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Preptober 2022 – Day 3

So, I haven’t done anything related yet. I just got through eating after getting home from a short shift at work. I only work 7am to noon so I still have time to write and work on prep for #nanowrimo!

I think I like the idea of working on multiple stories next month. I haven’t really been writing all that much and I think that having a few different stories to work on will maybe help me to not get burnt out.

Today I think I will really work on getting my Scrivener project folder put together and organized as well as getting my monthly tracker spreadsheet set up as well.

I may or may not post another blog post later. Let’s see how the day goes!

How is #preptober2022 going for you? Let me know in the comments section below!

Happy Prepping!!

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Preptober 2022 – Day 2

So, how did day 2 of this year’s #preptober go for you?

I was at work most of the day so I didn’t really get anything accomplished other than percolating ideas in my head.

I know it’s going to take more than that if I want to participate and win Nanowrimo this year. I’ve just been in a weird funk the last couple days and I have got to shake it.

Tomorrow is a new day. Today wasn’t all that great. I felt like I was going to be sick all day. I felt tired and thirsty. I think I was dehydrated!

Tomorrow I am not going to have any energy drinks and I’m going to drink more water!

Tomorrow is a new day! Stay positive and keep moving forward!

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Preptober 2022 – Day 1

Have you begun to prepare for Nanowrimo 2022? Do you have any idea what you’re even wanting to work on for Nano?

I didn’t get all that much done today in the way of preparation but I did get a few potential story ideas jotted down and that’s better than nothing!

Let me know your plans for Preptober in the comments section below or send me a link to your Nanowrimo blog posts!

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Sunday, June 26, 2022

So there are only 5 days left until July’s Nanowrimo session! Are you ready? Do you have your outline finished? Are you pantsing it? Do you have any kind of idea of what you’re going to do for the month at all?

If you’re like me, you’re probably putting it down to the very last minute on what you want to work on for the month. I have no idea. I have a project I have worked on in Nanowrimos in the past but never finished and I’m kind of thinking about that for the next month as well.

But I also wonder if I should just start something new and different from what I’ve already been working on in the past. I’m in a completely new place in life. Things have changed so much over the last few months and I’m definitely not the same person that I was before.

So I don’t know. I know I need to figure something out for the month because there are only a few days left. I’m off on Tuesday. Maybe I’ll use that day to get a better idea of what I want to do for the month.

But regardless of what I am going to work on for the month of July, I am going to have fun with it. I am going to get out of the house and go write at coffee shops again. I am going to go to Balboa Park like I always wanted to do with Richard and I’m going to sit in the grass and write.

It would be so easy to just let myself fall away from anything that I enjoyed and just sink into a darkness and not come back out of it. It would be so easy to succumb to the negative, sad thoughts that are already floating around in my head. I can’t let myself do that though. I have to pull myself back up and start to enjoy life again.

Richard may be gone but he will always be with me in my heart. He would not have wanted me to stop living life. He would have wanted me to go on to do great things. He would have wanted me to pursue my writing because it was something that always brought me great joy. He would have wanted me to share my work with the world.

While publishing is not something I will most likely be doing any time soon, it still might be in my future.

But for now, I need to figure out what I even want to write about.

Where are you at in your #preptober month? Have you settled on an idea for a story? Have you outlined or are you going to fly by the seat of your pants and just hope for the best? Let me know in the comments section below!

Happy Writing Everyone and have a great week to come!!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Today is a beautiful day!

Juan and I are going to go and run some errands. I had planned on maybe going to the library in downtown San Diego today, but they didn’t open till

mid-day and all that. Tomorrow they’re open at 9:30 and I’m supposed to get off work at 8:30 so I could potentially go there after work!

But whether or not I go to the library or just come home, if I get up and get just 1 thing accomplished, I’ve achieved something! Find something each and every day that makes you happy!

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Every Day is A New Day

Today was a pretty stressful day at work but I made it through it. I always do. I buckle down and I get shit done and I get through the shift. Even when an eight hour shift feels like a 16 hour shift or longer, I still get it done.

But I got home about 15 minutes ago and I need to get in bed because we’re going to a Father’s Day brunch in the morning but I needed to get a blog post done first. I really do need to start writing each and every day again.

Even if it is just a short little blog post, I need that creative outlet to help get me back to my old self.

When I got off work tonight, I drove past mine and Richard’s old apartment building and maybe I shouldn’t have because it made me sad but it wasn’t too bad tonight. I got sad and I talked to myself as I drove down the familiar road to the highway but once I got out on the highway and was heading south to my home with Juan and Brian, the sadness lessened.

I know that it’s only been a few months since Richard passed and that it’s still all fresh wounds and all but I am hopeful that given time it will get easier.

I know that I will never, ever forget Richard. He’s all around me. Music was a big thing for him and I’m surrounded by either music playing somewhere at any given moment or I’m surrounded by his vinyl collection as I sit in the lounge and write.

So I will never forget him but maybe it’ll get easier to handle things and maybe I can be a little less triggered all the time.

It helps a great deal to have two wonderful men in my life that love me and want me to be happy. They understand loss and sadness just like anyone else and they help me any way that they can and if it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be here today. I honestly don’t know where I would be.

But I might not be where I am now, that’s for sure.

They also encourage me in my writing. They gave me a space all of my own in the lounge, surrounded by not just Richard’s vinyl collection but Juan’s as well and his stereo setup also. It’s nice to have a space all to myself.

In mine and Richard’s apartment, I had somewhat taken over the little dining room area that we had as my writing space but the tall, bistro style table that we had was just too high for me and it just didn’t flow the way that I wanted it to.

And that was fine. I was content to make due with what I had but it sure is nice to have a little dedicated space of my own here that I can sit and write.

There’s just over 10 days left until the beginning of July’s Camp Nanowrimo session and I really need to be planning and prepping for that. I have no real idea what I am going to write about but I’ll get it figured out a little bit better before the month is over. I might just gather up as many ideas as I possibly can and then that way I have a bunch of different things I could work on for the month.

I’ve done that sort of thing in the past and it has kind of worked and then not worked. I just don’t want to burn out but I am also not going to get down on myself if it doesn’t work the way that I want it to.

Anywho, I am having a hard time keeping my eyes open now so I think I’m going to get in bed.

How is June going for you? Are you prepping for Camp next month? Let me know in the comments section below!

Happy Writing!!

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A Whole New World

Where do I even start? My last blog post was back on March 18th. Almost three months ago to the day. There has been so much change in that amount of time and I’m not sure where to begin.

Back in April, Richard’s health took a turn for the worse and he went into the hospital at the end March and wound up being sent home on hospice care. The doctors originally gave him three weeks to three months but I think it was this prognosis that caused him to just give up. He stayed in the hospital for just under a week and then they sent him home with in-home hospice care. The three weeks to three months time frame didn’t even happen.

He went home and got off the gurney and into bed and never really left the bed unless it was to go to the bathroom. He passed away only a few days after getting home from the hospital.

Looking back now, I can see the defeat and hopelessness in his eyes and his face when he was in the hospital. I still don’t know who it was but someone at the hospital told him when I wasn’t there that they were releasing him from the hospital so that he could die at home. Yes, that is what happened but I just can’t believe that someone actually told him that. I just know that it planted a seed of doubt in his mind. I tried to stay so positive for him. I tried to stay upbeat and happy for him but whoever it was that told him that, I just know it was partially to blame for his quick decline in the hospital and then coming home and never really even getting back out of bed.

He fell asleep after he got home and slept for the majority of the time he had left.

Throughout all of the hospital and hospice care and everything, I had a good support system and Richard had friends and family around him. I got to meet his sister for the first time and it was nice that Richard got to see her too.

My best friend Juan stuck by my side through all of it and I’m now living with him and his husband Brian. Mine and Richard’s little girls, our pugs Molly and Josie 🙂 now have 2 big brothers Broccoli and Pinky, 2 pit bulls and they get along so well. I was nervous that they wouldn’t get along but am so thankful that they do.

Throughout everything, Juan became my rock. He was a godsend helping with all of everything. Him and Brian helped me move everything from mine and Richard’s apartment to their house. Moving over 1,000 vinyl records was something I never really thought of.

I’m glad I didn’t move out of San Diego. Initially, I thought that was what I would have to do. When I initially got the three weeks to three months time frame and it was becoming real that things with Richard’s health were not going to get better, my initial thought was that I was going to have to move back home. I moved here for Richard. How was I supposed to stay here without him. I couldn’t do it on my own. I couldn’t afford to live here on my own.

Our apartment was costing us around $1,900 a month for rent. I recently looked it up and moving into the exact same apartment is now going for almost $2,500 a month. For a one bedroom apartment, that’s just crazy.

