I am trying to beat my book ADHD by tackling my big list on Good Reads of “Currently Reading” list. I want to finish one book at a time and the only way to start that is by knocking down my active list. I just finished Passion, which this is a third installment in the series and frankly I hated it. It seems Lauren Kate’s writing gets worse as the series progresses. The whole time travel thing I know needed to happen to unveil a few things and to move some plots along. But, she had it go on for way too long and she was jumping around all over the place that I got confused. The ending was revealed and shed some light on the curse and maybe a loophole…I dunno….the way she wrote it I’m going to have to read a spark notes to understand it. I want to quickly finish the series and get it over with because once I start something I want to finish it. I also have a collecting problem. When I bought the first book it was all right and the ending was good so I got the second book…I didn’t care too much for the second book. Then you know…after that I HAD to collect the rest of the series. I have all four books and even the companion novel (Fallen in Love), but I know there is another book about Cam and Lilith…that I will not read. I don’t even know if I will read that other companion novel after I finish the fourth book. I want this series to be done and over with. I bought a lot of new books, but I promised myself to finish my list first before moving on. I guess only time will tell if I can break my own reading curse of constantly reading books, but hardly finishing a single novel once in a blue moon. So far I am making progress and have finished three novels since the beginning of the new year. ^^
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Tomorrow is Halloween and I have the pleasure of doling out sugary treats among the masses to little humans dressed up as imaginary and fictitious characters. Hopefully I myself do not slip into a sugary coma myself because a diabetic coma would not be good. After Halloween I want to lose 11 pounds by November 18th and I think I can do that. I’m all gung ho about this because I need to fit into my old pair of jeans for a cosplay for a convention that weekend.
Anyway, the bigger plan for Halloween night is to also watch scary thrillers and Halloween themed movies while gorging on air popped popcorn drizzled in melted butter. I learned my lesson last year not to be pre-occupied by gaming because it was a hassle to keep getting up and down from my game cave to the front door. This wasn’t a physical challenge as it was more a hearing challenge. I couldn’t hear the door bell from my game cave. I want to dress up as something when I answer the door, but I figure I don’t want to because I am lazy. If I was going to a Halloween party then that is a different story.
I hope everyone’s Halloween night is fun and exciting. Make sure to make smart choices and be safe.
Posted in blogging, Fitness, Health, Holidays, Uncategorized
Tagged blog, blogger, blogging, diabetes, donuts, Fun, Halloween, Halloween2017, Health, jeans, sugary treats, writer, writing
Has anyone ever read and/or enjoyed the Chicken Noodle Soup books? I have a few of them that I can count on my hand. Right now I currently picked up off my book shelf is “Chicken Noodle Soup for the Ocean Lover’s Soul” and I am enjoying it more than the other ones I have bought. I feel that the ocean can teach us a lot of things and that it is wise and ancient. These stories fit right in with my love for the ocean and its creatures.
I’ve also been reading “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed on my phone through the kindle app. I feel like with her writing I am on the PCT right along with her. Maybe while doing Laundry on Sundays I should just pretend I’m at a Laundry mat and I have to spend all day out there and the only comfort is reading. Then maybe I can get more reading done. You know, tune out the noise of everything and meditate and relax. It’s not like it’s really noisy where I live, but it’s hard to get into that peaceful meditative state. I should practice that more so I can calm my mind and my soul. If it’s not outside noise then it’s too noisy in my head. No one worry I don’t hear voices or anything like that. My brain is always active especially when my anxiety is high or if I am stressing or both.
Everyone should try practicing meditation and take twenty minutes out of their day to have some me time.
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Tagged blog, blogger, Blogs, Books, Books and Reading, Chicken Noodle Soup books, Meditation, read, Reading, reading is fun, writing
I am more than determined to write this novel and get it done before summer ends. This way all I have to do is edit stuff through out fall and winter. I know I can do this despite a lot of academic challenges and doubts that I may have. I have also been really thinking about using a pen name if and when it ever gets published. It’s something different from the usual vampire love story, werewolf, fantasy, sci-fi, or a story about wizards. You know the usual norm that kicks off as the latest story book trend. I’m putting some other creature in the spotlight this time.
I’ve been writing in parts instead of chapters because my mom edits it and she thinks chapters should end after five paragraphs and I argue with her that it makes it too short. Then when I started double spacing it for easier editing she allowed for more paragraphs, but I still think that makes for very short chapters. Maybe I should market my book with short chapters to teens with short attention spans? Well, I do want my book to get kids to think about reading and to actually get them to read. I want to revolutionize the young adult book genre.
