home is where you say it is

Well hello!  2014 is moving at a steady clip for us over here.  Hardly a moment to “stop and smell the roses” much less write.  But alas I have some time now so why not put something up to remind you all that I’m here. 🙂

Since the start of this year we’ve been renovating, selling our house and buying a new one.  Is it really April?  Oh yeah soon I will be another year older.  I still think we are in February.  All good things but also things that can cause a lot of stress and less time for each other.  Living in this house  for five years, well, I’m reflecting a lot now.  We’ve had massive amounts of change and

New Home!

New Home!

abundance:  our budding romance,  then marriage, and then a beautiful baby.  We live in a wonderful neighborhood but our house is just simply too darn small.  We will embark on moving to a new home together (first time for us) in July.  We are giddy with excitement because we get to shop for new things like a COUCH [looking forward to a burn party for the one that we have now], drapes, etc…  As my husband said the other day, “We get to be in a real grown-up house and be grown-ups!”  ha ha.  This was a mimic from me a few months back.  But really we have been living with borrowed stuff and things that don’t quite match for far too long.  We are thrilled to have a beautiful newer home that will be modern and safe for our child.  The neighborhood is quiet and filled with families.  It is wildly different than anything either of us has ever experienced in our adulthood but we are really ready for this change.

Project 4 Awesomeness – National Novel writing month

Project 4 Awesomeness – National Novel writing month

Please help support National Novel Writing Month by voting for this video.  I really love this program because it gives me a chance to be creative every single day of one month.  It’s a journey that is so worthwhile that words can not describe how much!  This organization is a non-profit one and so every donation, award, or stipend they receive go towards programs for young writers AND class materials.  It’s all explained in the video.  Take a look and click the VOTE button.  And then next year join the madness, if you haven’t already!

http://www.projectforawesome.com/charity/national-novel-writing-month/p4a-national-novel-writing-month

4 years

Today WordPress informed me that this little blog has been going for four years.  Tomorrow also marks four years ago that I had my last cigarette. I recently celebrated with my husband 5 years of our relationship going strong. I think WOW we have come a long way, baby!  Isn’t it always the case that when we reach the end of a year or embrace the celebration of any kind of anniversary [i.e., relationship beginning, blog-writing “career”, stop smoking finally] that it makes one ponder how much change there really has been.  It is wonderful to know that you had it in you to change and kept going forward towards those things, people, and goals you really wished to achieve.

Writing scared!

Tomorrow is the last day of the National Writing month and the scary part; I have 10,000 words left to go!  AND I’m afraid of my story.  How funny is that!

Last night I was typing away and this plot line that I had previously introduced had come back to tie some loose ends.  I have to say its a perfect story arc but I really don’t want to write it.   When I introduced the idea earlier in the story,  I wrote it and jumped right out of it as fast as I could because I was getting scared of the images coming in my mind.  It’s especially frightening because I like to write at night.  I could hear every little tiny sound in the house which did not help matters much.  I reached 40k and said, “that’s enough for now.”  Now I wonder, how the heck does Stephen King do this all the time?  I also read once that Steven Spielberg has coulrophobia, an extreme or irrational fear of clowns, which is probably why the scene in Poltergeist was particularly scary.  My husband asked, “why are you writing this then?” because it answers a few questions left hanging but also it will make the story more interesting.  That doesn’t mean it doesn’t scare me.