Thursday, October 31, 2013

Have I Mentioned I Write?

So today I got a stack of books from the library. They're all royalty books. Although now that I have them, I realizing I need so much more. Yikes.

I was going to go through the books and get the info I need. However, I'm supposed to be reading/editing one of Danielle's books. I was supposed to do that last weekend but somehow it was Friday and then it was Tuesday and I don't know what happened to my weekend. All I know is I'm a terrible friend.

NaNoWrimo starts tonight and I'm ready for that. But I've got this book to edit and my book to write and OH MY GOD WHEN DID OCTOBER END? I swear just yesterday I had two more weeks in October.

Basically, this is a post where I complain about my procrastination and then cry bitterly about everything I've put on my plate.

Ah, life.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Always writing

I have finished Short stories #1, 2, 3, & 8. I'm halfway through 4. Still got a few to do, but I'll get around to it next month.

Right now, my main focus is my non-fiction book, If You're a Princess, Where's Your Crown? It's about royalty. I've been worried about getting enough pictures for the book and it continues to be a problem, but I'm trying not to freak out too much right now. It won't be published until January at the earliest, so I just need to calm down.

I found out today I will not be working in November, so that really sucks. I need new brake pads for my back brakes, plus I need to be able to afford my cell phone bill & gas. At this rate, if I don't buy anything and just pay my cell phone bill, I'll be able to pay Oct & November, & then I'll be poor. So, at the very least, as long as I can keep selling things on ebay, I should make it through December before I go broke.

I need to find someway to sell books. A $10 paycheck can go a long way.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Hitting a Goal

I set a goal of writing 2,000 words for short story #1 yesterday and I made it...and then some! I ended the day with writing about 2,473 words. I still have about 3,500 to hit the word count goal for the story, but I do have a lot of story to tell, so I think I will definitely hit it!

I still have eight other stories to write, so there's still quite a bit to do. I hope to have at least 5 of the stories done by the end of October.

Here we go.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Websites suck

For some reason, the one side section of my blog about selling 50 books by January 1st, won't update. I can get in and change things, but it won't save.

I'm getting angry.

Gluten Free Pizza

I eat gluten-free (mostly). I developed an allergic reaction to Seaweed in the summer of 2010, not long after I came home from college. I got sicker later that year and we realized a lot of my symptoms can be explained by a gluten-intolerance. So I went gluten-free. I cheat more than I should, but usually if I take my medicine I do ok. I'm trying to be better about not cheating, but there are some things I just love too much. I think over time I'll get much better about it, especially as more GF options come out.

Pillsbury recently came out with pre-made Cookie Dough, Pizza Dough, and Pie Dough. We bought all three. We really like the cookie dough, but my mom wasn't happy with the pie dough. That's fine, because I don't really eat pie. Today I tried the pizza dough.

So I made these mini pizzas. I am one of those people that like to have my three meals and then snack throughout the day, especially when I'm at work. I sit at a computer all day for work and for some reason that makes me hungry.

Mini pizzas are perfect for me. It'll give me a little something to snack on in the afternoon. They're not perfect, but they are, in fact, delicious. It's just tomato sauce, mozzarella shredded cheese, a little sprinkling of garlic powder, and mini pepperoni.

I ate two this afternoon, while watching the Texas V. Oklahoma game. Yeah Longhorns! I put salt and a little bit of red pepper flakes on my pizzas. They were really good. The crust was just crispy enough, but still soft on the inside. Everything was just delicious. I'll have to put more cheese on it next time and maybe a little bit more garlic powder, but otherwise it was great.

Finding gluten-free bread products I like is hard. I'm super picky to begin with and there just aren't a lot of options for GF right now. I used to eat a lot of sandwiches, but I haven't had luck finding a white bread I like. So finding a good pizza crust is awesome. Hopefully as time goes on, there will be more and better options out there.

I'm still looking for a good GF bagel.

Friday, October 11, 2013

My Mother Said

I've been listening to Anneke van Giersbergen's new album Drive almost non-stop for the past few days. It is amazing. Her albums just keep getting better and better. Now if only The Storm would release new music. But I changed the header to lyrics from the song My Mother Said. It's not my favorite on the album, but I do love it.

I'm still writing, slowly. I'm just under 4,000 words on the first short story. There's still a lot to write, but I'm getting there.

Hopefully I'll be on a project next month and will be able to earn a decent paycheck. The Birthday Massacre and Emilie Autumn are going to be touring in November. I'd love to be able to go, but I don't think I'll be able to afford it.

The end of the year is always the hardest because I can never seem to find a job for the fall/winter. If I could find a better way to sell books, I'd be a lot better off. I do what I can. Hopefully things will get better soon.