Monday 29 February 2016

Spectacular little puppy!

When I took Mitzi on her walk this morning, she met a small child that I'm guessing was less than 2 years old and Mitzi's little tail was wagging into a blur!  The little girl gently stroked Mitzi's snout and Mitzi was in heaven!

Mitzi didn't even try to jump up at the little girl or stand on her back legs or anything!  She just stood there wagging her tail and enjoying every minute of the petting... such a spectacular little pup!  I'm so proud of her!

Sunday 28 February 2016

Yep, definitely have trouble with starting novels!

Just been reading through the final MS in my Toni trilogy and the first two or three chapters are so boring but after that, I really got into what I've written so far that I read sixteen chapters without stopping so I'm up to chapter 19 now that I'll continue writing tomorrow.

I'm thinking of trying to write about four chapters a day after tomorrow, but I'll just write chapters 19 and 20 tomorrow ready to start on the four chapter challenge on Tuesday which will be just under 4k words a day and almost a block a day so I'll hopefully be finished that as well in a couple of weeks then it's another week of getting out of Toni's head then I'll be starting to edit!

Which MS do I start editing first though?  A picture book?  The early reader?  The Toni trilogy or my YA novels?

Gotta get out of Toni's head before I start thinking about editing though!  lol

Money, money, money

I'm far from well off, but I can comfortably cover all my bills this month as well as putting £100 into each of my savings accounts, so I'm a happy chappy right now!

I might even be able to put an extra £100 into my secondary account at the end of March too!

I can so do this!

Saturday 27 February 2016

So tired!

I'm totally tired and wiped out for some reason, so I'm going back to bed now!  *sigh*

Friday 26 February 2016

Mitzi's monthly BBB stinks this month!

Mitzi gets a BarkBeats Box at the end of every month.

Her February box came with the post this morning and it stinks!  lol

Mitzi has just...

...eaten the coconut oil straight off the spoon!

Thursday 25 February 2016

Mitzi doesn't seem to be...

...scratching or biting herself any more.

Wether that's from the Spot On flea treatment or the coconut oil yesterday, I don't know, but whatever it is seems to have worked!

The pup seemed to have more energy on her walk this morning and she was more energetic when she went out for her poo as well... that might just be wishful thinking on my part though!  lol

Wednesday 24 February 2016

New discovery - Mitzi loves...

...the taste of coconut!

I'm going to try adding a tiny amout to her food 2 or 3 times a week to help her body in a similar way to Omega oils help humans.

Apparently it's a 4 in 1 thing that's an anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and a good detoxer too!

You've got to start off slowly, so I'm only going to give the pup a tiny shaving every other day to see how she gets on with it and take it at her own pace from there until she has a teaspoon every other day and apparently that's the most a small dog should have every day so we'll see what happens!

Mitzi made another friend on her walk this morning!

That's 3 friends since the weekend!

Monday she met the man on one side of us.
Yesterday she met the lady on the other side of us for the first time.
 Today she met the man (from Monday) and his wife (for the first time) coming out of their door while we were walking.

Bless her, she was extatic seeing them all!  She's such a friendly little pup!

Tuesday 23 February 2016

Steve is now...

...looking for a new job because his current job is coming to an end at the end of March this year.

We've been through it before and I'll stay by his side no matter what happens, but it was the last thing he needed to hear!

Mitzi made a new friend on her walk this morning!

The pup now has friends in both the houses she's next to!  She met the lady on the other side of us this morning and her little tail was a blur!

Monday 22 February 2016

For M from me

Mitzi is such a friendly little pup!

I woke up earlier than usual this morning, so I took the pup out for a walk and we met our next door neighbour... Mitzi's little tail was wagging into a blur, bless her tiny little paws!

Sunday 21 February 2016

My plan for tomorrow

Wake up
Take the pup for her walk
Feed the pup
Watch Masterchef USA on W+1
Watch The Bill on W
Code H's page
Read Toni's MSs
If I've got time before the shopping comes I'll write a bit more of the final MS in the Toni trilogy

Wish me luck!

My little nephew, H...

...seems to be such a happy little chappy and is growing into a George with every picture I see of him!

This is what I try to do at all times

Just got back from seeing Chris

Used my blue badge again and Chris parked right outside the Regal... I'm still wiped out though!  lol

Meeting up with Chris later!

I've really missed him!

Saturday 20 February 2016

Just finished planning out...

...the third book in the Toni trilogy, so things are looking good for me to start to finish writing it at the end of the coming week!  Yay!

Friday 19 February 2016

Just ranting about the effin' government again

Just spoken to me mum again and she says that within a few weeks there will only be one bus in and out of her village a week even though our PM promised not to cut rural bus routes and then that single bus each way will be cut in March, May or September as well which will leave loads of people in the village with no transport whatsoever!

I suggested moving to Gloucester last time I spoke to her and again just now and it's now becoming a very real possibility for her because a hospital, GP, chemist/pharmacy and dentist are all within easy walking distance and there are more buses to Cheltenham on a Sunday morning than she currently gets in a month in her village.

