Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Just a Little Venting...

Just some thoughts I've had lately that I want to vent...

Low income family does not equate to a piece of crap person/people. Sometimes the world is tough, breaks don't come easy nor do they come often. Sometimes people just need to catch a break, to know that there is someone out there who cares. Sometimes people just need a little help, or even a lot of help. It happens, but it doesn't make that person/those people any less than anyone else.

Pro-choice...there is nothing wrong with it. No matter what you believe about something, it doesn't matter. If someone else wants to make the choice to abort a pregnancy, it's their choice to make. I personally would never have an abortion, but that is my choice. Just because I would choose something different for myself, does not give me the right to force my choices on others.

Equal rights, are just that...No one should be told who they can marry, how they should feel, what they should believe. Everyone has the right to be with whomever they choose, believe however they believe, and feel however they feel. What happened to that? We're supposed to be a free country, so why is it that we're only free if we're feeling/believing/etc however certain people say we should? Freedom is not something you can manipulate and conform so that it fits into whatever you think. And I love it when religion comes into play with this one...Isn't it religion/religious people that boast about free will?

Rape is exactly what it is, someone forcing themselves on another person. If a hooker gets raped, it's still rape. If a drunk woman gets raped, it's still rape. If someone can not give coherent consent to have sexual relations with someone, it is rape. And no one asks for it, ever. I've never experienced rape, it's actually one of my biggest fears. But if I walked into a room full of men (or women), naked, and was grinding on every single one of them, if I said no to anything and they kept going-it would be rape. I will never be able to understand how anyone could believe otherwise.

If a woman wants to take birth control, she should be allowed to and it should be covered. All contraceptives should be covered by insurance, no excuses. It should not be difficult at all for someone to obtain birth control, period.

I don't normally speak on anything political or religious because my views are not always the same as others and I'm stubborn and believe completely how I believe. I also believe everyone has the right to believe how they want, regardless if I agree or not. I don't discuss my views openly very often because I do not like debating about them and don't like people trying to show me why what I believe is wrong. Plus, I've learned that having different beliefs can ruin relationships (all kinds-friend, family, acquaintances). I only wrote this post to vent because these are things that have been in my mind lately and this is my blog so I figure I can use a post to vent if I want.

Read it or ignore, comment on it, or don't. I will not be hurt either way. I know my blog is typically writing-related, I'm sorry I went here today and hope I don't offend anyone by anything I said. If we have different beliefs, it's okay. And no worries, my next post won't be like this one. In fact, I doubt I'll write anything like this ever again, or at the very least-no time soon.

Vent over.

I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday and I should be posting again tomorrow or Thursday :)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Last year, I won some nice prizes from contests I entered in. Many of the things I got were books that I've either read or they're still on the TBR, but one non-book item I won was a bracelet. I'm not sure exactly why, but I wore that bracelet every single day, all day long-never took it off. It broke last week and I was able to fix it enough to wear it for almost another week before it broke completely. Now, I must find a way to get another one...if that's even possible. I feel so naked without it, which is weird because I honestly am not quite sure why I was so attached to it in the first place.

I'm sure part of my attachment was just because it was something I won, and I don't win things very often. Plus, it was something from one of my now favorite authors and people. I'm going to email her and see if there's a way to get another...

Anyway, that was just something on my mind. Other than that, my goals are progressing okay. I just got caught up with my group, for now. There will be at least one new post very soon so I'll have to keep on it. I'm going to start one of my non-group related critiques sometime today. I can now put more focus into my writing too since I tend to force myself not to write when I'm behind on my group. Same with reading. Oh and I tweeted yesterday, only a couple tweets, but it's something. It'll take a bit for me to get used to that again, but I'm getting there.

I guess that's pretty much it. Hopefully I'll get back into my blogging groove and be able to write up some real posts. I mean, sure these are real posts, but I like to post about more than just what's going on with my life. It'll come though, I'm not going to stress over it.

Hope you all have a great Wednesday. :)

Monday, April 15, 2013

And Go...

I did get writing in this weekend. Problem with the 500 words thing is that I kept deleting more than I wrote so I didn't quite get there. But I did work on a wip and that's what matters.

I'm also charging up my Kindle so I can start reading something today, I've got so many books to choose from, I have no idea where I'll start.

Here I am, writing a blog post, the first of three I will do this week. And I will be visiting a couple blogs sometime later.

There are two posts for my group that I will critique today. I'm behind on them, they should've already been critted, but better late than never. And there's nothing new yet, so I can't start progress on my critting in a timely manner goal.

That's about it I guess. We had a busy weekend because my oldest has decided that she's just going to be 16 right now-at least in attitude since she's really only 6. It's getting annoying and old, but we're working on it. Hopefully within the next few weeks I will have figured something out to make her stop acting up so much. Of course I'm mean, she hates her life, and nothing is fair so who knows.

Anyway, I hope you all have a great Monday. :)

Friday, April 12, 2013


So I just realized I didn't post anything for IWSG again this month. Honestly, I can't remember if I did last month. I'm really at a point that I'm so annoyed with myself and yet no matter what, I can't get back to where I was last year.

I miss writing, blogging, reading, critiquing, tweeting, etc...Yet when I try to get myself back into it all, I fail. I'm struggling to find the balance in everything and finding it easier to just do nothing.

I'm always cleaning up behind my kids, cooking, doing laundry, and by the time I take time in front of the computer, I don't want to do a damn thing productive, I just want to sit. It's making me crazy though. I don't really want that, I mean I do, but I don't. I'm not really sure how to explain it. What I know completely is that it has to stop.

I started doing better with my crit group-of course part of that was being presented the idea of not being in the group anymore, which I didn't want at all- but then I fell back on that a little this week (and last a little). I've tried so many different things to get myself back where I want to be, back to doing what I want to be doing. Nothing has worked.

Last week I started thinking of ways to fix it all, and nothing really came to mind other than setting goals and forcing myself to stick with it until I get back into a groove that I can keep up without force. So I made some goals and I'm going to hope you all can help keep me on track. I'm going to post about my progress because you've all been really great supporters and I think it'll help me be able to keep myself on track.

Here's the plan:

  • Begin posting at least three times a week on my blog. (Starting Monday, April 15)
  • Write at least 500 words a day on any of my WIPs (I've got about 5 at them moment lol). (Starting today, Friday April 12)
  • Read at least one chapter from a book on my extremely lengthy TBR a day. (Starting Monday, April 15)
  • Finish every group critique by three days after it's posted. (This will have to start after the next posts go up because I'm already behind on what's posted as of right now)
  • Catch up on crits that are in my inbox. (I have one that I got WAY TOO LONG AGO and it's top priority. That one will be done by Sunday, April 21 preferably sooner. Another is only one or two chapters and I want it done by April 30. And another is an entire book so beginning April 21 I'll do a chapter a day until it's done.)
  • Begin reading at least 2 blog posts a day and moving to a higher number once I'm doing good with that. (Starting Monday, April 15)
  • Tweeting will come easier after I get going good with all this, but I want to be back to that by May 20.

That's the writerly plan, I'll have to work real life around all of that, but I will have to make myself be able to do writerly and real life. I did it before so I know I can do it again. I just have to get back into the routine.

Even though it's late, that's basically my insecurities I've felt lately...disappointment and annoyance with myself. Hopefully sticking to this plan will help that. Thanks to everyone who comments on all my post lately, the support does help.

I hope you all have an awesome weekend. :)