I don’t normally post on Sundays, but I didn’t want to miss another Boldness in the Face of Anxiety Monday, and a post tomorrow isn’t going to happen (more on that later). I haven’t blogged much this last month. Hardly at all, in fact. I can’t really put my finger on it other than calling it “Mr. Burns Syndrome.”
Thomas recently reminded me of a popular saying in Vegas: “The house always wins.” Basically, it means “the house” (casino owners) set up their games so the casino will always net a profit. Yes, people do win money, but the vast majority leave with their pockets substantially lighter. Would you like to know who else works in a similar fashion? Answer: Hays County, Texas.
For the record, I did ask my attorney if he’s okay with me blogging about this. His answer, “Yes, and make sure to send a link to your congressman.”
This week has been filled with more anxiety than usual. I have something going on this afternoon to which I am terrified of the results (don’t worry, I won’t leave you in suspense too long—I have the okay to blog about it on Monday). My twitter friends are the BEST and sent over some fantastic cute animal GIFs. Sophie Henderson (an awesome person to follow if you’re not) shared one of this adorable sugar glider getting its belly rubbed. It reminded me of an encounter I had with one as a teenager. Afterall, how many people can say they were attacked by a squirrel at the movie theater while Jurassic Park II: The Lost World was playing?
We adopted Mollie in July 2019 when she was two and a half months old. Our local store was selling those hard-plastic baby pools, and we purchased one to see if she’d like it. She didn’t like it; she LOVED it! So much so that by the end of summer it was cracked to the point that it couldn’t hold water.
Thomas and I celebrated our anniversary last Saturday. Something you might find interesting is we married eleven months and three days after our first date. No, I wasn’t pregnant, lol—our first born didn’t come until several years later. Actually, I still had two years left of college when we said, “I do”—I was only twenty-one at the time.
It’s been almost three months since I sent out my last query letter to agents. Initially, it was to sit back and reevaluate my submission materials. The query letter was the first victim. Synopsis, the second. Several eyes passed through them, and I felt pretty confident in their quality. The timing was good, too, because there were several contests coming up in April.
Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I last posted. It wasn’t a planned sabbatical (okay, it wasn’t actually a true sabbatical, but that’s such a cool word!), but it was something needed. Sometimes, when I get overwhelmed or overloaded, my brain shuts down, and this time around, I didn’t have the energy to restart the parts that went on a break. I’ll talk more about that another time, but I have another topic for today. Confrontation…
I live in Texas, and I’ve been asked on Twitter if I have a Texas accent. Honestly, I don’t know. I don’t hear one, but I don’t think it’s common for one to notice if they have an accent. Well, today, you get to find out because I thought I’d do something a little different and post a short video rather than a traditional article to be read. Not sure if there will be more…I guess it depends on whether people like it. Enjoy!
Psst, somebody tell me if I have an accent…
Megan, my protagonist in my manuscript, has this mantra: Hope always ends in disappointment. Her allies try to chip away at this false narrative, but every time they make headway, something happens to derail their progress, and Megan’s distorted belief strengthens. Real life feels like that sometimes, doesn’t it?
It’s Monday. Time for another Boldness in the Face of Anxiety post, and this one has me feeling particularly vulnerable…
I’ve battled depression on and off since my teen years (although some in my family will likely deny it). It’s under control for the most part. I see a therapist regularly—btw, there is NO SHAME in admitting that—but that doesn’t mean there aren’t “flare-ups,” and the last few days have had me struggling.