New Schedule for the New Year

It’s that time again! The time when I randomly throw you for a loop by changing the basic format of this blog. Yay! …

No, but for reals. 2019 is going to be WHAT’S UP!!! I am so excited for this schedule NO JOKE. You should be too! It’s basically a whole year of story time and a TON of craziness.

So each season has its own theme. Here they are as follows:

JANUARY & FEBRUARY: THEATER HIJINKS AND SHENANIGANS

What you can expect this season is lots of mishap stories from my years as an actress. I LOVE live-theater-gone-wrong stories, so I’m dedicating a whole two months to it. You might also see a cameo from a stage play writing sample of mine.

MARCH, APRIL, MAY: TALES FROM THE SCHOOLYARD

Basically what the name implies. Here you’ll get lots of childhood stories. I’m going to talk about my family and how I grew up. And I’m hoping to put in some writing samples from the single digit years.

JUNE, JULY, AUGUST: SUMMER OF LOVE

I don’t know why whenever I write “Summer of Love” I get “Jungle of Love” stuck in my head… like that’s not even the lyrics, but okay.

My five year anniversary is coming up so I felt like I wanted to be annoying and talk about that. To offset the cheesiness I’ll also throw in embarrassing stories, “Crush themed” of course!

SEP, OCT, NOV: ALL THINGS CREEPY AND CRAWLY

So next fall you’ll read about my experiences with ghosts and the paranormal. How I make a fool of myself by being scared of everything. Chilling writing samples (obviously!) And whatever crazy thrills I can think of.

DECEMBER: A SURPRISE…

This may or may not be a surprise to me too.  But I have some pretty cool ideas…

This year is special because I’m gathering tons of outside crazy stories from others and hope to do a “collective storytime” at least once a quarter. And then regularly I will give you updates on my life, my little boys and my authorly efforts. Feel free to subscribe to be notified every time a new post comes out.

Stay tuned and Happy 2019 everyone!

TTFN

Hello wonderful followers and friends!

I just wanted to take this week to let you know that I am allotting myself a proper maternity leave so there will be no new posts in the month of November. Sorry, dear readers! I will be back on the first Thursday of December to let you in on all news book and baby!

(PS- I don’t know if you noticed but I re-did all my projects pages and they are so pretty and squeaky clean now, feel free to click around!)

Thank you for your support!

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Novel Update Also New Blog Schedule

Hey there, hi there, ho there.

So I’ve been writing a book, which you may have already heard about. If you were wondering how that is going… Ummmmmm… THIS GIRL IS ON FI-ARE!!!

Like I’m not even sure what is going on. I wrote the entire first draft in twenty freaking days. And I guess that wasn’t over-achiever enough for me because I revised and rewrote the entire second draft the following month. So that means, that from the 1st of November to the 28th of December, I wrote, redrafted and rewrote a 200 page novel.

While also designing covers. While also being a mom of a toddler. While also holidays and stuff. Whaaaaaat even happened? Like maybe I’m actually a cyborg or something? Because I don’t even know how that could have actually been a thing.

But yeah! That happened. Will that happen again in my life? I doubt it. But right now my little book is pushing right along. Only three people have read it so far, but the numbers are adding up quickly. Right now, I have two critique partners scrutinizing their way through it, as well as an editor lined up. Even though this process is going quick for me (NOT NORMAL) I’m still trying to be thorough and am planning on a few more drafts (Started draft three today WHAT EVEN). Depending on what the editor says I’ll likely be sending it off to agents in the summer. (AAAAAAAAAAAAH!)

So that’s crazy.

 

Also a while back I posted a survey asking what I should do with the blog in 2018. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF YOU requested that I please keep the embarrassing stories segment… which I have tons of material for so that’s not a problem. I was glad to see that the “story time format” was so well loved, because I have soooo many stories outside of the embarrassing realm. Which brings me to this…

I am adding a second monthly story time called “The Craziest Things That Have Ever Happened to Me”

You can expect the first installment of that next Thursday, where I tell you something that happened to me just last week. Very exciting. Subscribe so that you don’t miss a single ridiculous story.

Here’s a visual representation of the 2018 schedule:

Week 1: Mommy Post / Family Things

Week 2: Embarrassing Stories

Week 3: Writing Updates / Samples / Various Essays

Week 4: The Craziest Things That Have Ever Happened

Occasional Week 5: Lazy Recipes

HALP PLS

It’s almost the end of the year. I started this blog six months ago (wow, that went fast). I’m trying to get an idea of what worked and what didn’t and how am I going to press forward in 2018.

SoooOOOOOooooo

Can you help me?

I just want your opinion on the blog so far and what you would want more of for next year. I have a survey if you’d be so kind. What was boring, what was good, you tell me. It’s anonymous so I can’t even hate you personally for being honest. You’re the one reading it, your voice should be heard!

 

Welcome to the blog!

 

Wow, you look amazing! Have you been working out or something? You are killin’ it right now with that soft glow of the screen on your face.

Anyways, thanks so much for reading. If you continue to follow along, here are some of the things you can expect to see…

A Mommy Blog: Chronicling the adventures of raising a small child.

Embarrassing Stories: The best stories are humiliating ones, so here I present my dumbest moments for your entertainment.

Recipes for Lazy Cooks: I’m a super lazy cook. I try to find the easiest and most doable meals possible and share the tastiest with you.

Project Updates: The main reason for this blog is to promote myself as a writer, so what better way to do that than to let you in on what I’m currently writing.

Small Business Shout Outs: At the end of each of my posts I try to feature a local business, consultant, creative pursuit… if you are interested in being featured please contact me. It’s a free service.

Every Thursday I will upload a new post

Formal Schedule
1st week: Mommy Post
2nd week: An embarrassing story
3rd week: Writing projects
4th week: A recipe for Lazy cooks
5th week: Bonus week! Could be inspirational, could be stupid. It’s a mystery.

If any of that sounds interesting to you be sure to FOLLOW by entering your email in the box that says to do so and I’ll be seeing you around every Thursday.