Juan and Brian offered me a place to stay with them and had it not been for that, I would have most likely went back home to Texas and having lived in California, how could I go back there? Being gay in Texas has never been easy. Richard brought me to California and I have grown so much since coming here.

He showed me that I didn’t have to hide who I am. He showed me a world where I could feel confident in myself. I used to never like to take my shirt off. Living with Richard, I learned that I am beautiful. I learned that I can walk around without a shirt on and not feel self-conscious.

Sure over the last few months, since he passed and I dealt with everything, my self-confidence has gone down because I’ve been dealt such a devastating blow but I am slowly getting back to normal.

I quit smoking!! That was something that I was worried would never happen. Richard and I wanted to quit smoking. We were going to quit after he quit drinking. He quit drinking and I think the shock to his system was what caused his health to go. The fact that his body wasn’t getting alcohol on a daily basis to deal with the neuropathy pain, I think it was too much too fast for his system.

But seeing how young Richard was when he passed (53 years old), I knew that I needed to get my health together too and I went to the doctor and got a prescription for Chantix to help me with quitting smoking and with Juan and Brian supporting me, I quit and it’s not been over a month and I haven’t had a cigarette.

Sure there are times when I want one but I’m not going to pick it back up. I have to stay healthy for those around me and for myself as well.

Even though it has been months since Richard passed, it still feels so unreal. I still can’t believe that he’s gone. I still cry almost every day. I know that I will never forget him. I will never stop loving him. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

I’m fixing to have to get in the shower to get ready for my shift at work tonight but I’m going to come back to this post or rather a part two either later tonight when I get home or tomorrow before I go to work.

It’s been a hard couple months and I’ve been dealing with so much mentally. Why did I not try to write things down before now? This blog posts has actually helped me and that’s why I will be coming back to my blog later.

Later for now everyone! Hope you all have a great weekend!

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Friday, March 18, 2022

It’s 2:05AM here. I have to be at work at 7AM but for the life of me, I cannot get to sleep. I’m just not tired. So what did I decide to do? I decided to write a small blog post updating on how the writing is going.

So, update: IT’S NOT!! Not that I don’t want it to and I am jotting down little snippets here and there but other than that, not much writing happening.

Before I sat down to write this blog post, I did rearrange my desk. I put my desktop tower down on the bottom shelf that is next to my desk instead of having it up on the desk itself. It gave me the room too to move my monitor back and have more space on the desk itself. So that’s nice. I can have my note book on the desk now without being as cramped.

I get off work at 4 later today. I was supposed to be back at 5AM tomorrow morning but my schedule got changed without even being discussed with me so now I am back tomorrow at 11am. So this evening I will have a little more time to enjoy instead of having to be in bed super early to be at work at 5AM.

So who knows, maybe I can get some writing done this evening.

Later for now! Happy Writing Everyone!

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March 12, 2022

Well, it has been a better month productivity wise in regards to my writing. I haven’t gotten much written but I have gotten 216 words written in my creative works. While 216 words may not seem like much, it is more than I have written in the past few months.

I’m taking it as a huge win and an even larger step in the right direction towards getting my writing self back to normal.

I’m not going to push myself but I am going to try my best to get at least 100 words written each and every day from here on out whether its in a blog post or a creative work.

It’s about time to get back to work. So I am going to cut this short but I am feeling much better about my writing and creative self and I am going to keep this feeling going!

How is March going for you? Are you going to participate in Camp Nanowrimo next month?

Let me know in the comments section below!

Happy Writing Everyone!

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March 4, 2022

So, I got the blog post up on the 1st and then…. nothing! I was off the rest of the day on Wednesday once I got home from work, but I was just not feeling writing anything. I was exhausted after working all night and I did take a nap, but it just wasn’t enough sleep. I napped again later in the day but then waking up, there wasn’t much time left between getting up and then needing to get back in bed for work at 8am on Thursday.

I have to leave for my 4pm shift in about 10 minutes and I decided to get a quick little update post put out there. As you can see, not much to update on! But that’s okay. I’m off tomorrow and while I do have to get some chores done around the apartment, I am going to try to get some writing done as well.

I’m not sure what I am going to write about. I have a good friend of mine sending me writing prompts and encouraging me to get my ass in gear and get some writing done. It helps. He has no idea how much it helps to have someone encourage me.

