Tuesday, October 27, 2015
It’s going to be a busy November since I have a lot of stuff going on. Book wise I will be participating in National Novel Writing Month which starts November 1st. I will be working on Redemption is Mine, and I figured it’s time to get it all written down at least the rough draft of it. I love writing, and I have heard somewhere that it will take 8 books before my writing career will take off. Hell it might even be less. I want to make time for it since I love it, and I have so much to talk about too. I can even blog about it, and even do Youtube videos updating everyone on my progress. It will help me stick to a schedule, and it might take a month for me to make it a daily habit. I also have to publish more novels, and finish the ones I start. The characters will definitely be intertwined in different novels. Some might even get their own standalone novels.
It’s also going to be Thanksgiving and Black Friday which is big in retail land. My cover reveal will be on Facebook November 4th, and the book will be officially out November 30th just in time for Christmas. I can’t wait for it to be out. I worked hard on it for years. It’s worth it and I’ve gave some of my paperbacks away to close friends and family and seeing their reactions is priceless. It’s the reason why I write. I never want to give up my dream either. I really hope it sells well because I love just worrying about school and writing. It’s nice, and it causes me less stress. I love being carefree and not worrying about not having enough coverage on the sales floor. I like the fact that I didn’t have to worry about seeing mean customers, and I enjoy sleeping in too. I’ve been cleaning my room with my boyfriend’s help, and organizing everything. He means the world to me at this point, and I love having him in my life. He is better than anyone else I’ve dated. He is also my rock, and reminding me why I need to go after my dreams. I realized I do need to work harder to get out of retail since I can’t stand how bad some of the customers treat me. On my birthday I looked across the table, and a lady was staring at me rather rudely. I realized something she was a rude customer who treated me badly, and I just rolled my eyes. It was a fancy place called Ruth Chris, and it was something I treat myself to on special occasions. I really should not have let it get to me, and that’s why I need to get out of retail. I want to write, and be at a job where I’m treated with respect. I’ve had a hard time in the past, and I’m happy things finally turned around.
#NaNoWriMo starts Sunday, and I can’t wait to write, blog, and film Youtube Videos about it and the process.
Until Next time,
Monday, October 26, 2015
Today for the MRE Review Monday I have decided to try Menu 19 Sloppy Joe Filling. I’ve had them in the past, and I didn’t know what to expect. These are the things that come in the packet: The entrée Sloppy Joe Filling, brown spoon, carbohydrate electrolyte beverage powder in orange flavor. Apple sauce with raspberry puree, peanut butter, cheese filled cheddar cheese crackers, BBQ sauce packet, Apple Jelly, crackers, chemical heater, beverage bag for the coffee and creamer, matches, toilet paper, moist towelette, sugar, either laxatives or caffeine flavored gum. Salt and sugar. The Sloppy Joe Filling actually tastes pretty good nice and filling. I could not stop eating it either, and it did taste a little bit sweet. It’s just what a soldier needs on the field. The crackers tasted good with the peanut butter and apple jelly. The apple sauce was okay, and at least the cheddar filled crackers tasted like they just came out of the box.
I’ve said this in my Youtube video, but I have not decided what the next MRE Review will be yet. I do have Monday. I’ll try to post more on the blog and film more videos. Most likely only Mondays during the school year. On winter break and Spring Break you will see more videos. I’ve yet to figure out a good software to use to record games for PC and on my Xbox One. I’ll find it eventually. I’m also using #NANOWRIMO to write the third Scarlet book. I really need to work more on that, and get out at least 8 books so it will take off. I want to write full time at this point. I can’t imagine a better job then writing books, reviewing books, and playing video games and filming them. Even if school is slow I need to write still anyway. I plan on giving some books to a publisher, and some I will publish on my own. I love giving out copies of my books, and seeing people’s faces when I do. I write for them and not the money. I have so many awesome ideas for my books. I can’t wait to show you more of my worlds.
Until next time,
Thursday, October 22, 2015
We have an official release date of Nov 30! Let’s not forget about the cover reveal Nov 4th. It’s been a long journey, but I’m happy to finally have a publisher call my book their home. It’s been a long journey full of edits, revisions on a massive scale, and it’s work I love doing. I have decided that I want to have the rough drafts of all three Scarlet books done by March. I’ll be participating in National Novel Writing month, and I will use that time to knock out the first draft of the third Scarlet book. I hope it does well because this is the first time I have worked with a publisher on a book. It’s so exciting, and I’m definitely going to film a video about it maybe tonight if I can find the time or after work tomorrow. I have Saturday and Sunday off since it’s not only the Celtic Highland Games and Festival, but I turn 25 Sunday. It’s going to be fun going there since I didn’t go last year due to boy drama. I hope it will be fun, and it’s my boyfriends first time going there. I’m happy he is there to spend time with me on my special day.
