Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Can I get organized? - IWSG Post

Is it really the first Wednesday in November and time for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group again?  I feel like this month has just flown by and I’ve gotten nothing accomplished.  How is that possible? 

I’ll blame the class I’m taking.  It’s a tax class and the homework has been brutal.  Still, I love it.  It’s been a great way for me to test out the waters and see if I’m ready to go back to work. I’m happy to say I think I’m able to return to the working world once more.  My migraines have greatly reduced since I started Botox again.  Yay for me.

But, tax school has left my writing on the back burner the last couple of weeks and that makes me kinda sad.  Sure, I write but not as much as I'd like to.  I received my critiques back from Robyn and Donna for my nonfiction book and my edits back from Bryan for my fictional book (you guys rock, thank you!) and I want to dig into them but I just haven’t had time.  

Will I ever find the time I need to edit, write, and blog again?

I know the answer is yes. Things are just a bit hectic right now.  I can schedule time for writing if I have to.  I'll be organized instead of doing it whenever the mood strikes me throughout the week.  I’ve worked too hard on both of my books to just let them fall away when they're so close to being published.  

I know I can do this!

Plus, it's a great place to be in my writing.  I'd rather have too much to do than feel like I'm stuck in one place or, worse yet, have no ideas roaming around this brain of mine.

How about you?  Do you schedule your writing/project time or are you like me and fly by the seat of your pants?

This has been an Insecure Writer's Support Group post.  Please join us in  sharing our fears, frustrations, and offering words of wisdom with other writers.  The co-hosts this month are:   LG Keltner, Donna Hole, Lisa Buie-Collard and SL Hennessy!  Please swing by and say hello to them.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Howl-O-Scream!

Happy Halloween!

The entrance

I hope you guys get treats and not tricks on this fun-filled day.

Peanut and I traveled to Busch Gardens to check out their Howl-O-Scream festivities and it was well worth the drive.  These people knocked it, well, out of the park.

One of the many decorated bridges

During the day there was plenty to entertain us between the rides and decorations.  Best of all, almost no wait time for the roller coasters.  What?  I didn't have to stand on line for an hour for two minutes of fun while my skin melted off my bones from the heat?  Nope.  The lines moved so fast, we were able to enjoy them over and over again before moving on to the next one.  And, the temperature?  Perfect!  Low 70's, not a drop of humidity, and blue skies all around.  

Too cool!
By far, this was the best visit to this park I've experienced.  And, I've been going there for years.  (I'm some what of a roller coaster junkie).  What made it so awesome this year was what happened when dusk arrived.  I finally understood why there were warnings posted all over the place advising parents to get the hell out if they didn't want their kids petrified and suffering from nightmares for the rest of their lives. (not exactly BG's wording)

big ass fog machine that played techno
At nightfall the park was transformed.  They opened several haunted houses that made Peanut scream when skeletons and demons popped out of their hiding places.  Terrible mother that I am, I laughed at her sheer terror. I just couldn't help myself.  They also added creepier displays around the park, and most lights were blood red.

the freaks come out at night
Don't bother trying to enjoy a relaxing stroll through the park after the sun sets either.  Mad men with chainsaws chase you through the fog, and psychos come at you with their blades clanging together.  

I can't wait for next year!

Ever been to Howl-O-Scream or something similar?  What are your plans for tonight?  Handing out candy or locking up the house and pretending you're not home? (I know who you are….)

Next time Peanut complains about getting up for school, I'm hiring this bus to get her there even faster!