Saturday, 31 December 2016

End Of Year Speech/Ramble

I have never been so grateful for a year to be over. This year has probably been one of the hardest in my life. For the last month I have really been thinking about my future and where the hell I’m heading. Every time I think that I have it sorted out something crops up to throw my plans all out of whack.
My family fell apart and went their separate ways (but I won’t get into that—as no one wants me to re hash it)... Let's just say that in 2017 I'll still have to go to court for separation/divorce and that’s something I’m really not looking forward to, but know it has to be done for me to close one chapter in my life for the next to begin... But let's not dwell on the past.
I never got to accomplish everything I wanted to do. I also had to postpone some things until next year… Like the Penny Brandon Writing Challenge (22 books… 2 (90/100K) Novels and 20 (30/40K) Novellas)… I know I can get it done, and after the shitty year I’ve just lived through I deserve to be able to take some time to devote specifically to my writing.
I sat down and figured out which series has waited the longest to get their next books written… if you have a thought on the matter let me know, before I get side-tracked again by other stories, which let’s face it is more than likely to happen.
I have to say along with the bad that has happened this year ─ some good things have happened as well. Okay, maybe they’re only good to me.
1) The house sold fairly quickly—so I was able to move on and start the next journey in my life.
2) Hidden Hearts 2: One Last Kiss Goodbye was released with Fireborn Publishing.
3) The Freedomers 1: Zephania’s Chance was released with Fireborn Publishing.
4) Intended mates 1: Lay Your Body Down was released with MLRPress as part of the Seasons of Murder anthology.
5) Wardens of the Guild 1: The Real You was released with Pride Publishing.
6) The Connelly Chronicles 2: Beautiful Goodbyes was released with Pride Publishing
7) No one died in the family except our beautiful cat Toby… though 15 years was a grand old age for him. He will be missed very much.
I have spent the last three weeks unpacking my house and trying to set up my rooms. I promise to post pictures in the new year when it's finally finished. On that note I'll away and get ready for the New Year... catch you all tomorrow.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Playing Catch-Up...

I've been in the new house for 2 days and I've already flooded the laundry. I knocked the stupid plug into the sick while washing, and just my luck it landed in the drain and hence the flooding─it could only happen to me.

I have ¾ of the place unpacked, which is good, but I can't wait until it's done. My cats are still adjusting to moving. Though sadly we lost one (Toby) the Saturday before we moved in. he had another stroke and ended up paralysed in his back legs. His heart gave out and he died─He will be missed by all.

I'll take until the end of the year to get everything in order before I can sit down and start writing again. and then I'll finally feel like myself again.

Today I'm taking it easy while I have the day to myself. so I'm watching some movies as I still haven't gotten the TV hooked up─I apparently need a booster box, or some such and the electrician isn't coming around next Tuesday.

It's been so fricken hot here of late. I hate that I had to move in summer. But I suppose all things happen for a reason and this has got to be for something. I hope it's for something better. I'd like to once and for all leave my shitty last two years behind... Okay enough negativity from me.

Time: there seems to be so much of it and yet not enough all at the same time. I hope when I finally do get back into writing that my brain is functioning. I've had so much time off that I need to get back into the swing of things. It drives me nuts not being able to sit right down and start. Okay I'll check in again soon.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

11 Days To Go

Eleven days to go  until I'm fully moved in to the new place. I really can't wait. A fresh start. we have had an horrendous year this year so many things have gone wrong... but in the end they have been for the best and life can only get better. Also recently found out that Emily has something wrong with her heart─it's dehydrating. She goes back for more tests on Tuesday hopefully it will be an easy fix. Well, I'm hoping all it requires is a change of diet and medication... Today she is off to dye her hair pink. I suppose to each their own.

I've been slowly getting the new place set up and it's coming together nicely. I've decided to start fresh all over and make the new house more ZEN... okay, maybe just more relaxing for Mum and myself. At least the most important room is done (well almost)my bedroom. I still have to put away a few things that I need to find homes for. I also still have a bit of rearranging to get done.

I had to give away some of my books, and here are a few that are on display. I also have some in the spare room and in the office area. I will share those pictures later.

My brother, my nephew, and myself have been  busily building a new cat enclosure/greenhouse/pergola at the new house and fingers crossed it gets done before we move.

My poor cats are stressing more and more each day as my old house empties out. Hell, Droogie even climbed into the car as I was packing it up to move another load. I think I have two loads myself to take before the movers take the rest... Mind you I think they only have about 14 things to move for me because they are too heavy for me to move myself.

Some day soon I'll get one here and tell you that I'm finally back to writing. It'll have been a long time in coming, and honestly, I can't bloody wait. Between now and the end of the year I'll be making myself a big list of all the next books in my series and one off books that I need to get done. Plus I need to figure out which books to get done for the Penny Brandon Writing Challenge that I had to put on hold this year. I'm determined to get it done in 2017.