Sunday, 31 May 2015

Today & My Upcoming Week

Today we started out with a new rule in our house.  HOUSEWORK SUNDAY. I don't think it went over too well with the kids. 14 and 25. We all had our assigned jobs. and then the kids went to Toowoomba to pick up yet another load of Em's stuff from UNI Village and move it home. My hubs is in New Zealand at the moment setting up our new company: Dragon Head Construction LTD. So we won't see him until the end of the month. he'll be home just as school holidays start in Australia.

I've been working on The Connelly Chronicles 2: Beautiful Goodbyes. I feel much better with the new way the story is settling in. I'm actually glad just to be writing again. I basically never wrote a thing between November 2014 (NaNoWriMo wsa the last thing I wrote) I started writing again on May 15th 2015 when I started the DRitC story: Hollow's Trouble, and finished the last 4 chapters in The Lines Of Marsden 3: You Make Me Die In Pieces. TLOM 3 is now in the hands of my editor at MLR--Christie N.

Monday: I have the flick-man coming he'll be checking for termites and spraying for all the creepy crawleys around (red back spiders are running rampant again). Tuesday: I have to go to the Dr's for my yearly blood test... then I have the Electrician coming out as we need some more power points in the house and the light switch in the toilet needs to be replaced as it keeps zapping people and only working when it wants to. Friday: I have to take Em to the Chiropractor to put her hips and back in again... the woes of having one leg shorter than the other.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

N.J. Nielsen: My June Writing Agenda

I'm determined to get two stories finished this month so I will be writing approximately 4.7K each day... if I do more than all the better. Now that my life has calmed somewhat and I have time to write again I find myself playing catch up big time.

The two books I will be working on are:

1) The Connelly Chronicles 2: Beautiful Goodbyes-- this one follows on from the same point in which Family Connections ended. Once again we will be in Ray and Viv's point of view as they walk us through the next instalment of the family's life. All your favourites will be back adding their two cents to the mix. When done it's be on it's way to Pride Publishing.

2) Hidden Hearts 1: Harder & Harder To Breathe-- since I reworked and added 15K to the word count of One Last Kiss Goodbye, I've taken in what my fans have asked for and have decided to go back and write the prequel (Micah & Sammy) before I sub them both to Fireborn Publishing.

Friday, 29 May 2015


You Make Me Die In Pieces.
Done and at the beta readers,
then onto Christie N at MLR
Made it to 94 K.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

HAHBAT Winners...

My Winners Are...
Post Winner
Lee Todd
Sons of Evenmore 1: The Crimson Grimoire

Follower Winner
Shirley Ann
Experimentals 2: Running Into Zero Tolerance

Just letting you both know the books are on the way. I hope you enjoy the read as much as I enjoyed writing them.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Subbed & Onto...

Hollow's Trouble has been beta edited and sent to the Goodreads MMRomance group... I will heave back from them in a couple of weeks about any additional edits I may have to do.

I can tell you I was glad to get this story finally finished. I just hope I've done the prompt justice. But, I suppose in the end I can only give you my interpretation of the prompt I claimed.

Next year if I participate I will be better bloody prepared. I felt so rushed this time with everything going on in my life. I know that's no excuse, but when the shit hits the fan - it well and truly has blow-back.

Now I'm back onto one story I really do love writing for you all. The characters in The Lines of Marsden have wormed their way into my heart.

I've just finished the re read to catch up with where I was at and have now started back into the story. I am positive I'll get this one done by May 31st and to the lovely Christie N at MLR for edits.

Sunday, 24 May 2015


Finally finished... Once again I would like to thank the wonderful people at MMRomance at Goodreads for allowing me an extension on my DRitC 2015 story: Hollow's Trouble. It's getting a few edits done on it now and then it will be sent in.

Today I'm back to working on The Lines Of Marsden 3: You Make Me die In Pieces. I have the last couple of chapters to write before I can finally send it in  to my wonderful editor Christie N at MLRPress.

Other than that the hubs got off to New Zealand okay. So hopefully it will be stress free here until he comes back and we start the next bit in setting up our new construction company.

Monday, 18 May 2015

HAHBAT - I Almost Forgot

So as you can all tell I almost forgot to do my post for this blog hop... But I suppose the old adage better late than never fits my situation. I won't go on about why I forgot just say if you want to know just read some of my previous posts.

Okay, now onto my post for this amazing blog... At this stage in my life i don't have a clue what I'm going to write about so I will go with the faithful rambling technique I've used in past years. I figure if it ain't broken then go with the flow.

The other day I was sitting at the local mall in the next city over - the kids were shopping and I was happy to sit with my kindle and read. In the end I got side tracked by people watching (come on I know I'm not the only one who participates in this activity)

Sitting across the way was this young same sex couple and I thought it was sweet the way they didn't seem to care about being in public as they sat together and cuddled in one of the chairs. I didn't see a problem with it at all. That was until other people started to comment and at first I was shocked, and then I was down right pissed, until in the end I spoke up and let them have it. Not the couple but all the bigoted arseholes that had decided they had the right to try and demean the younger couple.

The writer in me saw nothing wrong with the same sex affection. The mum in me wanted to defend the younger couple while the human in me decided to take control and tell people to shut the fuck up. At the time I was so sure I was right and stood up for my beliefs. Even though the younger couple thanked me and told me it's not the worst they have endured though really the bigotry is far and few between... The weird part is when I finally introduced myself they had actually read some of my work... Don't get me wrong, I was tickled pink, but so used to being a nobody that I was weirded out a bit.

Later on when I was at home I started to wonder if what I did was right. Should I have butted in and blew my stack at the rude strangers? Does that make me just like all of them. wasn't I trying to push my own beliefs onto them. After having an internal debate that lasted hours I thought FUCK IT!!! You know what, if I'm ever faced with the same situation. I know I'll do everything exactly the same way because I believe in EQUALITY. I believe just because you are wired to be a certain way when it comes to love, then who am I or anyone else to tell you it's wrong. It wasn't so long ago then interracial was frowned up - actually it probably still is in some places. Seriously I just want to kick the collective world up it's arse and tell everyone to wake up to them selves.


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To be in the chance to see other posts, and be in the running for even more prizes then here is the link to the HAHABT BLOG and you can find everyone there. I wish you all the best of luck, and thank you all for taking the time to stop buy and see my post.

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Thursday, 14 May 2015

Updates: It's My Life

Okay, I asked and have been given an extension until May 25th to get my DRitC story: Hollow's Trouble done, beta read, edited, and in. I would just like to thank everyone for being so patient with me.

Also The Lines Of Marsden 3: You Make Me Die In Pieces will be finished by the end of the month. By then I should be back on track to get into the rest of my writing. for 2105. I hate it when I can't write and I have so many ideas in my head.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Sometimes Life Gets In The Way

<= This is how I'm feeling right about now. I have so much going on in my life that my writing time has been shoved to the back burner at least until the end of this month...if not the next.

I'm still in the midst of our company changeover and getting more stressed with each passing day. I feel like I don't know what's happening any more. I'll be more than glad when the last bit of paper has been finalised.

Then the tax ma says I owe him money when I know full well I'm paid up... and waiting on tax time to roll around (June 30th) for the next financial year to start. I hate dealing with them... I see the letters ATO and get an instant headache.

Em is moving home while the hubs is out of the country. Just so I have an extra set of hands at home. that and her blood count was a little low (fingers crossed her ITP isn't about ready to make another reappearance).

So my writing is going to be slow for a bit while I play catch up. Hopefully I will get back on track soon... so I'm thanking you all in advance for bearing with me.