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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Coffee Driven & Adventure Bound Now Has A Fan Page

Yes, I now have a fan page on Facebook. I don’t know why I did it. It was all on a whim to be honest. I guess my way of getting a step closer to working on my own website/fan page for me as a writer. This of course means I really have to step it up. I am going to have to really get better at writing my little posts as well as my creative stories. I have been really slack since I have been working the third job.

I guess I am wading through new area. Kind of like put up or shut up time. I have so much in my head I want to get out there into the world but I am going to have to learn time management in order to get back to where I am wanting to be with all of this. One of the things that consumed my time was of course television. That wonderfully evil escape if you will. It can be such a distraction but since I have moved to my own place it hasn’t been that much of an issue. The reason? With no television there is no distraction to worry about. I mean I can watch hulu but after a while it gets old. Small screen and of course the buffer that kicks in when the show is getting good.

I have been reading more. Like I use to when I was younger. I had to change books mind you. While moving I misplaced the book I was reading. I will go back to it when I get everything unpacked. For now I am devouring “Small Death In Lisbon”. I should be able to do a write up about it in the next couple of days I hope.

Well I have to go. Today is going to be that double shift thing. I hope everyone has a great day and I will return soon.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Good Friday Morning To All

It's a little after five and soon I will have to head out to go to work like I usually do on most week days. I am still here with a cup of coffee, my cigs, and the quiet of the morn that only comes around once a day. When people are just starting to wake up and wipe the sleep from their eyes. Hitting that snooze button for just a few more minutes of warmth from the comfort of their bed before they have to head out to live out their day.

I have only been living on my own for a week now after two years of riding the sofa. It has been the most relaxing week of my life. I have been able to do what I want when I want. I have been watching mindless hulu on my computer. Laying in bed for no other reason because I can. Then there is the coming home factor. Knowing when I open the door that it's my home and I can unwind the way I see fit.

Mind you it's a work in progress. Between making up lost sleep and trying to get everything just so I have been pulled away from my writing more than I care to admit. As a matter of fact I have backslide a little (okay a lot) from the goals I set for myself only a few weeks ago. Still I am not discouraged. I mean it's only been a few weeks into the New Year and I don't feel that one counts their self out until the bell tolls for the next year to arrive. So I figure I have plenty of time to get on the right track.

I do have to keep a promise I made and I am not to proud to have to admit it. I didn't complete the 750word challenge for January. This means my name is on the wall of shame I am sure. I don't plan to give up on it yet. There is still eleven more months but I figure a deal is a deal and so I am admitting my defeat on here as I vowed I would.

So I have to go for now due to the fact I have to be at work soon but I will return with more to write about. I hope everyone has a great day and a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Carrie at Kiwi's Life gave me the Stylish Blogger Award today. Thank you so much for the honor. It's the first award I have received on here and I will proudly display it on my side bar.


Here are the rules:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them.
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass the award on to bloggers whom you have recently discovered and who you think are great.
4. Contact the bloggers you've chosen and let them know about the award.

Seven Things About Me:

1. I am a coffee addict ( if anyone hasn't guess from the title of my blog LMAO). Summer, Fall, Spring, or Winter I am always consuming coffee (We suspect if one were to cut me I would bleed coffee).

2. I am a proud mama of the world's greatest little boy (Who earned honor roll again this grading period).

3. My pen name K.D. Storm comes from me combining my first name, middle name, and a nick name given in high school.

4. I love to write and have been writing since I was seven years old.

5. I have never traveled outside of the south (Not by choice).

6. I have four brothers and one sister (I am the oldest).

7. I have a passion for motorcycles.

I am passing this award to:





 

Friday, January 7, 2011

750words.com

I have mentioned once or twice over the last couple of posts about a website called 750words.com. It’s a site based on an exercise in a book that encourages one to do private writing time. No one ever sees it. It’s just you and your thoughts. No holds barred.

