Already, it’s been one year since Nerdgasm was published. Nerdgasm, in case you missed it, is my debut novel, and my first contribution to the Hearth and Forge world that Misty Carlisle, Becca Patterson, Sammie Maxwell and I write in.[Continue Reading]
This summer has been a fun one, I guess. We’re back on at the Y, we’ve been to the beach, we’ve been to the waterpark a couple times, the kids have gone to the cabin with Grammy and Grampy, my daughter is now six and repeating Kindergarten because she wasn’t as ready for it as we thought last year, my son is still eight and has moved on to 3rd grade, school will be starting in just a few weeks, and my craptop—I mean laptop—crapped out on me again. This time, it’s more than just another key giving up the ghost. This time, it won’t get out of a “login-sorry there’s a problem restart-can’t fix the problem without you telling me what to do” loop. It’s currently with my bestie’s tech husband, so I’m crossing my fingers but not holding my breath. So that’s where I’m at. I’m on my hubby’s laptop right now to let y’all know what’s what. (It’s a dinosaur — it’s still running Windows 7, hence the need for a new one.)
I’m just ridiculously stressed out. Too much happening that hits too close to home (or quite literally in my home and driveway, in 2 cases).
I’ve been pouring myself into my writing lately, which is fine, and trying to stay off social media (not cool! It’s how I connect with you, my followers!). The thing is, there’s been SO MUCH negativity lately, that it’s beginning to eat at me. I’ve been trying to shut it down as much as I can, while still being active on Twitter and Facebook. I have to admit, the best parts of my time on Twitter lately, has been bantering with @authormisty, @mreauow, @authorbkyveli, and @devinharnois. We’ve had gif wars and silly conversations and an occasional rant. Also talk about Yuri on Ice.*
I’ve been much quieter on Facebook, only checking once every few days. I get dragged into the cess-pool of Trump’s idiot self, and I just get angry. And while it’s good to get angry, and step up and do something about it, it’s equally (or possibly even more so) harmful to stay angry. I like being happy. I like laughing. I like having something positive to say.
And I have seen plenty of positive. While I’m seeing protests and people fighting back, I see them standing up and showing the world who we really are.
Anyway, I know I rambled a lot on here, and I’m tired of all the negativity, so let’s do something together, and let’s all say something positive. Let’s all be a little light, shining like a beacon in a stormy night to guide a lost ship home. Let’s all be the harbor — be that place of safety that welcomes the lost and wounded and scared with open arms and warm blankets and hot cocoa. Be the smile, the hug, the compliment, that makes someone’s day.
So… my positive thing: My house is a mess and I don’t care (though a bit less messy would be nice). Because it means we have a roof over our heads, and a place we call home.
*Back to that Yuri on Ice thing. Seriously, it’s my feel-good piece right now. I love Yuri and Viktor, and I just want to squishy cuddle them both. And it’s anime. It’s in Japanese. It’s subtitled. And I don’t care. THEY MAKE ME SMILE. It’s that simple. Which reminds me… I need to go watch an episode. Curious? Here’s the link! (There are 12 episodes.)
And because I’ve needed them a lot lately…