Quote of the Day:
What you can do, or think you can, begin it.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Okay, first of all, that quote today is just perfect. Itâ€™s just what I needed.
And now on to business. Thanks to all of you who commented yesterday. It was definitely a bad day for me, but I’m better now. I felt like I was in one of those downward spirals. You know, the kind where youâ€™re just not sure you can go on living. Iâ€™ve been feeling sorry for myself far too long and itâ€™s time to make some changes. At least, thatâ€™s what I decided to do yesterday afternoon. My friend says it takes ninety days to form a new habit and I guess sheâ€™s right. Itâ€™s only been about two months, so I need to give myself some time and space and relax. I guess part of it is the unknown and we all know how scary that is. Having to support myself scares the crap out of me on a daily basis, but Iâ€™m doing it. I feel myself slowly moving away from that â€œoldâ€ life and into something new. Uncharted territory. I canâ€™t worry about the future much, I can only think about today. And I mean the future as far as my life. I need to just write and live and worry about myself. I need to worry about getting those books written, sold, and the other ones promoted. Thatâ€™s my priority right now. And thatâ€™s what I plan to do. And if some gentlemen decides to ask me to dinner, I wonâ€™t turn him down. (However, theyâ€™re not exactly beating the door down to get to me which is really okay. Boys are really kind of stupid anyway. No offense to my male audience. :lol:)
Anyway, after much thinking about the entire situation that is my life, itâ€™s I made a few decisions this morning. To keep myself from stressing out about the amount of bills I have, Iâ€™ve decided to do a balance transfer and have ONE major credit card to pay off instead of two. That will help. Next, Iâ€™ve put away the other credit cards and Iâ€™m not using them under any circumstances (except the gas card and why the hell is gas so high still??). The last thing I do before I put myself on buying restrictions is â€“ Iâ€™ve decided to buy an AlphaSmart. This will be my last big purchase for quite a while.
So, all you AlphaSmart users â€“ which did you pick? The Neo or the 3000? And tell me why you decided to pick whichever one you picked. Iâ€™m leaning toward the 3000 for the price. It doesnâ€™t seem to be all that different from the Neo, but I want to hear your thoughts! Just post a comment below or email me.
Last and certainly not least, had my plotting party last night and talked about my dragon book and Nice Girls Do. I have some great ideas for both thanks to my plotting team. I am now going to start rewriting the first chapter of NGD and change some things up. Make the hero a little more sympathetic and change up the heroine just a bit. Iâ€™m fired up about them both! Iâ€™m writing out my notes on the dragon book today and then Iâ€™m going to start on the revision of NGD.
The contest entries are still slowly rolling in. Iâ€™m getting there! As soon as I get them all in, itâ€™ll be time to double check scores and figure out the winner. It takes time and itâ€™s a large undertaking but I really am enjoying it all. And Iâ€™m wondering if I can scrape up the money for Nationals this year. Not sure I can, but Iâ€™m gonna try.
Okay, enough rambling. Can you tell I feel better today? :wave: