Archive for March, 2011

Upcoming plans

March 29, 2011

Work is going well enough, I guess. He seems to really like the work that I do. It isn’t a whole lot of money, and does take up a pretty good portion of my writing day. Things seem better than they were when we were visiting my sister. I did get to write some on my novel yesterday, and plan to work on it once I finish this.. E-mail? Let’s not go there. I look through to make sure I’m not missing anything important. Otherwise…

Spring has sprung, at least that’s what it says on the calendar. It is colder than usual here in Georgia. My birthday is in April, and I’m trying to plan a party with friends.

However. The big event coming up is a wedding for my sister. She and her husband did the courthouse thing two years ago.. He’s military, and she wanted to move out west with him. She has always wanted to do a wedding, but planning something around the army is awful hard. Even now, we are waiting to hear what his orders are before the date is set. Much of my family’s plans are kind up in the air until something is decided..

Enough about this, I am going to go write..

Working vacation

March 24, 2011

I am currently at my sister’s house. But I’m having problems connecting to the internet when I’m home. Hopefully I can figure everything out over the weekend.

To myamazement, I do still have the job. My boss has been incredibly understanding. But writing my minimum two articles a day is about all that I am accomplishing. I want to do some fun things with my family.

I miss working on my novels. I haven’t really read e-mail.. I must confess that I’m doing that instead of getting to work today. I haven’t even started on actual work today. Guess I’d better start since I badly want to be finished

Trying out a job

March 15, 2011

I’ve found a job I’m trying to get, which is why I’m so late doing this. I just sent in the first article. The first article was was pretty difficult, and I have no idea what the guy will think.

He wants me to come up with partly my own ideas. He gives categories, and I have to come to come up with the rest. I think that will be fun for the most part. The first one was just a little broad.

Doing online freelance work has its advantages and disadvantages. As a disabled person, I can’t drive anywhere myself. So looking for work is hard. At the same time, I have no idea when something might fall through. This person says he wants to work with me long term, but can he put with all my obstacles?

Not sure where to start

March 10, 2011

My sister and her children, not sure about her husband, are coming into town today. My brothers, who are in college, will be home tomorrow. We are about to meet my other sister’s in-laws. So I am writing this today because I doubt I’ll work much over the tweekend.

Anyway, I’m starting to do some research on online journalism schools. I’m not at all sure what I’m doing. This is just an idea that will not leave me alone lately. I know this something I would really like to do. But there are obstacles, always. And that is especially true when you are disabled.

  • I talked about not having a lot of time to myself on Tuesday. That is one obstacle, especially since I’d like to find a paying job as well.
  • I have talk to my parents. (I haven’t done that yet and don’t want to). I don’t think they’ll like this idea much, since it would mean I’d have to a) shell out money and b) put in many, many hours on the computer.
  • Getting in touch with  colleges is hard, and most the places so far want to send info through  SNAIL mail. That doesn’t work for me.

I’m not sure what to do, but I am going to keep looking

Time is not my friend

March 8, 2011

I’m an author, or at least that’s what I want to be. And I love being with friends, as I will be tonight. But as a disabled person, I feel like so much of my life is interrupted, and to me that’s one of the worst parts of my day. Here’s something of a normal day.

  • Wake up at whatever time. Pray and think.
  • Mom gets at whatever time she can.
  • I read the the Bible,, taking notes as the first part of my day. That usually takes about an hour.
  • I answer e-mail for a ministry, and usually do that first thing after my quiet time. Sometime between these two I eat breakfast back here.
  • I usually have a couple of hour to write and/or do work stuffi. I’m looking for paying work, but really not finding much of anything.
  • My aide comes at 12-30 to give me lunch, which we eat in the kitchen away from my computer. I usually get out of my wheelchair and rest during those couple hours too.
  • Once my aide leaves, I get back to work. Checking e-mail, writing this Tuesday and Fridays, maybe writing a little more.
  • Then it’s time to eat dinner with my family, write in my journal and do personal e-mail. On very good days I might do a little more work.

I am frustrated with how little time I have. Wish I could get up a lot earlier most days.

My dream of becoming a journalist is not leaving. I need to do a lot more research on it. But when, how? I wish I knew what to do.

Good idea turned bad

March 4, 2011

This is my confession. I love to read.

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I did have a good reason for looking on Amazon’s free ebooks. Really I did. I am attempting to write a novel about a trial. I have lots of ideas for this book. However, I have no idea how trials (as in court trials) work. I would have loved to find a novel or two of Grisham’s.

Instead I found a Beverly Lewis novel. It’s even the first one in a series!  To be able to read one of my favorite authors on my own, actually reading without waiting on someone to turn the page, I couldn’t resist. 

I’m writing in the mornings, but in the afternoons I have to make myself do things besides read. I love the world Lewis writes about. I’ve always   been pulled in by her stories.. And this book is no exception.

It isn’t all bad. It is not like I have anything important to do anyway. I’m taking a break. Haven’t decided when to start looking for something new

School’s out for the spring

March 1, 2011

I just finished my last assignment for the Christian Writer’s Guild. I do not think this is the end of all my studies by any means. But it sure feels nice to have this part completed. School has taken a big part of my time lately. It will be nice to take it easy for a little.

What’s next is a question I keep asking myself. I don’t know. Right now I’m writing a book that is totally captivating me. I think it is going to get a lot of my attention, especially while I figure out what else to do.