Sunday, December 29, 2013

Knocking it out of the park

So I find it funny that I use a baseball reference when I haven't watched a single baseball game all season.  What I have watched is football.  Surprisingly not at much as usual, but still catching all the Notre Dame and Colts games.  And for one the football gods have smiled favorably on Indiana.  Notre Dame won their bowl game which was going to happen or I was going to threaten to burn all 50 articles of clothing with their logo on it because I could not possibly bear disappointment two years in a row.  And the Colts won even though it meant nothing in the big scheme of the playoff hunt.  They're in and they're still in the 4 seed.

What does make a big difference is that for the first time, I won my fantasy football tournament!  For the past two years my brother-in-law has stolen the championship from me even though I lead the league all season long.  And this year I beat him!  Well, technically I beat him last week, but this week I won the whole shebang.  And it feels great!  I get a big belt that I'm going to hang somewhere in my house that he can see every time he comes over.  Because I'm that kind of football fanatic.  And even though this season is drawing to an end, there are still some small things to look forward to...

Like hoping that the SEC loses in over 50% of their bowl games

A win/win on the NCAA national title because either it won't be an SEC team or I get to harass my buddy Paul who is a huge Florida State fan

Like hoping that the Colts decide not to suck in the first round of the playoffs

Or at least hoping that the Patriots lose to whichever team they get to play in the second round

And finally hoping that at least if the Colts don't make it to the Super Bowl that Peyton will finally get that second ring

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Writing Presents!

So now that I have officially decided that I am dedicating all my free time to writing and making this novel happen, I wanted to really get involved.  When my husband asked what I wanted for Christmas, I started looking up what might be a good present that works with my new "hobby".  I read about the Scrivener software somewhere so my super sneaky husband downloaded the software and loaded it on my computer a week ago with out ever telling me.

Now I'm playing with it and I'm so excited.  I'm not a real techie/social media type person, so a lot of this is weird to me.  It's a lot to take in, but like all my other reading/researching, I have to work my way through it.  Every step closer makes it feel more real, but that also makes it all the more scary.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Getting over my fears

I have no idea what I'm doing.  That's not exactly true, but I feel that way sometimes.  I've danced around career paths for twelve years now.  I know what I want to do, but I'm terrified to do it.  So instead I took the smart paths, paths that will take me into a stable life.  But in my head I live in a land of stories.  Stories of all types and sizes.  In my head they take life, I dream about them day in and day out, they never leave me.  But I am a coward and that is where they stay, in my head, not on paper.

Then one day I found a coward's way out.  A writing type where I can play without fear, fan fiction.  And one day I look at it and I see it.  I can make this work, I can twist it and make it my own.  So that's what I'm doing now.  Trying to gather courage to make this work.  And so I am taking my first little baby steps, putting my heart our there for all the world to see.  I guess we will see where it goes from here....