Sunday, August 26, 2012

New Novel in the works

This past week sucked. It happens. These past few days haven't been easy, but they have opened my eyes to a lot! Being single again has it's advantages. As long as I'm in a "improve Joy" mode I'm gonna stick with it. I made a goal tracking sheet for myself today to help me make sure I'm blogging (yay!), writing (tell ya about it more in a bit) and working on eating right and walking. The end goal is to meet all the goals for six weeks and then I am going to allow myself to get this awesome bad ass tattoo! 

I've always wanted this tattoo since the first time I saw it on Starbucks arm in Battlestar Galatica. Needless to say my goals are going to make me work hard so I can get it! 

In other awesome news I've started writing again! I wrote 3,000 words or so this weekend and then had an idea to make the story a middle grade fantasy novel instead of an adult paranormal short story. I'm so excited about this transition and creating my characters! My protagonist is going to be so awesome. My six week tattoo goal thing is to write 3,000 words a week. With all the research I'm going to have to do and school starting I figured this should be an easy number to reach. 

So people, expect to hear more from me in the coming weeks with cool news and insights. Part of my goal is to comment on others blogs and I look forward to joining my blogging community again! 

Friday, August 3, 2012

I'm starting to notice some things...

So, I was thinkin' last night about how I haven't blogged in a while, and realized that I only really blog when I'm in school. Today, this was confirmed when I saw that my last post was the end of this past semester!!
I'm not starting school today, still have a few weeks, but I've been preparing and it brings me closer to the computer. I suppose that's why I blog when I'm in school; I'm around the computer more often! (and need distractions from writing papers)

Having this summer break has been nice though! I've been working my ass off but it's been worth it. Got a new-to-me car (yay!) and was able to do it all on my own, which was a great feeling. New bf who is freakin' awesome and amazing (yay again!) and a ton of fun to be around (which any bf should be if they can help it).

I've also been reading a LOT! I've read the first two Sookie Stackhouse novels, The Secret Life of Bees, Under the Dome (awesome!), and now I'm starting on the Inheritance Cycle series which I'm really enjoying. I think I also read Wicked.

I also...should be getting a Kindle fire this week! SO excited!!! So many new things! OH, one more-new major!! I'm a psychology major now. This was a big thing because I had to wrestle with my two passions, literature and helping others. I love my job (I help others) and decided that I want to stay in this field of work, which I've been doing for five years now. Changing my major means my job will help pay for it, and once I graduate I will be able to move on up! My end goal is to be a therapist to families of physically and mentally disabled children.

So, when you comment, cuz I know you will, let me know what new things have happened to you over the summer!!