Until Next time,
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
I’m working on a few retail related novels because there is so much more to write about on this subject. I work retail too, and it’s not just me talking to people who work it but it’s me experiencing it first hand. I wrote a novella to make fun of it, but after the first one I found more pieces to put in the story. I have a lot of notebooks just full of work notes, and even some of the meaner customer interactions. It is my first job working with the general public, and it was a real eye opener too. It made me see how people treat others on the other side of the counter. Not all of it was good. Some treated you like they are better then you, and some straight up ignored you when you greet them. The hardest part about it though was dealing with people, and solving issues with the registers and customer situations too. Sometimes it can be easy like opening boxes and stocking shelves by the tags, and putting items in the correct spot. It’s great for part time work to help you pay for college, but it’s not for everyone though. It can be stressful, and the people can be so rude that you think about punching them in the face. The customers can get to you since some of them think they are better then you just because you are on the other side. It can be enough to drive someone insane if you let it. I'm trying not to let the mean customers get to me, and it's hard at times because when they yell at you they yell about things you have no control over. You are their favorite punching bag. No, I don't control the prices. I don't control the stock either. We put out stuff that's it, and we have no idea when a company is getting a certain item in since we CAN'T control it. They don't tell us when we get stuff in. I'm sorry we don't have the item you saw last week because people buy stuff. I have notebooks and notebooks filled with customer issues, and mean people situations. I had a customer the other day get mad about the fact that her order was not in when we told her it was 4-5 weeks. Not 1-2 at all it can get there sometimes, but most of the time 4-5 weeks. Once we order it we have no control over it. You see why it's not for everyone? I get yelled at over things that are not my fault. But you'll see in the stories to come all the awesome horrible people I've had to deal with at my job. I don't use names though because I don't want a lawsuit or to get fired. It's my way of getting things off my chest so to speak. But I've learned a lot too. That's all for now.
Until next time,
Monday, October 19, 2015
After some time off I’m going to try to do MRE reviews more since I have a lot of them left over. I love asian food, so this is straight up my alley. The MRE contains beverage bag, flameless ration heater, cocoa beverage powder, the entree with fried rice at the side. A spoon, apple jelly, chunky peanut butter, wheat snack bread, chocolate toffee, creamer for coffee, coffee, salt, splenda, gum, moist towelette, and toilet paper too.
Everything you need if you are a soldier out in the field. This is actually one of the more popular menus too. Once I put the apple jelly and chunky peanut butter on the wheat snack bread it tasted like a pb and j. After the entree was heated up I combined it with the rice, and I was surprised about how good it was since it tasted like a stir fry. It has water chestnuts and peas. Even pepper carrots and beef. I loved it, and it’s a good meal for a soldier. I even made a video for it on my Youtube channel too.
That’s all for now the next MRE Review will be on Menu 19 Sloppy Joe Filling.
Until next time,
Thursday, October 15, 2015
I have been working and going to school which is hard when you have writing along with it. I still don’t have a date for the release of The Killer Contract Agency yet. I’m just as eager as you are too, and I’ll let you know if I hear anything else. I’ll especially tell you when I do the cover reveal, and the blog tour that will happen too. I will even do a giveaway to get the word out about everything. I have the first book typed up, and I’ve been working on AngelWitch and the Second Scarlet book is also what I’m working on. I’m also reading a ton of books on marketing and I’ll do a review on that. I should but with me being so tired after work I get inspiration, and then I loose steam because I’m so tired. I have a lot of books with work notes I can use for my retail related stories. I have not been making Youtube videos either, and I have to do that more. It’s kind of hard finding motivation to do things at times, and it did seem like everything was too much. It’s not though, and I want to do more book reviews on the writing books I have and my favorite fiction series too. I love reading in my spare time when I can. I’ve just been spending too much time on Facebook and not enough time writing and reading like I should. I do have fun writing more, and I can’t wait to show people my worlds. The paperback is more popular then the ebooks too. I noticed that people love paperbacks especially since I can sign them.
That’s all for now,