Well, I almost skipped a day. . .today. . .and didn’t write in my blog. Okay, let’s just be honest. I skipped a day already–yesterday. And I am sure I will be skipping many, many, many more days. I’m pretty sure I won’t be writing every day in my blog. I have tons of things to do. I am going to be writing another noveI l. And I just got another job as a ColdFusionist again, which I love doing. As much as I love writing, I also love being a ColdFusionist and writing code. Plus, I am a full time mom. Plus, there are many other passions I have that I like to devote my time to. I would like to keep up with my blog more than I have since I started it. That’s certainly what I intended when I started it.
I attended not long ago a conference that was called Authors After Dark. Because of how busy my week was and everything I had going on, despite taking off of work, I didn’t get to enjoy everything I had originally intended to stay and participate in. However, I did have a lot of fun with the things I did get to do. I also met many authors. . .some independent and some not. . .and got quite a few free books to read. So my reading list is now really long. I am enjoying one of those books now. . .Trouble With a Cowboy by Sandy Sullivan. It’s been a really good book so far. I love the strong female character in her book, Jacie. She actually reminds me in a lot of ways of the character in my book, Anna Khonda. I was raised in a family that embraced the TRADITIONAL way. . .that is, the man is strong and carries the woman and works and brings home the bacon and all of that stuff, supporting the woman. Well, although I would LOVE to have a man who could do all of that for me and more. . .and trust me, I have tried. . .I have found that life doesn’t always work out so well in that nice, neatly packaged little setup. So I have come to admire strong women figures: independent women and women who could do it all by themselves. I have worked really hard to become one of those women. And I am her. . .in the making. I love how tomboyish the character in Ms. Sandy Sullivan’s book is. That is another way she reminds me of Anna. . .how both of the characters do things that are traditionally thought to be only in the “male domain.” I am enjoying her book thoroughly, and I am so glad and happy that I got a copy. I will not hesitate once done to search out more of her books and read them. That’s only one on a list that has grown of books that I have to read, though. In addition, I have so much reading to do for work and other things that I am just so swamped.
Tonight was a stream-of-consciousness night. My mind is just that way tonight and right now. I have ADHD pretty bad, and I get in these modes sometimes where I just ramble on and on. Hopefully, next time I write, I’ll be able to focus a little more. But even with ADHD, I was still able to finish writing an entire novel (which, for someone who has ADHD, is challenging) and I also am able to work the job that I have as a ColdFusionist. In spite of my ADHD, when I get really into something, I can get really focused.
Well, it is time for my mind to wander on to bed, as I have a full day tomorrow. I wish everyone a great evening, sweet dreams, and wonderful day tomorrow as well. Goodnight!