Apparently the PM is going to cut all rural bus routes throughout the country in the not too distant future and he'll give the money from those cuts to the migrants instead of the people who were born here.

I've got nothing at all against migrants - they are fleeing from their country for a reason and we live next door to a migrant, it's the PM and councils I've got a problem with!

I just want what is best for my mum is all!

My email is working now... yay!

All I had to do was change my password et voila!

Thursday 18 February 2016

My top 3 types of clothes

Long, baggy jumpers in cold weather

Long sleeved tunics in warm weather

Long, flowing skirts - the longer and more flowing they are the better.

Wednesday 17 February 2016

15 days after starting to finish...

I've just finished the last word in the first draft of my NaNo2015 novel.

That means I've written 50k words in just over 2 weeks!  Yaaaay!

Final chapter - less than 2k words left to write now!

Hannah's nesting instinct has now kicked in but Tom isn't letting her do much now that she's 37 weeks pregnant!  Men!  lol

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Just bought... mum's Mother's Day gift!

I hope she likes it when she gets it!


I've actually got 5k words to write, not 4k like I thought last night, so I'll write 3k today then finish off the manuscript tomorrow.


Monday 15 February 2016

Only 2 chapters to go now!

Just written the 96,000th word in my 'Secrets' novel which means I've only got 4k left to write in two more chapters and I'm done!


Assuming I write the final 4k tomorrow, I'll give myself the rest of the week off then start on my Toni trilogy on Monday!

It's only the middle of February and I've already almost finished what I thought would take months to do!

Sunday 14 February 2016

Duvets - how do they work?

Before I moved in with hubby, I was used to sheets and blankets on my bed and never being warm.

Since having a duvet, I go from cold and tired to being just right and asleep within a few minutes.

How does that work please?  Does anyone know?

92k words written, so...

...I'm only 8k words away from finishing the novel!

At last!

Two more days and it'll be done in less than 3 weeks!


Mitzi is an amazing little girl

The pup has just asked to jump on the sofa with Steve but didn't jump up until Steve invited her, then she asked to go on the back, but again didn't go up there until Steve said she could.  We've rehomed an amazing little puppy!

Our clever little girl asked for...

...her new water bowl to be topped up and went out for a wee and a poo overnight too!  She's such a clever little puppy!

Saturday 13 February 2016

88k words written now

My main character is about to go into labour and be rushed to hospital... can the midwife stop her labour though 'cos she's only 6 months pregnant so Hannah's baby will be 3 months premature if it comes now!

Clever little puppy dog!

I've been teaching Mitzi to roll over for the last couple of weeks, and my favourite clever little girl has just done it first time I said it!

She's a spectacular little puppy dog!

I'm so proud of her!

The post has just been, and...

...I got 4 Valentine's cards and not a single one of them was from my husband!

Friday 12 February 2016

84k words written now

I'll be finished the NaNo2015 novel by the middle of next week... I'm within tasting distance of it now!

Thursday 11 February 2016

80k words written now

Just finished writing chapter 40 so I've only got 10 chapters and 20,000 words to write now!

22k words in 11 chapters left to write

I've written 78,000 words in 39 chapters so I'm in the final 11 chapters left to write now!  Yay!  I'm in the final 22,000 words left to write now so I'm in the final stage of writing the novel and tying up loose ends and stuff now... I'm within touching distance of finishing the novel by next weekend now, then I can have a week off to get out of Hannah's head and back into Toni's then I'll finish off my Toni trilogy in April, have another couple of weeks off then make a start on the editing!  I'm well on track for NaNo in November now!

Ho hum :-(

It's taken me 6 hours and I've only written 1k words today so far  :-(

Wednesday 10 February 2016

Only 2k written today but it's better than nothing!

Just finished chapter 38 out of 50 of last years NaNo novel.

It was tough going but I managed it and I've only got another 12 chapters to write now!  Yay!

I was hoping to see C tomorrow, but...

...Steve's just said he's expecting Mitzi's water bowl to be delivered tomorrow so I can't see him tomorrow either and I'm guessing he can't do Sunday so it'll be 3 weeks I haven't seen him this weekend  :-(

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Another 4k words written today! Yay!

One more chapter to write tomorrow then I'm on the final stretch and I'll be done before the end of February so I can read and finish my Toni trilogy then start editing... I really can do this!

Monday 8 February 2016

Up to 70k words now, so...

...I've only got 30k words left to write to make it a 100k word teen novel!

When I've finished "Secrets" I'll give myself a week or so off to get out of Hannah's head, then read the Toni trilogy from the beginning and hopefully finish that by the end of March, give myself April off then start editing until the middle of October then write my NaNo novel and celebrate a year full of writing in December... I can so do this!

Just written...

... a picture book about police dolphins!  lol

Sunday 7 February 2016

Only 2k words written today :-(

I was hoping to write 4k words every day but only managed 2k today  :-(

7 times this morning!

Just got back from walking the pup, thinking we'd walk 4 times up and down the street, once to make up for yesterday being cut short because of the rain and today's three times.