So tomorrow, I would like to get up early-ish in the morning, get a bit done around the apartment and then sit down and work on getting some writing done. Will it happen? I sure as hell hope so!

As I said in my post the other day, writing used to give me such joy and pleasure and I really need to get back to and stop just talking about getting back to it! But these blogs posts help. I need to do this more often as well.

How is March going for you so far? Are you participating in CampNanowrimo next month? Are you getting your plans and outlines together for the month or are you just going to wing it?

Let me know in the comments section below!

Happy Writing Everyone!

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March 1, 2022

It’s a new month! A new day with a chance of a new beginning in the month to come. One of my writing groups is having a fan fiction challenge for this month to write as many fan fics and post them online to Archive of Our Own and share them with the rest of our group.

I am very hopeful that this challenge will be the push that I need in the right direction. I hope that it can get me writing again and I can find a new sense of purpose in regards to my writing.

I used to write all the time and I used to get such enjoyment out of it. I would write for hours and write page after page, chapter after chapter. Now, I find it hard to write more than a sentence or two.

I can’t keep going like this. All I do is work and take care of Richard and our home. His pain is so hard to handle, not just for him, but for myself as well at times. It’s hard to see him in such pain.

We try all that we can to get him feeling better but so far, it’s for only short periods of time at a time. But we need to just take it day by day and enjoy what happy, pain free moments that we have.

Tomorrow when I get home from work, I will most likely take a little nap and then when I get up, I will be working on some fan fic ideas for the month and if all goes well, I will have some fiction word counts to post up with a blog post for tomorrow!

Happy Writing Everyone!

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New Years Eve 2021

Today is the last day of 2021! It’s been a strange year for sure. Still dealing with Covid and it’s wake of varients and such. Packing up my car and moving across the country to San Diego, CA.

Getting promoted at work and working hellasious hours during the holidays and such.

I attempted Nanowrimo in November. It definitely did not go as I had planned. I had such good intentions for the month but with the holidays and work, it just did not happen.

I’m hopeful to get my writing in gear come the new year. So that would be tomorrow, right?

Tomorrow I will be posting a short bit of New Year’s resolutions and some plans I have for the new year.

Stay tuned tomorrow!

How has the year gone for you? Do you have any new years resolutions you’d like to share?

Let me know in the comments section below!

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Blogmas 2021 – Day 4

Today is the 4th of December and yes Nanowrimo may be over but I am continuing my writing and blog posting on into December and into the new year as well. I didn’t win Nanowrimo and that’s okay. I had plans for the month but they didn’t pan out but that’s okay.

Even though I ended Nanowrimo with only 2500 words, that’s okay. I wrote and that’s awesome! I’m not going to get down on myself for not winning Nano this year. I’ll shoot for Camp in April and July as well as next year’s Nanowrimo.

I’ve also started reading again and that’s a really great thing because it gets me psyched up and thinking about my own writing again as well.

This month I am thinking about Christmas themed stories and maybe wanting to get some notes and snippets gathered together to write a Christmas themed story.

I admitted the other day that I do most of my writing during Nano sessions, whether the camps or the November session. I cannot keep doing that.

So I got to thinking. I want to write a Christmas story and who says that I can’t write a Christmas story outside of the holiday season. That’s why I’m going to be working on getting notes and such together and I might be working on a Christmas themed story come April’s camp. But I’m also going to be working on other things outside of Nano.

My goal is to have something publish worthy by the end of the year. Obviously as there is less than a month left, I don’t see it being a ‘long’ work but it will be something. I might either post it on here to my blog or to my Archive of our Own!

This is going to be a great month and a great new year!

I hope that everyone has a great holiday season full of love and family and friends!

How did Nano go for you? How is December going for you? What are you plans for the new year? Let me know whatever you’d like in the comments section below!

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Blogmas 2021 – Day 3

I think I got like 2500 words for the month. Honestly,I think I’m rework my writing and the way I do things. I won’t lie, I don’t really write outside of Nano events. Which, I know if I want to really write and possibly be published one day, I cannot write solely during the Nano events. So I may have not written a whole lot this last month but I did write some and I’ve also come to some, for me, profound realizations!

Oh and I’ve also started reading again which I’ve kind of slacked off on since moving and working.

I’m learning to take time for my passions. Work can’t be all I do.

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Nanowrimo 2021 – Day 21 – Giving Up and Giving In

So, the month has not gone any way that I had planned. I’m currently sitting at only 2500ish words.