I joined it twelve days ago and it has worked wonders for me. It has helped me unlock my muses because all the pressures and thoughts that have blocked me from writing has been aired out. It’s like removing the damn that has blocked that flood that has been begging to get out.

I have gotten so into it that I signed up for both January and February. They even have a reward/punishment system that you can set up for yourself. There is no cost but you can donate to their cause if you decide to do such a thing. They will recognize you as a patron if you do.

So if you decide that you want a little help in meeting that word count that you have set up for yourself or if you just need to vent a little in a safe place then 750words.com is the site for you. I can promise that it will be a life changing experience for anyone that tries it out.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Five Days Into The New Year & I Feel Fine


I decided a couple of weeks ago to take back taking charge of my life. No more letting fate run me. It was time to really take control of my life and make the most of it. A scary thought but an action that needed to be put into effect. Now five years into it all and I am feeling great! It seems that once I made my mind up to do this every thing started falling into place.

The greatest thing is that my beautiful muses have started dancing for me once again. Mind you that I do have to poke them with a few sticks to get them up off their comfortable seats but once they realize I am not going away they start dancing.

I am working on pieces of what looks like a novelette right now. I don’t have a title for it but I am trying my hand at romance. Not a strong suit for me but I made a vow to step out of my comfort zone. This is right up there with it. Talk about being out of one’s comfort zone.

Here is the basic idea. Sage is a woman who has given up on true love but is attracted to a guy who is only looking for a physical relationship and wrestling with his own demons. She has to decide whether to continue on this roll coaster of unreturned love or step out into the world and give her a heart a chance.

It seems a bit over done but I figure it’s worth a shock. As time goes on I am sure I can whip it into an interesting story that holds my own flair to it. I might place a few snippets of it on here for feedback. Trust me if I do I want honest feedback. I promise not to pick up my toys and go home (LMAO).

Well I need to go but before I do I wanted to point out that I added a word count for January. I will be doing this all year for each month. I will up my goal for writing until I surpass even goals I thought were impossible. So far I feel I am making great progress. I am completing the challenge I joined for 750words.com every day and have earned two badges (Still working on the distraction free badge) and am well on my way to the next step. I even set up my rewards and punishments for both January and February.

Time for bed now. I have been trying to get up early but the snooze button can be sooooo tempting at times. I hope that whether it’s morning, noon, or night that everyone reading this has a wonderful day and makes the most of it all. Nite!

P.S. I have written a total of 2,245 words for the day (Hooray!!!).The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011!



We are here! We have arrived in 2011! I don't know about all of you but I have been so ready for this and then some. Not to say there aren't some moments in 2010 I wish I could relive because I enjoyed them so much but as with everything else in life it's time to move forward. Forward is where I am heading for sure.

I was a little quiet at work after we hit the twelve o'clock mark on this side of the world. I do that sometimes as hard as it is to believe (I talk a lot in real life). The reason is because I became a bit reflective if you will. My mind reliving moments of the past year in fast forward as well as really seeing those around me in those last moments of the year passing as well as getting a bird's eye view of the first moments of the upcoming year.

Most thought I was tired. I don't think they realized what I was seeing or how I was feeling. Since I didn't choose to share they won't ever truly know I believe. The point is those first moments into 2011 left me with a feeling that the path I am going down in the upcoming year is the right one.

Change is hard for anyone but when you know that in some areas of your life it's gonna hurt a touch it can make it even harder. Still those changes must come. I mean no one stands still forever in life and can honestly say they enjoy it. They must put themselves in motion. Take that first step into the adventures of their life that will change them.

So as I left work this morning I continued to make a few life changes within my head that need to be put into action. There is no more putting off what is clearly been in the works for many years now. I guess it was just time for me to have a hard reality check before I took those first steps within my life.

Has anyone here ever had one of those quiet light bulb moments in your life? How did you handle it? Did things turn out for the better of worse?