Speechless

Some random blabber for you.

So I woke up this morning with the same thought I’ve had every morning for the last few weeks……I really need to work on a blog post.  I can come up with all kinds of excuses for being such a slacker.  Four baseball and softball games a week (courtesy of the niece and nephew), basketball games, a demanding job and trying to keep up with regular family life makes for one busy and exhausted gal.  However, this is what I love to do, and no amount of “busy” should keep me from doing what I love.  There’s no excuse for that.  Considering this…..here I am!  So when I logged in and saw it’s been THREE MONTHS since my last post…………SPEECHLESS!!

On another note, I live in Brevard County,  Florida, which is a little over an hour from Orlando.  The tragic events that have happened there over the past week have really felt way too close to home.  It is hard to escape thinking about it when it’s on every news channel, every website, all over social media and in the mouths of my friends and family.  I just don’t understand how so much hatred could fill one human being’s body to make them take the lives of others just for doing nothing at all, but simply being themselves.  It makes me so angry!  And then I see some of the ignorant posts on Facebook from people automatically pointing fingers at this or that.  How about we first finish mourning the loss of 49 Americans and then maybe…..just maybe…..we can understand that the shooter (a/k/a many other choice words I won’t quite use right now) is really the one to blame here.  Sure, there might be other things that can be done to try and prevent this or that, but ultimately, put that pointing finger away for now!  What ever happened to accountability?  Again…….SPEECHLESS!!

On a more positive note, I am picking back up on my children’s book.  I basically have it finished and just need to fine tune a few things (names of characters, towns, etc.) but I feel pretty damn good about it so far.  I have been hitting a wall on coming up with the specific names, but hopefully some creative bug will slap me on my head soon.  Anybody have any suggestions?

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Discouraged

So I’m feeling a bit discouraged today.  I know it’s only been 2 weeks and 1 day since I started my journey, but I’m still at square one.  I haven’t made any progress on my storyline or characters.  I only have 1 blog follower, so I’m not optimistic about getting advice and suggestions.  I definitely have an issue with patience (I need to work on that) and I’m an instant gratification type of person.  And so my pattern begins.  Typically I have a few days of being discouraged and then I quit.  Obviously, I will try my best to not let that happen this time….but we shall see.  I just wish my creativity would slap me in the face every once in a while.  That’s not too much to ask for, is it?

Stumped

Happy two days after Halloween!  After spending one of my favorite holidays at Disney (imagine that), I came home and revved up my thinking machine for more storyline ideas.  It may come as no surprise, but here I sit….stumped yet again.  Why do I make this so much harder than it should be?  It’s what I always do, which usually ultimately leads to the death of my dream.  Again, I am trying to make this time different.  I will not let this storyline (or lack thereof) defeat me!  There is so much around me to get inspiration from.  I just need to open my eyes.

In the meantime, I need to read up on how to get blog followers.  How on earth will I get advice or suggestions if nobody is reading it?  Help!