A new THOUGHT…

Greetings friends,
I have drifted on my mini-vacations in my head a lot this week, too much going on… I can’t figure out if it’s better when we are full at work or when we have to be selective because there is no place to put anyone. It’s a circle in which I feel as though I’m chasing my tail…. And those little escapes save me sometimes. Sometimes I HAVE to go get away even if it’s just for 2 minutes…

The work on R&R is going well – waiting on some more feedback from my Beta readers, but I’m forging on…. I have a goal – I know it won’t be ready for a “GO” by 7/13, but I have a goal to upload for the first proof by then.

My heart hurts this week for others who are going through some bad times, I wish I could take them by the hand and pull them away with me, to give them the MINUTE (small, microscopic) MINUTE (1 60th of an hour) get away that gives me a breather… Maybe that escape would help them…

I was reading on-line about this “get away” and came across some funny responses to someone asking how to stop thinking. I’ll post the link, but the one thing that jumped off the screen for me was that we are on here on earth for “three things”:

to be happy ~ to love ~ and to learn

I guess you can roll that all into one thing – to be happy we have to learn to love and I think that means LOVE OF SELF. You can’t be happy with something if you aren’t happy with you…

Well, that made me well up with tears this morning, but it was on my mind…

http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110601035901AA4gPmT

I gotta think about work now… bleh…  🙂

Your day is what you make it, what you allow others to give and take, and I am going to work very hard today to keep it mine and sneak away to my happy place when I start to feel like a bubble ready to pop… Lord help me with this…

Blessings to you for a beautiful day.

Love, Barbara

P.S. – I had another good review on Sweet Surrender on Amazon!

Yep…

The other day I posted’ a word of the day’ on my FB page (can’t help it – they just pop in my head and I gotta use’em!)

The word was: Exhaustimated
Defined: When you are soooo tired that you do stuff automatically, by habit, and don’t even realize you are doing it…

I’m so there right now…

I didn’t make it the entire 18 hours at OakLeaf Relay For Life, but I really gave it my best shot – Have that zombie feeling right now… So, there will be no progress made in R&R today…

I had some good conversation about Sweet Surrender and R&R as we were trying to stay awake last night and I am PUMPED to progress, but it just won’t be today…

All that said… it doesn’t mean I’m not doing something – today will be my no-brainer ‘scribble mode’. It’s one’a them things Geno don’t get… (DON’T CORRECT ME!!! I KNOW that isn’t proper grammar!)

I gotta es’plain a bit – sometimes there are ‘chapters’ that I see, think, find through the day or on TV or whatevah… Things make me think of a possible story-line, a chapter, a character… so sometimes I just scribble… scribble mode in progress….

There’s a line from my new favorite song by Casey James; “you’ve got me thinking thoughts in my head…”

So takin’ the thoughts and putting them on paper….

Have a great day y’all!

Love, Barbara

P.S… if you like country music, give Casey a listen… I loved him on Idol… love him more now! 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3fFYJL1FK0

Thank you!

I received several messages – here an in my email – about the font for the cover page and page headers.

Just to clarify on one issue – THIS WILL NOT BE THE text font that you would be reading the story in, only for Chapter/Page headers. I will take your input and figure out what to do with it, but…

What I loved was that some of you told me it looked like the era I was aiming for, so THANK YOU WENDY AND JEFF!

I’m not working on R & R this weekend – I’ll be RELAY FLOR LIFE‘ing at OakLeaf – if you are on the area – COME OUT and support this cause! Take a lap around the track for someone you know or love who has had cancer. Come have dinner – Hot dogs at FAMILY FOR A CURE site!

Happy Friday eve y’all!
Love, Barbara

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59MN-CX_rMQ

I’m a slow hurrier…

I AM WORKING ON R&R…

I swear I am, I’ll show you progress, but here’s the thing. I want it GOOD when I upload it. Better than Sweet Surrender… so patience, PLEASE!

‘I get by with a little help from my friends…’  I am adding names to my acknowledgements all along the way. I’m getting good feedback and tips as I get closer! One thing I told you that I’ve been working on is FONTS – who knew?!? So many, and then… wait for it… the font I choose for my text and header pages have to ‘go together’…

So, with some guidance this is the font I’ve chosen to go with my ‘rock and roll’ theme. NOT THE TEXT FONT… (and it’s not done with sizing and all that — this is just a sneak peek!)

Tell me what you think! (I think if you click on the image it will get larger).

I added a new photo today too!

Enough for now… must go to bed!

Love, Barbara