Friday, June 26, 2015

Celebrate The Small Things: June 26, 2015



Celebrate the Small Things is hosted by Lexa Cain along with wonderful co- hosts Writing Off The Edge and The Cyborg Mom.

This week I am celebrating find the perfect new apartment to move into.  Before all the stress of actually moving starts.

What are you celebrating?



Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Express Yourself: June 8 to June 12, 2015


The Express Yourself Weekly Meme is hosted Bouquet Of Books and Entertaining Interests.  This week's topic is: You have 30 seconds to change your name, what is it?

This is easy, I would change my name to Gabriela Angel Dwyer.



Monday, June 22, 2015

Ready. Set. Write! June 22, 2015



Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at in our writing—planning, drafting, or revising. This year, RSW is being hosted by Alison MillerKaty UppermanErin FunkElodie Nowodazkij, and of course,  Jamie Morrow which is how I found it.

This week's check up is looking a little better.

1.  How I did on last week’s goals:

I got some writing done, I did not hit my goal of 1500 words but I did get a couple hundred in.  Sadly June is such a crazy month that it makes it hard to sit down and write.

I did get a slight start on purging my books, or I read a book and decided that I didn't want to keep it. Then decided I needed a second set of hands if I was going to make any actual progress on purging anything in my house to move.

I have drank a lot more water and feel better for it but still have migraines most days.

2.  My goal(s) for this week:


  • Write through the pain and hit at least 1000 words for the week or an hour a day.
  • Find orange-ish brown fur for fox tails so that it's not eating away at my mind and keeping me from focusing.
  • Clean up a short story that I found when I was organizing to move.

3.  A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:

What I wrote this week was: hectic.

4.  The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write):

Finding a way to write through my headaches.

5.  Something I love about my WiP:

That I am finally making the time to work on it.




Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Express Yourself: June 17, 2015


The Express Yourself Weekly Meme is hosted Bouquet Of Books and Entertaining Interests.  This week's topic is: Pick one of your 5 senses you find the most important to you.

Okay, so this is actually the topic from the beginning of the month but I am like always behind and I like it so I am posting it now.

I think that touch is probably the most important sense to me.  With all the sewing and crocheting and other crafting that I do I always have my hands on some sort of fabric or yarn or something and that tactile sensation is very important to me.  Not to mention all the typing and writing I do.









Currently: June 17, 2015

 Currently....

{I read Jamie Morrow's Currently every week and I always want to hop on board because it seems like such a fun way to keep you guys updated on the stuff going on in my life so here I am.}

Loving...

Not being sick.  I felt so lousy last week that just not feeling like that is really making my week this week. :)

Reading...

I had started reading War and Peace way back in January for The Pop Sugar Reading Challenge and it had hit a slump but now I have switched to listening to it on Audible while I am on the stair climber and we are back in action.  

Watching...

They put Season Two of Agents of Shield on Netflix so I am trying to binge watch that.  :)

Listening To...




I have gone on a Brittney Spears binge lately. 

Thinking About...

Moving.  I don't have an exact date but I do have a place so I have to have a honest go at downsizing all my stuff to fit into a slightly smaller apartment....I want to cry now. 

Anticipating...

Moving.  The kids will have their own rooms and they are really excited.

Wishing... 

That I had Samantha's power's from Bewitched, just to deal with the whole moving thing. ;)

Making Me Happy...

That summer sunshine.  

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ready Set Write! June 16, 2015



So this should have been up yesterday but I was super busy.

Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at in our writing—planning, drafting, or revising. This year, RSW is being hosted by Alison MillerKaty UppermanErin FunkElodie Nowodazkij, and of course,  Jamie Morrow which is how I found it.

1.  How I did on last week’s goals:

Recovering from being sick last week really threw me off my game but I did pull off some progress, so I am ok with that.  As long as I am moving forward.  I only hit 200 words on my WIP but I am happy with them so I am not going to beat myself up over it.  

I got in one work out so that was good given that I felt like I was going to die for most of the week.  Everything else pretty much fell out of my hands with the being sick.

2.  My goal(s) for this week:


  • Get 1500 words on my WIP.
  • Start purging my books
  • drink more water

3.  A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:

the hustle and bustle of the nurses in the halls

4.  The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write):

Being sick and not being able to do anything. :(

5.  Something I love about my WiP:

I love my characters they are really awesome and getting their voices out of my head makes me happy.