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. It’s just what I needed.

Second of all, RUSH right over and buy Denise’s new book! Her Passion is released today from Samhain and you can get it here! YAY Denise!!

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 you’re just not sure you can go on living. I’ve been feeling sorry for myself far too long and it’s time to make some changes. At least, that’s what I decided to do yesterday afternoon. My friend says it takes ninety days to form a new habit and I guess she’s right. It’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 I’m doing it. I feel myself slowly moving away from that “old” life and into something new. Uncharted territory. I can’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. That’s my priority right now. And that’s what I plan to do. And if some gentlemen decides to ask me to dinner, I won’t turn him down. (However, they’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, it’s I made a few decisions this morning. To keep myself from stressing out about the amount of bills I have, I’ve decided to do a balance transfer and have ONE major credit card to pay off instead of two. That will help. Next, I’ve put away the other credit cards and I’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 – I’ve decided to buy an AlphaSmart. This will be my last big purchase for quite a while.

So, all you AlphaSmart users – which did you pick? The Neo or the 3000? And tell me why you decided to pick whichever one you picked. I’m leaning toward the 3000 for the price. It doesn’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. I’m fired up about them both! I’m writing out my notes on the dragon book today and then I’m going to start on the revision of NGD.

The contest entries are still slowly rolling in. I’m getting there! As soon as I get them all in, it’ll be time to double check scores and figure out the winner. It takes time and it’s a large undertaking but I really am enjoying it all. And I’m wondering if I can scrape up the money for Nationals this year. Not sure I can, but I’m gonna try.

Okay, enough rambling. Can you tell I feel better today? :wave:

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.