Which, I'm sorry, I find this kind of hilarious! Well, I guess it could be kind of depressing, but Kristen Lamb jokes about the bots on her website keeping her company, and now she's super well known. Everyone starts somewhere! But honestly, most days no one stops by, so I was all like 'A visitor!', … Continue reading My Only Visitor Today Was a Bot Selling Visitors
You know how when you're a kid, meeting up with your friends is easy and requires very little planning? Yeah, not that way as an adult, especially when we only make it into town where they live once every few months. We have to drive two hours to see anyone, and I try to reach … Continue reading Scheduling As An Adult Is Full of Angst
(Or we're not made of plastic.) One of the things I worry about in that far distant future of publication, should I ever be happy enough with my own work to through it into the self pubbed wilds is covers. I haven't found any stock models (hush, of course I'm looking early, that's what I … Continue reading Cover Art and a Reminder That Skin Has Texture
Today a woman asked me when I was expecting, and I was all 'Nope, sorry, just fat!', and she was super embarrassed, and now I feel bad for her. I mean, I wasn't hurt or even really offended, but she was so upset! So now I'm thinking I'm kind of a jerk because I was … Continue reading Not Pregnant, Just Fat
So, if you aren't already familiar with her, Kristen Lamb is a social media and platform/brand expert. Her book, 'Rise of the Machines' has been a huge help with my decision of how to blog, and I will admit I've taken her blogging class. Her biggest point is that people want to connect to you as … Continue reading Kristen Lamb and How I Decide What to Post
Now I can't find it posted yet, so you're going to have to take this on hearsay, but I photobombed a video for our local tech school (in which buildings I work) today. I was buying caffeine (for the fifth time, did I mention I didn't sleep well?) and inadvertently walked out behind the cafeteria … Continue reading Photo Bomb!
I read. I read a lot, although I tend to stick to Fantasy and Urban Fantasy. I love magic and supernatural things! Paranormal Romance is okay but a little too heavy on the romance, which does make sense as it IS romance, but it isn't my preferred genre. I also read Young Adult (YA) in … Continue reading Reverse Harem: A Surprising (and Engrossing!) Genre I Wasn’t Aware Of
It's no secret that depression often includes a lack of energy and general apathy. My house often reflects this. My husband cleans, but when I'm depressed I can barely dress, cook for myself, and attend work, much less do dishes and laundry. So, while the house isn't impossible, there's only so much my husband can … Continue reading The Biggest Difference Between Mania and Depression Is How Clean My House Is
(Spoiler: I talk about pooping.) I've been sick since the Friday before last, starting out mildly enough with a stomach ache and culminating this Friday with vomiting, whenever I eat, heartburn, and terrible gut pains. No body aches. No fever. I was baffled until I talked to my mother, and she reminded me that I … Continue reading EDS and the Stomach That Wouldn’t
So, in my family, it's traditional for the girl to propose. And, seriously, we don't give guys enough credit for how NERVE-WRACKING the whole experience is! But, I get ahead of myself. I met my husband on OKCupid. Not even on purpose. I saw his account, thought he was too young but brave for trying, … Continue reading How I Got the Boy… and Kept Him
So I'm going to put out an unpopular opinion here. One of the biggest parts of maintaining relationships throughout my mood swings is taking responsibility for all the stupid things I do and say when manic and occasionally when depressed. Because, let's face it. I may not have been thinking clearly, and I may have … Continue reading Taking Responsibility for My Actions Despite Mental Illness
Did you know that I'm my mother's birthday present? I was born six weeks early, just two days after her birthday! So, we've shared our birthdays my entire life, even often having shared cakes. Now, to add to the coincidence, my birthday is the same as my husband's grandfather's, and my mom's birthday is the … Continue reading It’s My Birthday! And my mom’s! And my father-in-law’s! And my boss’s!