Monday, November 25, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
I know it has been awhile. One of my goals for this year was to post more but I've been so busy that I haven't had the chance to sit and write. My life has been filled with a lot of work and school. I'm hoping life slows down soon but if it doesn't that it should definitely slow down by summer.
In October after my vacation in Disneyland, my lovely social life became an absolute mess. My ex-boyfriend/friend and I weren't talking because we were taking a break from each other and another close friend and I went through a mess that basically destroyed our friendship. Situations like this make you truly realize who your real friends are and that not all repetition is good. As soon as my friend drama blew over, I am now great friends with my ex and my other friend and I no longer exist. He and I aren't friends anymore. Sometimes I miss that friendship because their are times that we had a lot of fun but things turned from right side up to upside down.
Then in November, my sister was in the hospital for a few days and the doctors weren't able to figure out what was wrong with her. Weeks later the symptoms finally went away but it was still an awful process to go through. When your sister says goodbye to you like she is dying is a really hard thing to go through. Tears streaming down your face because their is nothing you are able to do. It is the worst. I am thankful and praise God that she is healed and doing great now.
My book reviews are going really well on my other website. I love it and it is so much fun just to discuss books. You can truly see my book nerd side but I am having a lot of fun. Now if only I could get my guest bloggers to post some material too. If you have any interest at all, go check out Dazzled by Books.
It is April now and I am looking forward to summer. I want the sun and a swimming pool. It would be nice to go swimming and rollerblading again. I am really looking forward to summer this year. I just have to survive school first to get there. I am a little interested to see where summer takes me this year, in previous years it has lead to new friends and adventures. I say bring in on 2013, I am ready.
Hopefully I will have time to write a real post soon, but I wanted to update everyone with what has been going on in my life.
How about them paint chips?
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
I hope everyone had a great New Year's Eve last night. I thought I would start off my New Year with blogging. Probably makes for a boring New Year's Day but hey, at least I would finally get a post out. 2012 was a very busy year for me. I put a lot of things that I enjoyed aside to start some new things. I enrolled in college, my boyfriend and I broke up, I have trained for three different positions at my job, and I started book blogging and getting to know some authors and publishing companies. Then of course, members of the family have been in and out of the hospital or doctor's office. A lot has happened, however I am glad that I can put 2012 behind me and start anew in 2013. I have some New Year Resolutions like most people however they aren't the typical resolutions that you would probably think about.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
I apologize for not being on here as often as I have in the past. I started college and so that takes up my time plus I've been doing a lot of training for work that honestly I haven't even had time to read recreational books let alone sit down and write some blogging pieces.
I just want to say thank you for bearing with me and hopefully I will have something up soon that is worth reading. If anything the drama in my personal life could make a good story. I just wanted ya'll to know that I'm still alive, just trying to keep up with my own life.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Right now I am almost to Redding, CA. Driving at night with mom is very interesting. We have some of the best conversations and we pray together during the scary driving parts. Construction is horrible this trip. Every five mins there is a new sign about some new construction thing. I will be tweeting about the road trip if you would like to follow on twitter. Lots of fun and music on the road. Why California? Disneyland! We will be at Disneyland for six days and then San Diego from there. We should arrive sometime tomorrow with driving through the night. Hopefully I will be able to get some sleep in the car but that is highly unlikely. Say prayers for a safe trip and I will try to blog again if I get a chance.
How about them paint chips?
Monday, August 27, 2012
DEMONS OF THE SUN
JOIN THE FLIRT SQUAD STREET TEAM
Earn points for prizes, have lots of fun.
This is what you can expect in the next two weeks:
Monday, August 20th: Meet and Greet. Bio, blurb, cover, & 3 random questions.
Tuesday, August 21st: Details on how to earn points and prizes
Wednesday, August 22nd: Excerpt One from Demons of the Sun posted (Challenge Members get to see a different excerpt exclusively until the day before release).
Monday, August 27th: The Demons Quiz posted. Find out what you’d be in the Order of Zeus and tweet your answer for points. (Can post elsewhere if not on twitter!)
Wednesday, August 29th: Exclusive Interview and Squad Challenge
Friday, August 31st: Author Bloggy Quick & Easy Scavenger Hunt
Monday, September 3rd: Excerpt 2 from Demons of the Sun posted
Tuesday, August 4th: Celebrate release day and Announce Winners!
HOW TO EARN POINTS
Follow Cindi on Twitter (@CindiMadsen) (+5 points)
Like her fabulous Facebook Page (+2 points)
Pre-order the book and email FlirtSquad@gmail.com a receipt (+20 points)
Promote the book on your blog (+5 points)
Post retail link to the book on Twitter or Facebook (+15 points, ONE PER DAY only)
Get a member to join the Cindi Madsen/Demons of the Sun challenge (+25 points)
Recommend to friends on Goodreads (+15 total regardless of number of friends recommended to)
Add to your To-Read shelf on Goodreads-- (+5 points)
Tweets (+2 per tweet/ up to 2 tweets per day)
- Can’t wait to read Demons of the Sun by @CindiMadsen #DOS #FlirtSquad
- I’m in love with a sexy Warrior. #DOS
- Greek Mythology, crazy chemistry, non-stop action. Demons of the Sun by @CindiMadsen is a must read!
- Join @RachelHarrisYA and @CindiMadsen in the #FlirtSquad to win signed Demons of the Sun swag! #DOS
Retweet any posts from me (@RachelHarrisYA) or Cindi (@CindiMadsen) about Demons of the Sun or this event (+1 per retweet, up to two per day)
Take the quiz on the 27th and tweet which order you are in (+10 points)
Do the Scavenger Hunt and email response on the 31st (+20 points)
Posting your Challenge entry (from the 29th) on your blog (+25 points)
PRIZES TO EARN
The FIRST to 500 points on or before 11:59 pm 9/3/12 wins the Grand Prize: A signed bookmark, A copy of Demons of the Sun, and a $15 Amazon Gift Card!
The next to reach 500 OR closest to it wins a copy of Demons of the Sun
And the next Ten (10) Winners will receive Signed Bookmarks….and the pride in being a part of Cindi’s release (*grin*)
Sunday, August 19, 2012
My break from writing...is to do more writing, hmmm does that make sense? Probably not, but that is what I am doing. Not to mention writing a blog for readers is a whole lot better that writing depressing journal entries. It seems like all I have to say in my journal lately is sad things. I don't have any happy things to say. My journal is for my personal life and well, no surprise here, my personal life isn't going that great. Trying to get over a break up is horrible. Trying to change how you feel about someone...never mind, I really don't want to talk about it because it always ends up sounding horrible.
Today is my baby brother's birthday. We had a party and watched him open up his toys. I can't believe how big he is getting, he is starting to make me feel old. Right now the living room is covered in legos from him playing with his new lego sets and cars. I love this little boy more than anything, he makes me smile a lot.
Tomorrow starts another work day and I have to get up before the sun. It kind of sucks but hopefully the day will go by fast. I look forward to hanging out and reading books tomorrow. I am thinking maybe the park, the bookstore, the library, something. I am definitely looking forward to a new day.
Well thank you for listening to me babble. I hope you are having a better week than me.