So I guess I am finally getting very passionate about something. Not that I have never ever been passionate about something, but I have gotten excited and have hobbies and I have been passionate about them. The thing is I tend to not complete things because either something else catches my interest or I lose that passion or get unexcited because it’s not new anymore. If anyone is reading this just for your information do not judge my writing on my blog posts. I can write when I concentrate, but when I blog it’s just letting go and typing stuff up and doing free writes to have freedom. I don’t want to be worried about correctness at every turn because then that takes a toll on my brain. Wish me luck and hopefully more writing ideas pop into my brain. ^^;
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Tagged blog, blogger, blogging, Books, inspiration, Life, novel writing, Novels, passion for writing, Reading, stories, writing, writing novels, writing project
Sorry, I know I have not blogged in a long while. I had a small “depression and anxiety spell”. This sometimes happens when it gets closer to the date of when my father passed. I did manage not to completely stop going to the gym. I also got caught up with watching American Ninja Warrior again. I think I want to train for it again and what stopped me last time is I realized heights were actually involved on the show and I am afraid of heights. I want to overcome this fear by getting fit and trying my hand at Spelunking to conquer this fear.
I am afraid of a doctor’s appointment at the end of the month of July. It is not my regular doctor, but a podiatrist and I am not too happy that my regular doctor said since I am diabetic it is now mandatory to see a foot doctor. I’m afraid they will not be very nice and do things to my feet that might be scary and/or painful and I just do not want to go. In other news though I started writing my novel! Yay! Mom is editing the first chapter and I realized I should have double spaced it for easier editing. I am currently writing chapter three….
Yes I can count! Here’s the thing…while editing my mom said my first chapter was too long and broke it up into two. Hence, I need to start writing chapter three. I need to read more books for practice and I know my reading has slowed down, but I will get back on the horse so to speak. Back to the gym tomorrow morning as well. I keep forgetting I have training to do for my half marathon that I am suppose to be able to walk and complete September 2018. When things are really far away into the future I tend to forget about them. ^^;
Good news is I lost ten pounds. 🙂
- Bookshelf Life
- Gamer 4 Life
- Current Obsessions
Posted in blogging, Books and Reading, Doctor Visit, Fitness, gym, half marathon, Health, Summer, Training, Uncategorized, writing
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When I mean crunch time…
I mean at work has been really super busy and we are reorganizing and getting ready for new people and stuff…I can not divulge further than that. It’s classified. 🙂
I will probably go back to regular blog updates as soon as my vacation starts and things start slowing down. I will be seriously writing my novel this summer because it is now or never. This will also be the tenth time starting it over. Once I got as close as to nine chapters before I realized I was copying a cliche plot that was another plot from a book that I read in middle school when I re-found said book recently and smacked myself on the forehead and had a “D’oh” moment.
Also I had caffeine this morning…
I need to make sure I do not rant and/or ramble on here.
- BookShelf Life – I think I will use the Games 4 Life format rather than month to month because it gets too crazy.
- Gamer 4 Life
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I had some diet soda on Saturday night because I had not had any for awhile. I also did this as an experiment. Then something happened the next morning when I got on the scale. I gained two pounds apparently. Yes, you can chock it up to (especially for women) the body’s weight fluctuates, and one should not weigh themselves frequently. Whenever I go on these health journeys I always find myself frustrated, bewildered, and I want instant gratification. I know logically that the weight gain did not happen over night because it was a combination of many years of bad food choices and lack of motivation to be active. It certainly is not going to come off in a fort night just because I cranked up my activity level and started making better food choices.
As far as diet soda goes, in my opinion, is worse than regular soda and yet I can not drink that either because I am diabetic. I might as well drink battery acid because soda is not good for you period. When I drink diet soda I get bad cramps in my legs and headaches, my stomach is bloated, and I start craving sugary and heavily starched foods. I notice once I stop drinking this crap (and it takes a good while) that I stop craving a lot of the bad things that are not good for my body. I mean it doesn’t eliminate all, but at least I’m not jumping out of my seat and a voice telling me I need these bad foods. It is an addiction that leads to more bad addictions…in a dietary way.
Also, the caffeine is not good for my anxiety. Yes, caffeine makes anxiety ten times worse or a hundred times worse depending on how much of the stuff you ingest. I could jump and leap to paranoid conclusions that make no sense in a single bound. In worse case scenarios upon drinking too much caffeinated diet soda I have more panic attack episodes even when I am not anxiously thinking about something. The anxiety is manageable and almost non existent when I keep up with my exercise routine and not ingesting any caffeine, but more importantly when I am not drinking any diet soda. I am convinced that other chemicals especially the fake sugars are doing something to my brain as well. I also know for a fact that my anxiety is a lot better when after a few months of adequate exercise, a good diet, and meditation (with a bit of yoga) I become a healthier happier person mentally and physically.
The only reason I wound up having some diet soda this weekend was before the diet I thought I drank and got rid of them all in my fridge, but only to discover I had one more box of 12 cans in the kitchen closet while cleaning. With any addiction it’s important to get rid of any temptation, and I should have done a more thorough inspection of my kitchen…
No worries, no one is perfect, and when we fall we get back up on the horse and try again. As long as we keep trying (even if there are setbacks) and do not give up it is still doing more than doing nothing. So, yes diet soda is the devil and that is my story and I am sticking to it.
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