TGIF

Welp, I am done with my first week back to college! Not so bad…

Since I haven’t taken a college math course since 2008 I had to start off in basic algebra :/ but the awesome thing is I can work as fast as I want. I’ve already taken (and passed) my first exam in it and I could see myself completing the course in a little over a month! (If I do a unit a week – which there is a total of 5 and then the final)

I’m also taking intro to computer programming, which is definitely an interesting course and I think that I’ll enjoy it. My only other class is discrete structures (aka discrete mathematics) and I think it will be enjoyable as well. Next time I meet with my adviser I’m going to see if I can get a minor in math without doing too many extra classes just because I’m taking so many math classes for my degree in the first place and it’d be cool to have another degree ๐Ÿ˜‰

I decided to drop the earth science class just because since it’s my first semester at this university I want to get to know the place and get back into the groove of college. Don’t want to overload myself and end up doing poorly just because I have too much to do! Also, it sounded kind of boring and I didn’t want to be stuck in a class that the majority of other students are only taking for an easy science requirement. (it being the only lab science that doesn’t require any math.) I’d rather take physics and chemistry (which I will once I get the math prereqs out of the way.)

It’s been a crazy week. Trying to get into a new sleep schedule since I have 8am classes (my insomnia isn’t helping much.)

I have gotten a few chapters written for Inner Life! Whoo! Other than that, nothing.

Also, thanks to everyone that downloaded Inner Strength on it’s free promo days! (Please leave a review to let me know what you thought when you finish it! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d love you forever!) And also thanks to those who purchased Inner Peace! (same as above ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol)

I finally got a new computer! Now no more depending on my boyfriend’s! I’m sooo excited! Except for the fact that it has Windows 8 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I hate it. It’s definitely not developer friendly. Probably going to wipe it and install Windows 7 instead.

Also, we did go to Matsuricon in Columbus last weekend. It was fun! I got some awesome stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

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like this adorable Tonberry plush!

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and these super cute cat paw gloves! (plus things like white chocolate pocky, and hazelnut and orange chocolate kit kats from Japan.)

We also now have a squirrel that visits our deck pretty much every day. We’ve named her Pachirisu. She’s stolen pretty much all of the bird seed that I had put out and ignores the corn that we purchased for her. Go figure ๐Ÿ˜›

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The cats love her, of course.

Well, I think that’s about it! Hope I didn’t bore y’all ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cheers!

Hello :)

Hi, happy Thursday! I can’t believe the week is nearly over. I’m sure it has something to do with how late I’ve been staying up every night. Insomnia at least makes me get work on my books completed. I have finished formatting the print version for Inner Peace! I am so excited and I cannot wait until it comes out next week!

I just can’t get over how fast the year is going by. It’s nearly August! I only have about a month before I start school again and then the year will pass by in an even quicker blur. Oh well, it’s exciting! Also only have a month till we go to MatsuriCon! ๐Ÿ˜€ (Need to finish making my boyfriend’s cosplay for it. ๐Ÿ˜› )

I’m going to start trying something new. I’m tired of the same old food that I keep cooking so I decided that each week I’d pick a different culture to try out new recipes from. I’m starting next week and I’ve picked Japan. Since we always shop for two weeks of food I need to decide what other culture I want to do for the week after that. Any suggestions?

Well, the cats are freaking out because someone is mowing the grass so I better go make sure they’re ok

Cheers!

Just some news :D

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Yup, the release date for Inner Peace is August 1st! Just a little over a week away! I’m so excited ๐Ÿ˜€

So mark your calendars and get ready to go back to Ferrum!

I can’t wait! And now, here’s an excerpt for y’all.

โ€œLeave this place and do not come back until you are at least able to give us a battle.โ€ Ignis commanded.

I looked over at the chimera and noticed that all four heads were glaring at me with open hostility. I took that as my queue to obey and hastily made my way back down the path and out through the metal door. I heard the flapping growing dimmer and assumed that it must have sunk back into the fire or wherever it was when we had arrived.

I stepped out of the humid room and buckled over, gasping and resting my hands on my knees. That was definitely not what I had been expecting and I didnโ€™t know if I really ever wanted to go back there.

Strength was right behind me and shut the door. It then just stood beside me, waiting for me.

โ€œYou know, instead of taking me to see that thing you could have just told me about it,โ€ I snapped as I stood up straight and glared at my being.

It just stared at me with a blank expression on its face.

โ€œFine. Whatever. You can send me back to myself now.โ€ I had my arms crossed so tightly I wasnโ€™t sure that I would be able to uncross them.

Strength smirked and said, โ€œI knew I still had the stronger connection with you than Peace did.โ€

โ€œWhatโ€™s that supposed to mean?โ€ I snapped angrily.

โ€œIt means, you are going to make Peaceโ€™s work a lot harder and mine easier. You just continue to listen to me and youโ€™ll have the rest of my powers before you know it.โ€

I tilted my head to the side and squinted my eyes as I thought. โ€œBut, Peace told me that following only one of my beings will probably throw everything out of balance… Iโ€™m supposed to listen to you both and then decide. I have access to Peace so Iโ€™m not just going to ignore her in order to make you even stronger than what you are. In fact, I probably need to keep strengthening her so that she can keep you in your place better!โ€

Strengthโ€™s face darkened and it snarled, โ€œFine, but donโ€™t expect to receive any more of my powers until you can prove yourself to me.โ€

I was going to make a snappy retort when I felt my vision shifting as everything started to go dark. So Strength was going to kick me out of my dream world just because I pissed it off? I was definitely going to go to Peace next time I had a free moment.

