Tag Archives: against the odds

Finish the Race

snail on leaf

NaNoWriMo began at a snail’s pace for me, and I’m already a slow AF writer. I swear, November is the worst month for me to have this challenge—it’s short, there’s Thanksgiving to prepare for, and I have to create the picture calendar for the next year (in order for it to arrive in time for Christmas). And this year is even more congested than normal.

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Is it Possible for One to Change Their Stars?

Is it Possible for One to Change Their Stars? - stuck under rocks

A Knight’s Tale is an awesome movie on so many levels. If you haven’t had a chance to see it, I highly recommend you do. It’s about a peasant who strives to become a knight. There’s only one problem: in order to become a knight, one must be of noble birth. One of the big questions throughout the movie is whether or not someone can change their stars, basically do the impossible. But that theme doesn’t end with the movie; it also applies to us.

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The House Always Wins

The House Always Wins - roulette wheel with chips

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.”

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It Was All For Nothing…Or Was It?

It Was All For Nothing…Or Was It? - defeated, lying on bed

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…

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They Can’t Keep Me Down

They Can’t Keep Me Down - all curled up

Disappointment is a touch pill to swallow, and I’ve received several, lately. Our water situation is at the top of the list. Every time we think we see the light at the end of the tunnel, some boulder comes by and blocks that passage. Let’s mix in PitMad and my agent search journey for good measure because, you know, the water thing isn’t enough. Yeah, I’m being sarcastic, but I need to in some ways because the urge to crawl under the covers and give up is so great. But I can’t…no matter how much I want to.

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