Coming Soon…

New book covers! This is a teaser because they weren't quuuuuuite ready in time for this post. But if you've read Still Water, you know about Phillip! He made it on both covers! I am SO STOKED, you have no idea. Hope to update you Monday.

NaNoWriMo Update!

As of right this moment, on Monday no less, I'm at 35,238 words! On day 14. The goal for today is 23,000 words so... I'm doing pretty well! I'm hoping to keep this book to about 50,000 words. Per usual, image is AI generated through Midjourney AI.

Surgery!

I'll be down and out for a bit. I had my tubal ligation this week, and I wrote posts in advance, but I can't promise you posts for next week just yet. Here's to hoping it went well!

Sketch Dump

I'm practicing painting gouache over existing drawings, but to do that I have to first have existing drawings! So, here are a few sketches I've done while working on how I want to sketch with these tools. Hamrib Art on YouTube gave me the inspiration. She does amazing gouache work over her pen sketches, and … Continue reading Sketch Dump

Booksy Ads

Taking my class, I ran across the idea of running ad promotions and the techniques involved. So I looked at the provided links, and it turns out that some of the popular platforms really aren't that expensive, Bargain Booksy for example, which is flagged on multiple lists as a 'buy whenever your 30 days waiting … Continue reading Booksy Ads

FEMA Does What Now?

A few of the preparedness types that I follow have been aggravated by a study done through Cornell University and FEMA. A study on preppers. First of all, here is the study in full. And here is a break down of interesting data from a prepper site. They point out some differences between the standard … Continue reading FEMA Does What Now?

What Should I Bring to the Food Pantry? 9 Essential Items You Wouldn’t Expect

I haven't always been financially stable. At my sickest, I was living off of the kindness of friends and the food pantry, and I remember vividly how hard that was. I also remember the ridiculous number of can of green beans I got every week. (Green beans have very few calories, and I can't eat … Continue reading What Should I Bring to the Food Pantry? 9 Essential Items You Wouldn’t Expect

Nintendo, Really?

My husband preordered Xenoblade 3's special edition. This means he spent months waiting for the page to go live, dropped everything when the notification from our watch site came through, and spent four hours sitting in queue, but he finally was able to buy it. Many, MANY people didn't get to and were left disappointed. … Continue reading Nintendo, Really?

All the Birthdays~!

Happy Birthday to Mom! Happy Birthday to my father-in-law! Happy Birthday to me! Today is the day between all of our birthdays, and we celebrated with the in-laws on Saturday and my family on Sunday! No celebrations today, and I spent most of the day working and cleaning, but ya'll. I got a hammock for … Continue reading All the Birthdays~!

Amazon Ads

So... I'm taking a class on Amazon ads. And I dutifully did my homework and set up an ad and put it in for moderation. It was flagged for my book being EROTICA. Ya'll. Ya'll, you've seen my blog. You might have read my book. Can you visualize me writing erotica, much less sharing it … Continue reading Amazon Ads

800 Posts!

My blog has reached 800 posts as of this one, so yay me for being consistent! I have been posting since early 2017, three times a week, with only a handful of misses. All things considered I'm doing pretty well! So, yay me! *confetti*

Garden Update!

We busted our tails this weekend to clean up and weed the garden this last weekend, so here are some photos! My squash are struggling and infested, so they don't look great. From one end of the garden: From the other end of the garden: The Greenstalks from one end: The other end: It's been … Continue reading Garden Update!

Cherry Pitting

I pitted my first batch of cherries, and let me tell you, if you want an axe murderer costume for Halloween? Pit some cherries. They're tiny little Nanking cherries, and I found that squeezing the pit out one side was the easiest way to work with them, but about every tenth cherry would squirt cherry … Continue reading Cherry Pitting

Grow All the Things!

Friday garden update time! These pictures were actually taken on Sunday because I do my blog posts on Sunday, so they're delayed a week or so. BUT! Behold, my green thumb. In the greenhouse! Tea, sequoia, vanilla orchid, coffee, bay laurel, mint, some seedlings, and an aloe vera that has had just a tad too … Continue reading Grow All the Things!

Bank Aggravation

My debit card expires this month. I'd been waiting patiently for the new card, but it never arrived, and when I went to check the banking website this week, it says it should have arrived in May. There are no transactions I didn't recognize, and I don't activate a card until I'm holding it, so … Continue reading Bank Aggravation

Creative Update

I've been busy this last week, even if I was feeling pretty awful. I got TWO of Holly's How to Revise Your Novel lessons done: And I'm plugging along on lesson 8. And then, I've fallen in love with watching artists paint in gouache, so much so that my husband is getting me a set … Continue reading Creative Update

Hose Reel

We've had JUST about enough of my dog getting tangled in the hose with his lead, so we finally folded and bought a hose reel. It's installed. It's hard for me to bend over and reel it up, BUT it's a lot harder to untangle and uncooperative dog from a hose. So, what do you … Continue reading Hose Reel