Tuesday, August 27, 2013

"You're mad!" "Thank goodness for that, because if I wasn't this would probably never work."

 I missed two days of posting, as I'm sure was noticed. Monday I was busy visiting with a friend who was passing through. (I've never had a friend pass through my hometown and neither of us could pass up the chance to meet!) We went to what my brother calls a hippy cafe, one he claims I will end up going to every day. (It serves coffee, plays low music, and is full of writers and other artist type people. They have some yummy things, but I doubt I will end up there as often as he claims.)
 It was a good deal of fun getting to meet her - it was Abbey by the way to all those who know her - and getting to talk to her.

 Yesterday I was too on edge to even think of writing a post. I tried it a couple times, but I was as high strung as a cat and couldn't sit still long enough to do anything of the sort.
 I've been debating for awhile now if I was going to mention this or not. It didn't seem relative to my writing or anything on this blog, but then I got there today and was slapped with a reading pile which is bigger than my summer reading list. I realized there is no way my schedule can stay the same. I also found that it does relate to my writing in a way, so, I shall announce partly what my secret project is - the one I've mentioned before.

 I am going to college. What does this mean and how will it effect everything? Well, to start, it means I will be learning some cool writing things! I have this fat English book which looks like it is going to be a big help with my books. I was very happy when I got to English class today and discovered what I'd be learning there.
 It also means I need to rethink my posting schedule. I'm going to cut down days to just Monday, Wednesday, and Friday that way I won't get behind on the massive reading pile that was dropped on me. (Good thing I like reading. Even better that I got every single book on my summer reading list done when I did!)
 There is a good chance I will vanish somedays. On these days I will likely be digging my way out of school books. But, I am determined to keep up on my books. They are still a huge part of my life and I don't want to get behind on my writing, editing, and publishing.
 I will be dividing blogs I read so that I only read so many a day. Which means I only get to read everyone's blog once a week 8-( But at least I will get to read everyone's. 8-)

 This is a huge change in my life, and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. I was so freaked out over it I was sick to my stomach when I walked in the classroom this morning. I don't like the idea of sitting beside strangers for the next few months, having to TALK to them and study with them. (On a better note, I keep telling myself that maybe I will make a friend.)
 This is something I feel I should do and I know God will help me through it, but I still am not too keen on the idea at the moment.

 I don't know how I am going to balance everything and given the option I'd drop out work, but that is one of those things normal people frown on. (You know, and those people who want your money, they don't like it so much when you suddenly can't give it to them. I don't know why....)

 BUT that isn't the only news I have!! (I know, right?!) This news does relate directly to my writing and publishing. I've been looking into getting a website - one of those professional ones which will help with promoting my books. (I say looking because I am VERY lost when it comes to these areas. In fact, if anyone has tips or ideas or anything I'd welcome it like....eh, let's go with an over used one here. Like rain in the desert.) I know I am not going with one of those free ones. I want to buy a dominan name because from what I've researched it helps a lot with marketing.

 And now....I will be making my grand exit with a swirl of my cloak while I try not to trip over my boots.
 By the way, this is more Wednesday's post than Tuesday's even though it is going up on Tuesday. I'm going to see Planes!!!!!!!!! And when I come home I have homework, so I won't have time to post it. This also means Wednesday's World Building is moved to Friday, but just for this week. Next week it will be back where it belongs.

 Now, I have to put on my shoes and dash before all those little kids get in line ahead of me. (Well, Peter and I. It is hard to keep a pilot away from these kinds of movies.)

 Quote is from Jack Sparrow. *Nods*




  1. Did he say that when he put the figurine in the cannon and then jumped across to the other ship?

    You could go to Wordpress and get your own domain name there. That's what Christopher Hopper did.

  2. Brave girl! I don't thin I could do that. We'll miss you but at least you aren't going away completely.

  3. Wow, that's so awesome! I hope school goes super well for you and that you're able to settle in really quickly. It's such a big, scary step. I haven't had the guts yet to head in that direction. Maybe someday...if I can ever settle on a career that college will actually be able to help with. :P
    Honestly, though, I hope you enjoy what you learn. And I hope the nervousness wears off soon. That's something I always struggle with myself. (I dropped out of an acting class after the very first class because the teacher freaked me out! lol. Ah...Leave it to me :) Anyway. I'll keep you in my prayers that it's all good. :) Hurrah for Jack!


  4. Congratulations on going to college!!!! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

    Have fun seeing the movie!!

    And best wishes on college!

  5. Oh, how cool that you and Abbey got to hang out! :)

    Well, I'm not going to wave my hand and say, "Ah, there's nothing to worry about," because there a lot of things to worry about when you go to college. But I will say that there is nothing that you can't do :) So whether or not you enjoy it at first, I'm certain you'll succeed. I don't even need to wish you luck for that. I will be praying for you, though.

    Hope the movie is good! I was a little incredulous that they would bother making such a movie...but then, I haven't seen it so I can't judge :P

  6. Ooh, I can't wait to hear all about your classes! I've been out of school for a long time, and I miss it - especially English courses!

  7. Congrats on going to college! From experience as a super-shy introvert... college was a blast, and I made lots of awesome friends (it took a while...) I also learned a lot :)

    If you have questions about setting up a website, I might be able to help you out. My brother designed and set mine up for me (it's what he does for work professionally, so it's not just a hobby for him). I highly recommend Wordpress (wordpress.org) it's very easy to use, and I can do stuff to tweak the site without needing help (which is impressive, as technology is NOT my strongest suit.

    Glad you enjoyed the Princess Bride post. It was fun to write!

    Will miss "seeing" you online as often, but will enjoy being able to keep up a bit easier with your posts (I'm dropping Thursday posts, and may drop Tuesday ones as well... posting every day is getting rough on me, and I think I actually get more hits when I skip a day here and there).

    May the Lord bless you as you sally forth on this new adventure!

  8. I can't imagine going to college. You're brave! :) Hope it goes really well for you.

    As for websites, I personally LOVE Weebly. That's where I host all my websites, and it's free! And no annoying ads, which usually come with free hosting. It's drag and drop creation, which saves me a lot of time in not having to learn HTML. If you ever decide to use it, feel free to ask me any questions.

  9. Good luck with your scholarly attempts!! I completely understand schedules, so ... I'll miss you, but I shan't forget you!

  10. College! Ugghg. You're braver than me, Sweetie. lol. I hope everything goes well and you can become Evie like you planned. :) I know I always get sick to my stomach with nerves before I do ANYTHING new, so I feel your pain. God is good though... maybe He will give you a friend.

    OOOH a website! Eeek that's cool.

    Let me know how Planes is! I didn't even know it was out yet. :D

  11. Congratulations on college! Your brain will be full in no time. Cutting back seems like a good idea. (Now you know why I only blog those days.)
    My blog is my website and I don't have a domain name, so sorry, can't help you there.

  12. It sounds like you first day went well. I'm glad! Good luck with all that homework. At least most of it sounds like fun! Reading isn't work...

  13. Good luck in college! And it's smart to cut back on blogging time a bit. :)

  14. Good luck in college, Jack! I'm praying for you!

    ~Robyn Hoode

    1. Thank you, Robyn! I am grateful for all the prayers I can get.


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