This morning I woke up to the rain pouring down outside. Don’t get me wrong, I love the rain, but my knee does not. It’s really early for me to be up and about, well I can’t really say I’m up and about. I’m still in the bed listening to the rain, sipping on the coffee my man brought me before he left for work this morning, and watching Mocha talk to the birds outside the window. All of that along with checking email and getting to work on the remaining 4 blog post I have to complete and the other 5 Q & A’s, & 10 more articles all due by Monday. And then I have another 20 Q & A’s due by the end of October. You would think I was making a pretty good income here, but the pay just isn’t enough to pay all of my bills. It looks like I will have to raise my rates in the near future (a few weeks) and I may end up losing some clients, but I must do what I must do. Yes it would seem I’ve somehow ran out of days as well and now it’s down to the last minute type of writing. So much has been going on lately and time has somehow just passed me by.
When I woke up at 6:10am this morning I had a plan. I was going to get up, grab the laptop and start working on the blog post. I completed on last night while I watched my man play that new game we just got for the Xbox 360. I love playing xbox when there are good games out. Lately, there just hasn’t really been that many. Saints Row is awesome – so much better than any of the GTA’s. We just put a deposit down for Saints Row 2 – it comes out on October 14, 2008. I can’t wait Anyway, back to what I was saying about my plans for today. I completed one of my blog post and started on another one while he was playing Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. I guess I should’ve completed them all, but I got side tracked (or saw something shiny as everyone always says to me), and started cleaning out the refrigerator and watching my DVR’d 2 hour special of Gordon Ramsay‘s Kitchen Nightmares.
I love that show. Watching it makes you not want to eat out at any restaurant any more. I still eat out though. Usually at O’Charley’s. I absolutely love their grilled chicken and their rolls.
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Okay, so I’ve been spending quite a bit of time on Twitter. Now at first I looked at this little thing and just couldn’t figure out exactly why anyone would want to use it, but after a few look sees and a few post I’m now addicted! Go figure right, something so simple can take up a whole lot of your time! Well, as it would seem that time has once again slipped away. It is right now 8:26am. Where did the last hour and a half go? Well, enough yip yap on here for now. Time to get things in the workings.
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LIST ARTICLES: Last night I began working on quite a few list articles and three are completed. I couldn’t beleive how easy they were to write. I still have to revise the three that I completed, but that shouldn’t take too long. I found my ideas by just crusing around on the internet, looking at boards and some very popular websites that everyone checks out at least once a month. If those site get lots of traffic and those are topics everyone is currently interested in, then why not write on those topics. I still have a few more to work on and complete, then find a great market for them.
UPDATE: The Dieting update. Well, I’ve lost 4 pounds – yay me! The whole eating issue (what I eat) well that ship sailed a while ago. This morning for breakfast I”m making Mac – N – Cheese! Yep that’s what I’m eating.
TODAY IS THE DAY - These two sap seeping annoying tress are going to saying “See -Ya!” today. I love trees, but these pine trees have been ruining the paint on our vehicles day after day. So today, they’re getting cut down and shipped out! They’re pine trees, not my favorite type of trees.
Below are a few little tidbits about the trees that are getting cut down.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The short (4–8 cm), yellow-green needles are paired in fascicles and are often twisted. Cones are 4-7cm long and may persist on the tree for many years, often (though not always) releasing their seeds in the second year. In growth habit, some trees may be inclined with twisted trunks.
This pine is useful for reforesting and provides nourishment for wildlife. Its other main use is in Christmas tree plantations. It also can provide wood pulp and lumber.
Virginia Pine is also known as Scrub Pine and Jersey Pine.
Now it’s time to get back to work! Time to get all of my ducks in a row and make some money!
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Well, yesterday I got quite a bit done. The client I was discussing in a previous post paid and we have it all straightened out. No harm, no foul. Anyway, today I have been applying for various writing gigs online and also preparing my interview questions for my “control freak” article. There is so much more to get done and it seems there is just not enough time in the day to do everything.
I have a lot of new ideas floating around in my head for articles. Now I just need to get them out of my head an onto some paper so that I can get them organized and in order. I have a few parenting, animals, writing, relationships, and health. All great topics, now to get them in order.
The Diet Issue
My boyfriend and I both are on a diet now. Last night I made just enough food basically for one person, and we split it. This morning, he said he felt really good and wants to keep eating small amounts. He says he wants to lose a few pounds too. It is very true when you are happy and comfortable in a realtionship you tend to put on a few pounds. I know I definately have. But now the plan is to LOSE IT ALL!!!
Breakfast – Whoops missed it.
Lunch – Tuna on wheat and chips
And for dinner, I think we’re going to have Chili. Yum!
This is an update on the kitten entry below. Two of the sweet little babies have found home. They went home with an old highschool buddy of mine. The one we were going to keep, well, he’s grown quite a bit. His name is Cooper.
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Well, today I have no assignments to complete. I’m still awaiting pay from a previous client and other than that, theres not really much to do. I have a lot of reading to catch up on.
I also want to work on a daily or at least weekly blog. I haven’t set my topic as of yet, but I think it may be something either with relationships, or something to that effect.
Along with reading, writing my blog, and starting this personal blog, I also have a ton of research to do on various magazine markets and query letters to write, proof, and send out via snail-mail or e-mail. Now its time to get down and dirty with my research and sending out my query letters.
I think first I will get to updating my contacts, blog, delete other blogs so that I can focus only on the ones that I plan on working on all the time. I also have to clean up my hard drive, upload everything into MyBook external hard drive, and clean out my inbox. So much to do and there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to get it done.
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