to him because he couldn't, he complained about my handwriting too. Oh well I type now so I don't worry about it.
I have to stop buying books for my Sony. I need to read some of them before I buy again. But its so easy to just click buy. Of course when I go to Barnes and Noble or A Million Books, I think its something like that, I buy more. I need to get rid of a lot of books that DH and I have. There is no room and I can't be reading them all over again, I don't have time to read all the knew ones I have. My TBR list is so bad that there are books that I bought over a year ago that I haven't gotten to yet. I must be good, no more buying for a while or at least until my favorite authors write more.
Well dear blog I will say good night and hopefully will be back a lot sooner to write more.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Need Followers

This is just a quickie because I have to go to bed. Its after 2 am. I don't know why I stay up late most nights. Sometimes I sleep in but mostly I get up anywhere from 7-9. Not working does that to you and hubby is retired. Ray still gets up early  but then again he will go in to bed before 10. I only do that if I am sick or really really tired.
Worked mostly on facebook this evening. Did read a bunch of good articles from writers digest and others.
Its finally getting a little chilly at night. It was hot today though. I thought I would just melt away.
So for tomorrow we have to go pick-up my car, get stuff ready for the yard sale and meet my new PA. Not really happy with a PA would much rather have my own Doctor. We shall what its like.

I really need to get some followers. This is said having just one. I will have to start giving out my web page. I will also give out updates on my book. What chapter, what if any problems, research info and so on. Kenyon told us at my NY RWA chapter that this helped her because she started blogging a year before the first book was release. It got tied up in something, I forget what she told us. Diana Love was there too. What a funny lady. It was a good workshp and the first one I went to.
Well that is it for tonight. I am cold and can't wait to go to bed.
Going now.....