August 14 2014

This week

I haven’t written nearly as much as I’d like but I have been editing, outlining, and researching. I have been on the road with my husband and writing in my black leather bound journal…notes about what the MC needs to go thru, what her needs are verses her wants, as well as figuring the names of a few characters. I have the hardest time with names.
So here is a pic of our day Tuesday…rain the whole way to Baltimore, traffic, more rain…and idiots who don’t know how to drive, who drive and text…hopefully I will be getting the Asus Transformer 2-in-1 tomorrow so I will be able to write when I do go out OTR with my husband. He doesn’t go out over the road much anymore since he is now considered local, but when he does I usually try to go with him. Hope everyone has a great day.

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Baltimore

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March 10 2014

Life without the internet

For the past week I’ve been without the internet on the road. My phone is a out of order and since I don’t have WI-Fi or Mi-Fi to go I can only use my laptop to write (unless we end up at a truck stop with free Wi-Fi, which hasn’t happened yet). And our brief time home this weekend was spent with family (we finally went to see my parents, brother and nephews. My daughter and grandson came with us so it was a full house but it was good. I won’t be “on-line” this week either. I will have an ass load of pictures to post soon though.

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Visiting family is always great!. I love my family. They’re the best kind of people. Salt of the earth, down to earth, real…They’re both from the country and very Southern. I’m not the slightest bit ashamed to say that they come from family’s who were farmers.

My dad and husband were busy this afternoon grilling chicken…My husband took over the grilling duties so my dad didn’t have to but if you asked my husband he’d tell you that my dad was supervising…Makes me smile deep down inside that they all get along so well. My family loves my husband. And my husband will tell you that his family loves me. To me, his parents don’t feel like in-law’s they feel like family. So we’ve been blessed.

I received some rather disturbing news today, though. My son didn’t qualify for everything during bootcamp and may not be graduating in April. I need to know more. I’m so upset. My daughter is too. We weren’t able to get any details. He was having a hard time with his breathing. (He’s in Missouri and they’re having negative degree temps out there, so I imagine running is extremely difficult in that type of weather anyway…) I’m trying not to worry or allow myself to become all stressed out over it, but I worry that he’ll come back and be depressed and feel like a failure if he doesn’t make it through it. Will they recycle him? Will he be able to finish? What happens now?

I just don’t know and I hate not knowing. My husband and dad were saying that maybe he’s not meant to be in the military and now he can figure out what he wants to do and go back to college. Maybe. Whatever happens with bootcamp I support him and am proud of him for trying.

It’s been a really busy weekend and I’m exhausted. Hope you all have a great week. Till the next time…

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March 3 2014

Writing (on the road) without internet

For the next week I won’t be able to post anything that requires internet. I’ll be writing, but it won’t be on my blog, not even via my phone. I’ll be back on the road with the husband, my third week in a row out on the road with him, but this week my phone will be out of commission and his phone isn’t a smart phone, so the most I might be able to do with it is FB, which I seriously doubt I’ll bother with. I think this will be my week away from all internet distractions. A hiatus from the WEB.

No FB, no email, no Twitter, no blogging, no Googling, no Instagram….Nada. Just me and my laptop and Scrivener. If we were somewhere out there on the road that had free WIFI I could use the D-Link and gain access to the World WIde Web and peruse the internet all those wonderful distractions, but I do NOT think I will. I think a hiatus from the internet is just what I need to get through this part of my novel.

Sure there are some things I need to research but it can wait until I get back home. Good thing I’m not one of those people who worries about my stats.

Yesterday I was thinking about what we did before the internet. Before FB, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc… Before cell phones. When we remembered telephone numbers. When we played more board games. When I wrote with a Brother Word Processor and was grateful for it because typing on a manual typewriter is hard work, and so is an electric one when it comes to errors (White Out is helpful but…) and as I thought about writing my term papers on that electric typewriter, which meant using footnotes, and praying you didn’t make any errors because that meant typing the page all over again because my teachers would mark your paper with all kinds of red ink if you used White-Out. I remember when I had to work harder to get a few chapters written but the words came easier in part because I didn’t have so many distractions.

This week I’m going to concentrate on the writing. I’ll miss blogging. I’ll miss FB and Instagram…But I won’t miss being distracted.

Hope everyone has a good week. I’ll catch up with things on the Reader this weekend, and write a few posts. Right now it’s time for me to get some much needed sleep.

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