Hello my wonderful readers,
I have been on a self imposed time out from writing, except working on my novel.I have been enjoying writing at my own pace. I believe that this may be the best I have ever written. When I write at the NaNoWriMo pace, I tend to just write, write, write and not worry about editing till the writing is over. Then when I look at what I have written, I am overwhelmed with the editing that needs to be done. I have taken to writing five or so chapters then go back and look them over to make sure I do not have gaping plot holes.
I still have to go back and work on Carrie Anne, but the work that needs done is a little daunting. I really do need to do that. I believe in myself and I think I could get it published. I need to hire an editor, but that will have to wait because I love what I am writing now.
Christmas was great in the Erickson household. I ran over to my sister (Irene) house to visit with her and her son a few days before Christmas. It was nice spending time talking with her. Then my dad & mom came back with me to our house for Christmas eve and Christmas day. We got up at six in the morning on Christmas day to open gifts. Nick had gotten off work and he needed to sleep so we all got up when he came home.
My husband spoiled me rotten for Christmas. He got me a TARDIS jewelry box, a David Tennant Pop figure, a Hello Kitty tea pot. I have been having tea parties with my kitty Mawow. Mawow’s name was Bobby, but I decided to teach him how to meow since he was a shy little boy who only answers to Mawow. (my fault, but it so funny that he listens to me when I meow at him.)
My husband’s big gift was a gift certificate to finish his sleeve tattoo. In fact, he just made the appointment for next week.I cannot wait until it’s finished. I will share pictures when it’s done.
Did you make any New Years resolutions? I did my normal and posted them on the back of the front door so I will see them every time I go downstairs. Mine are to keep in touch with my family more, to take care of my husband and Mawow, to remember to take care of myself and to read at least 52 books this year. I am already on #3.
The first book that I read was “Speak,” by Laurie Halse Anderson. I was browsing Netflix one evening and I came across the movie. I decided to watch it and then I wanted to see if there was a book. There is always so much more in the book. I won’t go into much detail, but a teenager was sexually assaulted at party and retreats into herself as she is tormented by her fellow classmates. The movie and the book are both worth the time to watch and read.
The second book I have read this month is “This Book Loves You,” by Pewdiepie. If you aren’t sure who Pewdiepie is I recommend going to YouTube and giving his videos a peek. He can be a little offensive, so keep that in mind.
His book pokes fun at all the quotes that we use to get through life. I think my favorite is “If you ever feel sad, just remember even unicorns probably have diarrhea every once in a while.” I am so glad Nick isn’t reading over my shoulder. I can hear the sigh and see him shaking his head.
Well, that’s all for now my friends. I am going to get ready to play some Wizard101 with my friend.
I hope that you find peace, love & happiness in your life.