Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Funk

Funk is my new Friday word

I have been in a horrible Funk since NaNo ended. December was an overall Funk month for me. Sure, I got distracted with the holidays for a bit, but the Funk continued.

I watched seven seasons of X-Files...twice.

Trust me...I believe

And...I was like...

In job search hell. Felt like querying.

and then I was like...

Leave me alone. I'm listening to ...

Over and over...and over.

It's been funky creepy. My poor family. But I survived and am doing much better.  

What are your Funky craves? How do you overcome them?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


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Wow...2014 has left the building!

I haven't had time to constructively reflect on my 2014 journey in life. Sure, I've felt as if my life has been frayed at the edges and one wrong pull at a loose thread will fully unravel me. Not a good thing. But as these thoughts crowd my mind and my heart, I journey for a firm hold on reality. I tend to live in a reality in my mind. I say the right things, dress the right way, and have everything together in the reality of my mind. But in the real world...well, that's a whole different story.

But it's not all bad. For some awful reason I tend to remember the bad more than the good. I tend to carry that damn glass of water until my arm grows numb and I can't even remember why I decided to hold it in the first place. Glass of water being stress, worry, and everything negative in my life.

But giving up is easy.

Though I haven't shattered that damn glass of water I so vehemently hold up, I have lessened the grip. I've learned a few things about myself.

  • Music makes me dance. 
  • Watching my daughter grow inspires me.
  • I miss the noise of my kids in between the silent moments.
  • Binging on TV shows...well, I just need the couch potato moments sometimes
  • Although I've reached my 30's...okay, 40 something I'm still a work in progress
What have you learned about yourself?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Celebrate Family...and food!

The year is almost over! Holy smokes...I'm getting old.

NaNo has kicked my butt this year. But I'm still beating this thing into some form of...mold.

I do want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving wherever you may find yourself. One of the things that I've realized as time goes by is that my family has shrunk. Family members have moved away or they've expanded their own families. Some even work on this day.  But guess what? It's not the end of the world. 
One day of family dinner does not a family make. 
Try saying that ten times.

One of the things I love about this season is the making of the pasteles. Pasteles are a traditional Puerto Rican dish. It's a lot of hard work but worth it. 

So here's to many family dinners filled with lots of food, good company, and good health. 


Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday round-up


We are already in mid-November! Someone slap me up side the head and wake me up. Okay, maybe not.

This week...I have been fired as a nanny, housekeeper, and chef.  Yeah, my family is suffering by my inability to maintain my sanity during NaNo and other stuff going on.

But after six years, I no longer feel guilty about that. I can have my November and eat it too. I say!

They eat. The house is livable. And we are healthy. We're good, I say.

Anyways...I've cracked midpoint in my NaNo project and I'm loving where it's headed. Yay!

I participated in Pitch Fiesta and got a partial request! Another yay!

I have three books I started reading: The Thickety, Though Shalt Not Road Trip, and The Girl of Nightmares. And I am hooked on all three. Another yay!

And I leave you with this video's me during NaNo.

Happy Writing!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


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It's that time again NaNo-ers. 

Writing a novel in a month is no easy feat/feet. A-huh, you will get brain farts, word vomit, eye wedgies, rapid finger jabbing, and the worst of it all...the i-suck-why-waste-my-time syndrome.
But let's talk about insecurity.

Okay, let's talk about overcoming insecurity. That's why we're all here. To know that we are not alone in this madness of the "why" challenge that can kill creativity and stunt hope. 

I participated in my first NaNo last year and I really enjoyed it. Again, this year I am meeting my goals, moving forward with the plot, having some weird dreams that have nothing to do with what I'm writing but I'm incorporating in it anyway. 
Dragons in a contemporary thriller--yeah. I can add that. Why not?
It's NaNo...Anything goes. 

Whether you are NaNo-ers or not, take comfort in knowing you are not alone. There is an end to the madness--whether in 30 days or a year. But the story needs to be written, needs to take life, and you are the only one that can do it. Because you have Dragons.

Yeah...I'm going back to my hidey hole now. 

Happy Writing!

Friday, October 31, 2014