Miss Me?

Probably not, but that’s okay. I’ve been facing possibly the worst days of my career over the past week, in addition to drama in all of the important parts of my life, and by the time I get home I’m so spent I just can’t seem to find enough oomph to make it online. Today was no exception, in fact in comparison to all of the other terrible days, today was the worst. I even cried today, the stress was just too much. I have a deadline to make by tomorrow and I’m not sure I’ll be capable of it, regardless of how hard I’m trying and that just makes me feel worthless.

But enough of that boo hoo crap. In my absence some noteworthy things did happen, like:

My new books arrived! You know those ones I got to buy myself as a Christmas gift from diamante_negra without breaking my own forbidden-to-buy-books rule? I’m so excited I could squeal (Okay, I actually did)! I feel like a proud parent, they’re just so beautiful.

Also, these are the other books I’ve received since October and haven’t posted pictures of, which are still totally pet worthy:

You would think these newbie’s would satisfy my desire to buy books a little more than it is, but I’m already hoping the majority of my Christmas gifts this year are books. I hope to be overloaded with them. Oh, Christmas get here soon!

Question for the Comments: What books are you anticipating the most for Christmas?

Speaking of books, I read FALLEN last week courtesy of poseiwriting and have since started TORMENT. So far it’s an excellent series and only making me more eager to start my own angel story in 2011 (hopefully).

I got a little bit of writing accomplished this weekend, which is good since I haven’t been giving my book much thought lately. Well actually that’s not true. I’ve been thinking about it a lot, but not in a get-writing sort of way. But I finally felt compelled this weekend.

My sister had her first sonogram last week and her 7 ½ week old “nugget” (as she’s calling it right now) is perfectly healthy. She’s also settling on her first home in the first week of December so things are really looking up for her, which of course makes me happy because I love her!

And lastly, this news isn’t exactly great, but could potentially have some positive side effects. My most recent blood work came back with even worse hypothyroidism and high cholesterol than the last time. My doctor put me on Levothyroxin for the thyroid issue in hopes that it will help the cholesterol as well. So far, the medicine is making me a bit hyper, but I’m told that’s to be expected since I’m going from virtually having no metabolism to suddenly having one with the help of pills. I’m also told that will even out, but that being on medicine may help my weight loss issues and my constant exhaustion. So, I suppose if those things come out of having this issue then it’s not so bad.

I know I’m super behind on LJ and I promise I’m trying to catch up. Please forgive me if it takes a little bit.

Peace – Sarah



Sometimes I…

Just disappear, for days.

I’m really sorry for this. I’ve just been so strictly dedicated to my book these days I have avoided anything that may distract me from my goal including reading, listening to something other than “Local Natives,” being on FB or LJ (even replying to regular emails), and watching TV. I’m not getting as much as I’d like to get accomplished, but I have worked on it literally everyday this week (somewhere between 1,000 & 2,5000 words a night). I’ve written some really riveting stuff at the first turning point of my story. Mom even described some of it as “steamy” although I hope not too much otherwise it will be inappropriate.

It feels good to be so involved in the book again like this, but I have to admit a little depressing at the same time. Teagan’s in a really dead state of mind right now and Bryce isn’t far behind her from worrying about her so much, so therefore I am in a sort of numb mood to fit their mind frame. You know how they say some actors really try to live the part of their characters to make the role believable? That’s kind of how I am right now with my book. I’ve left lovey-dovey land and have officially entered hell.

Aside from writing as much as I have been I’ve also been in panic mode over the fact that my truck will officially die by the end of the month (if not sooner). I’m an not good with change, nor are my finances in good enough order to be getting a new vehicle, but the earth has decided I must and so I’m trying to prepare myself for it. I’m not doing a good job though. The stress is big on my shoulders and I’d really just rather pretend its not happening, but I can’t because every time I get in my truck I drive on edge worrying that this trip might be its last and it’s death may cause an accident. ::Sigh::

Anyway, I just thought I’d check in. I miss all my writer friends’ chatter, but I really don’t want to let go of the story at such a critical time. Somehow, I know you all understand.

Peace – Sarah

P.S. Finally came up with a last name for Brynn & Bryce… (I think)