Guess what?!

Inner Peace is completed! ๐Ÿ˜€ I am sooooo excited! Got it finished last night – sure I stayed up till 1:30 but it was worth it! Of course the “funnest” part begins… The editing, but after that it’ll be ready for publishing and I cannot wait!
I’ll be having the cover reveal for it in a week or so. We’re leaving to spend the 4th with my boyfriend’s family, so it’ll probably be sometime next week when we get back.

Well, Camp Nano started today. I don’t know if I want to try it out or not. I’ve never done it since I never bothered looking up what it actually was until this year :p but now I’m tempted to give it a whirl. Maybe go ahead and do the second book in Cats’ Biographies instead of waiting until November like I had planned. We shall see… I suppose this is the last non busy month that I’ll have.

Well, I probably won’t be around till next week since there’s stuff to get taken care of before leaving town, so if I’m not back I’d like to wish y’all a very happy 4th! and be back soon!

Cheers

Morning has come too soon.

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Goodmorning. I wish I was still asleep, but my boyfriend thought it was a good idea to have the cats wake me up before 8am (even though my insomnia kept me awake till sometime after 2am.)
At least being up so late was productive since I got more completed with Inner Peace. I did reach my word count goal (!) and, yup, there’s more to write. I’m just stuck right now trying to figure out exactly where I want to leave the story. I’m thinking a good cliffhanger might do, something that will leave you dying to read book 3 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh, sadly plans fell through for Pokecon ๐Ÿ˜ฆ but now we will be going to a different con (I forget its name) in August and that’ll be in Columbus. So at least the work I was doing on the outfits won’t be for waste ๐Ÿ˜›
We also have a voucher for a horseback ride/lesson in Kentucky that we need to go to sometime before I get too busy with classes. Can’t wait! I can’t believe that it’s nearly July. Time just continues to fly.

Well my brain keeps wandering so I better just close this post and get busy on writing/reading/crocheting/gaming or whatever catches my fancy.

Cheers!

 

Dear Insomnia,

Sorry to put it bluntly but, I hate you. I want to sleep when I want to sleep. Not when you finally release me to fall into an exhausted slumber that hardly refreshes me enough for the day ahead. I’m tired of you being so controlling with my life.
No, I do not want to stay up all night and then become so exhausted that I fall asleep in the middle of the day and then feel terrible when I wake up. It is not fun and I am very tired of you constantly returning to me.
You give me this false pretense that you’ve finally given up on me and are going to let me live a normal life. But then you have to shatter that lovely illusion by coming back and haunting me for weeks on end. Will you please listen and just – GET LOST! Forever.

Thank you.

 

Now I had actually been doing pretty good on the sleeping, but for the past week I can’t get myself to fall asleep when I want/need to.

On the plus side I am 5000 words short of my goal for Inner Peace! I don’t see why I can’t finish it up tomorrow (if I don’t end up going back to it tonight since I can’t seem to get to bed.)
When I write I always set some sort of word count goal for the book so I have something to help keep me focused and also so I don’t end up putting the entire series into one book ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Guardians of Ferrum is set at 80k, though they tend to be a bit more once editing takes place and of course actually finishing the story. I’m thinking that I’ll probably end up hitting 80k and still not be done. I’d say, realistically, it’ll probably be more of a 90-100k. Which is still completely doable before the weekend is over. (Though I probably will be working on all my crocheting projects so I don’t know if I will stay focused like I should, and my bf bought me a new video game today soooo – yea it might not end up happening after all.)

Ok, I better quit blogging or I’m just going to waste everyone’s time ๐Ÿ˜›

Cheers!

Happy Friday!

So I just realized it’s actually Friday! All week I’ve been behind a day. Yay for the weekend! No plans, and probably won’t do anything different from a normal day of the week, but y’all have an awesome one ๐Ÿ˜€

I do need to go to the store and get some yarn. A friend of mine is going to have a baby so I want to crochet a baby blanket for her. Just add that to all the other crocheting projects that I currently have. I’m crocheting my boyfriend’s and my cosplays for pokecon, plus I need to make an owl and a rat as surprise for a couple other friends, and then there’s the 100 mini crabs to finish up (I’ve only done 3). And I always find something new to do.

crocheted tail for my cosplay – shiny Espeon

In the writing world, I’ve been finding that by staying up late I actually get a whole lot more work done than I normally do in the day. Maybe because everything is quiet, there’s nothing to distract me, and the cats aren’t going bonkers anymore – they’re the biggest distraction.
I am super excited though because I am seriously almost done with Inner Peace! I was checking it again this morning and I don’t see it won’t be completed by this weekend! Of course that means more work, but also I can actually see a release date coming for it very soon! Just want to jump up and down and scream because I’m so happy ๐Ÿ˜€
The series just keeps on getting better the more I work on it! The characters keep dragging me down unexpected routes and things have changed so dramatically from my initial plans that I’ve given up trying to plot it out to the end.

Well, the cats are acting all crazy (they do that when I don’t feed them exactly when they want to be fed :p ) So I better go and get all of us some breakfast. (Plus I want to take a break from the computer and play some Pokemon :p )
I’ll leave you with a picture of my kitten Ichigo to brighten your day ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers!

 

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