Looking for a Critique Partner?

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Looking for a Critique Partner?

A critique partner is a new concept to me. But I am loving it. This is a great way to connect with other writers, improve your writing and stay motivated. A critique partner is someone you swap your manuscript with and give each other detailed feedback. All stages of the writing process are welcome!

Kim Chance is hosting a post to help other writers connect with other critique partners. Click on the link below for more details! 

Critique Partner Connect

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I promise i'm not dead

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I promise i'm not dead

Hey Kids!

 

Despite the evidence that may be pointing you to believe so, I have not given up on my blog. I was writing every week and it was going swimmingly well, but I realized that the purpose of my blog is to help me as an author. Quite frankly I was spending more time on my blog every week than working on my novel. Which to me seemed counter productive. The new goal is to write once a month, at the beginning of the month… or middle of the month apparently.

As for an update, I have finished my outline with all the material I have come up with so far. I’m missing something though. The problem is I don’t know what I’m missing yet. I have come up with a few missing pieces, but not everything.  I have also envisioned this book as a trilogy, I’m still deciding if I should write a full outline for all three books or just bare bones and start writing number one. In conclusion, right now I am taking a break for the outline problems and working on my character profiles. It is taking me awhile because I’m taking a few exams for work that I have to study for, so writing time has to share with study time.

Lastly, I am in desperate need of a writing buddy. I know they are out there I’m just not sure how to get one. If you are in the same predicament message me. I’ve also decided that being a beta reader for some awesome up and coming author is on my bucket list. If you would like to help me knock an item of my bucket list, again, message me!

Because i'm nothing if not funny, here's a little writing humor that is based on real events... at least in my life

And, as always, send me a message if there is a book you would like me to review.

That’s all folks, enjoy your summer!

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Pullin it together!

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Pullin it together!

All right kids. Its time to get it together. May was Crazy, and not in a bad way just a lot of things were going on. My sister came tovisit for a long weekend, my husband was gone for a couple of weeks, I had my birthday!, a bachelorette party one weekend and my sister-in-law got married on a different weekend. Jeez I’m tired just listing all of it.

Any way with everything going on something had to give. So I didn’t post for a couple weeks. Now I’m pulling myself together.

Oh, and today is my mom’s birthday!

Hi Mom!

 

Wilkinson. Over and out.

 

I think me finding gifs may have been a little dangerous…

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    My  sister  is coming to visit! Obviously I am more than thrilled. However, my sister has never been to Texas before. I’ve never considered myself country before, but next to her I look like John Wayne, I secretly think she has it in her head that we all ride horses to work, wear cowboy hats and talk like rednecks. The best example of this is our most recent conversation.     
  
 
  
    
  
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    Me: What do you think about paddle boarding?  Jen: (deadpan) What?  Me: Paddle boarding… yon the boards, with paddles, and water… you know…       

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


       
  
 
  
    
  
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    Jen: (relieved) Oh! … I thought you said cattle herding. I was about to say “there’s no way in HELL!”.       

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


       
  
 
  
    
  
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    I couldn’t handle my life in that moment.  And I’m just devious enough to make a list of all the people I know who do have cattle we can herd. …

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My sister is coming to visit! Obviously I am more than thrilled. However, my sister has never been to Texas before. I’ve never considered myself country before, but next to her I look like John Wayne.

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Outline is Finished!!!

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Outline is Finished!!!

I have exciting news! I have finally finished writing up my first outline! Now I just have to print and unscramble. I am thrilled to be at this point in the writing process because I know it will help me find plot holes, come up with more ideas and develop my characters. Can a get a Whoop? Don’t fret photo’s to come! 

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Hospital Survival Resources

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Hospital Survival Resources

A good friend of the family's was is the hospital for a few days recently. No worries, she’s going to be fine.  Due to our hectic schedules my husband and I visited her separately. I visited her before he did and brought her a coloring book, a novel and a deck of cards. I am under the firm belief that the only perk of staying in the hospital is people bringing you gifts. Sam went to visit her later and I didn’t think anything of it. Until later. When I found out what he brought her. Here is a picture of it:

 

 

Can we please read some of the headings from the table of contents? Ahem.

            Principles of Bushcraft

            Self-defense in the Urban Jungle

            Surviving Wild Animal Attacks

 

Now I’m not sure if this is a depressing or motivating gift during a stay in the hospital. On the one hand- Hey here’s how to survive – On the other… There is not “Surviving the hospital” section

 

Visiting someone in the hospital? Here’s the link to order your own: http://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Survival-Wilderness-Terrorism-Land/dp/1464302693/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1458183121&sr=1-1&keywords=extreme+survival+book

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The Schlitterbahn Collision

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The Schlitterbahn Collision

Ah the wonders of a waterpark. Tube burns, sunburns and head on collisions. It’s a recipe for greatness. Amiright?

The scene: Schlitterbahn

The slide: The Black Night

The company: Me plus my niece Maegan

 

            Well the day started out normally enough. Ride after ride of waterlogged fun. The day was winding down. It was that point in time when you keep saying to each other “one more ride!” …. And then ten minutes later “Again! Again!”

Well Meg and I were waiting in line for a two person tube ride. The lifeguards were changing shifts and one finally went down the slide. It was our turn at last. Now side note – prior to going down the slide Meg and I decided to really make the most of this run. We had agreed to hoot and holler all the way down.

So I sat in front and Meagan was behind me we preceded with our plan screaming and giggling all the way down – because it is scientifically proven to make waterslides more fun.

            We were almost halfway down the slide when we hit something and of course both scream in synchronization.  As the blob screamed “OWWW!” Might I also mention this is a closed tube slide so it’s dark and hard to see. Then I realized the blob was a person… the lifeguard…. Who was unable to beat us to the bottom because he was tubeless. We both apologized profusely as he grunted a response. The rest of the ride, which normally is over too fast, was spent in silence and seemed to drag on and on.

            When it was finally over we heard him talking to the other lifeguards and tried to maintain our composer as we over heard him exclaim to his lifeguard buddies:

            “Yeah man! She told them to do down that slide too soon! I could hear them coming after me and I was trying to paddle my way down but I was too slow.”

            That’s when I picture this:

 

            Then Megs tells me when we first hit him she though we ran him over with our tube. And I wish I could explain that, but there are no words.

            So there you have it ladies and gents. Watch out for your fellow lifeguards. 

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