Friday Update!

Ello my favourite readers! I hope everyone’s enjoying their Summer! šŸ˜€

(Not enough to give up indoor activities like reading and browsing Fanfiction online, because there goes my main audience!)

So much has happened since my last update- and by that, I mean one thing. But a big thing!

I finally adopted a doggo!

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Well, that’s what he looked like when we picked him up from the shelter. Now he looks like this-

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This is Dwight (former street name, Bahama) and he is a stray and a (they guess) Chihuahua mix. They think he’s about two years old. I’ve always wanted to adopt a shelter dog, but wasn’t ready after losing my Golden Lion, Sammy. I finally felt ready around my birthday, so my guy and I journeyed 2 hours to the nearest city and fell in love with Dwight here!

Dwight has a little separation anxiety, so he comes to work with me. The above picture is his dog pen, outside of my window at work. I spend my lunch breaks with him now, which sadly has left me with not much time for writing. He occupies my lap in the mornings/afternoons too, which makes it hard to type. He also needs help on the lead, which means I can’t listen to my music while walking to come up with story ideas. GAH.

Dwight- I love you. But you disrupt my creative loner lifestyle.

Jokes, jokes. I love Dwight already. It’s just been hectic having a new dog and I feel my writing is being neglected as a result. I don’t think I’ll have the next chapter of Wild Eyes ready in June, I’m aiming more first week of July. More for the editing process, really! Without my music my writing is lacking in emotion.

Thankfully, Dwight is a quick learner. He’s getting better at being left alone and is going great on the lead, so I can listen with one earbud in now. Soon he’ll be able to sleep on the bed- once potty trained!

(Don’t ask).

I’ve been writing a lot more lately (one scene is stressing me out, I keep avoiding it) but I only have about 8 scenes left. But… big ones!

Current Wild Eyes Word Count:Ā 22,645 words

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How to Completely Weird out your Relatives/Friends with your Reading/Writing habits

Greetings all! Happy June! I don’t mind June. It’s midway through the year, it’s finally Summer here… and… ugh. It’s my birthday month. Eep.

I’ve been distracting myself from my increasing awareness of my age by READING. Believe it or not, I need to prepare to write my next chapter of Wild Eyes.

How, you ask? (Or more, ‘wtf are you on about Dino, you bloody weirdo’)…

Well- this!

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And that my friends is the answer to the question I always wondered- ‘What would be the most awkward response to “Whatchya readin’ there?”‘

It’s a good book, though. I’m learning so much!

And it may come in handy for next chapter šŸ˜‰

Which will be releasedĀ this month. To reach my deadline, it’s a chapter a month!

Current Wild Eyes Word Count: 7,388 words

So… how’s everyone else’s Summer going? šŸ˜€

 

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Wild Eyes Update

Hello Strangers!

I know, I’m so sorry! I’ve been so busy travelling and trying to get back into work, scheduling a minor surgery and preparing for my Masters that I’ve been neglecting my writing! Trust me… it’s sending me off the crazy end!

The good news is that I’veĀ finallyĀ finished Chapter 24! I’m currently atĀ 40,630Ā words and doing some proofreading on my lunch break. Bad news is that I haven’t yet started on review replies, which can usually take a day or so.

ButĀ bearĀ with me! I’ll have the chapterĀ doneĀ by the end of the week, at the very latest!

…Perfect timing for all your studying, right? Heh. Heh. I’m terrible.

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Hello May!

Wow, May already?!

Jeeeeeeze.

Okay. I guess I have some explaining to do.

I did go to Australia! And I had a blast. I loved seeing all of my family and friends. My BFF took days off work to hang out with me, my brother took me on an amazing hike and I had some wonderful coffee dates with my beloved Papa. I saw three movies! I never go to the movies! I felt very spoiled and, of course, it broke my heart to leave.

If I could babble for a bit, it was the second hardest decision of my life to leave my homeland to come to the US. I was in a bad place in Australia and there were some horrible memories attached. It felt good to go back and make peace with everything. Some parts were hard, but it was rewarding… heartbreaking to leave them behind all over again, though. With this new graduate degree starting in August, I have no idea when I’ll be able to go back! I’m terrified, I’ll admit.

SO with all of that emotion going on, it was hard to write. Usually writing is my best way to escape, but I found I couldn’t if I was to take in what I could of my trip home. But notĀ writing always gets me in my own funk. I feel unproductive and blah.

SO I got in a funk, and I felt heartbroken and homesick that I had to leave my family/friends again. And I couldn’t write, so it just made me more sad. So I’ve been in this stupid writer’s block funk for a while and I’m disappointed I couldn’t get anything out for April. April, historically, has never been a fun month for me.

But May is a new month! I’m off to England on Saturday for a week with my Mum for long-awaiting mother/daughter trip, so best case scenario I finally get my butt in gear to finish the chapter before then. I started off writing so fast and got so much done, but since then I feel my writing has gone way downhill. I’m going to have to edit like a madman!

Or, my other favourite Jetlag remedy, scull coffee!

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Wild Eyes Word Count: 23,189

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April 4th Update!

Ello all!

I for one amĀ excited!Ā Today is my last day at work forĀ three whole weeks while I’m off visiting my beloved, much-missed homeland of Australia. I’m meeting my cowboy tonight and he’ll take me to the airport tomorrow. Eeek! I can’t wait!!

Even though it’s about 24 hours of sweaty, dry, cramped travel… but eh. I have books. And my laptop. And about three composition books of notes. Yeah, my back will suffer. But again… eh.

I’m hoping to do more writing while I’m away. I’m looking forward to just relaxing and reading. Lately I’ve been so caught up in the drama of my masters, it’ll be fun to just get away from it all and finally have time to read and just chill. I’m heading over to actually graduate from my main course, which will be fun. I’ve never graduated from college before. That’s new.

Current word count for Wild Eyes isĀ 12,812Ā words. It’s always random whether I’ll get time to write while travelling. I hate pulling down my tray table if I’m not eating, because then I feel claustrophobic and my legs start acting like they’ve never moved in their life. But I do like to write while in the terminal, because I despise LAX.

No offence to anyone who likes LAX… actually, some offence. No, a lot of offence. Who the Heck likes LAX?! The place is a hole. Especially Tom Bradley. The place reminds me of a 500 year old shopping mall. Blech.

Anyway, I’m happy to be off to my happy place and here’s hoping I’ll still be in my writing zone… albeit in another time zone!

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March 28th Update

I’m already starting on chapter 24 of Wild Eyes… not to mention some other projects I’ve been working on! Muahahah! *Evil laughter here*

Current Word Count:Ā 4,237Ā (plan/outline completed)

I’ve also been working on pages for Brick/the Devil. I think I have their pictures together! It was a nightmare, I’m so fussy. Why do all hot guys have beards, these days? I can’t tell if they’re attractive or mean-looking enough… a beard just covers everything! I like beards, don’t get me wrong, but it’s almost cheating in a way! All I see isĀ LOGGER-VIKING-MANLINESS!

Thanks to all who found time to leave a review for Wild Eyes! It really boosts my confidence and motivation to write. Without my man around (working out on an isolated ranch, right now) it’s hard to find some motivation!

Which reminds me, time for more happy gifs…(I found this one on AllGifs, but it appears to be made by someone namedĀ chibird!)

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Chapter Twenty Three of Wild Eyes is Up!

I know, right?!Ā Finally!Ā 

Ya’ll better remember to tell me what you think!

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