I was happy to come in after those four times but Mitzi just carried on walking another 3 times up and down!

Our little legs are aching now though and the pup is asleep on top of the back of the sofa, with her bum on Steve's shoulder!

Bless her!

Saturday 6 February 2016

66k words written now

My MC has just found out she's pregnant from a one night stand and the rest of the novel is about her pregnancy and stuff and how Uncle Tom supports her... things won't go as planned though and you'll just have to read it to find out why!  lol

Just taken Mitzi for her walk

Just got back with the pup and we only did it twice up and down the road before Mitzi refused to go any further!

It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring!

It's tipping it down out there so Mitzi hasn't had her walk yet but if it hasn't stopped by quarter past I'll take her anyway!

Friday 5 February 2016

62,006 words written now

Just another 38k words left to write!  lol

Very nearly fell over on Mitzi's walk this morning!

I was walking the pup up and down the street again this morning and almost totally lost my balance... if the house wall wasn't there I would have been flat on my back and totally unable to get up!  :-(

Thursday 4 February 2016

Written another 4k this afternoon, so...

...I'm up to 58k words so far!  Yay!

Doubled the walk this morning!

We usually walk up and down the road 3 times every morning but we doubled it today and we walked up and down 6 times this morning and the pup is wiped out and laying down in front of the living room door now, so it's time to feed her then we can both flake out for the rest of the day!

Wednesday 3 February 2016

My updated writing plans for February

I'll hopefully finish writing 'Secrets' tomorrow all the way through to Saturday if necessary
I'll finish off my Toni trilogy next week
Then spend the rest of February editing my manuscripts

It was a bit much to expect to do all that in 3 days!  lol

If my twins had lived...

...I might have been a grandmother by now!  I'm only 38! lol

Tuesday 2 February 2016

That's this year's novel planned out now

Just finished planning out this year's NaNo novel so don't need to worry about it until the end of October now... I know I need to work on my opening paragraphs and I need to finish off the Toni trilogy as well as write a picture book to send to SCBWI before the end of February, finish off the last 23 chapters of last year's NaNo novel and then I'll have a break before NaNo... my New Year's Resolution was to make 2016 my year of writing and it's going well so far!

Got paid again today, so...

...I can afford all my bills and still have the £300 to move over to my savings accounts in a couple of weeks time and then use the money at the end of February to help pay March's bills then move over another £300 at the end of March and keep on like that... I can so do this!

Monday 1 February 2016

You can get bigger boobs naturally too!

What I'm about to suggest is far from healthy but doesn't require cosmetic surgery either!

First off, make a note of your current bra size.

Now put on a lot of weight (as in at least double your current size).

Make another note of your bra size.

Now slowly loose the weight.

Every time you drop a clothes size, make a note of your bra size.

Keep doing that until you are back to your normal clothes size and take a final note of your bra size.

Compare your original bra size to your new one and I reckon you've got a bigger cup size, haven't you!

For example, I started off at 32DD and clothes size 10

I went up to clothes size 28 but was still a DD cup

I'm now 36GG and clothes size 18 for tops and I've still got weight to loose before I'm back to size 12 for trousers and skirts but I've gone up 4 cup sizes since I've been loosing weight!

That's disappointing :-(

Just had a statement from BC that says I owe over £4,600 so I won't even be able to pay off one card this year 'cos I'll only have saved up and paid off £3000 by the end of the year which means I would still owe £1,600 just on BC so it won't be until nexr year that I pay off BC without even thinking of paying off SB and CO!  :-(

The way I've lost almost half my size

I went in to hospital a size 6 and unconscious.

I came out of hospital almost 3 months later a size 28 and unsteady on my feet, but at least I was still alive.

I decided to start taking an appetite suppressant (Acai Berry) and a detox (Milk Thistle) pill to shrink my belly (the internal organ) for 120 days.

I didn't do anything else then, just slowly started eating less and less because I was fuller sooner.

At the end of the 120 days I'd gone from size 28 to size 24 and I couldn't eat as much any more either.

What used to barely fill me now made me bloated.

It took a while to re-educate my brain that I just couldn't eat as much any more.  What used to barely fill me up, now made me bloated before I'd even eaten half of it.

One take-away lasted 2 days and home cooked food went in to the fridge for the next day's lunch!

After a while I needed to buy size 22 clothes because I wasn't eating as much.

I wasn't doing any exercise either.

I decided that I would only eat until I was full, then stop eating, with one pig-out a year (Christmas).

That's what I've been doing ever since.

I've slowly dropped the clothes sizes over the last decade until we got the pup.

We got Mitzi almost 6 years ago and walking her every morning has been the only exercise I've done.  I walk a minimum of 60 metres with her every morning and any more than that is a bonus but I take her up and down the street at least 3 times every day which has helped me to loose more weight and get healthier, as well as being stedier on my feet.

I'm now so close to being the perfect size for my height and while I still don't know how much I weigh, I'm almost half the clothes size that I used to be when I first came out of hospital!

Yay me!  lol