Sunday, January 9, 2011

2 Jobs, 3 Kids, 2 Dogs, 1 Hamster, 2 Birds & 7 Books/Novellas To Write....

I guess you could say I'm in for a challenging and very busy year. I just got hired for a second job, so now I don't have just a day job helping me keep my kids & animals in food and toiletries until this whole International Best-Seller thing happens (it's gonna happen, haters. It's gonna happen!!!!) but instead, I have two jobs. I will be putting in 60+ hours a week outside the house in order to make that almighty (and sometimes elusive) dollar.

And I still intend to write 7 books/novellas this year.

It's not going to be all. I'm going to miss my kids while I'm working so much, but the fact is we need money and until I get more books out there into the reading world I have to do what I have to do. It's going to be hard leaving one job and going right to another with no time with my kiddos in-between, but I plan on having very fun weekends with them. With the extra money I'll be bringing in we'll be able to do much more fun and exciting things together than we have been doing lately.

Of course, fitting in time for writing is another issue. I must share my weekends with my characters as they vie for my attention against the kiddos. With the extra money I may buy one of those Neo things(is that what they're called?) and write in-between jobs and on breaks/lunches.

If anything, this latest development will definitely give me the push I need to stay focused. Every time I want to sleep in and know I can't, every time I'm forced to cram all my favorite weeknight shows into one Saturday, every time I shed a tear missing something so simple as sitting down to dinner with my babies, I'm going to be that more motivated to finish a book and get it out there into the hands of agents and publishers.

This is going to be the most tiring year of my life, but it's all going to be worth it. :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Welcome, 2011

Happy New Year's, everyone. It's officially 2011 where I'm at and for the first time in my life, I actually care about the year changing. I never really celebrated before. I've always been the type to hold on to things... like the past. I would dwell on all the bad things and let crappy stuff affect me.

I'm done.

Stepping into 2011, I am letting go of all toxic people and toxic things in my life. I am not going to dwell on mistakes I have made in the past or waste my time concerning myself with people who are not concerned with me. And I am not going to waste my time being angry with anyone over anything.

When people hurt you or do things to spite you and you keep thinking about it, wondering why, or caring about it you are giving them power over you. If they were worth your time and consideration they would have never hurt you to begin with.

I have a big year ahead of me with a goal to complete 7 books/novellas in 12 months. I will do it with a smile no matter what life throws my way because I am the only person who can make or break me, and no one is stealing my positivity this year. Ghosts from my past will stay in my past, locked away out of my mind.

Smile, everyone. It's a new year, a new day, and a new start on the rest of your life.