Saturday, September 28, 2013


So, I started this weekend on a quest to write 20,000 words. unfortunately, everything possible went wrong this far. My son got sick at school which filtered over to his evening last night and him being unable to stay at the planned dance. Instead of having a quiet night at home to write, my kids left the dance early and my family came over to check on my son. I did not even get an empty house until after 1am. Not that I am complaining because I am extremely appreciative of my family.

This morning I woke up ready to write only to get the sad news of a family member passing. It has really affected me and I am not anywhere close to being focused enough to write. I have decided I will try again next weekend. I will continue to do some publicity this weekend but I do not think I will do much writing.

Until next time...

Friday, September 27, 2013

DAY 1 20,000 WORDS TO GO!!!

So today I start my personal challenge of writing 20,000 words this weekend. I am 'supposed to start in an hour and half but I promise you, it seems as though anything and everything is trying to get in the way. I am not focused at all, so much going on right now I am getting a little worried that I may have to start later this evening...will update.....

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Can I Write 20,000 words in two days?

I am going to put myself to the test to see if I can write 20,000 words of my current book this upcoming weekend. Although I am in my first run, I want to try this this weekend. I remember when I was going my MA I would have a 25 or 30 page paper due and would not start on it until the night before. I would always get an A. It seems as though when my mind flows with ideas, I cannot stop.

I figure for me to complete this in two days I will need to follow these simple rules

1. Have a conversation with my children that I need their support this weekend by making sure they take the dogs out and keep the noise down. They have a dance to go to so it will be nice and quiet on Friday evening.

2. Make sure I have enough healthy foods before I get home on Friday. I will need to eat healthy and light so that I will not get tired while writing.

3. Turn my cell phone completely off at 5:00 pm EST Friday.

4.  Write 4,000 words on Friday evening.

5. Saturday I will not take the boys to get haircuts, no normal Saturday cleaning, no yard work. I will get up promptly at 7:00 am  EST to start back writing. (My children are old enough to prepare their own food so they will prepare their food for the weekend).

6. Write 8,000 until approximately 7:00pm EST Saturday. Only stopping for small snacks and bathroom breaks.

7. After 12 hours of non-stop writing, I will take time to lay down and decompress.

8. I will miss church on Sunday to get my last 8,000 words. I will be up again at approximately 7:00am EST.

9. I will end again at 7:00pm EST.

10. At this time, I will have completed my first round. I will give myself a week or so to start reviewing my first run.

This is my idea of how I will write this upcoming weekend. I do know things come up and we may not be able to complete the things we set out to do but I am determined to get this done. I will update this blog beginning Friday (after I complete my designated word count) to let you know how its is or is not going...

Until then, Happy Reading!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Scandal Returning 3 October 2013...

Must-See: 'Scandal' Season 3 Trailer

Olivia Pope is Back
Photo Credit: ABC via Getty Images
Gladiators, get excited! ABC has released the season 3 trailer for hit political series, Scandal.
According to Indiewire, the network will air an hour-long special before the first episode of season 3 premieres.
The special, titled Scandal: The Secret is Out, will air on October 3rd at 8pm, and the third season debut of the fiery drama will follow two hours later at 10pm.
Check out the steamy trailer below and let us know if you'll be tuning in.

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