Now yes, that is 2500ish words I did not have at the beginning of the month. So it is a plus and it is words I wouldn’t have had had I not written at all.

So it isn’t a total failure for the month but I’m hopeful that I can at least start writing a little bit each day, everyday. Its not a hard goal to meet. Even if it’s just notes for whatever story that I’m working on or snippets of dialog or description.

I’m also wanting to try to quit smoking come the 1st of December. Richard has so far gone 4 days without having a single drink of alcohol and if he can do that, I can quit smoking. Well, WE can quit smoking. He wants to quit as well.

Losing Nanowrimo isn’t even really a thing, at least not for me. I wrote. I got words down and got back into the mindset of writing and that’s great in and of itself.

There’s always #campnanowrimo in April and June as well. Who knows, I may work on a little each day and maybe use camp to polish up something for publication.

One thing I am extremely proud of is that I have started reading again. Not just my normal MM romance but I started reading my collection of Star Trek novels as well. I’m currently reading the Star Trek: Enterprise book, The Good That Men Do and will be continuing on as well into some of the kther series ‘relaunch’ novel series as well.

So the month has not been a loss at all. I just need to find a routine that works for me better. Maybe writing large amount every day is not the routine for me.

We shall see come December 1st!

How is Nanowrimo going for you? Let me know in the comments section below!

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Nanowrimo 2021 – Day 4

Other than this blog post here, no writing has been done today! Had to switch shifts at work because one of our supervisors called out. That’s fine. I should have thought better of it and gotten some writing done before work but I didn’t.

But it’s OK. I’m not going to stress out over it. I just really need to buckle down and get a somewhat schedule made out. I need to get some words written.

Maybe I can get up early tomorrow and get some done before I have to be at work. I’d be happy with just 1000 words a day for a few days.

I still have another 10 minute break at work. Maybe I can get a little bit done then. We shall see.

Happy Nanoing Everyone!

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Nanowrimo 2021 – Day 2

I ended out day 2 with a total of around 250 words. YIKES!! Not the large word count I’ve had in the beginnings of Nanowrimos past but that’s okay!

Tomorrow is another day and I am taking my Alphasmart with me to work today and am hopeful that at least on my lunch break I’ll be able to knock out at least 750 words.

If I get on a roll, I’ve succeeded in #1k30min challenges before so we shall see if I can accomplish that tonight but hopefully I can at least get the 750 words. I’d be quite happy with that for a 2am start to day 3.

The month is still early and there is still plenty of time to write. I just need to stay focused and keep my eyes on the prize!

Well, time to get dressed and head out!

How is Nanowrimo going for you so far? Let me know in the comments section below!

Happy Nanoing Everyone!

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Nanowrimo 2021 – Day 1.2

So day 1 of Nanowrimo did see some writing taking place but it was definitely not the amount that I wanted. I am ending out Day 1 with only having written 112 words.

Tomorrow is a new day though and hopefully I will get some better writing done in the morning that I got done today.

I’m fixing to get in bed and will post again tomorrow after I get some Day 2 writing done!

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Preptober 2021 – Day 31

Well everyone, it is the last day of Preptober 2021! As of this writing and in my time zone only (Pacific Time), there’s 9 hours and 30 minutes until midnight and the official start of Nanowrimo for the 2021 season!

I wish I had some grand, logical wisdom for you going into the next month of writing abandon but I do not! The month is a different experience for everyone who participates. Everyone has different places they go to write. They have different methods for getting their words out.

Some people write by hand. Some people write on a computer, tucked away in the corner of their dining room. Some people gather up their laptop or tablet and go Café hopping and do their writing surrounded by a lot of people and delicious caffeinated beverages!

I had hoped to be able to get some writing done at midnight tonight and I still might but it won’t be much because I get off work at midnight and then I’m scheduled back at work at 7am. I was given the option to possibly switch shifts with someone else from work but I figured that if I stuck with the 7am to 4pm shift that I could get off work and then come home and get some writing done after work instead. Then I am off on Tuesday until I go into work midnight on Tuesday night.

I am going to take my notebook with me today so that while I am on break and lunch, I can maybe get some prompts, jumping off points, and notes written for a hopeful strong 1st day of Nanowrimo 2021.

Hope everyone’s Preptober went well and that your Nanowrimo goes even better! Let’s get those words written! Let me know how Preptober went for you in the comments section below!